New York

Results Matter • Over $2 billion Recovered • Experienced Attorneys

Trial Attorneys

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
$925m
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

$925 million recovered in VCF awards for our clients, from both the first VCF (2002-2004) and since the VCF reopened in 2011.

Black Sunday Fire
$183m
Black Sunday Fire

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.

Plaintiff Illegally Denied Zoning and Development Rights
$131m
Over $131 Million Awarded to Client

In the matter of Sinclair Haberman and Belair Building LLC v. Zoning Board of Appeals, firm Senior Partner and distinguished trial lawyer Chris McGrath obtained an incredible verdict on behalf on his client, with damages totaling $131,292,386.

Police Shooting – Boy Paralyzed
$92m
Police Shooting - Boy Paralyzed

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…

Police Shooting – Boy Paralyzed – Verdict
$92m
Police Shooting - Boy Paralyzed - Verdict

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.

Twin Brain Damage at Birth – Verdict
$61.6m
Twin Brain Damage at Birth - Verdict

In favor of our client, an injured twin (Twin “B”), who was delivered 42 minutes after his brother, (Twin “A”) without being continually monitored for fetal distress. Twin “B” suffered asphyxia shortly prior to birth. We proved to the Jury that proper monitoring would have revealed signs of oxygen deprivation, which would have warranted an…

Worker Struck By Police Vehicle – Settlement
$28m
Worker Struck By Police Vehicle - Settlement

The firm represented a worker at JFK airport that was struck by a speeding port authority police vehicle the victim suffered catastrophic injuries including but not limited to traumatic brain injury, numerous fractures and internal injuries that required 16 surgeries.

Defective Scaffolding – Laborer Falls – Verdict
$25.1m
Defective Scaffolding - Laborer Falls - Verdict

In favor of our client, a laborer, and against the building owner and contractors involved in a construction project. Our client was in the process of assisting in the dismantling of a scaffold when the scaffold began to collapse causing him to jump and to suffer serious head injuries. We proved that our client was…

Construction Worker Run Over By Reverse-Moving Excavator – Settlement
$24 m
Construction Worker Run Over By Reverse-Moving Excavator - Settlement

$24 Million Settlement – for construction worker run over by reverse-moving excavator resulting in the loss of one leg and multiple internal injuries. The operator could not see behind the machine and there was no spotter in position to guide the operator rearward or to ensure that no one was in its path of travel….

Negligent Tree Maintenance – Pedestrian Struck by Tree Limb
$11.5m
Negligent Tree Maintenance - Pedestrian Struck by Tree Limb

Our client, a pedestrian on a park pathway, was struck down by a very large dead tree limb that fell some 35 feet resulting in severe brain injury and spinal cord damage with incomplete paraplegia (ASIA-C classification) along with multiple fractures of the spine and skull which required numerous surgical procedures, extensive hospitalization and ongoing…

* Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

New York City Trial Attorneys

If someone else’s negligence or misconduct caused you or a loved one’s injuries in New York, you may be eligible for damages. The New York City injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., protect victims’ rights and fight to obtain the maximum financial recovery for them.

We advocate for the interests of those with serious injuries or loved ones with relatives who have died. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries in an accident in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, or anywhere in New York, contact us for a free consultation.

Over 75 Years of Dedicated Representation

We are a full-service New York City personal injury firm, specializing in all areas of personal injury and wrongful death law. We dedicate attorneys to each personal injury practice area. Our size, resources, and scope enable us to take on even the most complex cases for clients. We believe in treating clients with respect and compassion, and zealously fighting for the highest possible compensation.

Why Come to Us For Legal Representation?

  • We have recovered more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for clients over the past 10 years.
  • We have served on many high-profile cases, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Staten Island tank explosion, and 9/11 rescue and recovery workers litigation.
  • We treat each client with personal care and attention, as if they were family members. Our unparalleled client service is a hallmark of our practice.
  • We handle all cases on a contingency-fee basis – we do not charge any legal fees for our time or services unless we secure a recovery on your behalf.

Types of personal injury law we cover

As a complete New York City personal injury law firm, we have handled cases in almost every related practice area. Our promise to you is to treat your case – whatever the practice area – with respect and compassion. Do not hesitate to contact us about your specific type of case, even if you do not see your accident type on this list. We have plenty of resources and dedicated attorneys to listen to your story. We cover the following types of personal injury cases:

We take cases from all over New York City, from all five boroughs. Whether you suffered serious injuries in a construction site accident or from a violent dog attack, we can provide legal advice. Discuss your rights and your potential legal opportunities with one of our personal injury lawyers during a free consultation. We will listen to the details of your accident and let you know if we think you have grounds for a claim.

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What Our Clients Say

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 them to anyone seeking legal assistance.

Kevin Bell | Client

We just wanted to thank you for all of your advice and hard work. Its been a pleasure working with you over the past few years! We’re lucky you took our case. Wishing you all the best!

Allie & James | Client

Thank you so much. You have been amazing keeping my husbands best interests in mind. You have been so good to us and are truly an asset to your team of workers and to the firm. Thank you so much!

Caterina & Daniel | Client

Thank you for representing me in my legal matter for my car accident and injuries. Words are not enough to express my gratitude for everything you’ve done, including your efforts, hard work, and dedication for my case. I am more…

Heather T. | Client

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Why You Need an Experienced Attorney

After a serious personal injury accident in New York, it can be difficult to tell who is on your side. You may be facing expensive medical bills and calls from insurance adjusters or bill collectors. Insurance companies may offer settlements, but the amounts could be far less than the true value of your claim. Do not let someone take advantage of you during a difficult time. Hire a lawyer to protect your rights. Insurance companies often try to save money with unsavory practices, such as:

  • Denying valid claims
  • Unreasonably delaying the claims process
  • Offering lowball settlements
  • Saying it is the final settlement offer
  • Convincing claimants to accept a low settlement
  • Using a client’s recorded statements against him/her

Hiring an experienced New York City personal injury attorney can help you defend yourself from insurance company tactics and give you the ability to fight for fair compensation. A lawyer can give you peace of mind by handling complex legal processes while you focus on healing. Our personal injury lawyers will take care of the legwork of your case, taking over negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf. Our NYC personal injury lawyers can also take your injury case to court if necessary for maximum financial recovery.

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  • We have some of the most
  • well-known + experienced trial
  • attorneys in the state

Damages you can recover

A personal injury claim could give you compensation for many different losses you suffered as a result of your personal injury. The exact types of damages you may have the right to seek depends on the nature of your accident. The factors of your case and the skill of your attorney, however, can also affect the amount of recovery. You could recover several types of damages in New York:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Property damage repairs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning opportunities
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death damages
  • Punitive damages

Learn the value of your case during a free consultation with the New York City personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C.. We will give you an honest and straightforward evaluation of your personal injury case or wrongful death claim, at no obligation to hire our law firm.

“We treat each & every client as if they are our own family.”
Robert G. Sullivan | Partner

Contact us today for a free initial consultation

If you or someone close to you has suffered personal injuries in New York, contact us immediately. Our case results and dozens of positive testimonials speak for themselves. We have years of experience, extensive resources, and committed attorneys to put to use toward your case. Call (212) 732-9000 anytime to request your free case review in New York City.