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Accidents and Crashes with New York City Sanitation Trucks

In recent weeks, I have received a number of inquiries from people damaged when New York City Sanitation trucks crashed into their cars. In fact, I have now filed three cases arising from these inquiries. I suppose this activity is not unexpected sin...
by New York Law Thoughts on May 26, 2015

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Announces Settlement with the City of New York for Trip and Fall in Manhattan

A Bronx woman visiting her mother in Manhattan tripped and fell on a hole in the hallway floor and injured her ankle. The building was owned and managed by New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The woman hired our firm to...
by New York Law Thoughts on May 7, 2012

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Announces Settlement with New York City after Garbage Truck Injures Brooklyn Woman

A New York City garbage truck struck a car stopped at an intersection in Brooklyn, injuring the woman driving the car and her passenger. Both people retained our firm to represent them. They had different injuries that required separate legal strateg...
by New York Law Thoughts on Apr 18, 2012

A $25,000 Settlement in a Bronx False Arrest Case

This past April, on the Saturday before Easter, a manager at a health care firm left his office for the drive home. He had recently purchased a Jaguar sedan and he drove that car to work that day. On the way home, New York City police officers pulled...
by New York Law Thoughts on Nov 30, 2011

Lawsuit Settlement for a Trip and Fall on a Manhattan Sidewalk

On a warm September evening last year, a woman set out from her Manhattan apartment to pick up some dry cleaning. As she walked past the Frederick Douglass Houses, the woman’s right foot became stuck in a broken edge of sidewalk and she fell forwar...
by New York Law Thoughts on Oct 21, 2011

A $20,000 Settlement for Woman Hit by NYC Sanitation Department Truck in Brooklyn

In November 2010, a Nassau County woman rode with her grandmother for a doctor’s appointment at a Brooklyn hospital. They drove along the Belt Parkway and as they reached the exit for Coney Island Avenue, the grandmother slowed her car because of t...
by New York Law Thoughts on Sep 26, 2011

A $120,000 Settlement for Slip and Fall on Ice on the Brooklyn Promenade

In January 2011, a Brooklyn man out for a walk on the Brooklyn Promenade slipped and fell on an uncleared patch of ice. The incident tore the ligaments in his left elbow and required surgery and months of intensive physical therapy to repair the dama...
by New York Law Thoughts on Sep 19, 2011

Accidents and Crashes with New York City Sanitation Trucks

In recent weeks, I have received a number of inquiries from people damaged when New York City Sanitation trucks crashed into their cars. In fact, I have now filed three cases arising from these inquiries. I suppose this activity is not unexpected sin...
by New York Law Thoughts on May 26, 2011

A Pothole Ate My Car: Seeking Payment if a Pothole Damages Your Car

Each winter the cold contracts our roadway surfaces and then comes the snow, ice and rain followed by the plows, salt and sand and, when the temperatures rise back above freezing, wham, we have the perfect formula for creating potholes.  Given the r...
by New York Law Thoughts on Feb 9, 2011

Not Every Case Is a Big Dollar Case, but Every Case Matters

I often hear from potential clients who ask if their case is large enough for me to take. Others wonder if I will devote enough attention to their case if it will not return a large award. I make a promise to do everything I can to get the most compe...
by New York Law Thoughts on Jan 25, 2011

Help! A Snowplow Wrecked My Car

I have received several calls this week from people living in New York City and Long Island whose cars or vehicles suffered damages at the hand of snowplows in the recent spate of storms.  Here’s a typical question: “A snow plow hit my parked ca...
by New York Law Thoughts on Jan 14, 2011

$20,000 for Man Falsely Arrested in the Bronx

In November 2009, the New York City Police improperly and illegally arrested a young man and held him for nearly a day before releasing him. The police never filed charges against the man. Upset, he contacted Carol L. Schlitt to investigate the matte...
by New York Law Thoughts on Sep 24, 2010

The Importance of Knowing the Value of a Case: How an Accurate Case Assessment Earned My Client an Additional $230,000 Settlement

Last Friday, I settled a police misconduct case against the City of New York for $250,000. I want to focus on how a clear assessment of the case enabled my client to receive an additional $230,000. The case concerned the false arrest of a Bronx man...
by New York Law Thoughts on Jul 21, 2010

Watch Out for those New York City Sanitation Trucks

by New York Law Thoughts on May 10, 2010


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