450+ Car Accidents Reported in Wake of November 15th Snowstorm


November 16th, 2018 The rain seems to have swept most of the snow away overnight, but many New Yorkers are left with inestimable damages following the unexpectedly heavy snowfall Thursday evening. An unusual sight for mid-November, many Long Islanders recount looking out their office windows with surprise as wet snow began rapidly accumulating in the…

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Prescribing Sleep


We’ve all heard the old adage “sleep is for the weak.” Turns out we were wrong. Sleep deprivation have real effects on our behavior. Arguably the greatest effects are seen everyday on our roads. Sleep deprivation can be measured when an individual receives less than seven hours of sleep. According to “Why We Sleep” one…

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Smart Phones-Dumb Choices


According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent statistics, in 2015 distracted driving crashes caused 3,500 fatalities and almost 400,000 injuries. While teens are four times as likely to engage in the dangerous behavior no one is immune. Distracted driving can be classified into three categories: Visual, Manual and Cognitive. While any activity leading…

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Boating Accident Safety: How to Remain Safe on the Sound


Each summer the Long Island community is plagued with devastating stories of boating trips gone awry. It was only a year ago that Dr. Richard Melucci of John T Mather Memorial Hospital drowned in the Long Island Sound. Dr. Melucci was an avid boater who fell off his 25-foot vessel while out with his wife….

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What to do if your child was hurt while at camp


Each year in the United States over 14 Million children and adults attend summer camp. While there are plenty of camps available to choose from there is one requirement that all parents share, safety. While it’s impossible to predict accidents before they occur you can prepare for them. Camp owners and their employees have a…

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AED LAWYERS AND HEART ATTACKS IN PUBLIC PLACES


With 250,000 Americans dying from sudden heart attacks each year, this is an important topic. The state of New York has laws in place, “Automatic External Defibrillator” liability laws, addressing the need for a fast response to sudden heart attacks in public places. How AED Laws are Saving Lives of Personal Injury Victims The “Automated External Defibrillator” or “AED”,…

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Long Island Wrongful Death Attorney


Our New York wrongful death attorneys have a combined 40+ years of litigation experience. We use every resource at our disposal to effectively and efficiently resolve your wrongful death case. Wrongful death is the death of a person caused by the negligence of another person or entity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more…

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & You


The most underreported, underdiagnosed, and underestimated head injury by far is a concussion or mild TBI. Many of these head injuries, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries or MTBI, are caused by a bump or jolt to the head. The injury to the brain results from the brain hitting the interior of the skull upon…

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Staying Healthy and Practicing Self Care


National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The themes for NHDD week are: Monday…

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To Settle or Not to Settle?


At TonaLaw, we carefully go through every possible outcome of your personal injury case.  There are usually 6 different outcomes of a trial, versus a settlement. If we DO decide a settlement is the best option, we look at all verdicts and settlements in the past three years for cases similar to yours.  We conference…

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