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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Citibike Lawsuit – The City’s First Citibike Fatality

By uberuser

Citibike Lawsuit A Coach USA bus driver was recently convicted and sentenced to 30 days in jail for his negligent operation of a bus on June 12, 2018 when his bus struck and killed a bicyclist in New York City.  The victim, Dan Hangeby, a New York City investment banker and former Israeli staff sergeant…

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…

Friday, August 19, 2016

Staten Island Pedestrian Killed In Crosswalk

By Stephen Wagner III

Earlier this summer, a Staten Island woman was struck and killed while crossing the street as she took her dog for an early morning walk. The 50-year-old woman was about halfway across the street at the intersection of Richmond Road and New Dorp Lane, within the crosswalk, when the 71-year-old driver of a 2014 Toyota Tacoma, Luigi…

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, 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…

Friday, March 11, 2016

Crazy Taxi Driver Hits Cyclist, Car, Pedestrian & Building In One Accident

By Louis Grandelli

Earlier this week, an New York City cabbie caused mayhem when his taxi hit a bicyclist, an SUV, a pedestrian in the crosswalk, and a building, all at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 33rd Street in Manhattan. The impatient hack was speeding up and trying to move around the cars in front of him,…

Friday, December 4, 2015

Pedestrian Accidents Decrease in New York City

By Louis Grandelli

The summer of 2015 marked the lowest three month period of pedestrians injured or killed in traffic accidents in New York City on record. Between July and September of this year, 2186 pedestrians were injured while 21 died as a result of motor vehicle accidents, compared to 2270 injured and 38 killed in 2014, and…

Friday, October 23, 2015

City Pays $138 Million To Settle Pothole Injury Suits

By Louis Grandelli

The City of New York is experiencing the growing and increasingly expensive problem of potholes. The potholes create a hazard to pedestrians and often give rise to costly litigation, requiring the City to pay a high aggregate sum to settle the growing number of lawsuits due to pothole related injuries. Over the past six years,…

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New York City’s Right of Way Law May Soon Exempt Taxi, Livery, and Bus Drivers

By Louis Grandelli

New York City’s Right of Way law, which makes it a misdemeanor for a driver to fail to yield to a pedestrian or cyclist with the right of way and injures them as a result, may soon have a significant exception. The State Senate recently voted 54-6 to pass a bill exempting taxi, livery, and…

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