Dedicated Legal Help for the Injured
If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled monetary compensation. This area of law is known as personal injury. But not all New York accident victim attorneys are equal. At Jeffrey B. Peltz, P.C., we have helped many clients since 1986 with legal matters, including those injured due to the negligence of others. We take great pride in providing outstanding legal services. We think of our clients as our extended family, and we are honored that many of them feel the same way about us. Read our reviews and see for yourself what our clients say about us.
Below you can find more information about personal injury laws in New York. You can also reach us with questions by calling 718-625-0800. We offer free consultations and are happy to answer any questions and tell you how we can help. You can also learn what to do if you have been in an accident here.
Proving Your Case
To recover on a personal injury claim, you must prove two elements. First, you must have an injury. The more serious the injury, the larger the potential financial recovery. Second, your injury must have been caused by the negligence of another person or party such as a business or a government entity.
Your personal injury lawyer must therefore make sure to show the full extent of your injuries and who was at fault. Many accident victims do not recover as much as they deserve, because they accept low settlement offers from insurance companies that do not adequately cover the true cost of their injuries. Similarly, some accident victims do not have legal advocates on their side who know how to seek evidence regarding fault for the accident.
Seeking Maximum Compensation from Every Source
Even if you can establish these two elements, a successful personal injury claim requires that the party responsible for your injury have the financial resources to compensate you or have an insurance policy with sufficient coverage. Even if the responsible party has no resources or insurance, however, you may benefit from laws that protect victims of accidents. For example, in New York, a state fund exists to reimburse victims injured by a car that had no insurance. In addition, New York's no-fault insurance law grants injured people certain benefits regarding insurance, regardless of who cause the accident.
At Jeffrey B. Peltz, P.C., we seek compensation from all appropriate sources, including from your own insurance company if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, the at-fault party's insurance, and the New York state fund.
The Experience to Help with Any Personal Injury Claim
Having helped clients through their legal problems for over 30 years, we have a vast amount of experience we can use to the benefit of our clients. We can help if you were hurt as the result of any of the following:
- A motor vehicle accident, including car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents
- A Pedestrian accident
- Slip-and-fall accident (premises liability)
- An accident at a construction site, including scaffolding falls
- A dog or animal attack
Schedule Your Free Consultation to Discuss Your Options in a Stress-Free Environment
We do not charge for an initial consultation. We charge a legal fee on a contingency basis, which means that you are not obliged to pay us a legal fee unless we recover money for you. We are always honest and upfront about your legal options and how we can help. We take cases we believe in, meaning we will not promise you results that are not realistic.
If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another, give us a call today at 718-625-0800 for a free consultation. Our office is conveniently located near public transportation in Downtown Manhattan. You can also reach us confidentially online to schedule a free case assessment.