The personal injury attorneys at SPBMC obtained a $24 Million Settlement for a construction worker who was run over by a 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. Further, the...Read More
In ten days’ time, the personal injury lawyers at SPBMC returned three verdicts totaling 37 Million Dollars. Significantly, these verdicts were achieved in venues that are often perceived as unfriendly to plaintiffs- Suffolk, Nassau, and Richmond Counties.
On September 25, 2018, after 2 ½ weeks of trial, Jim Wilkens received a unanimous verdict totaling 8 Million Dollars in Suffolk County on a...Read More
Personal injury attorney, Steve Fils-Aime, Esq., recently settled a lawsuit arising out of a trip and fall incident.
The client, an elderly grandmother, had traveled to the defendant’s premises, a supermarket, to go grocery shopping with her husband. While entering the supermarket, the client tripped and fell on a broken portion of the curb attached to the sidewalk of the premises. As a result...Read More
A New York City Firefighter broke his leg when he fell down a staircase during firefighting operations at one of the Co-Op City buildings in the Bronx. As he started to fall, he reached out to grab for a handrail he expected to be on his right but there was no handrail on that side to grab onto. That’s because this staircase had only a handrail on the left side instead of two handrails that...Read More
The recent controversy involving New York City Housing Authority developments has placed lead paint poisoning back at the forefront of public attention. However, lead paint exposure is still a prevalent concern for young children living in any older home or apartment.
While lead-based paints were banned for use over 35 years ago, leaded paint that was used prior to that time was not removed....Read More
In such a busy state as New York, car accidents are all but uncommon. Distracted driving often plays a significant role in many of these wrecks; on average, nine people are killed each day due to distractions on the road. This amounts to over 3000 fatalities in 2012, notably a decrease from the previous year. Injuries due to distracted drivers, however, reached upwards of 400,000.
Forms of...Read More
A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania has confirmed a relatively obvious assumption about healthcare: fewer caregivers provide inferior care. While this conclusion is likely no surprise, the reasons for the decline in care are not necessarily as obvious as one might think. For example, the study concluded that the drop in healthcare quality may have more to do with a poor work...Read More
Queens, NY – Today the New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, handed down a favorable decision allowing dozens of Rockaway residents and business owners to continue their claims against Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and National Grid for property damages sustained during Hurricane Sandy. Despite overwhelming evidence forecasting unprecedented storm surge...Read More