Passenger in a host vehicle that lost control and struck a tree, receives settlement in 6 months.

July 14th, 2022 by

Monasia Scantlebury was a front-seat passenger in a car that lost control and struck a tree. Ms. Scantlebury sustained a left femur fracture. She consulted Hill and Moin who handled the case with a high level of professionalism and dedication.   

Ms. Scantlebury explained that she received the best guidance at Hill and Moin during a very difficult period in her life: “I had the best experience, the staff was very helpful and I was treated like family.”

Ms. Scantlebury recommends Hill and Moin to anyone who has sustained a severe injury and is looking for quality and professional representation. Ms. Scantlebury thanked Hill and Moin for taking care of her case professionally and in a timely manner: “They make sure they are on top of their game.”

Driver Rear-Ended by Vehicle at Traffic Light Thankful for Quick Settlement in Claim

May 6th, 2022 by

J.G. was heading home with his wife. They had stopped at the traffic light located at the top of the hill. While waiting for the light to change from red to green, J.G.’s vehicle was rear-ended. Upon the impact of the collision, J.G. immediately began feeling pain in his neck and right shoulder. He attempted to continue driving home but the pain became unbearable. He instead drove to an urgent care where he was informed that he had suffered a fractured right clavicle as a result of the accident.

J.G had litigated a prior injury case with Hill & Moin at the helm, so when he suffered the fracture in this accident, he immediately retained their services again. With trust and confidence in their abilities, he hoped for a speedy settlement which was delivered.

When J.G. was informed of the outcome in his case, he was very satisfied. He thanked Hill & Moin for doing an excellent job in handling his case. He cited their office’s excellent communication with him on the status of his case. In his opinion, Hill & Moin is the best personal injury law firm in New York and that if he, or anyone, were to need legal representation on a case, Hill & Moin should be the first and only office to call.

Pedestrian Struck and Injured by Vehicle at Gas Station Thrilled With Settlements on Two Auto Insurance Policies

March 16th, 2022 by

F.O. had stopped at a gas station to fill up his vehicle. When he finished using the pump, he began to walk over to the convenience store to get change. He was halfway there when a vehicle came out of another pump and struck him on his right side. The force of impact resulted in F.O. suffering a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and required immediate medical attention. An ambulance was called, and he was transported to Putnam Hospital Center. F.O. would eventually require and undergo right shoulder surgery and months of physical therapy.

F.O. began to seek legal representation and was looking for a law firm with decades of experience and excellent reviews. A colleague recommended that he contact Hill & Moin and upon calling their office, Hill & Moin conducted an intake inquiry and set up an appointment for him to meet our staff and attorneys. Upon being retained by F.O., Hill & Moin began working hard with diligence to ensure that F.O. would receive the best possible resolution. Thanks for their experienced attorneys and staff, F.O. was awarded the full policy limits for liability insurance policies. The attorneys were also able to negotiate an excellent settlement on plaintiff’s underinsurance claim under his own policy.

When F.O. was informed of the news, he was delighted. He thanked the staff and attorneys for their excellent representation and described our office as “very efficient, cordial, exceptional, professional and hard-working”. F.O. stated that he would highly recommend Hill & Moin to anyone who suffered an injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident and is looking for quality legal representation from one of the best law offices in New York.

Engineer Who Fell Off Ladder Due To Broken Extension Awarded $395,000 in Settlement

March 16th, 2022 by

M.D. was working on a window repair project at a tenant’s home. He grabbed his tools and climbed a 10-foot ladder to begin his inspection. While he was on the ladder, the extension snapped off and M.D. fell to the floor and landed on the stairwell. This fall resulted in M.D. suffering a head injury and tears on both shoulders.

M.D. began his search for a highly qualified attorney to represent him in his case and guide him through the legal process. A colleague recommended that he contact Hill & Moin due to their decades of experience in personal injury cases to explore the possibility of a 3rd party case. M.D. called their office and Hill & Moin immediately set up an appointment to meet with him and conduct an inquiry. The attorneys explained the legal process of commencing an action and made a commitment to achieve nothing short of the best possible resolution in his case. Thanks to their relentless will to fight for their clients, M.D. became the recipient of a $395,000 settlement.

When M.D. was informed of the settlement, he was joyous. Hill & Moin had done an excellent job on his case. M.D. stated that he would recommend Hill & Moin to anyone who is looking for high quality legal representation from one of the best rated personal injury law firms in New York.

Russian Speaker Receives $285,000 after Fall in Garage

January 21st, 2022 by

Galyna, a 73-year-old Ukrainian caregiver from Brooklyn, was taking out the garbage on the first day of her new job when she fell down the steps in a dimly lit garage, fracturing her ankle.

Fortunately, someone in Galyna’s community recommended that she contact Hill and Moin, LLP. The attorneys at Hill and Moin, LLP, took time to discover all the facts relevant to Galyna’s case and prepared her for the different steps of her case, including getting her ready for her deposition.

Finally, the attorneys at Hill and Moin, LLP made sure that Galyna received the best possible compensation for her injury and negotiated a $285,000 settlement. Galyna was very happy and looks forward to using her settlement towards buying an apartment.

Driver injured during a Rear-End Collision Secures $875,000 Settlement

December 15th, 2021 by

Aleksandre L. was driving some passengers for work when he was rear-ended by a negligent driver. Due to this accident, Aleksandre L. suffered injuries to his knee, shoulder, and spine.

Because of this accident, Aleksandre L. began searching for a law firm that could best represent him. After speaking and meeting with the attorneys at Hill & Moin LLP, Aleksandre L. confidently retained them to handle his case. The service of the attorneys and staff at Hill & Moin LLP went above and beyond his expectations. By the end of all their hard work, Aleksandre L. became the elated recipient of a $875,000 settlement.

When Hill & Moin LLP informed Aleksandre L. of his settlement award, he was relieved to see that he made the right decision choosing Hill & Moin LLP. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, his case moved ahead to a superlative conclusion. Aleksandre L. was extraordinarily happy with Hill & Moin LLP. The friendly ambience and efforts by staff to continuously update him on the status of his case further gained his confidence. Aleksandre L. plans to use the proceeds to bring his family over to the US. He strongly recommends Hill & Moin LLP to anyone searching for the very best legal representation.

Russian-speaking Physician Injured In Grocery Store Accident Wins $100,000 Settlement

December 13th, 2021 by

Karina, a 71-year old Russian-speaking physician, was visiting her local Brooklyn grocery store when she tripped over a black crate left on the floor and fell forward, striking her face into the ground. Because of this accident, Karina suffered a facial injury and complained of headaches.

Fortunately, Karina knew who to contact for representation after this terrible accident. She had been represented by the attorneys at Hill & Moin, LLP before and knew that with Hill & Moin, LLP she could expect a very comfortable experience and easy communication with the firm’s Russian-speaking staff.

Karina was thrilled to hear that the attorneys at Hill & Moin, LLP were able to negotiate a $100,000 settlement for her. She looks forward to being able to use her settlement for home goods, phones, a car, and land.

Pedestrian Injured After Trip & Fall on Defective Floor Takes Home $225,000 Settlement

October 15th, 2021 by

Patrice G. was walking to the elevator while at work when she tripped and fell on a hazardous floor where contractors had been working, resulting in a torn meniscus in her knee and a torn rotator cuff in her shoulder.

Patrice G. was highly recommended to the law firm of Hill & Moin LLP through her Worker’s Compensation attorney. She called the office and the attorneys at Hill & Moin LLP were able to thoroughly investigate the matter and litigate it to a successful conclusion. After all was said and done, Patrice G. became the happy recipient of $225,000.

Patrice G. was thrilled when Hill & Moin LLP informed her of the settlement award. Despite the fierce litigation and the COVID-19 pandemic, Hill & Moin LLP was able to resolve a complicated case with a most favorable result. Patrice G. described Hill & Moin LLP as an excellent firm that kept her informed of everything that was going on. Whatever her attorney knew, she knew! Patrice G. plans to use the settlement proceeds to renovate her home and pay off some debts. Patrice G. genuinely recommends Hill & Moin LLP to anyone searching for excellent legal representation.

Pedestrian Who Fell on a Defective Sidewalk Received Settlement of $325,000

July 23rd, 2021 by

Mr. IT was walking down the sidewalk when he tripped and fell on a defective sidewalk. The incident resulted in IT suffering an ankle fracture. IT consulted with our office with confidence that we would help him achieve the best results possible.

After meeting with the Hill and Moin attorneys, they immediately started working on his premises liability case.

Mr. IT was very pleased upon learning the outcome of his case.

He praised Hill and Moin for accomplishing what they promised to do; the settlement was higher than he ever could have imagined.

Mr. IT highly recommends Hill & Moin to anyone who has suffered a serious personal injury as a result of a negligence and is looking for high quality and professional legal representation.

What Is Considered Nursing Home Neglect?

July 5th, 2021 by

When you imagine the ideal nursing home, you likely think of skilled, compassionate staff, pleasant and clean surroundings, and happy, well-groomed residents who receive plenty of attention. Unfortunately, not all residential healthcare facilities meet these ideals. In fact, some fall far short of acceptable standards.

Nursing home patients are vulnerable due to many factors. They might live with disabilities, have chronic diseases, or face the challenges of advancing age. They might also have less social interaction than others, especially if they are unmarried or have no living family members.

Our New York law firm, Hill & Moin, has dedicated over 4 decades to fighting injustices by practicing personal injury law. We treat our clients like family, and that includes making sure they understand their legal rights. Learn what nursing home neglect is by reading through this blog, and contact us if you suspect that you or a loved one has been a victim.

How Neglect Happens

The definition of nursing home neglect: Nursing home neglect occurs when a caregiver fails to fulfill his or her duties.

What are the responsibilities of a caregiver? The New York State Department of Health requires nursing homes to provide:

  • Dignity: Respectful treatment, regardless of age, gender, or socio-economic status
  • Privacy: Care of medical and personal needs without intrusion from fellow residents or non-essential staff and the ability to possess personal items
  • Communication: Access to family, friends, and services inside and outside of the assisted living facility, including mail, telephone, and in-person visits without supervision
  • Freedom of choice: Ability to choose activities, schedules, and healthcare to the fullest extent possible
  • Information: Details regarding policies, policy changes, and other factors that may affect life within a nursing facility
  • Safety: Physical safety in a secure environment
  • Clean and comfortable surroundings: Tidy and hygienic premises free of health and safety hazards
  • Freedom from abuse: Rough handling, physical violence, sexual assault, or verbal cruelty
    • Freedom of movement: Absence of chemical or physical restraints for non-medical reasons
  • A means of reporting complaints: A way for residents or their family members to express grievances without retaliation

Taking care of sick, frail, or elderly nursing home residents is not easy. According to one focus group, being short on staff is a common occurrence that could lead to neglect in care facilities. For example, busy CNAs might not have time to perform range-of-motion exercises or reposition all bedridden patients. Such negligence, though not malicious, could lead to rigid joints or bedsores.

Yet, caregiver stress or understaffing is not an excuse to treat the people under his or her care poorly. And, of course, aggression and hostility have no place in a caring nursing home facility. Whether intentional or unintentional, neglect is an issue that should not be taken lightly.

How to Recognize the Signs of Neglect

Residential care facilities in New York must have written policies based on the state and federal regulations described in the previous section. If these rights are violated, nursing home residents and their families can report complaints and take personal injury actions with the help of a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer.

To learn the signs of nursing home neglect, call (212) 668-6000 for a free consultation. You can also examine this list of indicators published by Adult Protective Services:

  • Bruises, cuts, welts, scars, burns
  • Bedsores (pressure ulcers)
  • Signs of hair pulling
  • Unexplained broken bones or head injuries
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Malnutrition, dehydration, or unexplained weight loss
  • Dirty clothing or bed linens
  • Excessive fear, paranoia, depression, or withdrawal
  • Insomnia or excessive sleep
  • Signs of excessive medication or lack of medication
  • Poor hygiene (uncombed hair, unbrushed teeth, unwashed bodies, etc.)
  • Unexpected health problems, such as incontinence or concussions
  • Premature death

Sometimes the signs of neglect are clear. In other cases, you might need professional assistance to determine whether negligence is causing harm to a nursing home resident. Not every victim of nursing home negligence shows the same symptoms.

You cannot assume that your relative will tell you what is happening. If you suspect your loved one is being neglected, please get in touch with our legal team to learn how our results-oriented attorneys can assist you.

Consult With a Lawyer For Free to Find Out If You Have a Case

The role of nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers is to advise and support victims. At Hill & Moin, we want to do what we can to help you. One way clients learn about their legal options is by taking advantage of our free consultations.

Complete the brief contact form with a description of the negligent behavior that you suspect occurred at a New York nursing facility. A member of our professional Personal Injury Recovery Solutions® team will contact you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

If you prefer, you can speak with a representative now. Our telephone lines at (212) 668-6000 are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The consequences of nursing home negligence are too serious to ignore. Don’t wonder about your rights! Contact Hill & Moin today.