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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

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 »

U.S. Officials Continue to Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Tesla Vehicle

Federal auto regulators continued to investigate an accident that occurred on the Long Island Expressway in July involving a Tesla vehicle that may have been using an advanced driver assistance program. According to officers from the NYPD, a 52-year-old man died while trying to fix a flat tire on his vehicle when he was hit… Read More »

Motorcyclist Dead as Driver Fails to Yield at Long Island Intersection

A failure to yield accident at a Long Island intersection resulted in the death of a 42-year-old man from Central Islip. The man was riding his motorcycle on Motor Parkway when he was hit by a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe that was traveling west. The 23-year-old driver of the Santa Fe was trying to turn… Read More »

Lindsey Lohan’s Mom Admits to Fleeing Scene of Drunk Driving Accident

Dina Lohan, mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, pleaded guilty on September 28 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it. The indictment stemmed from a January 2020 incident near the Outback Steakhouse in Nassau County at Merrick Mall. Police reported at the time of the arrest that… Read More »

Can a Criminal Record Affect Personal Injury Claims?

There are some circumstances in which criminal activity could play a role in a personal injury case. Technically, there will be no relationship between a past crime and an injury claim. However, juries may perceive people who have a criminal record in a negative manner, especially if the record is relatively recent. This is one… Read More »