Get Legal Help From One of the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Queens
Personal injury claims arise when an individual is injured due to the negligent, careless, or reckless actions of another person or an entity. The injuries that you might suffer in a personal injury accident range from minor bumps and bruises to catastrophic injuries that have lasting adverse effects on your everyday life. Severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation can also take you away from your job for months, making it difficult to support and care for your family. You should not have to worry about how you will make ends meet while you are dealing with the pain and trying to focus on recovering. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries due to the negligent or careless actions of another, you might be entitled to compensation.
The Queens personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP are dedicated to helping those who have fallen victim to the negligent actions of others. Our accident lawyers in Queens, NY, have the skills and resources necessary to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation to preserve your legal rights.
Why Work With a Parker Waichman Personal Injury Lawyer in Queens, NY?
At Parker Waichman, our Queens attorneys have earned a national reputation for quality legal services and litigation success. We have the skills, expertise, and resources necessary to take on your personal injury claim and get the best possible results so that you can focus on your recovery. Our law firm has obtained more than $2 billion in compensation for our personal injury clients due to the hard work, dedication, and advocacy efforts of our lawyers. Our personal injury law firm has also earned a number of honors and accolades, including:
Our personal injury law firm and the lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP have also received a number of honors and accolades, including:
- An AVVO rating of 9.8 out of 10
- An AV Preeminent peer review rating
- A listing in Best Lawyers
- Lawdragon’s highest ranking of “5 Dragons”
When you choose a Queens personal injury lawyer with Parker Waichman to handle your case, you can rest assured that you are selecting the country’s foremost personal injury lawyers.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Litigate
A personal injury case often stems from an accident that is caused by the negligent or careless actions of another. In these instances, you need a skillful Queens accident lawyer who will conduct a thorough investigation, consult with top experts, and aggressively defend your rights.
If you’re driving down the road and someone suddenly changes lanes or speeds by you, spins out, and crashes into you, this person might be responsible for any injuries that you sustain in the accident. Other negligent actions that might cause or contribute to a car accident include texting while driving, driving too fast for the weather conditions, fatigued driving or equipment failure.
Truck accidents can be devastating. This is not surprising given that a fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh 20 to 30 times as much as a regular passenger vehicle. While some truck accident injuries are minor, in most cases, they are severe or even fatal. It’s imperative that you consult with an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer right away if you are in this type of accident, as a variety of factors can cause an accident and a number of people or entities could be responsible for your injuries. By hiring a skilled Queens personal injury lawyer, your chances of accurately determining fault and obtaining compensation increase.
Motorcycle accidents can be more devastating than accidents involving only cars or trucks, because there is no support or barrier between a motorcycle rider and the ground. A number of different factors can cause or contribute to a motorcycle accident, including negligent drivers who fail to share the roadway.
Our law firm represents people who have been struck by cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and taxicabs while walking on sidewalks or crossing the street. Unfortunately, pedestrians are more vulnerable than those inside of a passenger vehicle and are thus more likely to sustain severe injuries. To determine fault in a pedestrian accident, you must be able to prove that the driver or rider was negligent or violated a safety rule.
The construction industry is inherently dangerous because workers are often required to work at elevated heights, use hazardous equipment or chemicals, or operate heavy machinery. Injuries from falls or electrocutions at a construction site can be devastating and even fatal.
Fortunately, New York labor laws offer special protections to construction professionals. According to the law, construction workers have a right to sue owners or contractors of the construction site if they can establish that they were injured because of an unreasonably dangerous condition at their workplace. In addition to New York labor laws, other negligence laws also provide extended protection to injured workers depending on the circumstances of an individual’s injury.
Slip or Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. They can be due to slippery floors or icy parking lots, a trip over uneven floors or sidewalks. When you sustain a slip, trip, or fall injury, it is important to speak with a Queens personal injury attorney to determine if you may be entitled to compensation from the owner of the property on which the accident occurred.
Defective Products and Product Liability
Sellers and manufacturers of products are required to make sure that the products they sell or manufacture are not defective or dangerous to consumers. Moreover, companies must inform consumers of how to use their products properly and must warn them if any part of the product is hazardous.
If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, the individual or entity responsible for the manufacturing or selling of the product could be responsible for your injuries. Call to speak with an experienced products liability attorney; Queens residents can get a free consultation and learn about their legal rights.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice is an area of the law that deals with injuries caused by the negligent acts of a doctor, nurse or other health professional or hospital. Doctors and other health professionals are held to a standard based on the type and level of care that a skilled and reasonably competent health professional within the same medical community and with a similar background would have provided to a patient under the circumstances. When a health professional deviates from this standard of care while making a decision regarding a diagnosis or course of treatment, and a patient is injured or becomes ill or their condition worsens, then that provider can be liable for the damages the patient sustains.
Nursing Home Abuse Cases
As our loved ones get older, they may find themselves needing extra assistance from a care provider, or they may end up in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Unfortunately, elderly individuals who live in these facilities are at risk of abuse or neglect. Nursing home abuse and neglect can be the result of a variety of causes, including understaffing, improper training or supervision, or a lack of cleanliness at the facility. If your elderly loved one has inexplicable bruises or bedsores, poor personal hygiene or sudden and excessive weight loss, they might be victims of abuse or neglect. Nursing homes can be held liable for injuries or illnesses that their patients and residents suffer. That’s why it’s important to contact an experienced nursing home or elder abuse attorney right away if you think your loved one is being abused or neglected.
9/11 Illnesses Under the Zadroga Act
The Zadroga Act provides benefits and funding to care for rescue workers, first responders, employees, residents, and other survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Many illnesses and diseases have been linked to the toxic plume that enshrouded Manhattan when the Twin Towers fell. The Zadroga Act provides compensation to those who were affected by this toxic cloud. If you or a loved one were injured as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages. If you have lost a loved one due to the 9/11 attacks, our law firm may be able to represent you in a wrongful death action. Call today to discuss your legal rights with one of our caring and competent lawyers.
Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
Many people rely on drugs and medical devices to improve their health or quality of life. But sometimes, a manufacturing defect occurs or inadequate testing of a drug or device leads to injury or death. When this happens, drug companies or companies that manufacture medical devices can be held responsible. If you are injured or suffered an illness as a result of a defective drug or medical device, you may be compensated for your damages.
Other Personal Injuries and Complex Litigation
At Parker Waichman, our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex personal injury matters. In addition to the types of cases mentioned above, we also represent clients who have sustained birth injuries, fire and burn injuries, injuries related to toxic torts, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. Contact us to see what we can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help assess and investigate your claim, work effectively with other attorneys and insurance companies, and help you obtain the best possible results in your case either through a settlement or by taking your case to trial.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in New York?
Under New York personal injury law, the time you have to file a claim depends on your particular injury. For most personal injury matters, you have three years from the date of your injury or accident to file a lawsuit. If an accident is fatal, the time limit for filing a wrongful death claim in New York is two years from the date of death. Medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within two years and six months of the injury. You have an even shorter period of time in which to file a personal injury claim against a government entity. It’s important to note that if you fail to file your lawsuit by the appropriate deadline, you risk losing your right to recover damages forever. That’s why it’s important to consult with a Queens personal injury lawyer right away.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence is typically defined as the failure to take a proper amount of care in any given situation. What this means is that someone acts negligently or carelessly if their actions fall below legally established standards of care that are meant to protect others from unreasonable risk of harm.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
At other firms, the cost of representation can vary greatly, but when you choose the personal injury lawyers at Parker Waichman, it will cost you nothing out of pocket. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so we only get paid out of your judgment or settlement; if you don’t get compensation, we don’t get paid.
What Types of Compensation Might I Be Entitled to if My Personal Injury Claim Is Successful?
If you are able to establish that another person or entity’s negligence caused your injuries, you typically will be entitled to compensation for your past, present, and future medical expenses. You may also be able to recover lost and future wages, depending on your injury. Other non-economic damages might include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or mental anguish.
To find more answers to frequently asked questions, read our personal injury FAQs.
Get a Free Case Review With an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Queens
Regardless of whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, in a truck accident, by a vicious dog, in a construction accident, or due to medical malpractice or a defective product or condition, it’s crucial that you seek the advice of an experienced Queens personal injury attorney right away. At Parker Waichman, we offer free consultations, and we’d be glad to help you evaluate and defend your legal rights. Contact us today by filling out our online contact form or calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to discuss your case with an experienced accident lawyer in Queens, NY.
How Do I Get My Police Report in Queens?
Your police report is generated within hours of an arrest or accident by the investigating officer. Until the case is completely wrapped up, you may only be able to access the “public portion” of the report which has some information revoked until charges are filed. After it has concluded, your local Queens police precinct can help you or your attorney obtain a copy of your police report if you fill out a request report either electronically, via mail, or in person depending on the preference of your local precinct. Please note that there may be a fee associated with requesting a copy of your police report and it may not be available right away.
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