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Quantifying the Risk of Meeting New York’s Serious Injury Threshold

by The Schlitt Law Firm | Car Accidents, Legal Services, Motor Vehicle Cases, New York Law, Personal Injury Law
car accident attorney in New York

To pursue a claim for compensation following a motor vehicle accident in New York, the plaintiff’s injuries must meet the New York legal definition of a serious injury. For each client’s case, we assess the probability of meeting the serious … Read more

Carol L. Schlitt Wins $235,300 Verdict against the MTA in Bus Accident Case

by The Schlitt Law Firm | Bus and Subway Cases, Legal Services, Personal Injury Law, Press Coverage, Public Policy
Carol Schlitt and Tammy after settlement

The Schlitt Law Firm announced that a Manhattan jury returned a verdict awarding client Tammy Williams $235,300 in a case against the Metropolitan Transit Agency (MTA) and the former Nassau County Bus (Index #150141/2012). The litigation resulted when the driver … Read more

The One Car Accident in New York

by The Schlitt Law Firm | Car Accidents, Legal Services, Personal Injury Law, Uncategorized
car accident with tree

We received an inquiry this morning from a woman who wrote, “I got into a car accident. My car slid on black ice and ran into a tree. What can I do?” We think about car accidents involving multiple vehicles, … Read more

Settlement for a Slip and Fall on Ice in Manhattan

by The Schlitt Law Firm | Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall
slip and fall on an icy street in New York

On a frigid Thursday morning, a Manhattan woman set out for work at an east side hospital, but never made it because she slipped and fell on a large patch of ice on the sidewalk. The fall fractured her elbow … Read more

Settlement in Taxi Case at JFK Airport

by The Schlitt Law Firm | Cases, In the News, Legal Services, Motor Vehicle Cases, New York Law, Our Firm
Taxis Speeding in Times Square Manhattan, New York, New York, USA

An upstate New York man and his wife arrived at JFK airport after a vacation and hailed a taxi for what they expected to be a short ride to their car. Instead, they wound-up as victims of a crazed taxi … Read more

Settlement for a Slip and Fall at a Brooklyn Chain Restaurant

by The Schlitt Law Firm | Our Firm, Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall
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A special education teacher and her husband went to lunch at a Brooklyn chain restaurant. While walking from their table to the rest room, the woman slipped and fell on a puddle near the kitchen.She went to the nearest emergency … Read more

Settlement for a Pedestrian Struck by a Car in East Northport

by The Schlitt Law Firm | Huntington, Motor Vehicle Cases, Our Firm, Pedestrian Accidents
pedestrian accident

A woman exited a Long Island Railroad train at the Northport Station and began walking home. As she neared Bellerose Avenue, a car came around the corner, striking her and knocking her to the ground. She suffered serious injuries in … Read more

Do I Have a Slip and Fall Case?

by The Schlitt Law Firm | General Info, New York Law, Personal Injury Law, Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall
slip and fall in New York City

You have fallen in a store or on someone else’s property and hurt yourself. Did your injury result from a simple accident or did it result from negligence? If someone else caused your fall directly or through negligence, you may … Read more

Your Personal Injury Case: Paying for Health Care When You Lack Health Insurance

by The Schlitt Law Firm | General Info, Legal Services, Medical Malpractice
medical symbol

Your medical treatment is critical to your recovery and the development of your personal injury case. But what if you lack health insurance or your health insurance will not pay for the care you need? If you do not get … Read more

A Personal Injury Attorney’s Guide to Buying Car Insurance in New York

by The Schlitt Law Firm | Car Accidents, General Info, Motor Vehicle Cases, Personal Injury Law

We all know that the cost of buying a car is just part of the cost of owning a car. One aspect of the cost of car ownership is the need for auto insurance. According to CBS News, New Yorkers … Read more