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13-Year-Old Hit and Killed While Riding Bike on Long Island

A 13-year-old boy was killed in an accident in Levittown the evening of Sunday, June 30, when he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike. Police said the boy was riding in front of a shopping center on Hempstead Turnpike when he was struck by a 1998 Toyota Camry. The driver was reportedly… Read More »

Charges Filed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Involving Long Island Jogger

A driver has been arrested and charged in conjunction with a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a Long Island jogger. The accident occurred in the early afternoon of Sunday, July 14. According to police, the 37-year-old victim was running on the shoulder on Lake Avenue in St. James when he was hit… Read More »

How to Approach a He-Said, She-Said Accident Case

After some car accidents, it can be difficult to determine what happened and who caused the crash. Each party involved may have his or her own version of what transpired leading up the collision. How can you prove your version of the events is the right one? Below are just a few of the factors… Read More »

Bicyclist Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Lake Success

A bicyclist from Great Neck was killed in an accident in Lake Success after being struck by a vehicle. According to Nassau County Police, the 66-year-old man was heading east on the Long Island expressway service road shortly after 9 a.m. between Exits 33 and 34, close to the Great Neck South High School. An… Read More »

Pedestrian Hit by 2 Vehicles While Trying to Cross Street

The Homicide Squad was called to the scene of a fatal vehicular accident in Hempstead on Long Island the evening of Tuesday, April 2. According to detectives, a man was attempting to cross South Franklin Street at Elm Avenue when he was hit by a 2014 Nissan Altima heading south on Franklin. After the first… Read More »

Argument Ends in Deadly Crash on Long Island

Two drivers who were embroiled in a heated dispute got into a car chase that ended in a violent collision. The crash resulted in the death of one driver and the arrest of the other. According to local law enforcement officials, the accident occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 19, in Hempstead… Read More »

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 »

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 »