The Schlitt Law Firm has announced the hiring of Susan S. Loucks of Hempstead, NY as a Client Advocate Attorney for their personal injury law practice. In this capacity, Ms. Loucks will work closely with clients to develop their cases and support our clients through all aspects of their cases.
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A Queens woman went shopping at her local supermarket in Flushing. As she entered the store, she slipped and fell on a wet floor injuring her knee. An ambulance took her to New York Hospital-Queens where she received emergency treatment and follow up care for her injuries. She retained a personal injury law firm, the Schlitt Law Firm, to help her obtain compensation from the supermarket. In less than six months, the Schlitt Law Firm obtained a settlement that made for a very happy client.
After 15 years of solo practice as a New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, Carol L. Schlitt has expanded her practice and created The Schlitt Law Firm. Carol L. Schlitt explains, “When I worked by myself, it felt right to refer to my practice as the Law Office of Carol L. Schlitt. The new name, The Schlitt Law Firm, better reflects the breadth and depth of our resources.”
On a February morning, a woman walked out of her apartment and slipped on ice on the front steps of her building. Her fall left her bruised and injured her knee. She sought immediate medical attention and then called our firm to seek guidance. Was her landlord responsible for not clearing the ice? Could she sue for damages? We answered her questions and she asked our firm to represent her. We investigated her case and developed a compelling argument that the landlord had been negligent in failing to clear the steps of ice. Six months later, we settled the claim for an amount that made the woman very happy.
This week, Federal investigators and the New York City police charged 36 people with running a $275 million car insurance scam. The scheme depended – in part – on crooked lawyers steering patients to doctors who billed No Fault for fake and unnecessary services. That set-up violates a basic principle of all committed law firms and besmirches our profession: lawyers should not interfere with the doctor-patient relationship. The choice of a doctor and the level of care should meet the needs of the patient, not the needs of the lawyer.
I am a personal injury lawyer who handles many car accident and motor vehicle cases. These cases all involve negligent or reckless driving and therefore the injuries suffered by my clients could all have been avoided. Just recently, I settled several hit-in-the-rear car accident cases where drivers failed to pay attention and wound up crashing into my clients’ cars. When a client suffers injuries and other damages due to the negligence of another driver, I work hard to get my clients the most compensation in the shortest time possible. It is always good to deliver a large settlement or court victory to a client, but better yet would be to avoid the car accident altogether.
How Lazy and Impersonal Can a Lawyer Be? Insurance Company Responds to a Slip and Fall Case by Using Auto Accident Papers
I received some papers in a slip and fall case that are both comical and maddening. In response to a summons and complaint for a case where a woman suffered an injury in a stairway fall, the attorney for the insurance company responded with papers for an auto accident.
On a chilly February morning, a woman went shopping at her local supermarket. After loading her bags in her car, she turned to return the shopping cart and slipped and fell on some uncleared ice. The fall left her with an injured back and a slight fracture in her wrist – an avulsion fracture at the base of the fifth metacarpal. A slip and fall on ice can happen to anyone, but the cause becomes negligence when a store owner fails to clear the ice and snow from a parking lot. In this case, the woman asked me for assistance. We investigated the case, analyzed her medical records and prepared an assessment of her case. We then engaged in settlement talks with the defendants and reached a settlement this week that left the woman very pleased.
I received a question from a woman that I thought my interest my readers:
I slipped and fell at work. The floor was wet and there was no wet floor sign. The area was open to the customers to walk through. So it’s possible anyone else could have fallen. The point is I did fracture my left elbow, left wrist and a carpal bone. My boyfriend says I should sue; I’m just confused about going about anything. As of right now, workers comp is pending and medical treatment has been forwarded to the company. I’m still in a lot of pain and now just stressed from missing work, any advice?