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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

How Does New York’s “Storm in Progress” Doctrine Affect Snow and Ice Injury Claims?

Throughout the Northeast, winter weather means that sidewalks, parking lots and even indoor floors pose a danger. Property owners and managers are responsible for clearing snow and ice from their premises so guests on their property don’t suffer slip and fall injuries. However, the question of when this duty arises might be more complicated than… Read More »

Possible Exceptions to New York’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Under New York law, a personal injury victim has three years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit seeking damages from potentially liable defendants. Typically, this statute of limitations is a hard and fast rule, preventing even meritorious claims from being brought even one day past the deadline. However, there are situations… Read More »

Investigation Cites Causes of Long Island Crash Where Five Died

An investigation of a Montauk Highway crash that killed five people indicates that the car that swerved into oncoming traffic had been traveling as fast as 106 miles per hour prior to the head-on collision. In the accident, the driver of the speeding car died, along with the Uber driver and three passengers in the… Read More »

What Is a Certificate of Merit in a New York Medical Malpractice Action?

In most personal injury and wrongful death cases, allegations that the plaintiff makes in the Complaint do not need to be supported with evidence for months, or even years, depending on how the litigation process plays out. However, there is one significant exception to this standard. An attorney who files a medical malpractice lawsuit against… Read More »

Recovering Damages in a Slip and Fall Case When You’re Partly at Fault

We’ve all seen it, and probably many of us have done it: paying attention to our cell phone while we’re walking on a sidewalk, at the mall or in a store. If you’re unlucky, you might suffer a slip and fall injury because the surface you’re walking on is unsafe or the property owner failed… Read More »

Annual Report Shows 55 Construction Accident Deaths in New York State

On Long Island and throughout the New York metropolitan area, large construction projects are so familiar that most people barely notice them unless they are blocking their sidewalk or causing them to wait in traffic. However, there is a stark hidden cost that goes along with these building and repair jobs. Thousands of construction workers… Read More »

Driver in Deadly Crash Accused of Operating While Impaired by Drugs

After a married couple was killed and seven others were injured in a Brentwood auto accident, police said that the man who caused the crash was under the influence of drugs. With the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New York and other nearby states, authorities are concerned that impaired drivers will make roads… Read More »

Wrong-Way Accident Causes Closure of I-84

A pickup truck and a semi-truck were involved in a wrong-way collision on I-84 in the Hudson Valley, resulting in the freeway needing to be closed. According to police, the accident occurred in Maybrook at the I-84 exit 28 east off ramp, just after 11 p.m. on Friday, September 26. State police and firefighters arrived… Read More »

One Worker Dead, Another Injured in MacArthur Airport Accident

One worker died and another was injured in an accident at MacArthur Airport. According to police, the accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8. One worker, Michael Jakob, was working on runway lights at the airport when he was electrocuted. The 51-year-old man from Bohemia was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital,… Read More »

Man Dead After Drunk Driver Hits Disabled Vehicle on Sunrise Highway

Police charged a man from Centereach with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after he slammed his Jeep into a disabled Toyota on the Sunrise Highway in Sayville. The accident, which occurred early on Wednesday, September 8, resulted in the death of the male driver of the Toyota and critical injuries to his female passenger. According to… Read More »