If you or a family member suffers injury because of the wrongful conduct of another individual or entity, you might experience severe pain, emotional distress, spiraling health care expenses, loss of wages, and the diminished enjoyment of life experiences. When coping with the consequences of severe injury or the loss of a loved one, most people are not prepared to focus on the challenge of negotiating with insurance companies and complying with legal deadlines and procedures. However, insurance companies are prepared to leverage their advantage in terms of legal experience, litigation resources, experts, and adjusters all working to deny or minimize recovery involving legitimate claims.
Parker Waichman Has Recovered Over 2 Billion Dollars For Clients
At Parker Waichman LLP, our Long Island personal injury attorneys are committed to balancing the scales of justice for injury victims facing large national insurance companies and their policyholders. Our law firm has built a reputation in the legal community and with our former clients for providing exemplary legal representation. Our attorneys have earned accolades from both peers and former clients that 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
A slip and fall, animal bite, defective product, medical negligence, construction accident, unsafe condition on property, or other cause might cause you to suffer serious injury. When this happens, a prompt investigation, consultation with experts, timely legal research, persuasive negotiation, and tenacious trial advocacy is essential. Our proficient attorneys have hundreds of years of collective experience which have contributed to our reputation as one of the preeminent personal injury law firms in the U.S. Our attorneys represent clients in Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and Florida.
Our personal injury lawyers here in New York are committed to fiercely defending the rights of accident victims and obtaining the fullest financial compensation for individuals injured by negligent, reckless, and intentional misconduct of individuals, public entities, and corporations.
Our lawyers have experience handling a broad range of claims involving negligent conduct including those involving premises liability, product defects, on-the-job injuries, slip and fall accidents, and other injuries resulting from the failure of another person or entity to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others. While our law firm represents clients in a broad range of injury cases, our Long Island office located in Port Washington handles a high number of the following claims:
Long Island Auto Accident Claims Representation
Many people involved in traffic accidents suffer avoidable injuries caused by an array of unsafe practices including speeding, failing to yield, texting and driving, running red lights, driving drunk, as well as other forms of careless and inattentive driving. Our Long Island car accident lawyers carefully review physical evidence, accident reports, witness statements, and other evidence while conducting a thorough investigation to construct the most compelling claim for damages.
Our law firm works with a network of experts that include accident reconstructionists to analyze the crash; medical experts regarding injuries; vocational counselors explaining employment limitations; and economic experts to calculate damages. Because we have handled thousands of auto accident claims, our Long Islandattorneys anticipate insurance company tactics and utilize proven strategies for increasing our clients’ financial recovery.
Trucking Accident Cases in Long Island, New York
Crashes involving 18-wheelers are not just traffic accidents involving a large vehicle. The legal and factual issues involved in trucking accident litigation tend to be more complex. Large commercial carriers have emergency response teams that can be dispatched to crash sites to investigate accidents and begin formulating defense strategies almost immediately. Trucking companies anticipate the probability of collisions involving their drivers, so they have trucking accident experts, adjusters, insurance defense attorneys, and virtually unlimited financial resources.
When facing these types of litigation resources and manpower, you need proven trucking accident lawyers in your corner. Our Long Island accident lawyers take prompt action to preserve evidence, identify violations of state and federal trucking regulations, and determine negligent maintenance and/or driving practices that contribute to a dangerous tractor-trailer accident.
New York Labor Law 200/240/241 Accident & Injury Claims in New York
Labor Law 200/240/241 protects workers in the construction trades that are injured in accidents involving unsafe construction sites as well as falling objects and falls from elevations. Many injured construction workers who fall from a ladder or scaffolding do not seek prompt legal advice because they think such cases are covered by worker’s compensation.
Other may have erroneously been told such accidents automatically result in a damage award. While Labor Law 240 does not require the traditional showing of fault, there are nuances to the law that have to be carefully navigated so insure recovery. Some refer to Labor Law 240 as a “strict liability” statute. Not really. That statute, also referred to as the Scaffold Law, provides special legal protection to construction workers even those that perform their job at heights or who are injured as a result of debris or construction materials falling upon them.
The law imposes third party liability when the individual or entity fails to provide appropriate safety equipment, or the equipment provided is defective. Labor Law 240 imposes a duty on third parties to supply guardrails, harnesses, safety lines, and other equipment to protect the safety of workers performing their job at an elevation.
Third parties also can be financially responsible under the statute when objects falling from heights injure construction workers.
There are many factors on construction sites that can complicate legal claims from such hazards as falls from unfinished roofs, scaffoldings, and ladders or objects falling from roofs, cranes, and other heights. There is case law that creates numerous nuances to this area of law. New cases are decided almost monthly. The many entities working on a construction project along with their intertwined relationships can make identifying the responsible parties difficult.
It is imperative that every entity possible involved is time identified so as not to allow the statute of limitations to run. Further, the physical environment on construction projects evolves and morphs rapidly increasing the risk that critical evidence will disappear. Because our Long Island Labor Law 200, 240 & 241 Attorneys have handled many construction site falls and related accidents, we have the knowledge, expertise, investigative tools, and tenacious litigation skills to pursue the maximum recovery for injured workers.
Nursing Home Neglect, Abuse & Financial Abuse in New York
Because a growing number of families are facing the challenge of caring for elderly loved ones who require extensive care, the demand on the nursing home industry continues to increase at significant rates. While families might be tempted to assume that nursing home abuse and neglect are unusual, industry statistics tell another story:
- Resident abuse occurs in one in three nursing homes (National Center on Elder Abuse)
- 92 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. employ at least one staff member with a criminal record (Department of Health and Human Services report)
- An average of twenty complaints of abuse or neglect per nursing home were received in a single calendar year (Administration on Aging)
Mistreatment in nursing homes often occurs because of a conscious decision to put profits before quality or resident care. Staff may be inadequately screened, poorly trained, or insufficiently supervised. Understaffing often constitutes another chronic problem in nursing homes. Whether your elderly loved one is injured because of neglect or intentional abuse, our Long Island nursing home abuse attorneys are prepared to hold the nursing home accountable and seek financial compensation for your injured loved one.
Talk With One Of Our Long Island Personal Injury Attorneys Today
At Parker Waichman LLP, our attorneys are dedicated to holding parties who engage in negligent or intentional misconduct accountable for the harm they cause to others. Our attorneys stand up for victims of negligence on Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk 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.
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