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May 2017 Archives

GHSA releases worrying pedestrian fatality report

The number of deadly pedestrian accidents around the country increased alarmingly in 2016 according to figures from the Governors Highway Safety Association. A report from the nonprofit organization of state safety offices reveals that 5,997 pedestrians were killed on the nation's roads last year, and many of these accidents took place in New York. The figures mark the continuation of a disturbing trend. Pedestrian fatalities increased by 12 percent from 4,795 to 5,376 between 2006 and 2015, and the 2016 death toll represents an 11 percent year-over-year surge according to the GHSA.

How virtual second opinions can improve diagnoses

New York patients may be able to get a second medical opinion over the internet if a doctor is struggling to diagnose their illness. Telemedicine is a growing field, and it can allow for virtual consultations as well as for a patient to send information from a monitoring device to their electronic medical records. With a peer-reviewed journal reporting that around 12 million people are misdiagnosed annually, the ability to more easily get a second opinion could be critical in some cases.

New York woman pleads guilty in fatal drunk driving case

A 43-year-old New York woman faces up to 25 years in prison after entering guilty pleas to a raft of criminal charges connected to an October 2016 drunk driving accident in Westchester County that claimed the life of an elderly couple. The woman is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 1 on three counts of vehicular homicide, two manslaughter counts and an aggravated drunk driving charge.

A device could access drivers' phone usage

New York motorists should be aware that police officers may be given technology that allow them to determine whether or not a driver was using their cellphone illegally at the time of an accident. The technology would allow the officer to plug the device into the cellphone without the owner of the phone having to hand it over.

Can I sue an airline for mistreating my child?

In the last several months, passenger mistreatment has been front and center in the public eye. The incident that galvanized much of the public conversation occurred only weeks ago when United Airlines dragged a doctor off of a plane, ostensibly to make room for crew it wanted to get to another flight. However, there are other recent examples of airline personnel exhibiting surprising disregard for human decency.

  • $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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