NY Personal Injury Law Firm
Our mission and history
Our mission is a simple statement: to provide legal assistance and support to those unable to help themselves.
The NY injury law firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson is one of New York’s most prominent firms concentrating in the areas of personal injury, World Trade Center illnesses, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and firefighter rights. Our firm enjoys an outstanding reputation with people of every background, ethnic group, and profession in New York. Our accident lawyers represent seriously injured victims from all types of accidents and thousands of sick 9/11 first responders and local WTC residents. We have recovered over $1 billion on behalf of our clients at trials and in settlements. When you cannot fight for yourself, we will fight relentlessly and aggressively on your behalf, until you receive the compensation.
With nearly 100 years of collective legal experience, our NY injury attorneys have won landmark decisions in favor of our clients in some of our nation’s highest courts. Many of our clients hear about our successes from friends and colleagues, and we often are referred clients by other lawyers. We are especially proud of the awards that we have obtained on behalf of thousands of New York City firefighters who sustained injuries in the line of duty. We successfully have argued cases that have resulted in improved laws, which strengthen the rights of firefighters.
Litigation can be a daunting and intimidating process. We take pride not just in maximizing our clients’ compensation, but also in our commitment to making the journey to justice as understandable and pleasant as possible. At Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, we know that a case may not end just because a trial comes to a close. If a case goes to appeal, our team is prepared to perform all the appellate work necessary to show your case was tried without error. Our New York personal injury lawyers will advocate tirelessly on your behalf to challenge appeals or litigation decisions.
Michael Barasch graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1980. For 14 years he worked at two well-known personal injury litigation law firms, trying scores of cases on behalf of seriously injured accident victims of automobile accidents, construction accidents, railroad and plane crashes, and medical malpractice. He experienced the thrill of winning cases and the enormous gratitude that his clients expressed when he recovered millions of dollars on their behalf.
In 1994, Michael and his law school classmate Jim McGarry decided to pool their resources and experience as New York accident lawyers. They formed the law firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson They have represented thousands of seriously injured New York City firefighters, both for their personal injuries as well as to protect their pension benefits.
From the beginning, the firm has concentrated its practice on helping permanently injured accident victims. The firm prides itself on helping its clients deal with a great deal of problems that are commonly encountered following a life-changing accident. These areas include dealing with medical bills, mortgage or rent payments, finding competent medical help, and investigating the accident to determine who was responsible. Witnesses must be identified and interviewed so as to preserve their testimony for later use. Medical experts must be retained to ensure that evidence of permanent injuries and disabilities can be presented to juries. Economists must often be retained to explain how the disabilities will impact the clients’ future.
As the firm grew, so did our realization of the importance of our two most valuable assets. In 2000, the firm was proud to announce that personal injury attorneys Barry Salzman and Dom Penson had become partners. Barry, who came to us from one of New York City’s most prestigious personal injury firms, has managed some of our most important cases. Recently, he has spearheaded the firm’s bunker gear case against the City of New York on behalf of hundreds of firefighters. Dom came to us after assisting one of the country’s best trial lawyers obtain a $56 million verdict. Dom has tried many major cases to verdict and has argued important cases on behalf of firefighters at both the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.
Our NY personal injury law firm has changed its name to reflect the status of our new partners. We are now known as Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson.
Contact us for a free consultation
For a free consultation with our New York City injury law firm, Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, call 1-888-746-8212 or contact us online.