The Law Offices of Louis Grandelli, P.C.
WE HAVE RECOVERED MORE THAN $250 MILLION FOR OUR CLIENTS WE SERVE ALL FIVE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS FROM OUR OFFICES IN MANHATTAN AND STATEN ISLAND.
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November 2014 Archives

8 Pedestrians Fatally Struck in Staten Island Car Accidents in 2014

Since 2009, 40 Staten Island pedestrians have been fatally struck by a motor vehicle, including 8 fatalities within 2014, according to a recent Staten Island Advance article. Of the 8 fatalities, only 2 of the drivers responsible for these strikes have faced criminal charges for the wrongful death of their victims. This includes one victim of a drunk driver and another victim of a man who was driving without a license and with heroin in his vehicle. Our office is proud to represent the families of 2 of the victims as they pursue claims for wrongful death.

$175,000 Settlement Obtained For Trapeze Participant Despite Assumption of Risk

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli recently obtained a $175,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 41 year old Brooklyn resident who was injured when he fell through a net while performing a stunt on a trapeze in upstate New York. Our office was able to secure this settlement despite the plaintiff's assumption of risk of the anticipated dangers associated with participating in a the trapeze program.

Independent Medical Exams Are Not Really Independent

In personal injury actions, the defense have a right to compel the plaintiff to see a doctor of their choosing for an "Independent Medical Examination" (IMEs). While these examinations are so-called "independent," it is no hidden secret that they are not "independent" at all. Rather, the doctor is hired by the defendant for the exclusive purpose to draft a report and testify at trial on behalf of the defense.