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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

Determining Liability When An Accident is a Result of Poor Road Conditions

In most cases, car accidents occur due to fault on the part of one or more drivers. However, there are some circumstances in which an accident could happen simply due to poor road conditions, such as potholes, erosion, bad weather (snow and ice), or poor design. If this is the case, what options do accident… Read More »

Why are Women More Likely Than Men to Sustain Serious Injuries in Car Accidents?

Numerous studies have shown women are more likely than men to sustain serious injuries in car accidents. According to one recent study b the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a significant factor in this is the types of vehicles men and women are more likely to drive. Let’s take a look at the findings… Read More »

Man Dead in Chain Reaction Crash at Long Island Intersection

One person died in a chain-reaction accident at a Long Island intersection. The accident occurred in Centereach at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 30. A 25-year-old Ronkonkoma man was driving his 2011 Kia north on Nicolls Road when he lost control of the vehicle due to a sudden medical event. According to Suffolk County… Read More »

High School Basketball Star Killed in Long Island Accident

A high school basketball star with pro prospects was tragically killed in a car accident on Wednesday, January 27 in Uniondale. That teenager, 15-year-old Jomani “Jo-Jo” Wright, was in a vehicle with three other teens heading to a gym for a private workout, when they were suddenly T-boned by an SUV at the intersection of… Read More »

The Holidays Can Be Deadly on the Roads

Despite the pandemic, millions of Americans were expected to hit the road to travel to see loved ones at some point over the holidays. It likely comes as no surprise that every year, the time around Christmas and New Year’s is one of the deadliest times of year for American roadways. There are several factors… Read More »

LIRR Will Implement New Crash Prevention Technology

The Long Island Rail Road had a goal of installing brand new, federally required crash prevention technology by the end of 2020. While time was beginning to run out on LIRR, officials were confident they would meet the December 31 deadline set by the Federal Railroad Administration. With six weeks remaining before the end of… Read More »

Wrong-Way Accident Results in Death of Driver on Sunken Meadow Parkway

One person died as a result of injuries sustained in a wrong-way car accident on Sunken Meadow Parkway on Long Island. According to New York State Police, the two-car crash occurred on Friday, November 20 in Suffolk County in Smithtown at approximately 7:30 p.m. The victim was identified as a 44-year-old man from Kings Park,… Read More »

7 Injured When Driver Sideswipes Another Vehicle on Long Island

Seven people were injured, two seriously, in a crash on Long Island on the evening of Friday, December 4. The accident occurred on Fifth Avenue near Reil Place in Bay Shore. According to police, a 28-year-old man was driving a 2019 Kia Sportage SUV south on Fifth Avenue when his vehicle was suddenly sideswiped by… Read More »

Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Case

If you’ve been the victim of a car accident caused by another person’s negligence and wish to file a personal injury claim, your success in the case hinges on your ability to prove their liability. Here are the elements you’ll need to prove to find success with your case: Duty of care: Your first step… Read More »

Collision in Suffolk County Results in Car Careening Into Canal

A recent collision on Long Island resulted in a vehicle careening down into a canal. Several police officers and five other bystanders sprung into action to rescue a couple who was submerged underwater in the vehicle. According to a representative from Suffolk County police, the initial crash occurred shortly after noon on the corner of… Read More »