NYC Personal Injury Lawyer

If you live or work in the five boroughs that make up New York City, you know the fast-paced energy that radiates from every corner. Vehicles fill the roads, business booms, and people are active 24 hours a day. Unfortunately, accidents happen every day, and your normal life can take a terrible turn when you suffer a personal injury.

Whether driving along Interstate 87 or taking a taxi over one of the many bridges into Manhattan, accidents happen quickly and often without warning. Or you might visit one of our famous theaters in Times Square or the Metropolitan Museum of Art when you fall and suffer a severe injury.

If someone else’s negligence injured you, you deserve to know someone is fighting for you. When you need an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer, look no further than Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP.

How to Choose the Best New York City Personal Injury Lawyer

After suffering a personal injury, you may feel like your world is spinning. Between medical treatment, repairing or replacing personal property, missing work, and a growing stack of bills, you may not know what to do next. Make one of your top priorities finding a trustworthy personal injury law firm to help you through this difficult time. But how do you choose from so many NYC attorneys who handle personal injury cases?

Your accident circumstances are unique and personal to you. You deserve a law firm that will take the time to listen to your situation and understand your needs and fears.

At Rosenberg & Gluck, you are not a case number or file delegated to paralegals or inexperienced attorneys for processing. Our team of dedicated New York City attorneys brings over 100 years of combined experience to every client we help. We only accept personal injury law clients. We are proud of our track record, which includes several multi-million dollar awards for hard-working, honest New Yorkers like you.

Most New York law firms will tell you they are the best. Our firm reputation speaks for us. We often receive new client referrals from local judges, insurance company adjusters, and opposing defense counsel when their friends and loved ones are injured and need exceptional legal representation. Our former clients also recommend our services, and we’re happy to serve all of our clients with the highest level of commitment and conviction.

For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving New York City, call 631-451-7900

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What Is Your Case Worth? Ask One of Our NYC Personal Injury Lawyers, Risk-Free

New clients often ask us about the potential value of their injury claim. This seemingly simple question requires a complicated answer. Because every situation is different, the value of your personal injury claim depends on many details. Once we understand your unique circumstances better, we can provide a realistic estimate of the value of your personal injury case.

For example, a car crash victim who suffered a whiplash injury that resolved in six weeks should expect a different settlement than a person who can never walk again due to a spinal cord injury. If several other parties contributed to your situation, it could take time to determine fault. Then, depending on insurance laws, we can determine how to pursue the maximum compensation possible.

Call for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney at Rosenberg & Gluck so we can discuss how your collision or fall happened, who was involved, how they injured you, and whether insurance covers your losses. Once you know how the claims process works and whether you can pursue litigation in your case, you’ll better understand the potential value of your claim.

How and Where Do New York City Accidents Happen?

NYC personal injury lawyerBetween tourist attractions, construction sites, stores, and restaurants, many opportunities to slip, trip, and fall abound. Winter snow and ice or rainy spring weather can create wet floors, icy staircases, and other treacherous conditions that can lead to serious injuries.

Anytime you drive a car or hail a taxi on NYC’s congested streets, you risk a motor vehicle accident. Sometimes you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time. When someone causes an accident, collision, or unsafe condition and injures you, we can help.

The New York Police Department recorded almost 8,500 city-wide accidents in one recent month. Almost 60% of all NYC car accidents occur in Brooklyn and Queens. Some of the most dangerous streets in NYC include:

  • 3rd Avenue from 7th Street to 52nd Street – Brooklyn
  • Atlantic Avenue from Rochester Avenue to 85th Street – Brooklyn and Queens
  • Bruckner Boulevard from Balcom Avenue to Jackson Avenue – Bronx
  • Woodhaven Boulevard from 91st Avenue to Dry Harbor Road – Queens
  • Northern Boulevard from 70th Street to Main Street – Queens
  • Flatbush Avenue from Avenue V to Midwood Street – Brooklyn
  • South Conduit Avenue from Sutter Avenue to Rockaway Boulevard – Queens

Regardless of where someone injured you, New York law provides compensation for your losses if negligent or reckless actions caused your accident.

New York Is a No-Fault Insurance State for Auto Collisions

New York State adopted no-fault rules that apply to car crashes. All drivers must maintain at least basic no-fault coverage to protect the driver and passengers in the vehicle. This coverage applies regardless of who caused the accident.

No-fault insurance coverage, also known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP), only covers economic, out-of-pocket losses such as medical expenses, lost income, and certain other verifiable expenses up to a maximum of $50,000 per person. PIP should pay the injured person’s expenses as quickly as possible, regardless of fault.

Civil lawsuits are not allowed for car crash losses unless the economic damages exceed the PIP benefits and only if the injured person suffers a serious injury as defined by the insurance laws. The law is complicated.

A serious injury includes:

  • Death of the injured person,
  • Loss of limbs or other dismemberment,
  • Broken bones,
  • Severe physical disfigurement,
  • Loss of an unborn child,
  • Permanent inability to use a body part, organ, or system,
  • Permanent limitation or a significant limitation of a body system or function, or
  • “Medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person’s usual and customary daily activities for not less than ninety days during the one hundred eighty days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment” according to Section 5102(d) of the New York Insurance Law.

If you can bring a lawsuit against another driver for car accident losses, you can also seek compensation for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. However, you must prove the other driver’s negligence to prevail in court. Basic PIP insurance does not cover non-economic damages or pay for property damage like car repairs.

If you want to pursue a lawsuit for damages and losses incurred in a car accident, work with a New York personal injury lawyer at Rosenberg & Gluck to build and present your case. Your PIP insurance company will not provide a lawyer for you. Do your homework, ask for referrals, and call for a free consultation with one of the compassionate New York City personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck to protect your rights.

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New York Uses a Pure Comparative Negligence Rule for Slip and Fall and Other Premises Liability Cases

New York treats personal injuries sustained in situations other than car accident cases differently. If you are injured on someone else’s property and want to request compensation for your losses, you must prove that the property owner was at fault for your injuries.

After an injury on someone else’s property, consult a New York personal injury lawyer at Rosenberg & Gluck LLP about filing a claim with the other person’s insurance carrier or bringing a lawsuit against the property owner in civil court. Under New York law, you will have to show the property owner owed you a duty of care, they somehow breached that duty and injured you.

Your actions at the time of the injury may pertain to the compensation you receive. A property owner may blame you for your injuries to reduce their responsibility.

Under comparative negligence law, the property owners may claim:

  • You were somewhere they did not authorize you to be,
  • You were distracted, for example texting on the phone, and you should have paid more attention,
  • You wore inappropriate or dangerous footwear,
  • They marked whatever condition caused your fall, such as a hole or wet floor, with signs, cones, yellow tape, or some other warning that you ignored, or
  • The condition that caused your injury was obvious, and you should have avoided it.

If you are partially responsible for your accident, any jury award or settlement can decrease by your percentage of fault. Call the New York personal injury lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck to protect you from false accusations that you caused your own accident and seek maximum damages for your injuries.

What Is the New York Personal Injury Statute of Limitation?

Personal injury victims in New York have three years to file a lawsuitNYC personal injury attorney in the state’s civil court system to recover their losses. The three years begin to run from the date of the incident that caused their injury. You can and should bring any applicable insurance claims long before your filing deadline approaches.

Like every law, exceptions apply to this general rule, but you don’t want to count on qualifying for an exception and miss your filing deadline. Speak to an experienced New York personal injury lawyer at Rosenberg & Gluck to understand if you should consider a lawsuit, how long you have to bring a lawsuit, and what you can do to help in the meantime.

New York Personal Injury Claim Basics

Personal Injury Practice Areas We Handle

Many different circumstances injure New Yorkers every day.

We handle personal injury claims arising from:

  • Car accidents,
  • Truck accidents
  • Car versus pedestrian accidents,
  • Nursing home negligence,
  • Construction accidents,
  • Dog bites,
  • Railroad accidents,
  • Slip, trip, and fall injuries,
  • Other premises liability situations,
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit, and
  • Wrongful death, among other cases.

Our dedicated team of New York personal injury lawyers understands the laws that apply to each situation, and we can explain your legal rights and the compensation you may recover.

We Help New Yorkers Suffering a Variety of Injuries

We are proud to help injured clients bring insurance claims and lawsuits against responsible parties and recover the maximum compensation allowed by law.

Our team of personal injury attorneys has extensive experience helping accident victims and their surviving family members face:

  • Traumatic brain injury,
  • Spinal cord damage,
  • Paralysis,
  • Broken bones,
  • Whiplash and soft tissue injuries,
  • Burns,
  • Amputation, and
  • Wrongful death.

What Compensation Can You Request After a Personal Injury?

Your case is unique, and the amount of compensation you can collect depends on many factors. An insurance company or jury will consider the severity of your injuries, the total amount of your losses, and the strength of your case against the responsible party.

In car accident personal injury lawsuits, New York law limits victims to filing a claim against their own PIP carrier for economic costs of up to $50,000. Other victims may qualify to recover both economic and non-economic losses.

Economic losses include:

  • Medical bills, both current and future estimated costs,
  • The repair or replacement of personal property, including a vehicle, and
  • Current lost wages and future lost wages.

Non-economic losses might include:

  • Pain and suffering,
  • Mental and emotional distress, PTSD, depression, and the costs to treat these conditions,
  • Loss of a normal life,
  • Loss of family relationships, and
  • Other losses which can be difficult to value.

The best way to understand the value of your specific claim is to talk to our experienced personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after your accident.

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Why You Shouldn’t Negotiate With Insurance Companies

Whether you are dealing with your own PIP insurance carrier or filing a claim against the other responsible party, the insurance companies want to pay as little as possible to resolve your claim. Even your own insurer may not look out for your best interests when settling an injury claim. Your dedicated personal injury lawyer is the only person you can count on to protect your rights.

Insurance adjusters may be aggressive and pushy. They want to settle your claim quickly and for as little money as possible. They may twist your words or shift blame to you for your injuries.

Let us deal with insurance companies for you. We know how to handle and respond to adjusters who may undervalue your losses, blame you, or try to force a settlement before you understand the full extent of your losses.

How You Can Help Your Personal Injury Attorneys Build Your Case

After sustaining a personal injury and receiving necessary medical care, contact a New York personal injury lawyer at Rosenberg & Gluck as soon as possible. We will immediately investigate your case to gather the information to support your claim or lawsuit.

We can do the necessary legwork to build your case, including gathering police reports, witness statements, physical evidence, medical records, employment information, and more. At the same time, you can help prepare your case as well. Write down everything you can remember about the accident so you don’t lose any details.

Record specific memories including:

  • The time of day,
  • Where you were,
  • Where you were coming from,
  • Where you were going to,
  • The weather and road conditions,
  • How the accident, fall, or other incident happened,
  • Was any information gathered at the scene, such as photos, witnesses’ names,
  • Whether any property suffered damage, including your car, and
  • How you felt immediately, in an hour, the next day, and the following week.

Keep and organize your medical records, bills, receipts, proof of any diagnoses and prognoses, and other essential details. Also, follow through with all doctor recommendations. Don’t stop treatment and try to tough it out, or the claims adjuster might argue you don’t need further treatment.

Also, don’t give a recorded statement to an insurance company, and don’t post anything on social media that someone could use against you. If you have any questions, contact the team at Rosenberg & Gluck before taking any action. Let us investigate, build your case, and protect your legal rights while you focus on your recovery.

Contact Our Team of New York Personal Injury Lawyers for No-Obligation, Free Consultation

New York’s complicated legal system and insurance claim process can frustrate anyone. We can guide you through the maze of laws, rules, and regulations to help you recover the maximum compensation possible. We’ll help negotiate a favorable settlement or take your case to trial if needed to protect your legal rights.

Contact us today at (631) 451-7900 for your free consultation. Let us answer your questions and help you recover peace of mind.

 

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