North Bay, New York Personal Injury Lawyers

Jeff D. DeFrancisco Esq.
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Experienced Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice lawyers!

My law firm specializes in personal injury cases and represents clients throughout Upstate, New York. Please see our website for results we have achieved and client testimonials. Experience does matter. Read More »
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Jean Marie Westlake Esq.
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East Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 17 years experience
(315) 479-9000 6739 Myers Rd
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
A lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, Jean Marie Westlake graduated from LeMoyne College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Labor Relations in 1994. She received her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2001. While in law school, Ms. Westlake was a member of the Tournament of Champions and National Trial Teams, where she received extensive training in trial techniques. Prior to joining DeFrancisco and Falgiatano Law Firm, she was a litigation associate for a local law firm and is well versed in insurance industry practices.

Ms. Westlake is currently Vice President, 5th Judicial...
Jeff D. DeFrancisco Esq.
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(315) 381-5403 23 Oxford Rd
New Hartford, NY 13413
Free ConsultationNew Hartford, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 19 years experience
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
Mr. DeFrancisco has achieved some of the top verdicts in Upstate, New York with 2 verdicts approximately $10,000,000 each. Mr. DeFrancisco has extensive experience handling large injury cases which you can see on his website. Described by his clients as an attorney of the “highest quality” who goes “above and beyond” for those he represents, Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. has made a career out of providing the very best service for his clients throughout Upstate New York.

Mr. DeFrancisco has extensive experience in handling all different types of personal injury matters including medical malpractice, construction accidents, motor vehicle...
Charles L. Falgiatano Esq.
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East Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 17 years experience
(315) 479-9000 6739 Myers Rd
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
A lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, Charles L. Falgiatano, graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a concentration in pre-law in 1994. Mr. Falgiatano was on the Nazareth College Men's Basketball team and a member of the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. Following his undergraduate work, Mr. Falgiatano worked as a legislative aid to State Senator John A. DeFrancisco concentrating on state budget matters, economic development projects and constituent service. Mr. Falgiatano received his Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University in 2001 and was a member of the Syracuse Law...
Benjamin Rabin
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East Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 25 years experience
(877) 451-2453 5850 Heritage Landing Dr
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Boston University School of Law
Benjamin Rabin was admitted to practice law in NY in 1994. After a brief stint as a public defender in Syracuse, NY, he worked for a small practice in Syracuse where he helped start the personal injury department. From there, Ben was hired as counsel for Cigna Insurance Company, and he handled cases all across New York, defending Cigna Insureds who were sued.

In 1999, Ben went back to his passion of representing injured people, working for a personal injury firm in Syracuse. He did that exclusively for over a decade, along the way handling major cases, and great numbers of...
George Henry Sallaway
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Fayetteville, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 18 years experience
(315) 256-9240 Fayetteville, NY 13066
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DWI and Estate Planning
University of Iowa
Michael Raphael Cardinale
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Cicero, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 22 years experience
(315) 698-9630 8432 Brewerton Road
Cicero, NY 13039
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DWI
Albany Law School
Robert S. Temple
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East Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 31 years experience
(315) 437-2684 211 N Center St
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Syracuse University College of Law
Charles Engelbrecht
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Rome, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 38 years experience
(315) 339-1037 211 N George St
Rome, NY 13440
Personal Injury, Business, Divorce and Elder
Albany Law School
James Lee Alexander
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East Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 35 years experience
(800) 529-1333 6713 Collamer Rd
East Syracuse, NY 13057-
Personal Injury, Business, Criminal and DWI
Rome, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 17 years experience
(315) 356-0569 301 W. Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440
Personal Injury, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Texas A&M University School of Law
Benjamin Rabin
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New York Personal Injury Lawyer with 25 years experience

Benjamin Rabin was admitted to practice law in NY in 1994. After a brief stint as a public defender in Syracuse, NY, he worked for a small practice in Syracuse where he helped start the personal injury department. From... Read More »
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Cazenovia, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 34 years experience
(315) 655-4913 5216 W Lake Rd
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
East Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 35 years experience
(315) 452-2440 7075 Manlius Center Rd
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Personal Injury, Business, Criminal and DWI
East Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 31 years experience
(315) 431-0736 10 Adler Dr
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Personal Injury, Criminal, DWI and Estate Planning
Rome, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 63 years experience
(315) 339-3020 301 N Washington St
Rome, NY 13440
Personal Injury
Minoa, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 38 years experience
(315) 656-8743 141 N Main St
Minoa, NY 13116
Personal Injury, Criminal and DWI
Craig Kevin Nichols
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 28 years experience
(315) 445-8762 333 Butternut Drive
Suite 103
Syracuse, NY 13214
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Immigration
Syracuse University College of Law
Our law office is a preeminent Personal Injury and Immigration law firm helping individuals for over 28 years with personalized attention and concrete, concise advice to achieve their Personal Injury and Immigration goals. With a dedicated practice concentration in Immigration and Personal Injury, we limit our case intake to ensure each client we choose to represent will receive the qualities this law office was founded upon 28 years ago-Integrity. Attention to Detail. Making a Difference. Feel free to call for a free consultation.
Michael Bersani
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(315) 253-3293 499 S Warren St
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Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationSyracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 25 years experience
Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
Mike Bersani is a very experienced and respected New York State trial lawyer concentrating his practice almost entirely on personal injury claims. He is a widely published author on personal injury law. He has published numerous articles on the subject, and wrote and published the book "Understanding Your New York Personal Injury Claim", which can be ordered on his website.

Mike Bersani graduated Magna Cum Laude (top 5% of his class) from Syracuse University College of Law in 1993. He went on to do a two-year clerkship with an appellate court in Rochester, NY. Since then he has...
Nicholas Passalacqua
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Utica, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 8 years experience
(877) 874-2552 610-612 Charlotte Street
Utica, NY 13501
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DWI
Michigan State University
Born and raised in Utica, NY, Attorney Nicholas A Passalacqua knows his clients. But more importantly he knows the law. Through his training and experience Mr. Passalacqua is ready to handle any of your even most complex legal matters.

Mr. Passalacqua’s education and training in trial law began back at T.R. Proctor High School as a member of the Mock Trial team. He then went on to Sacred Heart University, where he founded and led SHU’s first collegiate Mock Trial Team to two regional championship tournaments. Finally, at Michigan State University College of Law he was a member of the Moot...
Edward Leone
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 35 years experience
(800) 336-5297 120 Madison St
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Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Mr. Leone brings more than 30 years of experience to a variety of personal injury cases, including matters arising out of automobile accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice.

Mr. Leone is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland (B.A.) and Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law (J.D.), where he was a member and an executive editor of the Ohio Northern Law Review. He holds a BV® Distinguished ™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the second-highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. He is listed in The Best Lawyers In America® and Upstate New York Super...
Jan Smolak
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 32 years experience
(315) 253-3293 Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Lee Michaels
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Auburn, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 52 years experience
(315) 253-3293 17 E Genesee St
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Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
Kristy L. Fischmann
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 336-5297 120 Madison St
#1600
Syracuse, NY 13202
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law and Utica College of Syracuse University
David Kalabanka
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Auburn, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 34 years experience
(315) 253-3293 17 E Genesee St
#401
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
David is life-long resident of upstate NY. David graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University School of Management and then earned his law degree from the Syracuse Law.

Prior to joining Michaels & Smolak, David was a partner in prominent Syracuse insurance defense firm. It was there that David learned the "how to's ” of insurance companies andthe manner that insurance defense firms evaluate and defend cases. David has been successful using this knowledge to “turn the tables” on the insurance companies to obtain large settlements and verdicts for his injured clients.

Dave has consistently been rated and selected as...
Samantha C. Riggi
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 4 years experience
(800) 336-5297 120 Madison St.
Suite 1600
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
Ms. Riggi's practice focuses on cases sounding in medical malpractice, workplace accident, motor vehicle, product liability, wrongful death and severe personal injury matters.

Ms. Riggi sits on the Board of Directors of the Central New York Women's Bar Association (CNYWBA), and is a CNYWBA delegate to the New York State Women's Bar Association. She also authors the 1st Department Update for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and has been selected for inclusion on The National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40" list for New York.

Ms. Riggi is a graduate of Siena College, magna cum laude,...
William Mattar
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 30 years experience
(315) 444-4444 307 South Clinton Street
Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
William Mattar, P.C. is a personal injury law firm with a focus on motor vehicle accidents. The firm has represented thousands of injured clients throughout New York State, serving in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany regions since 1990.
Anthony Bottar
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 42 years experience
(800) 336-5297 120 Madison St
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Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
State University of New York - Buffalo
Anthony Bottar is an experienced and accomplished Trial Attorney in Upstate New York. For more than 40 years, he has represented clients with legal needs including Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability. Mr. Bottar has a a track record of extraordinary recoveries for his clients, he is dedicated to the best possible outcomes.

Mr. Botar's honors include being listed in The Best Lawyers In America since 2001 and Upstate New York Super Lawyers since 2007. He has been named Best Lawyers's Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for multiple years. In 2018 and 2019, Mr. Bottar was listed in...
Michael Bottar
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 15 years experience
(800) 336-5297 120 Madison St
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Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Syracuse University College of Law
For more than 15 years, Michael Bottar has dedicated his practice to the pursuit of justice in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Construction Accidents, and Wrongful Death matters. Mr. Bottar brings a depth of knowledge and experience to every case. He is committed to providing exceptional legal representation.

Mr. Bottar is an accomplished attorney and has received numerous honors and awards. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers In America and named Syracuse's 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice and Product Liability. The National Trial Lawyers have named him as one of the Top 100 in New York State....
Timothy Jon DeMore
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 19 years experience
(315) 413-7000 125 East Jefferson Street
9th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
Tim DeMore is an experienced trial attorney having successfully tried numerous high profile cases to verdict in State and Federal Courts since 2000. Tim’s practice is primarily focused on representing individuals who have been severely injured as a result of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, products liability claims, construction site accidents and wrongful death claims. Based upon Tim’s history of success with personal injury and medical malpractice claims, he has attained an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Super...
Paul G. Lyons
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 336-5297 120 Madison St
#1600
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Syracuse University College of Law
Mr. Lyons' practice is limited to the pursuit of motor vehicle accident, premises liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability and other catastrophic personal injury matters.

With nearly a decade of civil litigation experience, Mr. Lyons manages virtually all aspects of pre-trial litigation, including pleadings, depositions, discovery, motion practice, creation of exhibits, and trial preparation.

Mr. Lyons is a graduate of The College of The Holy Cross, and Syracuse University College of Law. While in law school, he was a member and managing editor of the Syracuse Science and Technology Reporter.

For his work in the field of plaintiff's personal injury...
Aaron Ryder
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 336-5297 120 Madison St
#1600
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Business, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Albany Law School
Mr. Ryder brings more than 15 years of experience to the pursuit of complex personal injury matters, including claims arising out of medical malpractice, misdiagnosis, product liability, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, and construction and/or workplace accidents.

Mr. Ryder is a graduate of the State of University of New York at Potsdam and Albany Law School of Union University, where he was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. He is listed in Upstate New York Super Lawyers®, a publication with membership limited to the top 5% of lawyers in each state, and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar...
Kimberly Wolf Price
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 16 years experience
(800) 336-5297 120 Madison St
#1600
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
Kim Wolf Price is the Director of Externship Programs at Syracuse University College of Law. Ms. Wolf Price is also Of Counsel to Bottar Law, PLLC.

Having spent nearly eight years as a legislative coordinator at the New York Public Welfare Association and senior regional coordinator at the New York State Assembly - Communications Services, and three years a securities and white collar criminal defense attorney with the New York City office of Clifford Chance LLP, Ms. Wolf Price brings a wealth of experience to Bottar Law, PLLC, where she assists the Firm with various aspects of state and federal...
Michael Andrew Castle
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Herkimer, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 39 years experience
(315) 866-7401 110 W Albany St
Herkimer, NY 13350
Personal Injury, Business, Divorce and Family
Syracuse University
he Castle Law Firm is a General Practice Firm which has been practicing law in the Mohawk Valley area for more than 30 years. We handle all types of legal cases primarily in Herkimer, Oneida, Montgomery, Fulton and Otsego Counties, as well as other Upstate New York counties. At the Castle Law Firm, Attorneys Michael A. Castle and Scott H. Oberman put their combined legal experience to work for you to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. The Castle Law Firm utilizes the most up-to-date computer research and with their many years of experience, specializes in handling your...
Eric Webster Sherwood
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 20 years experience
(315) 473-9985 247 W Fayette St
Ste 315
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DWI
University of Dayton
I am a sole practitioner who has been specializing in Criminal Defense and Personal Bankruptcy Law for over 20 years. I handle all aspects of criminal law, including DWI defense and traffic matters.

I am admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of New York, as well as the Northern District of New York.
Kenneth Matthew Christopher
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 11 years experience
(315) 422-0501 430 E. Genesee Street, Suite 111
Syracuse, NY 13202
Personal Injury, Criminal, DWI and Medical Malpractice
Syracuse University College of Law
Donald Roger Swete
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 34 years experience
(315) 478-7869 1632 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13204
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Legal Malpractice, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
New York Law School
We have a small, general practice firm that knows our clients by name, not a number. We deliver personalized service in a variety of areas with a concentration representing injured and disabled people. Whether it be for Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation or other Personal Injury, we walk you through the process to get you the best results with the least worry.
Joseph John Centra
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 7 years experience
(315) 426-1648 217 Montgomery Street
Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and St. Bonaventure University
My practice primarily focuses on DWI/DUI, criminal defense and traffic matters. These cases range from minor first time offenses to the most serious arrests including DWI, violent felony offenses, economic (white collar) crimes, and narcotics possession and distribution. As an attorney, I have handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases.

I started my career working as an Assistant District Attorney where I started out in the Law and Appeals Bureau. In the Law and Appeals Bureau I prepared several legal briefs and had the unique opportunity to argue cases in both the Appellate Division of...
Karl E. Manne
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Herkimer, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 26 years experience
(315) 866-7642 107 Court St
Herkimer, NY 13350
Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Real Estate
Albany Law School
The Manne Law Office is a law firm dedicated to aggressive advocacy on behalf of clients involved in litigation, and to competent, professional and attentive representation of clients in all other matters. Our focus is always on helping our clients attain their objectives as swiftly and as directly as possible. We are a full service law firm with over 23 years of experience. In all matters attorney Karl Manne personally assists clients in evaluating their individual needs and circumstances, determining their goals and priorities, formulating a resolution or developing a plan of attack, and then implementing that plan through...
Lauren Miller
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Syracuse, NY Personal Injury Attorney with 23 years experience
(315) 492-3000 3175 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13224
Personal Injury, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Medical Malpractice
Albany Law School
Ms. Miller has practiced law since 1996. She has litigated a variety of personal injury actions, such as premises liability, dram shop actions, construction litigation, auto accidents and premises liability suits. She has also represented both employees and employers with respect to workplace disputes, including claims of retaliatory discharge and employment discrimination. She litigates in state, federal, administrative and appellate courts, and is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association Judiciary Committee. Ms. Miller lives in DeWitt, with her husband and two children.
Christopher Jude Pelli
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Utica, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 19 years experience
(315) 733-3271 3 Derbyshire Pl
Utica, NY 13501
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse Univ. College Of Law
I grew up in the Mohawk Valley, and have worked almost continuously since I was about 10 years old. I learned early on the importance of a strong work ethic, and good communication. While attending Syracuse University School of Law, I worked for the New York State Office of the Attorney General, under both Dennis Vacco and Elliot Spitzer. After graduation, I postponed taking the bar exam to take part in a special Criminal Law Clinic in Syracuse, where I was allowed to represent indigent individuals under the supervision of Law School Professors. Several months later, on my first attempt,...
Frank Ventre
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Liverpool, NY Personal Injury Lawyer with 53 years experience
(315) 472-4313 North Medical Center Plaza
5112 West Taft Road
Liverpool, NY 13088
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Divorce, Estate Planning and Medical Malpractice
Frank Ventre, principal attorney, is a local lawyer who will provide personal service when you call the office. You will speak directly with Mr. Ventre and not handed down to a lower level associate. He is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law with Juris Doctor Degree; admitted to the New York bar in 1965. A member of New York State and American Bar Associations. Admitted to practice in South Carolina; the Federal Court in the Northern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Ventre served as special trial counsel to the City...
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Injured in an accident?

When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.

Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.


Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.