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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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 »

Elderly Oceanside Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

Police are investigating a recent fatal pedestrian accident that occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in Oceanside. According to detectives investigating the case, an 85-year-old man was attempting to cross Oceanside Road at the intersection with Davidson Avenue when a 2011 Jeep Liberty struck him. The man suffered severe trauma injuries and was… Read More »

2 Injured in Fireworks Accidents on Long Island During Fourth of July

Two people on Long Island were severely injured in separate fireworks-related accidents during Fourth of July celebrations. In one incident, a Suffolk County man lost three fingers on his left hand in an accident that occurred at about 11:30 p.m. in Gordon Heights. The 26-year-old man reportedly had lit off a firework that exploded before… Read More »

Man Dead After Truck Tire Hits Car on Long Island Highway

A man died after his vehicle was struck by a tire that had come off a truck on a Long Island highway. The accident occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, July 5, at about 2:15 p.m. The driver, who was in a 1998 Saturn, was traveling in the westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway in North… Read More »

Study Pinpoints Most Dangerous Roads on Long Island for Cyclists, Pedestrians

Vision Long Island, a group that aims to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents on Long Island over time until it reaches zero, recently put out a new list identifying the most dangerous streets for bicyclists and pedestrians. The list breaks down roads in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with Merrick Avenue in… Read More »

NTSB Investigates Fatal Accident at Lynbrook LIRR Station

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are looking into the death of a man who witnesses say was “pulled along” by a moving train at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) platform in Lynbrook Station in April. According to the NTSB, the conductor of the train closed the doors after he apparently believed all of… Read More »

Court Tosses Manslaughter Conviction in Case of Drunk Driver who Caused Accident Allegedly Leading to Officer’s Death

A state appeals court threw out the manslaughter conviction of a man from Oakdale who allegedly was responsible for the death of a Nassau County police officer while driving drunk in 2012. James Ryan, the 31-year-old man who was the driver in that 2012 incident, was sentenced to more than five years in prison after… Read More »

Pedestrian Injured in Shirley Hit-and-Run Collision

Suffolk County police are investigating a recent hit-and-run accident that resulted in severe injuries to a pedestrian. According to police, the crash happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 22, on the William Floyd Parkway near its intersection with Flintlock Drive in Shirley. A man was reportedly walking across the parkway heading east when he… Read More »