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HARRIS KEENAN & GOLDFARB

AWARD-WINNING PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

Our mission is to deliver the best financial result possible for New York’s injured citizens.

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Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

Since 1996, Harris Keenan & Goldfarb has been on the side of New Yorkers. We fight hard for people hurt in accidents or by someone else’s carelessness. We know how to stand up to those at fault and their insurance companies, and we have a long history of looking out for our clients from their first visit to the end of their case. We enter every courtroom ready to secure the best deal for you.

We use our experience and compassionate approach from the start to the end of your case. We aim to settle your matter effectively and quickly, helping you get back to your usual life as soon as possible. Our deep understanding of injury law means we can offer you options and make sure to settle your case the way you wish.

Our firm is well-regarded by clients and lawyers alike, even those we stand against. We’re known for being excellent, ethical, and kind throughout New York and nearby areas. Harris Keenan & Goldfarb keeps growing its good name by helping clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and across New York in local, state, and federal courts.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, the New York personal injury attorneys at Harris Keenan & Goldfarb are here to help.

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Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.

VERDICT

$17,500,000

A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.

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$4,730,398

Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).

VERDICT

$12,561,772

A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.

VERDICT

$10,500,000

A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.

VERDICT

$3,470,670

The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.

VERDICT

$3,823,000

Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.

VERDICT

$2,750,000

The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.

VERDICT

$1,677,835

The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.

VERDICT

$2,995,000

The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.

VERDICT

$2,610,000

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.

VERDICT

$2,253,714

A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.

VERDICT

$1,900,000

A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.

VERDICT

$1,350,000

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

Personal Injuries

Harris Keenan & Goldfarb is synonymous with unparalleled advocacy for victims of personal injuries. Since our inception in 1996, we have steadfastly championed the rights of those injured due to the negligence of others, ensuring that their journey towards justice and compensation is both dignified and fruitful. Our team of seasoned attorneys possesses a profound understanding of the physical, emotional, and financial havoc that personal injuries can wreak on individuals and their families. Through a combination of empathy, legal prowess, and an unwavering commitment to our clients, we navigate the complexities of personal injury law, offering solace and support in times of need.

Our approach is holistic and client-centered, recognizing that each case is as unique as the individual behind it. We delve into the nuances of your situation, crafting a legal strategy that reflects your specific circumstances and goals. Our readiness to take cases to trial, coupled with our skill in negotiation, ensures that we are always positioned to advocate for the best possible outcome.

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Car Accidents

The aftermath of a car accident can leave individuals and families in a state of turmoil, facing an uncertain road to recovery. Harris Keenan & Goldfarb emerges as a beacon of hope and steadfast support during such challenging times, offering expert legal guidance that transcends mere representation. Our attorneys, deeply familiar with the intricacies of New York’s traffic and insurance laws, are committed to demystifying the legal process for our clients, ensuring that the path to recovery is clear and unencumbered by additional stress. We take on the legal burdens, allowing you to focus on healing, secure in the knowledge that your case is in capable hands.

Our methodology is both rigorous and compassionate, reflecting our understanding that the impacts of a car accident extend far beyond physical injuries. We engage in thorough investigations, collaborate with medical professionals, and harness the power of cutting-edge technology to build compelling cases. Whether it’s negotiating with insurance companies or presenting your case in court, our team is relentless in our pursuit of justice and fair compensation.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims stand at the intersection of law and medicine, a niche where Harris Keenan & Goldfarb has carved out a reputation for excellence and compassion. Our attorneys, equipped with a deep understanding of medical principles and legal standards, are adept at navigating the complexities of these cases. We stand up for patients who have been failed by their healthcare providers, advocating for their rights with a combination of legal acumen and medical knowledge. Our goal is not only to secure just compensation but also to uphold the standard of care that all patients deserve, driving systemic improvements in healthcare through legal advocacy.

In representing victims of medical malpractice, we adopt a comprehensive approach, examining every aspect of the patient’s care to uncover breaches in the standard of care. Our collaborations with medical experts and our thorough investigative processes allow us to build robust cases that effectively challenge the defenses of healthcare providers and their insurers. We are committed to ensuring that our clients feel heard, respected, and supported throughout the legal process, providing a source of strength and stability in what can be a deeply unsettling time.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle accident demands a legal partner who understands both the unique vulnerabilities of motorcyclists and the complexities of the law. Harris Keenan & Goldfarb rises to this challenge, offering a sanctuary of expertise and advocacy for riders who have been unjustly injured. Our legal team is deeply familiar with the biases motorcyclists often face and works tirelessly to counteract these prejudices in the pursuit of justice. We meticulously reconstruct accident scenes, consult with safety experts, and leverage our comprehensive understanding of traffic laws to build a compelling case for our clients, emphasizing the rights and responsibilities of all road users.

Motorcycle accidents can result in significant physical, emotional, and financial distress. Recognizing this, we approach each case with a blend of empathy and strategic precision, ensuring that our clients’ stories are heard and their damages fully articulated. Our aim is to secure a level of compensation that truly reflects the gravity of their losses, encompassing medical expenses, loss of income, pain, and suffering, as well as any long-term care needs.

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Nursing Home Injury & Abuse

The decision to entrust a loved one to a nursing home is made with expectations of care, respect, and dignity. When these expectations are shattered by injury or abuse, Harris Keenan & Goldfarb stands as a pillar of strength and advocacy for the affected families. Our firm is committed to holding negligent facilities accountable, shining a light on the darkest corners of elder care to ensure justice and promote safer environments for all residents. We delve into the specifics of each case, from neglect and inadequate care to outright abuse, bringing our full legal prowess to bear in the fight for restitution and systemic change.

Our approach combines a deep-seated respect for the elderly with a relentless pursuit of justice. We work closely with medical experts, investigators, and elder care specialists to uncover the truth and build a case that accurately represents the harm inflicted. Our commitment to our clients extends beyond the courtroom, offering support, guidance, and a listening ear at every turn.

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Truck Accidents

The catastrophic nature of truck accidents requires a legal response that is both swift and strategic. Harris Keenan & Goldfarb brings to bear decades of experience in handling these complex cases, where the interplay of federal regulations, corporate interests, and individual suffering demands expert navigation. Our attorneys are well-versed in the unique aspects of trucking litigation, including the analysis of logbooks, vehicle maintenance records, and driver histories, to build a case that accurately reflects the negligence at play. We understand the profound impact these accidents can have on individuals and families, and we dedicate our resources to securing a future that addresses both immediate and long-term needs.

In representing victims of truck accidents, we prioritize a thorough investigation and a personalized approach to each case. Recognizing the formidable opposition often presented by trucking companies and their insurers, we prepare every case as if it will proceed to trial, ensuring we are in the strongest possible position to negotiate settlements that fully compensate our clients for their losses.

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Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries pose significant challenges, not just in terms of physical recovery, but also in navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation and potential third-party claims. Harris Keenan & Goldfarb stands as a beacon of support and expertise for injured workers, guiding them through the legal maze to secure the benefits and compensation they rightfully deserve. Our attorneys possess a deep understanding of workplace safety standards, employer responsibilities, and the rights of employees, allowing us to advocate effectively for our clients. We engage with medical professionals, safety experts, and economists to ensure that every aspect of your claim is thoroughly documented and vigorously represented.

Our commitment to injured workers extends beyond the pursuit of financial compensation; we strive to ensure that our clients receive the medical care and rehabilitation services they need to make as full a recovery as possible. Whether your case involves negotiating with workers’ compensation insurers, litigating against negligent third parties, or both, Harris Keenan & Goldfarb is prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf.

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Police Brutality

In an era where issues of police brutality and misconduct have come to the forefront of societal concerns, Harris Keenan & Goldfarb stands as a formidable advocate for victims seeking justice and reform. Our firm is deeply committed to upholding civil rights, challenging abuses of power, and ensuring that those who have suffered at the hands of law enforcement are heard and compensated. We approach each case with a keen awareness of the broader implications for justice and community trust, employing a comprehensive strategy that includes meticulous investigation, expert collaboration, and impassioned advocacy. Our attorneys are not just legal professionals; they are dedicated advocates for change, working tirelessly to advance accountability and promote safer, more equitable policing practices.

Our representation in cases of police brutality extends beyond the courtroom. We engage with community leaders, policymakers, and advocacy groups to drive systemic change, aiming to prevent future injustices. For our clients, we seek not only financial compensation but also a sense of closure and healing, recognizing the deep emotional and psychological scars that such encounters can inflict.

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Sexual Abuse

Harris Keenan & Goldfarb provides a safe harbor for survivors of sexual abuse, offering legal representation marked by sensitivity, confidentiality, and an unwavering commitment to justice. Our approach to these cases is grounded in a deep understanding of the trauma experienced by survivors and the complexities involved in navigating the legal system. We are dedicated to holding perpetrators and negligent institutions accountable, leveraging our legal expertise to secure compensation that acknowledges the profound impact of the abuse and supports the healing process. Our attorneys work closely with mental health professionals, victim advocates, and other experts to build compassionate and compelling cases that honor the experiences of survivors.

We recognize the courage it takes for survivors to come forward and are committed to creating an environment where their voices are heard and respected. Our goal is not only to achieve legal justice but also to contribute to the broader fight against sexual violence, advocating for changes that protect individuals and communities.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

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00:47 22 Jun 24
I contacted Burns and Harris, this company which is renamed now, about two years ago about my injury. I even had an in person meeting with Stephen LaRocca.I had to chase him for a year just to sign something, in the end I just gave up. Pretty appalling company and even worse than people have written. I can only imagine the people who haven’t taken the time to write your review. Don’t bother with them.
Cole ColdwaterCole Coldwater
19:36 20 Jun 24
My experience with Harris Keenan and Goldfarb was wonderful. My legal representative, Steven LaRocca with Samantha Walton always made me feel well defended and cared for, in a way that went beyond professional representation and into the realm of caring about me on a personal level. Steven, Samantha and Seth Harris got me a great outcome and I can’t thank them enough!
Elizabeth SantosElizabeth Santos
00:32 20 Jun 24
If I could give them a zero Star I would 0
Jennifer RosarioJennifer Rosario
14:16 05 Jun 24
The best law firm I have ever went with thank you so much
Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
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14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being.

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:

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Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case

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Help submit insurance claims

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Make sure you get the medical treatment you need

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Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf

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File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed

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Represent you in court, if necessary

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Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions that prospective clients have about personal injury claims include:

  • Do I need an attorney?

    When you have suffered an injury, it can be difficult to know what to do next. If the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. However, filing a personal injury claim can be a complex and time-consuming process. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal system and fight for the maximum possible compensation.

  • How do I know I have a case?

  • When should I contact an attorney?

  • How do I determine which one to choose?

  • Once I hire an attorney, what should I expect?

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