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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

Who’s Liable for a Toxic Mold Infestation?

New York’s hot, humid summers have a lot of drawbacks—including toxic mold. Mold infestations can develop in damp, poorly ventilated environments. Toxic mold, commonly referred to as black mold, can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, neurological issues and more. If you notice a mold infestation in your home, the… Read More »

Defective Medical Devices and Personal Injury Claims

Many people rely upon medical devices for mobility and improved health. While most patients can benefit from their medical devices, there’s always a chance that the products may be defective. This can cause significant health problems. Here’s an overview of common defective medical devices: CPAP machines: CPAP machines are prescribed to patients with sleep apnea…. Read More »

Driver Charged with DWI After Car Crash Causes Amputation

A 36-year-old woman had to have both legs amputated after a Long Island car crash in early November. The crash happened in Islip, Suffolk County, right after midnight on the southbound Sagtikos State Parkway, south of exit S1E. The victim had gotten a flat tire, and walked around back to open the truck. A 25-year-old… Read More »

Woman Killed in Bronx Tractor Trailer Accident

An SUV and two tractor trailers were involved in a deadly accident in late November. The SUV, which crashed into a tractor trailer, was subsequently hit by another tractor trailer. This caused the SUV to catch on fire. The impact and fire killed the driver, a woman, and shut down the westbound lanes of the… Read More »

Winter Weather is Coming: Beware of Slip and Fall Hazards

With fall here and winter on the way, New Yorkers are at increased risks of slipping and falling. Snow, sleet, rain and ice make it tough to navigate sidewalks, walkways and roads. According to the Mayo Clinic and the Center for Disease Control, about one million American adults are injured in slip-and-fall accidents each year…. Read More »

Falling Crane Crushes Car Near NYC Construction Site

A Bronx driver and a pedestrian narrowly escaped a falling crane in September. A boom crane on a Bedford construction site snapped and toppled over, taking down a light pole and crushing a vehicle. Fortunately, both the driver and pedestrian escaped with minor injuries. A firefighter told the driver if her car had been just… Read More »

Cyclist Killed in Brooklyn Crash

A bicyclist was hit and killed in Prospect Park in early October, according to the NYPD. Both the cyclist and a Peterbilt tractor trailer were traveling eastbound. The driver of the tractor trailer suggested the cyclist “probably hit” a parked car, and “fell into his truck.” 13 other cyclists have been hit and killed in… Read More »

Drowsy Driving Is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

Campaigns against drunk driving have been part of the conversation around American driving habits for decades. More recently, we’ve gained a greater understanding of the risks around texting and driving. But what about driving while drowsy? Unfortunately, drowsy driving is also a large contributor to traffic injuries and fatalities—and since it’s not as widely publicized,… Read More »

How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

Being injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence may seem like a pretty clear-cut case: the other driver is at fault and therefore liable, and you’re probably owed compensation. But what happens if you were already injured, and the accident made a pre-existing condition worse? While the presence of a pre-existing condition… Read More »

10 People Injured When Police Car Jumps a Curb

Ten individuals, ranging in age from 2 to 65, were injured recently when a New York Police Department vehicle jumped a curb after colliding with another vehicle in the Bronx. Among the injured parties were six pedestrians. Read on to learn what to do if you’ve been hit by a car as a pedestrian. Where… Read More »