Personal Injury

The Car Safety Invention That Could Save an Infant’s Life

by William Mattar | June 2nd, 2015

Five students from Rice University in Houston, Texas used a school project to work on something they are hoping could save lives. They invented “Infant SOS” following the many tragedies of infants being left in hot cars without the parents being aware. Most recently, a Massachusetts father frantically called 911 after realizing his 1 year […]

New York Car Accident Lawyers Provide Tips on Vehicle Recalls

by William Mattar | May 29th, 2015

Numerous recalls have been launched recently in response to defective auto parts. We’ve told you about Chrysler Fiat’s response to reports of fires involving Jeeps and the GM ignition recall accidents, but the latest danger to motorists involves airbags found in millions of vehicles across the country. Last week, a Japanese company, Takata Corp., announced […]

Ovarian cancer linked to talcum powder use

by William Mattar | September 8th, 2014

Baby powder seems mild, even harmless, but some research indicates that the talc it contains may raise the risk of developing ovarian cancer for some women. Talc is a very soft mineral which contains magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. It has been used for many years in cosmetic and personal care products due to its effectiveness […]

Hot car deaths – can they be prevented?

by William Mattar | July 29th, 2014

The case of the Georgia father accused of intentionally leaving his son to die in an overheated car continues to shock and spark debate around the nation. But as disturbing as this case is, a string of similar cases continue to emerge in the U.S., and yet another child was killed last week in Wichita, […]

WHAT IS ‘PERSONAL INJURY?’

by William Mattar | January 15th, 2014

Personal injury is a type of harm, which is generally divided into two categories: harm to property and harm to a person. Personal injury is the term used to mean harm to a person. It is any harm that is not harm to property. In our legal system, when one person unfairly causes another to […]

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM IN AN ACCIDENT?

by William Mattar | January 9th, 2014

Do not leave the scene of the accident. If an accident causes property damage, then all persons involved must stay at the scene until either the accident is reported to the police or all persons involved show each other their license and insurance identification card, give their name, residence, insurance carrier, and show their insurance […]

How Do I Retain A Lawyer?

by William Mattar | November 26th, 2013

When you are injured in a car accident, you may have a cause of action against the at-fault party. Cause of action can be defined as a set of facts that allow you the right to sue for harms caused. While a cause of action may entitle you to money, you should consider legal representation […]

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

by William Mattar | October 29th, 2013

If you have been injured in a car accident, getting in touch with a lawyer should be near the top of your priority list. By contacting a lawyer, you are ensuring that you are aware and on top of important deadlines, such as up to thirty (30) days to submit your no-fault application to the […]

Diabetes Drug, Actos®, Linked to Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

by Adrian | February 15th, 2013

Feb. 15, 2013 What happens when a medication does more harm than good? This is the question being asked thousands of patients who have developed bladder cancer after taking the Type II Diabetes drug, Actos®. Actos was introduced to the market almost a decade ago to be used in lowering high blood sugar levels in […]

Safe NY Hosting Several Events to Promote Child Passenger Safety

by Adrian | September 21st, 2012

Sept. 21, 2012 The New York State traffic safety agency, Safe NY, is hosting several programs to promote the safety of children in motor vehicles. According to a press release from the agency, this week has been dubbed Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week. Over the last several days, several classes and seminars were hosted across […]