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March 2017 Archives

Some Vecaro hoverboards recalled due to overheating

On March 24, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall that could impact hoverboard enthusiasts in New York. According to reports, the recall affects three types of self-balancing scooters that were manufactured by Vecaro. The potentially defective product was offered for sale online and at one audio store on the West Coast from November 2015 through November 2016. Any consumer who acquired a Drift 8, Glide 65 or Trek 10 scooter during this time frame is urged to stop using it immediately and contact the manufacturer for credit or repair.

5 common construction accidents young workers face

There are many kinds of construction accidents that take place, from tripping and falling to electrical burns. When you're new to the business, you're at a higher risk of injury. You know less than those who have been working longer, so it's important you receive the correct training. It's your employer's job to make sure you stay safe on the job. Here are five common injuries that young workers face.

Cargo securement the focus of annual Roadcheck blitz

New York drivers may be interested to learn that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz will take place June 6 through 8. This year, CVSA inspectors will place extra emphasis on cargo securement.

Skateboarding dangers and laws

Many New York residents who ride skateboards as a hobby or use them as their main mode of transportation may be well aware that the activity can be dangerous. Because it is generally considered to be an unsafe activity, especially when skateboarders to not use safety protection gear, there are many laws that ban their use in certain areas.

4 construction injuries women should watch out for

A growing number of women work in the construction field. There are specific injuries and hazards that pose a threat to women of which you should be aware. As the number of women in construction grows, it becomes more important than ever to work cautiously and to be aware of the benefits provided by workers' compensation in the case of an injury. These are four common injuries women could experience on the job.

Eye protection may reduce injury rate

Roughly 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury each day. However, up to 90 percent of such injuries that occur in workplaces in New York and around the country cold be prevented through the use of eye protection. Financial losses related to lost productivity, treating the injury and compensation add up to about $300 million annually.

The rise in vehicle deaths

Motorists in New York may be interested to know that according to the National Safety Council, a nonprofit safety advocacy group, the number of traffic deaths in the United States was over 40,000 in 2016, the first time since 2007. This is as the lower price of gas at the pumps and a healthy economy is contributing to an increase in driving.

  • $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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