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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Your FaceBook Posts Can Be Used Against You In A Court of Law

By Louis Grandelli

The increasing reliance on technology and use of social media in today’s society creates a new frontier of discovery and evidence in personal injury lawsuits. The ability to post and communicate about one’s daily activities provides a platform for defendants to assess the veracity of a plaintiff’s claims. The question for a court is ultimately…

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Video Never Forgets

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Evidence

It is a well known principle in both civil litigation and criminal law that memories fade causing witness testimonies to be distorted and confused. While an eyewitness may have every intention of being honest, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to recall events with crystal-clear recollection. Accordingly, it is very important to gather physical…

Friday, May 1, 2015

Pitfalls of Social Media In A Personal Injury Litigation

By Louis Grandelli

To no ones surprise, the impact of social media has reached an all time peak in our current generation. Publicizing your personal life can make you feel connected to a larger community, but such easy, casual connection in an electronic environment can also have its downside. This is especially true in the conduct of personal…

Friday, November 14, 2014

Independent Medical Exams Are Not Really Independent

By Louis Grandelli

In┬ápersonal 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…

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┬ácar 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…

Friday, September 5, 2014

Act Fast To Preserve Evidence

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Evidence

It is often the case that a person who is injured in an accident is hesitant to contact a lawyer, even if the accident is entirely the fault of another party. However, what some fail to consider is that as the days and weeks go by, evidence that may be necessary to prove their case…

Friday, July 18, 2014

Implications of Social Media on Personal Injury Litigation

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Evidence

It’s already become well known that what you post online may have repercussions beyond what you may expect and in personal injury litigation the truth of that is being seen more and more. Indeed, many clients are surprised to learn the variety of ways their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts, pictures, and messages can become…

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