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IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

$500 Million Awarded

$17,500,000 VERDICT

$17,500,000 VERDICT

A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.

$12,561,772 VERDICT

$12,561,772 VERDICT

A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.

$10,500,000 VERDICT

$10,500,000 VERDICT

A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.
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ABOUT US

Burns & Harris

Our experience and compassion guide us from the initial consultation to the completion of your case. Our goal is to resolve your injury or negligence case successfully and quickly so that you can resume your normal life as quickly as possible. Our knowledge and experience in the field of injury law allows us to offer you numerous solutions and options to resolve your case the way you want.

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ABOUT US

Burns & Harris

Our experience and compassion guide us from the initial consultation to the completion of your case. Our goal is to resolve your injury or negligence case successfully and quickly so that you can resume your normal life as quickly as possible. Our knowledge and experience in the field of injury law allows us to offer you numerous solutions and options to resolve your case the way you want.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

What Cases We Handle

Accidents can happen to anyone at any time and can have devastating and long-lasting impacts on a person’s life.
Here are some accident-related claims that Burns and Harris can help with:

THE DECISION DESK

Why Choose Us

Our experience and compassion guide us from the initial consultation to the completion of your case. Our goal is to resolve your injury or negligence case successfully and quickly so that you can resume your normal life as quickly as possible. Our knowledge and experience in the field of injury law allows us to offer you numerous solutions and options to resolve your case the way you want.

We are tougher in court than our competitors

We have more verdicts than any other law firm in the state (this means we actually go to court)

We have great relationships with judges and the greater legal community

With every case, we go after the full value of the case rather than trying to settle early

We go to trial more often than our competitors

We have a well-trained, experienced, well-resourced legal team that supports each case comprised of lawyers, paralegals, investigators, medical professionals, and experts to make sure that each case gets full attention and full value in court

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you have suffered an injury, it can be difficult to know what to do next. If the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. However, filing a personal injury claim can be a complex and time-consuming process. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal system and fight for the maximum possible compensation.

The first step is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. They will be able to review the facts of your case and advise you on whether or not you have a valid claim. Even if you do not have a strong case, an attorney may still be able to help you recover damages through negotiation with the other party’s insurance company. If your case does go to court, the judge will consider various factors in order to determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation. These factors can include the severity of your injury, the cost of your medical bills, and the amount of time you missed from work.

The answer depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the injury, the insurance coverage available, and the type of accident. In general, however, if you have suffered a serious injury that will require extensive medical treatment or result in long-term disability, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible about your legal options. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the complex claims process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

There are a few things to consider when choosing a personal injury attorney. First, you want to make sure that the attorney has experience handling cases like yours. Second, you want to make sure that the attorney is licensed to practice in your state. Third, you want to ask about the attorney’s success rate. Fourth, you want to make sure that the attorney has a good reputation. Finally, you want to make sure that you feel comfortable with the attorney. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to schedule a free consultation to determine if we are the best choice for your case.

Once we decide to take on your case, we will then begin gathering evidence and investigating the accident. This may involve interviewing witnesses, reviewing police reports, and obtaining medical records. Once we have gathered all the necessary information, we will then work with you to build a strong legal case. If an agreement can’t be reached out of court, our attorney will then take your case to trial. Throughout the entire process, your attorney will be by your side, fighting for the compensation you deserve.