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November 2017 Archives

Winter conditions can make the roads more dangerous

Many New York drivers are aware that the road conditions can become dangerous very quickly when winter arrives. In fact, weather is a major factor in many car accidents, as the U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration estimates that about 22 percent of all car crashes were related to the weather conditions.

Why mortality rates spike on Thanksgiving

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday in the U.S. In 2012, for example, there were 764 fatal crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday, followed by 694 on Labor Day and 654 on Christmas. Thanksgiving also saw over 50,000 non-fatal crashes that year. Residents of New York should know that the causes behind this seasonal spike in the mortality rate are mostly preventable.

FDA links 7 deaths to faulty EpiPens

Anaphylaxis is a severe, and possibly life-threatening, allergic reaction that can occur just seconds after an individual has been exposed to an allergen. Immediate treatment is crucial in these situations, and many New York residents who suffer from serious allergies rely on devices like the EpiPen to deliver measured doses of epinephrine quickly and simply. EpiPens are designed to be easy to use for those with no medical training, but they have been connected with seven fatalities so far in 2017 according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Do you know how to file a construction accident claim?

Working in construction is always potentially dangerous even if you take the proper safety precautions. Unfortunately, when construction accidents do occur, they are often fairly severe. If you suffer an injury on a construction site, you may have significant medical expenses and may even miss work, costing you income.

NHTSA faces hurdles in regulating driverless car safety

New York motorists who are eager to learn how self-driving cars are progressing should know that there are currently some hurdles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated, in a notice that it will make public by the end of November, that further input will be needed on what research to conduct before it can create safety regulations for such vehicles.

  • $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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