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We understand the stress, anxiety and frustration which can result from an injury. We know how difficult it can be to remain hopeful when financial pressures are looming.Let us apply our proven track record of success to your case. Your job is to recover from your injuries. Our job is to tkae on your legal struggles and to win you the compensation that you deserve.
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- We will provide you with personal, thoughtful service.
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- We will provide you with an honest evaluation of your case.
- We will work quickly to process your medical bills and lost income claim.
- We will aggressively pursue your case to win you the maximum compensation.
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Winter Is Here
Focus on Cold Weather Accidents
There are many accidents that occur in Winter, specifically involving falls and on ice and snow. Below are some articles discussing these accidents.
If you or a family member has been injured in an ice and snow accident, please call us as soon as possible so that we conduct proper investigation, such as taking photographs before it melts.
New York City requires that the adjoining property owner keep the public sidewalk clear of snow and ice.
If you have been injured, you need to be aware of these requirements and exemptions that will determine liability of the adjoining property owner. more >
Photographs taken soon after the accident are a great help in securing a recovery. This is especially important when the evidence can melt! more >
First, we must establish that the City is responsible for clearing the sidewalk. If we establish that the City is not responsible, then the adjoining property owner may be. more >
We know from experience that a denial from an insurer can sometimes be overturned after a careful legal analysis of the facts. more >
She preferred her nickname, “Melody,” adopting it because she loved to sing, and she sang in several church choirs. Melody was one of our longest serving paralegals. Melody was an integral part of our office family, and she will be missed. more >
From Our Case Files
$475,000 Settlement for Death Caused by Failure to Diagnose Liver Cancer - The client, a Metropolitan Museum guard, died from liver cancer. There was a one year delay in diagnosing the cancer on an MRI in June, 2010, which showed spots on the liver. The doctor told the client that the spots were trivial and that no further work-up was required. The client had further MRI’s in 2010 and 2011, and the doctor told the client that the mass was not cancer. In fact, the doctor should have followed-up since the MRI’s showed evidence of deadly liver cancer. This case was handled with our medical malpractice counsel.
$300,000 Settlement for Construction Accident Involving a Falling Pipe - Our client sustained a shoulder injury (rotator cuff tear) requiring surgery. He was part of a team demolishing offices in Times Square. A metal conduit pipe fell from the ceiling and hit him on the shoulder. We claimed a violation of Labor Law 240 which protects workers against falling objects. Our claim was hotly contested based on unclear legal precedents, and our client was not assured a recovery in court. The case was settled in a mediation.
$230,000 Settlement for Ceiling Collapse in Florida Motel - The client sustained lower back injuries requiring surgery as a result of a ceiling collapsing on her while in the bathroom in her Florida motel room. The motel had the usual defense of “no notice.” The case was settled in pre-litigation with the assistance of our Florida counsel.
$225,000 Settlement for Auto Accident - Our client, a pedestrian, was struck by an inattentive motorist. Our client sustained a fractured knee (tibial plateau) which required surgery(open reduction and internal fixation) and about four months out of work. Fortunately, the client, a school nurse, was able to return to her normal activities after her convalesce. This case was settled at mediation.
$219,000 Settlement for Construction Accident - The client sustained a torn rotator cuff (shoulder) requiring surgery. He had tripped over the stub of a pipe on the roof of a new Upper West Side apartment house under construction. The pipe stub was sticking-out of the roof and was intended to be hooked-up to an outdoor stove. The client was backing down a dolly filled with construction material from a ramp from the elevator. The pipe was located at the end of a ramp from the elevator, and the ramp could have been placed in a safer place so as to prevent a tripping hazard in a heavily traveled area.
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|Automobile and Transportation Accidents||Disability/Life Insurance Issues||Schools |
|Building||Fires & Explosions||Personal Injury |
|Bus/Subway/Train||Hospital & Nursing Homes||Professional Malpractice |
|Construction Accidents||Insurance||Sidewalk & Roadway |
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