Category Archive: Personal Injury

Many personal injuries can lead to significant medical expenses and financial burdens, as well as intangible losses too. Fortunately, the victims of others' negligence are able to recover damages through a civil action. If you have been injured in an auto or aviation accident, due to a defective pharmaceutical, or in any other negligence-based accident, the attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik, PLCC are prepared to advocate on your behalf.

Tips for Staying Safe When Walking Alone at Night

Tips for Staying Safe When Walking Alone at Night

| Personal Injury
In life, some things are worth taking a risk- asking someone out on a date, trying for that job promotion, or finally getting the courage to go bungee jumping. However, taking a risk when it comes to walking alone at night is not one of those things we should be avoiding at all costs. Women…Read the article
Common Causes of Boating Accidents in the US

Common Causes of Boating Accidents in the US

| Personal Injury
Summer is upon us, and many of us turn to the water as a fun escape from the heat. Swimming pools, lakes, and other bodies of water are a common destination for families looking for fun in the sun. Unfortunately, these fun and exciting water based activities carry with them a certain amount of interent…Read the article
What You Should do if Your Insurance Claim is Denied

What You Should do if Your Insurance Claim is Denied

| Personal Injury
Filing an insurance claim is often directly preceded by a traumatic event in your life. So the last thing you need is a fight with your insurance company to force it to pay. But you can take steps at every point in the process — and even before a traumatic event occurs — to help…Read the article
Heat Related Illness and How to Avoid It

Heat Related Illness and How to Avoid It

| Personal Injury
According to Better Health Channel, there are many factors which can cause heat stress and heat-related illness, including: Dehydration– to keep healthy, our body temperature needs to stay around 98°F. The body cools itself by sweating, which normally accounts for 70 to 80 per cent of the body’s heat loss. If a person becomes dehydrated,…Read the article
New York Dog Bite Laws

New York Dog Bite Laws

| Personal Injury
New York is a “mixed” state, meaning that it has a dog bite law statute that mixes the one-bite rule with a limited degree of strict liability. The statute makes the owner or keeper of a previously adjudicated “dangerous dog” strictly liable only for the victim’s medical and veterinary costs. For other damages, New York…Read the article
How many people are killed or injured riding bikes?

How many people are killed or injured riding bikes?

| Personal Injury
Biking is a great form of exercise, is a fun way to get out in nature, and is a popular means of transportation for hundreds of thousands of people across the country. However, biking is also one of the most common types of roadway accidents. Many bicyclists are struck, hurt, and killed every year by…Read the article
Lyme Disease is a Real Threat in New York

Lyme Disease is a Real Threat in New York

| Personal Injury
According to a recent study, over half the ticks in the Empire State are carriers of the disease. The percentage is even higher in the Hudson River basin area. As summer draws near, Department of Health officials have kept a close eye on tick density and infection rates. Tick density measures the gross number of…Read the article
The Perils of Pool Injury in New York

The Perils of Pool Injury in New York

| Personal Injury
Somewhat astoundingly, unintentional drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under 4. Those who survive often have permanent injury. It only takes a few moments below the water to cause irreversible brain damage. Many, many other victims become violently ill due to a chemical imbalance. Pool chlorine has many more active ingredients,…Read the article
What You Need to Know About BBQ Safety

What You Need to Know About BBQ Safety

| Personal Injury
With warmer weather coming, many New Yorkers break out their barbeque grills. July is the worst month for BBQ accidents, as almost a fifth of the reported barbeque fires occur during this month. May, June, and August follow close behind. Many times, BBQ accidents in New York cause a lot more than nuisance injuries. About…Read the article
The 9 Most Common Injuries during an Auto Accident

The 9 Most Common Injuries during an Auto Accident

| Personal Injury
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than three million people are injured each year in vehicle accidents across the country. The different injuries resulting from a car accident can be as varied as the individual circumstances of each collision, but there are some types of injuries that are more common than others. Some…Read the article