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Melanie J. VanOverloop

Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Trucking Accidents

Opioids are a class of highly addictive substances which are often prescribed for pain relief.  An individual taking an opioid can have slower reaction times, reduced coordination, blurred vision and drowsiness – all side effects that can impair a person’s ability […]

Thomas Greer

Could Technology Deliver on Instantaneous Brain Injury Detection?

Not too long ago, I pointed out in a recent blog that March was Brain Injury Awareness month. While general awareness of the signs, risks and types of brain injury is important, even more so is the ability to detect […]

Mike Bryant

Bicycle Fall: Helmet Tested

So, I have been getting ready for the American Diabetes 29 Mile Bike Ride.   Not so much to ride well, just to make it to the end.  Getting ready has included riding enough to get my seat used to the […]

Mark Emison

Research Supports Concussions Cause Long-Term Impairment

A widely cited myth perpetuates that nearly all traumatic brain injuries resolve in three to six months without any long-term consequences. The myth lives on largely due to a frequently-cited statistic that claims only 15 percent of mTBI victims have long-term cognitive impairment. A recent published study found this number is likely a “gross underestimation.”

Matthew Nace

Field Hockey Concussion Suit Will Proceed Against the NCAA, American University, the United States of America and HealthCare Providers

Over the past three years, Jennifer Bradley has learned that the journey to justice through the court system can be long and arduous. During her junior year at American University, Ms. Bradley suffered a concussion during a Division I field […]

Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

Scott R. Marshall

AUTO INSURANCE: Bodily Injury (BI) Covers Your Assets, Uninsured Motorist (UM) Covers Your A**

OK, you’ve got PIP, PD, Medical Payments, Collision, Comprehensive, how much Bodily Injury (BI) coverage to you need?  (Don’t remember what all that means?  Click here for Auto Insurance 101). First, you are not currently required to have Bodily Injury […]

Laurence Banville

ATV Accidents Can Happen at Anytime

All-terrain vehicles, commonly known as ATVs, are a popular way for many New Yorkers to have fun. But even when riding on private property, accidents happen in the blink of an eye, leaving behind a victim who has sustained serious […]

Randy Appleton

Can Mild Brain Injuries Cause Brain Damage?

One of the most serious injuries that an accident victim can suffer is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to national statistics, more than 1.5 million people become brain injury victims. Approximately 50,000 of those victims die from those injuries, […]

Laurence Banville

The Dangers Of Nail Guns on Work Sites

Nail guns are very popular tools in the construction industry. Any time you see workers framing a house or building you will see construction workers using these tools to quickly connect two pieces of material. However, this commonly used tool can be very dangerous.