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At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we are local leaders in construction accident litigation and other personal injury matters. We have built a reputation for getting our clients results, because our clients and their needs are at the heart of everything we do. We are a service firm, not a volume-driven business.

Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., was founded in 1965 with a mission of preserving and protecting the rights of injury victims and their families. Very few law firms in New York City, or anywhere else, can match our firm’s record of success in personal injury litigation. Over our firm’s remarkable history, we have helped countless families recover the compensation they desperately need, and our work at the appellate level has helped to shape New York law. Over the last 50 years, attorneys with the firm have obtained more than $1 billion in recoveries for our clients.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Car Accident
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Accidents 

Call 212-328-6195 today to arrange your free initial consultation

Attorney D. Carl Lustig III

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Education:

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    J.D. – 1978
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    B.S. – 1975
    Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York County Lawyers Association, 1979 to Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1981 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, 1983 to Present
  • New York City Trial Lawyers Association, President of New York City Trial Lawyers Association, 2017-2018, 2004 to Present
  • Roscoe Pound Institute – Fellow, 2001 to Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1999 to Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Attorney Mitchell J. Sassower

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1977

Education:

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    1975
  • Queens College, Queens
    B.A. – 1972

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors)
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Lawyers Association

Attorney Robert M. Fiala

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1991
  • New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1991

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1990
  • St. John’s University
    B.S. – 1987

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association

Attorney Jonathan D. Aronoff

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2015

Education:

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    J.D.
  • American University, Washington, DC
    B.A. – 1998
    Major: Justice

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Assoc., 2019 to 2021

Attorney John G. Korman

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Attorney Rachele M. Van Arsdale

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

$1.5 million settlement for motor vehicle accident in which an automobile lost control and mounted the sidewalk striking three pedestrians who were sisters (ages 48, 50 and 54). The oldest sister suffered injury to her right arm/shoulder with fracture of the right humerus requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, as well as injury to her left knee with torn ligaments. The youngest sister suffered bilateral leg injuries with fracture of the right tibia requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, and with left knee injury requiring multiligamentous reconstruction surgery. The middle sister suffered multiple bodily injuries with back pain. The settlement represented the full amount of the available primary and excess insurance coverage.


$1.95 million settlement for construction accident for 23-year old electrician who tripped and fell over metal studs that were scattered in a hallway on a construction site, creating a tripping hazard. He sustained injuries to both wrists with bilateral scapholunate ligament tears and carpal tunnel syndrome, and required left wrist surgery. He also sustained low back injury with radiculopathy requiring epidural steroid injections.


$450,000 settlement for construction accident for 56-year old electrician who stepped on debris while descending a ladder and twisted his left knee, with torn lateral and medial meniscus injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery.


$2.5 million settlement for municipal liability/motor vehicle accident for 54-year old motorist whose car was struck by a police car that was traveling in the wrong direction during the course of a pursuit and struck our client’s vehicle head-on. Our client sustained neck injury with C-5 fractures and left vertebral artery injury.


$1.715 million settlement for construction accident for 45-year old mechanic’s helper who fell from a 12-foot A-frame ladder that tipped and fell. Our client sustained fractures of the left humeral shaft (shoulder) and right acetabulum (hip) requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, as well as injury to the lumbar spine.

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  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

D. Carl Lustig, III

D. Carl Lustig, III

This attorney practices in New York and is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2023
Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2023
Mitchell J. Sassower

Mitchell J. Sassower

This attorney practices in New York and is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2023
Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2023
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