Difficult Issues No Obstacle to Success

At a construction site, our client injured his back when he slipped and fell on a step which had ice and debris on it.  This type of transient condition presents quite a challenge when it comes to holding the property owner/contractor responsible for an unsafe condition of the premises.  This difficulty, was compounded by the fact that defendants claimed our client had a pre-existing symptomatic degenerative condition of his back.   They claimed that was the reason he required back surgery, the accident having nothing to do with the need for surgery.

Faced with this situation, attorney Catherine Montiel brought suit against the owners of the property and various construction companies, conducted detailed discovery which involved obtaining voluminous documents, conducting multiple depositions, and gathering mountains of medical records and reports.

Her hard work paid off  when she brought the case to a conclusion with a recovery for our client of  $1,275,000.00.

Some cases are harder than others, but we attack them all head on. Congratulations Catherine.

The Firm Fights On

Early last year, after our client’s case was dismissed by a Supreme Court Justice who found that our client hadn’t sustained a “serious injury” after being hit by an automobile, we kept fighting for our client.  Attorney David Strano succesfully appealed the ruling to the Appellate Division and the case was sent back to Supreme Court for a trial.  David tried the case this past Tuesday and the jury returned a verdict of $400,000 in favor of our client.

Not all of our client’s have multi-million dollar cases, but each and every one of our clients gets the care and attention they expect and deserve.  We keep fighting.

Congratulations David.

Catherine Montiel receives highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards

We are proud to announce that partner Catherine Montiel has received the “AV Preeminent Rating” from Martindale-Hubbell, a national company which has been part of the legal community since 1887. This rating represents professional excellence in both legal ability and ethical standards. We are happy to see Mrs. Montiel has received recognition for a level of practice that we have known about for some time.