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Friday, December 16, 2016

Driving Tired As Dangerous As Driving Drunk

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Car Accidents

A new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, found that sleeping just a two hours less than usual can double an individual’s risk of getting into a motor vehicle accident. Missing three hours quadruples that risk, and those who slept less than four hours had eleven times the risk of getting into…

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pedestrian Accidents On The Rise As Man Killed in Queens

By Louis Grandelli

A 79-year old man was struck and killed by an SUV as he crossed the street in Queens this past Sunday Night. The pedestrian was crossing at Northern Boulevard and Prince Street in Flushing around 6:00p.m. when he was hit by a Ford Explorer driven by a 56-year old woman. The driver remained at the…

Friday, September 23, 2016

New York City Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Car

By Louis Grandelli

An elderly Upper East Side resident was struck and killed by an SUV on East 71st Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan this week. Lee Strong, 83, was beginning to cross at the southwest corner of the intersection when a reckless driver stopped his Chevrolet Traverse in the intersection and began reversing in order to…

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Cyclists’ Deaths in NYC Rise in 2016

By Louis Grandelli

A bicyclist was killed during his routine morning ride last week in Queens, New York. Michael Schenkman was killed when he was struck by a young motorist while riding on Northern Boulevard in Queens at 6:30a.m. The particular area where Mr. Schenkman was killed is known as one of the most dangerous roadways for pedestrians…

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pokémon Go App Causing Unexpected Accidents and Injuries

By Louis Grandelli

On Wednesday July 6th 2016, the much anticipated release of Pokémon Go finally came. The game allows players to “capture” Pokémon in real world situations. The game has taken the New York City area by storm. With already over 15 million downloads nationwide, the new app is overflowing with success. However this early success has…

Friday, July 8, 2016

Self-Driving Car Fails, Killing Driver

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Car Accidents

Although the introduction of self-driving automobiles comes with the advantage of eliminating human error in operating a vehicle, it appears that these cars are not without flaws. On May 7th, the first self-driving car fatality occurred when a driver of a Tesla S sports car died in collision in Williston, Florida while using the vehicle’s…

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Star Trek Actor Tragically Killed By Faulty Jeep Gearshift

By Benjamin Zepnick

On Sunday, June 19th, actor, Anton Yelchin, was found by friends, crushed between his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and his home mailbox, after not arriving for rehearsal earlier that day. Yelchin, best known for his most recent role in the Star Trek movies, is said to have died within a minute of his car rolling…

Friday, May 13, 2016

Snapchat May Be Liable For Accidents Caused By Users

By Louis Grandelli

With the rising popularity of the social media app, Snapchat, comes the potential for a wave of lawsuits implicating the photo and video sharing app. Attorneys have recently set up web sites, and sent out press releases detailing Snapchat’s involvement in certain motor vehicle accidents. Particularly at issue, are the app’s “speed filter”, which allows…

Friday, April 29, 2016

‘Textalyzer’ Being Developed To Deter Texting While Driving

By Louis Grandelli

Distracted driving has become an increasingly dangerous problem for drivers. According to the National Safety Council, nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year as a result of texting while driving. Indeed, drivers who text are six times more likely to cause an accident when compared to driving while drunk. This is, in part, a result of…

Friday, March 25, 2016

Louis Grandelli, P.C. Wins Appeal Expanding Employer’s Liability For Employee’s Negligence

By Louis Grandelli

Ari R. Lieberman, an associate of Louis Grandelli, P.C., recently won an appeal in the case of Hormigas v. Village East Towers, et al., which is precedent-setting in expanding plaintiff’s rights to sue companies for the negligence of its employees. The plaintiff, Gregorio Hormigas, was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Queens when he was…

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