Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is a New York Plaintiff's personal injury law firm specializing in automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, police misconduct and all types of New York personal injury litigation.

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New York Personal Injury Attorney Christopher DonadioOur NY personal injury attorney Christopher J. Donadio has been invited to lecture at a joint American Board of Trial Advocates and Defense Association of New York continuing legal education event titled “Frye Hearings and the Effective Use of Biomechanical Experts” which will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 5:30pm at Battery Gardens at 1 Battery Park, New York, New York. Mr. Donadio has been asked to provide a plaintiff’s attorneys perspective to the current trends in Frye hearings involving biomechanical experts.

A Frye hearing involves a hearing in front of a judge, where the judge is asked to determine whether an expert witness is permitted to testimony. The “Frye hearing” was established by the Federal District of Columbia Circuit court in Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923). “[T]he Frye test asks ‘whether the accepted techniques, when properly performed, generate results accepted as reliable within the scientific community generally.” Parker v. Mobil Oil Corp., 7 N.Y.3d 434, 446, 857 N.E.2d 1114 (2006), citing People v. Wesley, 83 N.Y.2d 417, 422, 633 N.E.2d 451 (1994).

Biomechanical experts are experts that are typically hired by defendants in motor vehicle collision cases who claim that an injured party could not have been injured by the collision due to the physics involved in the crash. Although biomechanical science has been generally recognized by the courts of New York as a science that generates results that are accepted as reliable within the scientific community, it does not mean that each and every biomechanical expert is offering testimony that is based on methods that truly are accepted.

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NYC personal injury lawyer Ben RubinowitzJeff KorekNew York Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz (our managing partner),  and Jeff Korek from Gersowitz, Libo and Korek will be co chairing the 2018 edition of the “25 Trial Issues That Keep You Up In The Middle Of The Night” Seminar. Organized by the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute for the third consecutive year, this program  is an informal panel discussion encouraging audience participation for attorneys trying cases faced with  the many challenges capable of keeping them up through the night.

Over two evenings, June 5 and June 12 2018 from 6:00 PM  to 9:00 PM, the Honorable George Silver and an elite panel of trial attorneys including Elizabeth Cornacchio, David Dean, Judith Livingston, Richard Maltz, Daniel O’Tool, Deborah Scalise and Evan Torgan will discuss an array of perplexing issues that attorneys face during trial that require fast, strategic thinking.

Some of the subjects discussed will include

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NY Top Verdicts Personal Injury 2017
The New York Personal Injury Lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom Hershenhorn, Steigman and Mackauf obtained the second and the third highest personal injury verdicts in New York in 2017.

  • On September 28 2017, Ben Rubinowitz, Rachel Jacobs and James Rubinowitz obtained a $71 million verdict for a 19 year old woman who suffered a fracture of her lumbar spine in a car accident. This is the second highest personal injury verdict and the highest car accident verdict in New York in 2017. It is the fourth of all New York verdicts among all categories of law (read more here)
  • Less than a month later, on October 24 2017, Ben Rubinowitz and Peter Saghir obtained a $41.5 million verdict for a 43 year old sanitation worker who was fatally struck by a street sweeper.  This is the thirdd highest personal injury verdict and the highest truck accident verdict in New York in 2017. It is the fifth of all New York verdicts among all categories of law (read more here)
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New York Personal Injury Lawyer Rachel JacobsWe are proud to announce that only 3 years after graduating from Law School, our associate, New York personal injury lawyer Rachel Jacobs, is already chairing a Continuous Education Seminar (CLE) at Cardozo Law School on Tuesday March 21st at 6:30 pm. Entitled “Hot Issues in Personal Injury,” this seminar will cover the following subjects:

  • tort trends
  • new tort claims
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Personal%20Injury%20Attorney%20Ben%20Rubinowitz.jpgOur Managing partner, Ben Rubinowitz will be speaking about “Using the Rules of Evidence in Trial Practice” at the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association. A reception and dinner will be held Wednesday January 28th at Cipriani Wall Street and the CLE program will be held the following day, Thursday January 29th at the New York Hilton Midtown. Ben will speak during the afternoon program at 3:30. Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for 7 MCLE credits consisting of 5 credit hours in Professional Practice and 2 credit hours in Ethic.

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