As one of New York’s leading personal injury firms, Bergman, Bergman, Goldberg, Fields & Lamonsoff, LLP, brings a proven approach to cases that range from automobile and construction accidents to premises liability, products liability, and medical malpractice.
“From the outset, we consider cases from the perspective of the client, the adversary, the judge, and the jury, because we prepare every matter for trial,” says partner Michael Bergman. “Each case is managed as a team, with the partners discussing every case so that no stone goes unturned in our endeavor to maximize recovery. Additionally, clients can be assured they will not be turned over to an associate; rather, a partner will work directly with them on their case.”
Bergman attributes the firm’s success (it has been thriving for more than 50 years) to the personal relationships it builds with its clients. Attorneys are hands-on and seek to provide the level of service they would want for their own family members. “We strive to empower clients so they leave our office feeling knowledgeable about how the law operates in their case,” Bergman notes.
At the same time, the firm employs an aggressive litigation style and unyielding negotiation tactics to ensure clients receive full compensation in their case; over the years, this approach has resulted in more than 100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements. Most recently, the firm secured a $3 million mediated settlement—one of the top 25 New York settlements in 2014, as reported by VerdictSearch—for a man who suffered a serious head injury at an event hall.
“We developed a strong relationship with our client in this matter, so we knew that his injury not only affected him, but also had a profound impact on his family,” says partner Eric Lamonsoff. “To effectively convey the gravity of his injury, we broadened the focus and we created a powerful video from the perspective of his wife and kids, showing how his injury devastated their lives as well.”
”Ultimately, it’s not about getting an offer, it’s about getting the right offer, and we never waver from our goal of obtaining an award that fully compensates our clients for their injuries.”