Verdict against the city of New York for negligent maintenance of a road resulting in paraplegia for our client.
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If you believe that you or a loved one was injured by medical malpractice, the idea of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit can be overwhelming. Yet medical malpractice law is, in its essence, rather straightforward.LEARN MORE
Since 1968, the New York motor vehicle accident lawyers of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, have represented people who have been seriously injured in traffic accidents. We have extensive experience, availability of resources and a reputation for success.LEARN MORE
Workers' compensation benefits only go so far. At the personal injury firm of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, our New York City lawyers have recovered additional compensation for construction site accident victims through third-party claims.LEARN MORE
Wrongful death cases and personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries can have high financial stakes — permanent loss of income or reduced earning capacity, enormous medical bills and, possibly, the need for ongoing and expensive medical accommodation and treatment.LEARN MORE
Through involvement in personal trainer negligence cases and research in this relatively new legal area, our partner attorney Andrew J. Smiley has gained a level of knowledge enabling him to offer legal education on the subject. We encourage you to contact us about a gym injury that may have been caused by negligence anywhere in the five boroughs or surrounding counties.LEARN MORE
Premises liability involving dangerous property can involve an almost endless list of negligent acts perpetrated by property owners and owners' agents. The New York City premises liability attorneys of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, have successfully handled hundreds of premises liability cases in our over 90 years of combined legal experience.LEARN MORE
Product liability claims involve numerous legal complexities. Who are all of the defendants — the product manufacturer, the defective component manufacturer, the product distributor, the end seller of the product or another party? And why is the case actionable — was the product covered by an express warranty? An implied warranty?READ MORE
No matter how you were injured, you can rely on our attorneys at Smiley & Smiley, LLP, to advocate on your behalf. Since 1968, our New York injury law firm has advocated on behalf of thousands of individuals who have suffered damages from the negligence of others. Throughout our years of experience, our lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims.READ MORE
$14.3 Million verdict against the City of New York on behalf of a ballerina in the Harlem Dance Theater who was rendered paraplegic after the car in which she was riding with Andre Robertson, a New York Yankees baseball player, crashed into an abutment on the West Side Highway. We proved that the city's negligence in failing to post required warning signs was the cause of the accident.
$9,750,000 for a 56 –year-old ironworker who sustained life changing injuries to his pelvis, leg, back and arm when a scissor lift he was working on toppled over. We proved that the owner and general contractor of the site violated the New York Labor Laws.
Smiley & Smiley, LLP is pleased to report that we obtained an award of $8.6 MILLION, the largest award paid by the fund in all cases, to "Jane Doe#1," the first victim of the World Trade center attacks to be admitted to the hospital and the last to be discharged over 14 months later. Jane Doe suffered horrific injuries when the landing gear of one of the planes came thundering down upon her, crushing her legs and feet and severing her buttocks. This award came eight months after partner Guy I. Smiley appeared on national television to champion our client's case during a one-hour Dateline NBC feature, to an audience of 13 million viewers, of Jane Doe's heroic course towards recovery. We are extremely proud to have achieved the largest award granted by the fund on behalf of our client. Jane Doe #1 was represented by Smiley & Smiley, LLP on a no-fee basis...
$5.05 Million pretrial settlement for the family of a painter killed while working the night shift at the World Trade Center site as part of the Path Train Reconstruction Project following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Our client was assigned the task of prepping and painting two staircase tower structures, which were each about 30 feet high and required the use of an aerial lift (man lift) to gain access. For his entire shift that evening, our client was working alone. At about 12:30 a.m., he was discovered crushed between the top of one of the tower structures and the basket of his aerial lift. Smiley & Smiley, LLP claimed that the defendants were negligent under New York State Labor Law § 200 in allowing our client to work alone without the benefit of a coworker and that working alone in a man lift was an unsafe work practice.
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I am a professional singing actor who sustained a broken tibia/fibula in a car accident. After finding a first class surgeon, my next step was finding a first class law firm to deal with the insurance companies -Smiley & Smiley! Andrew and his staff treated me with respect and compassion throughout my surgery and seven month recovery and his legal acumen secured a settlement that enabled me to take the rehabilitation time I needed to return to the stage.
Smiley and Smiley have provided me and my family with outstanding and caring legal counsel when we needed it. Both myself and my husband suffered serious injuries on separate occasions due to negligence by property owners. Smiley and Smiley helped us navigate through the legal and bureaucratic systems and provided thoughtful counsel throughout. They handle themselves and their clients with great professionalism and care. Cannot say enough about them and the results they get.
I would Like to praise your professionalism and hard work in securing such an amazing settlement for my sister, which will go a long way to providing security and support for her in the future. I have never been involved in a lawsuit before and you made every step easy and understandable. I will not hesitate to recommend your firm to my family, friends and colleagues. Once again thank you for your sincere concern about us and your amazing hard work.
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I was deeply suspicious of personal injury law and personal-injury lawyers when my husband wanted to pursue a case regarding the failure to diagnose his cancer. Luckily, we ended up in the hands of Smiley & Smiley. They zealously pursued our case, guiding us through the process in a way that that minimized the burden and stress of a legal action when we were already shouldering difficult medical and emotional issues, and leading to an outcome more successful that I had hoped. Andrew, Jason, and the rest of the team treated us with exceptional sensitivity and compassion, and even after the case was resolved they went to beyond their obligations to help address related, lingering legal and financial matters. I am deeply appreciative of their advocacy and their friendship, and would strongly recommend them to anyone in the unfortunate situation of needing this type of legal help.
I found Agency and Certain Advocacy in Smiley Law, as they quickly got to work for Me. I would call and always be well received. I felt less Alone, Wounded and Trusted I was being considered an Individual...not just another case file. My case was Settled. Andrew Smiley was my Attorney. Andrew helped ME make the best decision. He was Candid, Informed and Honest. He had my Trust and Confidence...Completely. I am happy to be on the other side of My unfortunate experience. I am Totally satisfied with the work that Andrew and Smiley Law did on my behalf. I now continue to consider Andrew a friend. I would never hesitate to refer Smiley & Smiley...to Anyone.
Andrew Smiley and the entire team at Smiley & Smiley were outstanding in helping me through my child's accident. What could have been an absolute nightmare was handled swiftly, fairly and with dignity. Thank you all!