Category Archives: Personal Injury

Becoming a Smarter Patient

By | April 27, 2017

What we don’t know can hurt us. This is especially true when it comes to our health. The less we understand about our health – the medicines we take, the conditions we might have, the care we receive – the more likely we are to make decisions that aren’t in our best interest, ones that might even be… Read More »

How to Prove a Premises Liability Case In New York

By | April 27, 2017

When someone enters a place of business – a salon, a supermarket, a restaurant – they don’t expect to be leaving on a stretcher. It’s an unspoken agreement between a consumer and a business owner. If it were spoken, it would go something like this: “I will frequent your establishment if you guard my personal safety while I… Read More »

Why Consumers are Vulnerable to Dangerous Chemicals

By | April 25, 2017

Years ago, in a place far, far away, people were exposed to dangerous chemicals in everyday products. Children were exposed to lead paint in their toys. Houses were filled with asbestos. This distant past was virtually a Wild West for consumers, and any given product could contain a hazardous material. Thank goodness those days are gone for good.… Read More »

Beyond Football – Our Children Face Many Brain Injury Risks

By | April 24, 2017

For roughly three decades, football has been the game of choice for sports fans in the United States. Between professional and college football, over 40 percent of all sports enthusiasts put pigskin at the top of their list of favorite sports.

What are Good Samaritan Laws?

By | April 18, 2017

On Halloween night in 2004, Alexandra Van Horn, Lisa Torti, and some friends decided to go out to a bar near Northridge, California for some drinks. On the way home, Van Horn and Torti were in two different cars, and the driver of Van Horn’s car lost control and crashed into a light pole at approximately 45 miles… Read More »

Occupational Heat Illnesses: How They Happen, How to Avoid Them and Who is Responsible

By | April 17, 2017

Have you ever been driving in your air-conditioned car on a hot summer day and seen a construction worker toiling away in 90-degree heat? You probably wondered how someone could work in those grueling conditions for so long and not get deathly ill.

Ensure That You Are Properly Insured: What You Need To Know About Car Insurance In New York

By | April 17, 2017

As a personal injury attorney in New York, I see it all too often. A client has suffered serious injuries in a car accident. Another party is at fault. I make a claim against the responsible party’s insurance carrier. The problem is, the policy coverage is a bare minimum. It doesn’t matter how severe the injuries are, or… Read More »

5 Mistakes That Could Lose Your Personal Injury Suit For A Dog Attack

By | April 12, 2017

A dog attack or bite is a specific type of personal injury. According to statistics from the CDC, as many as four million people sustain dog bites every year in the United States. A dog bite can be very serious if not dealt with properly, both medically and legally. There are specific things that you need to do… Read More »

Can You Get Compensation For PTSD After A Car Accident?

By | April 12, 2017

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological reaction to a traumatic event. It is a  condition that can range in severity, but when it’s serious enough it can interfere with an individual’s ability to perform the basic functions of life. It can also adversely affect their quality of life. There is no question that automobile accidents can be traumatic,… Read More »

Can Congress Legally Override Assisted Suicide Law?

By | April 12, 2017

Just as vehemently as anti-abortion advocates fight for a fetus’s right to life, those who believe in being able to die with dignity continue to fight for right-to-die laws. In Washington DC, up until recently, it has been legal for a person to take their own life with outside assistance.