Civil Litigation Cases
Civil litigation involves lawsuits in court over any tort, contract or special proceeding. Examples include personal injury, worker’s compensation, business law suits, employment discrimination and many other varieties of cases in which a lawsuit is necessary to protect rights of clients, on either the plaintiff or the defense side
Personal injury can take place in motor vehicles, at work, on construction sites, on the public streets, or even in homes. Anytime a person is injured, the possibility exists that the injury was cause by the negligence of others. Personal injury may include the trip and fall, the auto accident, the product liability such as a dangerous machine, a badly designed product, a drug that hurts people, asbestos, dangerous toxic materials, mold, badly constructed buildings and dangerous premises.
In New York no-fault rules set up categories of injuries that may be sued for, and injuries that may not be sued for. If you have been injured by the negligence of others in the operation of a motor vehicle, you should immediately seek legal counsel. They can help with no-fault payments for medical costs and for salary re-imbursement.
Premises and sidewalk trip and falls are a frequent source of litigation. Most cities have rules as to who is responsible for maintaining a building or a sidewalk. Professional help is often necessary to determine who may be responsible for a defect in the sidewalk, or in a stairway or in a hallway where people are injured. Another type of slip and fall case takes place during snow storms, or other dangerous inclement weather. In these situations, there are very strict rules concerning who is responsible.
A person who has been injured should very quickly seek legal help from a qualified attorney, as the statute of limitations can potentially run as short as 90 days. Likewise, speed is necessary due to the need to preserve and find evidence before it is lost. Transient conditions, and areas that are fixed after an accident need to be documented as soon as possible.
At The Law Offices of Joseph S. Gulino, Jr., Esq., PLLC we provide quality legal representation of businesses, municipalities and individuals throughout New York State for more than 100 years.
With our extensive trial and appellate experience, The Law Offices of Joseph S. Gulino, Jr., Esq., PLLC quickly analyze the key issues in your case that are central to resolving your dispute with efficiency and prudence. We are conscious of the need to minimize litigation expenses, and we successfully handle your case with that priority in mind. Our goal is to resolve your dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible. zealous We are effective negotiators, but if a settlement is not possible, our attorneys are well-prepared to take your case to court. In addition, our civil litigation attorneys are adept at resorting to alternative forms of dispute resolution — such as mediation and arbitration — that at times can move your case along and reduce your litigation expenses.
We provide litigation services to insurance companies, municipal corporations, school districts and businesses, and we have successfully prosecuted claims for plaintiffs in all aspects of civil litigation, including:
- Partnership and business disputes
- Boundary, easement and right of way conflicts
- Contract disputes
- Automobile accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Professional liability defense
- Products liability
- Civil rights and abuse of force defense
- Roadway design defect defense
- Construction accidents
If you believe you have a case, or need defense from a lawsuit brought against you, call The Law Offices of Joseph S. Gulino, Jr., Esq., PLLC at (914) 292-9272.