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If you are in an accident caused by the negligence of an individual, business or government entity, you might suffer permanent debilitating injuries resulting in intense pain and suffering, spiraling medical bills, disability impacting your ability to care for your family and diminished quality of life. You might not want or have the ability to focus on navigating legal deadlines and procedures or dealing with insurance company sharp practices. However, delays in pursuing a personal injury claim can result in undermining your potential recovery.
Our New York personal injury lawyers are committed to tenaciously representing victims of negligent conduct which has allowed us to become one of the few law firms to recover over $2 billion dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Parker Waichman Has Recovered Over $2 Billion Dollars for Clients
Our New York personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman, LLP have garnered accolades from peers, judges, the defense bar, insurance carriers and former clients. Some of the distinguished honors bestowed upon our law firm include:
- 9.8 (out of a perfect 10) Rating by AVVO (Rating Every Attorney in the U.S.)
- “Preeminent Lawyers” AV Peer Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell®) – a company that for more than 100 years has rated attorneys across the United States and the world based on feedback from judges and their peers.
- Highest Ranking of “5 Dragons” Based on Peer Review by Lawdragon
- Listing in Best Lawyers Publication Determined by Extensive Peer Review
These are just a few of the many accolades, awards, and honors bestowed on Parker Waichman LLP that have helped us earn a reputation as one of America’s leading person injury law firms. Our law firm handles cases in New York, Long Island, New Jersey and Florida.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in New York
Whether you are injured in a faulty product accident, a motor vehicle collision, defective product, defective condition, medical malpractice, dog bite, or a construction mishap, insurance companies have extensive litigation resources, a team of defense attorneys, insurance adjusters, and experts all focused on minimizing your recovery.
Our New York personal injury lawyers have the experience, expertise, and tenacity to take on large insurance companies. Some of the types of personal injury cases we handle out of our New York office include the following:
New York Zadroga Act-9/11 Terrorist Attack Lawyers
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (the Zadroga Act) was signed into law on January 2, 201l. The law entitles individuals who were injured by exposure to hazardous toxins like glass fiber, asbestos, aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pulverized cement dust, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and other hazardous substances to pursue a financial recovery.
If you or a loved one participated in the rescue efforts after the World Trade Center towers tragedy or were in the designated zone due to employment, residence or other reasons, you might be entitled to compensation for injuries that include chronic bronchitis, lung disease, COPD, sleep apnea, chronic cough syndrome, asthma, GERD, and sinusitis. Although the original Zadroga Act did not apply to cancer, the act will now cover fifty forms of cancer.
Our New York Zadroga Act attorneys seek compensation for recovery, clean up, and rescue workers, as well as those who lived and worked in New York, New York, near Indian Lake and Shanksville, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. in the months after the attacks who were injured because of exposure to toxic substances during the 9/11 catastrophe.
Our New York personal injury lawyers are committed to guiding afflicted workers through the byzantine maze of documents, evidence, and paperwork necessarily to establish a valid claim and to maximize the amount of our clients’ recovery from the Victim’s Compensation Fund. At Parker Waichman LLP, we are committed to passionately advocating for the heroic individuals who have developed serious medical condition after laboring side by side and sifting through the debris at Ground Zero.
Car & Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout New York
When motorists climb behind the wheel while intoxicated or a tractor-trailer operator engages in the operation of an 80,000 pound fully loaded tractor-trailer while fatigued, the consequences can be permanent debilitating injuries. Our New York car accident lawyers recognize that the majority of collisions could be avoided if drivers exercised reasonable care by focusing on their driving, obeying basic traffic safety laws, and exercising courtesy to others traveling our roadways.
At Parker Waichman LLP, our lawyers utilize meticulous investigation, access to respected experts, skilled negotiations, current legal research, and aggressive advocacy to take on large national insurance companies in pursuit of the fullest recovery for our clients.
Our New York trucking accident attorneys recognize the unique aspect of trucking litigation which often makes these cases more complicated. Many trucking companies have rapid response investigation teams who can be dispatched to an accident site within minutes of a crash. These investigators gather evidence and begin developing a defense strategy in the immediate aftermath of a crash.
Pursuing a trucking accident case also involves other challenges that include:
- Taking prompt action to prevent big-rig damage from being repaired because it can interfere with crash reconstruction analysis
- Analyzing physical evidence, DOT accident investigation reports, truck driver personnel records, commercial carrier vehicle maintenance records, and other evidence
- Spending spoliation letters and/or obtaining restraining orders to prevent loss of big-rig data recorder (“black box”) information
- Obtaining and reviewing fuel and lodging records, GPS data, tire purchase orders, and similar documents to expose misrepresentations in driver log books intended to monitor hours of service (HOS) and driver fatigue
New York Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
The changing demographics in the U.S. mean that a growing number of families will be faced with the difficult decision to place their loved one in a nursing home. Our New York nursing home abuse lawyers represent elderly victims of abuse and neglect in nursing homes. Approximately ten percent of seniors age 60 and older have been the victim of elder abuse according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, which amounts to five million incidents of elder abuse each year. Neglect of residents in nursing homes is just as prevalent.
Abuse and neglect in New York nursing homes often result from the facilities operating with insufficient staffing levels, so the facility has too few or inadequately trained staff to provide appropriate care for nursing home residents. Sometimes nursing homes and staffs avoid detection for prolonged periods of systematic abuse and neglect because elderly victims might be limited in their ability to understand or communicate about the mistreatment because of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Other Negligence Claims Our Attorneys Handle in New York
Our New York personal injury attorneys represent victims of general negligence in the full spectrum of incidents that can cause injury because of a lack of care or failure to pay attention. Some of the types of cases we handle include:
- Motor vehicle accidents (motorcycles, boating, semi-trucks, autos, bicycles, pedestrians)
- Dog bites
- Premises liability
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Unsafe pharmaceuticals
- Unsafe medical devices
- Environmental contamination
- Wrongful death
Talk With One of Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys Today
At Parker Waichman LLP, our attorneys are dedicated to holding parties who engage in negligent or intention misconduct accountable for the harm they cause to others. Our attorneys stand up for victims of negligence in the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island and in Orange County, West Chester County, Duchess County, Rockland County and Putnam County. We offer a free consultation, so contact us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER® (1-800-968-7529) or submit a case inquiry form to schedule your initial no cost, no obligation consultation. We have attorneys and paralegals who natively speak many languages including Spanish.