656 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 104583
- SUNY Stonybrook, B.A. Political Science
- Touro Law Center, J.D. – President, Student Government
Admissions & Memberships:
- New York
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
- New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
- New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Bronx County Bar Association
Si usted está lesionado en un accidente y necesita ayuda legal, llama Gustavo!
Mr. Alzugaray joined the firm in 2005. After graduating from law school, he was hired by the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Division, Kings County, where he worked as a criminal defense attorney. He handled both misdemeanor & minor felony cases. Thereafter, he was hired as a trial attorney at the Law Office of Robert Tusa, where he represented Allstate insured clients in personal injury trials, mediations & arbitrations.
He currently manages our Bronx County office, and handles personal injury cases including automobile, premises liability and dog bite cases. He handles trials, mediations & arbitrations for our injured clients. In 2019 Mr. Alzugaray became the Director of the Bronx Bar Association.
Mr. Alzugaray has attended continuing education seminars which have included: National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Chicago); Trial Lawyers College (New York); and most recently Trial Advocacy courses in Philadelphia & South Carolina.
Recent Case Highlights:
Construction Worker Receives $3,500,000 in addition to Workers’ Compensation Benefits: New York requires owners and general contractors to provide safety devices that protect all workers on a construction site who are working from a height from falling. When they fail to do so, they are fully responsible to the injured worker for all the damages they cause. That is precisely what happened to our client who was putting up sheet rock at a construction site in the Bronx. As he was climbing up a ladder, the scaffold moved causing him to fall 15 feet to the hard concrete floor below. As a result of the fall, our client suffered an injury to his ankle and back, both of which required surgery. At jury selection, Trial Attorney Gustavo Alzugary and Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein were able to negotiate a $3,500,000 settlement.
$1,000,000 Nursing Home Settlement For Inadequate Staffing: When a family member chose a nursing home in the Bronx, they expected their loved one who was suffering from dementia would be properly cared for. Unfortunately, due to understaffing, our 65-year-old client was not provided adequate supervision and she fell several times. In addition to her falls, she had a cut on her foot that was not properly cared for and, as a result, became infected. The infection also was not properly cared for and she ultimately required several toes to be amputated. During her recuperation, she was confined to bed for extended periods of time and, due to lack of care, developed a significant bed sore on her low back. The week of jury selection the nursing home finally increased their offer to $1,000,000. The case was handled by our Nursing Home team of Managing Attorney Michele Haber and Trial Attorneys Michael Zaransky and Gustavo Alzugaray.
Chubb Insurance Agrees to Pay $700,000 at Mediation, Avoiding Arbitration: While driving through Briarcliff Manor in Westchester, our 42-year-old client’s car was hit in the rear. Her neck was badly hurt in the crash and she decided to call Jacoby & Meyers. She wanted to protect herself just in case her injury got worse. We immediately notified her own insurance company, Chubb, that if the insurance in the car that hit her was less than her own insurance we would be seeking the difference from Chubb. Good thing our client contacted us because the insurance on the car that hit her only had $50,000 of insurance and our client had to undergo major surgery to her neck. After collecting the $50,000, we turned to our client’s insurers to pay the difference.
Bronx Jury Rules in Favor of Jacoby & Meyers Client in Civil Case: $250,000 Awarded for Pain & Suffering Following Motor Vehicle Accident: Andrew G. Finkelstein, managing partner at Jacoby & Meyers, is pleased to announce that a Bronx civil jury recently awarded $250,000 to a Jacoby & Meyers’ client for past and future pain and suffering following her involvement as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The case was argued by Bronx-based Jacoby & Meyers’ attorney Gustavo W. Alzugaray. “My congratulations to Mr. Alzugaray on his outstanding work in obtaining a positive outcome for our client,” said Finkelstein. “His dedication to meeting the needs of his clients exemplifies our firm’s commitment to success for those we serve.” Mr. Alzugaray’s client was traveling with her husband and children in a livery vehicle that was involved in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of West Fordham and the Major Deegan Expressway in New York City. As a result, the client suffered injury to her right knee that required surgery. The verdict is particularly satisfying as the two insurance companies initially offered a combined $45,000 to settle, which was rejected by the plaintiff on the advice of J&M counsel. “The people of the Bronx sent a strong message to careless drivers and uncaring insurance companies with this verdict,” noted Mr. Alzugaray. “They recognized that in one careless moment, life was forever changed for this wife and mother. Hopefully this compensation can provide her some relief from medical expenses and worry.”