The Odierno Law Firm, a Long Island-based personal injury law firm, is proud to announce the Brianna Lieneck Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is offered in memory of Brianna Lieneck, who tragically lost her life in a 2005 boating accident. The $15,000 scholarship seeks to honor her life by ensuring that recipients have access to theView Article
What Are the Most Common Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident?
Most of us view driving or riding in a car as a relatively safe activity. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020 alone, there were more than 5.25 million motor vehicle accidents in the United States. In those crashes, 38.824 people were killedView Article
What’s the Difference Between a Minor and Major Car Accident?
When you’re in a car accident, it will probably feel like a big deal even if it was a small fender bender. You might be able to walk away with nothing more than a few bruises, but you may already be worrying about insurance issues and paying for any repairs. So what exactly is theView Article
Motorcycle Safety and Helmet Laws in New York
If you own a motorcycle, then you probably already know a lot about laws related to motorcycles in New York. After all, our state requires motorcyclists to obtain a special license in order to legally operate their bikes. Even so, you may not be familiar with all of the requirements related to safety when drivingView Article
What Is Breach of Duty in a New York Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In personal injury law, most claims are based on a theory of negligence, or carelessness. Negligence has four elements, which include a breach of a duty of care. But what exactly does it mean to say that someone breached their duty of care? A duty is a requirement to act – or refrain from actingView Article
Are New York Auto Accident Settlements Taxable?
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you may have already reached out to a personal injury law firm to handle your case. You may even be anticipating getting a settlement to pay for the expenses associated with the crash. One thing you may not think about until April 15 is whether youView Article
Long Island Accident Data
When you get behind the wheel of your car, you probably don’t think that you’ll be in an accident. After all, if you are a relatively safe driver, there shouldn’t be a problem – right? Unfortunately, that is not always the case. As our analysis of Long Island crash data demonstrates, car accidents happen farView Article
MV104 Accident Reports: How They Can Help Your Case
After a car accident, the last thing that most people want to do is deal with paperwork and bureaucracy. Unfortunately, filling out forms is often required after you are hurt in a crash. This is particularly true in New York, where motorists are required to fill out an accident report for most traffic accidents. TheView Article
What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall Accident in New York?
Sustaining an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident can be both painful and frustrating. When you are on someone else’s property, you are owed a duty of care that the premises will be reasonably safe. If negligence occurs on a property and you get hurt in a slip and fall accident as aView Article
How Are Wrongful Death Lawsuits Paid For?
When your loved one suffers a wrongful death, it is critical that you, the surviving family members, are able to recover the compensation you are owed. The money from a wrongful death lawsuit can help pay for any losses as a result of the death, including: Lost companionship Lost wages Funeral costs Loss of future earningsView Article
Are New York Wrongful Death Settlements Taxable?
When a wrongful death occurs, it is important that the decedent’s family members are able to recover compensation for losses incurred as a result of the death. If you have endured such a painful situation, you may ask questions about whether a wrongful death settlement is considered taxable income. The answer is no, wrongful death settlements are untaxable, accordingView Article
Who Gets the Money in a New York Wrongful Death Settlement?
If your loved one lost his or her life as a result of another’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to help cover the losses you incurred as a result of the death. Unfortunately, not just anyone can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a decedent in theView Article
New York Wrongful Death Statute
Losing a loved one is never easy, but it is particularly harmful when the negligent actions of another cause the death of your family member. When someone loses their life due to another’s accidental or willful actions, the decedent’s estate may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In this blog, we cover the following:View Article
Major Dangers In New York During the Summer Months
While several negligent acts arise on the road, the summer months often increase the dangers. Unfortunately, teen drivers are most often at risk on the roads in the summer, but dangers can cause anyone to suffer significant damage in a car accident. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, it is considered the 100 deadliestView Article
Will the Police Report Say Who Is At Fault?
Obtaining evidence after a car accident can guide you when pursuing the compensation you need. One of the most essential pieces of evidence you can get is a police report. It’s crucial to recognize what a police report can do for your accident claim. However, you should know that it doesn’t say who is atView Article
The Golden Rules for Road Safety
Staying safe on the road is imperative. Unfortunately, too many drivers break the traffic laws, act negligently, and cause severe crashes. Whenever you get behind the wheel of a car, it’s crucial to put your safety first, even if others don’t. Below, we’ll explain some of the golden rules of the road to help keepView Article
Questions Insurance Adjusters May Ask After a Crash
After a crash, you may need to pursue compensation through an insurance company. It’s unfortunate to think about, but some insurance companies try to find ways to minimize how much they pay you for damages in a settlement. As such, it’s vital to understand how you can protect your rights after a car accident. AtView Article
Why Should I Avoid Social Media After a Car Accident?
From the moment you suffer a car accident, you must recognize the dos and don’ts involved. Of course, you should take steps that help you protect your rights. However, there are other aspects you should avoid after the crash that insurance adjusters may use against you. One thing you want to avoid is social media.View Article
6 Secrets Insurance Adjusters Keep from Claimants
Dealing with insurance adjusters is an inevitable step in the pursuit of compensation following a car accident. Unfortunately, these friendly individuals often act to protect the insurance company’s profits, taking advantage of claimants in the meantime. If you suffer injuries in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence, you need to recognize your rights.View Article
Who Is Liable In a Weather-Related Accident in New York?
When rain and snow start to fall, there’s more chances for car accidents to occur. In New York, where we experience some of the most dangerous weather, it’s vital to recognize what rights you have if you suffer a crash involving bad weather conditions. In many situations, injured individuals don’t even recognize what rights theyView Article