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    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Even though motorcyclists aren’t more likely to get involved in an accident than people driving cars, they are more likely to sustain personal injuries resulting from an accident. This is especially true of a motorcyclist that chooses to travel without the protection of a helmet. Aside from wearing proper protection, a motorcyclist can lower his or her risk of sustaining a personal injury by learning to avoid the top causes of motorcycle accidents.

    One of the most dangerous accident situations involving motorcyclists is a head on collision between a car and a motorcycle. The impact from this type of collision can force the motorcyclist to be thrown from his or her bike and suffer a concussion or traumatic brain injury. Another very dangerous accident situation is when a car is making a left turn and fails to see a motorcycle going straight through an intersection or passing a car. This type of collision is also common between two cars, but the smaller size of the motorcycle makes the motorcycle less visible to cars waiting to turn left.

    At D’Agostino & Associates, our lawyers specialize in helping personal injury victims. Call (888) 860-5787 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

    Signs and Symptoms of Food Poisoning

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Food poisoning typically occurs when germs and bacterium have contaminated food during preparation, cooking, or when re-heating.

    This video takes a closer look at the common causes and symptoms of food poisoning. One of the most common forms of bacteria that leads to food poisoning is staphylococcus—a bacteria found in meats and dairy that causes intense vomiting within 1 to 8 hours after consumption. Learn more about the causes and potential symptoms of food poisoning by watching this clip.

    For more information on the steps you can take after suffering food poisoning at a restaurant, fast food chain, or grocery store—contact D’Agostino & Associates at (888) 860-5787. Our NYC personal injury lawyers also handle cases involving automobile accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, and more.

    How Can You Tell if You Have Picked the Wrong Attorney?

    Last updated 11 months ago

    If you’ve recently suffered a car accident or other personal injury, you’ll want to seek the advice of an injury lawyer. However, making sure you are hiring the best lawyer for your needs is not always easy. Make sure you know when you may have chosen the wrong attorney to handle your case by reading over this article.

    Inexperience

    A law firm may state that they handle a wide variety of personal injury cases, but that does not necessarily mean they specialize in these practice areas. Find out if the attorney that will be working with you has experience in providing legal representation for your type of case, whether that is a car accident, slip and fall, or workplace injury. In the event your lawyer has not handled many of these types of cases in the past, it may be time to consider switching firms.

    Communication

    Another sign that it’s time to choose a different lawyer is poor communication. For example, a good lawyer should keep you informed on the details of your case, return phone calls or emails, and notify you of the best time that they can be reached. It is also important that your lawyer communicates whether or not any other individuals will be working on your case, such as other attorneys or paralegals within the firm.

    Goals

    Some lawyers may have a different end result in mind when it comes to the final settlement. For this reason, you may want to consult with a different lawyer if you do not like how your current representative is approaching your case.

    Don’t let your current lawyer’s inexperience or poor communication habits interfere with the outcome of your case. Contact D'Agostino & Associates in Staten Island at (888) 860-5787 for more information on switching to one of our personal injury lawyers.

    Hit-and-Run Accidents in NYC

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Automobile accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motor vehicles are all too common in New York City. A number of these accidents are hit-and-run accidents, in which the drivers flee because they are under the influence, do not have insurance, or do not possess a valid license.

    According to a New York Post graphic, there were anywhere from 30 to 75 hit-and-run accidents between 2001 and 2006, many of which resulted in serious injury and death. While the numbers have changed over the past few years, hit-and-run accidents are still a major problem among New York City’s bustling streets.

    Whether you have been injured due to a hit-and-run or other automobile-related accident, the lawyers with D’Agostino & Associates are here to help. We also provide representation for cases involving bicyclists and pedestrians, motorcycles, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dog bites, medical malpractice, and many other practice areas. Visit our website or call (888) 860-5787 to schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers.

    The Dangers of Taxi Accidents in New York City

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Car accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury accidents, especially when it comes to the Big Apple’s taxicabs. While an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation following an accident, it is important to educate yourself on the dangers of taxi accidents in the city. Continue reading to learn more.

    Common Causes of Taxi Accidents

    As with any other type of car accident, taxi accidents are often the result of reckless or distracted driving on the part of the driver. Common examples of reckless driving include traffic violations such as speeding, failing to signal, weaving in and out of traffic, and failing to yield to other vehicles or pedestrians. Behaviors that may distract the driver and lead to a taxi accident include inputting directions into a navigation system, changing the radio stations, using the phone, and even talking to passengers. In some cases, taxi accidents may be the result of driver fatigue due to poor work schedules.

    Potential Injuries

    Taxi accidents pose a number of threats to one’s overall health and safety. These types of accidents can lead to a wide array of injuries, from minor cuts and scrapes to life-changing, catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common injuries sustained during a taxi accident include bruises from the seatbelt, lacerations from coming into contact with the windows, and whiplash. More serious injuries include traumatic brain injuries such as concussions, and spinal injuries like herniated discs, fractured vertebral bones, and nerve damage.

    Have you or a loved one recently suffered an injury due to a taxi accident? See how the personal injury lawyers with D’Agostino & Associates can help by calling (888) 860-5787 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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