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Category Archives: Personal Injury

New York Governor Seeks Legislation Requiring Seatbelts for All Backseat Passengers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for new legislation requiring backseat passengers to wear seatbelts. According to research published by AAA, a person who is not wearing a seatbelt while in the backseat of a vehicle is three times more likely to die in an accident. That research also states the most vulnerable people… Read More »

Driver in Fatal Long Island Hit-and-Run Crash Found, Arrested

Suffolk County police recently reported the arrest of a 25-year-old man who is a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident that recently occurred on Long Island. The Westhampton Beach man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. According to police, he fled on foot after he drove off the roadway… Read More »

What Standard of Care Exists in the Medical Field?

One of the most important elements of a medical malpractice claim is the plaintiff’s ability to prove the defendant (typically a doctor or hospital) failed to provide the “standard of care” expected out of a medical professional. But what exactly is the standard of care that exists in the medical field? Generally, the medical standard… Read More »

What Do You Need to Prove as the Plaintiff in a Wrongful Death Case?

A wrongful death claim is a civil suit filed by a person who seeks to hold another person or entity responsible for negligence that resulted in the death of a loved one. For the plaintiff to be successful in such a case, he or she must prove the following elements: Duty of care: The plaintiff… Read More »

Passenger Critically Injured in Long Island Wrong-Way Accident

Local police have charged a man from Wyandanch with driving while intoxicated and traveling the wrong way on the road after he allegedly crashed his vehicle and critically injured his passenger. The man was reportedly driving without a license at the time of the crash. According to law enforcement officials, the 26-year-old man was heading… Read More »

Car Crashes Through Wall of Long Island Apartment

A Long Island apartment sustained significant damage after a driver reportedly lost control of a vehicle and rammed through the exterior wall of the building, through the living room and into the kitchen. The accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, in the 1700 block of Green Way. There were four people in… Read More »

Man Killed in Multi-vehicle Accident on LIE After Exiting Vehicle

A 31-year-old man from Selden was hit and killed while attempting to walk back to his vehicle after an accident in the middle of the Long Island Expressway. The collision happened in the early hours of Saturday, November 24. The man had been driving his 2016 Nissan east in the middle lane near Exit 49… Read More »

What are the Most Common Reasons for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

A 2017 analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a survey by Medscape revealed the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States. Here were the top five results: Failure to diagnose: Approximately 31 percent of doctors surveyed in the Medscape poll said a failure to diagnose… Read More »

Four-Vehicle Crash on Long Island Injures 4 Students

On October 31, a four-vehicle accident on Long Island resulted in serious injuries to four students. The crash occurred at approximately 3 p.m. at Dutch Broadway and Elmont Road in Elmont. One of the vehicles involved in the accident left the road, hit a tree and a pole then struck the four children before flipping… Read More »

Driver Charged with DWI After Injuring 2 in Shirley Accident

A 31-year-old Bayshore man was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after injuring two people in a recent accident in Shirley. According to Suffolk County police, the man was drunk behind the wheel at approximately 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, when he veered off a highway, and then struck a motorcycle and another vehicle… Read More »