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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

8 Pedestrians Fatally Struck in Staten Island Car Accidents in 2014

By Louis Grandelli

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…

Friday, November 21, 2014

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

By Louis Grandelli

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…

Friday, November 14, 2014

Independent Medical Exams Are Not Really Independent

By Louis Grandelli

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…

Thursday, November 6, 2014

NYC Speed Limit Goes To 25 MPH

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Car Accidents

Beginning tomorrow, November 7,2014, the New York City Speed Limit will be 25 miles per hour. This law was enacted as part of Mayor Bill DiBlasio’s Vision Zero Plan in an effort to reduce fatalities and the severity of injuries resulting from car accidents within the City. The new speed restrictions will only apply on…

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