All too often, patients in our nursing homes develop pressure ulcers (sometimes referred to as decubitis ulcers or bedsores) which can develop into a severe infection, horrible pain and possibly death. Unfortunately, these pressure sores develop as a result of poor care and neglect on behalf of the nursing home.

The main cause of a pressure sore is exactly what it sounds like. Pressure sores develop primarily as a result of constant pressure being applied to susceptible tissues and bony prominences. The majority of pressure sores occur on the lower part of the body primarily to the sacrum area, coccyx and heels. The severity of the pressure sores range from a stage I, which is similar to a small abrasion with redness, to a stage IV, which is a full thickness tissue loss which progresses all the way to the bone. The stage IV pressure sores carry a higher risk of a localized wound infection and possibly sepsis which can result in death.

In order to help prevent nursing home abuse and reduce the risk of nursing home patients developing preventable pressure sores, the Federal Government passed specific regulations that nursing homes are required to follow. As you may know, patients at nursing homes are often recipients of Medicaid and Medicare benefits. In order for the nursing homes to receive monetary assistance from the Federal and State Government, they must follow the regulations passed by the Federal Government as well as the laws in the State of New York.

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It is incumbent upon all operators of motor vehicles within the State of New York to make sure that their vehicles have the requisite coverage in liability situations. This includes not only bodily injury coverage, but also coverage for property damage. These items are mandatory under the New York Insurance Law. The current minimum for liability coverages are 25/50/25. These are interpreted as $25,000 for one person in an accident; $50,000 for two or more people per accident; and $25,000 in property damage coverage. It must be recognized that these are minimum levels of coverage.

Additionally, under the no-fault scheme there is a requirement for $50,000 of basic no-fault coverage (PIP coverage). There can, however, be a deductible on a no-fault policy. There is also a requirement under a minimum policy for there to be $25,000 of uninsured motorist (UM) coverage.

The law of New York is clear that it is the owner/operator’s responsibility to know the liability limits that have been sold to them by the insurance company.

It is recommended that the owner of a motor vehicle today carry more than the mandatory minimum limits. Appropriate limits are defined by the need for coverage. However, given the price of cars today one can envision that $25,000 in property damage coverage for an at-fault accident is below that which would be paid for property damage to an expensive vehicle.

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syracuse motorcycle accidentsA study called The Hurt Report found that a large portion of all motorcycle accidents each year are caused by drivers of other vehicles turning left in front of a motorized bike. The reason most commonly given for these accidents is that the motorist at the wheel of the turning vehicle simply did not see the oncoming motorcycle.

One such Syracuse Motorcycle Accident that occurred yesterday was responsible for leaving a 29-year-old Durhamville man seriously injured. Reports indicate the crash happened just before 12:15 p.m. at the intersection of Snyder and Patrick roads.

According to a story from Syracuse.com, the victim was on a 2008 Harley-Davidson, traveling north along Patrick Road. At the same time, a 72-year-old man in a southbound vehicle was attempting to make a left turn onto Snyder. The elderly man did not see the oncoming motorcycle and pulled out. The motorcyclist didn’t have time to stop, and the two vehicles collided.

The incident highlights the dangers motorcyclists face on today’s roads, and leaves many wondering what they can do to prevent being involved in such a crash. Experts say better awareness from motorists, combined with motorcyclists being more visible, is the best way to decrease the chances of an accident.

That’s why the Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers with Greene & Reid Injury Lawyers urge motorcyclists to always ride with their headlight turned on. The firm also suggests motorcyclists wear light-colored or reflective clothing when riding.


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Syracuse Car Accident Lawyer Jeffrey Pomeroy

Admitted To Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010

Jeffrey G. Pomeroy, Esq. has recently been admitted to membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum consists of prestigious trial lawyers in the United States and is limited to attorneys who have won a million dollar verdict or settlement. His admission is based upon a recent settlement in excess of one million dollars involving a complex tractor-trailer/automobile collision.

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If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuseNewark, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Jeffrey Pomeroy

Admitted To The State of Pennsylvania Bar, 2010

Jeffrey G. Pomeroy, Esq. has recently been admitted as a member to the State of Pennsylvania Bar.

With Mr. Pomeroy’s admission to the State of Pennsylvania Bar, Greene & Reid is now able to handle cases in the State of Pennsylvania in the areas of our specialty including automobile, motorcycle and tractor trailer collision, slip and fall and wrongful death.

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If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuseNewark, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

Snyder Testifies Before N.Y.S. Senate Insurance Committee

2010

James T. Snyder, Esq., of Greene & Reid, PLLC, was asked by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers to testify on its behalf before the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Insurance on February 4, 2010, regarding allegations of fraud in New York’s No-Fault system. There were some 18 insurance industry executives and their lobbyists present to testify before the Senate Committee, all of whom wanted damaging and draconian pro-industry changes to New York’s No-Fault automobile coverage that would threaten to eliminate or severely limit access to medical and lost wage benefits for the vast majority of honest New Yorkers injured in automobile collisions.  Mr. Snyder was one of only two speakers to testify on behalf of the rights of New York consumers, urging the Legislature and Insurance Department to protect consumers from these proposed radical changes by the insurance industry to New York’s No-Fault laws. James T. Snyder’s testimony on behalf of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers regarding No-Fault before the Senate Standing Committee on Insurance can be accessed by clicking this link.

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If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuseNewark, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

Featured Speaker for National Business Institute Seminar

2007

The National Business Institute asked James T. Snyder, Esq. to be a featured speaker at their “Find It Free and Fast on the Net:  Strategies for Legal Research on the Web” seminar. The seminar is designed to assist attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and legal support staff find crucial information on the Internet and will be held March 27, 2009.

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If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuseNewark, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

Featured Speaker for National Business Institute Seminar

2007

The National Business Institute asked James T. Snyder, Esq. to be a featured speaker at their “Find It Free and Fast on the Net:  Strategies for Legal Research on the Web” seminar. The seminar is designed to assist attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and legal support staff find crucial information on the Internet and will be held March 27, 2009.

» Click for Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuseNewark, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

Reid Presents Arbitration and Mediation CLE

2007

James E. Reid, Managing Partner, presented a Continuing Legal Education seminar to members of the Onondaga County Bar Association. The presentation was on the topic of Arbitration and Mediation of Personal Injury Cases.

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If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuseNewark, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

Reid Asked to Speak at CLE Seminar

2007

National Business Institute has asked Managing Partner James E. Reid to speak at a seminar entitled, “Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients.” The seminar will be held in Syracuse on August 28, 2007.

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If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuseNewark, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bitesinsurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, and wrongful death.