A writer attending a conference in Manhattan slipped and fell in a flooded bathroom and injured her back. The woman called the Schlitt Law Firm to have Carol L. Schlitt represent her. After investigating and developing the case, the Schlitt Law Firm made a settlement proposal to the defendant’s insurance company. When the insurance company denied liability, the Schlitt Law firm filed a lawsuit. The pressure of the lawsuit brought the insurance company to the negotiating table and produced a settlement that made for a very happy client.
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.
An elderly Queens woman entered a Rockaway supermarket to do her grocery shopping when she fell over some stray milk crates left in an aisle cutting open her leg and needing stiches. She wanted a personal injury lawyer to help her seek reimbursement from the grocery store and she asked the Schlitt Law Firm to represent her. We investigated the incident and analyzed her medical records. After extensive negotiations with the insurance company for the grocery store, we were able to reach a settlement that brought good value on the case and met our client’s approval.
A client called to ask, “I slipped and fell on ice in New York City two years ago, can I still sue?” The answer in his case is, “yes”, but we need to explain the statute of limitations and the grounds needed to win a slip and fall claim.
Our client was walking along Dorsey Street in the Bronx when he slipped and fell on snow and ice. The New York City Department of Sanitation plows had pushed the snow from the street onto the tops of parked cars and onto the sidewalk, creating high mounds of snow. Our client fell when he was trying to find a way to walk through the snow mounds. He broke his ankle. The City refused to settle and made two motions to dismiss, both of which attorney Carol L. Schlitt defeated. The City found it better to pay now than go to trial so the case settled for $125,000.
Today may be a hot day in June, but the Schlitt Law Firm announces a cool settlement for a slip and fall on ice case in Manhattan. Our client, a long-time resident of the East Village, left her apartment almost a full day after a snowstorm ended, but her landlord had failed to clear ice and snow from the steps in front of her building. As she tried to make her way down the steps, she slipped and fell, injuring her left shoulder, left arm, neck and upper back. The woman retained Carol L. Schlitt to represent her and today we announced a hard-fought settlement in the case making the woman very happy.
A retiree who attends at a Manhattan church tripped over some unkempt wires and injured her foot at the church. The incident tore two ligaments in her ankle that ultimately required surgery and extensive physical therapy. She wanted help collecting compensation for her injury, but she knew the matter required a delicate touch since it involved her church. She called the Schlitt Law Firm to have Carol L. Schlitt represent her. We worked with the woman for over a year as she sought treatment for her injuries and we developed her case. We made a comprehensive Settlement Proposal to the church’s insurance company and reached a rapid and favorable settlement for our client worth $100,000.
What happens when a property owner fails to maintain his sidewalk in Brooklyn? In this case, the property owner left behind a cement and metal outcropping that once supported an awning. The pile of cement and metal tripped a woman doing her grocery shopping leaving her with a sprained wrist and ankle. She called on Carol L. Schlitt and the Schlitt Law Firm for help. The woman’s injuries were not severe, but we work hard to maximize the compensation our clients receive regardless of their injuries. We just finalized a settlement that delivers $20,000 to our client, making for a very happy woman in Brooklyn. She said, “I’m going to tell anyone I know who needs a lawyer to call Carol.”
And there’s an important post-script to this case. The claim and lawsuit inspired the property owner to have workers repair the sidewalk so no one else would trip over the defect. Our client told us, “I’m so glad that because of what we did, no one else will be injured by the mess they left.”
A Bronx woman entered a local supermarket on a Sunday evening and fell near the deli counter spraining her right hand, right wrist and neck. She wanted a personal injury lawyer to help her seek reimbursement from the grocery store and she asked the Schlitt Law Firm to represent her. We investigated the incident and built a strong case that we presented to the defendant’s insurance company. After extensive negotiations, we were able to extract a maximum offer from the insurance company. Our client liked the value of the offer and chose to settle now so she would receive money sooner and avoid the delays and hassle of a trial.