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Category Archives: Personal Injury

How Does New York’s “Storm in Progress” Doctrine Affect Snow and Ice Injury Claims?

Throughout the Northeast, winter weather means that sidewalks, parking lots and even indoor floors pose a danger. Property owners and managers are responsible for clearing snow and ice from their premises so guests on their property don’t suffer slip and fall injuries. However, the question of when this duty arises might be more complicated than… Read More »

Possible Exceptions to New York’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Under New York law, a personal injury victim has three years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit seeking damages from potentially liable defendants. Typically, this statute of limitations is a hard and fast rule, preventing even meritorious claims from being brought even one day past the deadline. However, there are situations… Read More »

Investigation Cites Causes of Long Island Crash Where Five Died

An investigation of a Montauk Highway crash that killed five people indicates that the car that swerved into oncoming traffic had been traveling as fast as 106 miles per hour prior to the head-on collision. In the accident, the driver of the speeding car died, along with the Uber driver and three passengers in the… Read More »

What Is a Certificate of Merit in a New York Medical Malpractice Action?

In most personal injury and wrongful death cases, allegations that the plaintiff makes in the Complaint do not need to be supported with evidence for months, or even years, depending on how the litigation process plays out. However, there is one significant exception to this standard. An attorney who files a medical malpractice lawsuit against… Read More »

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 »

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 »