Thomas C. Yatto
Thomas C. Yatto is an attorney with Mainetti Mainetti & O'Connor,
P.C. An experienced and skilled litigator who focuses primarily on personal
injury cases, Mr. Yatto has represented numerous clients throughout several
New York counties who were negligently injured due to car crashes, trucking
accidents, construction and workplace accidents and defective products.
A knowledgeable attorney who has distinguished himself by servicing his
clients with commitment, preparation and a high level of ethical standards,
Mr. Yatto has an extensive record of success. He recently obtained a nearly
$5.5 million settlement for a 67-year-old man who was left a paraplegic
after a rear-end collision. He also earned a $3.8 million jury award for
a 35-year-old man who was victim of a construction accident that left
him blind, deaf in one ear and with multiple broken bones that required
several surgeries. Other successes include a $3.75 million settlement
on behalf of a burn victim; a $3.46 million arbitration award in a wrongful
death suit on behalf of the family of a woman killed in a garbage truck
accident; and a $500,000 jury award for a two-year-old boy who suffered
burns in scalding hot bathwater.
Mr. Yatto obtained his Juris Doctor from the Albany Law School. Prior to
attending law school, he earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan
College. He is admitted to practice law in New York state courts and before
the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts
of New York. Mr. Yatto is a member of the New York State Bar Association
and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Areas of Practice
New York, 1977
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
Manhattan College, B.A.
Albany Law School of Union College, J.D., Phi Beta Kappa
5.492M Settlement-67 yr old Fairfield County man rendered a paraplegic
after a rear end car collision.
3.8M Jury Award (modified by trial court to 6.9M) 35 yr old Ulster County
man injured in a construction accident fall rendering him blind, deaf
in one ear, two cervical fractures and a fracture femur, requiring multiple
3.75M Settlement-17 yr old Westchester woman who sustained second and third
degree burns covering her right upper extremity as well as pelvic fracture,
3.46M Arbitration Award-to the family of a 43 yr old Orange County woman
who died of asphyxiation, secondary to minor orthopedic injuries sustained
when a garbage truck fell upon her vehicle.
1.993M Settlement-family of a 38 yr old Newburgh, NY man who died as a
result of head injuries sustained when the decedent was struck by a tractor
trailer, when attending to his own disabled vehicle on the side of the
road. As a result of multiple injuries, the decedent died four days after
2M Settlement-23 yr old Ulster County woman as a result of orthopedic injuries
resulting in paraplegia when she was 6 yrs old. The office reconstructed
the facts and events concerning the automobile accident which had occurred
15 years before so as to establish liability against a motor vehicle manufacturer
resulting in the settlement.
1.02M Arbitration Award-44 yr old Dutchess County woman who while operating
a motor vehicle was struck in the rear resulting in an ankle fracture,
soft tissue injury to the knee, as well as residual neck and back pain.
2M Settlement before Trial-25 yr old Orange County woman settled a medical
malpractice claim. Her injuries sustained secondary to the infiltration
of a vein on injection of medication resulting in partial amputation of
681K Verdict -35 yr old Livingston County woman for injuries sustained
during the course of her employment, while operating a press machine which
caused amputation of the middle finger on her dominant hand. A product
liability claim against the manufacturer of the machine was successfully made.
500K Verdict-2 ½ yr old Orange County boy was awarded monies by
an Orange County jury for second and third degree burns sustained on his
legs and groin when he was negligently immersed in a hot bath. Burns to
the legs necessitated skin grafting procedures.
1M Settlement-38 yr old Orange County man as a result of a work related
motor vehicle accident in which he was caused to sustain multiple injuries
necessitating low back, shoulder and knee surgeries.
1.425M Settlement-29 yr old Bronx woman reached with the City of New York
for multiple injuries sustained when a New York City Police officer collided
with a vehicle in which she was a passenger. Client sustained a fractured
jaw and later developed traumatically induced epilepsy which was established
to have resulted secondary to the facial trauma.
Professional Associations and Memberships
New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association