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Friday, June 5, 2015

New Yorkers Run An Alarming 10% Of Red Lights

By Louis Grandelli

As the temperature climbs in New York City, so do incidents of aggressive driving and road rage. A recent study examined the habits of drivers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens over a six week period in April and May of this year. The study was entitled “For Many New York City Motorists a…

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

“New GM” Escapes Liability on Pre-2009 Defective Ignition Switch Lawsuits

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Car Accidents

A recent ruling by Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber has shielded General Motors from liability for its actions regarding its cover up of ignition switch defects from before it’s emergence from the company’s 2009 bankruptcy. As a result, a person involved in an accident as a result of the ignition switch defect can only sue if…

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


By Louis Grandelli

According to the Robert Wood John Foundation’s 2015 County Health Rankings, Long Island has the dubious distinction of leading New York State in drunk driving related fatalities. From 2009-2013, there were 273 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in Nassau County (109) and Suffolk County (164), more than three times the next closest county in New York. Staten Island led…

Friday, April 3, 2015


By Louis Grandelli

Earlier this week, almost two years after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compelled Chrysler to recall more than 1.5 million vehicles due to a gas tank issue, a jury in Georgia awarded $150 million dollars to the family of a four-year-old boy who was killed when his aunt’s 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee burst into…

Friday, March 20, 2015

2 Dead In Staten Island Motor Vehicle Accident on West Shore Expressway

By Louis Grandelli

A motor vehicle accident early Friday morning, March 20, 2015, left two people dead in Staten Island, New York and several others injured. The collision was between a tractor-trailer and a black Honda Civic near the Arthur Kill Road exit on the West Shore Expressway. Reports indicate that the Honda was traveling north in the southbound…

Friday, December 26, 2014

Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Street

By Louis Grandelli

Everyone knows that you are supposed to look both ways before crossing the street. But that is not your only responsibility as a pedestrian. Even if you look both ways before stepping off a curb, and you are hit by a car, bus, or other vehicle while crossing the street, a jury may find that…

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…

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…

Thursday, October 9, 2014

New Legal Standard Places Emphasis On Driver Awareness

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Car Accidents

As the fall season is upon us, and the winter season approaches, driving can become more hazardous and more accidents can occur. For example, it is not uncommon this time of year to see deer on the road in Staten Island, Westchester, or Upstate New York. In fact, according to statistics recently released, 1 out…

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Staten Island Man Receives $650,000 Settlement Despite Prior Criminal Convictions

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli recently settled a lawsuit for $650,000.00 involving a client who was seriously injured in a car accident, but who also had a history of criminal convictions which presented difficult issues. The incident involved an intersection accident in Staten Island, New York, and our client alleged that the defendant negligently ran…

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