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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

Man Killed in Nassau County Pedestrian Accident

An 81 year old man recently died in a pedestrian accident on Jerusalem Avenue in Hicksville. The accident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 19. According to Nassau County Police, the man was attempting to cross Jerusalem Avenue at Parc Lane when he was hit by a 2005 Honda Civic traveling north, being… Read More »

Driver in Wrong-Way Rocky Point Crash Charged With DWI

A man from Rocky Point was charged with drunk driving and causing an accident while driving the wrong way. The incident occurred on the evening of Tuesday, March 15. Suffolk Police reported they responded to a 911 call that came at approximately 8:40 p.m. regarding a vehicle heading west in the eastbound lanes of Route… Read More »

When is it Worthwhile to File a Car Insurance Claim?

People can be understandably hesitant to file a claim with their car insurance provider, as it will almost certainly lead to increases in your premiums. However, there are some circumstances in which filing the claim simply makes sense. Here are a few tips to help you determine when it is worthwhile to file the claim…. Read More »

Man Dead in Collision With Mack Truck in Suffolk

A man died in a crash with a Mack Truck on a busy roadway in Long Island on the morning of Friday, February 25. The accident occurred in Lindenhurst. According to police, the 57-year-old male victim was driving in his 2001 Dodge Pickup heading east on the Montauk Highway when his vehicle hit a 2009… Read More »

Driver Charged in Hit-and-Run Crash in Jericho

Police arrested a driver who allegedly left the scene after causing a fatal accident on the Jericho Turnpike on Tuesday, March 15. According to law enforcement, Jordan Solomon of Forest Hills was driving his sedan heading west on the Jericho Turnpike when he collided with a 29-year-old motorcyclist who was also heading west on the… Read More »

Can You Sue for a Sports Injury Caused By a Poor Playing Surface?

Whether you’re a professional playing at the highest level or someone enjoying a pickup game down at the park, there is always a risk of injury when we play sports. Judges and attorneys have spent countless hours over the decades determining what types of injuries are legally compensable and when players just need to accept… Read More »

Trevor Noah Files Medical Malpractice Suit After Surgery

Wealthy, famous people have access to high-level healthcare, but no one is immune to the effects of medical malpractice. Numerous celebrities have filed suits against doctors and hospitals over the years alleging substandard treatment. In fatal cases, such as the death of Joan Rivers, bereaved family members have collected substantial compensation from healthcare providers. Now,… Read More »

Queens Man Dies in Dumpster Accident During Construction at His Home

Across the New York metropolitan area, we are used to hearing about serious construction accidents occurring at large building and repair sites. Falls from skyscrapers, scaffold failures and crane malfunctions often make the news. It’s important to remember that construction accidents don’t just happen at major structures though. Even a standard home renovation can have… Read More »

Nursing Homes No Longer Protected by Immunity from COVID-19 Claims

Though it has been more than two years since the first signs of the coronavirus were spotted in New York, much confusion still remains about what happened and the legal options for families who lost loved ones in nursing homes to COVID. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state granted legal immunity… Read More »

Fatal Car Accidents Increase When We Switch to Daylight Savings Time

Every March, Americans greet Daylight Savings Time with mixed emotions. Some people grumble about losing an hour of sleep when clocks spring forward. Others are happy to have more time in the evening to enjoy outdoor activities. One negative effect linked to Daylight Savings Time is much more serious, however, and now several states are… Read More »