The practice at the law office of Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. in Highland spans many areas designed to help the people of the mid-Hudson Valley with their most immediate legal needs. We represent people whose claims for disability benefits have been denied, or who have been injured in a car accident or workplace accident. We also defend people in New York DWI or DWAI matters. Additionally, we represent uninsured employers dealing with workers’ compensation matters.
Below is a brief overview of our main practice areas and the assistance we provide. Click on a link for more information about how we can help in a particular area.
If your claim for benefits has been denied, there are likely many levels of appeals or ways you can go about getting your claim reconsidered. We have decades of experience helping people work through a variety of different administrative agencies to get the benefits they need and deserve. Contact our office for help in any of the following areas:
Although the vast majority of personal injury cases filed with the courts settle without having to go to trial, it is often necessary to file a lawsuit and pursue litigation in order to obtain a satisfactory settlement with the appropriate amount of compensation. We can help you recover compensation for your doctor bills and other medical expenses, lost wages from time you missed from work or if your earning capacity has been diminished, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more. Contact our office for help in car accidents, workplace accidents or other types of personal injury.
Sometimes employers may misunderstand or misapply the legal requirements for workers’ compensation coverage under New York State law. Unfortunately, the authorities go after uninsured employers aggressively with all the enforcement tools at their disposal, including stop work orders, steep civil fines and even criminal penalties including jail time. Our office has successfully defended clients in all of these areas for nearly 30 years. If you are facing legal action for failure to get or keep Workers’ Compensation insurance, contact our office for advice and representation in uninsured employer defense.
A criminal conviction can mean the loss of your liberty and/or the assessment of fines and costs which can run into the thousands of dollars. In addition, a criminal record can affect your life negatively in a hundred different ways, including your ability to get or keep a job or professional license, your right to vote or own a firearm, and harm to your reputation and standing in the community where you live. We examine your case thoroughly and aggressively pursue any available defenses to get your case dismissed or secure an acquittal, or provide effective negotiations to minimize any negative consequences when a plea bargain is in your best interest. Our criminal defense practice includes representation in a wide variety of crimes, from traffic tickets to DWI/DWAI and other felonies and misdemeanors.
If you find yourself in need of legal assistance in any of the above areas, contact the law office of Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. at 845-834-8234. From our office in Highland, we represent people throughout the mid-Hudson Valley in Orange, Ulster & Dutchess counties.