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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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 »

Older Citizens More Likely to be Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in the City

The United States has seen a slight increase in the number of pedestrian accidents over the last couple years, with 2020 seeing historic highs for rates of such accidents. In New York, older residents tend to be disproportionately affected as victims. A public service announcement from the NYPD indicated older pedestrians account for 35 percent… Read More »

New York Conducts Statewide Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Law enforcement throughout New York engaged in a statewide “Operation See! Be Seen!” pedestrian safety campaign through June 24. The goal was to decrease the number of crashes involving pedestrians. The educational initiative included the airing of new public service announcements on radio and TV, with advertisements also placed on billboards and social media. The… Read More »

Bicyclist Hospitalized After Failure to Yield to Traffic

A bicyclist was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after failing to yield to a vehicle at a busy intersection on Long Island. According to police, the 24-year-old male cyclist from Centereach was riding his bike and went through the intersection of Boyle Road and Old Town Road in Terryville. A 73-year-old woman driving… Read More »

Man Dead in Chain Reaction Crash on Long Island

On the afternoon of Monday, May 24 in Huntington, a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles resulted in the death of a 50-year-old Huntington man. That man, Mark Bernzweig, was driving his 2004 Honda Accord west on the Jericho Turnpike when he struck a 2018 Lexus RX350 driven by a 51-year-old woman, also from Huntington. She… Read More »

Injuries Reported in Long Island Accident Involving Ambulance

An ambulance was recently involved in a serious car accident on Long Island. According to Nassau County Police, the accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday, April 2. Emergency responders arrived to the scene at Old Country Road and Zeckendorf Boulevard, where multiple vehicles were involved in the collision. Reports indicate the ambulance was… Read More »

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in New York

Every state in the nation has a set of laws that govern how wrongful death cases will proceed in the state. These laws include definitions of what is to be considered a wrongful death, as well as the available damages and the requirements to prove liability. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know… Read More »

Key Statistics About Boating Accidents in New York

With summer right around the corner, the boating season is just about to arrive here in New York and throughout the northeastern United States. As such, it’s important for people who are going to be spending time on the water to remind themselves of boating safety protocols, and to be aware of the risks they… Read More »

Ironworker Suffers Critical Injuries at LIRR Construction Site

An ironworker working on the Long Island Rail Road construction site in Mineola sustained critical injuries after being electrocuted. According to officials from the MTA, the accident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 13. The construction crew was working on building a pedestrian bridge over the tracks. At that time, a crane came… Read More »

Multi-Vehicle Accident Results in Several Injuries

Four people sustained injuries in a multi-vehicle accident in Mineola at the intersection of Willis Avenue and Jericho Turnpike. According to information released by the Nassau County Police Department, the accident occurred just after 3 a.m. and involved a Lexus sedan, a Chevy SUV and a Jeep SUV. The sedan, which was driven by a… Read More »