Personal Injury Attorneys Brett Leitner and Justin Varughese Meet with State Legislators in Albany
Updated: Jan 10
Leitner Varughese PLLC continues the fight for victims at Lobby Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New York City personal injury law firm Leitner Varughese PLLC joined several notable personal injury advocates from across the state to meet with dozens of legislators concerning important issues facing New York residents for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association’s (NYSTLA) Lobby Day on March 11, 2015. Attorneys Brett Leitner and Justin Varughese met with numerous prominent New York State Senators and Assembly Members to advocate for the rights of injury victims, specifically for the protection of construction workers in the state who may be severely injured on the job due to a lack of adequate safety equipment. Attorneys Leitner and Varughese in particular advocated for the continuation of protections for New York construction workers under the Labor Law that require owners and contractors to provide appropriate harnesses, belts, and other safety equipment in the workplace. They also advocated for the passing of the “Sunshine Law” that would require transparency on the part of insurance companies to open up their books to the legislature so as to justify the insurance companies’ opposition to these worker protection laws. Leitner Varughese PLLC, and the Firm’s partners, Justin Varughese and Brett Leitner, were intricately involved in this lobbying effort in Albany and thank the many legislators who took the time to meet and discuss the relative issues of victims’ legal rights that are so timely and important. The mission of the New York State Trial Lawyers is "[t]o promote a safer and healthier society, to assure access to the civil justice system by those who are wrongfully injured and to advance representation of the public by ethical, well-trained lawyers." About Leitner Varughese PLLC Leitner Varughese PLLC is a cutting-edge litigation and trial law firm uniquely experienced in handling high-profile, complex personal injury lawsuits involving serious injuries and wrongful death. The Firm has vast experience in handling cases involving construction accidents and injuries at the workplace. In addition to handling these types of cases, Leitner Varughese PLLC routinely and successfully represents victims that have sustained serious injuries caused by: • Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect • Medical Malpractice • Motor Vehicle Accidents • Trip / Slip & Fall Accidents • Labor Law Violations • Negligent Premises Security • Products Liability • Defective Drugs The attorneys of Leitner Varughese PLLC are routinely called upon to handle high-profile and newsworthy cases which have been featured in the New York Law Journal, the New York Post, Newsday, News 12, the LI Herald, FIOS 1, National Trial Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. The Leitner Varughese Firm has offices on Long Island and in New York City. For more information about Leitner Varughese PLLC or to be a part of our team, please contact us at (855) LV LAW NY (855-585-2969), or visit our website athttp://www.lvlawny.com.