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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 »

Spotting the Most Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect are unfortunately common issues at senior care facilities across the United States. If a loved one is living in a nursing home, it is important to do your due diligence in investigating the community before helping him or her move there. You should also watch for signs of nursing home… Read More »

Family Awarded $10 Million for Medical Malpractice After Patient Suicide

A jury in Staten Island has awarded $10 million to the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case. The judgement goes to the family of a man who committed suicide six years ago after a physician allegedly failed to properly diagnose and treat his severe anxiety and depression. The patient was 48-year-old Richard Shouldis, who reported… 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 »

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 »

Suffolk County Police Officers Injured in Recent Car Accident

Two Suffolk County police officers sustained injuries in a recent accident in Copiague, according to the local police department. The accident reportedly occurred the morning of Monday, June 5, on Great Neck Road near its intersection with Garden Street. According to police, the two officers were in a patrol car heading south when a Jeep… Read More »

Alleged Drunk Driver in Long Island Drives Vehicle into Bar

A driver who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol drove his vehicle into the side of a Long Island bar in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 24. The 23-year-old man reportedly had two other passengers in his vehicle when the crash occurred at approximately 1 a.m. He apparently lost control of his… Read More »

Driver Charged with DWI After Injuring 3 in Staten Island Crash

A man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after getting into an accident that injured his two passengers. According to police, the 59-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle, striking a utility pole. The accident occurred at the intersection of Arden Avenue and Hylan Boulevard in the Staten Island neighborhood of Annadale at approximately… Read More »

Police Arrest Suspect Allegedly at Fault for Hit-and-Run Crash in Brentwood

Police in Long Island recently arrested a man suspected of causing a fatal hit-and-run accident in Brentwood in late March. The 54-year-old man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. The accident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 24 on Washington Avenue. According to a Suffolk County Police Department… Read More »

Driver Exhibited Negligent Behavior Before Collision with Train, Witnesses Say

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train collided with a minivan that was on the tracks the morning of Monday, March 13. The accident resulted in serious, but non-life threatening, injuries to the driver. He was reportedly conscious when responding officers arrived to break through the windows to extract him from the severely damaged vehicle…. Read More »