Long Island Rules and Restrictions Memorial Day Weekend 2020 is approaching. As a tribute to those who have served our country, we customarily celebrate with barbecues, friends and family. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the practiced festivities must be different this year.  What is the Law? The warmer weather combined with months of…

It feels like the world is at a standstill. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and “flatten the curve,” unprecedented preventive measures have been implemented.  In New York State, 100% of the non-essential workforce is suspended and ordered to stay home. As of this writing, New York is on pause until May…

When a family member passes away, in addition to mourning, relatives are frequently left with the responsibility of handling their loved one’s affairs. In the case where he or she sustained personal injuries before their passing, the family may have to add litigation to those responsibilities. Whether your family member passed away as a result…

Ordinarily, unless a party appeals the jury’s decision, once a case proceeds to trial, the case is concluded. However, the Second Department, which includes Nassau and Suffolk Counties, uses bifurcated trials to resolve personal injury cases. A bifurcated trial is where a trial is divided into two separate phases. At the first phase or trial,…

Although 98% of cases settle before trial, you can’t assume yours will too. Proceeding to trial, especially in cases where injuries are severe and catastrophic, Tocci Law prepares and treats the plaintiff (the person suing) as the most important witness. The goal is to appeal to the jury, as the jury decides the amount of…

Although Long Island has fewer pedestrians than urban areas, such as NYC, pedestrian accidents are common. We have fewer crosswalks and areas designated for pedestrian crossing, leaving walkers to cross in the middle of roadways. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents frequently cause catastrophic injuries, as the pedestrian lacks the protection of a vehicle or helmet. Therefore, even…

Motor vehicle accidents frequently elicit the necessity for an emergency room visit. Emergency rooms (ER) provide immediate and initial care for injuries and trauma. ER personnel are firstly concerned with diagnosing life-threatening injuries. Thereafter, emergency room personnel are intent in diagnosing injuries that require urgent surgery or immediate care. Regardless of the severity of your…

An injury sustained as the result of an accident can range from mild (little to no injuries), to severe (fractured bones or a catastrophic injuries). Regardless of the extent, any injury is unfortunate and painful. As such, a person injured as a result of another’s negligence may be eligible to compensation for their injuries. If…

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