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Have you been injured in a car or workplace accident? Our personal injury lawyers understand the devastating effect an accident can have on victims and their families: One moment can change your life. The very thought of insurance companies and lawsuits may have you feeling overwhelmed, but with a top personal injury lawyer from our firm, you won't have to fight alone. Our experienced nationwide personal injury attorneys are here for you.Car Accidents Truck Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Pedestrian Accidents Labor Law Construction Accidents Product Liability Trip and Fall
Nearly 250,000 victims die annually due to medical malpractice, and health professionals must be held accountable for these mistakes. A similar number of nursing home residents are the victims of abuse and/or neglect each year, and negligence by nursing home staff is a long-term, ongoing problem. Our experienced medical malpractice and nursing home abuse attorneys can help you seek justice.Medical Malpractice Nursing Home Abuse Wrongful Death Traumatic Brain Injuries Birth Injuries Fire and Burn Injuries
Some of the drugs produced by the pharmaceutical industry to help you are just as likely to harm you. Medical devices can save lives, too, but if they are defectively designed or not fully tested, they can result in further injury or even death. Injuries from toxic exposure can be very serious, especially since they often arise from an unknown or unexpected source. When you need the best personal injury attorney to handle a complex claim, our experienced staff can help.Class Actions Consumer Fraud Defective Drugs Defective Medical Devices Environmental Cases Whistleblowers Overtime Law/Wages Disputes Business Litigations
The VCF provides financial awards for WTC responders, survivors including those who lived or worked in the area, and certain others exposed to 9/11 debris and toxins. Our experienced attorneys have assisted thousands of clients who have suffered ill effects, and we can guide you through the paperwork and evidence needed to file a claim and obtain maximum compensation. As native New Yorkers, we care deeply about helping clients receive this compensation and will make sure that you are connected with the best personal injury attorney for your case.Reauthorization Act Health Program Eligibility For Benefits Illnesses Covered Filing a Claim
Drugs and Defective Medical Devices
We depend on products such as medical devices, over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs to improve and extend our lives. However, manufacturers sometimes put profit over public safety by bringing an unsafe product or pharmaceutical into the marketplace, resulting in horrific, permanent side effects or death. Personal injury cases can hold these manufacturers responsible for their negligence. If you’re looking into filing a personal injury claim due to a defective drug or medical device, contact our firm today.View Drugs View Medical Devices
Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements
Over $2 Billion Recovered for Our Clients
Why Trust Us With Your Case?
We Take Care of Everything
Your situation is stressful enough: Let us take on the deadlines, paperwork, investigation, and litigation. We'll handle every detail so you don't have to worry.
No Recovery = No Fees
We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that we only get paid from a portion of your settlement or jury award. If you don't get compensation, you owe us nothing.
Decades of Experience
We've successfully represented scores of personal injury clients since the 1980s, and we work hard to remain at the forefront of public health and consumer safety litigation.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The attorneys and staff at Parker Waichman always treat everyone, especially those in need, with respect. Whether you are a current client, former client or someone who reaches out to us for guidance, you are always well-treated. Our concern and dedication for others in need is the foundation of our firm: It always has been and always will be. We never forget that those who are victims of the acts of others are in need. They are entitled to not only our concern, care, and guidance but the skill, experience, and intelligence of the best personal injury lawyer.
We work as a team with our clients, recognizing the importance of good communication. Parker Waichman ensures that each client enjoys easy access to both their attorney and support staff whenever needed. It's not unusual for our team to respond to clients' inquiries after hours or on weekends. Every client is kept well informed of developments in their case and is given straightforward and honest advice at every step in the process. We strive for the best possible outcome for our clients and their families, and we make every effort to win our clients' lasting trust, confidence, and friendship. Your relationship with Parker Waichman is not just for one case; it's a relationship that grows over the years. Whenever you need help or guidance, Parker Waichman will be by your side.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Consultations Free?
Yes. We always provide free consultations on personal injury claims. You’ll also be under no obligation when you get a free case evaluation from us. We want to make sure you find the best fit, and we’re confident that you’ll decide we’re the best personal injury attorney for your case. Don’t just search for “top rated personal injury lawyers near me” and pick the first one you find: Take the time to make a well-informed choice by talking to one of our attorneys first.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
It’s impossible to know exactly how much a case is worth before legal action is taken. Factors that can influence how much a case is worth include the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our national personal injury lawyers will fight hard to get you the maximum compensation possible.
Is it Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
It’s absolutely worth hiring a personal injury lawyer because of the specialized knowledge and skills needed to file and litigate these claims. An experienced personal injury attorney can take on formidable opponents like insurance companies and drug manufacturers on your behalf, skillfully navigating the intricacies of case law and procedural rules as they advocate for your legal rights. With one of the top national personal injury law firms on your side, you can relax and let your accident attorney handle the details of your case.
How Long Does a Lawsuit Take?
The circumstances of each lawsuit are unique, so it’s impossible to tell exactly how long any given personal injury lawsuit will take to litigate. Many factors can play into how long it takes to resolve your claim, such as difficulties determining liability, the challenges of calculating your case’s potential value, delay tactics by the opposing side, and how busy the court’s calendar is.
Do I Need to Pay an Attorney’s Fees Up Front?
Law firms’ practices may vary, but at Parker Waichman, you’ll pay nothing up front and nothing out of your own pocket. Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that we do not get paid unless you recover damages in your case. Your lawyer will get paid a percentage of the money received from any settlement or jury award.
Will My Case Settle or Go to Trial?
Most cases settle before trial, but since every case is unique, it’s impossible to say with any certainty whether any particular case will settle or go to trial. If a settlement is reached, it often happens before the trial begins, but it can happen at any stage of a lawsuit. If you are offered a settlement, we will evaluate the offer and advise you on what we think is the best course of action.
How Do My Medical Bills Get Paid?
In many personal injury cases, medical bills are initially covered at least in part by the victim’s health insurance. In car accident cases, no-fault insurance or personal injury protection coverage may also help to cover these costs. Securing a settlement or jury award for your injuries should reimburse you for out-of-pocket medical expenses as well as compensate you for future treatment that will be needed.
Is There a Time Limit to Bring a Lawsuit?
Yes. All states have statutes of limitations that govern the amount of time you have to file a legal claim for your injuries. These deadlines can vary widely depending on the specifics of your case, but it’s important to act as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights. Failing to file a lawsuit on time can forever prevent you from seeking compensation.
Should I Speak With the Insurance Company?
You should consult an attorney before you talk to the other party’s insurance company. Remember that they’re looking out for their own best interests, not yours, and so any statements you make to them could potentially hurt your case.
How Do I Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?
When you choose a personal injury attorney near you, you’ll want to meet with a few to find one you’re completely confident in. You might want to ask someone you trust for a recommendation, or you can do some research and make a list of firms that have a good track record with personal injury cases. Then, speak with each before you make a commitment to one.
What Does a Law Firm Do?
A law firm offers legal support and representation to individuals and corporations. Their primary responsibility is to advise clients on their legal rights and to represent clients in civil and criminal cases. Exactly which tasks fall under these terms will vary from firm to firm. We recommend choosing a full-service law firm.
What Does “Full-Service Law Firm” Mean?
A full-service law firm such as ours will assist you with every aspect of your lawsuit. The goal is to lessen the burden on the client through every step of the litigation process. Beyond simply representing you in a case, we will make sure to contact parties like insurance companies and seek any immediate benefits you could qualify for. What we do for each client will differ based on each case, but you can be certain we’ll be highly communicative and guide you every step of the way.
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