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Speed limits and fatal accidents

For many years, New York's maximum speed limit was set at 55 mph due to federal regulations. Every state in the nation also had to adopt that lower speed limit to get certain federal funds. This restriction was gradually eased over time and repealed completely in 1995. Since then, states have been able to adopt their own max speed limits, and most have raised them considerably. This increase in speed limits has been linked to a higher incidence of traffic accident fatalities, according to a new study.

Don’t accept less than you deserve after a car accident injury

When you suffer an injury in a car accident, you may think that it's time for the insurance companies to step in and do their jobs so you can get on with your recovery. Theoretically, this is true, but it is often not how things play out in the real world.

Accidents involving large trucks and buses

Some New Yorkers may have been involved in one of the 4,311 fatal accidents nationwide in 2015 that involved buses or large trucks. While the number was up 8 percent from the previous year, it is still not as high as the peak of more than 5,200 in 2005. Between 2005 and 2009, the numbers went down, but from 2009 to 2015, they increased again.

The dangers of trampolines

Some New York parents may be unaware that a number of children younger than 16 are injured on trampolines each year. According to one study, between 2002 and 2011, playing on trampolines resulted in more than 288,000 fractures. The total cost in emergency room visits as a result of trampoline-related injuries was estimated to be around $1 billion.

  • $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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