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New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Distracted Driving Causing More Accidents

According to a recent study released by the University of Utah, driver's utilizing their car's built-in navigation system are more distracting than driver's who are texting. Driving while using other in-vehicle information systems such as MP3 players, radios, cellphones, and messaging devices, is equally as dangerous, the study found.

Charter Bus Accident Kills 3 In Queens, New York

On Monday, two buses collided in a major motor vehicle accident that killed three people and left many others injured. Video taken at the intersection of Main Street and Northern Boulevard in Flushing, Queens, shows a Dahlia Travel charter bus speeding through a red light at 58 miles an hour and crashing into the rear end of a New York City bus at around 6:15 a.m. 

Staten Island Is Dog Bite Capital of New York City

A recent report shows that Staten Island ranks first among New York's five boroughs in dog bites per capita. In 2014, every 64 out of 100,000 residents of Staten Island were bitten by dogs, contributing to 6,373 trips to the emergency-room throughout the City.

Lavern's Law Passes The New York Legislature

On the last day of the regular legislative session this year, both the New York State Assembly and Senate passed a bill that would help victims of cancer misdiagnoses hold negligent doctors and hospitals accountable.  The legislation is a version of what has been called "Lavern's Law", after Lavern Wilkinson.

Woman Killed By Sanitation Vehicle in Manhattan

A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed by a sanitation truck in Greenwich Village, New York, this week. According to the New York Post, the woman was crossing Sixth Avenue at its intersection with West 8th Street at the time. She was dragged under the truck and crushed by its tires.

Louis Grandelli, P.C. Names New Partner, Leigh D. Eskenasi

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli, P.C. is pleased to announce that Leigh Eskenasi has been named as a Partner at the firm. Mr. Eskenasi started with the firm in 2006 as an associate. For more than a decade Mr. Eskenasi has contributed to the firm's success in representing plaintiffs that have suffered serious personal injuries and even death.

$110 Million Awarded To Woman Who Developed Cancer From Talcum Powder

A jury awarded a woman over $110 million in Missouri state court on Thursday after finding that Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder-based caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The woman had been using the company's talcum powder-based products on her genitals for decades. According to the Courtroom View Network, the verdict is the biggest one yet after five similar previous trials in the state.

Illegal Elevator Falls, Breaking Woman's Back

Earlier this month in New York City, a woman was seriously injured when the elevator she was riding in at her apartment building fell and crashed more than four floors. The force from the impact caused the woman to break her spine and other bones.

Louis Grandelli, P.C. Obtains $1 Million for Staten Island Construction Worker

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli recently obtained a $1 million settlement for a Staten Island construction worker who was injured at a construction site in Manhattan. The settlement was obtained by Louis Grandelli and Ari Lieberman during a mediation following the close of discovery.

Amtrak Train Derails at NY Penn Station

This morning, at approximately 9 a.m., an Amtrak train derailed at Penn Station in New York City. The Amtrak Acela Express 2151 had been bound for Washington D.C., when it derailed and hit a New Jersey Transit passenger train. The impact caused a window on the train to blow out and significant damage to the cars of the trains.