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


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.

Friday, July 17, 2015

City Reaches $5.9 Million Settlement with Family of Eric Garner

By Louis Grandelli

On Monday, July 13th, New York City reached a settlement in the amount of $5.9 million with the family of Eric Garner, due to his wrongful death on July 17, 2014 after being put into a chokehold by a police officer. The death of Garner gained national attention in December of 2014 when the officer…

Friday, May 15, 2015

Amtrak Derailment Results in Death of 8 and Hundreds of Injuries

By Louis Grandelli

On May 13, 2015, an Amtrak train carrying 243 passengers heading Northbound to New York derailed, killing at least eight, and injuring many more. While the cause of the crash has yet to be determined, recent reports have indicated that the train was traveling over 100 miles per hour, on a curve with a speed…

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Long Island Leading New York State in Drinking and Driving Deaths

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, 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…

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…

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