Profile and Experience: Lawrence Saftler is a New York City injury lawyer who has represented countless individuals in obtaining success in personal injury lawsuits for over 30 years. He has taken to trial numerous personal injury cases in a variety of cases including SUV rollover cases, car accident cases, product liability lawsuits, medical malpractice lawsuits, elevator accidents, falls, and construction site accidents. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Saftler has successfully negotiated substantial product liability settlements including one for a New York victim of an Isuzu Trooper SUV rollover accident where the injured party was over the legal drinking limit. Personal injury lawyer Mr. Saftler has negotiated many high six-figure settlements in numerous New York construction accident cases.
Education: Mr. Saftler received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1977 from the Western New England School of Law. He was admitted to practice in the State of New York in 1978, and is also admitted to the Eastern District and Southern District of New York. He has practiced exclusively in plaintiff’s personal injury for over 30 years.
Awards and Achievements: Over his 30 years of experience, Mr. Saftler has breached new theories of law in pursuit of his client’s interests. He has exposed the black car limousine companies to negligence claims for their drivers. In a medical malpractice case, he established a standard requiring the use of CT scans in the detection of foreign bodies causing infection. In the year 2000, he received the highest verdict in the state by over 7.6 million dollars, which when reduced by the Appellate Division, was still the highest award in the state for a fall down by over $800,000.00. The verdict was for $10,000,000.00. The Appellate Division reduced it to $3,024,000.00.
Mr. Saftler has spoken on behalf of the New York State Bar Association with regard to construction site accident liability. He has sat as a moot court judge for the National Moot Court Competition, has been a member of Strathmore’s “Who’s Who,” and is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum.
Mr. Saftler is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Automobile Information Exchange Group.