SACCO & FILLAS, LLP HAS A PREMIER “BARRISTER” AT LARGE, JEREMY RIBAKOVE, ESQ. WHO HAS PROVEN TO BE A TRIAL ATTORNEY TODAY BY OBTAINING A UNANIMOUS VERDICT FROM A SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY JURY ON A BEYOND DIFFICULT PERSONAL INJURY MATTER. ISSUE UPON ISSUE: NAMELY; ISSUE ON CAUSE OF ACCIDENT, ISSUE OF SERIOUS INJURY THRESHOLD, EVIDENTIARY ISSUES, CLIENT CREDIBILITY ISSUES, SIGNIFICANT ADVERSE RULINGS DURING TRIAL, ISSUE OF CAUSATION OF INJURY AS A RESULT OF MUTILPLE PRIOR ACCIDENTS; BUT, IN THE END, TRIAL APITUDE, INDUSTRIOUS APPROACH, AND SHEER PERSISTENCE RESULTED IN A SIX FIGURE VERDICT WHERE A FOUR FIGURE SETTLEMENT WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN WELCOMED. OF A SPECIAL NOTE THIS IS JEREMY’S THIRD TRIAL. CONGRATULATIONS TO JEREMY!!!
Question: How do you make a judge, an insurance carrier and an experienced trial attorney speechless? Answer: Nissim Abaev, Esq. Trial Attorney at Sacco & Fillas, LLP. Facts: Insurance Carrier marks a case “no pay” Definition: The evaluation of the file by an insurance company and their attorneys that the likelihood of success at trial by plaintiff’s counsel i.e. Nissim Abaev, Esq. is beyond highly unlikely. Facts: A bicyclist, our client, who was struck by a motor vehicle. Problem: The attorneys for the motor vehicle disclosed two (2) eyewitnesses that will testify that the bicyclist travelling the wrong way and erratically rode into the motor vehicle indicating that the bicyclist was 100% responsible for the accident and his own injuries. Emphasis: Not one (1) but two (2) eyewitnesses. Jury Trial: Supreme Court: Queens County; All parties testify as well as the two (2) eyewitnesses who testify accordingly. Unanimous Verdict July 28, 2016: Defendant, the motor vehicle, was found 80% responsible. Outcome: Defendant’s tendered their full policy to the Plaintiff. Rationale: Nissim’ s beyond phenomenal cross-examination of the defendant and the two (2) eyewitnesses. Conclusion: SPEECHLESS!. End of Story. Kudos to Nissim!!!!
Sacco & Fillas wishes partner Elias Fillas a Big Happy Birthday on his 40th today!!!
SACCO & FILLAS, thanks the following professionals on staff: We can’t do it without you!! You are our unsung heroes. Always there to support the efforts of our attorneys.
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Negotiations is a skill and art-form that a learned attorney in this craft will make a significant difference. Elias N. Fillas, Esq. is that attorney where he successfully negotiated a settlement at a mediation in the amount of One Million Four Hundred Thousand ($1,400,000.00) Dollars for a construction worker that was injured on a job site notwithstanding the existence of surveillance video allegedly contradicting his disability from the accident.
Tenacious is the best way to describe Larry Badash, Esq. after successfully getting the Appellate Division: Second Department to reverse a Supreme Court: Queens County Order. After the merits of a case is determined by the Supreme Court by way of motion practice, most attorneys fold. It is more work, more expense and the outcome is questionable. The firm absorbs the additional work and expense at no cost to the client. Larry pitched this appeal to the firm on the grounds that the decision was outright wrong, and it must be appealed notwithstanding the value of the case but a concept to make sure every client gets their day in court. Thank you, Larry who leads the firm’s philosophy by example.
CPLR Guru, Albert R. Matuza, Jr., Esq. obtained a favorable decision today from the Appellate Division: Second Department reversing a Supreme Court: Kings County order. CPLR is the abbreviation for The Civil Practice Laws and Rules that governs legal procedure in the New York State Unified Court System. The underlying motion practice and the appellate brief in this matter takes you through core concepts of procedure that schools you in motion practice in New York. This case displays Al’s Guru aptitude in the CPLR that fully resuscitated this matter for our client. Excellent job, Al.
Astoria native Elias N. Fillas, Esq. of Sacco & Fillas, LLP provides full legal services seven days a week:
Congratulations to our Senior Trial Attorney and the Managing Attorney of the Sacco & Fillas Bayside Office, Andrew Wiese, Esq. for his successful resolution of a complex and heavily litigated matter in Supreme Court: Kings County today. After obtaining an unexpected unanimous favorable liability verdict by a Kings County Jury despite defense counsel’s plea to the jury for a defense verdict, the case moved to the damages phase this week. An exceptional job was displayed by Andrew especially during the testimony of fact witnesses, an expert witness in conjunction with well delivered evidence and the usage of demonstrative exhibits. Mr. Wiese’s tenacious effort to win the case for our client was seen in every aspect of this trial. In the end, after rejecting the pre-trial offer of Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars, the matter settled during the damages stage of trial for One Million Four Hundred Thousand ($1,400,000.00) Dollars. Yes, that is correct ONE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND ($1,400,000.00) DOLLARS. JUSTICE WAS SERVED BY ANDREW
Tonino Sacco and Elias Fillas in the news as guest speakers at the Astoria Civic Association’s March Meeting on the topic of Elder Law: