Welcome to the Law Office of Silver & Kelmachter, LLP

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 Perry D. Silver, Esq & Leslie D. Kelmachter, Esq 

Silver & Kelmachter, LLP, represents only the victims of serious accidents, medical malpractice, and defective drugs and medical devices.

The law office of Silver & Kelmachter, LLP is committed to delivering the best quality service to our clients while having a full understanding of the complexity and seriousness of their case. For over 30 years, Mr. Silver and Ms. Kelmachter have successfully represented plaintiffs who had been badly injured, including the families of those who have died as the result of accidents, malpractice or negligence. They have also secured multi-million dollar settlements and have protected and vindicated the rights of clients who were seriously injured.

We are passionate about our jobs and focused on getting our clients the justice they deserve. We carefully screen cases and accept only those with serious injuries. You can rest assured that Mr. Silver and Ms. Kelmachter will be directly involved in every aspect of your case, from the first phone call to the conclusion.

Our firm takes a great pride in our commitment and dedication to each client. By remaining personally involved in every case, the firm’s partners have consistently achieved successful results for their clients.

We look forward to representing you.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

The term personal injury is one of the most comprehensive legal terms in American jurisdiction and it encompasses injuries to the body, mind or emotions. Most of personal injuries occur due to negligence, namely a person or an entity not acting responsibly and putting others at risk.

The term personal injury incorporates but is not necessarily limited to the following types of injury: medical malpractice / medical injuries, vehicle / pedestrian injuries, slip and fall injuries, injuries sustained from breaching environmental health & safety standards and procedures, as well as from breaching consumer product safety standards.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is one of the most prevalent forms of malpractice in the United States with the latest statistical data showing that around 225,000 people die every year due negligent actions of health care professionals.

The most common types of medical malpractice are: failure or delay in establishing a proper diagnosis, prescribing wrong medication / dosage, failure to warn the patient about the risks associated with a certain medical procedure, misreading or misinterpreting X-rays, blood work results or any other medical test results, failure to take into account patient’s medical history, injuries to the mother or the child during pregnancy and delivery, providing medical treatment without obtaining patient’s prior consent, surgical and post-surgical errors, avoidable amputations, insufficient or excessive anaesthesia, and failure to diagnose cancer.

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Construction Accidents

Construction Accidents

Construction is considered one of the most hazardous industries and looking at the number of construction accidents in the state of New York last year, we can clearly see why. Constructions accidents are on the rise with a recorded 24% hike in 2014 compared to the year before. This is usually contributed to booming construction mostly in New York City.

From falling cranes, malfunctioning scaffolding, electrocutions, and falling debris to machinery accidents and trench collapses, construction workers are at a great peril. Apart from the aforementioned, other most common construction accidents are falls, slips & trips, repetitive motion Injuries, fatigue and heat stroke, and injuries sustained in fires and explosions.

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Our Settlements

  • $6 Million

    Toxic inhalation in clean-up of subway cars.
  • $7.5 Million

    Settlement for client paralyzed in one-care roll-over accident in a case against the drive and a product liablility case agains the car manufacture.
  • $5 Million

    In a medical malpractice action (just prior to resting for trial) for failure to administer TPA to stroke victim.
  • $2.5 Million

    Verdict in Orange County for wrongful death of motorist, whose vehicle was struck by axle of County truck (which included $1 Million for 3 to 4 minutes of conscious pain and suffering).
  • $12 Million

    In Medical Malpractice action against a number of medical providers for Rockland County woman who had a below-the-knee amputation.
  • $13 Million

    Settlement after 11 weeks of trial for family members who suffered lead poisoning after being placed in a Homeless Shelter and then a dilapidated house by the municipality.
  • $4.5 Million

    Federal Court Verdict for an undocumented worker who was paralyzed while fleeing police after violating an Order of Protection.
  • $3.4 Million

    Verdict for worker who was injured on the job and suffered from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of his shoulder.
  • $4.4 Million

    For cement truck driver against manufacturer of truck after liability verdict in federal district court for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of his leg.
  • $3.9 Million

    Settlement during deliberations for traumatic birth injuries in Orange County action.
  • $1.5 Million

    In medical malpractice action for delayed treatment for young man suffering a heart attack in hospital ER and sustaining further heart damage.
  • $7.5 Million

    Plus full payment of a $1 Million medical lien for negligent surgery to child born with congenital heart disease.
  • $1.8 Million

    At Mediation on Labor Law case involving worker who injured his shoulder and back.
  • $5.5 Million

    Settled at trial after a liability verdict involving 43 students and teachers who tested positive for latent (non-infectious) tuberculosis after being infected by teacher.

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Silver & Kelmachter, LLP
11 Park Place, Suite 1214
New York, New York 10007
Phone 212-661-8400
Fax 212-661-1242