Experienced New York City Injury Lawyers

New York City Personal Injury Lawyer

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James Loren & George Goldberg

Our New York City Personal Injury Law Firm

When You Need One of the Best NYC Personal Injury Lawyers You Choose Goldberg & Loren​

Since 1994, Goldberg & Loren has successfully recovered over half a billion dollars for it’s clients as a result of a New York City personal injury law.

Our team of experienced accident attorneys has the knowledge and expertise to handle a wide variety of injury cases.

We understand the complex details that go into filing a successful claim and are dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights. Our attorneys will take the time to review your case and provide an honest assessment before taking any further action.

We understand that each case is unique, and we take the time to listen and understand your individual needs. Whether you’re seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering, you can count on us to fight for justice.

At Goldberg & Loren, we believe that everyone deserves equal access to justice. We offer free consultations so that our clients can make informed decisions. Contact us today to learn more about how our experienced attorneys can help you.

Types of New York Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At Goldberg & Loren, we handle all types of injury cases including:

Types of New York Personal Injury Cases We Handle​

NYC Statistics in Personal Injury

Top 10 Statistics for NYC

1. In 2019, there were 62,951 personal injury crashes in New York City, resulting in 28,512 injuries and 220 fatalities. (NYC Open Data)

2. The leading cause of personal injury accidents in New York City is driver inattention or distraction, followed by failure to yield the right of way, and driver error or confusion. (NYC DOT) [1]

3. In 2019, the most common type of personal injury crash in NYC was a rear-end collision, followed by a sideswipe collision and a pedestrian collision. (NYC Open Data)

4. The Bronx has the highest rate of personal injury crashes in NYC, with 10.4 injuries per 1,000 residents, followed by Brooklyn with 8.7 injuries per 1,000 residents. (NYC DOT)

5. In 2020, the top five injuries reported in NYC personal injury accidents were neck and back injuries, fractures, head injuries, cuts and lacerations, and knee injuries. (NYC Open Data)

6. In 2019, the largest age group involved in personal injury crashes in NYC was 25-29 years old, followed by 30-34 years old and 20-24 years old. (NYC DOT)

7. In 2019, the most common time for personal injury accidents in NYC was between 3:00 and 6:59 PM, followed by 12:00 to 2:59 PM and 7:00 to 10:59 PM. (NYC Open Data)

8. In 2019, the most common place for personal injury crashes in NYC was on a street or highway at an intersection, followed by a mid-block location and a parking lot. (NYC DOT)

9. Between 2015 and 2019, the number of traffic fatalities in NYC declined from 246 to 203, while the number of traffic injuries increased from 49,116 to 53,770. (NYC DOT)

10. In 2020, there were 42,288 personal injury claims filed against New York City, with the most common types of claims being for slips, trips, and falls, and motor vehicle accidents. (NYC.gov).

Top 10 Statistics for NYC​

Types of Injuries Common in New York City Personal Injury Cases

Injuries from personal injury cases are typically severe and can vary greatly. From minor injuries to catastrophic injuries and even death. Victims of New York City personal injury cases may suffer from a wide range of physical, emotional, and financial losses.

Some of the most common types of injuries that occur in New York City personal injury cases include:

What to Do After an Injury in NYC

If you have sustained an injury while in New York City, take immediate action by seeking medical care. This is the first and most important step you should take after an injury. 

After securing the necessary medical attention, the next step is to document any relevant evidence such as witness statements, photos, videos, and a police report if applicable. This evidence can be helpful in determining the responsible parties and in proving your case.

Documenting evidence should not come at the expense of your health. If you are unable to document evidence yourself, seek the assistance of a friend or family member.

Once you have obtained necessary medical care and documented the evidence,  contacting a personal injury lawyer is also important to protecting your rights and potentially receiving compensation for your damages. Our experienced personal injury lawyers in New York City can help you navigate through the legal system and understand your options to obtain fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

By taking these necessary steps to seek medical care, you can protect your rights and ensure that you receive proper compensation for your damages.

  1. Seek Medical Care Immediately – Your health and safety should always be your top priority. Seek medical attention to ensure that you receive the treatment you need.
  2. Document Everything – Take pictures of the accident scene, save any related documents and keep a log of all expenses. This will help build your case.
  3. Contact an Experienced New York City Personal Injury Lawyer – An experienced lawyer can help protect your rights and maximize your chances of recovering compensation.
What to Do After an Injury in NYC

Compensation for New York Personal Injury Claims

Our personal injury attorneys will negotiate and and fight for all monetary damages and make sure you receive fair financial compensation for your injuries. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence the at fault party may be responsible for, and including:

  • Lost Wages (past/future)
  • Medical Expenses (past/future)
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Emotional Distress

Establishing Negligence in New York Personal Injury Cases

When it comes to personal injury cases, negligence is the legal concept that must be established in order to prove fault and recover compensation. To establish negligence, four elements must be present: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages.

  • A duty of care is an obligation one person has towards another person to act in a certain way.
  • A breach of duty is when the at fault party does not meet the standard of care set by law.
  • Causation is proving that the breach of duty was the cause of the injury.
  • Damages are physical and emotional losses suffered as a result of the accident.
Establishing Negligence in New York Personal Injury Cases

Economic - Non-Economic and Punitive Damages

Economic damages are losses that can be calculated financially, such as medical bills and lost wages.

Non-economic damages are subjective losses, such as pain and suffering.

Punitive damages are awarded to punish the at fault party for especially reckless or careless behavior.

Wrongful Death Claims in New York

In the state of New York, wrongful death claims are a legal action that may be taken when someone is killed due to another person’s negligent or intentional actions. In this type of lawsuit, the surviving family members can seek financial compensation for their loved one’s death.

When a wrongful death case is filed, it must be based on proof that the deceased person’ s death was caused by another person’s negligence or intentional misconduct. The damages that may be recovered include medical expenses, funeral costs and burial expenses, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Wrongful Death Claims in New York

Personal Injury Statutes in New York City

In the state of New York, all personal injury cases must abide by the statutes set forth in New York State’s Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR). [2] These laws determine how long a person has to file a claim for damages, who may be held liable, and what damages can be sought.

Generally, plaintiffs have three years from the date of the injury to file a claim, although there are exceptions.

In addition to the CPLR, there are also other laws in New York City that govern personal injury cases. These laws include:

New York City Administrative Code – This law governs how municipalities, including NYC, must handle personal injury lawsuits. It sets out rules for filing a notice of claim against a municipality, establishes deadlines for filing a claim, and sets limits on damages that can be awarded.

New York City Charter – This law provides guidance on how the city’s government must handle personal injury cases. It outlines the procedures that plaintiffs must follow in order to seek compensation from a city agency or employee.

Our New York City Lawyers Negotiate and Fight for Your Rights

Our New York City lawyers understand the complexities of personal injury cases and will fight for your rights. We represent our clients aggressively and will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Our skilled legal teams are knowledgeable in all aspects of the law and have experience handling a variety of personal injury cases, from auto accidents to medical malpractice claims. We understand that the legal process can be complicated and stressful, and we are not afraid to stand up against large New York insurance companies when it comes to your personal injury claim.

Our New York City Lawyers Negotiate and Fight for Your Rights

Contact Our Experienced NYC Personal Injury Attorneys Today! 

At Goldberg & Loren, our New York City personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases. We are dedicated to helping you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact our experienced NYC personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation!

Call us at (646) 835-0311  for a free consultation or fill out the form.

Sources:

[1] https://www.nyc.gov/assets/dcas/downloads/pdf/fleet/Distracted_driving_article_Fleet_Owner_2-6-2017.pdf

[2] Civil Practice Law and Rules – Wikipedia. (2014, September 3). Civil Practice Law and Rules – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Practice_Law_and_Rules

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New York, NY 10019
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