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September 2017 Archives

Smaller vehicles not as safe as larger cars in car crashes

When New York drivers become involved in car accidents, there are many factors that can determine how severe the injuries are. One that plays a major role is the size of the vehicles involved. Usually, larger vehicles are safer, especially when a collision that involves both large and small vehicles occurs.

Driver inattention close to home likely source of many accidents

Every day, residents drive through their neighborhoods in New York feeling relaxed in familiar surroundings. People know their daily routes so thoroughly that they sometimes navigate them without paying much attention. The constant repetition of driving the same roads makes people tune out and operate vehicles mostly from muscle memory. Driving inside these comfortable zones reduces people's vigilance, and they might fail to respond in time to sudden hazards like an animal in the road or another vehicle.

Using headlights in the day as a preventive accident tool

New York drivers might not be aware that a number of studies have linked the usage of headlights during daytime driving to a reduction in accidents. While there are already vehicles on the road with technology that makes this easier for the driver, there is no legislation in the U.S. that requires this.

Fall weather can be hazardous for drivers

For many New York motorists, the fall months can be dangerous due to potentially unpredictable weather conditions and a variety of other factors. However, knowing what hazards to look for and how to reduce the risks of fall driving can keep people safer.

Struck-by accidents more common in the construction industry

Many New Yorkers are employed in construction, an industry that carries some of the highest risks of work-related injury accidents. Among other hazards, the construction industry has the dubious distinction of being the leader among all U.S. industries for struck-by deaths.

  • $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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