Each year, millions of people in the United States are injured in accidents, many of which are caused by the preventable carelessness or even malicious intent of others. The law protects those who have been harmed by such acts and allows those injured to seek compensation for their suffering.
Based in New York City, the personal injury lawyers at Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, P.C. are seasoned litigators dedicated to protecting the rights of personal injury victims in NY. If you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligence, we are here to hold the responsible parties accountable, and to fight to maximize your compensation for physical and emotional harm, as well as financial losses.
Personal Injury Practice Areas
There is no limit to the ways a personal injury can arise, but our skilled and resourceful attorneys tackle each unique situation in order to build a rock-solid case. We work closely with experts in NYC and throughout the region, and across industries, including physicians, biomechanical specialists, accident reconstructionists, accountants, and many other third parties in order to thoroughly understand – and explain to a jury – how an injury took place and the effect that it has on a plaintiff.
We apply this approach to each personal injury claim, including:
What Types of Injuries We Litigate
In the most serious cases, the effects of an accident make it obvious that a claim should be pursued. In other cases, the impact and the fault of the other party may be harder to prove. If you or a loved one has experienced an injury that has resulted in high medical bills and/or interfered with your ability to work or complete any of the activities you enjoyed before the accident, speak with a NY personal injury lawyer at Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green about whether you have a valid claim.
Some of the injuries we pursue damages for include:
- Traumatic brain injury and other head injuries
- Back and spine injuries including herniated discs, paralysis, and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones, amputations, and lacerations
- Wrongful death
- Joint injuries such as ligament or tendon tears
- Civil rights violations
Theories of Personal Injury Liability
It is common for an insurance adjuster to offer a low-ball settlement to end a case as quickly as possible. If our attorneys feel the initial settlement offered was unjust and inadequate, we will aggressively pursue damages against the individuals or companies that caused the harm. The claim may be based on:
- Negligence – When the injury was a direct result of the defendant’s careless actions or inactions.
- Recklessness – When the injury was a direct result of the defendant’s conscious disregard for others’ safety.
- Malicious Intent – A criminal case may sometimes be involved.
- Malpractice – When the actions of a professional, like a doctor, fails to meet accepted professional standards.
- Product Liability— When a product does not meet safety standards.
- Strict Liability – When the injury is the result of the defendant violating certain laws or regulations like those regarding construction work or harboring dangerous animals.
First Steps in Pursuing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
New York law limits the amount of time a person has to file a personal injury lawsuit, so if you believe there is a possibility that your injury was caused by someone else’s carelessness or intentional act, speak with a personal injury lawyer at Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green as soon as possible for a free consultation.
Following our initial meeting with you, we will reconstruct the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. We routinely work with medical professionals, forensic experts and private investigators that can conduct a detailed investigation and produce an independent analysis of your accident.
Do not be surprised if the wrongdoer’s insurance company contacts you soon after the injury in order to make a low-ball settlement offer. Never agree to or sign anything without first speaking with your own attorney. In far too many cases, an affected person’s rights are permanently forfeited because the injured person believed what he or she was told by the insurance company.
If you do not accept the initial offer from an insurance company, they will employ significant resources to challenge your claim in order to maximize their profits. This can seem intimidating, but with Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, you will have solid legal counsel and representation on your side. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help to level the playing field and will work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
How the Personal Injury Lawyers at Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green Can Help
A serious personal injury can leave a wake of medical bills, physical and emotional pain, disability, and strained relationships. While our personal injury law firm cannot undo all injury or suffering, we can help obtain significant compensation for our injured clients in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and throughout NYC, Westchester, Rockland and Long Island. These damages can help restore you to the position you should have been in if it were not for the accident.
We are dedicated to obtaining the very best recovery possible for you through experienced, professional and aggressive representation. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, call Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green today for a free confidential consultation.
Additional New York City Personal Injury Practice Area Resources:
1. NY Courts, Statute of Limitations, https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/GoingToCourt/SOLchart.shtml
2. NY Courts, The Courts, https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/