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Plaintiff Personal Injury

On the personal injury prosecution side, our attorneys represent clients in cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, assaults, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, negligence security, and all other types of personal injury claims. The fact that we represent both personal injury plaintiffs and defendants affords us a unique perspective on effectively prosecuting cases and achieving the results our clients deserve.

Recent notable engagements:

  • Thompson v. Steuben Realty Corp., 820 N.Y.S.2d 285 (2d Dep’t 2006).  Obtained a $7 million judgment after trial in connection with claims against property owner resulting from the rape and sexual assault of a tenant.  The Judgment was later modified on appeal to $4.5 million and otherwise affirmed.
  • In re 698 Flushing Realty Corp., 355 B.R. 17 (Bnkr. E.D.N.Y. 2005).  In connection with the multi-million judgment we obtained in the Thompson case, the son of the judgment debtor’s principal attempted to transfer real property to evade the judgment to an affiliated company, which then filed for bankruptcy.  We successfully obtained dismissal of the bankruptcy petition, as well as sanctions against the debtor and its counsel.
  • Christopher v. PharmaStem Therapeutics, Inc., 824 N.Y.S.2d 761 (NY Sup, Westchester 2006).  Successfully prosecuted action for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and deceptive business practices against umbilical cord blood preservation company which issued communications to obstetricians around the nation threatening them with claims for patent infringement if they collected cord blood for patients who intended to preserve such cord blood with other companies.  Click here to view AAJ article about case.
  • Nimir v. Nassau Health Care, Index No. 8943/08 (NY Sup., Nassau Co. 2012).  Successfully represented estate of a 15-year old boy who, while remanded for in-patient psychiatric treatment and evaluation at a New York area hospital pediatric psychiatry ward, and on suicide observation, was left alone in the boy’s shower room wearing and carrying hospital pants with drawstrings which he used to strangle himself.  Click here to view Jury Verdict Reporter article about case.

  • Gray v. Denny's Corp., 535 Fed. Appx. 14 (2d Cir. 2013). Successfully represented a patron of a Denny's restraurant who was criminally assaulted by a group of other patrons. Click here on article about case.

  • Successfully prosecuted federal court action for negligence against restaurant property owner in connection with a customer’s injury claim stemming from a fall down the restaurant’s stairwell.

  • Successfully prosecuted federal court action on behalf of motorcyclist struck by U.S. Government vehicle driven by federal agents.

  • Successfully prosecuted several federal court actions for negligence against home repair department stores in connection with customers' injuries.

  • Successfully prosecuted action in Kings County for lead paint exposure to a minor.

  • Successfully prosecuted wrongful death action in Nassau County connection with vehicular accident in a parking lot.

  • Successfully prosecuted personal injury action in New York County involving an accident that occurred on a New York City handball court.

  • Lisbey v. Pel Park Realty, 99 A.D.3d 637 (1st Dep't 2012).  Obtained appellate reversal of summary judgment on personal injury claims stemming from a ceiling collapse in a residential apartment building.

  • Desena v. Federated Dept. Stores, Inc., 884 N.Y.S.2d 765 (2d Dep’t 2009):  Successfully defeated commercial maintenance company’s motion for summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, in an electrical worker’s trip and fall accident in an emergency stairwell.

  • Simon v. Mehyrari, 792 N.Y.S.2d 543 (2d Dep’t 2005): Successfully defeated county and public maintenance department’s motion for summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, in pedestrian knock-down case involving a special needs student who was struck by a vehicle while crossing a county roadway.

 

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