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Whiplash Injuries During Auto Accidents

Posted On Dec 21, 2013 @ 03:32 PM by Ira Slavit

Whiplash injuries are common after motor vehicles collisions, though there are a number of misunderstandings surrounding them. Let's consider these matters in a little detail right now.

What Are Compensatory Damages?

Posted On Dec 14, 2013 @ 03:44 PM by Ira Slavit

Compensatory damages are an important part of civil lawsuits. Let's go over the basics of these kinds of damages right now.

What Are Punitive Damages?

Posted On Dec 9, 2013 @ 02:46 PM by Ira Slavit

The personal injury and car accident attorneys of Levine & Slavit explain what punitive damages are and why they are so rarely awarded, especially in the state of New York.

Car Seat Safety Tips Not to Be Ignored

Posted On Dec 1, 2013 @ 09:07 AM by Ira Slavit

An article appeared recently on the website caremom.com  titled, “9 Lifesaving Car Seat Rules You’re Probably Ignoring". The article reminded that car seats are installed and used correctly to avoid unnecessary personal injuries and even death of children. Another way that parents and caregivers can monitor the safety of a car seat it to sign up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to receive automatic e-mail alerts when there is a government recall of defective tires or child restraint safety seats.

Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis Cases

Posted On Nov 29, 2013 @ 01:26 PM by Ira Slavit

Cases of delayed or improper diagnosis need to be taken very seriously. Read on to learn more about these kinds of medical malpractice cases.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted On Nov 26, 2013 @ 01:27 PM by Ira Slavit

Injuries to the spinal cord can be very serious, resulting in loss of mobility and paralysis. Read on to learn more about some of the common causes of these injuries.

New York Statutes of Limitations

Posted On Nov 23, 2013 @ 12:37 PM by Ira Slavit

Statutes of limitations are in place in order to ensure that the legal system functions properly. Read on to find out more about this legal topic.

Proving Fault in Brain Injury Cases

Posted On Nov 20, 2013 @ 01:30 PM by Ira Slavit

When it comes to brain injury accidents, it's important for attorneys to prove fault in order for clients to receive just compensation. Read on for more information.

National Teen Driver Safety Week Provides High Schools With Chance to Win Private Kelly Clarkson Concert and Cash

Posted On Oct 25, 2013 @ 08:36 PM by Ira Slavit

This week, October 18 – 26, is National Teen Driver Safety Week, which was established by Congress in 2007 after a series of tragic crashes involving Pennsylvania high school students.  As part of the event, State Farm sponsors a competition called "Celebrate My Drive," where teens are encouraged to practice safe habits on the roadways.  All residents, whether they have a driver’s license or not, are encouraged to log on to the site, www.celebratemydrive.com, and make a commitment to safe driving. The more commitments in a particular school’s name, the better that school’s chances for winning cash prizes. The two high schools in the country with the most commitments to safe driving will win a private concert from Kelly Clarkson. The ten highest scores nationwide will receive $100,000 grants from State Farm.  The school districts with the next 90 highest scores win $25,000.00.

Safety Advocates Sue to Stop Government Foot-Dragging Over Backup Camera Requirement

Posted On Oct 5, 2013 @ 02:52 PM by Ira Slavit

On September 24, 2013, safety advocates and two parents who unintentionally hit their children when backing up sued the DOT, asking a court to order the agency to promptly issue a safety rule mandated by Congress in 2008 to set federal standards on vehicles’ rear visibility through backup cameras or other means.   Each year, more than 200 individuals are killed and 18,000 injured in “backover” crashes. Each week, on average, 50 children are injured, two fatally, by backover crashes.  Drivers using all three mirrors cannot see a blind zone several feet high directly behind their vehicles. Forty-four percent of those killed in backover incidents are children under 5 years old.  By DOT’s own estimates, its delay past the three-year statutory deadline has so far allowed between 237 and 280 preventable deaths – almost half of which have befallen young children – along with thousands of preventable injuries.

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