Areas of Practice
Traumatic Brain Injuries can occur in almost any type of accident. To handle these types of injuries requires a thorough understanding of the different causes, signs and symptoms of a brain injury. A full analysis from both a legal and medical point of view must be conducted to properly evaluate the trauma to the brain. We have worked with clients who suffer from mild, moderate and severe Traumatic Brain Injury. MTBI is especially difficult because it is a destructive, debilitating injury that can exist but is often not diagnosed until years after the incident.
There are many types of cases where a municipality may be liable for a person’s injuries. In these instances there are important deadlines that must be met, criteria that must be satisfied, and papers that must be filed on the appropriate municipal agencies. Cases against municipalities are fraught with dangers and must be prosecuted very carefully with an eye for detail. Our office has handled almost every type of municipal case imaginable.
Motor vehicle accidents happen each day and are a common cause of devastating personal injuries and death. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and other harm caused by the accident. To successfully pursue a claim, you must meet the many time sensitive deadlines and pleading requirements. You should have an experienced attorney on your side to fight vigorously for your rights and to make sure your case does not get dismissed on a technicality.
Premises liability is the general liability of a landowner for the safety of its premises This includes corporations, private residential landowners, municipalities and any other people or entities that own, operate or control the property. In addition to the landowners being responsible, the people and the companies that do construction at a location are responsible for safe work and secure work areas. Premises cases run the gamut from negligent security to leaking pipes that cause a ceiling to collapse to failure to properly fix a broken sidewalk leading to slips, trips and falls. The responsibility of a landowner is to keep their premises reasonably safe. The same goes for a store owner or a construction contractor.
Construction workers are injured or killed all across America. The New York State Legislature has recognized the dangers of construction sites to workers and has enacted various statutes to protect workers The Labor Laws were enacted to protect workers and hold those in charge of the worksite – owners and construction companies- responsible for their safety.
Medical malpractice is the act of improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional, resulting in undue injury to a patient. Medical negligence comes in a wide variety of forms that range from misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical errors and failure to follow up with treatment, acquired infections or failure to monitor patient vital signs. Unfortunately, hospitals and doctors make mistakes just like anyone else. The difference is usually the patient is unconscious during surgery and has no ability to protect himself. Too often, patients don’t find out about the malpractice until it is too late. Studies have indicated that doctor and hospital errors are responsible for approximately 100,000 deaths in the United States each year.
There are different types of causes of burn injuries. Burns can come from fires, scalding water, steam, chemicals, and even from industrial building materials such as concrete. We have experience handling burn cases. Burn injuries are extremely painful and burn cases have many unique aspects to them that attorneys that handle these cases must be familiar with.
A defective product can be any product that presents an unreasonable danger when being used as it was intended. Regardless of a signed a signed waiver or release, if a faulty or defective product causes an accident resulting in injury, the waiver will not apply. Legal action can still be taken against the manufacturer or any other responsible party.
We represent both individuals and classes of employees for violations of state and federal statutes governing employee compensation. Each state has its own minimum wage, employment laws regarding, hourly pay, overtime pay, lunch breaks, meal breaks penalties and liquidated damages. New York law requires employers to give notice of the overtime policies and keep track of the regular and overtime hours worked.