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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

16-Year-Old Dies in Bicycle vs. Vehicle Accident

A 16-year-old boy recently succumbed to head injuries after a collision with a vehicle in Syosset. The cyclist was riding northbound on South Oyster Bay Road when he was struck by a 54-year-old driver driving southbound and turning east onto the Long Island Expressway Service Road. The boy suffered severe head trauma and was transported… Read More »

Who’s Liable for a Black Ice Car Accident?

Who’s Liable for a Black Ice Car Accident? Spring might be just around the corner, but icy road conditions may persist. “Black ice” is a thin layer of ice on the road, which may be invisible, even when it’s sunny outside. When drivers hit patches of black ice, they may lose control of their vehicle… Read More »

Construction Falls Are Often Deadly

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. When a project involves working at height, the chances of serious injury or death significantly increase. Falls from height are the leading cause of serious injuries and fatalities on construction sites. Falls represent over a third of all construction injuries, making up 48 percent… Read More »

Four Dead in Fiery East Marion Accident

Four adults were killed in East Marion on February 17 after a head-on collision. Southold police reported that the cars hit each other on Route 25 just west of Truman’s Beach, at about 11:30pm on a Friday night. Both vehicles caught fire, which killed the four passengers. One vehicle, a 2023 Tesla, burned for two… Read More »

What to Know When You’re Injured by a Product

Manufacturers have a duty to create products safe for everyday intended use. However, not every product is safe for use when it hits the market. What happens when you’re seriously injured after using a product? What is products liability? Products liability is a type of personal injury and negligence claim. When you file a products… Read More »

Who Is Liable in a Rideshare Accident?

Rideshare companies have become ubiquitous in modern society. Many people choose to call Ubers or Lyfts instead of traditional taxis. They’re convenient, and the tracking features offer an additional level of safety when you need to make sure someone has gotten to their destination. Unfortunately, accidents can still happen. Who is at fault if your… Read More »

18-year-old Hockey Player Killed in Vehicle vs. Skateboard Accident

We might not think of skateboarding as particularly dangerous, but it can be. In January, an 18-year-old skateboarder and high school hockey player was killed in a vehicle vs. skateboard accident. The victim was riding his skateboard along Cantiague Lane one afternoon, near Robbins Lane, in Nassau County. A 19-year-old driver in a Honda Pilot… Read More »

What to Do After Your Slip and Fall Accident

With winter weather in full swing, slipping, tripping and falling is more likely to happen than other times of year. If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident, compensation may be available. It’s important to talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Here’s what to do if… Read More »

Injured in a Hit and Run? Here’s What to Do

Hit and run accidents can be devastating, whether you’re the driver, a pedestrian, a cyclist or someone otherwise using the road. Because the driver leaves the scene of the accident, it can be harder to track them down and file a claim against them. If you’re injured in a hit and run accident, this brief… Read More »

Who’s Liable for a Toxic Mold Infestation?

New York’s hot, humid summers have a lot of drawbacks—including toxic mold. Mold infestations can develop in damp, poorly ventilated environments. Toxic mold, commonly referred to as black mold, can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, neurological issues and more. If you notice a mold infestation in your home, the… Read More »