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Could Distracted Walking Have Contributed to This Tragic Death?

35897542_S_woman_walking_strolling_sneakers (003).jpgShe was a 27-year old Harrison, NY social studies teacher, a volleyball coach and a dedicated Boston Red Sox fan. But a home heating oil truck struck her in a recent pedestrian accident just a few steps from her home in Murray Hill, Manhattan and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

NTSB Frustrated with Delay in Inspection of Limo Involved in Deadly Schoharie Accident

78080181_S_car_accident_inspection_damage_vehicle_woman_claim.jpgIt has been four months since the fatal limousine accident that killed 20 people. And while investigations are ongoing, the federal probe led by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been unable to examine the vehicle itself.

What Are the Symptoms of Brain Injury in a Vehicle Accident?

30731112_S_brain_head_injury_bandage.jpgDid you know that car accidents cause more than 50% of all traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the U.S.? A TBI may result if the head is subjected to a jolt or blow from blunt trauma or from a penetrating object.

Elderly Man with Dementia Allegedly Causes Wrong-Way Accident on Long Island

14025900_S_Car_Accident_Wreak (002).jpgWrong-way accidents are not that common - the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that they represent 3% of all motor vehicle accidents. However, they are the leading type of crash to result in a fatality.

Brooklyn Road Rage Incident Results in Death of Off-Duty FDNY Firefighter

33131347_S_Crash_Auto_Accident.jpgRoad rage is blamed in the recent death of an off-duty New York City firefighter. The victim was involved in a minor car accident on the Belt Parkway near the Verrazzano Bridge. When he pulled over to the side of the road, the second driver allegedly attacked him, stuck him in the head with a heavy object and fled the scene. The 33-year old victim's death was ruled a homicide, with the cause of death determined to be blunt force trauma of the head.

Study Shows that Ridesharing Services Increased Traffic Deaths

2165210_1920_M_car_accident-.jpgA recent study from the University of Chicago and Rice University reports that the rise of ride-sharing services has increased traffic deaths by 2-3% since 2011. The increase is equivalent to up to 1,100 fatalities each year.

Questions To Ask When Renting a Limousine

15984039_S_limo_black_car_limousine.jpgThe community of Amsterdam, New York has rallied around the families of the victims who died in last month's devastating limousine crash in Schoharie. Even before the last funeral for the 20 victims ended, friends and community members have worked to create fundraisers to help the children impacted by the crash.

  • $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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