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Car Crashes And Vicarious Liability

Car Crashes And Vicarious Liability

| Personal Injury
Although New York has one of the lowest percentages of uninsured motorists in the country, it also has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. So, many tortfeasors (negligent drivers) are dangerously uninsured, and may not have enough coverage to fully compensate injured plaintiffs, especially in serious or catastrophic injury collisions.…Read the article
Obtaining Compensation For Indirect Injuries

Obtaining Compensation For Indirect Injuries

| Personal Injury
Benjamin Franklin was one of the first Americans to recognize that our actions (or inactions) have virtually limitless indirect consequences, when he wrote a few lines about “for the want of a horseshoe-nail” in an issue of Poor Richard’s Almanac. The example is that because a blacksmith did not have a nail for a horseshoe,…Read the article
Residential Swimming Pool Drownings: A Primer

Residential Swimming Pool Drownings: A Primer

| Personal Injury
Most swimming pool drowning victims experience serious brain damage after just three minutes underwater, so prevention is key to residential pool safety. Active supervision is the best kind of prevention, but such watchcare is not always possible. Indeed, most all swimming pool drownings occur when no one else is around, and such supervision is impossible.…Read the article
Invokana & Kidney Failure

Invokana & Kidney Failure

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Type II diabetes is a life-threatening disease, and as such, those who suffer from type II diabetes often turn to medication for help in treating the illness. One such prescription medication is Invokana (canagliflozin), which helps to lower blood sugar by forcing the kidneys to remove sugar through urination. However, in June 2016, the FDA…Read the article
Legal Aspects Of Alcohol-Related New York Car Crashes

Legal Aspects Of Alcohol-Related New York Car Crashes

| Personal Injury
Because it impedes both motor skills and cognitive skills, alcohol impairment is a factor in about a third of the fatal car crashes in New York. Compensation in alcohol-related cases is often substantial, since tortfeasors (negligent drivers) make a conscious choice to drink and drive and thereby place the property and safety of other people…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Wins Big Legal Battle in NC Uber Case

Napoli Shkolnik Wins Big Legal Battle in NC Uber Case

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
As The New York Times recently reported, Uber drivers have won a tentative victory in their on-going legal battle to be classified as employees as opposed to independent contractors. Due to a North Carolina federal court granting conditional certification to a class-action lawsuit that was filed on behalf of several Uber drivers under the Fair…Read the article
Serious Car Crash In Pearl River

Serious Car Crash In Pearl River

| Personal Injury
  A tortfeasor (negligent driver) faces several serious criminal charges in the wake of a serious injury head-on crash. Orangetown police say that the wreck occurred on Washington Avenue. 27-year-old Kevin Thompson, of Hillsdale, N.J., crossed from the westbound to the eastbound side, colliding with another vehicle. Mr. Thompson and his passenger were both seriously…Read the article
Travel Ban: Should I Be Worried?

Travel Ban: Should I Be Worried?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In January of 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that has since become known as the “travel ban,” as it blocked the entry into the United States for those from certain African and Middle Eastern countries, including Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, including Syrian refugees. As federal judges acted to halt…Read the article
How to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

How to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

| Personal Injury
When you’re seriously injured in any kind of accident and it’s someone else’s fault, you deserve to get compensated for the harm that you’ve suffered. You could be subject to a range of debilitating injuries that could require years of therapy to recover from, if at all. And that doesn’t even begin to touch the…Read the article
What You Need To Know About Damages In Asbestos Exposure Cases

What You Need To Know About Damages In Asbestos Exposure Cases

| Mesothelioma
In negligence cases, “damages” refers not to an amount of money but to a concept that victims should be restored to their condition before the negligence occurred; in this case, that negligence is exposure to dangerous asbestos. However, since no one on this earth has the power to turn back the clock to a time…Read the article

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