Stephen M. Di Stefano

Stephen M. Di Stefano

sdistefano@stark-stark.com
856.874.4443

Stephen M. Di Stefano is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Accident & Personal Injury Group. Prior to joining Stark & Stark Mr. Di Stefano served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James E. Rafferty, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division for Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem Counties. During the time of his clerkship, Mr. Di Stefano reviewed all submissions ranging from motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment to motions in limine and post trial motions. Mr. Di Stefano also conducted extensive research and prepared written judicial opinions, including findings of fact and conclusions of law.

Posts by Stephen M. Di Stefano

Truck Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents often can result in serious or even fatal injuries. An example of such an accident is one that many people read about last summer: the accident where a Wal-Mart truck and a limo van collided. The accident severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and two other occupants and killed fellow comedian James McNair. Another… Continue Reading

New Jersey Red Light Traffic Camera

Posted in Community, Injury Law, Legal Updates

As many drivers know, New Jersey’s red light traffic camera program proved to be a controversial topic of conversation.  Some people felt that the cameras saved lives by reducing the number of car accidents.  Others believed the cameras amounted to too much of a governmental intrusion into people’s private lives, almost like Big Brother watching… Continue Reading

Be Careful of Trip Hazards and Slip Hazards Inside and Outside

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall

Now that winter is well underway, it is important to remind everyone to be careful not only when walking outside but also to be cautious when walking inside places, especially public buildings.  Ice and snow on a customer’s shoes can easily become a major slip hazard when it gets tracked into a supermarket, retail store,… Continue Reading

Guardrails Can Help and Hinder During a Vehicle Accident

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motorcycle Injury

Guardrails are a common occurrence.  They are a vital safety component on thousands of highways and roadways across the country.  They are designed to protect vehicles from leaving the road as well as to lessen the severity of a crash.  Many motorists do not even take notice of them.  Guardrail energy absorbing end terminals are… Continue Reading

Safety Issues- Proper Exterior Lighting

Posted in Injury Law

Now that the summer is over and autumn is upon us, it is important to remind everyone of an important safety issue: proper exterior lighting.  As the sun sets earlier and earlier, you must remember to adjust the lights outside of your homes and businesses to protect yourselves and visitors.  An errant garden hose leftover… Continue Reading

Consequences of Texting and Driving the “Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis’ Law”

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Under a new law called the “Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis’ Law,” proof that a defendant was operating a hand-held wireless telephone while driving a motor vehicle may give rise to the presumption that the defendant was engaged in reckless driving. Prosecutors are empowered to charge the offender with committing vehicular homicide or assault when such type of accident occurs from reckless driving. Vehicular homicide is generally a crime of the second degree, punishable by imprisonment of five to ten years, a fine of up to $150,000, or both. Assault by auto is a crime of the fourth degree if serious bodily injury occurs and a disorderly persons offense if bodily injury occurs. A fourth degree crime is punishable by up to 18 months imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000, or both. The penalty for a disorderly persons offense is imprisonment for up to six months, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.