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Thursday, November 30, 2023

New York Injury Lawyer’s Primer on Premises Liability

By Grandelli Law
Posted in Personal Injury

In an instant, a routine day can spiral into chaos, leaving you in need of an injury lawyer in New York. The National Safety Council reported nearly 225,000 preventable injury-related deaths in 2021, a sobering statistic that underscores the potential for harm lurking in everyday situations.  For New Yorkers, understanding the common legal issues and…

Friday, August 4, 2023

13 Injured in Queens as LIRR Train Derails

By Grandelli Law

Yesterday, at least thirteen people were injured when a Long Island Railroad train derailed near Jamaica Station. According to news reports, the train was traveling at 54 miles per hour at the time of the crash.  Fortunately, each train has a “black box” which records all of the train’s travel data, which will assist investigators…

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

A Closer Look at the Recent NYC Crane Collapse

By Grandelli Law

A Closer Look at the Recent NYC Crane Collapse On July 26, 2023, a large construction crane on 10th Avenue and West 41st Street in New York City burst into flames and eventually collapsed, falling several stories onto the street below.  News outlets are reporting that the crane was carrying 16 tons of concrete, and…

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Supreme Court Decision: How Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Alters Personal Jurisdiction

By Grandelli Law

Personal jurisdiction is the legal concept governed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution which states that courts can only assert their authority over people or businesses that have some connection to that state. The Supreme Court Decision Has Turned an Entire Area of Law on its Head. An individual who lives in New…

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Fatal Parking Lot Collapse in Lower Manhattan

By Grandelli Law

Tragically, on April 18th, a four-story parking garage collapsed in lower Manhattan, killing one victim. The garage, located at 57 Ann Street, had numerous prior safety violations, and inspectors were surveying the property when it collapsed at around 4 p.m on Tuesday. Emergency crews responded rapidly to the scene of the incident. Following the collapse,…

Monday, April 10, 2023

The Explosive Growth of Electric Bikes Presents Serious Risks           

By Grandelli Law

The past few years have seen an explosion of growth in the use of electric bikes or E-bikes – bicycles that run on an electric motor powered by a battery – in New York City.  This surge is fueled, in part, by increased demand for local delivery services created by COVID-19-related stay-at-home policies.  Even though…

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Bar Fights and New York’s Dram Shop Act

By Grandelli Law
Posted in Personal Injury

Imagine the following scenario:  you’re walking your dog on the sidewalk in New York, when a drunk man exits the neighborhood bar, bumps into you, and then proceeds to shatter his beer bottle on your head. Who, if anyone, is liable for this incident? The obvious answer is the tortfeasor – the drunk man who…

Friday, October 28, 2022

What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

By Grandelli Law
Posted in Personal Injury

Approximately 95% of all personal injury cases settle before going to trial. Typically, before any trial, both the plaintiff and defendant have an idea of the factual and legal issues present in the case, and also have an idea of the value of the case based upon the liability, the plaintiff’s physical injuries.  The liability…

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Food Delivery Worker Dies in Brooklyn Motor Vehicle Collision

By Grandelli Law

A 30-year-old food delivery worker, Daniel Vidal, died earlier this month while performing a delivery in Brooklyn. According to police, the delivery worker was driving his motorcycle on Morgan Avenue in East Williamsburg on Thursday, August 11, 2022, when his rear brakes locked. The motorcycle glided on the street, before hitting a curb and throwing…

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Medicaid Liens on Personal Injury Settlement

By Grandelli Law
Posted in Personal Injury

When calculating the value of a personal injury case, there are several factors to consider:  pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses.  Medical expenses are reimbursable if paid out of pocket, or if the collateral source/insurance company is seeking reimbursement for the benefits it has paid.  In New York, in personal injury lawsuits, certain…

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