MANHATTAN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS2018-08-24T22:15:23+00:00

MANHATTAN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

MANHATTAN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

From Battery Park to Harlem – From the West Side Highway to the FDR – We’ve been representing Manhattanites for generations.  We handle many types of Personal Injury Cases and work with the top of counsel Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyers to get you the best settlements and verdicts, plus the best service in town.  If you are looking for Manhattan Personal Injury Attorneys, call us first.

New York City’s Top Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys

Wittenstein & Wittenstein has established itself as a Top New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, The Staten Island, and Long Island) Personal Injury Law Firm by offering great results to clients for over 60 years. Our legal team have successfully collected millions of dollars for thousands of clients, who have enthusiastically referred their family and friends for generations. If you cannot make it into their office due to your injuries, they will come directly to your home or hospital for an initial consultation. They promptly return calls and answer all your questions fully. This firm understands the trauma that accidents cause their victims and their families.  That’s why they “hold their clients’ hands” throughout the entire process, [...]

Product Liability Claims Lead to Ridiculous (and hysterically funny) Warning Labels

I was going to write a post about the most common types of product liability claims and a serious article about how manufacturers can be held liable when they are negligent or reckless in the design of their products.  Another major basis for product liability lawsuits is the "failure to warn" about the dangers of using a product.  Warning labels are intended to give consumers the information they need to use a product safely, such as warnings about allergens and appropriate uses for a product.  I'm not sure if manufacturers are trying to avoid liability or just making fun of lawyers with some of these hysterically funny warning labels, probably a combination of both.  Here in the United States, [...]

10 Defensive Driving Tips

These 10 defensive driving tips will help you avoid accidents.  We are all taught these 10 defensive driving tips when we take driver's education classes, but as the years go by, it's easy to forget! 1. DON'T EXPECT OTHER DRIVERS TO FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD Just because you stop at stop signs and don't go through red lights, other drivers may not be so careful.  They might even be drunk, texting, sleepy or distracted.  When you are at an intersection, even if you have the right of way, check carefully to see if any cars are coming.  Make sure to look carefully for pedestrians that might be jaywalking, especially children.  Do not expect drivers to [...]

HOW TO PREVENT SUMMERTIME ACCIDENTS

Summer is at full steam with everybody putting on their swimsuits and looking to cool off.    Of course, this is also the time when pool, beach and lake accidents are at their peak.  Whether you’re headed to Coney Island, Brooklyn or The Hamptons on Long Island, it’s worth it to consider how these accidents tend to happen, so you and your family can relax and enjoy your swim. BROOKLYN PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - SWIMMING ACCIDENTS CAN BE DEADLY There are several types of swimming pool accidents that are quite common and one needs to be cautious about: Broken Pool Equipment - When a pool is not properly maintained, pool equipment can become a hazard.  Improperly maintained pools are [...]

Summer Safety

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS Summer is here and we are all looking forward to fun activities with our family and friends, but summer activities have their hazards, so here are some tips from your Personal Injury Attorney about how to keep things safe: FIREWORKS SAFETY The only safe way to enjoy fireworks in New York City is to view professional displays.  Not only are fireworks dangerous when handled by non-professionals, there is the real risk of spending the holiday in jail!  In New York City, all consumer fireworks including sparklers are illegal to use, buy, sell, or transport. Vehicles used to transport fireworks may be seized by the police. You may receive up to $1,000 for a tip that leads to the arrest and conviction [...]

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About No-Fault

QUEENS NO-FAULT ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU GET YOUR MEDICAL BILLS PAID Queens no-fault attorney Wittenstein & Wittenstein is expert at interpreting the “New York Comprehensive Automobile Insurance Act.”  Most people call it the “no-fault statute,” and it was enacted in 1973 and went into effect the following year.  The purpose of the law was to limit the amount of personal injuries claims for car accidents, as many politicians had this agenda on their platforms. The no-fault statute was groundbreaking in that it provided for immediate payment for medical care, lost earnings and other reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of injuries from a motor vehicle accident.  The law provides that these expenses must be [...]

How to Avoid Getting Sued

LOCAL PREMISES LIABILITY ATTORNEY HAS SOME TIPS An owner or an occupier (tenant) of property can be held responsible in a premises liability case. Who will be held liable boils down to who was in control -- or should have been in control -- of the part of the property where the injury occurred.  Most homeowners have insurance for their premises, but many renters are not aware that they should get “renter’s insurance,” to protect them. Renter’s insurance is usually not expensive and brings peace of mind. Even with the best of intentions, accidents can happen, but the tips below can help you avoid some of the most common types of premises liability lawsuits. LOCAL PREMISES LIABILITY [...]

Negligence Lawyers in Queens – Helping People Harmed by Others

Queens Car Accident Lawyers knows how to help victims of many types of negligence.  Negligence is “failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another.”  This can be anything from hitting somebody in the rear with their car to failing to provide proper lighting in a staircase.  Negligence is a fancy way to say “failure to use common sense.”  If you are hurt because of somebody’s bad judgment, distraction or poor choices, you are a victim of negligence.  Negligence lawyers are also known as Personal Injury Lawyers and Car Accident Lawyers. Negligence Lawyers in Queens, we not only know a whole lot about negligence and how to handle these cases, but also have resources in [...]

How to Know the Value of a Personal Injury Case

We all know that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!  Yet, everybody always wants to know what their personal injury case is worth the day after it happened - and some are willing to believe anything!  The reality is that the value of a personal injury case usually depends on facts that can take months or years to establish, and anybody that claims that they can get you big bucks for your small injury is, well, ummm, LYING! What prompted this post was a call from a former client who told me that he tried to refer a friend to our office.  He told me she had broke her leg as a [...]

Justice is Sweet – How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

HOW A NYC PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU For many people, Personal Injury Attorneys are their lifesavers. They can help people who have suffered loss, accidents, or injuries an opportunity to rebuild their lives. When hard-working people are injured by the negligence, recklessness, malpractice or deliberate errors of others, personal injury lawyers work with the victims to obtain compensation and that can cover medical expenses, disability, lost wages, defamation, emotional distress, expenses and suffering. Personal injury attorneys also protect clients from being victimized by insurance companies and the legal system. Accidents in the workplace are just one type of loss that personal injury attorneys are able to assist with, but everything from automobile accidents to dog bites [...]

New York No-Fault and Serious Injury Threshold Deciphered

So you’ve been injured in a car accident (truck, bus, etc.) and you are wondering whether or not you have a case.  For car accidents in New York, you can’t sue for minor injuries.  You need to have a “serious injury” - I’ll explain. In the 1970’s the law regarding suing for injuries caused by an accident changed substantially.  Before that, if you had an accident, you would get the medical treatment you needed and sue for the cost of the medical treatment, time lost from work, out-of-pocket expenses (ie: taxis to treatment) and for your injuries.  The “no-fault” law changed all that. Now, the “no-fault” law provides a minimum of $50,000 of insurance coverage for medical [...]

For Goodness Sake – Don’t Leave Your Car in Storage!

If you have collision insurance (aka full coverage) for your car, your insurance company will inspect your car and pay you promptly for the damage.  If you don't have this coverage, you can make a claim against the car that caused the accident to collect money to fix your car (or the book value of your car if it is "totaled.") This can sometimes happen quickly as well.  If you are hit in the rear by somebody that insured with, let's say, GEICO, they will come and inspect your car and pay you for the damages or book value.  This will seem not much different than if you had full coverage (and there's no deductible.)  That's the best [...]

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