A National Personal Injury and Mass Tort Law Firm

As one of the nation’s premier personal injury and mass tort law firms, we are capable of successfully handling all types of cases. If you or a loved one are injured due to the negligence of another, there is no better place to help advocate for your rights than Parker Waichman LLP.

Why Choose Us When You Are Injured And Need Legal Help...

"When you come to a firm like ours that actually does the work in a litigation, the defendants know that, they know that you know the case, that you've done the work, looked at the documents, all their bad emails, reports, and studies. You've questioned their doctors, their PHD's, their executives, even some CEO depositions... they know you know the strength of your case and this makes a significant difference in your results."

 

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Our Practice Areas

Our law firm is ready to represent you in your injury case. We've helped many New York residents as well as those needing help nationwide. Here is a general overview of the types of cases we handle:
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Complex Litigation Cases

Complex litigation law deals with cases that involve multiple parties & have large amounts of money at stake, and/or deal with complex legal issues. Often, complex litigation requires a lot of time and money, and these cases may also draw plenty media attention.
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Defective Drug Lawsuits

Defective drugs are medications that cause physical or psychological injury. Often, these injuries relate to recalled drugs, drugs that were not adequately tested for all of their potential side effects, manufacturing errors, dosage mistakes, inadequate warnings, or mislabeling.
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Defective Medical Devices

If you’ve been harmed by a medical device, an experienced defective medical device attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Our firm will evaluate your claim and help you determine whether you should proceed with a lawsuit.
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Defective Product Lawsuits

Our product liability lawyers tackle claims involving prescription drugs, defective medical devices, cosmetics, and any other potentially hazardous products in order to recover the compensation our clients need and deserve. We’re not afraid to take on the big corporations.
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General Negligence Lawsuits

A negligence lawsuit is filed when a plaintiff is harmed due to the defendant’s disregard for others’ safety. In these types of lawsuits, a negligence lawyer must prove that the plaintiff was harmed because the defendant acted differently than a reasonable person would have.
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Intentional Acts

Any time a party acts with intention to cause direct harm to another party, the law categorizes that as an intentional act of personal injury. For example, this may be the case with elder abuse or domestic violence.
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Mass Tort Cases

A Mass Tort is a case where many people are wrongfully harmed in a similar way by a similar product often by a drug, medical device, or defective product, When the worst happens, you need a mass tort attorney to help you.
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Medical Malpractice Litigation

A medical malpractice claim is a failure to act in a way that would be reasonably expected from someone with their training and experience. This means providing treatment that is substandard of the medical profession.
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Personal Injury Lawsuits

Having a personal injury lawyer on your side will put you in the best position possible to recover the money you need to pay for your damages. Trying to take on an insurance company or file a lawsuit on your own will be unlikely to yield positive results.
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Premises Liability Lawsuits

A premises liability claim arises from injuries that an individual sustains when visiting the property of another. The injuries can be caused by a defect or other condition on the property whether it is inadequate lighting, a broken railing, slippery floors, or inadequate security.
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Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

If you or a loved one was sexually abused by a Boy Scout leader, a member of the clergy, a physician, a coach, or any other person or authority, call our firm immediately to see if you can pursue a civil lawsuit to obtain monetary compensation.
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Vehicle Accident Injuries

If you are injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as you can after the crash. The sooner you act, the fresher and more reliable the evidence supporting your claim will be.
What Our Clients Say About Us
We have worked with thousands of clients and we appreciate them and their positive reviews. Here are just a few recent client reviews...
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I'd like to say a few words about Joanne Stevens, NP. From the first phone call she answered ALL my questions and set me at ease with her knowledge and empathy. She calls me frequently and anytime I call her and get her VM, she returns my call within 24 hrs. without fail. I gave her 5 stars but she deserves 10. Thank you Joanne Stevens, just THANK YOU. Tina Schlobohm
Tina Schlobohm
4 years ago
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Parker Waichman handled a slip and fall case for my husband - which was handled with the utmost professionalism. Speaking with the paralegal assigned to the case, Lynda Luckman, was an absolute pleasure. She was helpful from the inception of his case, up until receiving closing papers. She always knew exactly what the status of the case was and was always there to answer any and all questions we had. Her patience and kindness was exemplary. Brett Zekowski, the attorney on the case, was very attentive to our requests and delivered a result that we were very pleased with. We will certainly recommend Parker Waichman to anyone in need of legal assistance!
Audra Massimo
5 years ago
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It was a pleasure speaking with Ms. Josama. I really like how she made my grandmother feel safe and secure and make a decision. Thank you.
Matt Smart
4 years ago

Our Attorneys and Legal Team

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.

Jerrold S. Parker

Founding Partner
Admitted to bar: 1984, New York; New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1985, District of Columbia; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 2012...

Herbert L. Waichman

Founding Partner (1993 - 2014)
Admitted to bar: 1984, New York; New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court...

Raymond C. Silverman

Partner
Admitted to bar: 2000, New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York.

Brett A. Zekowski

Partner
Admitted to bar: 2000, New York; 2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; 2008, United States District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York; 2016, U.S. Supreme Court.

Melanie H. Muhlstock

Managing Partner, Mass Torts Department
Admitted to bar: Bar of the State of New Jersey 1997, Bar of the State of New York 1998, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 1997, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 1998, United States District...

Francisco Albites

Partner
Admitted to bar: 2010, Florida U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; American Bar Association, Miami-Dade County Bar Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

WILL MY CASE SETTLE OR GO TO TRIAL?

Every case is unique. Some settle before a lawsuit is filed while others while go to trial. A case can also settle at any time during any stage of a lawsuit. Most cases settle before trial for a variety of reasons. We will evaluate your case and advise you on what we think is best for you.

SHOULD I SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANIES?

You should consult with an attorney before any discussions with the opposing insurance company. The opposing insurance company’s interest is in direct conflict with your own. This means that any discussions with them, no matter how friendly the claims representative seems to be, have the potential to harm your claim. Talking to the other driver’s insurance company is rarely to your advantage, and could be very damaging to your claim.

IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO BRING A LAWSUIT?

All states have placed limits on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit in the state’s civil court system after you have suffered some type of harm. This kind of law is called a statute of limitations, and there are different deadlines depending on what type of case you want to file and what state you are filing in. This is important because if you fail to timely file your lawsuit, you may be prevented from doing so.

HOW MUCH IS THE AVERAGE LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT?

There is no one average lawsuit settlement, as these amounts vary widely depending on the case at hand, ranging anywhere from $3,000 to more than $1 million. Typical personal injury settlements will cover the measurable economic damages caused by the injury and then attempt to take into account non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.

HOW MUCH IS MY CASE WORTH?

It’s impossible to determine early on what a case is worth. Some factors, however, that will determine what is a case may be worth include severity of injuries, pain and suffering, medical treatment, lost income and available insurance coverage.

HOW LONG DOES A LAWSUIT TAKE?

Before you take the steps to file a personal injury lawsuit, you are probably wondering how long the entire process will take. The popular belief that all lawsuits will drag on and on is not always true. This question, however, is difficult to answer because a variety of things can affect how long it takes for your case to resolve.Determining liability (who is at fault), very serious injuries resulting in substantial damages, extensive, continued medical treatment making it difficult to assess your case’s value, insurance company delay tactics and a crowded court system all may play a part in how long your lawsuit may take.

HOW DO MY MEDICAL BILLS GET PAID?

If you were involved in a car accident, the primary coverage for your medical bills is no fault or PIP (personal injury protection). If you sustained injuries due to a trip and fall or other accident, your medical bills would be covered by your private health insurance.

HOW ARE PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS PAID OUT?

Most settlements are paid out as one lump sum, typically in the form of a check written out by the defendant to you and your lawyer. Both of you will sign the check, and the law firm will deposit it. Once the check clears, the law firm will send a check to you for your portion of the proceeds. They’ll also pay out any third party that should get a portion of the money.However, occasionally, plaintiffs and defendants will opt for structured settlements. Personal injury cases settled this way will usually involve one portion of the settlement being sent to the plaintiff and the rest being held back, to be issued in installments later on. If you’re getting a very large settlement, this may work out well for you because it will keep you from spending the money all at once. But for smaller amounts, a structured settlement will only benefit the defendant.

DO I NEED TO PAY ATTORNEY’S FEES UP FRONT?

Personal injury lawyers charge a “contingency fee” to take an injury case. A contingency fee means that the firm will not get paid any attorney’s fees unless you recover money in your case. The lawyer or law firm will get paid a percentage of money received from any insurance settlement or jury verdict.The percentage that a lawyer can receive in a contingency fee agreement varies from state to state. The percentage typically ranges from 25 to 40 percent, and 33.33 percent (or one-third) is common. For example, if you have a 33.33% contingency fee arrangement and you recover $90,000 in your car accident case, your attorney will receive $30,000. Any disbursements charged to your case are also reimbursed to your attorney upon the successful conclusion of your case.

DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY?

A personal injury attorney can help you go up against big auto insurance companies and their team of lawyers. Your attorney already knows the personal injury laws and procedural rules and can effectively handle all the legal work for you.He or she will act as your advocate throughout the entire case. Because an insurance company’s lawyers have the knowledge to reduce compensation and even deny the claim altogether, hiring an accident attorney is the best option for people who have sustained injuries, are faced with expensive medical bills or have experienced lost wages due to their injuries.

ARE CONSULTATIONS FREE?

Yes, consultations are free. Do not worry about the cost of your legal consultation. It is also completely confidential.

Featured Articles

Our law firm is very active nationally in the personal injury and mass torts practice areas. Here are a few recent articles you may find interesting and helpful. Feel free to contact us with your questions.
Product Liability

Additional Eye Drop Products Recalled Due to Dangerous Bacteria Risks

In the latest wave of eye drop recalls, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning concerning several eye drop brands, including South Moon, Rebright, and FivFivGo, due to potential risks of eye infection. These copycat products, easily mistaken for Bausch + Lomb’s Lumify brand eye drops, are not approved drugs and should […]

Lawsuits

Huihuang Trading Inc. Fishing Games Magnet Ingestion Lawsuit Lawyers

  Huihuang Trading Inc. has issued a recall for its Fishing Games due to a significant safety hazard involving magnet ingestion, a violation of federal toy regulations. The recall was prompted by the discovery that the fishing game contains magnets that are stronger than permitted and can fit within the CPSC’s small parts cylinder. When […]

Product Liability

Slim Soft and Slim Jet Disposable Lighter Fire & Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently issued a recall for over 62,000 disposable lighters due to safety concerns surrounding their lack of child-resistant mechanisms. These lighters, imported by VPR Brands and sold under the names Slim Soft and Slim Jet, do not meet federal regulatory requirements for child resistance. Despite no […]

Product Liability

CableMod 12VHPWR Adapter Fire Lawsuit Lawyers

  The CableMod 12VHPWR GPU adapter recall by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning concerning an issue that has affected numerous consumers and caused significant damages. With 272 reported instances of these adapters overheating and melting into the GPU, the repercussions of using such faulty products have become evident. The […]

Product Liability

NHTSA Issues New Standards for Children’s Car Seats

  In response to a concerted effort from safety advocates, including influential recommendations from Consumer Reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has adopted new regulations to enhance the safety and efficacy of child car seats. These new protocols are a significant advancement in child passenger safety, incorporating rigorous testing standards and updated guidelines […]

Product Liability

Life-Threatening Walnut Allergy Warning Issued For Black Magic Brownies

  Zingerman’s Bakehouse, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has initiated a recall for its Black Magic Brownies due to the discovery of undisclosed walnuts within the product. This recall was announced in a statement by the company and subsequently shared on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website. The affected products include both the individually […]

What Our Clients Say About Us
We have worked with thousands of clients and we appreciate them and their positive reviews. Here are just a few recent client reviews...
5 Star Reviews 150
Positive: Quality Tina is very kind professional and extremely helpful , very attentive to my case and keeping me abreast of whats going on is very important to her and myself . i am thankful to have her handling my case
dave b
2 years ago
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Positive: Professionalism
brett Di Resta
3 years ago
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PW’s nurse Joanne has been very attentive and supporting since my case has been initiated.
Tiff K
5 years ago

Why Choose Us to Help You?

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 Legal 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
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.
Respected by Our Peers
Judges, insurance adjusters, and fellow attorneys all speak highly of our skills, and we've earned numerous accolades, including a flawless rating from AVVO.
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We have the experience and the skilled litigators to win your case. Contact us and speak with a real attorney who can help you.
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