New York City Personal Injury Blog

Causes and Symptoms of Cephalohematoma

While the birth of a baby is always a joyous occasion, it can be heart-wrenching for parents to learn that their baby has suffered a birth injury as a result of negligence.  In cases of cephalohematoma, that can be exactly what happened. Cephalohematoma is a pooling of blood beneath the scalp. It occurs during the… read more

Herniated Disc C4/C5 and C5/C6 Injuries

Neck injuries can be extremely painful. In some cases, the pain and loss of motion can interfere with work and daily activities. Herniated discs between the C4/C5 and C5/C6 vertebrae are possible neck injuries resulting in pain and loss of motion. Vertebrae and Intervertebral Discs The bones that make up your spinal column are called… read more

Rear-End Car Accident Injuries and How to Recover

Last year, 31.4% of traffic injuries in the U.S. (594,000 Americans) suffered injuries in rear-end collisions. These car accidents also resulted in over 2,400 deaths. The injuries that result from rear-end collisions follow a predictable pattern. Since a rear-end collision forces your body to whip backward and forward, your neck, back, and head are likely… read more

Is Chiropractic Care Enough For My Car Accident Injuries?

The benefits of chiropractic care are clear for so many satisfied patients. According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractors treat an estimated 35 million Americans each year, including many of the one-in-four Americans who seek treatment for neck and back pain.  Since neck and back pain are common symptoms after car accidents, many people may… read more

Can You Sue for Bad Plastic Surgery Results? What You Need to Know

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 18.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2019 in the U.S., inclusive of surgical procedures and cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures. With a total price tag of $16.7 billion, cosmetic surgery clients expect satisfactory results.  What Are the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures? Judging from the ever-growing popularity of… read more

Risperdal Dangerous Side Effects

Risperdal, or Risperidone as it is also known, is an atypical antipsychotic drug that is used to treat a number of mood disorders including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and in some cases, autism. The drug was developed and is distributed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals—a Johnson and Johnson company—and has made the company billions. What is less well… read more

Facts About Road Rash

There are many different injuries bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other outdoor recreational enthusiasts might suffer at any given time. Motorcycle accidents can have a life-changing impact, and even minor injuries can leave motorcycle riders and cyclists in the hospital for days or even weeks.  One of the most common injuries motorcycle owners and frequent bike riders… read more

Admissibility of Police Officer’s Opinions in a Crash Report

Many people believe that a police officer’s determination of whether a driver contributed to the cause of a traffic accident is evidence in a trial. However, a crash report may or may not be admissible in a trial. Furthermore, the police officer’s opinions regarding fault may or may not be admissible. The key is whether… read more

Everything You Need to Know About Power of Attorney After the Death of a Loved One

The death of a family member can be overwhelming. In addition to dealing with the emotional trauma caused by losing a loved one, you also need to deal with the legal requirements of settling your loved one’s final affairs. If you held power of attorney for your loved one, you might assume that you can… read more

The Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

Injuries that occur on someone else’s property can fall under an area of personal injury law called premises liability. Under this area of law, a person or business responsible for the property may be liable for your damages, depending on the circumstances under which the injury occurred. Slip and fall injuries are sometimes used as… read more