Big Win for SSKS in Madison County

Vic Prial and Tony Brighton won summary judgment dismissal of a Labor Law complaint brought by plaintiff plasterer and his wife alleging he sustained injuries at a construction site.  After standing from a kneeling position, plaintiff stepped backward and fell/slid down a pitched roof.  Plaintiff alleged back-related injuries and underwent a lumbar surgery.  Prial and Brighton argued that, because there was no proof any injuries were attributable to any elevation differential, and without evidence of any equipment inadequacy, there was no viable Labor Law cause of action.  Madison County Supreme Court Justice Patrick O’Sullivan dismissed the complaint in its entirety.

Smith Sovik has attorneys that specialize in different fields of law from coverage and pollution to New York labor law. The attorneys that I have dealt with are extremely talented in their fields of expertise. I have always found the firm to work well with insurance carrier staff. They are very responsive to calls and correspondence and always timely.

Denise H. Schad
Senior Commerical Claims Representative
Erie Insurance Company