At the Schlitt Firm, we know that the quick, glib answer is often as wrong as it is fast. We prepare detailed Case Assessments for our clients built on intensive investigations and legal and medical analysis. We also use some… Read More ›
The Schlitt Law Firm has announced the hiring of Ashlyn Angell as one of the firm’s Legal Analysts. In this capacity, Ms. Angell will help the firm develop, analyze, and prosecute personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Carol L. Schlitt, the founding partner of the Schlitt Law Firm, said, “We are excited to have Ashlyn join our firm and become a part of our team. She is a bright and creative young woman who is hungry to learn and will make a valuable contribution to the work we do for our clients.”
We make a promise to move very case as fast as possible and part of that promise includes getting our clients paid as fast as possible after settling a case. Clients always want to know, “Now that my case settled, when will I be paid?” We have a track record of delivering settlement checks to clients in under 20 days from the day we settle a case.
On September 9, 2013, we won a $4.9 million verdict for Marie Sweeney, a nurse assaulted the job at Franklin General Hospital. This news story interviews attorney Carol L. Schlitt and Marie Sweeney and discusses the assault and the failure… Read More ›
Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Randy Sue Marber granted a $4.9 million award to a Nassau County nurse, Marie Sweeney, for the damages she suffered as a result of a vicious and violent attack upon her by a patient. The court found the defendant, Donte Oakes, liable for his assault on Nurse Sweeney while working as a nurse in the psychiatric ward at Franklin General Hospital. The case – Marie Sweeney v Donte Oakes – (Index number 601010/2011) had been filed on Ms. Sweeney’s behalf by the Schlitt Law Firm.
The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy left many distraught and left one Queens man with a chemical burn on his foot. The New York City Police had set up flares at a gas station on Jamaica Avenue and one of those flares burned the man’s foot. The man retained the personal injury firm, the Schlitt Law Firm, to represent him in his claim against the City of New York. Presented with the facts of the case and evidence of the man’s injury, the City of New York agreed to a settlement to compensate the man for his injuries.
To start a personal injury lawsuit in New York, a person or the person’s attorney needs to file a Summons and Complaint. These documents, known as “pleadings,” tell the Court what happened and describe what relief you want the Court to provide. In addition, these documents compel the defendant in a case to respond to the allegations made in the Summons and Complaint. A Summons and Complaint indicates a civil action between two parties. The aggrieved party—that is, the party that files the Summons and Complaint—is the plaintiff. The party the allegations are made against is known as the defendant.
Like most professions, the legal profession has a set of words and terms used within the business that may be foreign to non-legal practitioners. We operate a personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in New York and make a commitment to communicate and educate our clients. As part of our commitment to education, we want to share this handy guide to legal terms that you may want to know.
Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer Announces Settlement in a Hit in the Rear Car Crash on Sunrise Highway
A Long Island woman was driving on Sunrise Highway when another car crashed into her from behind. Even though she wore a seat belt, the force of the crash flung her forward causing her to bang her head on the steering wheel. The car accident left the woman with substantial soft-tissue injuries. She was familiar with personal injury law and knew the challenges created when seeking compensation for soft-tissue injuries. The woman retained the Schlitt Law Firm to help her with No Fault coverage and to pursue compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. We have now settled the case for good value, putting money in the woman’s pocket and avoiding the need for a lengthy and expensive trial process.
An Examination Before Trial, also known as an EBT, is another term for a deposition. A deposition occurs any time a person appears under oath to answer questions posed by an attorney. The EBT allows the opposing lawyer to collect testimony from a witness that assists in the preparation of a case. The testimony taken during a deposition can be used at a trial.