Catastrophic Accidents

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If you were injured because of the malpractice of a healthcare provider, we can help you get the compensation you deserve Healthcare providers have both a professional and legal obligation to perform their duties with competence and diligence. If a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional fails to perform his or her duty in accordance[...]
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head injury
Penetrating brain injuries, also known as open brain injuries, result from literal penetration of the skull and the dura, the protective membrane outside the brain. They can sometimes reach into the brain itself. Penetrating brain injuries can be caused by an object like a bullet or a knife, pieces of the victim’s own broken skull or both. Because[...]
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There is nothing worse than standing by, helplessly, watching your child struggle either physically or emotionally. When a child or teenager suffers a brain injury as a result of a sporting incident, that period of helplessness can last a lifetime.  New York traumatic brain injuries, even ones as seemingly innocuous as a mild conscious, can result in long-term difficulties,[...]
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Dedicated advocates for victims and their families More than 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year in the United States, and about 5,000 of these result in fatalities. Those not deadly often result in devastating injuries. With the sizes of the vehicles involved, it’s not hard to see why. The lawyers at DeToffol & Gittleman have[...]
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Fighting for compensation, from start to finish Spinal injuries dramatically affect the lives of victims and their families, making it difficult or impossible to lead a normal, pain-free life. DeToffol & Gittleman has a documented record of success in back injury cases. We help obtain the compensation vital to ensuring you receive the long term[...]
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Responsive representation for premises liability claims If you’ve fallen and suffered a serious injury due to dangerous conditions on someone’s property, you may need to file a premises liability claim. The personal injury lawyers at DeToffol & Gittleman provide a high caliber of legal representation as you go through this difficult time, leveraging our decades[...]
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epa06138101 A general view of people by the wreckage after two passenger trains collided in Alexandria, Egypt, 11 August 2017. Reports state at least 36 people were killed and many more injured when the two trains collided head on.  EPA/HAZEM GOUDA
Experience and dedication leads to results for injured clients The recent spate of deadly Metro North crashes has raised much concern about the safety of commuter railroads serving greater New York City. At DeToffol & Gittleman, our attorneys share that concern and are determined to assist passengers and crew who suffer serious injuries due to[...]
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Helping you seek compensation after a defective product causes serious injury Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they offer to consumers are free from inherent dangers and provide ample warning of any hazards they know do exist. Failure to do so could result in serious injuries. If you’re experiencing the aftermath of an[...]
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Argolida Greece - May 15 2016: traffic accident between a car and a motorcycle large displacement on country roads
After getting medical attention, bring your accident case to the attention of our New York law firm Thankfully, most drivers will never be involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, with more than 40,000 deaths and more than 200,000 serious injuries each year resulting from motor vehicle accidents, the risk of having an accident is an[...]
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What legal rights firefighters have if they are injured in the line of duty No one knows better than firefighters that firefighting is a dangerous profession. However that doesn’t mean that all injuries are “just part of the job.” Under New York State law, injured firefighters have significant legal rights, although it was not always[...]
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