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Author Archives: Thomas Bonte

What if You Were Partially at Fault?

The responsibility for accidents and the resulting injuries often does not fall on a single person, or even a single organization. It is common for numerous parties to have contributed to the occurrence, and sometimes those parties can include the injured person. Many people assume that they cannot recover compensation if their own actions influenced… Read More »

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

As a geographically large nation with many regional industries, truck transportation has become an essential part of our national infrastructure. But because of their size and power, tractor-trailers also pose a serious danger to other motorists when drivers and transportation companies fail to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. When this results in… Read More »

Get a Second Opinion When Your Child is Prescribed Codeine

Despite the known danger of codeine, a recent study shows American doctors continue to prescribe the narcotic to children — a lot. Research published in the journal Pediatrics raises the alarm about the negligence of emergency room physicians and doctors who prescribe codeine for children for pain or coughing. Codeine has never been proven effective… Read More »

In Spite of Shopping Cart Safety Standards, Children Suffer Head Injuries at Alarming Rates

In an effort to reduce injuries to children, voluntary shopping cart safety standards were implemented in the U.S. beginning a decade ago in 2004. However, one extensive study indicates that children are continuing to sustain serious head and other injuries. In fact, the rate of head injuries in children under age 15 continues to increase…. Read More »

Is it Too Late to File a Lawsuit?

While your immediate concerns after an auto accident have to deal with people and property — Are you and your loved ones safe? How much damage did your car sustain? — there are other decisions you must be prepared to make quickly. One of those is choosing whether you wish to pursue legal action against… Read More »

Why Should New York Keep its Scaffolding Law?

While every state has its own laws, some take a different legal stance than most of the nation when it comes to work performed at elevated heights. Much to the dismay of insurance companies, construction company owners and general contractors, such states have laws that hold them strictly liable when their lack of safety measures… Read More »

Common Client Questions: Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Clients sometimes hesitate when thinking about starting a medical malpractice claim against their doctor or caregiver. Doubts about suing the medical professional who tried to help, uncertainty about whether the harm rises to the level of malpractice and fears about being labeled another one of those frivolous lawsuits can delay an otherwise valid claim. The… Read More »

In the News: Shedding Light on Brain Injuries

As attorneys handling serious personal injury claims, some of our most devastating cases are those involving head trauma. In different arenas, head injuries have made dramatic headlines in recent months. In April, President Obama announced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project. With initial funding of $100 million from public and private agencies,… Read More »

The Safest Car in America…Burns

In a video that went viral, a Tesla Model S electric car is shown engulfed in flames on a freeway off-ramp in Kent, Washington. Touted as the safest car in America, the company suffered negative publicity because of the video. The accident was caused when the car hit a curved piece of metal that fell… Read More »

Recognizing the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be hard to spot — especially since some symptoms do not manifest themselves until days or weeks after you get hurt. It is usually in your best interests to get an MRI done after you hit your head, just to make sure that you did not sustain internal bleeding… Read More »