Steven Miller | Garden City Accident & Injury Lawyer
Representing the seriously injured victims of negligence and medical malpractice for over 37 years
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We are attorneys representing the seriously injured victims of negligence and medical malpractice. We represent those injured in construction site, automobile/motor vehicle and premises accidents; we represent those injured as a result of medical negligence and defective products; we represent those with catastrophic injuries, amputated limbs, broken bones, burns, scars, brain damage, birth injuries and the survivors of those who lost a loved one as a result of the fault of another. We are experienced, aggressive and dedicated. We know that our clients come to us at a time in their lives when they are faced with devastating injuries, loss of a loved one, loss of their income, saddled with disability and confusion. We listen. We care.
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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
Made a big difference in a case by thorough investigation followed by intense cross examination of defense witnesses. At first blush it appeared that this defendant was not responsible for the major motor vehicle crash in which our six year old client was seriously injured. Investigation revealed the defendant driver had an opportunity to avoid oncoming vehicle. Driver denied same but through thorough cross examination it was established that his testimony conflicted with the physical evidence we uncovered and the driver had no reasonable answers when confronted with same. The jury appreciated this and held the driver responsible for the collision.
How did you build a successful practice?
My practice was built on hard work, tenacious representation of my client, respect for my clients and their needs, honesty, returning telephone calls and my reputation in the profession for those qualities.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should look for a lawyer with experience in the field involved, the results had in prior cases, the manner in which the attorney speaks to them and the rapport developed, or not, at the initial meeting, the presence of the attorney and the quality of the office support behind the lawyer.
How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge of our reputation by our adversaries accrues to the benefit of our clients.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
In a free telephone consultation we can provide a pretty good picture of whether or not an office consultation would be fruitful. We can generally evaluate the liability situation and advise the caller of the elements required to establish liability. We can generally determine if the damages warrant the involvement of our firm in the matter. The caller will be informed of the issues we consider in making arriving at our opinions.
What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
In order to evaluate a matter during a free telephone conversation the caller should be prepared to provide the particulars of the event giving rise to their call and if documentation is available they should have it. They should be able to describe their injuries and damages.
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
We are different because each step of the case is handled by a partner with years of experience in these matters, because we respect our clients and appreciate they are coming to us following a traumatic event/loss, because we talk understandably so that the client is knowingly involved in decision making, because we care, because we know that the client has entrusted to us a matter of great importance to them which effects their future wellbeing.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is when I can ease the burden inflicted upon my client. My clients are significantly injured, require medical and rehabilitation care, either cannot work or cannot work in their prior capacity, have continuing pain and disability. I cannot cure them of the pain and disability, but if I achieve a result that provides the funds for the care required, replaces the earnings lost, or returns their sense of self respect, then I feel I have done the best I could to restore them to the life they previously enjoyed. Their thanks is my reward.
What are your other interests in addition to law?
My interests include baseball, football, bicycle riding and tinkering with home repair projects.
Are you involved in your community?
My community involvement includes being a trustee of the Sands Point Civic Association, Chair of the Queens County Bar Association Administration of Justice Committee and lecturer in the continuing legal education program for St. John’s University School of Law.
|Associate||Newman & Schlau, P.C.||17 Battery Pl., New York, NY||9/1978 - 1/1980|
|Senior Partner, Trial Attorney||Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C.||600 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY||1990 - Present|
|Senior Partner, Trial Attorney||Waxman & Miller, PC||1010 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, NY||1980 - 1990|
|St. John's University School of Law||J.D.||Law School||1978|
|State / Court||Date|
|Supreme Court of the United States of America||12/16/2013|
|United States District Court Southern District of New York||03/22/1979|
|United States District Court Eastern District of New York||03/21/1979|
- Queens County Bar Association | Vice Chair: Judicial Relations Committee | 2010 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates | Associate | 2010 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers | Member | 2005 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association | Member | 1990 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers Association | Member | 1980 - Present
American Association for Justice | Member | 1980 - Present
New York State Bar Association | Member | 1979 - Present
Honors & Awards
- AV Preeminent Rating, Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell 1995 - 2016
Super Lawyer - Thompson Reuters - 2011 - 2016
Elected Member - American Board of Trial Advocates - 2010 - 2016
Viera v. Singh
Jury Verdict: $505,000.00
Passenger in automobile sustained torn rotator cuff in two vehicle collision.
Christianson vs. Yagudaev
Jury Verdict: $400,000.00
Defendant drove through stop sign causing a collision with our client's vehicle. Our client sustained a torn meniscus for which an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy was performed.
Peters v. CMI
Jury Verdict: $2,867,808.00
Construction worker injured by milling machine which picked up manhole cover and propelled it into workers leg causing fractures requiring multiple surgeries.
Sanford v. Woodner
Jury Verdict: $2,250,000.00
Outdoor platform collapsed causing assistant teacher to fall and sustain injury to back requiring two surgeries.
Griffenberg v. Alutto
Jury Verdict: $140,000.00
Driver of automobile sustained herniated disc when struck in rear by another automobile
Centeno v. New Island Hospital
Failure to diagnose fracture of neck in 71 year old homemaker resulting in death.
Caradonna v. Coach Bus
Pedestrian struck by bus resulting in below knee amputation of leg.
- St. Johns Law School CLE Written Materials | Preparation and Presentation of Expert Witnesses | 2012
St. John's School of Law - Personal Injury Actions | Proper Handling of Personal Injury Lawsuits | 2014
Appearing Before the Court in Queens County - Views From the Bench and Bar | Courtroom Procedures | 2014
Continuing Legal Education | Civil Trial Practice | 2011
Seminar by Suffolk County Bar Association | Handling Motor Vehicle Cases | 2004
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|Verified Credentials||Date Verified|
|(1979) Licensed as Attorney in New York. Verified with New York State Unified Court System||June 23, 2016|
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Rated AV Preeminent, highest rating for legal ability and ethics; Super Lawyer, NY Metro; Elected member, American Board of Trial Advocates; Chair, Administration of Justice Committee and Vice-Chair Judicial Relations Committee, Queens County Bar Association; Lecturer, St. Johns University School of Law, Continuing Legal Education Program.
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600 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
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