About WeitzPascale Law Firm’s Personal Injury Practice

Andrew L. Weitz

Andrew L. Weitz graduated from New York University in 1991 earning High Honors and the prestigious Founders Day Award, given to “those who have distinguished themselves through consistent demonstration of outstanding scholarship.”  Upon graduation he was invited by the Dean of NYU’s School of Education to join the school’s Doctoral program.  Commensurate with that invitation was awarded a Fellowhip to teach in the University’s Expository Writing Program, where he remained for three years while doing research for his degree.  Mr. Weitz was awarded his Ph.D. in Learning Theory in March 1995 and then enrolled at Brooklyn Law School where he soon became Articles Editor of Law Review also publishing his Note, Contractor Liability in Tort to Third Parties Not In Privity.  In that work, he proposed a test for determining liability not unlike the test eventually adopted by the Court of Appeals in Espinal v. Melville Snow Contractors, 98 NY2d 136 (2002).  While at Brooklyn Law Mr. Weitz also clerked for an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department.  Mr. Weitz Became a partner in teh Cochran Firm, Weitz, Kleinick & Weitz in 2001 and remained until the death of his partner, Johnnie Cochran in 2005, going oon to form his own firm, Andrew L. Weitz & Associates/WeitzLaw, a highly successful trial law firm.  Mr. Weitz partnered with Brian C. Pascale in 2015, forming WeitzPascale.

In his twebty one years of practice, Mr. Weitz has tried over 100 cases to verdict and has settled an equal number at trial and still hundreds more in litigation and at mediation.  As trial counsel to other atorneys, Mr. Weitz is well known as a problem solver, bringing his considerable analytic skills to the table to solve complex problems in complex cases bringing them to a highly successful conclusion.  Mr. Weitz has tried cases ranging from complicated automobile accidents and construction accidents, to premises liability, products liability, railroad accidents, medical malpractice matters and many others.

Andrew L. Weitz has authored and co-authored numerous articles and other publications, among them, Weitz on Automobile Litigation, The No-Fault Handbook and “Direct Examination of the Lay Witness”, which appears as Chapter 11 in the New York State Bar Assocaition’s Treatise, Preparing for and Trying the Civil Lawsuit.  He also has tried many cases which decisions are published in the official reporters.

Among his positions, Mr. Weitz is in his second four year term as Village Justice for the Historic Village of Roslyn, NY, where he has also served as the Chair of the Planning Board and then as the Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals.  He is Vice President and also serves on the Board of Directors of Parents for Megan’s Law, he serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, is a past member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Association for Justice, and many other Bar Assocaiations.  Mr. Weitz has lectured extensively on Automobile Liability, taught Trial Advocacy classes at Brooklyn Law School, has appeared on Symposia panels and maintains a strong relationship with his academic roots.

Brian C. Pascale, Esq.

Brian believes that the handling of every case is a partnership with the client and he makes every effort to ensure that the clients are fully informed throughout the entire process.   Knowing that every case is unique Brian strives to provide an unparalleled level of individual attention to each matter.  Due to Brian’s adherence to the highest standard of professional integrity and aggressive litigation tactics the American Society of Legal Advocates has bestowed upon him the Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New York award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017 Brian also received the Top 10 under 40 Attorney Award for the State of New York from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. Due to Brian’s unwavering dedication to his clients, in 2017 the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys named him one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New York.

New York’s Best Personal Injury Practice

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Personal Injury

If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, you deserve to be compensated. If someone else did something they weren’t supposed to do or didn’t do something that they were supposed to do and you were injured as a result, you may be entitled to comensation.  The way to make sure you recover money is to bring a personal injury lawsuit.  Coming to WeitzPascale for a consultation is your first step toward this recovery.

Additional general information about personal injury lawsuits can be found on this website at our Personal Injury Information Center.

You Deserve a Lawyer, Even for what you may think is a Small Personal Injury Case

If You Have Been Injured Find Out if You Could Be Entitled To Financial Compensation

In reality, the way personal injury lawsuits work, the injured person ends up pursuing compensation from the insurance companies with whom the responsible person has coverage.

After a major accident that results in severe injuries or wrongful death, it should be clear that you need an attorney’s assistance to make sure you recover all the compensation to which you are entitled. However, even after a more minor accident or injury, a personal injury lawyer can provide invaluable help.

Your attorney will:

  • Evaluate the accident
  • Identify all responsible parties in order to tap all sources of compensation
  • Calculate the full extent of your financial losses — past medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical needs, and possible future loss of earning potential
  • Help you obtain necessary medical exams
  • Be your advocate with the insurance companies, making sure you do not accept a low-ball settlement offer

WeitzPascale

At the New York law firm of WeitzPascale, we have made a name for ourselves as aggressive, successful personal injury trial lawyers. Our attorneys represent clients with all kinds of injuries who have suffered all types of accidents — and we are known in New York as dynamic and extremely successful advocates on behalf of injury victims and their families.

Over the decades, we have won dozens of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we have achieved success in countless smaller cases as well. We provide powerful legal representation in all areas of personal injury litigation:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Bus and taxi accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Recreational accidents
  • Claims against the City and Counties of New York
  • Worksite and construction accidents
  • Premises liability lawsuits
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Retail store accidents
  • Sidewalk accidents
  • Dangerous medical devices & prescription drugs
  • Defective consumer products
  • Medical malpractice

Contact WeitzPascale for a Free Consultation

Our law offices are located at 221 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola. We always offer new potential clients a complimentary consultation and case evaluation — either over the telephone or in person at our office.

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Personal Injury Q&A

Millions of people suffer personal injuries each year in the U.S. When an accident occurs that causes bodily injury or a fatality, the victim or their survivors are entitled to seek compensation for damages under personal injury laws. These laws differ slightly from state to state, but the questions asked are similar.

The law firm of WeitzPascale, welcomes personal injury cases, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about personal injury accidents, cases or compensation. Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys are experienced with state laws and courts at all levels. We provide clients with aggressive legal representation to preserve rights and obtain fair compensation for injuries.

New clients often ask many of the following basic questions about personal injury law.

What is Personal Injury? – Personal injuries include physical injuries to the body, or harm to the mind or emotions of a human. The injuries may occur due to negligence that caused the accident or a deliberate attack by another person. In a personal injury lawsuit, liability for the accident must be established.

What is fair compensation? – Personal injury claims are made to recover reasonable payment, or compensation, for expenses that are a direct result of the injury. This includes items like medical expenses, lost wages, costs for rehabilitation or therapy, long-term care or special equipment, lost future inheritance, funeral or burial costs, loss of companionship/guardianship and other costs due to the injuries.

What to do if I am injured? – After you receive immediate medical treatment, contact your personal injury attorney to determine your best course of legal action. Do not speak with anyone else or you could jeopardize your rights to full compensation.

What is a contingent fee? – Legal fees, other than small office fees, are not billed until your case is won and you receive an award or settlement.

How long will my case take? – Personal injury cases may take years to resolve, but most are settled prior to court, which is a cost-saving solution.

If you want answers about personal injury law or accidents, please contact WeitzPascale, at or .

New York City: Legal Help After a Work Accident

Sometimes Workers’ Compensation Is Not Enough Find Out More.

There are several situations in which you should consider seeking independent legal advice about your rights to compensation after a workplace accident.

  • Was the accident caused in part by faulty machinery?
  • Was the accident caused in part by the actions of someone not associated with your job?
  • Did the accident occur on a construction site?
  • Did the accident occur as a result of faulty scaffolding or ladders?

In all of the above situations, the law may allow an injured worker to seek recovery of financial losses outside the workers’ compensation system. This may be very good news for some injured workers, especially those who have suffered serious injuries with long-lasting effects. Workers’ compensation rarely provides for a complete financial recovery. Without the option of pursuing additional compensation in an independent personal injury lawsuit, many employees would never see fair and just compensation for their injuries.

WeitzPascale:

Representing Injured Workers in New York

Employees who have been injured on the job deserve focused attention from a powerful law firm with the experience and the resources to fight for the best possible financial settlement. WeitzPascale, located in New York City, is a highly professional personal injury law firm with a proven history of winning difficult verdicts and settlements on behalf of our injured clients.

Our attorneys are energetic, smart and dedicated to fighting tough legal battles to win much-deserved financial compensation for people injured on the job. With several multimillion-dollar verdicts under our belt, we have the resources to handle complex personal injury litigation arising out of accidents occurring on construction sites and in other workplaces.

Learn More About WeitzPascale

We always welcome inquiries regarding our law firm’s services, and we are happy to provide a complimentary case evaluation in any legal matter involving workplace injuries and accidents.

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Worksite Accidents Q&A

If you have been injured at your place of employment or during the course of your job at another worksite, you may need additional help from New York Worksite Accidents Attorneys to get the full compensation you deserve. Lawyers at WeitzPascale, in New York, NY, are happy to provide you with a free case evaluation and answer any inquiries you may have about your accidental injuries.

Why Is Workers’ Compensation Inadequate? – While payment of Workers’ Compensation is helpful, for many cases, it is not equitable in view of the injuries sustained in a worksite accident. Some serious injuries have long-lasting effects that result in expenses that far exceed Workers’ Compensation. The law provides for additional compensation in certain situations.

Why Call WeitzPascale? – Our law firm specializes in personal injury and recovery of fair compensation for worksite injuries. We fight hard legal battles for clients, and we have the resources needed to win the complex personal injury litigation resulting from accidental injuries at worksites.

What Can New York Worksite Accidents Attorneys Do For Me? – We are a powerful force willing to stand up for your rights and fight aggressively to win you fair settlement offers and compensation for your worksite injuries. We have a proven history of winning difficult worksite accidents cases for our clients, and we always aim for the maximum results.

What Resources Do Your Worksite Accidents Attorneys Have? – We have extensive resources to help win your case, and we have the legal experience and knowledge to use those resources. We can call in expert witnesses to track back to determine liability for your accident. In some cases, there are multiple parties that could be liable, as is often the case with equipment failures.

Never settle for less than the maximum. Contact the New York law firm of WeitzPascale, for a free consultation about your case. Call us at .

Worksite Accidents

After an accident at work, you may find workers compensation may not provide you with the proper remedy because your employer may not be the sole responsible party. Independent legal representation apart from you workers compensation attorneys is necessary to make sure that you get a full and fair financial recovery.  A consultation with WeitzPascale is your first step toward finding out if you have a case against another responsible party.  This is called a “third party case”.

Premises Liability

“Premises liability” is a legal phrase with a simple meaning. Private and municipal property owners have a legal responsibility to take reasonable steps to make their property safe. When a person is injured due to a defective condition on someone else’s property and the owner or management company knew or should have known about the defetive, dangerous condition, you may be able to hold the property management company and or the owner responsible for compensating you for your injuries.

Premises Liability Lawsuits in New York City and Surrounding Areas

Different Types of Premises Liability Lawsuits

  • Slip and fall accidents: Individual and commercial property owners may be legally responsible if you trip on an uneven sidewalk, slip on ice or fall down a poorly lit stairwell.
  • Injuries in a retail store: The store owner may be legally responsible if you slip on a hazardous substance, are injured by falling merchandise, trip over merchandise left in an aisle, or hurt yourself in a store elevator or escalator.
  • Dog bites: Dog owners in New York are legally responsible if their dog bites or maims another person.
  • Negligent security: Apartment buildings, office buildings, and shopping complexes may be held legally responsible if you are assaulted on the premises — if it can be proven that the assailant came from outside the building and that inadequate security measures made the assault possible.

Complications in Premises Liability Lawsuits

Several complications can arise when an injured person tries to seek financial compensation after being injured on someone else’s property. It can be difficult to prove that the hazardous condition existed. It can be confusing to sort out various ownership interests to make sure all the correct defendants are included in the lawsuit. Interpreting insurance policies and arguing with insurance companies about coverage can be exhausting.

The New York City personal injury law firm of WeitzPascale, has had extensive success handling difficult premises liability lawsuits on behalf of residents of New York.

$11.5 Million Dollar Verdict: Our attorneys achieved a jury award against the city of New York for $11.5 million dollars in a premises liability case. Our client was a child who was seriously injured after falling from a sculpture in a public park. Read more about some of our past verdicts and settlements.

Learn More About Our Law Firm and About Premises Liability Lawsuits

We are always available to provide a free and confidential case evaluation in premises liability cases. We also welcome general inquiries about our law firm.

To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call or , or send us an e-mail.

Via the Information Centers on our Web site, you will find additional general information about personal injury lawsuits and slip and fall accidents.

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Premises Liability Q&A

When you are injured on someone else’s property, you may have a claim under premises liability laws to get compensation for your accident expenses and losses. The attorneys at WeitzPascale, NY, are experienced litigators who have helped hundreds of clients get what they deserve in the form of fair compensation for premises liability claims. Although each case is different, many clients will have the same questions they ask about premises liability.

What is Premises Liability? – Property owners and governments are expected to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their property to avoid injury to persons who are using or otherwise present on that property. If there is a hazardous condition that causes injury to someone on that property, the owners are liable for injury expense claims.

What Types of Accidents Occur on Property? – Examples of premises accidents include slip and fall accidents, dog bites, negligent security and failure to repair known hazards. A person may trip on a turned up floor mat or object left on a floor. A cracked or deteriorating sidewalk can be the cause of a fall. Sidewalks that are not shoveled in winter may build up slippery spots or ice that can create a hazard.

How Can WeitzPascale Help Me? – We offer clients a free confidential review of their case to help them determine which legal options are best. We have had extensive experience with difficult premises liability cases, and we have obtained multi-million dollar jury awards for clients.

New York Premises Liability Attorneys – Our vast experience as New York Premises Liability Attorneys means that we can help you get to the root cause of your accident, determine responsible parties, estimate your medical and recovery expenses, and we can present a solid case for your benefit at negotiations or in the courtroom. We take on insurance companies and win excellent settlements for our clients in the toughest cases.

Do not delay in getting the legal representation you deserve if you have been injured on someone else’s property. Contact the New York office of Weitz Pascale, LLP today, to set up your free case evaluation consultation. Call us at or .

If you have been hurt, WeitzPascale can work to increase your chances of getting your medical bills paid for. The help of a lawyer can also reduce the chances of other people being injured by the same person or condition that injured you. If you are wondering where to turn when you are injured, WeitzPascale can lend a sympathetic ear and a helping hand when starting your case and an aggreessive attitude when prosecuting your case.

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