New York Personal Injury Lawyer
The personal injury attorneys at The Sanders Law Firm handle a wide variety of negligence lawsuits in Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and throughout New York. You don’t have to take on the insurance company alone. Our experienced team of trial lawyers is here to make sure you are treated fairly and compensated fully.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys Help Ensure You Obtain Compensation
Nothing upends your life more than suffering an injury. You may feel overwhelmed by the medical bills and emotional hardships that frequently ensue. After getting hurt in an accident, you just wants things to get back to normal, as fast as possible and with minimal complications.
We know what you’re going through. Since 1967, the attorneys at The Sanders Law Firm have helped injured New Yorkers navigate the claims process, protect their rights, and recover the compensation they deserve. Now is not the time to cut corners or compromise. Other firms simply do not have the experience or strength that we have. Insurance companies understand that we’re willing to take cases to trial. We don’t back down, and we know how to win. The Sanders Law Firm has been winning injury cases for more than 50 years, with over $100 million recovered for our clients in the last 5 years alone.
New York Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Anyone who is considering hiring a New York personal injury lawyer and filing a lawsuit must keep in mind a critical filing deadline. In the State of New York, you have three years from the date the injury occurred to take legal action. For example, if you were in a car accident, the clock begins to run on the day of the accident, and you have three years from that date to file a lawsuit. However, there are important details and exceptions to keep in mind.
- Medical malpractice lawsuits are subject to a 2.5 year statute of limitations.
- The time limit for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death.
- The workers’ compensation statute of limitations is two years from the date of disability.
- Personal injury cases involving toxic exposure, as well as medical malpractice cases involving foreign objects left in a patient’s body, may have an extended filing deadline, since these injuries may not be immediately discovered.
The clock may be already ticking on your personal injury case, so it is important to act promptly. Our New York personal injury law firm has offices in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, and Long Island. We offer free case reviews and handle every case on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless you win. Schedule your free consultation today: Call 1-833-SANDERS or Contact Us.
Don’t Pay Unless You Win
An advocate when you need it most
As you may have already discovered, insurance companies are a notoriously stingy opponent, always looking to keep costs down by offering low-ball settlements. They use their deep pockets to tip the scales of justice in their favor. We think that everyone should have access to top-quality legal representation. Our practice enables ordinary Americans to have a fighting chance against big companies. Without paying a single cent up front, clients of The Sanders Law Firm to access:
- Award-winning personal injury attorneys with extensive trial experience
- The financial resources to build the strongest case possible
- An in-house network of medical consultants and investigators to analyze your case
At The Sanders Firm, we believe that personalized service and unwavering support are the cornerstones of outstanding legal representation. When you hire us, you aren’t just hiring one lawyer. You’re hiring an entire team that is dedicated to your case and will fight to secure maximum compensation for your injuries.
Law firms that are not prepared to take a case trial play into the hands of insurance companies.
Founder Stanley Sanders said that the firm’s success stems from its financial resources and trial experience. Insurance companies often try to wear the other side down to make them accept a deal. But practicing personal injury law is about more than making phone calls and filing paperwork. At the end of the day, if you are not prepared to take a case to trial, this serves the interests of the insurance company.
Our reputation as tenacious, results-oriented personal injury lawyers has earned us the respect of clients, peers, and the public for our expertise in and out of the courtroom, and our consummate ability to balance the scales of justice for innocent victims. One of the largest NY personal injury firms, we work hard to recover fair compensation for those who are the victims of defective medical and consumer products, car accidents, construction accidents, nursing home abuse, unsafe workplaces, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and other accidents and injuries.
Our New York personal injury lawyers also handle injury cases in the following practice areas
- New York Premises Liability Attorney
- New York Product Liability Attorney
- New York Slip & Fall Attorney
- New York Truck Accident Attorney
- Workers’ Compensation
- New York Wrongful Death Attorneys
- New York Nursing Home Attorney
- Hostile Work Environment
- Dangerous Drugs
- Defective Medical Devices
- Medical Malpractice
- New York Construction Accident Attorney
- Car Accidents
Personal Injury Compensation
If you have suffered injuries due to the negligence or carelessness of another, the New York personal injury lawyers at The Sanders Law Firm are here to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Motor vehicle accident, construction accident, medical malpractice, birth injury, nursing home abuse, and other types of personal injury cases can result in two types of monetary damages: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages (or monetary damages) cover losses that have a specific, calculable monetary amount, such as:
- Medical expenses
- The cost of future medical bills
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Costs of living with a disability (e.g., home renovations to accommodate wheelchair access)
- Funeral expenses (in wrongful death cases)
Non-economic damages are more subjective than economic damages. Actual awards, which can vary significantly between victims, cover the following losses:
- Pain and suffering (including physical pain and emotional distress)
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Sometimes, an additional award of punitive damages is awarded to an injury victim. Punitive damages are awarded when the defendant is found guilty of egregious or malicious conduct, or intentional conduct that causes severe pain and suffering. Sexual abuse cases and some types of consumer product cases are good candidates for punitive damages, although in all cases they are awarded at the discretion of the jury.
Liability In A New York Personal Injury Case
A successful personal injury lawsuit hinges on proving negligence. In New York personal injury law, negligence is the concept that somebody failed to take reasonable care to avoid causing injury to another person. Specifically, negligence occurs when there is a duty of care owed, and that duty is breached.
When operating a motor vehicle, for example, we owe other drivers a certain level of care. Doctors owe their patients a duty to provide them with competent medical services. On building sites, general contractors have a responsibility to avoid unsafe conditions that may lead to a construction accident. And property owners have a duty to keep their grounds reasonably safe for the public.
Success in a New York personal injury lawsuit hinges on establishing four elements: duty, breach of duty, damages, and causation.
Once you establish that somebody owed you a duty of care, you must then show that they breached their duty. It’s not enough, though, to establish these two elements. Personal injury law also requires the plaintiff to show that the breach of duty caused their injuries, and that these injuries resulted in compensable damages.
New York personal injury law, furthermore, uses a concept known as “comparative negligence” that allows blame to be shared by the plaintiff and the defendant. For instance, in car accidents, it may be the case that both parties contribute to the plaintiff’s injuries. The defendant might have been speeding, but the plaintiff might have been distracted. Comparative negligence still allows the plaintiff to recovery money, but if they are found to be partly (or even mostly) at fault, their recovery is reduced in proportion to how much they contributed to their injuries.
If you or a loved one believe that you were injured due to someone else acting negligently, it is imperative that you seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide free case reviews, and once you become a client, you pay no legal fees unless and until we recover money for you.
The Sanders Law Firm Case Results
At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition
Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.
Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.
At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.
To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.