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July 2016 Archives

How do I know what my injury claim is worth?

If you have been injured, you are likely suffering a great deal. The aftermath of these situations often includes not only physical pain and medical bills, but also career consequences. Injuries may leave you unable to work for long periods. Because you are losing out on a great deal of money, both short- and long-term, you understandably have a lot vested in the value of your injury case.

New York police track down driver linked to fatal crash

A 58-year-old New York man is facing a raft of charges including a count of criminally negligent homicide after being taken into custody in connection with a July 17 fatal hit-and-run accident in Queens County. A police representative claimed that the man was driving recklessly, speeding and ignored a stop sign before striking several vehicles in South Ozone Park. The man's plea for bail was denied, and he faces up to 15 years in prison if he is found guilty on all counts.

Recent crane accident highlights danger at construction sites

Recently, a crane in New York City collapsed into the Tappan Zee Bridge, causing damage to one of the lanes on the bridge. Fortunately, no deaths or serious injuries resulted from the incident, but a few people suffered minor injuries and two cars crashed into each other as they tried to avoid being struck by the crane. The crane was being used to build the Tappan Zee Bridge, a project that has been going on for several years with plans for completion in 2018.

Fatal SUV accident in New York

A black BMW SUV that was seen July 17 running a stop sign at a speed higher than 50 miles per hour. The vehicle was involved in a fatal crash with a Toyota in Queens County that afternoon. The collision claimed the life of a 40-year-old woman and left her 9-year-old daughter badly injured. The accident took place at the intersection of 130th Street and 115th Avenue in South Ozone Park.

Robbery suspect fleeing from police crashes SUV, kills woman

A New York man fleeing police smashed his SUV into another vehicle in Queens on July 7, killing a 78-year-old woman. He was being chased by undercover cops after allegedly stealing a cell phone from a worker at an auto body shop, according to authorities.

New evidence suggests captain lied about factors in tugboat crash

New details in a recent tugboat crash case suggest that the accident may have been caused by a more complex series of poor judgements than originally thought. When the tugboat "Specialist" sank three months ago after striking a barge, it was in the middle of a multiple boat haul. The captain of the "Realist," another tug boat, had requested that the Specialist's captain transfer vessels, leaving an unqualified crew member onboard to perform captain's duties. The Specialist struck a barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge and sank on March 12, claiming the lives of all three crew members on board.

What you should know about falls and grocery stores

Grocery shopping: it's something we all have to do, yet this ordinary task can be a risky one, especially when store owners fail to ensure that their stores are safe for shoppers. Slip-and-fall injuries constitute a substantial portion of injuries sustained during shopping and while some of these may be minor, others can be much more serious. Children and older adults are especially likely to have more serious injuries if they slip and fall in a grocery store.

  • $2.05 Million Settlement Mother of Two Struck and Killed by Motorist

    StolzenbergCortelli LLP recently resolved a heart breaking wrongful death action. The mother of two was struck and killed, while she crossed a roadway.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Trip Over Nail Case

    Terrence and Howard settled a trip and fall case for $1,100,000. In this case, our client (a resident of Brooklyn) was a cleaning lady who was hired to clean the newsroom of the Wall Street Journal.

  • $750,000 Verdict Jane and John Doe v. Defendant Driver

    The names are redacted for privacy reasons. In this automobile accident case, the female plaintiff was injured and suffered seriously debilitating injuries.

  • $525,000 Settlement Injured When the Trailer upon which He was Standing Collapsed

    Our client was a teamster, working at a concrete plant in Westchester, when he was seriously injured. At the time, he was standing on a trailer, which is colloquially known as a "low boy", when the wooden slats upon which he was standing, collapsed.

  • $457,500 Settlement Car Accident Victim With Pre-Existing Neck Injury

    Settled a client's case for $457,500. The client suffered a significant cervical spine injury requiring a fusion surgery.He was t-boned by a car exiting Purdy's farmer and the Fish in Somers, New York.

  • $450,000 Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Construction Accident Case

    Howard Stolzenberg settled a case for $450,000 where a construction worker was forced to use an exterior fire escape ladder to access the top of the building all while carrying a one gallon bucket of paint. The worker fell and fractured his ankle.

  • $100,000 Settlement Teenager Hit From Behind

    We just settled a case for a young girl who was injured when she was struck from behind while waiting at a red light at an intersection near the entrance to the Saw Mill in Yonkers. She had hip and shoulder surgery.

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