Fall 2016 Newsletter
Actress Minka Kelly wearing the new
Schulman Blitz, LLP Nike Golf Hat

We hope you all enjoyed your summer and are ready for autumn. 

We are excited to let you know that we are currently in the process of revamping our website and we will let you know once it is complete and has been launched.

We would like to share with you some news and recent results from Schulman Blitz, LLP.  Stay safe on the roads this fall, and remember not to text and drive!

Justin & Fred
Fred Schulman & Justin  Blitz Once Again Nominated By Their Peers As Super Lawyers

Fred Schulman  was named as a 2016 Super Lawyer and  Justin Blitz  was named as a 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star.  Mr. Schulman and Mr. Blitz have been named to the list of Super Lawyers for the past four years. 

Schulman Blitz, LLP fights to preserve the
civil justice system for all New Yorkers

Partner Justin Blitz Esq. being sworn in for his second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association

On May 17, 2016, Schulman Blitz, LLP  attorneys Justin Blitz, Fred Schulman  and Thomas Schiro joined the New York State Trial Lawyers Association in their annual trip to Albany to fight for civil justice rights of all New Yorkers. We met with many New York State Assembly members and New York State senators to reinforce to them the the importance of preserving the civil justice system.

In addition, on June 14, 2016 Justin Blitz was installed to his second term on the Board of Directors for the  New York State Trial Lawyers Association at their annual Installation of Officers & Directors event held at Cipriani's and hosted by the Honorable George Silver. Mr. Blitz joins Fred Schulman who is currently serving his third term as a member of NYSTLA's Board of Directors. 
Presuit Settlement for College Student
Injured in Car Crash

Our client, a 19 year old college student at Nassau Community College, was a passenger in her boyfriend's car which was traveling on the Meadowbrook Parkway when it was involved in a collision with another vehicle.  The impact occurred at a very high rate of speed and as a result, our client was badly injured, even though she was wearing her seatbelt and the car's airbags deployed.  As a result, our client sustained a fractured to one of the vertebrae in her spine. She was brought by ambulance to the hospital, where emergency spinal surgery was performed, consisting of a discectomy and spinal fusion. 
A flexion fracture, also known as a compression fracture, occurs when the front of the vertebra breaks and loses height
Spinal fractures can vary widely in severity.  There are different types of spinal fractures. Doctors classify fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine based upon the specific pattern of the fracture and whether there is a spinal cord injury.  The three major types of spine fracture patterns are f lexion, extension and rotation fractures. Our client suffered a flexion fracture, also known as a c ompression fracture, that occurs when the front of the vertebrae breaks and loses height, and the back part of it does not.

Fred Schulman, Esq. settled our client's case prior to litigation for the maximum amount of available insurance.
Schulman Blitz, LLP Settles Bicyclist's
Lawsuit Against Driver of SUV

Schulman Blitz, LLP 's client was riding his bicycle on 31st Street in Astoria when he was struck at an intersection by a SUV.   As a result, our client sustained fractures of his facial bones and his clavicle.  Justin Blitz, Esq. settled the case for a confidential amount shortly before trial was scheduled to begin.
$90,000 for Bus Driver Rear-Ended By SUV

In September, 2013, Schulman Blitz, LLP's client, a 51 year old bus driver for the New York City Transit Authority, was driving her regular Coney Island bus route.  She had stopped at a bus stop to pick up and discharge passengers when the bus that she was driving was hit in the rear by a SUV.  As a result of the crash, our client sustained multiple injuries, including torn ligaments in her knee, for which she underwent arthroscopic surgical intervention. Our client was also caused to miss a significant amount of time from work as a result of her injuries.  After winning our motion to have the court determine, as a matter of law, that the defendant was completely responsible for the collision, Stephanie Mastrocola, Esq. settled our client's case for $90,000. 
Settlement for Pedestrian Injured when Two Police Cars Crash at Intersection in Bronx

Two NYPD vehicles were responding to an emergency situation when they collided at an intersection in the Bronx.  As a result of the collision, one of the vehicles was propelled onto the sidewalk and struck our client who was waiting to cross the street.  Our client sustained injuries to her lower back. 

Schulman Blitz, LLP
associate Thomas J. Schiro, Esq.

Thomas Schiro, Esq. was able to settle our client's case against the City of New York within a year of the incident occurring for an amount which fairly compensated our client for her injuries.
Justin Blitz's Lectures Series Rolls On 
Partner Justin Blitz, Esq. giving a Live CLE on August 8, 2016

On August 11, 2016 Justin Blitz gave a live lecture via the web on ' Strategies for Maximizing the Value of Your Personal Injury Case ' and on September 24, 2016 Mr. Blitz will be one of the speakers in a Bridge the Gap live and web cast lecture for newly admitted New York attorneys. 
Reviews of Justin Blitz's ' Strategies for Maximizing the Value of Your Personal Injury Case'  include: 
One of the best CLE instructors around.                                                             John W.             Mineola, NY        
Excellent lecturer. After 35 years of trial litigation,                                             Stuart G            New York, NY              
he made reference to some things I hadn't known. 

Justin was a great speaker and engaging.                                                         Michael H.          New York, NY
I hope he has more lectures. 

The speaker was spell-binding. Concise,                                                           Hilary A.               Gardiner, NY                 impactful, knowledgable.

This guys knows his stuff and is willing to share. Excellent                            Ken C.                 New York, NY

A fantastic speaker who conveyed a great knowledge                                     Joel Z.                 Ossining, NY
of personal injury law and of the actual practice. 

Wonderful course taught in a very practical manner                                        Dane R.               Hanover, PA     
by a very practical instructor.

Best Lawline speaker and program I have seen thus far!                                Michael K.           Red Bank, NJ 

Speaker is truly passionate and motivational.                                                 Kevin M.                Windham, NY

Very informative lecture by Mr. Blitz.                                                               Dimitrios K.            Brooklyn, NY

Very practical information presented in a clear and concise manner.          Veronica O.           Franklin Square, NY

Great instructor who explained things clearly , in an engaging way             April C.                  Durham, NC
and provided excellent, practical strategies.

This was a great speaker, I don't practice medical malpractice                    Kimberly J.            Riverhead, NY
but he made it so interesting.

The information was excellent. Wish there was more time.                   Rosalie C.                 Bridgeport, CT

Reviews of Justin Blitz from his lecture ' From Client Intake to Verdict: The Nuts and Bolts of Trying a Civil Case ' include:

Great program! Really knowledgeable and engaging lecturer.                      Elyssa L.                 Boca Raton, FL 

Good presentation and engaging speaker.                                                     Jacquelyne R.          Houston, TX
The tips provided are useful for a range of litigation practices.

Best course so far                                                                                              Robert K.                Plainfield, IL 
Excellent speaker and course! Mr. Blitz gave a thorough                                Javier B.                 White Plains , NY
overview, including best practices, of litigating a personal 
injury case from inception through trial.

This is the second course of his that I've seen so far and he                          Jeffrey A.                     New York, NY
and he  definitely  is  one of the best lecturers I've  witnessed to date. 
I plan  on watching  the others and I think anyone interested in 
these practice areas should watch them all too.

Awesome                                                                                                               David B.                     New York, NY

Mr. Blitz is excellent                                                                                             Scott H.                      New York, NY

I usually just punch 4 on everything to be nice. This one was good                 Andrew T.                  Dallas, TX
and I'll watch it again if I file on one of my P.I. cases.

Attorney Blitz is a top shelf attorney, planner and teacher.                               Edward F.                 Fairport, NY

Every litigation attorney should be this tech savy!                                             Mark G.                    Houston TX

One of the best and most effective speakers on lawline.com.                           Julian L.                   New York, NY

One of the best CLE programs I have taken                                                           Michael P.                   Corinth, TX

This presentation falls in the category of the top two                                           Derek W.                     Ballwin, MO
CLEs I have viewed.

It was like a Woody Allen movie. He kept my attention.                                       Michael O.                   Warren, OH

This guy was brilliant!                                                                                             Kenneth S.                Houston, TX

Justin Blitz opened my eyes to so many aspects of trial                                   Rory M.                        Staten Island, NY  
practice and technology. He was excellent. 

Reviews of Mr. Blitz's lecture ' Starting Your Own Personal Injury Practice ' include:

The best presentation I have listened to on Lawline.                                       Fred V.                         Corona, CA 
The most helpful and most useful CLE i have seen to date.                            Yevgeny R.                  Brooklyn, NY
I hope people learn something from this.
Excellent and very practical discussion...well worth the watch                   Robert P.                      Houston, TX
This course provides useful information for anyone starting a                   Evan P.                         San Angelo, TX
solo or small firm practice, whether personal injury or another field.
Exciting new Schulman Blitz, LLP Apparel!
Partner Fred Schulman in his
Schulman Blitz, LLP Nike Golf Hat
New Schulman Blitz LLP tee shirts are in the works!

Don't be surprised if you are walking the streets of New York one day and encounter someone wearing a Schulman Blitz, LLP tee shirt or hat!  We are excited to expand our collection of Schulman Blitz, LLP branded items, which complement our existing Schulman Blitz, LLP pens and flashlights. 

Schulman Blitz, LLP Flashlights and Pens
Fred Schulman's Medical Malpractice Treatise
Gets Its Most Recent Update

Fred Schulman's widely respected treatise, published by Law Journal Press (a division of American Lawyer Media), is a primer for medical malpractice attorneys throughout the country.  Mr. Schulman updates the book twice a year, with new statutes and case law, so as to remain on the forefront of medical malpractice litigation.  

The book treats a case as a continuous process, from the initial client interview to the closing argument. It offers comprehensive coverage of the cutting-edge issues such as the right to conduct  ex parte interviews of treating physicians, caps on damages in medical malpractice cases, qualifications of expert witnesses (the locality rule versus the national standard) and the "date of discovery" rule for purposes of statute of limitations. 

Mr. Schulman recently submitted the next update to the book to the publisher. The update will be distributed to subscribers in the fall of 2016.  The book is available in hard copy, online, and as an eBook
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