We are happy to announce that The Grandelli Firm will now be known as

GRANDELLI & ESKENASI

The addition of Leigh Eskenasi as a named partner recognizes his dedication to our clients, and his contributions to the numerous multi-million dollar recoveries the firm has obtained, which are among the highest in New York State.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

NYC Doorman Killed In Slip and Fall During Snow Storm

By Stephen Wagner III

A doorman was tragically killed on the Upper East Side while shoveling snow during the snowstorm this week. In what the New York Post dubbed a freak accident, Miguel Gonzalez, 59, slipped while he was shoveling snow, fell down a set of stairs, and had his throat slashed as he crashed through a window pane. As a…

Friday, December 9, 2016

Baby Sisters Tragically Killed in Radiator Accident

By Stephen Wagner III

Tragedy struck a family in the Bronx this week when a faulty radiator led to the deaths of two young sisters. The sisters, Ibanez Ambrose, 2-years-old, and Scylee, one-years old, were sleeping near the radiator in their family’s apartment. A law-enforcement source told the New York Post that the cause of their deaths was “probably a…

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, 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, August 12, 2016

Ten Year Old Boy Killed In Waterslide Accident

By Louis Grandelli

Caleb Schwab, a 10 year boy, was fatally injured while riding the world’s tallest water slide, “Verruckt”, at a Kansas City water park. Park goers described hearing “a noise that didn’t sound like it was supposed to come from that kind of ride.” Reports state that the child’s body was thrown from his seat and…

Friday, April 22, 2016

Worker Killed In Manhattan When Scaffold Falls 10 Stories

By Louis Grandelli

A construction worker died Thursday, April 21st, when he was struck by a piece of wood while on the job at The Printing House on Hudson Street, in Manhattan. Louis Mata was attempting to dismantle scaffolding from the West Village luxury condo when the plank came loose and fell 10 stories, striking him in the…

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fatal Collapse at Hotel Construction Site

By Louis Grandelli

Earlier today, at approximately 10:38 a.m., a building on West 38th Street collapsed, killing one and seriously injuring another. A man who was working on the next door building at the time of the accident stated that the ceiling caved in on the top two floors and that “the guy in charge was screaming for…

Friday, August 28, 2015

Large Trucks Pose Fatal Danger On Highways

By Louis Grandelli

According to a recent New York Times piece, this year more people will die in traffic accidents involving large trucks than the number of people who have been killed in the last 45 years of commercial airplane crashes. Despite, Congress is wholly ignoring roadway safety while working to pass a new highway funding bill. In…

Monday, August 24, 2015

Motor Vehicle Deaths Rise Sharply in 2015

By Louis Grandelli

Traffic deaths in the United States have risen 14% in the first six months of 2015, ahead of the same time period for 2014, putting the U.S. on track to have its deadliest year since 2007. On August 17th, the National Safety Counsel released its Motor Vehicle Fatality Estimates. According to the report, there have…

Friday, August 7, 2015

Supervisors Charged with Homicide in Construction Site Accident

By Louis Grandelli

Even when everything is going right, a construction site can be a dangerous place, but when warnings are ignored and the threat of imminent risk to the safety of workers is simply brushed aside, things can quickly become catastrophic. Unfortunately, that was the case on April 6, 2015, when Carlos Moncayo, 22, of Queens was…

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