If you or your loved ones have been harmed as a result of someone else’s actions, you may have the right to recover money damages. The New York personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. protect the rights and interests of the seriously injured and the families of those who have been killed. We handle a wide range of personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, premises accidents, products liability, police assaults, municipal liability and wrongful death cases.
In the past 10 years, our attorneys have recovered more than $2 Billion in verdicts and settlements for New Yorkers. All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis where there is never a legal fee charged unless there is a recovery for you. We are your personal advocates and take that responsibility very seriously. We will treat you with compassion, courtesy, and respect while delivering exceptional legal representation. Our lawyers have the expertise to maximize your financial recovery.
The firm was extremely professional and diligent throughout my ligation process. They were in constant contact with me throughout the process and I would recommend to anyone seeking legal assistance.
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WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $2 BILLION FOR OUR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS.
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. has a special understanding and respect for workers who are injured on the job. There is a multitude of accidents that occur and our construction accident attorneys are experts in all areas of construction accidents and personal injury. If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, Our construction accident attorneys are ready to assist you and discuss your potential claim.
We handle cases involving:
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes death or injury to a patient. Medical professionals have a responsibility to provide quality care to each patient they serve. When hospitals, doctors, nurses, and staff fail to perform their duties with the highest level of competence and care, their patients may suffer serious or fatal injuries. Medical malpractice can be based on errors or omissions related to diagnosis, treatment, follow up care or health management.
Our Medical Malpractice attorneys represent patients suffering significant damages from medical malpractice arising from:
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you will likely have to go through an insurance company to obtain the compensation you need. The insurance companies have experienced lawyers working to protect their rights, and you should protect yourself by having our Car Accident Attorneys on your side.
We seek full compensation on behalf of our clients for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief. You can rely on us to be the strong advocates you need and deserve.
Motor Vehicle accidents cases our attorneys handle:
No one can match the experience or success of the firefighter attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. in this unique area of personal injury litigation. For decades, the Firm has been the friend of the injured New York City Firefighter and of the families of those firefighters who have given their lives in the performance of their duties.
Building violations can cause fires and endanger firefighters in the line of duty
Property owners have a responsibility to properly manage, supervise and operate their property to protect others from unnecessary risk of harm. When property owners fail to act responsibly and cause injury to others, they may be held liable for their negligence.
Our premises liability lawyers handle all types of premise liability cases:
9/11 Related Illness – The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is an attempt to help ease the burden for those who were injured or became ill in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks.
If you have an illness due to living, working or studying in the downtown Manhattan area below Canal street then our personal injury attorneys can be of help to you.
Our Product Liability lawyers represent people throughout New York and New Jersey who have been injured by dangerous and defective products.
Every year thousands of people are injured or killed by dangerous drugs and dangerous medical devices. Many of these medical drugs and devices are not fit for their intended use. In other cases, improper drug labeling or warning instructions can have serious or deadly consequences.
Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of Municipal liability law, including slip-and-fall liability law and how it pertains to accidents in New York and in New Jersey. We have represented people who have suffered injuries ranging from fractures to broken bones and head, neck and spine injuries.
Proving liability in a nursing home abuse or negligence case can be very challenging. Nursing home physicians, nurses, and staff are not likely to simply admit their fault. They are likely to blame age or illness as the cause of a patient’s injuries. Our nursing home negligence attorneys have helped hundreds of families with heir nursing home abuse case.
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. has vast experience in mass tort litigation and has acted as co-lead counsel in many well-known cases in New York and New Jersey. The Firm’s diverse areas of expertise played a major role in our being selected as one of only six firms to represent the State of New York in its landmark litigation against the tobacco industry – which won $25 billion for the State.
Our mass torts attorneys resolve cases with toxic torts, Intentional Torts, and mass torts:
Finding the right maritime lawyer to pursue and manage a maritime issue is important to the success of your case and the preservation of your rights.
Maritime lawsuits encompass a wide range of accidents. Most people think of a maritime accident as one that occurs on a ship, or in a merchant marine setting. However, the scope of maritime law extends beyond normal assumptions. The victim of an at-sea accident may have a cognizable claim for any number of mishaps, including:
Many personal injury lawyers are accustomed to pursuing an individual claim for a car accident, fall, or some form of premises liability injury. A mass casualty event that includes several plaintiffs and defendants occurs over an extended period and falls within one or more jurisdictions requires a special level of expertise that few firms are able to offer.
Disaster survivors often encounter unique, but disabling obstacles that affect their lives long after others forget an event. They may have:
One common cause of drowning and submersion injuries is swimming pool accidents. Tragically, many swimming pool accident victims are young children. Common causes of swimming pool accidents include:
If you or a family member has been injured in a swimming pool accident, contact our Pool accident attorneys today.
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. has been recognized as one of New York’s top personal injury law firms due to our impressive record of results, our total commitment to our clients and our excellent reputation in the legal community.
To protect yourself and your family. You need experts to help navigate you through the legal process. The attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C., pride themselves on their thorough investigation and preparation. Our lawyers prepare each case as if it were going to trial, which puts us in the best position to achieve significant results for you.
Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys only work on a “contingency fee”, which means that if we do not win, we do not get paid. Essentially, our fee is contingent upon your case’s success. Thus, you will get the best representation possible, while not spending a single penny.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers have been working with the Victim Compensation Fund since its inception in 2002. We were also key players in the post-9/11 federal lawsuits against the City of New York and were instrumental in the initial passage and reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which extended benefits to victims of 9/11-related illnesses.
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. proudly serves as General Counsel to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York and continues it’s more than 40-year tradition of successfully representing injured NYC firefighters and their families.
We are proud to have recovered Billions in verdicts and settlements for our clients in the New York area. Fighting against injustice and righting wrongs is what motivates our attorneys. We know a serious injury, can be devastating – emotionally, physically, and financially. Our Goal is to seek justice for our clients. We are fully prepared to take our clients’ cases to trial and prevail should the defendant refuse to settle on just terms. Our verdicts and settlements speak for themselves and are consistently among the highest in the State. The attorneys and support staff in our firm are unwavering in their commitment to bring you justice and financial compensation for your injury. Please view some of our results on the right-hand side of the screen or click below.
Recovered in VCF awards for our clients, from both the first VCF (2002-2004) and since the VCF reopened in 2011.
The families of the deceased firefighters and the surviving firefighters brought lawsuits against the owner of a building for allowing the construction of illegal partition walls in the apartment, which blocked access to the fire escape. They also sued the City of New York for failing to provide firefighters with personal safety ropes, which would have enabled the men to safely self-evacuate from the burning building. Five years earlier, the City had removed the personal safety ropes from FDNY gear and never replaced them.
More than 10,000 workers who sued New York City over health damages they claimed after the 9/11 recovery efforts have approved a settlement, clearing the way for payouts totaling $700 million – of which our clients received about $105 million
Against the City and in favor of our client, a 17-year old boy who was shot by a police officer, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. This was a re-trial of a case which had resulted in a jury verdict of $41 Million. The policeman alleged that our client pointed his gun at the officer and was about to shoot him. But the young man claimed that he had already dropped his gun and was on his knees. The jury unanimously held that the policeman’s shooting of the plaintiff was not legally justified.
Two construction workers, ages 38 and 40, were killed, and a third worker, age 43, was seriously injured when a crane they were on collapsed.
The jury deliberated for eight hours and returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, awarding more than $26 million for the child’s past and future pain and suffering. The jury also awarded $500,000 for the wrongful death of her twin sister, who died 28 days after birth.
A 43-year-old man and his two-year-old daughter suffered 70% and 50% total body surface burns, respectively, when a gas explosion occurred in their apartment. The father died from his burns and was survived by his wife and three children.
Plaintiff was working in a building near its electrical box when it exploded, injuring him. He...