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$500 Million Awarded

IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

$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.

$4,730,398VERDICT

$4,730,398 VERDICT

Burns & Harris partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).

$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.

$4,000,000SETTLEMENT

$4,000,000SETTLEMENT

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.

$3,470,670VERDICT

$3,470,670 VERDICT

The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.

$4,000,000VERDICT

$4,000,000 VERDICT

The firm represented the mother-decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.

$3,823,000 VERDICT

$3,823,000 VERDICT

Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.

$2,750,000 SETTLEMENT

$2,750,000 SETTLEMENT

The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.

$1,677,835 VERDICT

$1,677,835TOTAL RECOVERED

The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.

$2,995,000 VERDICT

$2,995,000 VERDICT

The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.

$2,610,000 VERDICT

$2,610,000 VERDICT

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.

$2,253,714 VERDICT

$2,253,714 VERDICT

A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.

$1,900,000VERDICT

$1,900,000 VERDICT

A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to fall and break her wrist.

$1,350,000 VERDICT

$1,350,000 VERDICT

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

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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TESTIMONIALS

What Our Clients Have To Say

M. Maisonet
M. Maisonet
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The team at Burns & Harris are exceptional and professional. They took the time to listen and were by my side every step of the case. If you need an attorney that will stand by your side Burns & Harris are the ones.
Mayrov Nackab
Mayrov Nackab
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I love burns and Harris ,they are all awsome each one of the attorneys to the Paralegals. they are working sooooo hard on my case, I really really appreciate everyone of them shout out to daniel weight I appreciate everything and your a very helpful attorney and shout out to Thierry jean for being really helpful paralegal and answering all my questions when I call .I recommend burns and Harris to Everyone .thank you
Yvonne Maturine
Yvonne Maturine
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Burns and Harris is a great firm! The lawyers are on top of their game and fight hard for their clients. My case went to trial and attorneys Seth Harris and Sheri Holland are excellent trial attorneys!! They were able to get me a favorable result! I highly recommend Burnes and Harris!
Tom Higgins
Tom Higgins
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Burns and Harris was extremely helpful. My life changed for the worse and they made things great again. Forever grateful for Marla Stein and Samantha Walton
Wander_YT
Wander_YT
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I am very happy with Burns and Harris! They worked very hard on my case and answered all of my questions ! Alison Keenan and Sheri Holland are very good lawyers! And Lena , the paralegal , was also very helpful. Thank you Burns and Harris !
Muriel Kester
Muriel Kester
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When my accident occurred I had lost my memory. I wasn't able to do anything. I called a close friend and she recommended me to Burns and Harris. Since then, they were with me every step of the way. When I first came into the office I met an attorney named Alison who was extremely helpful and put me to ease. Eventually, I met Blake who was the lawyer assigned to me and did mostly everything on my case. At trial, Seth took over and he was the best. He was so relaxed and informed me of all the details of my cases every step of the way. Wayne and Kardon were also there with me at the time of trial and they were very nice and helpful to me along the way. I love Burns and Harris and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Guadalupe Hernandez
Guadalupe Hernandez
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I appreciate all the hard work that Burns and Harris Law firm has done for me over the years. I appreciate all the attention that my attorney has provided to me with. The attorney: Alison was an excellent communicator and kept me informed about my case throughout its development. I would definitely recommend Burns and Harris to anyone who needs help!!!
Tangela Gibson
Tangela Gibson
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Special thank you to Jennifer Figueroa and Blake Goldfarb. My accident was three years ago. They walked me through every step of the process. Any questions or concerns I had they were always there to answer me. I would recommend Burns and Harris to anyone who would need legal help.
Sharon Kee
Sharon Kee
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My experience with Burns and Harris team lawyers has been outstanding. Job well done! In addition, working with Blake Goldfarb and Jennifer, his assistant has helped me through many difficult crisis's . Blake has helped me understand that I was going to be alright. No matter how many times I called Blake throughout my injuries and suffering from pain, he was there for me. He allowed me to talk and cry. I am ever so grateful to have experienced such a caring lawyer and assistant.
Fabiana Bennett
Fabiana Bennett
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Burns and Harris worked in great detail with my family. The lawyers and everyone at the firm were very hands on and resourceful. I am very thankful for everything they have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone.
Nicole Montillano
Nicole Montillano
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The staff at Burns and Harris were very helpful and considerate to me as a client. Especially the Attorney Allison Keenan she fights hard for her clients and makes sure they get what need from the cases. As well as the Paralegal Lucia Amoretti she is a very good negotiator for her cases. Definitely 5 stars for this firm!!!
Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson
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Burns and Harris is a great law firm. The staff is very professional and helpful especially the receptionist that sits at the front desk. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good lawyer firm. My opinion is they are a great firm. My personal opinion and i'm sure you will find out they are one of the best law firms in the country. I highly recommend them BURN & HARRIS. Thank you all for your hard work and support i will never forget you all.
John Ortiz
John Ortiz
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I am VERY satisfied with Burns and Harris. Alison Keenan and everybody else at Burns and Harris are very professional. I have no complaints -none whatsoever. They were courtesy, attentive and very kind. They treat you like family and they were with my every step of the way. I am very happy with the outcome. God bless them.
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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.