I recently received an email from a mother regarding injuries she her child suffered as a student at school. I thought I would share the question and answer as other readers may have similar questions.
A health care worker and her family repeatedly complained to their landlord about a torn and damaged carpet on the stairway leading from their apartment to the ground floor. The landlord promised to make repairs but never did. Unfortunately, the woman tripped on a rip in the carpet, fell down the stairs and broke her leg. The woman wanted to hold the landlord responsible and to collect compensation for the injury that his negligence caused. She called the Schlitt Law Firm to have Carol L. Schlitt represent her. After investigating and developing the case, The Schlitt Law Firm entered into intensive negotiations with the insurance company for the landlord and produced a settlement for $200,000. The woman was ecstatic with the results.
A busy professional was walking in Manhattan when he tripped and fell over an uneven sidewalk. The fall broke the man’s ankle. The man wanted help collecting compensation for his injury and he wanted a firm on which he could rely to get the job done quickly and effectively. He called the Schlitt Law Firm to have Carol L. Schlitt represent him. In fewer than five months, we were able to develop the case, collect the man’s medical records, make a proposal to the defendant’s insurance company and reach a settlement that gave good value to our client. He’s very pleased with the outcome.
The Schlitt Law Firm has announced a settlement with the City of New York for a case involving a lack of adequate supervision in the New York City public school system. Our client, an eight-year old boy at the time of the incident, attended a Bronx public school. During a period of 20 minutes when he and several other students were left unsupervised, our client suffered a broken arm. His mother retained Carol L. Schlitt to represent them in an effort to collect compensation for the pain and suffering the young boy experienced. After lengthy negotiations, the City of New York agreed to settle the suit for an amount that met the value of the case and gave great satisfaction to the family.
New York Personal Injury Lawyer Announces $425,000 Settlement for Woman Injured by Collapsing Cabinets in her Brooklyn Apartment
A couple living in Brooklyn endured leaking water into their kitchen and made multiple complaints to their landlord. Despite these complaints, the landlord failed to fix the problem. Ultimately, the leaks undermined the kitchen cabinets and one evening, the kitchen cabinets collapsed and fell on top of the woman, shattering her ankle. Her father is a Manhattan attorney and asked us to represent her daughter. After investigating the case, we were able to settle the matter for $425,000.
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 represent in her in a negligence case against the City of New York. After investigating the trip and fall incident and developing the case, we presented a Settlement Proposal to the City. The City recognized the strength of our liability case and the value of the injuries and agreed to settle before we had to file suit. Our client grinned ear to ear when she learned the news, thrilled with both the speed of the settlement and the amount of money she will receive.
On a warm September morning, a Brooklyn mother went to work as a home health aide. At one point, she left her client’s apartment to go to the pharmacy. She slipped on a gooey substance and injured her knee. She retained a Bronx law firm – Krieger and Wilansky – to represent her. They brought us in to try the case. On the eve of trial, the client asked us to settle the case and we did much to her pleasure.
In late June 2011, a mother went to pick her daughter up from a charter school in the Bronx. While walking down an interior stairway, she slipped on a small puddle of water, fell down several steps and injured her ankle. A trip to the emergency room at Lincoln Hospital revealed she suffered a fractured ankle (lateral malleolus). The woman asked me to represent her in an effort to collect compensation for her injuries. After conducting an investigation of her case and negotiating with the insurance company for the charter school, we reached a settlement. In just over four months from the date the woman retained me, we settled her case, making for a very pleased client.
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