Queens Personal Injury Lawyer

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It only takes a moment to suffer an injury because of someone else’s careless behavior, but the effects can last a lifetime. Our highly experienced Queens personal injury lawyers understand how urgently you need compensation to pay the bills and keep a roof over your head. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for Queens accident victims.

Our approach is simple: We listen to you, guide you, and help you with what needs to be done right away. We are dedicated to helping you exercise your legal right to compensation for your pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more.

Call (718) 933-3632 or reach out online to schedule your free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured in Queens.

Why Trust Our Queens Personal Injury Attorneys With Your Accident Claim

With more than 70 years of combined experience, we have a deep understanding of the legal landscape in Queens. We pride ourselves on representing individuals and never corporations or insurance companies. We take personal injury cases . . . very personally.®

We offer the level of service you would expect from a large law firm, but we are a small group of highly skilled attorneys who genuinely care about our clients. You will feel like the most important person in our office. You can expect all of the following and more when you choose us:

  • We will keep you up-to-date about your case. You will rarely, if ever, have to call us first.
  • We will meet with you in person on your schedule, including after hours and on weekends.
  • If your injuries prevent you from stopping by our office, we can schedule a meeting at a time and location convenient to you.
  • While you focus on your recovery, we will handle the entire legal claims process on your behalf.

How Our Top-Notch Accident Attorneys in Queens Can Help

When you contact our highly acclaimed personal injury law firm in Queens, we will schedule a free case evaluation at your convenience. During the consultation, we will listen to your story and determine whether you have grounds to file a civil lawsuit. We will then investigate the incident to determine who is liable and gather evidence to substantiate your claim.

Insurance companies often blame accident victims for their injuries to reduce their compensation. We will gather the evidence available in your case and push back hard when they try to pin the blame on you. Among other things, this may include:

  • Eyewitness reports
  • Forensic expert analysis
  • Video surveillance
  • Toxicology reports
  • Private investigator reports

We will file all applicable insurance claims. If the insurance companies refuse to pay your full claim value, we will file a civil lawsuit, negotiate a settlement, and take your claim to court if a trial becomes necessary. We operate on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we secure compensation on your behalf.

We Consistently Get the Results Our Clients Deserve

You are entitled to recover compensation for past and future losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain, suffering, and more. We have won hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts for New York clients. Below are a few examples of our successful case results in Queens:

What Our Clients Say About Our Five-Star Service

Our clients are like family to us, and restoring their lives and dignity is why we do what we do. The feedback we receive from our clients means everything to us because it confirms the real difference our hard work makes in their lives. Below are just a few testimonials we have received from Queens clients:

We Handle All Types of Injury Cases in Queens

We handle all types of personal injury cases. No matter how you were injured in Queens, you can count on our experienced attorneys to be there when you need us most.

Automobile Accidents

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Queens due to negligence, we can file your no-fault insurance claim. We can also file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer if your case legally qualifies. We have recovered millions in compensation for clients injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

Getting Hurt on Someone Else’s Property

If you were injured on someone else’s property in Queens, the property owner and manager may be liable. Our Queens premises liability attorneys represent clients who were injured as a result of negligent security, elevator accidents, scalding water, dog bites, ceiling collapses, falling objects, and more. Slips, trips, and falls are the most common types of accidents that give rise to premises liability cases.

Whether your accident occurs on public property, in a commercial building, or at a private residence, you may be entitled to compensation if the owner or manager failed to remove or repair hazards that later injured you. For example, New York City property owners are required to promptly clear snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their buildings. Property owners and managers may be liable if you slip and fall on icy sidewalks and parking lots.

Workplace Accidents

If you are injured at your workplace, you may be entitled to lost wage benefits and medical care through workers’ compensation. If your claim is denied or you receive less than you deserve, you may be eligible to file an appeal. You generally cannot sue covered employers, but we will look for opportunities to file lawsuits against parties other than your employer, such as a construction site owner or general contractor.

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous for workers. It is impossible to travel anywhere in Queens without encountering some form of construction, such as the LaGuardia Airport renovation, roadway construction around Forest Hills, general construction in Fresh Meadows, industrial construction in Briarwood, and commercial developments in Jamaica. Our construction accident lawyers in Queens have the expertise necessary to handle a wide variety of construction accident scenarios, including:

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when patients are injured because a health care professional fails to provide a minimum standard of care. Liable parties can include doctors, nurses, radiologists, hospitals, and other licensed personnel or facilities that provide medical care. Medical malpractice cases can stem from:

  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries

According to the New York Health Department, the infant mortality rate in Queens is nearly three times higher among black infants than white infants. Further, the Hispanic and black populations in Queens both have significantly higher rates of premature death overall compared to the white population. These numbers could indicate a lower quality of health care in the groups with higher mortality rates.

Regardless of the type of insurance you carry, you have a right to receive quality health care.

Defective Products

Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers may be liable if you are harmed while using their product as intended. Our Queens product liability lawyers have recovered compensation for clients who were injured by numerous types of defective products, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Toys
  • Chemicals
  • Power tools

Catastrophic Injuries

When an accident causes a catastrophic injury, your life can be changed forever. You may be unable to work or participate in activities you enjoyed prior to the accident and may require years of ongoing medical treatment.

Our talented catastrophic injury attorneys in Queens understand the unique challenges life-altering injuries present. We can evaluate the long-term impact of your injuries, calculate the compensation needed to cover your damages, and help achieve a measure of justice and accountability for you and your family. We have successfully handled claims for accident victims suffering from a wide range of serious injuries, such as:

  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Permanent organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe burn injuries

Wrongful Death

When a loved one’s life is cut short because of someone else’s carelessness, our Queens wrongful death attorneys can pursue damages for your loved one’s medical expenses, funeral costs, and likely lifetime income had they survived. We can also pursue compensation for the pain and suffering caused by their fatal injuries.

Unlike most states, New York prohibits families from recovering damages for emotional losses in wrongful death claims. This can severely limit your compensation if the person who passed away was a child or otherwise not a high-wage earner. This law also has a disparate impact on low-income families in Queens.

In a recently published op-ed, Founding Partner David B. Lever said, “The existing wrongful-death laws in New York inadvertently perpetuate deeply rooted societal inequities, favoring the lives of those with substantial incomes and unintentionally reinforcing historical racial and gender biases.”

We helped persuade the state legislature to pass the Grieving Families Act, which would have changed the law and allowed families to recover emotional damages, but Governor Hochul vetoed it. We are not giving up. In the meantime, we are committed to maximizing your compensation when a loved one is taken too soon.

What Should I Do To Preserve My Case If I Have Been Injured in Queens?

Your primary focus after you have been injured through no fault of your own should be completing your medical treatment. The extent of your injuries and their long-term effects factor heavily into your compensation. If you miss appointments or delay treatment, the liable party and their insurers will argue that your injuries are less serious than you claim.

Our reputable Queens injury lawyers can handle all other aspects of your claim. The defendant and their insurers will work against you in hopes of minimizing your compensation. They will try to trick you into admitting fault or accepting a lowball settlement. They do not play fair, but we are here to level the playing field. To protect your claim:

  1. Do not engage with the other party’s insurance company. Instead, let your attorney do the talking.
  2. Avoid posting about your accident on social media because insurance adjusters may monitor your posts and may be granted access to your posts by the judge.
  3. Do not sign documents related to your accident without having it reviewed by your attorney.
  4. Avoid publicly participating in activities the insurance company could use as evidence that your injuries are less serious than you claim.

Contact an Attorney Before It Is Too Late

The personal injury statute of limitations in New York normally gives three years from the date of injury to file a claim, but the deadline is shorter in some cases, such as medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. If the defendant is a state or local government, not only is the statute of limitations as short as one year, but you must also file a Notice of Claim within just 90 days from the date of the accident.

If you file late, the judge will dismiss your lawsuit and your right to compensation will be forever lost. Further, waiting too long can lead to crucial evidence being lost. Our skilled Queens personal injury lawyers can determine how the statute of limitations applies to your case and file before the deadline passes.

“An individual who is injured from an accident that occurs in Queens – whether involving a motor vehicle accident, slip/trip and fall accident, a construction accident or any other type – should reach out to a lawyer at the earliest feasible time, to allow the lawyer to gather the necessary evidence in support of the claim before that evidence begins to disappear.” – Daniel G. Ecker

Contact Our Highly Experienced Injury Lawyers in Queens Today

We have been standing up for the rights of injured accident victims in Queens for more than three decades and have a 99 percent success rate. Call (718) 933-3632 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our award-winning Queens personal injury lawyers.
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