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Nassau and Suffolk Lead in Fatal Senior Driver Crashes

Last year, Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York experienced a higher number of fatal automobile crashes involving drivers aged 65 and above than any other part of the state, reflecting a statewide increase in such incidents, as reported by AAA Northeast. In 2022, there were 214 fatal crashes among this age group in New… Read More »

Key Factors Influencing The Value of a Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, and you’re seeking compensation, it’s important to understand how personal injury claims are valued. Several factors can impact the value of a personal injury claim, including: 1. The Severity of Your Injuries The severity of injuries sustained in an accident help determine the amount of compensation…. Read More »

Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run in Holbrook, Long Island

A hit-and-run incident in Holbrook, Long Island, is currently under investigation by the police. The fatal crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3. Responding to a report of a man on the east side of Coates Avenue, just north of Frank Court, Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct officers found the victim, a… Read More »

Suffolk Police Investigate Fatal Collision on County Road 83

In Coram, on the night of November 22nd, Suffolk police reported a fatal incident involving a pedestrian who was struck and killed while crossing County Road 83 at Hawkins Path around 7 p.m. The collision occurred with a northbound 2013 Dodge Ram, driven by a 28-year-old Holbrook man. The pedestrian, a 50-year-old individual, was transported… Read More »

Winter Hazards in New York: Slip and Fall Accidents

In the state of New York, winter ushers in frigid temperatures. Regular snow and ice storms create hazardous conditions both indoors and outdoors, making surfaces slippery. These conditions raise the risk of a slip and fall accident. Common Winter Slip and Fall Hazards Snow and Ice – Slippery sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways pose significant… Read More »

What You Need to Know About New York Motorcycle Laws

Riding a motorcycle in New York comes with its own set of rules and regulations. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a newcomer, it’s important to follow licensing and safety laws. Licensing To legally operate a motorcycle in New York State, you must possess a motorcycle operator’s license (Class M) or a motorcycle junior operator’s… Read More »

When Are Subcontractors Liable for Construction Injuries?

Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments. When such injuries occur, determining liability can be complicated, especially when subcontractors are involved. While workers’ compensation typically covers on-the-job injuries, there are situations where a construction worker may have grounds to file a third-party claim against a subcontractor to seek additional damages. When are subcontractors liable? Subcontractors are… Read More »

Liability in School Bus Crashes

When school bus accidents occur, they can result in serious injuries and emotional distress for both students and their families. Determining liability in these cases can be complex, especially if it involves suing a school district or other government entity. Potentially liable parties These are some of the parties who may bear responsibility: The bus… Read More »

How Catastrophic Injuries Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

When a plaintiff files a personal injury claim, the ultimate goal is to recover compensation for their injuries. This compensation, otherwise known as damages, is meant to return the plaintiff to the position they were in before the accident. Damages typically cover things like past and future medical expenses, mental healthcare bills, lost income, pain… Read More »

Are Nursing Homes Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall accidents can occur in nursing homes—and because residents are more vulnerable than the average adult, they are more likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities. Just like any other property owner, nursing homes are liable for a resident’s slip and fall on their property under the legal concept of premises liability…. Read More »