Premises Liability

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We regularly represent commercial and residential building owners and cleaning, maintenance, and plow contractors in premises liability cases. We have successfully defended a wide variety of premises liability cases including slip and falls, trip and falls, and construction accidents, amongst others and have been successful at trial and on appeal.

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Significant Results

Emerick v. Smokin Joe’s, jury verdict in favor of defendant driver who rearended plaintiff defeating plaintiff’s substantial low back and neck injury claims and subsequent surgery.

Space v. Pumpkinville, obtained jury verdict in favor of defendant Pumpkinville against claim of plaintiff who fell as a result of a two step stairway despite multiple building code violations.

McCormick v. Pressing, obtained jury verdict in favor of a young man who was accused of negligence in knocking down a gym teacher at a local public school.

Rachlin v. Jamison Roofing, obtained summary judgment in favor of defendant roofer as to whom plaintiff claimed defective workmanship in roofing repair work which lead to leaks in building and water on floor where plaintiff claimed to have slipped and fallen.

Tonkin v. Widewaters, obtained jury verdict in favor of defendant owner of a shopping plaza where plaintiff claimed to have slipped and fallen on a sheet of ice that was one inches thick and who claimed substantial low back injuries which necessitated at least three subsequent back surgeries.

Sharma v. Uniland Corp, obtained jury verdict in favor of defendant Uniland, owner of commercial property, where plaintiff claims to have slipped and fallen on snow and ice.

Collins v. Advanced Property, obtained summary judgment in favor of snow plow contractor where plaintiff claimed to have fallen as a result of snow and ice on premises.

Botsford v. MPC, Inc. obtained summary judgment in favor of snow plow contractor where plaintiff claimed to have fallen as a result of snow and ice on premises.

Sid Birzon, Inc. v. Jewelers Mutual, successfully defended Jewelers Mutual against claim of Sid Birzon, Inc. under its policy issued by Jewelers Mutual for the six figure theft of diamonds by proving negligence as to the security firm involved in the premises, Pinkertons.

Sorce v. E.J. Militello, obtained jury verdict in favor of defendant snow plow contractor against claim

Defense Practice Areas

  • Auto Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Errors and Omissions
  • Labor Law Liability
  • Medical Misconduct
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

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Defense – Premises Liability

Testimonials & Case Results

  • "A worker was loading a logging truck and was not given the proper safety equipment.  He fell off the truck and sustained injury.  A high six figure settlement was negotiated for the client and this case expanded the scope of liability under the Labor Law in New York to include falls off trucks."

  • "After orthopedic knee surgery, a man called his surgeon’s private office complaining of chest pain.   The surgeon’s office failed to respond appropriately to the complaints which were of an emergency nature and the man died of pulmonary embolism the next day.  A significant settlement was negotiated on behalf of his family during the trial."

  • "After orthopedic knee surgery, a man called his surgeon’s private office complaining of chest pain.   The surgeon’s office failed to respond appropriately to the complaints which were of an emergency nature and the man died of pulmonary embolism the next day.  A significant settlement was negotiated on behalf of his family during the trial."

  • A young woman underwent a bunionectomy performed by a Podiatrist which was performed improperly, leaving her foot disfigured and leaving her in more pain than she had been in before the surgery.  The Podiatrist agreed to a significant six figure settlement shortly prior to trial.

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