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The attorneys at the Bongiorno Law Firm, PLLC, have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been killed, seriously injured or disabled as a result of negligent and wrongful conduct of others.

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On this Memorial Day 2015 we give special thanks to those brave soldiers who have served in the armed forces of the United States and made so many sacrifices to protect our country. We remember those who have lost their lives so that we may enjoy the freedoms that are at the very fabric of our great country. 


~ The Bongiorno Law Firm

 

Skipping the Seat Belt: Straight to the Stretcher or Worse


Skipping the Seat Belt: Straight to the Stretcher or Worse

For most of his life, Bob Simon was best known for his hard-hitting reporting on CBS News. Unfortunately, when most New Yorkers think of Simon now, they are reminded of the tragic car accident that claimed his life last winter. One of the critical details that emerged in the wake of this deadly crash was that Simon was not wearing a seat belt when the black for-hire Lincoln Town Car in which he rode collided with a Mercedes-Benz on the West Side Highway. The 73-year-old newsman suffered severe injuries to the stomach and head to which he would succumb shortly thereafter.


Seat belts slash risks in half


As this high-profile fatal car accident demonstrates, individuals who do not wear seat belts stand a far greater chance of serious injuries and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wearing seat belts reduces serious accident-related injuries and deaths by about 50%. To that end, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deem wearing a seat belt “the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury in a crash,” with 53% percent of all car crash deaths befalling individuals who were not wearing seat belts.


The bottom line is that seat belts stop drivers and passengers from being ejected from vehicles during crashes. When ejections do occur, more than 75% of such victims perish.


Seat belts: the right way


While there is no way to argue with the benefits that seat belts provide, it is critical to use these safety devices properly. Specifically, lap belts should fit snugly across pelvis and hips. They should never be strapped across the stomach. Similarly, shoulder restraints must cross the chest and collar bone, and should never cross in front of the neck or face.


Notwithstanding New York’s mandatory seat belt law which generally requires vehicle occupants to wear both lap belts and shoulder harnesses, those who drive medallion taxicabs and for-hire vehicles such as Town Cars, as well as their passengers, are actually exempt from laws regarding car seats and seatbelts. Police cars, ambulances, and buses are also exempt from seat belt laws.


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RECENT RESULTS

$450,000

For a laborer who sustained a broken leg because of improperly stacked sheetrock.

$315,000

For a woman who suffered foot injuries resulting from a car accident.

$425,000

 For a pedestrian who was knocked down by a car and required back surgery.

$225,000

For foot injuries sustained by a woman who tripped on a walkway outside of a supermarket.

$150,000

For a woman who was burned by steam from a defective radiator in her apartment.

$125,000 and $175,000

For a couple who sustained back and neck injuries in a car accident.

$100,000

For a woman who suffered multiple injuries when her car was hit head on by a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction.

$100,000

For a shoulder injury caused by a car accident.

$188,000

For an iron worker who injured his Achilles heel when a pallet jack rolled down a ramp at the World Trade Center construction site.

$100,000

For a man who sustained back injuries due to a car accident.

$272,500

For a woman who sustained back injuries caused by a car accident.

$100,000

For a woman who injured her shoulder in a car accident.

$100,000

For a mentally and physically disabled boy who was inadequately supervised while attending a school for special children.


$200,000

Obtained for a young man who slipped and fell on snow and ice at a car wash resulting in a fractured tibia/fibula.

$125,000 

Obtained for a man who sustained shoulder injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

$110,000

Obtained for a construction worker who sustained injuries to his foot as a result of defendant's violations of New York State Labor Laws on the construction site.

$100,000

Obtained for a young woman who sustained knee injuries in an auto accident.

Attorney advertisement. The results of previous cases with particular facts and law. Therefore The Bongiorno Law Firm does not, cannot and will not make any guarantee, promise or warranty that the outcome of your case will be the same or similar to previous results. Every case is different. Results in prior cases do not guarantee same.

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Area of Practice:

The Bongiorno Law Firm represents clients in:

All 5 boros, New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Upstate New York, Monroe County, Broom County, Dutchess County, Ulster County, Sullivan County, Putnam County, Buffalo, Erie, Albany, Westchester and Rockland Counties.

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NOTABLE RESULTS

$13,500,000

For catastrophic burn injuries due to accidental fire in building with electrical violations.

$11 Million

Obtained for a construction worker who sustained an amputated leg as a result of defendants' violation of several New York State Labor Laws at the construction site.

$2 Million

Reached during trial for our client who sustained erectile dysfunction as a result of a fall caused by the fault of the New York City Transit Authority and the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

$1.9 Million

Obtained for construction worker whose foot and ankle were crushed when a lull forklift dropped a 2500 lb bundle of rebar onto his leg.

$2,000,000

For a construction worker that sustained injuries on the job when his lower leg was ran over by an excavation machine.

$1,500,000

For a young man that suffered head injuries when his car hit a tree after the car dealership that balanced his tires failed to properly reattach his front tire.

$1,200,000

For a woman that was sexually abused by a police officer in the precinct.

$1,200,000

For a woman who was run over by a car and suffered a broken ankle.

$1,000,000

For an epileptic woman that fell out of a window that the landlord failed to equip with protective bars.

$950,000

For a man struck by an automobile that suffered a fractured leg.

$850,000

For a man that needed back surgery after an automobile accident at intersection with missing stop sign.

$800,000

For a trip and fall accident that caused a fractured leg.

$850,000

For a man that suffered a back injury due to a defective ladder.

Attorney advertisement. The results of previous cases with particular facts and law. Therefore The Bongiorno Law Firm does not, cannot and will not make any guarantee, promise or warranty that the outcome of your case will be the same or similar to previous results. Every case is different. Results in prior cases do not guarantee same.