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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Plattsburgh, 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.

One of the principals we strongly believe in at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® is that injured victims and their families deserve the same quality of representation that large insurance companies receive from their corporate lawyers. Suffering a personal injury could result from a variety of situations that may leave you and your family in a very dire and serious position. Regardless of how an injury was sustained, you deserve the help of an experienced team of personal injury lawyers. That’s what we’re here for, your local Plattsburgh personal injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® are dedicated to protecting your rights and getting you the money you deserve.

Our team of caring personal injury attorneys are here to help assist you in the following legal areas:

 Don’t let someone else’s negligence leave you and your family in a financial bind or legal confusion, call the personal injury attorneys of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® in Plattsburgh, NY at (518) 561-1010, or toll free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).



Burn Injuries

Burn Injury Lawyers

Burn injuries can occur from a majority of sources, ranging from chemicals to electricity, and many in between, each with their own varying impact on the body, from first degree burns to third. However, despite the cause of the burn injury, the effects can be extremely painful, lasting, and sometimes life threatening. 

Our Plattsburgh, NY burn injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® have the experience required to properly represent burn victims as a result of incidents varying from scalding hot water, automobile accidents, gas explosions, building/car fires, defective products and industrial accidents.

 If you or someone you know has been affected by a burn that is preventing you from performing everyday activities, regardless of the severity, call the Plattsburgh, NY burn injury lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® at (518) 561.1010. We are also available to be contacted toll free 24/7 at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).



Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite Attorneys

Have you or a loved one suffered from a dog or animal attack? Pet bites are fairly common, but still a very serious problem for the victims of the attack. The cost of pet bites is estimated to be over $1 billion dollars per year, and the problem continues to rise. Believe it or not, incidents involving dog bites have increased by one third in the last decade, despite the fact that the number of dogs has only increased by 2%.


Determining whether or not you have a dog bite claim can be challenging, due to the fact that New York State does not have a dog bite statute. Contact the Plattsburgh dog bite attorneys to better understand your rights.

A victim in NYS can hold an owner responsible if one can prove that owner knew or had reason to know of the dog’s vicious propensity. This “vicious propensity” refers to a prior event or behavior in which someone or something was injured as the result of the dog’s aggressiveness.

Shown in a variety of ways, the definition of “vicious propensity” can vary from:
  • Prior human or animal attacks
  • The dog being kept as a guard dog
  • The dog biting, snarling, growling or aggressively barking
  • The owner needing to restrain the animal

Dog’s showing previous signs of aggression or biting towards either animals or people require the owner to take steps in ensuring that the general public, as well as associates and loved ones, are not placed in harm’s way.

It is very important to the case that the victim and or the family collect as much valuable information as possible on the dog’s behavior and any past occurrences. Breed and size do not determine whether a dog is vicious, therefore the injured party’s main objective is to prove that the owner of the dog should have known about the exhibited signs of aggression prior to the most recent incident.

 Our dedicated Plattsburgh, NY dog bite lawyers are here to assist you and defend your rights and claim. The law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® wants to help serve you. Call (518) 561-1010 to get your free consultation today. We are also available toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).



Sports Injuries

Sports Injury Law FirmIf you have been injured while playing a sport, you could be compensated for your injury, regardless of whether a release waiver was signed. In order to receive such compensation, one must be able to prove that there was a breach of duty for reasonable care. Let the Plattsburgh sports injury lawyers help you in your case and get you the money you’re rightfully deserved.

Most people that participate actively in sports recognize that you must assume some of the risks associated with game play. What athletes don’t realize, however, is that if you can prove your sports injury could have been prevented or resulted from a breach of reasonable care, you may very well have a valid claim.

1.9 million individuals aged 25-40 were admitted in emergency care centers for a sports injury in 2012. Even less serious injuries such as sprains or breaks can be very costly, depending on insurance. The average cost an adult is charged is from $2,294 to $7,666.

Injuries to Teens and Children

3.5 million children are affected each year by sports related injuries, which is the most out of any other demographic. 30 million children play an organized sport. Football causes the most life-threatening injuries, but surprisingly, basketball is the sport that yields the largest number of injuries to kids. If your child or teen is injured due to lack of supervision or negligence, a winnable lawsuit could be present.


Blake Hunt, a HS football player in NY, sued the Parks Department, the Department of Education and the Public Schools Athletic League for compensation after he was paralyzed from the waist down when he shattered his C5 vertebra during a scrimmage for football. The lawsuit settled for $8 million because he had received improper training, had a lack of supervision, and was unprepared for the scrimmage where he suffered the injury.

Contact our sports injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® today by calling our Plattsburgh, NY office at (518) 561-1010. We are also available toll free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).


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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).