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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Albany, New York. Everyday across the country almost one hundred thousand people are injured. Many of these injuries are severe enough to result in hospitalization or even death.

The unfortunate truth is that a number of these cases are caused by someone else’s negligence. The consequence of this negligence may be a personal injury case.

But what exactly is a personal injury case?

Personal injury cases can include – automobile wrecks, dog bites, defective products, medical malpractice, premises liability and many other case types.

If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you have the right to seek compensation, a right that should not be ignored.

If you’ve been injured and would like to discuss your rights with a lawyer you can trust, visit our website to chat 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

We’re Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters and we look forward to helping you get the money you deserve.

Visit our chat feature here on the website 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Personal injuries can occur at any moment and in any setting. If you have sustained any type of injury, from a dog bite to an automobile or motorcycle accident to an injury at work (sometimes referred to as Workers’ Compensation) and anything in between, it is important that you protect your rights moving forward. The personal injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP are committed to helping you get the money you deserve.

Was your injury a result of someone else’s negligence? Are you out of work or stuck with high medical bills as a result of your injury? Know your options and make sure your legal rights are protected in the court of law. Our team of personal injury lawyers in Albany, NY are dedicated and experienced across a multitude of personal injury cases.




Burn Injuries

Burn Injury Lawyers

Experiencing a burn injury of any degree can be painful and debilitating. Regardless of the severity of the injury, Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®’s legal team of burn injury lawyers in Albany, NY have great experience in representing victims who have been burned. Some scenarios causing severe burn injuries include:

  • Scalding hot water
  • Building and/or car fires
  • Automobile accidents
  • Gas explosions
  • Defective products
  • Industrial accidents



Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite AttorneysNot all dogs are ferocious and dangerous, but when it comes to maintaining the safety of the community, some dog owners fail to provide the appropriate standard of care. If a dog has bitten before, or has even shown signs of aggression to a person or another animal, the owner is required to take steps in order to ensure that you and your loved ones are not in danger of an attack from their dog.

Our dog bite attorneys can help investigate if you or a loved one is suffering from a pet bite or attack.

If you have been bitten by a dog or hurt in an attempt to escape from a dog attack, you may have a legal case against the owner. In order to make a valid claim against the dog or household pet owner that attacked, New York State requires the injured party to prove that the owner of the animal had knowledge of the pet’s “vicious propensity” prior to the attack. A dog can be proven to have vicious propensity through it’s:


    • Biting
    • Growling
    • Snarling
    • Aggressive barking
    • Use as a ‘Guard Dog’
    • Past attacks

Has the dog had to wear a muzzle or be locked in a cage? Has it ever attacked in the past? If you have been a victim of a dog bite, any information regarding the aggressive behavior of the dog is helpful in the claim against a dog owner. Let our dedicated team of dog bite attorneys help you in investigating your case by calling us today.

One cannot prove a dog has vicious propensity through its size or breed. For this reason, it is even more essential to gather information on what the owner knew of the dog prior to the attack.



Sports Injuries

Sports Injury Law Firm

Have you been injured while playing a sport? Was there a waiver that you signed prior to participating, “assuming the risks”? Regardless of whether or not a waiver was involved, if there was breach in reasonable care provided that then resulted in your injury, you may still be able to file a claim against the person or organization at fault. Let our sports injury attorneys assist you in filing your claim, contact us today for your free consultation.

Although sports is not generally considered as a major injury risk for adults, upwards of 1.9 million people between ages 25-40 were seen in emergency rooms for a sport injury in 2012. Even small injuries from sports can be costly without exceptional insurance, an especially without

insurance. The average medical bill for a sprain or break is between $2,294 and $7,666.

Injuries to children and teens

Children and teens affected the most because they have the greatest amount of participation. 30 million children and teens play an organized sport, and 3.5 million kids 14 and younger get hurt each year. As you may guess, football causes the most life-threatening and serious injuries to children and teens, but, surprisingly, basketball yields the largest number. If your child is injured because of negligence or lack of supervision, a winnable lawsuit could be present.


A high school football player in New York, Blake Hunt, sued the Parks Department, the Department of Education, and the Public Schools Athletic League after he became paralyzed from the waist down during a football scrimmage. The lawsuit was settled for $8 million on the grounds that he had a lack of supervision from coaches, had received improper training, and was unprepared for the scrimmage.

We want to protect your rights, and get you the money you deserve. Call the Albany, NY team of conscientious sports injury lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters®, at (518) 529-1010, or call us toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).

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Want to learn more about sports injury accidents and the assumption of risk? Check out this St. John’s law review study regarding NYS sports injury law.




Find out if your injury qualifies as a valid claim by calling the personal injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP.

If you or someone you love have incurred personal Injuries because of another person’s negligence, please contact the law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP today for an evaluation, free of charge. Call us 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).