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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Schenectady, 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 in all types of settings: at home, in the work place, in an automobile, at school, etc. While all types of accidents are not listed here, it is important to realize that if you have been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, you should seek the help of an attorney. 

The Schenectady personal injury lawyers here at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, practice is limited to protecting the rights of those wrongfully injured as a result of negligence.

Our personal injury lawyers can help answer any questions you may have regarding the following legal practice areas:

 If you have a question for a personal injury attorney, or think that you may be a victim of someone else’s negligence, call the personal injury attorneys of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters® at our local office in Schenectady, New York at (518) 862-1200, or contact us toll free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).



Burn Injuries

Burn Injury Lawyers

Anyone who has suffered a burn injury knows that it can be extremely painful and debilitating. Regardless of the cause and level of degree the burn injury is, experts in burn injury litigation here at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Schenectady, NY have experience representing victims who were burned as a result of automobile accidents, gas explosions, scalding hot water, building fires, defective products and industrial accidents.

 If you or someone you know has suffered a burn injury, let the Schenectady burn injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters help by calling us directly at (518) 862-1200, or contact us toll free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).



Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite Attorneys

We understand that not every dog is a bad one, but we also know that irresponsible owners can place others in danger of being bitten or attacked by their dog or other household pet. An owner must take steps to ensure that you and your loved ones are not placed into a dangerous situation in which their dog can bite when it is known that it has before, or the animal has shown signs of aggression towards people or other animals.

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

In New York, a person injured by a dog or another domestic household pet must show that the pet’s owner either knew or should have known of the animals “vicious propensity” in order to file a claim against them. Vicious propensity can include biting, growling, snarling, aggressively barking, and in some situations, can be shown by the owner restraining the animal or keeping the animal as a guard dog.

Others may have been bitten, chased, or attacked by the dog on previous occasions. The owner may have had to muzzle the dog around company or keep the dog locked in a cage. Maybe you have even seen the dog snarl or snap. This is all very important information to gather of the dogs past actions and behaviors, in the event that you or a loved one has been bitten. 

The size of the dog and type of breed are not determinative of a dog’s viciousness, therefore, it is essential for an injured party to show that the dog exhibited signs of aggression prior to the attack. What the owners may have known prior to the dog bite may come in very handy for this reason alone.



Sports Injuries

Sports Injury AttorneysWhile you do assume some risks when playing a sport, what happens when you have been injured due to a person or organization that had breached their duty of reasonable care? What if a waiver was signed?

Regardless of the risks assumed and waiver that was signed, you may still be entitled to make a claim. If you can prove a sports injury was caused due to a breach of reasonable care, call the sports injury lawyers at the Schenectady, NY office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® today. Let our sports injury attorneys help you discover your rights regarding a sports injury.

Here are some statistics on sports injuries:

  • 1.9 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
  • 3.5 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 Schenectady, New York office at (518) 862-1200, or toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).

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