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CAR ACCIDENT

Were you hurt in a car crash? Catalano Law offers the help you need right now 

Motor vehicle traffic crashes are the leading cause of injury-related death for New York State residents.

Syracuse sees a substantial number of car wrecks in and around its suburbs and roadways. Central New Yorkers know that frequent snow, ice, and slush present additional risk during the winter months. The sad reality is that drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bikers are hurt and killed every day. The emotional and financial impact can be catastrophic for victims and their families.

Catalano Law is here to help

Statistics are just statistics until you become one of them. What to do? Who do you talk to? Who can you trust? The questions can be overwhelming. Let an experienced car accident attorney help.

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The insurance company will have adjusters, investigators, and lawyers working to make sure you get as little money as possible for your personal injury claim. Having an experienced auto accident lawyer on your side will level the playing field. Catalano Law will help you deal with insurance companies, fill out paperwork, and prepare for a successful settlement that will help cover some or all of your injury-related costs.

What should I do after a car accident?

As soon as an accident occurs, time is of the essence. In many cases, there is only a brief period of time (the first 24-48 hours) to effectively gather evidence and witness statements. Depending on the circumstances, an investigator may need to examine the scene, and an accident reconstructionist may be needed to determine the cause of the accident based on witness interviews and photographs of the scene. If you’re injured in a car accident, your priority is to seek the appropriate medical attention, whether that requires an ambulance ride, trip to the emergency room, or appointment with your doctor. But having the right information can make or break your car accident injury claim. This is a great time to use your cell phone to take photos of important documents, damage to your vehicle, and photos of the accident scene. 

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever. 

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of injured clients. We understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your motorcycle accident injury. 

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced car accident attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 
You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.
If suffered a vehicular accident injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Truck Accidents

If you were involved in an accident with a truck or semi, you need a lawyer

Although cars and trucks share the same road, accidents involving tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, construction trucks, and other large commercial vehicles are very different from a legal perspective. There are different laws and regulations to consider. And unlike with cars, instead of dealing with another driver and their insurance company, when a truck accident occurs, there are many more parties at the table: the commercial trucking company, the professional truck driver, the trucking company’s insurance company, and the truck driver’s insurance company. 

Furthermore, injuries sustained from an accident involving a large truck tend to be more severe, damage more serious, and usually involve more than one other vehicle.

There are other potential issues in these cases as well, such as whether the truck driver was in violation of any regulations involving cargo or the length of time spent behind the wheel prior to the accident. The company that hired the driver may bear some responsibility if it failed to properly screen the truck driver and his/her driving records or failed to provide proper training. Proper maintenance is also a concern.

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Accidents Involving Large Trucks Require an Attorney

The average trucking accident can cause severe damage and catastrophic injuries due to the size and weight of a tractor-trailer. It is not uncommon for those traveling in a smaller vehicle that is hit by a big rig to suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, burns, or even permanent disfigurement. 

If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, 18-wheeler, construction truck, or another large commercial vehicle, contact Catalano Law right away. You need an experienced truck accident attorney to explain your best legal options and assist you in pursuing financial compensation for your injuries. Without legal guidance, you may not get the financial recovery you need.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of injured clients. We understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your motorcycle accident injury.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced large truck accident attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.
By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If suffered a commercial truck accident injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists are involved in the most severe accidents

Operating a motorcycle comes with a lot of risk. Without a structure around you to help absorb impact, even a low-speed accident can result in serious injuries. And motorcycle accidents involve different traffic and liability laws than auto accidents. 

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney who will fight for you, fully investigate your accident, and make sure you get the settlement you deserve.

Our lawyers understand the nuances of motorcycle accident cases, the scope and necessity for an in-depth investigation, and the proof needed in these types of complicated cases. If you’ve survived a motorcycle accident, you may be facing very serious injuries. You need a motorcycle accident lawyer on your side who can help you recover the full compensation you deserve. Without legal guidance, you may not get the financial recovery you need.

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Because of our experience representing motorcycle accident victims, we recognize how important it is to gather and preserve crucial evidence, obtain witness statements, and begin to reconstruct the accident. We work to ensure our clients receive the strongest motorcycle accident injury representation.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of injured clients. We understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your motorcycle accident injury.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If suffered a motorcycle accident injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Medical Malpractice

When healing goes wrong

Medical malpractice is a serious breach of trust, and it can have lasting repercussions on your health and finances.

When healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and others, fail to provide the accepted standard of care, you may have cause to seek justice.

Medical malpractice doesn’t come from bad intentions. It’s often an action or lack the right action that causes harm to you, the patient, who expected to be healed instead of harmed.
Medical malpractice cases can include:

  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Surgical Mistakes
  • Birth Problems
  • Medical Device Error
  • Cancer Errors
  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
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Why you need a medical malpractice lawyer

In many cases, the consequences of medical malpractice are lifelong and severe. They may even be fatal. The issue may not be over the cause of death. The question may be whether or not the patient was sufficiently informed of the risk and consented to the treatment. 

Even in non-fatal malpractice, the fault and damages of medical malpractice are extremely complex. There are doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies — all with competing interests. You can be certain that they all have legal representation on their side. You must have a strong lawyer on yours, too.

Do I have a case?

We’ve been able to help hundreds of medical malpractice clients and their families. We understand the aftermath of any injury can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your motorcycle accident injury.

You pay nothing unless we win

Catalano Law has been able to help hundreds of clients who have suffered from medical malpractice. We understand that you are in a vulnerable place, with your trust already broken by another party. 

You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. 

This is why there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. Our lawyers work on your case on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if we win.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced malpractice attorney right away. 

You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case. Contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Wrongful Death

No one should pass before their time.

What happened? How did it happen? Where do we go from here? These are all questions family members want answers to when a loved one dies and there’s a wrongful death claim. A thorough investigation is necessary because the deceased victim cannot testify about the events.

It’s an emotional time for the victim’s family. They are mourning and trying to come to terms with their devastating loss while simultaneously trying to determine how to get the compensation their loved one deserves. 

While no wrongful death suit can bring back that loved one or undo the pain of loss, it can give family members peace of mind and help them cope with the resulting financial burden.

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Wrongful death cases can be complicated and difficult for family members. At Catalano Law, our wrongful death attorneys provide experienced representation that is sensitive to family needs while helping you hold the responsible party accountable. We understand how important justice is to families who want to put their lives back together.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every case is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.

An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of clients get justice and compensation for the loss of their loved ones. We understand the aftermath of any death is emotionally and financially devastating. You should be focused on remembering your loved one, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your wrongful death claim.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced wrongful death attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on grieving and healing while we work to get you justice.

If your loved one suffered a wrongful death, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Worksite Accidents and Injuries

Workers have a legal right to a safe work environment

And yet 4.5 million workplace injuries are reported each year. Falls and construction accidents are just some of the injuries that qualify for worker’s compensation. Carpal tunnel, back, knee, and other repetitive motion injuries received on the job may also qualify. 

New York State laws protect employees injured in the workplace, but the laws are complex.

While some work environments are inherently more dangerous than others, injuries can happen anywhere: the office, a construction site, a factory, and everywhere in between.

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Workers are protected under workers’ compensation and personal injury laws if they follow the claims process correctly and meet the required deadlines. This is why you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. 

Depending on your case, you may also be entitled to more than just worker’s compensation. Let Catalano Law evaluate your case. We know the specifics of the New York state law and can help you determine which apply to your injury and situation.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every case is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.

An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of injured clients, so we understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your worksite injury.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

If you suffered an accident on a motorcycle, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Were you injured on someone else’s property?

You could deserve compensation if you sustained an injury on another person’s property. If your injury was the result of a dangerous or defective condition or building code violation, this is a premises liability claim. The owner of the property where the accident occurred is responsible. 

Premises liability cases include slip and fall, trip and fall, slips on ice, and other personal injury lawsuits. These accidents can occur on a sidewalk, driveway, in a home, and in a building or other structure and can result from debris on the floor, wet floors, waxy floors, ice and snow, and uneven surfaces or holes. Unsafe construction or work zones are also frequently to blame where workers fail to take the proper precautions.

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At the time of your slip and fall, you may not recognize the full extent of your injuries. You can’t know if they’re going to affect your ability to work or necessitate medical treatment and/or therapy in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Even seemingly small injuries can have a lasting impact. You need to protect yourself. Without legal guidance, you may not get the financial recovery you need.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. 

An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

Peter Catalano Injury Lawyers has been able to help hundreds of clients injured in a slip and fall, so we understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. 

Our slip and fall lawyers will work on your case on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if we win your premises liability lawsuit and a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your slip and fall injury.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced slip and fall attorney before the conditions that caused your injury can be corrected. A slip and fall attorney from Catalano Law will need to visit the scene of your injury as soon as possible. Additionally, slip and fall claims must be filed quickly. By turning your case over to our firm, you can focus on healing and making a full recovery.

If you were the victim of a slip and fall injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

bicycles accidents

Bicycles are no match for automobiles

Hundreds of thousands of people are injured each year riding their bicycles, but there are many prejudices against cyclists. Legally, bicycles have the same right to use the public roads, but too often, they’re not afforded the respect or safety that motor vehicles receive. And bike riders are at the mercy of drivers. 

Too often, cyclists themselves presume these social stigmas and biases, and they do not follow through with personal injury claims even when they’re fully entitled and warranted. 
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you need an attorney who will fight for you, fully investigate your accident, and make sure you get the settlement you deserve.

Our lawyers understand the nuances of bike accident cases, the scope and necessity for an in-depth investigation, and the proof needed in these types of complicated cases. If you’ve survived a bicycle accident, you may be facing very serious injuries. You need a bike injury lawyer on your side who can help you recover the full compensation you deserve. Without legal guidance, you may not get the financial recovery you need.

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Because of our experience representing bike accident victims, we recognize how important it is to gather and preserve crucial evidence, obtain witness statements, and begin to reconstruct the accident. The majority of bicycle accidents don’t involve motor vehicles. Rather, poorly-maintained roads, defective equipment, and other circumstances cause an accident. We’ve seen it all and we can best get justice for you.

We work to ensure our clients receive the strongest bicycle accident injury representation.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of injured clients. We understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your motorcycle accident injury.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced bicycle accident attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If you suffered a bike accident injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Animal bites

Animal bites and dog bites are serious and all too common

Animals can be our best friends, but it’s all too common for them to cause human harm. Every year, millions of people, including many children, are seriously hurt or even suffer wrongful death because of bite attacks.

If you or a loved one has suffered an animal or dog bite, you need a lawyer. Many dog bites occur from other people’s pets. They commonly occur on private property, as well, not on the street or in public.

These cases can be extremely complex and emotional. You need someone who has your best interests in mind to help ensure you get justice and aren’t denied your fair compensation to pay for hospital bills and other costs.

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Animal bites and dog bites need an experienced attorney

The full extent of the damage an animal or dog bite inflicts can take days or weeks to come to light. But if you or a loved one has been bitten, you need to act right away. If you contact Catalano Law, we will interview available witnesses, examine your medical records, and build a case that gets the justice you deserve.

Never negotiate a private settlement on your own. You need an experienced dog bite attorney to explore your legal options and assist you in pursuing financial compensation for your injuries. Without legal guidance, you may not get the financial recovery you need.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every case is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of clients injured by animal or dog bites. We understand the aftermath of any attack can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your animal bite.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced dog bite attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If you suffered a dog bite or other animal bite, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Catastrophic Injury

Have you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to you or a loved one. It’s an injury that results in severe burns, brain damage, paralysis, or other life-altering conditions.

Such injuries permanently prevent you from working or enjoying your life. You may not be able to travel, partake in hobbies, or enjoy family time. And the combination of physical and emotional traumas can result in years of anxiety and depression.

Even worse, catastrophic injuries will often affect the victim’s entire family.

The inability to work — combined with the possible need for lifelong medical care — makes a catastrophic injury one of the worse things that can happen to you and your family.

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What are some examples of catastrophic injuries?

  • Severe burns often result in many complications and awful effects like disfigurement, extreme pain, persistent infections, limb loss, and permanent disability.
  • Suffering a traumatic brain damage can cause emotional difficulties, speech and language problems, and cognitive defects for the rest of your life.
  • A spinal cord injury can result in either complete or partial paralysis. But it can also cause respiratory and circulatory problems, spasms or abnormal reflexes, loss of bowel and bladder control, and chronic pain.
  • When someone loses a limb as a result of an accident, they can suffer dreadful physical and emotional pain. It’s a highly challenging scenario for them and their loved ones.

Why you need an experienced lawyer

The effects of a catastrophic injury spans many years and worsens the lives of entire families. Victims of a catastrophic injury need compensation that is in proportion.

The damages for a catastrophic injury need to cover many things that might not come to mind at first. They need to pay for loss of income, property damage, expenses, pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, permanent disability, and mental anguish. And this list doesn’t cover all the possibilities.

The stakes are so much higher in a catastrophic injury case. Every detail is significant. The smallest omission or mistake can have a massive effect on the victim and their family’s lives going forward.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.
An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is entirely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

Catalano Law has been able to help hundreds of clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries. We understand the aftermath of an accident is stressful. It’s physically, emotionally, and financially draining.

You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills.

This is why there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. Our lawyers work on your case on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if we win.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent.

You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If you were the victim of a catastrophic injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Injuries to Children

When the unimaginable happens

A severe injury to your child makes the unimaginable real. When your child is severely injured, or the unthinkable happens, and they pass away, a family goes through an intensely emotional time.

A family that’s mourning and processing this kind of loss can’t rightly focus on other things.

Seeking just compensation is one of the most crucial issues that goes unattended at such times.

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Why compensation is important

Children can be severely injured or killed in ways that are different than adults. Often, these situations come up during childbirth, especially Cesarean sections. They’re at a greater risk from things like furniture falls, swimming pools, dog attacks, defective toys, and children’s products.

All of these scenarios imply that another party is at fault or negligent. Seeking compensation can never make you truly whole. Still, it can also serve to help other families who may, unfortunately, face a similar fate if the fault or negligence is not addressed.

You need an experienced lawyer

There are many specifics of child injury or death cases that don’t apply to adult cases, such as different statutes of limitation. In addition, a parent or guardian must file a suit on behalf of the child, adding another layer of complexity.

In cases where a child is hurt or killed, emotions run high. You need a strong, caring lawyer who has experience with these kinds of cases.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every event is different and has its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.

An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

Catalano Law has been able to help hundreds of clients whose children have been harmed. We understand that your pain is unimaginable; we’re family-first people who want to help.

You should be focused on yourself and your family, not legal bills.

This is why there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. Our lawyers work on your case on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if we win.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced child injury attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent.

You’ll be best served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on grieving or healing while we work to get you justice.

If your child has suffered an injury or worse, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Prescription Drug Case

Medicine is supposed to heal, but sometimes it doesn’t…

We rely on our drugs and medication to make us feel better and heal conditions. But often, prescription drugs can have the opposite effect.  Many times, patients take a drug that ends up being defective or improperly prescribed. This is when a prescription drug lawsuit becomes necessary.

When you’ve been injured or made sick by defective drugs, you could be entitled to compensation. You shouldn’t feel guilty or bad about “suing your doctor” for making a mistake.

Large prescription drug companies, hospitals, and even insurance providers are often the parties who are liable for defect drug lawsuits.

Why you need an experienced lawyer

There are many issues at play when it comes to defective drugs. The labeling or marketing of the drug could be improper. The drug may be badly designed. Or it could even be defective in its manufacture.

When you’ve been injured or sickened by defective drugs, you’re in no place to worry about the intricacies of the law. You just need compensation to help you set your life back on course.

Seeking compensation also helps you get justice for yourself and others who may have suffered because of someone else’s negligence.

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Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every case is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.

An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

Catalano Law has been able to help hundreds of clients who have suffered from defective drugs. We understand that you are in a vulnerable place, with your trust already broken by another party. 

You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. 
This is why there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. Our lawyers work on your case on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if we win.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced defective drug attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If you were hurt by your prescription drugs, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Practice Areas

CAR ACCIDENT

Were you hurt in a car crash? Catalano Law offers the help you need right now 

Motor vehicle traffic crashes are the leading cause of injury-related death for New York State residents.

Syracuse sees a substantial number of car wrecks in and around its suburbs and roadways. Central New Yorkers know that frequent snow, ice, and slush present additional risk during the winter months. The sad reality is that drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bikers are hurt and killed every day. The emotional and financial impact can be catastrophic for victims and their families.

Catalano Law is here to help

Statistics are just statistics until you become one of them. What to do? Who do you talk to? Who can you trust? The questions can be overwhelming. Let an experienced car accident attorney help.

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The insurance company will have adjusters, investigators, and lawyers working to make sure you get as little money as possible for your personal injury claim. Having an experienced auto accident lawyer on your side will level the playing field. Catalano Law will help you deal with insurance companies, fill out paperwork, and prepare for a successful settlement that will help cover some or all of your injury-related costs.

Car Accident

Testimonials

Car Accident

Father of 3 killed in auto accident.

Settled at 2.3 million

Car Accident

Woman struck head-on by a distracted driver. Needed several surgeries for fractures.

Settled at $950k

What should I do after a car accident?

As soon as an accident occurs, time is of the essence. In many cases, there is only a brief period of time (the first 24-48 hours) to effectively gather evidence and witness statements. Depending on the circumstances, an investigator may need to examine the scene, and an accident reconstructionist may be needed to determine the cause of the accident based on witness interviews and photographs of the scene. If you are injured in a car accident, your priority is to seek the appropriate medical attention, whether that requires an ambulance ride, trip to the emergency room, or appointment with your doctor. But having the right information can make or break your car accident injury claim. This is a great time to use your cell phone to take photos of important documents, damage to your vehicle, and photos of the accident scene. 

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You are not required to hire Catalano Law. We will simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever. 

You pay nothing unless we win

We have been able to help hundreds of injured clients. We understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your motorcycle accident injury. 

Get a free case evaluation today

It is important to share the details of your case with an experienced car accident attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

You will be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If suffered a vehicular accident injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Wrongful Death

No one should pass before their time.

What happened? How did it happen? Where do we go from here? These are all questions family members want answers to when a loved one dies and there’s a wrongful death claim. A thorough investigation is necessary because the deceased victim cannot testify about the events.

It’s an emotional time for the victim’s family. They are mourning and trying to come to terms with their devastating loss while simultaneously trying to determine how to get the compensation their loved one deserves. 

While no wrongful death suit can bring back that loved one or undo the pain of loss, it can give family members peace of mind and help them cope with the resulting financial burden.

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Wrongful death cases can be complicated and difficult for family members. At Catalano Law, our wrongful death attorneys provide experienced representation that is sensitive to family needs while helping you hold the responsible party accountable. We understand how important justice is to families who want to put their lives back together.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every case is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.

An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of clients get justice and compensation for the loss of their loved ones. We understand the aftermath of any death is emotionally and financially devastating. You should be focused on remembering your loved one, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your wrongful death claim.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced wrongful death attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on grieving and healing while we work to get you justice.

If your loved one suffered a wrongful death, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Worksite Accidents and Injuries

Workers have a legal right to a safe work environment

New York State laws protect employees injured in the workplace, but the laws are complex.

While some work environments are inherently more dangerous than others, injuries can happen anywhere: the office, a construction site, a factory, and everywhere in between.

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Workers are protected under workers’ compensation and personal injury laws if they follow the claims process correctly and meet the required deadlines. This is why you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. 

Depending on your case, you may also be entitled to more than just worker’s compensation. Let Catalano Law evaluate your case. We know the specifics of the New York state law and can help you determine which apply to your injury and situation.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every case is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.

An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of injured clients, so we understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your worksite injury.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

If you suffered an accident on a motorcycle, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Were you injured on someone else’s property?

You could deserve compensation if you sustained an injury on another person’s property. If your injury was the result of a dangerous or defective condition or building code violation, this is a premises liability claim. The owner of the property where the accident occurred is responsible. 

Premises liability cases include slip and fall, trip and fall, slips on ice, and other personal injury lawsuits. These accidents can occur on a sidewalk, driveway, in a home, and in a building or other structure and can result from debris on the floor, wet floors, waxy floors, ice and snow, and uneven surfaces or holes. Unsafe construction or work zones are also frequently to blame where workers fail to take the proper precautions.

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At the time of your slip and fall, you may not recognize the full extent of your injuries. You can’t know if they’re going to affect your ability to work or necessitate medical treatment and/or therapy in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Even seemingly small injuries can have a lasting impact. You need to protect yourself. Without legal guidance, you may not get the financial recovery you need.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. 

An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

Peter Catalano Injury Lawyers has been able to help hundreds of clients injured in a slip and fall, so we understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. 

Our slip and fall lawyers will work on your case on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if we win your premises liability lawsuit and a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your slip and fall injury.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced slip and fall attorney before the conditions that caused your injury can be corrected. A slip and fall attorney from Catalano Law will need to visit the scene of your injury as soon as possible. Additionally, slip and fall claims must be filed quickly. By turning your case over to our firm, you can focus on healing and making a full recovery.

If you were the victim of a slip and fall injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

bicycles accidents

Bicycles are no match for automobiles

Hundreds of thousands of people are injured each year riding their bicycles, but there are many prejudices against cyclists. Legally, bicycles have the same right to use the public roads, but too often, they’re not afforded the respect or safety that motor vehicles receive. And bike riders are at the mercy of drivers. 

Too often, cyclists themselves presume these social stigmas and biases, and they do not follow through with personal injury claims even when they’re fully entitled and warranted. 

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you need an attorney who will fight for you, fully investigate your accident, and make sure you get the settlement you deserve.

Our lawyers understand the nuances of bike accident cases, the scope and necessity for an in-depth investigation, and the proof needed in these types of complicated cases. If you’ve survived a bicycle accident, you may be facing very serious injuries. You need a bike injury lawyer on your side who can help you recover the full compensation you deserve. Without legal guidance, you may not get the financial recovery you need.

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Because of our experience representing bike accident victims, we recognize how important it is to gather and preserve crucial evidence, obtain witness statements, and begin to reconstruct the accident. The majority of bicycle accidents don’t involve motor vehicles. Rather, poorly-maintained roads, defective equipment, and other circumstances cause an accident. We’ve seen it all and we can best get justice for you.

We work to ensure our clients receive the strongest bicycle accident injury representation.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of injured clients. We understand the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your motorcycle accident injury.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced bicycle accident attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If you suffered a bike accident injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Animal bites

Animal bites and dog bites are serious and all too common

Animals can be our best friends, but it’s all too common for them to cause human harm. Every year, millions of people, including many children, are seriously hurt or even suffer wrongful death because of bite attacks.

If you or a loved one has suffered an animal or dog bite, you need a lawyer. Many dog bites occur from other people’s pets. They commonly occur on private property, as well, not on the street or in public.

These cases can be extremely complex and emotional. You need someone who has your best interests in mind to help ensure you get justice and aren’t denied your fair compensation to pay for hospital bills and other costs.

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Animal bites and dog bites need an experienced attorney

The full extent of the damage an animal or dog bite inflicts can take days or weeks to come to light. But if you or a loved one has been bitten, you need to act right away. If you contact Catalano Law, we will interview available witnesses, examine your medical records, and build a case that gets the justice you deserve.

Never negotiate a private settlement on your own. You need an experienced dog bite attorney to explore your legal options and assist you in pursuing financial compensation for your injuries. Without legal guidance, you may not get the financial recovery you need.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every case is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts. An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever.

You pay nothing unless we win

We’ve been able to help hundreds of clients injured by animal or dog bites. We understand the aftermath of any attack can be stressful and physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. This is why there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your animal bite.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced dog bite attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If you suffered a dog bite or other animal bite, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Catastrophic Injury

Have you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to you or a loved one. It’s an injury that results in severe burns, brain damage, paralysis, or other life-altering conditions.

Such injuries permanently prevent you from working or enjoying your life. You may not be able to travel, partake in hobbies, or enjoy family time. And the combination of physical and emotional traumas can result in years of anxiety and depression.

Even worse, catastrophic injuries will often affect the victim’s entire family.

The inability to work — combined with the possible need for lifelong medical care — makes a catastrophic injury one of the worse things that can happen to you and your family.

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What are some examples of catastrophic injuries?

  • Severe burns often result in many complications and awful effects like disfigurement, extreme pain, persistent infections, limb loss, and permanent disability.
  • Suffering a traumatic brain damage can cause emotional difficulties, speech and language problems, and cognitive defects for the rest of your life.
  • A spinal cord injury can result in either complete or partial paralysis. But it can also cause respiratory and circulatory problems, spasms or abnormal reflexes, loss of bowel and bladder control, and chronic pain.
  • When someone loses a limb as a result of an accident, they can suffer dreadful physical and emotional pain. It’s a highly challenging scenario for them and their loved ones.

Why you need an experienced lawyer

The effects of a catastrophic injury spans many years and worsens the lives of entire families. Victims of a catastrophic injury need compensation that is in proportion.

The damages for a catastrophic injury need to cover many things that might not come to mind at first. They need to pay for loss of income, property damage, expenses, pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, permanent disability, and mental anguish. And this list doesn’t cover all the possibilities.

The stakes are so much higher in a catastrophic injury case. Every detail is significant. The smallest omission or mistake can have a massive effect on the victim and their family’s lives going forward.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every accident is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.
An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is entirely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

Catalano Law has been able to help hundreds of clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries. We understand the aftermath of an accident is stressful. It’s physically, emotionally, and financially draining.

You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills.

This is why there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. Our lawyers work on your case on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if we win.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent.

You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If you were the victim of a catastrophic injury, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Injuries to Children

When the unimaginable happens

A severe injury to your child makes the unimaginable real. When your child is severely injured, or the unthinkable happens, and they pass away, a family goes through an intensely emotional time.

A family that’s mourning and processing this kind of loss can’t rightly focus on other things.

Seeking just compensation is one of the most crucial issues that goes unattended at such times.

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Why compensation is important

Children can be severely injured or killed in ways that are different than adults. Often, these situations come up during childbirth, especially Cesarean sections. They’re at a greater risk from things like furniture falls, swimming pools, dog attacks, defective toys, and children’s products.

All of these scenarios imply that another party is at fault or negligent. Seeking compensation can never make you truly whole. Still, it can also serve to help other families who may, unfortunately, face a similar fate if the fault or negligence is not addressed.

You need an experienced lawyer

There are many specifics of child injury or death cases that don’t apply to adult cases, such as different statutes of limitation. In addition, a parent or guardian must file a suit on behalf of the child, adding another layer of complexity.

In cases where a child is hurt or killed, emotions run high. You need a strong, caring lawyer who has experience with these kinds of cases.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every event is different and has its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.

An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

Catalano Law has been able to help hundreds of clients whose children have been harmed. We understand that your pain is unimaginable; we’re family-first people who want to help.

You should be focused on yourself and your family, not legal bills.

This is why there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. Our lawyers work on your case on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if we win.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced child injury attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent.

You’ll be best served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on grieving or healing while we work to get you justice.

If your child has suffered an injury or worse, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

Prescription Drug Case

Medicine is supposed to heal, but sometimes it doesn’t…

We rely on our drugs and medication to make us feel better and heal conditions. But often, prescription drugs can have the opposite effect.  Many times, patients take a drug that ends up being defective or improperly prescribed. This is when a prescription drug lawsuit becomes necessary.

When you’ve been injured or made sick by defective drugs, you could be entitled to compensation. You shouldn’t feel guilty or bad about “suing your doctor” for making a mistake.

Large prescription drug companies, hospitals, and even insurance providers are often the parties who are liable for defect drug lawsuits.

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Why you need an experienced lawyer

There are many issues at play when it comes to defective drugs. The labeling or marketing of the drug could be improper. The drug may be badly designed. Or it could even be defective in its manufacture.

When you’ve been injured or sickened by defective drugs, you’re in no place to worry about the intricacies of the law. You just need compensation to help you set your life back on course.

Seeking compensation also helps you get justice for yourself and others who may have suffered because of someone else’s negligence.

Do I have a case?

We get this question a lot. Every case is different with its own set of circumstances. The best thing to do is sit down with one of our attorneys so you can present the facts.

An initial case evaluation is completely free, with no strings attached. You’re not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll simply evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do is completely up to you.

You pay nothing unless we win

Catalano Law has been able to help hundreds of clients who have suffered from defective drugs. We understand that you are in a vulnerable place, with your trust already broken by another party. 

You should be focused on your recovery, not paying legal bills. 
This is why there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. Our lawyers work on your case on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if we win.

Get a free case evaluation today

It’s important to share the details of your case with an experienced defective drug attorney right away. The defendant’s obligation to pay relies on proving you were somehow at fault or negligent. 

You’ll be well served by an experienced legal team who can find the relevant details, comb through your medical records, and build a strong case.

By turning your case over to Catalano Law, you can focus on healing while we work to get you justice.

If you were hurt by your prescription drugs, contact Catalano Law for a free case evaluation at 315-500-5000.

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