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New York Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Attorneys

$11,000,000Medical Malpractice
$9,400,000Construction and Workplace Injuries
$7,300,000Motor Vehicle Accidents
$7,250,000Personal Injury Claim
  • $11,000,000Medical Malpractice
  • $9,400,000Construction & Workplace Injuries
  • $7,300,000Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • $7,250,000Personal Injury Claim

Well-Respected, Results-Driven Law Firm

Powers & Santola, LLP is one of the nation's leading personal injury law firms, consistently recognized for achievement and high professional standards. Powers & Santola has received top ranking for medical malpractice representation from "U.S. News" and "Best Lawyers in America." Our goal in every case is to achieve a result that will make a fundamental improvement in our client's life.

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What Real Clients Say About Powers & Santola

My experiences with Powers & Santola were always positive.

Dan Santola helped guide my family through a difficult time and process with the highest sense of compassion and knowledge. Dan’s reputation in his field was evident. When I told other lawyers (both friends and business contacts) that we were working with Powers & Santola, we always hear in response – ‘Oh, they are by far the best in the state.

- Joseph, Medical Malpractice Client

5 stars

It was not a long drawn out affair!  I highly recommend this firm

As an injured client, the team at Powers & Santola explained the legal process in a friendly manner that I could understand.  In court, they were very professional.  After, they helped in obtaining health insurance and information on handling my settlement. They had a very friendly and caring team, even after case was done.  Oh yeah, they are fast.

- Ronald, Construction Accident Client

5 stars
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Powers & Santola is one of the most respected medical malpractice, personal injury, and accident law firms serving New York.

With three law offices in Upstate and Western New York, our dedicated attorneys are conveniently positioned to serve injured individuals and families throughout:


We're Here to Help You

Nobody plans on getting hurt. It happens out of nowhere. A careless driver runs into your car or motorcycle, perhaps, or a medical treatment goes horribly wrong. You go to work at your construction job just like you do every day. However, you come home with a serious injury that might prevent you from working again. An event that you never saw coming may now threaten your future.

You are not alone. Our legal team at Powers & Santola, LLP, is here for you. We will protect your rights, help you to regain control of your future and pursue the compensation you are due. When you work with us, we will have one goal – to change your life for the better.

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What Should You Expect?

When you contact Powers & Santola, LLP, about your case, we will provide you with a free consultation through one of our offices in Albany, Syracuse or Rochester. We will want to know what happened to you. You can learn more about us, too. We want you to feel free to ask as many questions as you have about your rights and legal options.

If we agree to work together, we will handle all aspects of your case. We will gather evidence of the accident or other event that harmed you. We will also collect and study your medical records. We may consult with doctors, accident reconstruction experts and other knowledgeable professionals about your case as well. You can count on us to identify all responsible parties and all available sources of compensation for you.

We accept a limited number of cases. We do that so we can devote the full extent of our resources and attention to each client we serve. Throughout your case, we will advise you of any settlement offers. At the same time, we will meticulously prepare your case for trial. If a trial is necessary, we will be ready to fight for you.

We typically represent personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis. In other words, if we obtain a financial recovery for you, our payment will reflect an agreed-upon percentage of your award. We will also deduct the costs of pursuing your case. If we don’t secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you will owe us nothing. It’s that simple.

Personal Injury Lawyers

Since 1987, Powers & Santola, LLP, has vigorously protected the rights of personal injury victims and their families throughout New York. We know how to identify and overcome the legal issues in these cases. We also understand the medical issues that commonly arise when people suffer involving life-changing injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Burn injury
  • Internal injury
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Vision loss
  • Herniated discs
  • Psychological damage
We focus on how injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one have affected our clients' lives. We never settle cases quickly. Instead, we aggressively pursue compensation that fully and fairly compensates our clients for the physical, emotional and financial harm they have suffered. We want to obtain an outcome that makes a meaningful difference for you.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Our attorneys are leaders in medical malpractice litigation. In fact, four of our attorneys have been recognized by both “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers” in this area of the law – honors based, in part, on peer review and professional achievement. Our experience allows us to help clients in cases involving:

  • Missed or delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Heart attack and stroke misdiagnosis
  • Anesthesiologist malpractice
  • Emergency room errors
  • Hospital malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical malpractice
  • Medication errors
Our goal will be to secure compensation that allows you to get the medical care you need and addresses all other harm that you have suffered due to the negligence of a medical care provider.

Workplace Accident and Construction Accident Lawyers

We are proud that one of our founding attorneys, Daniel R. Santola, is the author of the leading treatise on New York construction accident law. We know the ins-and-outs of pursuing injury claims based on violations of New York Labor Laws, New York Industrial Code and OSHA regulations, including those involving:

  • Falls from heights
  • Slip and falls
  • Falling objects
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Equipment and tool defects
  • Trench collapses
We assist those who have suffered injuries in other workplaces as well. Our attorneys are committed to helping workers and their families to get through tough times and to seek full compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and more.

Car Accident and Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

If a negligent driver harmed you or caused the loss of a loved one, you can count on Powers & Santola, LLP, to pursue maximum compensation for you. With more than three decades of experience in this area of the law, we can handle a wide range of motor vehicle accident claims, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck and bus accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Automotive defects
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Hit-and-run crashes
  • Uninsured/Underinsured motorists
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be eligible to go beyond what your no-fault insurance provides. We will thoroughly investigate and analyze your accident, and we will work closely with you to explore all of your options.

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Changing Lives for the Better

When someone injures you, your life gets turned upside down. Suddenly, you may face a ton of medical bills. You may be unable to work or help out around the home. Others may need to care for you around the clock. Nothing is the same.

At Powers & Santola, LLP, we know we can’t undo the past. But we can help you to face the future. When we take on your personal injury case, our goal will be to fundamentally change your life for the better – and we have what it takes to pursue that goal. When you work with our law firm, we will bring to your case:


Our attorneys thoroughly investigate cases and explore all sources of compensation available to our clients. We know how to aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and successfully prepare cases for trial. In every case, we focus on even the smallest details. We realize that those details can make a major difference in the outcome of our clients’ cases.


For more than three decades, Powers & Santola, LLP, has fought for compensation for personal injury victims and their families in New York. Through the years, we have achieved numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients in a wide range of cases, including those involving medical malpractice, construction accidents, car accidents and defective products. In fact, one of our founding attorneys, Daniel R. Santola, authored New York’s leading treatise on construction accident claims.


Our law firm features seven veteran attorneys and a legal staff that is hard-working and wholly committed to providing our clients with the service and support they need during challenging times. We accept only a limited number of cases. There’s a reason for that: We want to make sure that each client receives the full benefit of our resources and gets the personal attention they deserve.


Based on factors such as professional achievement and peer review, five of our attorneys have been recognized as “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers in America.” In fact, U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers rated Powers & Santola, LLP, as one of the “Best Law Firms” in the country. Insurance companies know that every case we handle has merit. They also know that we meticulously prepare cases for trial. That reputation can give us leverage when we deal with insurance companies and pursue full and fair compensation for our clients.


At Powers & Santola, LLP, we are dedicated to improving our clients’ lives. We will take the time to understand what is important to you, and everything we do will be geared towards achieving your goals. We believe that establishing a close working relationship with each client is crucial. No matter when you call, we want you to know that someone will be available who personally knows your case and can answer your questions.

Powers & Santola, LLP, serves clients throughout New York from our offices located in Albany, Syracuse and Rochester. Contact us today for a free consultation. We want to hear about your case.

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