Bronx Personal Injury Lawyer

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Lever & Ecker is dedicated to providing compassionate support and top-tier legal representation to individuals who have been injured due to the negligence or other wrongdoing of others. Our experienced personal injury lawyers understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll accidents can take on injured victims and their families.

Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip/trip and fall, construction accident, or any other type of accident, we are here to fight for your rights and pursue justice on your behalf. Do not wait to take legal action. Call (718) 933-3632 or reach out online to schedule your free consultation with our skilled Bronx personal injury lawyers today.

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About Our Firm: Serving Injury Victims in the Bronx Since 1990

At Lever & Ecker, our attorneys have been defending the rights of injury victims in the Bronx for over 70 combined years. When we first opened our Bronx personal injury law office, founding partner David B. Lever explained:

“The decision to expand our physical presence into the Bronx was a logical step. . . . We have been assisting neighbors in the Bronx for many years, and this new office location gives us the ability to more conveniently service current and future individuals and families who need our help.”

We pride ourselves on consistently achieving the stellar results you would expect from a large law firm while providing the personalized legal services you can only get at a small firm like ours.

At the end of the day, the law is for everyone, and we are members of a service-oriented profession. Our attorneys take that very seriously, and our close ties to the community help us understand the true impact our services have on the community here in the Bronx.

Our Local Activism in the Bronx

Recognized as a New York “Super Lawyer” in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, David Lever also happens to be an active member of the Bronx County Bar Association. In response to the recent building collapse at 1915 Billingsley Terrace, he wrote a February 2024 editorial for CityLimits to raise awareness about the deteriorating conditions of many older structures in the Bronx.

New York is an old city with an average building age of 90 years. We have long been aware of the safety concerns Bronx apartment tenants face year after year. When folks are injured due to unsafe conditions in buildings, they can file a premises liability lawsuit seeking compensation from careless property owners and managers. For example,

We secured an $850,000 settlement

for the family of an infant who sustained second-degree burns from scalding water in a Bronx apartment building. Although the defense argued that the building’s boiler was safe, we alleged it was not and were able to resolve the case before trial. This kind of careless disregard for the safety of others cannot go unchecked.

What You Can Expect When You Choose Lever & Ecker

Every accident is legally and factually unique, requiring the undivided attention of a skilled attorney. You will get VIP service from the moment you entrust our Bronx personal injury lawyers with your case. We take on a limited number of claims at a time to ensure every client receives the undivided attention they unquestionably deserve.

As a client at Lever & Ecker, you will never feel like just another case file. We will treat you like family from the moment you call us seeking help in your hour of need. It makes no difference whether you have known us for 40 years or are meeting us for the first time.

At our firm, transparency and client communication is a priority. Few things are more frustrating than an unresponsive attorney. Trust us . . . we understand. Our goal is to keep you so well-informed that you never need to call to ask for an update. If you do, you can count on us to answer.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire Our Attorneys?

There is no downside to working with our attorneys. We offer free consultations so you can learn about your legal rights and options at no cost to you. We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our fees are calculated based on an exact percentage of the compensation we secure on your behalf. This ensures there are no surprises at the end of your case, and you will pay nothing unless we win.

If you cannot travel to us due to your injuries, we can meet with you at the time and location of your choosing, including after hours and on the weekends.

Strong Track Record of Securing High-Value Case Results

No amount of money can ever truly make up for the impact catastrophic personal injuries can have on the lives of victims. However, in the interests of justice and accountability, the law carves out avenues for injury victims to secure monetary compensation from at-fault defendants.

The goal of our attorneys is to help our clients exercise their full legal rights and maximize the compensation they receive through their personal injury claims. To that end, we have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation, including numerous verdicts and settlements worth multiple millions. Below are just a few examples:

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in the Bronx

How Our Attorneys Approach Personal Injury Cases

When you turn to Lever & Ecker for help after being injured due to the carelessness of others, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost care and attention it deserves. Our services include the following:

Accident Investigation

We will uncover all the details about the incident that led to your injuries. If you were in a car accident, we will obtain the police report and, where necessary, perform our own investigation of your accident. Important evidence may include accident reconstructions, black box data, toxicology reports, and more. In any type of accident, we will interview eyewitnesses, review video footage of the accident, visit the site, and gather all available evidence.

The purpose of the accident investigation is twofold:

  • To determine who is liable
  • To gather evidence to prove it

In some cases, our accident investigation will also serve to clear you of blame that was wrongly assigned to you.

Medical Review

The accident investigation is only half of the case analysis. The other half is an assessment of your injuries. We will review your medical records to determine what types of injuries you suffered. We will consult with medical doctors, vocational specialists, life care planners, and other consultants to determine the degree of pain and disability you will have as a result of the accident, how long your disabilities will last, and whether you will ever be able to return to work at full capacity. We will use our findings to calculate your case value.

Handling Your Insurance Claim and Lawsuit

Insurance companies do not play fair, but we are here to level the playing field. Claims adjusters may seem helpful. No matter how friendly they seem, however, their goal is to minimize the compensation the insurance company pays.

Insurance companies will not hesitate to use your words against you. They will try to trick you into admitting fault for the accident or pressure you to accept a lowball settlement in exchange for signing away your rights. One of their favorite tactics is to pressure injured accident victims to provide recorded statements. If you provide a recorded statement, the company will turn these recordings over to its lawyers to pick apart your statements and use them against you.

This is why we advise our clients to avoid talking to the other party’s insurance company at all costs. If the claims adjuster calls you, simply provide our number without further comment. We will file your claim and communicate with the insurance company on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to pay your full claim value, we will file a lawsuit.

Settlement Negotiations

We will work to negotiate a settlement with all of the liable parties and their insurance companies. We are successful in settling most of our cases because insurance companies in the Bronx know who we are and that we can defeat them in court. This puts you in a strong position because it means that we do not have to settle your claim for less than you deserve.


If the liable parties refuse to settle for fair and reasonable compensation, we will be ready to take your case to a jury. We prepare every case as if it will go to trial, and we have a track record proving that when we take a case to trial, we win.

How You Can Help Your Case: Things To Avoid After Suffering a Personal Injury

By promptly seeking legal representation and avoiding common pitfalls after suffering a personal injury, you can protect your well-being and right to compensation. Here are a few things to avoid after an accident:

  • Do not talk to anyone about your case other than your attorneys. When talking to your doctor, keep the conversation centered around your injuries, not the accident.
  • Do not talk to the other party’s insurance company. Our attorneys will deal with the insurance company for you.
  • Do not sign documents related to your case without presenting them to your Bronx injury lawyer and receiving approval.
  • Tell your doctor about all of your symptoms. This will establish a medical record of each one.
  • Do attend all doctor’s appointments and complete recommended treatments. If you need to switch doctors, we can help you find the best doctor for your needs and ensure the transition to a new doctor does not harm your case.
  • Retain copies of your medical bills and provide them to your attorney.

Handling the aftermath of a personal injury can be overwhelming, but you do not have to take it on alone. Learn more by exploring our complimentary Welcome Guide. We are ready to address your questions and concerns in your free, no-obligation consultation.

Don’t Wait to File an Injury Claim

The New York personal injury statute of limitations normally gives three years from the date of injury to file a claim seeking compensation. However, if the accident resulted in fatal injuries, the estate representative of the decedent has two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of surviving loved ones.

Depending on the nature of your case and who the at-fault parties are, other (shorter) deadlines may apply, as well as certain exceptions that extend the timeline. However, in all cases, the correct deadline will be strictly enforced by the court. Therefore, it is wise to consult with an experienced attorney to determine which one applies to your case.

Contact Our Bronx Office Today

If you have been injured in an accident in the Bronx, we are ready to provide big-firm legal representation and small-firm customer service. Our approach is simple: we will listen to you, guide you, and help you secure the compensation you are owed in the most efficient way possible. We take personal injury cases . . . very personally.®

Do not wait to have your case reviewed by our experienced Bronx personal injury lawyers. Call (718) 933-3632 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Because we operate on a contingency basis, you pay nothing unless we secure compensation on your behalf.

Bronx Office

PHONE (718) 933-3632

1870 Grand Concourse, Suite 2
Bronx, NY 10457

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