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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

Drunk Driver Causes Deadly Accident on Long Island

A drunk driver reportedly struck a vehicle carrying a family of four from St. Albans, killing the 37-year-old father, eight-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 23 in Bay Shore on the Southern State Parkway. According to police, the mother, who was sitting in the front passenger… Read More »

Driver Admits to Being High When He Caused Chain Reaction Accident

A man from Long Island admitted to local reporters that he was under the influence of PCP when he caused a major car accident on the evening of August 11. The man was driving in Shirley on the William Floyd Parkway at the Montauk Highway and caused a significant chain reaction accident that led to… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Claim for 14-Year-Old Boy Comes to a Close

The family of a 14-year-old New York boy who died in 2010 after several years of suffering has received a $45.6 million verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to court documents, surgeons mistakenly inserted four screws into the boy’s spinal cord during a 2002 procedure, causing his paralysis.  When a health care professional makes… Read More »

Nursing Home Aide Accused of Stealing Medication from Patients

When we place a loved one in the hands of a health care facility, we trust that medical professionals and other staff members have the best intentions for our family member. Despite our efforts, sometimes this trust may be violated. Recently, a nursing home aide in New York was arrested for allegedly taking medication from… Read More »

Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents

It’s impossible to see a personal injury coming, but by knowing about one of the most common types of accidents, you can be better prepared to avoid a serious injury or take action if one of these accidents occurs. A slip and fall accident is one in which an individual trips or slips on a… Read More »

Off-Duty School Bus Driver Hits Police Car in DUI Accident

According to local police, an off-duty school bus driver from Long Island was charged with drunk driving after she drove her vehicle directly into a police car that had been stopped in response to a different accident. The 55-year-old bus driver was reportedly traveling on Expressway Drive North close to Horseblock Road in Medford when… Read More »

Firefighters Free Trapped Man at Construction Site

On April 7, firefighters were called to a construction site in Water Mill to help free a man who was reportedly trapped in a trench. According to representatives from the Sag Harbor Fire Department, a man’s legs were stuck in a hole at the construction site after a large amount of dirt collapsed on top… Read More »

Are Nursing Homes Liable for Slips and Falls on their Premises?

Elderly people are much more prone to slips and falls than the average person, and because of their frailty they are also much more likely to suffer serious injuries in those falls as a result. It stands to reason that nursing homes, as homes to many elderly people in one location, would be a common… Read More »

At Least 7 Dead in Crash Between Train and SUV

A crash between a Metro-North commuter train and an SUV led to the deaths of at least seven people and injuries to a dozen more on Tuesday, February 3. The accident occurred during peak rush hour in Valhalla in Westchester County. A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says that the SUV was going past… Read More »

Who is Liable for Falls on Public Sidewalks?

Whenever you wish to file a personal injury lawsuit in a slip and fall case, your ability to win the case hinges on proving that the property owner was somehow negligent. Remember: just because you fell down on someone else’s property does not necessarily imply negligence. The property owner must have violated some duty of… Read More »