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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Another commercial vehicle crash on Long Island Parkways this week


“All westbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway were reopened Friday morning in Central Islip, State Police said. The lanes had been closed after a tractor trailer slammed into an overpass at 8:49 p.m. Thursday on the Manhattan Boulevard Bridge between exits 43A and 44 in Central Islip, troopers said. No one was hurt, they…

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TonaLaw Reflects on 17 Years of Helping the Injured & Wronged


The staff of TonaLaw, formally known as The Law Office of Thomas Tona, P.C., recognizes the fear and uncertainty faced by clients who are injured in accidents.  The firm’s credo is “We Fight For You,” capturing the spirit of founder Tom Tona, a lifelong Suffolk County resident, who, when not fighting for the underdog at…

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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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CRPS & RSD Injury Compensation


CRPS / RSD Debilitates Millions of Americans CRPS is a common injury type suffered from an accident throughout the United States and more specifically in New York. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs or extremities – the arms,…

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Are you a healthcare provider in New York State? Here are 5 No-Fault Collection Tips you need to see.


  When a patient comes to you, and they have been injured in an automobile accident, you will be dealing with more than just helping your patient.  Common concerns we hear from healthcare provides involve the following: Working with No-Fault Insurance companies, Independent Medical Examinations, Attorney Fees, Arbitration vs. Litigation, and the difference between an Authorization…

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After an Auto Accident Injury Case, What’s Next?


If you have recently settled a Personal Injury accident case where you were injured in an automobile accident in New York State, read this to make sure that you have been fully compensated for every aspect that you are owed.  If you were denied any claims by your No-Fault insurance carrier, make sure you read…

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What is an EIP claim?


SO MANY Personal Injury Clients are missing out on money owed. When someone refers to “no-fault,” in the context of automobile accidents, they are referring to insurance coverage for medical bills, lost wages, and other necessary expenses incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident. These elements encompass “basic economic loss,” and are often…

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