Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and other Complex Litigation
Since its inception, Baumeister & Samuels has represented hundreds of victims and their families injured or killed in commercial, general aviation aircraft, helicopter crashes, train and light rail collisions, and automobile and other vehicle rollover incidents and accidents. In these cases, we have litigated against large multi-national and domestic corporations, governmental and quasi-governmental entities and private individuals, recovering more than a billion dollars for our clients, enabling them to begin the process of rebuilding their shattered lives.
As an example, the firm presently represents the family of an 8 month old infant who was killed on July 30, 2013 as she was being pushed in her stroller by her mother when a commuter bus departed the public roadway and hit a lamppost. The lamppost fell directly onto the stroller killing the infant and narrowly missing her mother. The firm has filed suit against the driver of the bus as well as the bus owner and operator for their negligence, recklessness, and carelessness in causing this horrific crash.
In addition to its representation of victims involved in catastrophic accidents, Baumeister & Samuels has been involved in other types of complex litigation. For example, we successfully represented dozens of union members in a suit against their union for a breach of the duty of fair representation to a class of its members. This matter, which was tried for over six weeks in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, was the first time that this nationally recognized union was found to have breached its duty of fair representation to a certain class of its members.
Medical and Hospital Negligence
Baumeister & Samuels has handled complex medical malpractice claims involving physicians, hospitals and other health-care providers who failed to diagnose or treat a variety of medical conditions or have rendered improper, inadequate or inappropriate medical care. In addition, we have represented individuals and/or their families in lawsuits brought as a result of catastrophic surgical errors which have occurred due to medical negligence during brain, spinal and other major surgeries. The firm has extensive experience dealing with individuals who have been rendered paraplegic as a result of medical errors.
Toxic Tort Litigation
Baumeister & Samuels has represented entire neighborhoods of people who have suffered a variety of illnesses and diseases as a result of groundwater, soil and air contamination resulting from improper disposal of hazardous waste which may have occurred years before any injury is manifested. The firm has experience working with both federal and local governmental officials to pinpoint the source of the pollution, establish a resolution and recover damages for the affected homeowners.
Baumeister & Samuels is dedicated to serving justice for those wrongfully injured or killed in a railway accident. If your family has been affected by a catastrophic or fatal train accident, our team of professionals can provide you with the experienced legal counsel and advocacy that is necessary during this difficult time.