Charles Edward Green

Charles Edward Green

Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, P.C.
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability ...
  • New York
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Biography

Charles E. Green is the managing partner at Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, P.C. Mr. Green has amassed a great deal of experience handling a wide array of personal injury cases including wrongful death, construction accidents, product liability, dental malpractice, premises liability, automobile accidents and municipal liability. Mr. Green is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the work of the firm’s team of attorneys and paralegals and ensuring that every case is aggressively pursued and skillfully negotiated.

Education
George Washington University Law School
J.D. (1990)
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State University of New York - Albany
B.A. (1987) | History
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, P.C.
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Professional Associations
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar  # 2408425
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Workers' Compensation
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Legal Answers
Q. Hello, Can you explain the waiver of statue of limitations to ,me please? Thanks
A: A statute of limitations is the time limit on how long you have to bring a lawsuit. In a personal injury case the time limit is typically three years from the date of accident, but there are other shorter time periods that could apply. A waiver of the statute of limitations is when a defendant or the legislature chooses to allow a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit after the usual statute of limitations has expired.
Q. being sued by someone claiming personal injury from my car in 2018. He went through my insurance. Now he’s suing me
A: First stop and take a deep breath. You have insurance and they will handle it all for you. It seems they were making a claim with your insurance company for the past few years and were unable to reach a settlement. They only have three years from the date of accident to file a lawsuit, and I would guess they were coming up on that deadline. A lawsuit from a car accident is always against the driver and owner of the car, and not against the insurance company, but the insurance company provides you with a lawyer at its expense and pays any settlement or verdict up to the amount of your policy limits. You should immediately send the summons and complaint you received to your insurance company so they can put in an answer on your behalf. You only have 20 days to file an answer, so don’t delay.
Q. NYS- Do I have to settle a liability claim in 3 years or I lose my rights? (struck by car in a crosswalk while on a bike
A: I am going to assume that since you have let three years pass without hiring a lawyer, you did not suffer any serious injury in the accident. If you did suffer a serious injury (broken bone, significant disfigurement, limitation of use of a body part, or disabled for 90 days, or had some type of surgery or procedure, you should contact a lawyer immediately. As for the expiration of the three year statute of limitations, there are a number of considerations. 1. Statute of limitation (SOL) cannot expire on a weekend or holiday, so you always get until the next business day. 2. If you were under 18 when the accident happened, the SOL doesn’t begin to run until your 18th birthday. 3. Because of COVID, the governor tolled all SOL on civil cases adding approximately seven and a half months to your SOL. The validity of the tolling however is being litigated in NYS court and no final decision has yet been handed down by an appellate court. Again, you should consult with a lawyer immediately to discuss your case, and not rely on an insurance company to treat you fairly. They won’t! They are counting the minutes until they can close your file, because once the SOL expires they will never speak to you again and any offer disappears. If you are in Plattsburgh, you should find a lawyer there. If you are in the NYC metropolitan area, please feel free to call us at 212-307-5800.
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Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, P.C.
250 West 57th Street
Suite 1619
New York, NY 10107
Toll-Free: (800) 969-5389
Telephone: (212) 307-5800