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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Ranked Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” in 2015 Edition of U.S. News

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is pleased to announce that its practice has been ranked “Tier One” (the highest rating) by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The “Best Law Firms” rankings is a recognition for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. About U.S. News—Best Lawyers The “Best Law Firms” tier rankings is determined through the firm’s overall evaluation, which is derived from a combination of the firm’s clients’ impressive feedback, the high regard that lawyers in other …

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Reducing New York Speed limits by 5 MPH to Save Pedestrian Lives

Speed is one of the major factors in catastrophic pedestrian-related motor vehicle accidents. Statistics show that speeding-related vehicle accidents cost the nation an estimated $27.7 billion per year. Speeding, which is defined as a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast given the conditions of the road, is a major factor in nearly one-third of all fatal accidents, including pedestrian related crashes. Speed reduces the amount of time a motorist needs to avoid an accident, increases the likelihood of getting into an accident, and increases the severity of accidents once they occur. Speed can be even more …

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Post-Traumatic Herniated Cervical Disc: A Serious Injury After a Serious Accident

One of the most common injuries sustained by accident victims is a herniated cervical disc. If the victim does not seek immediate medical attention and treatment, the results can be devastating. A post-traumatic herniated cervical disc may result from a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall accident, sports accidents, or any other accident that causes trauma to the spine. What Is a Herniated Cervical Disc? Your spine is formed by a stack of bones called vertebrae. These bones are cushioned by round flat discs that act as shock absorbers for the spine. If the discs get damaged, they may …

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Edward H. Gersowitz Digs in and Recovers $8 Million on a Pedestrian Accident Case that Others Would Have Settled for Much Less

One accident forever changed the life of a teenager. 15-year-old Jenny D. was struck by a van while crossing the street against a red light on April 1, 2000. She suffered serious injuries, including a brain injury. Instead of getting the compensation that she deserved, Jenny’s case was in large part stalled because of the bankruptcy of the insurance company of the negligent driver and because the vehicle only carried a $25,000 insurance policy.  $25,000 was not a settlement amount that Senior Partner Edward H. Gersowitz was willing to accept. Still, Mr. Gersowitz did not give up on the claim. He …

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GLK and Irwin Mitchell Agree to Co-Counsel on Cases to Better Serve International Injury Victims

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., a renowned personal injury law firm, has agreed to co-counsel on certain projects with Irwin Mitchell, a United Kingdom based injury law firm, to offer better services to their clients both domestically and internationally. This joining of forces will allow Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. to provide outstanding client care and service, combined with the highest quality legal advice, to clients with international injury claims. About Irwin Mitchell Irwin Mitchell is one of the United Kingdom’s largest and most respected full-service law firms. The firm has legal experts in a variety of legal fields, including …

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2014 AV Top Rating for the Partners at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.

The partners of Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., Edward H. Gersowitz, Jeff S. Korek, and Michael A. Fruhling, have been selected by their peers as a 2014 “Top Rated Lawyer” in the legal practice area of litigation. A Martindale-Hubble rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence and is achieved only after an attorney has earned the respect and recommendation of his or her peers. The Martindale-Hubble rating is a singular honor for the three senior partners and the firm. The other attorneys at Gersowitz …

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The 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament Brought Fun, Action and Support to the South Bronx Community

On August 16th and 17th, the Bronx community hosted the 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament, the most exciting street ball on the East Coast. This event is held every year in St. James Park. It is run by The Gardiner Foundation and sponsored by Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. (Lawyertime.com). Thousands of people attended this year, enjoying free food, beverages and entertainment. Saturday featured non-stop basketball action, with four games being played in an elimination-style format to move on towards the championship. Bronx City Council Member Fernando Cabrera addressed the crowd and commended the Gardiner Foundation for everything …

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Jeff S. Korek Becomes One of the 550 Members of PEOPIL

Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. proudly announces that senior partner Jeff S. Korek has become one of the 550 members of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL). This membership allows Mr. Korek to expand his extensive knowledge of personal injury law into the international judicial systems. About PEOPIL The Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) was founded in 1996 and formally established as a non-profit entity in 1998 to improve and promote co-operation and communication between European jurisdictions in the field of personal injury law. The development of PEOPIL is a recognition that the issues …

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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Decision To Make It Harder to Obtain Cell Phone Records In Civil Litigation

Driving while talking on a cell phone is a dangerous habit that diverts drivers’ attention away from the road and causes serious car accidents. In order to prove that a cell phone caused an accident, your New York car accident attorney may need to obtain the liable party’s cell phone records. While obtaining cell phone records may be important to an argument that the defendant was negligent due to distracted driving or that the plaintiff is comparatively at fault, the Supreme Court has made it more difficult to obtain such records in a recent ruling. The Supreme Court’s Decision The …

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Jeff S. Korek and Edward H. Gersowitz Attended the 2014 Annual AAJ Convention

Jeff S. Korek and Edward H. Gersowitz, senior partners at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., attended the 2014 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention on July 26th through July 30th.The convention brought together accomplished leaders in different fields of law and provided them with the opportunity to build powerful connections, increase their knowledge, and to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest developments in the their particular practice area. About the American Association for Justice In 2000, the AAJ created a Leaders Forum to ensure that individuals have access to justice, even when up against …

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