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Seth J. MacArthur

Seth J McArthur (212) 983-9330 smacarthur@faruqilaw.com

Seth J. MacArthur is a Partner in the firm’s New York office.  Seth’s practice is focused on personal injury law litigation in the areas of construction accidents and Labor Law, premises liability, as well as serious motor vehicle liability cases.  For more than nineteen years, Seth has helped the injured by representing them in litigation in both federal and state courts.  Prior to joining Faruqi & Faruqi, Seth was the managing attorney at a prominent New York City personal injury law firm.  He has extensive experience in all phases of the personal injury litigation process.

Seth has successfully litigated hundreds of personal injury accident lawsuits.  Some of which include:

Representation of a 36-year-old union construction worker who was injured when a piece of plywood fell on him at a construction site.  Plaintiff suffered serious bodily injury to his head, shoulder and neck creating the need for cervical discectomy surgery.  The case alleged that defendants violated the Labor Law Statute sections 240 and 241(6).  The case was litigated up to trial with issues presented to the Appellate Division 2nd department.  Case was ultimately settled for $2,400,000 prior to jury selection.

Representation of a 52-year-old construction worker who was injured when he fell through a hole in the floor while doing demolition work at a construction site.  Plaintiff suffered serious injuries to his back, neck and left knee resulting in multiple surgeries.  The case alleged that defendants violated the Labor Law Statute section 240.  Litigation of the case was completed and the matter was set for trial.  Defendants settled the action prior to trial in the amount of $2,350,000.

Representation of a 49-year-old union carpenter who was injured when a tractor trailer backed into him while working at a construction site.  Plaintiff suffered a fractured pelvis with damage to his urethra resulting in multiple surgeries.  The case alleged that defendants violated sections 200 and 241 (6) of the New York State Labor Law statute.  The matter was settled before trial in the amount of $2,200,000.

Representation of a 37-year-old union elevator mechanic who was seriously injured when he was caused to fall down an elevator shaft while making repairs to the elevator lead cables.  Plaintiff’s injuries to his back and neck were so severe causing him to become paralyzed from his neck down.  A lawsuit was filed in New York County alleging that the defendants violated sections 200, 240 and 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law statute, specifically for failure to provide the proper safety equipment.  The case is pending before the Appellate Division 1st department.

Representation of a family who suffered emotional distress due to the mishandling and loss of remains of a family member by the funeral home hired to perform funeral services.  The action was brought under the common law right of “sepulcher” when the decedent was unintentionally cremated, and the remains were subsequently lost.  The funeral home and crematory were forced into a settlement well into six figures payable to the decedent’s family.

Represented multiple individuals who were injured in the 2013 Metro North train derailment that occurred in the Bronx in 2013.  Each plaintiff suffered serious injuries ranging from fractured limbs, facial scarring, traumatic brain injury and fractures to the back and neck.  Liability was established against Metro North when it was determined that the train was operating at a speed too fast for the location of the accident and that the train did not have a positive train control device that would have reduced the train’s speed.  Prior to trial, significant monetary settlements were achieved at mediation for a number of the cases, each under a confidentiality agreement.

Seth is active in multiple bar associations, including the Richmond County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Seth earned his J.D. from Albany Law School and his B.S. in Political Science from the New York State University at Oneonta.  He is licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

How Can We Help?

We are not a volume practice so you will get the one on one attention your case deserves. If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic, life-altering injury, we are here to speak to you.  We understand the concerns you have and the fears you are experiencing.

We are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  We take every personal injury case on a contingency basis which means that you don’t pay an attorney’s fee unless we recover compensation for you.

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What Our Clients Say

“Seth, I want to thank you for all that you did while working on my case.  Your constant attention and ability to keep me informed every step of the way, from the litigation to the trial and even during the appeal kept me at ease.  You were always there to address any of the needs I had and explained the litigation so that I could understand. This friendly approach with understanding to my needs made me feel safe.  You always responded to my calls and never left me feeling like I was on my own.  I will recommend you to anyone in need of not just a lawyer, but of a great, compassionate, determined, caring, strong-minded, extremely intelligent and fight-till-there’s-no-more-fight lawyer.”

“My wife and I were dealing with great difficulty and my case was taken care of by Seth.  My accident at work was a life altering event, but Seth was there every step of the way supporting me and guiding me.  He always treated us with great care and understanding. He is very knowledgeable and explains legal matters so the average person can understand. I will always recommend him to anyone who needs help. His professionalism was greatly appreciated.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Seth for all his hard work and attention he put toward my personal injury case.  He handled himself in a professional manor and treated me with respect when explaining the details of my case.   I wasn’t just another client to him, and this made me feel at ease when it came time to make tough decisions.  Even though my case has been resolved, I always feel comfortable knowing that I can reach out to Seth for any legal questions I may have in the future.  If you are going through a difficult time and are need of a great attorney, I recommend Seth with no reservation.”

“I wanted to express my extreme gratitude to Seth MacArthur for handling my family’s case after the passing of my mother. His compassion during a very difficult time helped each of us get through something no family should ever have to. Seth always kept us informed of the case and from beginning to end, his consistent commitment and personal attention gave me the confidence to know that we were in good hands. He was able to force the defendants to settle the case for far more than they wanted to pay. I recommend Seth to anyone in need of a great lawyer.”

“Thank you for the kindness, professionalism and help during last year. I do not know what I would have done without your firm's help and guidance. I definitely would recommend your law firm to anyone I know that needs legal help.Thank you again for everything.”

“Faruqi & Faruqi handled our case in a professional manner while being informative of the process. All questions I had were answered so I completely understood. Thank you.”

“F&F is a devoted and caring law firm, always there for their clients. F&F was able to deliver a quick and satisfying result in my case. Would love to work with F&F again.”

“First rate experience. I was kept informed at every stage, and all questions were fully answered promptly.”

“I had a great experience working with this firm. I felt our case was treated with importance and all relevant resources needed were utilized. I really enjoyed the interaction and advice from the lawyers and certainly felt well represented. I would definitely recommend the firm.”

“Seth has been representing my family and me for over a decade.  There is no one I would trust more with a legal issue than him.  He always makes himself available and his honest and upfront approach with his clients allows you to know exactly how your case is being handled.  There is no one else I would turn to when in need of a lawyer.”

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