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Workplace accidents can be some of the most devastating types of accidents, and in more ways than one. In addition to being physically injured, emotional damages can come into play if wages are no longer being paid. Our experienced Work Accident Lawyers take pride in helping Long Islanders seek restitution for their injuries and assist them in gaining the optimal outcome for their particular workplace injury.
If you live and commute on Long Island, you’ve noticed the increase in motor vehicle traffic over the past several years. With each driving-aged family member often needing their own vehicles, there are now more cars on the road than ever. These facts combined with the threats of Distracted Driving due to mobile devices and other technologies have proven to make car accidents an unfortunate yet common occurrence on Long Island roadways. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you'll need an experienced Car Accident Lawyer to represent you.
Slip & Fall Accidents
A dangerous Slip and Fall accident can occur at any place and at any time. Dangerous situations such as Wet Floors, Poorly Maintained property & Malfunctioning Equipment can all contribute to dangerous slip and fall accidents. When it comes to the negligence of others, you are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries. Our experienced team of Long Island Slip and Fall lawyers will combine their many years of expert knowledge with outstanding legal assistance in order to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
Medical malpractice can occur when a doctor, team of doctors or medical facility fails to perform duties for the patient in a competent manner and in accordance to their professional protocols. When proper medical care is not given to a patient and that patient, as a result, suffers, then there may be a potential Medical Malpractice suit involved.
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Richard D. Winkler has been a Personal Injury Lawyer for his entire career spanning more than 30 years. Rich understands that his clients have a choice when they hire a personal injury lawyer on Long Island - so it’s his goal that everyone who walks into his office becomes a “client for life.”
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David S. Pollack was admitted to the Bar in 1981 and has been trying personal injury and medical malpractice cases exclusively for plaintiffs during his entire career.
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long island personal injury law - traumatic brain injuries
When damage to the brain occurs from an outside force, such as a blunt force to the head, upper body or neck, this can result in a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic Brain Injuries can range from moderate to severe. The symptoms of traumatic brain injury can range from mild to intense, as well. A car crash, an accident at work, or a slip-and-fall can all cause a traumatic brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury could be in the form of a mild concussion while more severe trauma could be in the form of bleeding or tissue damage of the brain.What is a concussion?According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30 percent of all injury deaths are caused by a traumatic brain injury and 153 people die daily due to injuries arising from traumatic brain injuries. A concussion is one of the more commonly occurring traumatic brain injuries. Side effects may be temporary or permanent, and may show up immediately or weeks afterward. Some of the symptoms of a concussion are:Blurred visionFeeling faintHeadachesLoss of balanceMemory impairmentLoss of consciousnessNauseaSlurred speechSleep disturbances The symptoms and effects vary depending on various factors (such as severity) with symptoms ranging from physical effects, such as seizures, or cognitive effects, such as feeling confused. New research is now showing other symptoms such as depression or an increased risk of Parkinson’s Disease may be caused by concussion.New research done by Neurology, (the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology) shows a 56% higher risk with a mild head injury and an 83% risk for a more severe head injury for developing Parkinson’s disease.Additionally, research published in the Journal of Neurotrauma notes the necessity of keeping a close eye out for depression in those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury with an eye toward preventing minor depression from escalating into major depression. For more numbers and references, click here for the Centers for Disease Control site HERE. For more on the study in the Journal of Neurotrauma, click HERE.If you or someone you know has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, let your focus be on recovering while our expert legal team concentrates on creating the best possible outcome for you and your family. Give us a call today at (631) 928-8000 to speak with one of our highly skilled and expertly qualified Brain Injury Attorneys to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. Since 1987, our Long Island Injury Lawyers have been concentrating on Personal Injury Law to get our clients the maximum compensation they deserve.
long island personal injury law - vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents on the rise
According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian deaths involving motor vehicles are on the rise. A recent report states that there were close to 6,000 pedestrians killed in 2017 in the United States. Once data is collected by the highway safety offices of each individual state, that data is reported on after being analyzed. According to a GHSA Press Release dated February 28, 2018, “Richard Retting of Sam Schwartz Consulting analyzed the data and authored the report.”Source: Governor's Highway Safety Association Press Release 28 February, 2018These numbers reflect some of the highest the country has seen in more than two decades. Overall, pedestrian deaths increased 27 percent between the years 2007 through 2016. Why such an increase?Potential Factors InvolvedWhile it’s important to note that no one specific reason is yet identified in the rise, there are several possibilities as to the increase.SpeedOne of the many factors involved in pedestrian fatalities is speed. In cities like New York, motorists may drive at higher speeds to keep up with the hectic pace, lifestyle, and culture. Unfortunately, the result is injury or fatalities on the streets, sidewalks and even bicycle paths of those communities.Distracted driving (smart phones/technology)With the onset of more and more updates in technology designed to keep us moving at a faster pace, create shortcuts, and keep us connected, distracted driving has also increased. Texting while driving takes your hands off the wheel and your eyes and mind off the road.FatigueFalling asleep behind the wheel is deadly. A weak economy where individuals need to work longer hours for less pay, and higher stress levels can contribute to extreme fatigue.Substance AbuseWhile, currently, a definitive correlation may not be assessed, states with legalized marijuana may be starting to show signs of an increase in pedestrian fatalities. Of course, any type of substance abuse impairment while driving already increases those numbers.Effective Safety MeasuresThe automotive industry continues to make strides toward effective safety measures with the implementation of such features like the backup camera. Sadly, dozens of minor children have been injured or killed in accidents when the driver did not see them while backing up.Community leaders continue to measure the efforts and implement strategies through programs like Vision Zero. Part of the Vision Zero mission is to manage speed and decrease the number of pedestrian fatalities by implementing safety strategies throughout communities.While each state reports its own numbers with some incidents decreasing and others remaining the same, any pedestrian injury or, worse, death by being struck by a motor vehicle is one too many.If you or a loved one has been impacted as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident, you know firsthand that dealing with the overwhelming impact of the accident is time-consuming and stressful. There are many factors involved in the discovery process when it comes to uncovering evidence from the accident. If you or a loved one have been involved in a New York pedestrian accident, you will need the aid of an experienced personal injury attorney to gather and present evidence for your case.If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian accident, let your focus be on recovering while our expert legal team concentrates on creating the best possible outcome for you and your family. Give us a call today at (631) 928-8000 to speak with one of our highly skilled and expertly qualified Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. Since 1987, our Long Island Injury Lawyers have been concentrating on Personal Injury Law to get our clients the maximum compensation they deserve.