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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

How Catastrophic Injuries Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

When a plaintiff files a personal injury claim, the ultimate goal is to recover compensation for their injuries. This compensation, otherwise known as damages, is meant to return the plaintiff to the position they were in before the accident. Damages typically cover things like past and future medical expenses, mental healthcare bills, lost income, pain… Read More »

Are Nursing Homes Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall accidents can occur in nursing homes—and because residents are more vulnerable than the average adult, they are more likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities. Just like any other property owner, nursing homes are liable for a resident’s slip and fall on their property under the legal concept of premises liability…. Read More »

Runner Killed, Brothers Injured in Long Island Crash

A 22-year-old runner was recently killed and her two brothers were injured when a minivan collided with them on Harned Road in Commack, Long Island. The three siblings were running in a single file on the road’s northbound shoulder near Donna Court on a Thursday morning when the accident occurred. One woman succumbed to her… Read More »

Motorcyclist Killed in Calverton Crash

On July 8, a fatal crash occurred in Calverton involving a 2022 Ducati motorcycle and a 2010 Honda CRV. The motorcyclist, a 39-year-old from Medford, was heading southbound on County Road 24 when he collided with the Honda CRV. The Honda was making a turn onto the northbound lanes from the eastbound LIE Exit 71… Read More »

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are severe, potentially life-altering injuries that can result from various accidents. They can lead to long-term physical, cognitive and emotional consequences and require long-term medical care. Primary brain injuries Primary brain injury refers to the immediate and profound damage to the brain that occurs at the moment of impact. This type… Read More »

Six People Hurt in Suffolk County Flip-Over Accident

A Bellport man was arrested in East Patchogue following a flip-over crash involving a 1998 GMC box truck and a 2022 Dodge Charger. The GMC was traveling eastbound on Brookhaven Avenue when it was struck by the Dodge Charger traveling southbound on Americus Avenue. The impact of the collision caused the GMC to overturn, ejecting… Read More »

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

As the aging population increases, so does the number of people residing in nursing homes. Unfortunately, this rise in nursing home residents also correlates with a surge in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Studies suggest that 10 percent of nursing home residents suffer from some form of abuse each year, with many incidents going… Read More »

Wyandanch Crash Kills 1, Injures 3

On July 16, around 2:30 a.m. a fatal accident occurred between a 2016 Honda CRV and a 2021 Toyota Camry in Wyandanch. The CRV, driven by a 44-year-old man, was heading westbound on Long Island Avenue when it collided with the eastbound Camry driven by a 30-year-old woman. The 62-year-old passenger in the CRV was… Read More »

Can You Sue a Summer Camp When Your Child is Injured?

Summer camp is a longstanding tradition for many families. When you leave your child in someone else’s care, whether it’s for a day or for weeks on end, it’s important that they carefully supervise their charges. Even the most careful children and camp counselors can have accidents, however. From swimming injuries and sunburns to broken… Read More »

Construction Work and Scaffolding Accidents

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Although regulatory standards are in place to ensure worker safety, accidents frequently happen. Scaffolding accidents are some of the deadliest incidents in construction. Because scaffolding is often placed at great height, workers must take extra care to avoid injuries. Here are some of the… Read More »