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Warning: New York Cracks down on Texting and Driving

Recently, Governor Cuomo announced the state would be cracking down on New Yorkers driving and texting.  The new regulations have increased the penalty from three to five points off your driver’s license if you are caught and ticketed.

But the governor didn’t stop there.  He is proposing new legislation that would impose harsher penalties (especially for younger drivers) for texting and driving, including: The same penalties that junior and probationary drivers receive for speeding and reckless driving; 60-day suspensions for first ..read more

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP “Personal Injury is All We Do”

Organized Efforts to Reduce Drunken Driving

A number of agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and non-profits like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) work continuously through various means to reduce impaired driving.

Efforts made in 2011 to reduce drunk driving showed improvements in 27 states which experienced drops in alcohol-related fatalities. Texas showed the greatest reduction with 57 less fatalities, and New York, South Carolina and Tennessee ranked next, ..read more

Dispelling the Mystery of Why an Accident Happened

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP “Personal Injury is All We Do”

The confusion in some car accidents can be overwhelming. Aside from the physical trauma involved with the collision, the underlying mystery of why an accident occurred can linger, perpetuating the accident trauma that everyone just wants to forget.

In a recent accident, Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Robert Kennedy and ex-wife of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo crashed her SUV into the back of a tractor-hauling trailer, driven ..read more

Assignment of Fault is Clear-cut in Certain Car Accidents

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP “Personal Injury is All We Do”

In a news conscious world, we read or hear about car accidents every day. Recently, a head-on collision took the life of a driver going the wrong way with his lights off on the Long Island Expressway around 4:00 AM. ESPN reported that Bronx Promoter, Joe DeGuardia considered himself incredibly lucky to survive the accident. Both cars were totaled and landed about 150 feet from the spot where they collided. However, ..read more

Medical Malpractice Caps Do Not Reduce Medical Costs, as Per Study

Author: Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP “Our Family Serving Yours for Over 60 Years”

A common tactic used by tort reform proponents is claiming that medical malpractice lawsuits drive up medical costs. This claim is also an attempt to discourage medical malpractice victims from seeking compensation for injuries sustained through medical errors. Such proponents have lobbied for liability caps on recoverable compensation, asserting that caps will reduce medical costs. Texas was one state that responded in 2003 by imposing $250,000 non-economic damages ..read more

Durable Power of Attorney – Serious Personal Injury – Are You Prepared for the Unexpected?

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck

At Rosenberg & Gluck, where our attorneys focus on helping clients who suffer serious personal injuries, our cases frequently underscore the importance of powers of attorney. Too often, we see cases involving catastrophic injuries; individuals become disabled, suffer brain trauma or may be in a coma after an accident and are not able to execute documents on their own behalf. In such circumstances, the spouse or other family member has to go to the Surrogate Court to ..read more

Accutane, Isotretinoin, Acne Medication, Acne Treatment Recall

Author: Rudolph F.X. Migliore

Accutane, the prescription medication used to treat severe cystic acne belongs to a class of drugs known as retinoids. The drug decreases facial oil (sebum) production. High amounts of sebum can lead to severe acne and permanent scarring if left untreated. This product, used to treat severe acne, first gained FDA approval in the 1980′s. Accutane is a very strong drug and research shows that people taking it have an increased risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome ..read more

New York Attorney Discusses Long Term Asbestos Exposure

The Long-Term Effects of Asbestos Exposure Author: Rudolph F.X. Migliore P.C.

Asbestos exposure can lead to a number of deadly diseases and harmful conditions. Victims of asbestos exposure may experience asbestosis, a respiratory disease that leads to scar tissue forming in the lungs. The scar tissue prevents the lungs from freely exchanging gases and expanding and contracting properly. A doctor can make make a diagnosis of asbestos after running a series of test and consulting with a B-reader. A B-reader is a ..read more