Areas Of Practice

The Company

General Personal injury Claims

There are a multitude of ways that one can be injured and there are a myriad of ways to hold the responsible party accountable. The types of cases involving general negligence include slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, premises liability accidents, construction accidents, ladder/scaffold accidents, roof collapses and even dog bite cases. If you have been injured and are not sure what your rights are, we will immediately be able to assess your situation and give you prompt and effective legal advice. Once retained, we will ensure that your rights are protected and that you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

We understand the inner workings of all insurance companies. This knowledge puts us in a unique and special position to help you no matter what situation is presented. If you’re not sure whether or not you have a case, please feel free to reach out and we will promptly assess the situation and give you quick answers to provide you with the help you need.


Medical Malpractice

Peter Dodge, who heads up the Malpractice Department in the firm has a number of successful verdicts in the medical malpractice arena representing victims of medical malpractice. He has a unique perspective in that he started his career in a large medical malpractice defense firm where he represented numerous physicians and hospitals in defending malpractice claims.

The single most important aspect in proceeding with a malpractice claim against a physician or a hospital is obtaining an upfront favorable expert opinion. With the expert opinion in hand, we will be prepared to try the case successfully as more often than not the physicians and hospitals favor defending allegations against them at trial. We know that if you have been a victim of medical malpractice it is especially emotional because the medical professional that you trusted let you down. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice we will utilize all of our resources to ensure that you receive top dollar for not only your injuries, but also for the breach of the sacred trust violated by the physician or hospital rendering treatment to you.


First Party Insurance Coverage

The members of the firm have defended the interests of physicians, hospitals and nursing homes in a myriad of malpractice claims. We are intimately familiar with the complex medical and legal issues associated with this type of litigation. Mr. Dodge has focused his practice in this arena for over twenty years and has a number of successful jury verdicts involving these types of matters. Our focus in these claims is to establish a rapport and trust with our clients so as to best guide them through the process. We believe that trust between the attorney and his client in malpractice claims is of paramount importance in making the multiple decisions necessary to achieve a favorable outcome.


Representative Client List

A representative sample of our insurance defense clients include Utica Mutual Insurance Company, New York Central Mutual Insurance Company, A. Central Insurance Company, Farm Family Insurance Company, Preferred Mutual Insurance Company and Allstate Insurance Company.


Motor Vehicle Accidents

The vast majority of our cases over the 55 years of combined experience by the partners in our firm have been in the motor vehicle accident arena. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, whether it be with another motor vehicle or a truck, or you have been struck as a pedestrian, we know exactly what to do from the get go to get you the best possible result. Whether it be the need for the retention of the appropriate expert or providing much needed emotional support, we will gladly guide you through the process from beginning to end to ensure your rights are protected and you receive top compensation for your injuries.

We will gladly visit you in the hospital or at home and make an immediate analysis and evaluation of your claim. We specialize in spinal trauma injuries which are the most prevalent in motor vehicle accident cases. Spinal injuries include herniated discs, bulging disc as well as fractures of the vertebrae. In conjunction with your treating physician, we will be able to assess the need for a Laminectomy or possibly the need for a more serious spinal fusion surgery. Whatever your injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, we are ready to help you in your time of need when you are not at your best.