The accident and injury trial attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have comprehensive experience handling accident cases on Long Island and will protect your legal rights in the aftermath of an accident. Our firm has been helping accident victims for decades, and we have secured more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for suffering families. When you work with Parker Waichman LLP, you will know you are represented by professional litigators with a track record of incredible results.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in an accident on Long Island, contact our law office today to discuss your options for legal recovery.
EXPERIENCED ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN LONG ISLAND
During our law firm’s long history litigating accident cases, we have helped countless men, women, and children obtain significant compensation for their injuries. When you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you have legal rights that need to be protected. The Long Island accident attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP will fight for the relief you and your family need while helping you navigate the legal complexities of your case.
Our law firm handles a wide array of Long Island accident claims, including:
- Car Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Defective Product Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Slip-and-Fall Accidents
No case is too complicated for our seasoned lawyers, and we will not be intimidated by corporate insurance counsel. These lawyers want to minimize your outcome and squash your rights to relief, but our lawyers will work hard for you and hold the negligent parties accountable and achieve the result you deserve. Contact our firm today to talk to one of our experienced Long Island lawyers about your case.
Car Accidents on Long Island, New York
For decades, families have turned to Parker Waichman LLP following serious car accidents. These accidents leave people dealing with severe physical injuries on top of emotional trauma, and our Long Island attorneys help provide a path toward renewed stability.
Distracted driving has become a large problem on Long Island, as well as everywhere around the country. An increasing number of accidents are caused every year by people who are using their cell phones for texting, emailing, or taking photos and videos while driving. When people focus their attention on their phones instead of the road, they place others at risk for serious accidents. Collisions from distracted driving, especially when at a high rate of speed, can cause significant damage to the vehicles involved and leave drivers and passengers with severe injuries. Our firm helps victims of distracted driving accidents hold the negligent drivers accountable.
Our firm also handles drunk driving accident cases in which an intoxicated person engages in dangerous driving, like falling asleep at the wheel, veering on or off the road, or running stoplights. In these cases, we will file a lawsuit against the drunk driver and will also investigate the possibility of suing the establishment that sold the driver alcohol. Under New York’s “Dram Shop” laws, injured persons can recover from the bar, restaurant, or club that sold intoxicating liquor to the drunk drivers who injured them. We will pursue all potential avenues for recovery for our clients.
In addition to distracted and drunk driving, Parker Waichman LLP takes car accident cases involving speeding, reckless driving, violation of safety laws, and general negligence. If you were or your loved one has been involved in an auto accident, contact our Long Island Car Wreck Attorneys today to discuss your potential claim.
Truck Accidents in Long Island, New York
Trucking accidents have the potential to cause horrific injuries, and Parker Waichman LLP will fight for the rights of the injured parties. Because of the size of the tractor trailers, collisions with them can often involve multiple other drivers and can create a lot of destruction. When truckers drive carelessly, they expose people on the road to extreme danger.
State and federal laws impose regulations on the trucking industry in order to protect other people on the road and the truckers themselves. However, not all truckers obey them, and sometimes, they are encouraged to violate those rules in the interests of time and money. Trucking accidents are often caused by the following:
- Truckers driving for too many hours without stopping (fatigued driving)
- Truckers or carriers failing to inspect or maintain the trucks
- Truckers driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Truckers engaging in reckless or negligence driving (speeding, improper turns or lane changes, etc.)
Truckers are usually on duty at the time of accidents, and they are almost always working for a commercial trucking company or carrier. The trucking company will be represented by corporate insurance lawyers who do nothing but litigate these types of cases and are employed to reduce or eliminate your chances for recovery. And if multiple parties are involved, that can make the case even more complicated.
When you hire Parker Waichman LLP for your trucking accident case, you can feel confident that you are represented by lawyers just as fierce as those you’re up against. We will not back down, and we know how to handle insurance companies. Let our experience and tenacity go to work for you and your family, and contact our firm for your trucking accident case.
Motorcycle Accidents in Long Island, New York
Long Island is a beautiful place to enjoy the open road, but statistics show motorcycle riders are at a greater risk while traveling than other motorists. The harrowing numbers report that riders are 30 percent more likely to die from a collision than a passenger or driver of a car. This is because of the exposure riders face during an accident. Unprotected by a vehicle, riders can fly off their bikes, collide with the road or nearby objects, and suffer serious bodily injury. When these accidents are caused by a driver’s negligence, riders need experienced legal representation.
Unlike car accident cases, motorcycle cases will not involve considerations of New York’s No-Fault Laws, which require injured parties to meet certain criteria before they can file a lawsuit in court. This is because motorcycles are not considered motor vehicles under state law, even though they need to follow the same rules that apply to motor vehicles.
That said, motorcycle accidents can still be complicated, and people injured in these types of accidents need to be sure they hire the best lawyers to advocate for them. The Long Island attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP will perform a complete investigation of your accident and pursue the compensation you need. Contact our firm today to find out more about how we can help you following a motorcycle collision.
Defective Product Accidents on Long Island, New York
Manufacturers of products are required by state and federal laws to ensure that their products are safe for use and are packaged with appropriate warning information. When people receive faulty products — either defectively designed or defectively manufactured — or do not understand the potential dangers associated with those products, they are at risk for serious injuries. Manufacturers need to be held responsible in those circumstances.
In our practice litigating defective product cases, we have helped people injured because of faulty brakes in automobiles, explosions from defective gas or propane heaters, and dangerous drugs or medical devices. When products are unreasonably dangerous, and manufacturers sell them without adequate warnings, the public suffers the consequences. Consumers deserve protection from manufacturing greed and negligence, and our attorneys work hard to deliver great results.
Parker Waichman LLP believes in the ability of the justice system to create safer environments for patients and consumers, and we will keep fighting to help injured families and to effect change in the industry.
Construction Accidents on Long Island
Construction workers place themselves at risk in order to give Long Island residents and visitors spectacular buildings. When a worker is injured on the job, they deserve skilled counsel to seek all possible recovery.
While most people are familiar with the potential to file workers’ compensation claims because of on-the-job injuries, our firm also handles third-party lawsuits on behalf of construction workers. New York law gives workers on Long Island the right to sue project owners or contractors if they were exposed to dangerous conditions on the job site. Specific sections of New York Labor Laws require construction sites to be safe and adequately maintained so as to avoid worker injury. When owners and contractors don’t take appropriate care with the site, workers can contact our firm to file a claim in court.
Parker Waichman LLP understands that a construction injury not only causes physical suffering, it also interferes with your capacity to work and provide for your family. You are entitled to compensation for the ways your life has been affected, and our attorneys will help you seek the monetary relief you need.
Pedestrian Accidents on Long Island
Long Island is an excellent place to walk or ride your bike to work, shops, and restaurants, but pedestrians are at a unique risk for serious injury in accident situations. Motorists not paying attention or driving recklessly can easily hit a walker or bike rider, and when these collisions occur, the pedestrian is likely to suffer horrific injuries, including death. The law provides options for injured people and their families, and our lawyers can help you understand what might be available to you.
At Parker Waichman LLP, we know pedestrian accidents can be extremely tragic. They affect your life or family members’ lives in numerous ways. Our Long Island attorneys know how to achieve the results you need during this stressful time. Contact our accident law firm today to learn more about filing a claim on behalf of yourself or your loved one injured in a pedestrian accident.
Slip-and-Fall Accidents on Long Island
Long Island premises owners must make sure patrons and guests are free from harm on their properties. If they fail to monitor or correct issues on the premises, people can be injured in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall situations. Parker Waichman LLP handles cases involving both these types of accidents.
Slip-and-fall accidents involve people slipping on ice, liquid, or another slippery surface. Trip-and-fall accidents occur when people trip over an obstruction or defect in the area where they’re walking. Both types of accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries, including abrasions, broken bones, and head trauma. In these circumstances, you have the right to file a premises liability cause of action to recover for your injuries.
The Long Island accident attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP will investigate the facts of your case and help you determine whether you are eligible for a lawsuit and against whom you can file. Contact our office today to speak to one of our experienced lawyers.
Statute of Limitations on Long Island Accident Claims
The statute of limitations is a time limit on filing a lawsuit. If the requisite time limit passes before you file your case, you will never be able to file it. Missing the statute of limitations has extreme consequences, which is why our lawyers take them so seriously.
Statutes of limitations are enacted by state law and are designed to encourage people to act quickly after they have been injured. When people do not delay in investigating and taking legal action on their potential claims, they will necessarily come to trial with fresher, more reliable evidence. Therefore, while it might seem like an unfair situation to plaintiffs, imposing deadlines on filing does have the effect of preserving better testimony and accessibility to records.
In Long Island accident cases, Parker Waichman’s attorneys will examine all relevant facts to arrive at the correct statute of limitations. Generally, these cases will be governed by New York’s three-year statute of limitations, but this can change based on the type of claim and the injuries involved. For instance, if a person dies from his injuries, his family might only have two years to file a lawsuit for damages. With many factors involved in determining the statute of limitations on any individual claim, we always recommend hiring an experienced accident lawyer as soon as you have been injured.
If you have or your loved one has a potential Long Island accident claim, do not delay in seeking legal representation. You have to assume time is running, and Parker Waichman LLP can quickly step in to protect your rights, should you have a viable claim. Call our office or fill out our online form today to begin the process of obtaining legal review of your claim by an accomplished accident attorney.
How Can a Long Island Accident Injury Lawyer Help Me?
When you hire an accident lawyer with Parker Waichman LLP, our ultimate goal is to achieve the compensation you need for your losses. To accomplish this, we will perform a long list of tasks in order to be sure we form the strongest possible case for you and your family.
Your experienced, compassionate accident attorney will build your winning claim by completing all of the following on your behalf:
- Preparing a summary of the circumstances leading up to and surrounding your injury;
- Gathering the names and contact information of all potential witnesses and, if possible, conducting interviews with them;
- Obtaining copies of medical records that document the medical attention you required because of your injuries;
- Ordering copies of any pertinent police reports, accidents reports, claims documents, or other paperwork related to the events of your case;
- Determining the correct statute of limitations applicable to your case and calendaring/monitoring the deadline to file your case in court;
- Hiring any beneficial medical or industry experts to provide testimony in support of your case;
- Deciding the appropriate venue for filing your accident injury claim;
As you can see, a lot of time and work goes into preparing an accident claim, and these are just the steps leading up to filing the case. After filing, we will perform more work for you, including depositions, written discovery, expert reports, hearings, case strategy, and mediation or settlement negotiations. If your accident case is unable to be settled prior to trial, you will be assured you’re going to trial with the best legal team on your side. Our seasoned litigators know how to convey your story to a jury and will fight to achieve the verdict you need.
Our dedicated staff members are ready to begin assisting you today, so don’t waste any time in calling us to start your own case investigation. We offer free, confidential case consultations and are eager to help you move forward in the face of severe injuries. Contact us today to find out why so many Long Island families have trusted Parker Waichman LLP with their accident cases.
Parker Waichman LLC Offers You a Free Case Review
The attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP are offering free, no-obligation consultations on all Long Island accident cases. We will also review your case with absolutely no money down from you and contract your case on a contingency fee basis. This means our own payment is dependent on yours. If you don’t receive a settlement award or jury award, we will not receive attorneys’ fees or reimbursement of our out-of-pocket expenses.
That might sound like an extraordinary risk, but we believe in keeping justice accessible to people who need it, regardless of the costs. Litigation is expensive, especially when you are facing corporate lawyers with seemingly unending resources. The costs of depositions, experts, and even document order quickly exceed what the average person can pay. But that shouldn’t be the end of the line in seeking your day in court. We take on the financial component of accident litigation to break down some of the barriers people encounter in pursuing the results they wholly deserve.
Particularly when you have medical bills coming in and have lost time from work, you do not need to stress about how you can afford to hire a lawyer. Parker Waichman LLP will immediately take that worry from your shoulders and walk you through our easy case intake process that requires no upfront fees, no retainers, and no hidden bills. Our job is to help you move forward with your life, and we are committed to obtaining compensation for your injuries without adding to your financial stress. Contact our firm today to ask us about our no-money-down representation and to begin your case review today.
TALK WITH ONE OF OUR LONG ISLAND ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS TODAY
The name Parker Waichman LLP means something to New Yorkers and to people around the country. We have assembled a national team of attorneys dedicated to helping people during some of the most traumatic times imaginable, and we strive to deliver them peace of mind about the future. In the face of horrific accidents, we offer honest, compassionate guidance throughout the course of families’ legal claims, and we forge relationships that last well after cases are resolved.
Why Choose Parker Waichman LLP?
We proudly carry honors and accolades from our current and former clients, as well as colleagues and judges, which cover:
- 8 (out of a perfect 10) Rating by AVVO
- “Preeminent Lawyers” AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.
- Highest Ranking of “5 Dragons,” by Lawdragon.com
- Listing in “Best Lawyers” publication.
When you choose Parker Waichman LLP to represent you, your case will be in the hands of attorneys with decades of experience holding wrongdoers accountable, shining a light on corporate greed, and lifting the voices of those people who feel like they have been left behind. We are honored to serve the Long Island community and are ready to help you learn about your options for legal justice today.
Contact Parker Waichman LLP for Your Free Case Review
If you’re suffering from an injury related to an accident on Long Island, Parker Waichman LLP can investigate your claim to find out whether you can file a lawsuit. Contact Parker Waichman LLP today by calling 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to receive your free consultation with one of our Long Island accident lawyers.
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