New York Personal Injury Lawyer
When you have suffered injury due to the negligence or intentional actions of another, legal action should be taken to recover compensation for damages.
A New York personal injury attorney can assist you in pursuing compensation for any monetary losses you have incurred, as well as damages for any physical, mental or emotional effects caused by your accident or injury. It is imperative you contact a legal professional immediately so that action may be taken before vital evidence is lost or it is past the time to seek compensation that is permitted under the statute of limitations.
Auto accidents can change a life in an instant. Whether the effects are catastrophic or slightly less serious, or are permanent or temporary, they cause great disruption to your life and can result in tremendous medical costs and financial losses. Our firm can help you pursue compensation to help you cope with the ramifications you are facing.
Pedestrians can be injured in a number of ways, including being hit by cars, bikes, buses or having an accident due to a poorly constructed or maintained sidewalk or other walking area. We can investigate to determine the responsible party and fight for the compensation you deserve following such an incident.
Lead poisoning often affects infants and occurs due to the use of lead-based paint in apartments and houses. Most of our cases seek to recover damages from the landlord of the building in which this paint was used. We feel strongly about helping your child obtain the care he or she needs and will fight for a just outcome to your case.
Owners and managers of buildings and properties have a legal responsibility to keep the premises safe for those who use them, whether regularly or as visitors. Injuries which occur on another's property are often due to negligence in the maintenance of the area, providing grounds for legal action with which you can pursue compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured on city property or as a result of negligence on the part of a city employee, you have the right to file suit against the city. Our firm knows how to navigate the complex procedures involved in such claims and make a compelling case for your right to compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Although rape is a criminal act which is prosecuted in the criminal court system, it is also subject to civil action. Rape victims have the right to pursue damages for the suffering they have experienced and the ramifications their ordeal has had across their life.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides a level of care lower than that expected within the community and injury results to the patient. Claims may target manufacturers of medical equipment, doctors, nurses, dentists, psychiatrists or any individual or organization of the medical field.
Nursing Home Malpractice
When seniors are placed in nursing homes, they deserve to be treated with dignity and given quality care. Sadly, it can occur that the elderly are victims of neglect, medical malpractice, mental, emotional or physical abuse, or even fraud which impacts them financially. If you know or suspect of this occurring, talk to a lawyer at our firm right away.
Sidewalk accidents can occur due to cracks, holes, or uneven sidewalks, which may exist due to tree roots, poor construction or similar issues which have not then been corrected. If you have been injured in such a sidewalk accident, our firm will take the necessary steps to show that it was these conditions which caused your injuries and that you deserve compensation.
Managers of construction sites have a responsibility to keep the location safe so that those visiting the area are protected. When negligence exists at a work location , accidents can occur which cause injury to victims. These may involve machinery, falling debris, uneven surfaces or holes in the ground, electrical incidents, and more.
Employment discrimination can come in many forms and occur anywhere throughout the employment process, from advertising and interviewing for available positions to promotions and firings of employees. The discrimination may be based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and more. If this has happened to you, you have the right to pursue compensation.
Sexual harassment consists of unwanted sexual approaches, which can occur in many forms. These may include sexual innuendo, touching, degrading or sexist comments and implications that an employee's failure to respond favorable may adversely affect their employment. If you have suffered due to such actions, you may pursue compensation.
Your Advocates in Personal Injury Claims
At Jeffrey J. Shapiro & Associates, we work with select cases so that we may give our undivided attention and service to those cases in which we truly believe. Our attorneys provide dedicated and responsive service and will guide you through the entire process with competence and sensitivity to your situation and needs. Our goal is to obtain the maximum available compensation to help you achieve a brighter future.