Michael Boisvert focuses on the representation of individuals, families, and estates in personal injury and wrongful death claims. He has successfully handled and assisted in the handling of personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and accidents caused by defectively designed products. Mr. Boisvert has handled claims and actions all across the State of New York and has made a number of Court appearances across the State.
In 2019, Mr. Boisvert was selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Mr. Boisvert is admitted to practice before all New York State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District.
He is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Boisvert is a graduate of St. John Fisher College (B.S. Business Management, magna cum laude), and Syracuse University College of Law (magna cum laude). At the College of Law, Michael was inducted into the Justinian Honorary Law Society, he was the Executive Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and served as a peer tutor. Michael also interned with the United States Attorney’s office for the Northern District of New York.
Mr. Boisvert represented a 52 year old resident of Sterling, New York who suffered a fractured ankle when she tripped and fell in a grocery store located in New Haven, New York. The client underwent a surgical procedure to fix her fractured ankle. In December of 2018, approximately 8 months after being retained, the claim against the grocery store settled for $145,000.
Mr. Boisvert represented a 97 year old resident of Gouverneur, New York who sustained a fractured humerus when she tripped and fell at an apartment complex in Gouverneur. Fortunately for the client, the fracture healed without surgery. In July of 2018, approximately 10 months after being retained, the claim against the apartment complex settled for $42,500.
Mr. Boisvert represented a 66 year old resident of North Syracuse who sustained knee and hip injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The client required hip and knee replacement surgeries. The insurance company for the motorist that caused the accident argued that the injuries pre-existed the accident. In June of 2018, approximately two years after being retained, the claim against the motorist that caused the accident settled for $100,000, which was the full amount of insurance coverage available.
Mr. Boisvert represented a 26 year old resident of Syracuse, New York who sustained a soft tissue neck injury in a motor vehicle accident. Fortunately for the client, her injury healed without surgery. The other motorist’s attorney argued that the client did not sustain a serious injury. Approximately two years after being retained, the claim against the motorist that caused the accident settled for $40,000.
Mr. Boisvert represented a 34 year old resident of Cortland, New York who sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns to her right and left legs as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The client required debridement, but fortunately did not require any skin grafts or surgical procedures. The motorist that caused the accident carried the minimum amount of automobile insurance coverage ($25,000 per person). Mr. Boisvert was able to recover the full amount of the policy ($25,000) in June of 2017. Mr. Boisvert was able to recover an additional $75,000 from the client’s supplemental underinsured motorist (SUM) benefits (which represented the limit of her available SUM coverage) in November of 2017, less than a year after being retained.
Mr. Boisvert represented a 44 year old resident of Syracuse, New York who sustained a soft tissue injury to her low back in a motor vehicle accident. Fortunately for the client, her low back injury healed without surgery. In July of 2017, approximately 7 months after being retained, the claim against the motorist that caused the accident settled for $60,000.
In Rosario v. Monroe Mechanical Services, Inc., 158 AD3d 1155 (4th Dept 2018), the client was a 45 year old resident of Syracuse, New York who sustained a low back injury as a result of a product exploding in a scrap metal shredder. The client’s low back injuries required multiple surgeries, including a fusion of his lumbar spine. The trial court granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment ruling that it was a casual seller of the product that created the explosion. Mr. Boisvert successfully appealed this decision arguing that they were not a casual seller, and even if they were, they still owed a duty to our client. The Appellate Division unanimously reversed the trial court’s decision.