Langsam Law LLP
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Fighting for the
rights of our clients.

Our focus is twofold: In the consumer sphere we are dedicated to all types of personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits; in the commercial realm we provide our clients with a full range of corporate services. The firm's unique character lies in its personal attention given to each client throughout the entire representation process.

our successes

  • Elise Langsam selected by her peers as one of 2016 – 2022 New York Women Metro Super Lawyers specializing in personal injury law.

  • Elise Langsam selected by her peers as one of 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers specializing in personal injury law.

  • Elise Langsam awarded the Attorney Lifetime Achievement Award by New York Enterprise Reports 2010. 

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our results

  • $3 Million Settlement for passenger in two car head on collision

  • $2.96 Million Settlement for Mother in Zone of Danger who witnessed five year old son’s death when run over by tow truck

  • Successfully consummated the sale of a multigenerational family owned plastics manufacturing business with locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico valued at $64 million.

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Our Practice Areas

Personal Injury law typically involves claims of negligence in which physical and/or psychological injuries are sustained as a result of accidents involving motor vehicles, bicycles, trips, slips and falls, premises liability, lack of security and workplace accidents. It may also involve defective products, toxic torts and other situations where individuals and/or entities have breached their standard of care, causing injuries to others.  Medical malpractice claims are based upon the substandard care rendered by medical professionals and institutions. Our legal fees for personal injury and medical malpractice matters are contingent upon recovery, so that our clients need not pay us until we successfully obtain compensation for their injuries.

Practice Areas
  • Corporate Practice
  • Construction Accident Litigation
  • Medical/Dental Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Roadway Accidents
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transactional Practice
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Corporate Practice

    Senior partner Richard Langsam has many years of experience advising businesses of every size. Richard is responsible for providing a full range of commercial, practical legal advice to help his clients operate and flourish. Richard also applies his extensive transactional expertise in assisting clients with an executive approach in the sale or expansion of their [...]

  • Construction Accident Litigation

    This subspecialty of law addresses workplace accidents occurring at construction sites. These cases, typically brought pursuant to the New York State Labor Law, allow workers involved in building demolition, fall injuries, construction, and/or renovation to recover for personal injuries sustained as a result of the failure of the owner and/or general contractor to provide a [...]

  • Medical/Dental Malpractice

    This area of law involves the failures on the part of hospitals, doctors, dentists, or other health professionals to properly diagnose and treat medical and dental conditions, including obstetrical malpractice resulting in injuries at birth; pediatric malpractice; surgical malpractice, unexpected death, misdiagnosis, and delayed diagnosis of cancer, failure to properly render emergency room treatment; failure [...]

  • Municipal Liability

    This subset of personal injury holds municipal entities, such as the City of New York, the New York City Transit Authority, New York City Housing Authority, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), and the New York City Department of Education, liable for their negligence, which include a case against the Department of Education for allowing a [...]

  • Nursing Home Negligence

    This burgeoning area of the law has become particularly relevant with the growth of nursing home facilities in response to our aging population. Our law firm deals with a nursing home’s failure to provide an acceptable standard of care to its patients, resulting in injuries that may range from debilitating bed sores to amputation of [...]

  • Premises Liability

    This area of law involves a breach of a landlord or owner’s duty to its tenants and/or visitors to provide safe premises. This extends to cases involving defective sidewalks and interior stairs, deficient lighting, the failure to clean up spills and debris, or the failure to properly remove snow and ice. Our lawyers are currently [...]

  • Products Liability

    This area of law involves injuries sustained as a result of products that have been improperly designed or manufactured or contain inadequate warnings concerning their use or side effects. These defective products may consist of machinery used at a workplace that is improperly guarded, consumer products that do not contain adequate warnings regarding use, or [...]

  • Roadway Accidents

    This area of personal injury law involves negligence on behalf of motorists for injuries sustained by other motorists, bicyclists, and/or pedestrians who are struck by motor vehicles. We are currently litigating a case where a bicyclist was injured when the operator of a motor vehicle parked his car and negligently opened his door without looking, [...]

  • Toxic Torts

    This area of law generally involves the wrongful exposure to chemicals and substances by the offending party, resulting in injuries and illnesses. Among the cases we have litigated is a case against the United States government on behalf of veteran soldiers who were exposed to depleted uranium while serving in the United States military in [...]

  • Transactional Practice

    Richard has spent many years assisting clients in the acquisition and sale of their businesses. He has counseled clients in such diverse areas as the sale of a regional chain of jewelry stores, the purchase of a vacuum sealed connector business, the sale of a chemical manufacturing business, and the purchase of a martial arts [...]

  • Workplace Accidents

    This subspecialty of law addresses accidents that occur during the course of a person’s employment. A personal injury case for negligence against the offending parties may be brought in addition to an employee filing a workers’ compensation claim, and are known as third-party lawsuits. Compensation in the personal injury lawsuit includes pain and suffering for [...]

Blog posts

  • The Danger of Distracted Passengers

    As smart phones have become more and more pervasive, so have distracted passengers—not drivers, passengers. While hands-free device laws have attempted to curb distracted driving accidents, no such precautions...

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    In New York City, the nation’s largest school system, kids returned to school this week for the first time in 18 months. With concerns focused on COVID, schools have...

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