Partner Joseph Napoli appeared before the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department on behalf of his client, in which he successfully restored her case to the trial calendar.
Last week, an Order was entered agreeing with Mr. Napoli’s argument that there are sufficient “triable issues” to allow the case to move forward to a jury trial. The case involves an elderly woman falling on a city sidewalk. Mr. Napoli and his client claim that there was a tripping condition on the sidewalk which dangerously narrowed the passable area of the sidewalk. There is also the additional issue of whether or not the this condition was adequately visible at night.
Mr. Napoli has handled numerous appeals in the New York State and Federal Court of Appeals. He recently argued and won a reversal in a premises case in the New York State Court of Appeals in Newman v. Rockefeller Center.
This is one of many appeals Mr. Napoli has won for his clients over the past year. In December 2016, Mr. Napoli appeared before the New York Court of Appeals, the highest Court in New York, to argue on behalf of his clients case against a multi-national real estate company. This Court ruled in Mr. Napoli’s favor.
Joseph Napoli has a history of success litigating on behalf of his clients for the wide array of areas of law which he practices. Joseph Napoli, along with his son, Paul Napoli have successfully argues for several high profile personal injury, medical malpractice, defective products, and other cases including slip and fall and premises liability the State of New York and around the country.
When he was only a year out of law school, Joe obtained a landmark decision reversing a one hundred year old law allowing plaintiffs with foreign objects left in their bodies after surgery to sue from the date of discovery (Flanagan v. Mt. Eden Hospital). In addition to representing medical malpractice plaintiffs, he represents clients who have been injured as a result of construction accidents in New York, defective products, defective premises and auto accidents.
Because so many companies are so eager to place profits before people, construction accidents are very common in New York City. If you or somebody you know was injured at a construction site, the tenacious new york construction accident attorney at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC are here to fight for the compensation and respect you deserve. Victims who were hurt at work do not need to prove fault to receive generous workers’ compensation benefits. Injured bystanders or visitors can often file damage claims directly against the negligent party. In either case, our goal is to find all possible sources of reimbursement and allow you to regain your financial stability and, to the greatest extent possible, regain the quality of life you had before the construction site accident.
Mr. Napoli has had numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, having recently obtained an $8 Million settlement involving a single leg amputation for a pedestrian and a $15.7 Million settlement relating to a double amputation due to his client being crushed by a concrete barrier.