New York Law Thoughts Blog
Pursuing a False Arrest Lawsuit in NYC

In 2012 (the most recent year for which there is published data), 325,205 adults were arrested in New York City – the fewest since 2006. As shown in Figure 1 below, while a majority of these arrests resulted in convictions (not necessarily for the initial charges – this category includes plea deals), a sizeable number […]

Five Truths About Personal Injury Cases

We have built our practice around our clients and work hard to not only deliver great customer service, but remarkable service. We receive many calls from people who already have an attorney, but are unhappy with that attorney or do not understand either the legal process or the advice their attorney is giving them. We […]

Social Media and Your Lawsuit

Just as Facebook, Twitter and other social media services have begun to play a larger role in our lives, they have begun to affect personal injury lawsuits. At the Schlitt Law Firm, we have prepared a simple guide to privacy on social media sites to help our personal injury clients. You can download a copy […]

The Schlitt Law Firm Announces a Slip and Fall Settlement for a Case with a Defective Stairway in Manhattan

An accountant from Manhattan tripped on the stairs in his apartment building and fractured his ankle. The man believed that the stairs were defective and he wanted to hold the landlord responsible for causing his injury. He called the Schlitt Law Firm to have Carol L. Schlitt represent him. After working with an engineer to […]

I’ve been in a Car Accident…is there a Car Accident Phone App?

If you’ve been in car accident, there’s an app for that. You can use a car accident phone app to help you.  Immediately following a car accident, the first priority is to ensure the safety of all parties involved in the accident. If any of the drivers, passengers, or pedestrians are in need of medical attention, […]

New York State Sheriff Association’s Yellow Dot Program: A Life Saver for People with Special Medical Conditions

The New York State Sheriff’s Association has established a Yellow Dot Program that can save lives in an emergency.  Yellow Dot is a free program that helps first responders provide life-saving medical attention to people with special medical needs during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency. A Yellow Dot in the driver’s-side rear window […]

The Gotay Family and the Schlitt Law Firm Create the Carmen Rivera-Gotay Memorial Scholarship

Carmen Rivera-Gotay had just completed her junior year at Huntington High School when she died in a car accident. To honor her memory, her mother, Carolyn Gotay, and the Schlitt Law Firm have created the Carmen Rivera-Gotay Memorial Scholarship.  The Huntington School Board officially recognized the scholarship at their meeting on March 24, 2014. “Carmen […]

Now Hiring a Legal Analyst for Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Firm

We seek a Legal Analyst who will help analyze, develop and prosecute personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We are an intentionally small, mission-driven plaintiffs-only law firm focused on personal injury and medical malpractice cases serving the New York metropolitan area. We want someone who is bright, curious, hungry to learn, social and committed to […]

Slip and Fall After a Storm: The “Storm in Progress Doctrine”

  It’s been a very cold and icy winter in New York. Our unusually bad winter has led to a surge in snow- and ice-related accidents throughout the City. According to a New York Times article published last month, emergency rooms have experienced as much as a 300 percent increase in injuries that appear to […]

A Question about a Trip and Fall at a Bar

We recently came across a question about a trip and fall at a Karaoke bar. We thought we would share the answer to the question. Question: Trip and Fall at a Bar Question: I got hurt last weekend at a karaoke bar. I tripped on some wires on the stage and hurt my knee. The […]