The Schlitt Law Firm is sponsoring the Walking Warriors Teams in the Huntington High School Relay for Life on Friday, May 17, 2013.The Walking Warrior Teams were formed by the special needs classes at Huntington High School. The Relay for Life is a fundraising event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Last Days to Drop Off Toys at the Schlitt Law Firm for the TRI-CYA and Family Service League Project T.O.Y. 2012
The Schlitt Law Firm is still collecting toys for the 2012 Project T.O.Y. (“Treasure Our Youth”) with the Tri-CYA and Family Service League of Long Island. “We will bring the toys up to the Tri-CYA on Monday, December 17, so we are in the final push now to collect donations,” says founding partner Carol L. Schlitt of the Schlitt Law Firm. “We are asking others to help by contributing a new unwrapped toy or gift cards for children ages birth through 13. We are also accepting financial donations and wrapping paper.” Donors can drop off gifts at the Schlitt Law Firm at 79 Wall Street in Huntington Village or at the Tri-CYA behind the Big H Shopping Center at 809 New York Avenue.
A Long Island man crossing Larkfield Road in East Northport was struck by a pick-up truck and badly injured. The injured man retained our law firm to represent him in an effort to collect compensation from the man who hit him. We investigated the case and overcame the objections of the defendant to force an early settlement of the full insurance policy of $100,000.
New York Personal Injury Lawyer Announces Settlement for Injury Caused by Faulty Packaging at a Long Island Department Store
During the holiday season last year, a Huntington woman did some shopping at the Walt Whitman Mall. The woman purchased a large comforter and a store employee created a bag to carry the comforter. As the woman rode the escalator, the bag broke, knocking her down. She injured her head and back and required an ambulance to take her to the emergency room. The woman called and asked for a free consultation. After discussing the case with her, the woman asked us to represent her in an effort to collect compensation for her injuries. This week, we reached a settlement with the department store.
A Huntington man sat in his car at a red light waiting for the light to change. Suddenly, a car struck him from behind, knocking the man forward and then snapping him back against his seat. The man went to the hospital and was discharged with lumbar and cervical pain. The man retained me to represent him in an effort to collect compensation for his damages.
The case proved challenging because the insurance company did not want to make an offer on the case because they did not deem the man’s injuries worthy of compensation. I developed a strategy to pursue the case through the legal system and use that as leverage to increase the insurance company’s offer. This week, we settled the case for an amount that made my client very happy and avoided a lengthy wait and ordeal of going all the way to trial.
On a Friday evening in May 2010, a Suffolk County woman eased her car to a stop at a red light on Jericho Turnpike. While waiting at the traffic light, another driver struck her car from behind. The accident left her with neck and back injuries, though no broken bones. The insurance company made an immediate offer to the woman, telling her that she only had soft tissue injuries and would not receive much. She asked me to represent her for this matter and I settled the case for $45,000 and she will receive many times what the insurance company initially offered.
We had another massive snowstorm hit Long Island, dropping 16 inches in my town of Huntington. I suppose this is more of what Thomas Friedman calls “global weirding”: the warmest year on record followed by a winter of tremendous snowstorms…. Read More ›
One of the recent and best changes on our local scene has been the development of two new news sources: the Village Tattler and Huntington Patch. The Patch is part of a national organization seeking to create local news coverage; Kelly Campbell edits the Huntington edition. A local woman, Rosey Mulderrig, founded the Village Tattler and her online newspaper has had a dramatic impact on local events.