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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Who is Responsible for an Unsafe Property

It is easy to assume that the owner is responsible for an unsafe property condition that leads to injury. In many instances, it may be that simple. However, the truth may be different under some circumstances. It all depends on a variety of factors including the use of the property, the type of injury and… Read More »

Dangerous Human Factor: Fatigue

It could be the pilot of your airplane, a bus driver or a trucker — or it could be you. People who operate vehicles while fatigued are dangerous. In August, 2013, an early morning Federal Express cargo flight from Kentucky to Alabama crashed about a mile from its intended runway. The two pilots were killed… Read More »

In Spite of Shopping Cart Safety Standards, Children Suffer Head Injuries at Alarming Rates

In an effort to reduce injuries to children, voluntary shopping cart safety standards were implemented in the U.S. beginning a decade ago in 2004. However, one extensive study indicates that children are continuing to sustain serious head and other injuries. In fact, the rate of head injuries in children under age 15 continues to increase…. Read More »

Injured on the Job — Is Workers Comp Your Only Option?

Employees who have gotten hurt while working at construction sites often believe that workers compensation is the only remedy available to them. After all, workers comp is designed to compensate an injured worker for lost wages and medical expenses in exchange for waiving the right to sue the employer for negligence. Third-party injuries While this… Read More »

Dealing With Dog Bites in New York

Most people know or have heard of someone being bitten by a dog. Understanding why dog bites happen might help you avoid a painful altercation with man’s best friend. According to the American Humane Society, nearly 800,000 dog bites per year require medical attention. Given their vulnerability, children and seniors are the most common victims… Read More »