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August 2016 Archives

Technology could force truck drivers to slow down

New York motorists share roads with many other vehicles, and everyone is expected to obey speed limits for the safety of all. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to use technology to force commercial vehicle drivers to obey speed limits by making it impossible for their vehicles to travel faster.

Popularity of apps adds to distracted driving accidents

A recent article published in Consumer Affairs highlights statistics that show teen texting-and-driving rates appear to be declining. The bad news is that teens are using apps while driving at an alarming rate.

New report: drowsy driving is an extreme danger

A new report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association focuses on the problem of drowsy driving on American roadways. The study concluded that drowsy driving is likely a bigger problem than figures indicate. Researchers also offered ideas about what states like New York can do to confront and deal with the problem.

Building site for school in NY fined for construction hazards

Construction workers headed to a work site in Brooklyn, New York were put in a dangerous situation. The project at this work site involved the construction of a school. Unfortunately for workers, the construction company behind the project was found guilty of almost two dozen serious safety violations.

New rules make construction sites safer in New York

According to data from the New York City Department of Buildings, there has been a 300 percent increase in construction since 2009. As a result, there are increased opportunities for workers to get hurt on the job. Aware of this fact, the New York Building Congress issued a statement saying that worker safety should be a priority and that worker injuries shouldn't be seen as a byproduct of a construction boom.

Law enforcement will be focusing on truck safety

In collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is bringing Operation Safe Driver Week to New York and around the country the week of Oct. 16. The annual event is meant to help increase driver awareness about bad driving and to decrease the incidence of injury accidents.

Distracted driving is more than just texting

Every driver in New York shares the road with many other drivers, and if any driver is distracted while behind the wheel, serious accidents can happen. Distracted driving often brings to mind texting while driving, but there are many other distractions smartphones can cause. The problem has become so great that laws have been passed and advocacy groups have been formed to combat all cell phone use while at the wheel.

  • $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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