I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Rochester, 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.
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Suffering a personal injury can result in long-term health concerns, pain and suffering, scarring… or worse. Other concerns are financial – such as: lost wages, raised insurance premiums and medical bills.
One of the fundamental principles at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP is that injured people and their families deserve representation that is on par with what large insurance companies receive from corporate lawyers. Don’t let an injury leave you and your family with concerns or questions on what to do when the insurance companies and their attorneys contact you. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help protect your rights and get you compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our personal injury lawyers have helped people in Rochester NY, and throughout the northeast. If you’ve been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, contact our team of attorneys for a free evaluation. If you have a case for monetary damages, we will guide you through the entire process. We have helped people just like you for cases such as:
- Child injury cases
- Pedestrian and vehicle accidents
- Drug and hip replacement recalls
- Dog bite injuries
- Nursing home negligence
- Work-related injuries
The legal process can be confusing, but our team is here to help. Our personal injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Rochester, NY are are passionate about protecting the rights of those who have been wrongfully injured. We can be reached at (518) 419-4355. We are also available toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1.800.529.1010).
If you’ve ever suffered a burn injury, you know how painful and oftentimes debilitating they can be. Whether you suffered a burn as a result of an automobile accident, a gas explosion, scalding hot water, a building fire, a defective product, or an industrial accident, the burn injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Rochester, NY can help. Our lawyers can represent you and get you the justice you deserve.
If you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury as a result of an accident or defective product, call the burn injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP at (585) 419-4355, or toll free at 1800LAW1010 ® (1-800-529-1010).
Dog Bite Injuries
Although most people like to think that all dogs are good dogs, there are inevitably irresponsible owners that place others in danger of being bitten or attacked by their dog or other household pet. Pet owners need to do everything in their power to ensure the safety of others, especially when their dog or other pet has been known to be dangerous or has shown signs of aggression toward people or other animals in the past. If you or a loved one has suffered a pet bite or attack, our dog bite attorneys can help.
New York State law requires someone that was bitten or attacked by a domestic household pet to prove that the owner previously knew about the animal’s “vicious propensity” in order to file a claim against them. This requirement includes biting, growling, snarling, aggressively barking, and in certain situations, can be shown by the owner restraining the animal or keeping the animal as a guard dog.
Vicious propensity can be also be shown in past bites, chases, or attacks by the same animal, the owner’s use of a muzzle around company, previously witnessing the dog snarling or snapping, or the owner’s keeping of the pet locked in a cage. These are all important behaviors to note in the case that you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked. Contrary to what some may believe, the size of the dog and the dog’s breed are not indicative of the dog’s viciousness, so these attributes are not taken into account during the case. This is why the owner’s knowledge about the potential vicious tendencies of their animal are key.
The dog bite lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP ® in Rochester, NY can help investigate and determine the owner’s previous knowledge about the “vicious propensity” of their animal. We are here to protect your rights in cases where you sustained injuries as a result of an animal bite or attack. Call our Rochester office at (585) 419-4355, or call us toll free at 1800LAW1010 ® (1-800-529-1010).
Risks are inherent in most sports and you assume them when you decide to participate, however, what happens when a person or organization breaches their duty of responsible care and an injury results? What if the injured person had previously signed a waiver?
Even if you do reasonably assume the risks to the sport you participate in and you sign a waiver, you may still be entitled to bring forth a claim in the event of an injury. If you think you can prove that an injury was caused to do a breach of reasonable care, call the sports injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP ® in Rochester, NY for a free consultation so you can learn your rights regarding your injury.
Here are some statistics on sports injuries:
- 9 million individuals between ages 25-40 were injured in 2012
- The average an adult is charged for a sprain or break is from $2,294 to $7,666
- Children and teens are affected the most, due to increased participation
- 30 million children and teens play an organized sport
- 5 million kids get hurt each year
- Football causes the most life-threatening issues
- Basketball causes the most total injuries
Blake Hunt, a high school football player in NY:
- Paralyzed from the waist down
- Shattered C5 vertebra during a football scrimmage
- Sued the Dept. of Education, the Parks Dept., and the Public Schools Athletic League
- Settled for $8 million on the grounds that he had improper training, supervision, and was overall unprepared for the scrimmage
The sports injury lawyers of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters ® will help fully investigate whether you have an injury claim as a result of an injury endured while participating in a sporting event. Call us at our local Rochester, New York office at (585) 419-4355, or toll free at 1800LAW1010 ® (1-800-529-1010).