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Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs And Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER NYC

PERSONAL & CATASTROPHIC INJURY

Our personal injury lawyers in NYC have over 60 years of experience, which speaks volumes about the extensive insight and knowledge we bring to each case we handle. We place the needs of those we represent first and foremost. In fact, our personal injury lawyers check calls on the weekends and respond to client inquiries right away. Whenever you have a question or concern about your personal or catastrophic injury claim, we are always here to answer them. We strive to keep our clients informed about the progress of their case and to guide them through the entire claims process.

As our client, you may also benefit from the following:

  • More effective claims made possible by cutting-edge technology & top expert witnesses
  • Passionate legal advocacy from a firm that is trusted by clients and respected in the legal community
  • In the event your case needs to be taken to court, we can use our seasoned trial skills on your behalf
  • Insider knowledge of how insurance companies approach claims

What Types Of Personal Injury Cases Do Your Attorneys Handle?

Our NYC personal injury lawyers can assist in a variety of personal and catastrophic injury cases, including:

Regardless of the complexity of your case, we are confident in our abilities to assist you. Let us take care of all the details associated with your personal injury matter so you can focus on regaining your health and recovering from your accident.

What Is Considered A Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that permanently inhibits your capability to perform basic, routine activities of daily life. An accident can potentially prevent your ability to walk, talk or think clearly. Coming to terms with such an insurmountable injury can be difficult. The mental anguish you may experience and burdening worries about the future can forestall any chance of adjusting to a new lifestyle. You may feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to meet your future needs. If you have recently lost the ability to perform normal daily tasks as a result of another’s negligence, our personal injury lawyers may be able to help you secure the monetary compensation necessary to restore some semblance of normalcy.

What Are Some Examples Of Catastrophic Injuries?

Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Damage
  • Organ Damage
  • Amputation

Our Personal Injury Lawyers In NYC Protect The Rights Of Victims Of Negligence

Being injured as a result of someone else's recklessness or negligence can leave victims feeling fragile and at a loss over what to do next. While you cannot turn back time to change what has happened, you have control over what happens next. Our firm has been representing personal injury victims across NYC and the surrounding areas for over half a century. Our attorneys have helped many injured clients regain control of their lives. If you have a personal injury case on your hands, we can help you seek the fair and maximum compensation you are entitled to by law.

What Is Negligence?

The word "negligence" is among the most often used words in the field of personal injury law. When a client of ours (known as a plaintiff) is injured, he or she is usually aware that one of the most important things our personal injury attorneys do is carefully set forth the necessary evidence to support our clients' claim that one or more persons or entities (called defendants) are legally responsible for the occurrence of the accident.

Negligence is generally defined as the failure to use the same degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances. A simple way to think about it is to compare the conduct or "carefulness" of the defendant to how careful one might think a reasonably careful person (i.e. a "prudent" person) would have acted if that person was in the same situation.

How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Prove Negligence?

Proving negligence is not always as easy as it sounds. The facts may either involve an act or a failure to act that occurred at the moment of your serious accident. For example, perhaps you were involved in a car accident and the defendant failed to make proper observations of a traffic light, stop sign or some other traffic signal, causing your accident. Such instances are common and may sound simple, but in order to best represent the injured victim's interests, our personal injury lawyers often find it critical to hire engineers and accident reconstruction experts in order to expose the truth in the face of defendants who do not want to take responsibility for their negligent acts. Our decades of experience has shown us that employing an expert to testify regarding the relationship between the vehicles in the roadway, as well as assessing the speed, time and distance of all the vehicles involved in an accident, is commonly a crucial part of proving your case and of ensuring the best possible outcome that we can obtain for a client.

On the other hand, proving negligence often involves assessing the degree of care that a particular defendant exercised well before the time that an accident occurred. For example, in the instance of a trip or slip and fall accident, a defective condition may have evolved over time, and the issue of negligence may hinge on whether a defendant used reasonable care in allowing a dangerous condition to exist or in allowing a defective condition to develop over a period of months or years. Additionally, your personal injury lawyer must assess what, if anything, the person or entity did to correct the condition. Similarly, in a construction accident, the issue of negligence often involves what steps a company or its employees took to create a safe work environment prior to the time the accident occurred (for example, providing the proper fall protection equipment).

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What Is The Difference Between Negligence Claims And Statutory Claims?

Negligence is known as a "common law" claim, meaning it has evolved over a period of time from the decisions of courts and judges. Negligence claims are the most frequent and common types of claims that are brought on behalf of seriously injured victims.

There are also claims known as "statutory claims" or statutory "causes of action", which are simply claims that are grounded or based upon special or specific laws enacted by the legislature. Statutory claims sometimes exist to protect a group of persons who are at particular risk of serious injury. For example, special statutory claims exist in the State of New York to protect construction workers (these are known in New York as Labor Laws). A more general type of statutory claim is known as a dram shop claim. Dram shop laws are special statutory laws that protect the general public by imposing liability against bars and taverns for serious injuries caused by serving alcohol to already-intoxicated persons.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Have Recovered Over $1 Billion For Our Clients!*

Over the years, our personal injury lawyers in NYC have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Our firm's impressive track record has made us the obvious choice for many of the injured men and women in our community. It is clear that we are not afraid to take a case to court if we believe that our client is being denied due and fair compensation by insurance companies. Our relentless and dedicated efforts could make all the difference to the final outcome of your case. We will not rest until we achieve justice on your behalf. As former insurance defense lawyers, we are very familiar with the tactics employed by insurance adjustors and how they evaluate medical claims and injuries.

With our help, you may be able to obtain monetary compensation for the following accident-related costs:

  • Medical Bills
  • Physical Therapy
  • Property Damage
  • Income Loss (Past And Future)
  • Emotional Suffering
  • Rehabilitation Costs

Our personal injury lawyers work with leading financial, medical and investigative experts who can provide an accurate assessment of all projected losses stemming from your accident. In addition to your current medical bills and lost wages, you can also be compensated for all future expenses. We always aim for the maximum compensation possible because we know how much our clients truly need it.

Handling Personal & Catastrophic Injury Cases on a Contingency Fee Basis

Our firm handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis; this means we do not charge legal fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for our clients. We realize that an accident caused by someone else's negligence can lead to financial strain and stress for many families. We wish to make the lives of our clients easier, not more complicated. Should you choose to retain our legal services, you can feel peace of mind knowing that our legal fees are taken from a fraction of your final compensation award. If there is no recovery, there are no legal fees. It's that simple!

Are You Looking To Hire The Best Personal Injury Lawyers In NYC?

Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in New York personal injury trial law. We are proud to have been distinguished by various legal organizations and associations for our high-quality legal services. 6 of our attorneys have achieved AV Preeminent status with Martindale-Hubbell representing the highest ranking for ethical standards and legal ability. 5 of our attorneys have been included in Super Lawyers® in the New York Metropolitan Area as published in the Magazine Section of the New York Times. Our firm is listed among the Best Lawyers® in the State of New York and is listed among the Best Law Firms in the New York Metro area by US News & World Report. When you have a law firm of our caliber on your side, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected until the very end.

Have Questions? Speak With Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today!

Having to take legal action for an injury is bound to lead to various questions and concerns regarding your options. As our client, we will remain at your side during the entire development of your case. You will not feel in the dark or confused about your rights. Our mission is to help you move past this traumatic experience with the compensation you deserve. We strive to do more than just meet your expectations – we wish to exceed them.

How Do I Schedule A Consultation With Your Personal Injury Lawyers In NYC?

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers in NYC, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.

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