Boating Accidents

Boating is a popular recreational activity which can take place both off the coast and on international water ways. This activity can pose significant danger. As a passenger aboard a boat, you are at the mercy of the boat operator. If this person fails to follow safety regulations or operates his or her vessel negligently, you could suffer severe injuries or even death.

If you received injuries or lost a loved one as the result of a boating accident, you may seek financial compensation for your damages. Hire a boating accident attorney – the personal injury lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., have the knowledge and experience to handle your case.

Bus Accidents

If you or a loved one suffered serious physical injury or you lost someone close to you in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation.  Bus companies and their drivers owe it to passengers to operate buses safely.  When their carelessness or that of others turns an ordinary ride into a tragedy, victims face an uphill battle in proving liability. The New York bus accident attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. are committed to helping victims get the compensation they deserve.

Elevator Accidents

Emergency personnel, construction workers, employees, and elevator passengers can suffer severe, even fatal, injuries in an elevator accident. Causes of elevator accidents can range from faulty construction to poor maintenance. The factual and legal basis for obtaining recovery varies.

However, the elevator accident attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., can handle these personal injury lawsuits and insurance claims. Whether you are seeking workers’ compensation support or a premises liability claim, our firm will investigate the factors that caused your accident.

Mass Torts

Every year, millions of Americans are victims of industrial hazards, commercial negligence and municipal decision making that results in debilitating or even life-threatening injuries to entire communities. Our New York mass torts lawyers operate in this area of litigation and not only understand the process of discovery in complex cases, but also have the time and resources to invest in building a case around complex topics such as environmental contamination, property damage, illness, and exposure to dangerous chemicals and toxins.

Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. has vast experience in mass tort litigation and has acted as co-lead counsel in many well-known cases in New York and New Jersey. The Firm’s diverse areas of expertise played a major role in our being selected as one of only six firms to represent the State of New York in its landmark litigation against the tobacco industry – which won $25 billion for the State.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes death or injury to a patient. Medical professionals have a responsibility to provide quality care to each patient they serve. When hospitals, doctors, nurses and staff fail to perform their duties with the highest level of competence and care, their patients may suffer serious or fatal injuries. Medical malpractice can be based on errors or omissions related to diagnosis, treatment, follow up care or health management.

Every medical malpractice case we handle is staffed by highly skilled and experienced lawyers who are dedicated to helping you recover the maximum amount for your injury. Our resources, skill and commitment, coupled with some of the most respected and talented trial lawyers in this area of the law, have enabled our firm to achieve multiple multimillion-dollar successes, despite often facing some of the most well-financed law firms the insurance industry can find.

Nursing Home Liability

When we place our loved ones in nursing homes, our loved ones have the right to expect that they will receive the quality and standard of care that they deserve and are entitled to as a matter of law. All too often, nursing homes prioritize profits over people. When nursing home abuse or negligence is suspected or known to have occurred you need to consider your options.  The best course of action would be to hire a nursing home abuse lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in bringing actions against nursing homes for injury to their patients.

Product Liability

Defective products do not only include medical devices or drugs. Any consumer product may contain a defect that leads to injuries or deaths. Some of the most common products involved in liability lawsuits in the U.S. are auto parts, children’s toys, household appliances, cosmetics and foods. In our years of experience handling product liability claims, we have seen a range of personal injuries arising from defective and dangerous goods.