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Pedestrian Suffers Serious Head Injuries in Long Island Accident

Law enforcement officers in Glen Cove reported the details of a serious auto accident involving a pedestrian on the evening of Tuesday, February 19. According to detectives, a 25-year-old woman was attempting to cross Brewster Avenue, heading from the east to the west side, when she was struck by a 2005 Volkswagen vehicle heading northbound… Read More »

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 »

When Do Courts Consider the Child’s Wishes in Custody Cases?

Child custody is one of the most important and potentially contentious elements of any divorce. Parents can work out their own custody arrangements outside of court as part of an uncontested divorce, but if they cannot come to their own agreements, the decision is left up to a Supreme Court Justice in the case of… Read More »

What to Know About Grandparent Visitation Rights in New York

In many cases, divorce affects more than the two spouses and their children. It can also have a significant impact on extended family members. In New York, grandparents may have a legal right to visitation in any of the following circumstances: One or both parents passed away The grandparent has had a substantial preexisting relationship… Read More »

Tips for Presenting Yourself Well in Divorce Court

Divorce can be a contentious process that, in some cases, brings out the worst in people. This is especially true in cases that end up going to trial. It’s understandable to be nervous when going through a divorce, and in some cases, it can be very hard to control your emotions. However, the way you… Read More »

What to Know About Financial Disclosures During a Divorce

During a divorce, each spouse must disclosure certain financial information to ensure each party has full knowledge of the other’s finances. Examples include bank statements, mortgage statements, tax returns, pay stubs and statements for brokerage and investment accounts. In addition, each party must provide a Statement of Net Worth which is a document, signed before… 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 »