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Personal Injury

Award-Winning Personal Injury Legal Representation

New York City Personal Injury Lawyer

Giordano Law Offices is located in New York City and we are committed to helping people who have suffered misfortune and have been harmed by the carelessness, negligence and deliberate acts of others. Our award-winning staff has successfully pursued justice for our clients in the form of multi million dollar settlements, verdicts, and in some cases, industry-wide reform. If you have been injured, it is important to consult a knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer as soon as possible.

It is especially important to consult with an attorney before speaking with an insurance adjuster that may contact you after your accident in order to build a case against you. Often, they will tape-record you without telling you and try to use the recording against you later on. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, construction accident, work-related accident, in prison, or any other manner, the experienced and caring attorneys at Giordano Law Offices are ready to fight to secure justice and a recovery for you. We love what we do, we love to fight for justice and we love to help people.

Giordano Law Office lawyers have over 40 years of experience representing injured clients, their loved ones and their estates. When you become a client of Giordano Law Offices, you become part of our family. We make ourselves available 24/7 with our dedicated line where clients can call or text one of our attorneys anytime, day or night. At our firm, clients are not just numbers or names on a file, clients often choose to stay in touch long after their cases have been successfully resolved and often refer other loved ones and friends to our firm. Giordano Law Offices takes great pride when past clients and other NY personal injury lawyers refer clients to us because they know and trust that we will do everything in our power to achieve justice and a favorable outcome for our clients. Please view our case results here and client review page here.

Common Causes Of Personal Injuries and Accidents In New York City

Giordano Law Offices has successfully represented clients who have been injured in New York. Our New York Personal Injury attorneys are top-rated by Super Lawyers, Expertise, Avvo, and more. Our firm has successfully recovered millions for our clients. Please click on the links below to learn more about some of our Personal Injury Practice Areas:

Our personal injury attorneys are seasoned litigators whose extensive knowledge is based on over 40 years of experience. Contact us if you need extensive legal advice and professional legal representation in a medical malpractice lawsuit, motor vehicle or subway accident injury case, construction site accident injury or police brutality case.

Determining Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

Have you been injured as the result of the negligence of another person? You can file a personal injury claim in the state of New York if you are able to prove the defendant’s liability for the injuries, as well as the nature and the extent of these damages. Only when these two elements can be proven, you may have a personal injury case.

In the legal sense, negligence is defined as the failure to exercise the care that an ordinary person would exercise in similar circumstances. The determination of negligence often turns on whether the reasonable standard was met and what actions might have been taken to avoid a loss.

Tort law requires that the victims are compensated by those who are found to be at fault for harming the victims; harm may include: loss of income, present/future medical expenses, pain and suffering payment, and may also include other punitive damages that will punish the plaintiff in excess of full compensation.

Tort law includes three categories of torts: negligent torts, intentional torts, and strict liability torts. Negligent torts refer to harm done to people through the failure to exercise a reasonable standard of care (e.g. accidents). Intentional torts refer to harms done to people intentionally, such as fraud, assault, or theft. Strict liability torts refer to harms done to people unintentionally, as a result of dangerous activities (e.g. blasting), intrusion onto another’s land by livestock or ownership of wild animals.

To establish negligence, the following four elements should be in play:

  • There must be an existing duty of care.
  • The duty of care has been breached.
  • The plaintiff suffered injury as a direct consequence of the breach of duty of care.
  • The resulting injury (whether it’s physical or emotional injury, or economic loss) gave rise to a demonstrable monetary loss.

In the state of New York, the statute of limitations is different for personal injury cases depending on the type of case and circumstances of the accident. The statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case is typically only two years from the date of the injury. Also, you have three years to file a suit against a government entity like the police department or public school system if your claim includes negligence.

If you suffered injury through no fault of your own, you may choose to pursue financial recovery by filing a personal injury claim. Working with one of our experienced NYC personal injury lawyers can help you learn about your rights and options. We value our day-to-day attorney-client relationship and pride ourselves in keeping clients informed of their options throughout their case.

How is pain and suffering compensated in a personal injury claim in New York City?

Article 21 of the New York State’s General Obligations Law is the statutory basis for a majority of tort claims in New York. The statute states, “Every person who shall sustain damages in his property… by any other person… is entitled to recover damages.” This means that a person injured as a result of a defendant’s negligence may be able to pursue financial compensation for any damages that resulted from such conduct.

Personal injury cases are complex legal matters, and there are numerous factors that must be considered if you have suffered a serious injury. To determine the value of personal injury claims, our personal injury lawyers will consider many different factors. These include the severity of the injury, any long-term impacts on your life, and how much you can expect to recover from a legal settlement.

It is not easy to name a price for someone’s pain and suffering. Recovering from trauma may take time, and every person heals at their own pace. Some people will develop PTSD symptoms that disappear after a few weeks, while others will experience serious long-term effects.

To calculate pain and suffering damages usually, New York City personal injury attorneys and insurance companies normally use two methods:

The multiplier method (the economic damages, such as medical costs, lost wages, lost capacities and property damage are calculated. According to the severity of the injury, the amount is multiplied by a number between 1.5 and 5.

Per Diem Approach – If this method is chosen, this means a certain amount of money is assigned to each day the victim suffers from the injury until they recover (often, the person’s daily wages are used as a point of reference).

Obviously, permanent injuries or injuries that have significantly impacted a victim’s daily life will often have a higher pain and suffering value.

Making a claim for loss of enjoyment of life depends on the severity of the injuries sustained, the extent to which they prevent a victim from returning to work (if applicable), and the quality of life that was previously enjoyed.

If you are from New York and you have suffered a physical or emotional injury due to the negligence of another person or entity, we are here to help. Contact us by phone, by email, or fill out the contact form on our website for a free case evaluation.

Our law firm has experience in all types of negligence cases including car accidents, truck accidents, aviation accidents, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, construction site accidents, child daycare negligence, and wrongful death cases. Our personal injury lawyers know how to maximize your recovery, turning million dollar cases into multi-million-dollar cases.

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

We know that most accident victims find it difficult to pay lawyers’ fees on an hourly basis. That is why most NYC personal injury lawyers agree to require no money from a client to begin a case, and instead take as their fee a percentage of the client’s final settlement or court award. Payment on a”contingency fee” basis proved to be extremely useful to our clients and injury attorneys alike.

But, in legal terms, when we talk about costs we do not only refer to fees paid to your lawyer. Costs may also refer to the expenses the personal injury law firm must pay when investigating your injury claim, conducting settlement negotiations, and pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.

For example, if your NYC personal injury lawyer must file a lawsuit to protect your rights, the fee for filing that lawsuit is a necessary cost. If your lawyer must proceed with a lawsuit against the insurance company, the costs will also include the hiring of experts and the expense of recording depositions, which can result into thousands of dollars. These costs can be deducted from the client’s final settlement too. To avoid misunderstandings, all these matters that pertain to costs will be discussed in detail during a consultation meeting and spelled out clearly in a written agreement.

Usually, a personal injury attorneys’ fee depends on whether you settle the case before or after filing a lawsuit:

  • If you settle before filing the lawsuit, the lawyer will get a third of the settlement amount
  • If you settle after filing the lawsuit, the lawyer will get approximately 40% of the amount.

Adding up all additional expenses previously mentioned (expert witness fees, investigators’ fees, postage, depositions, transcripts, trial exhibits), the injury lawyer’s final percentage may end up totaling between 45 and 60% of the settlement.

These percentages might seem high, but in the end, PI lawyers will maximize your financial recovery, by increasing the amount of money you will receive.

If you are worried about the costs of court fees and other trial expenses, you should talk to one of our NYC personal injury lawyers right away. We will teach you how to limit costs as much as possible.

We know how serious personal injuries can impact anyone’s life, and, definitely, injured victims need compensation to cover expensive medical bills and/or lost income. If you have been involved in a car accident or you suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another person, do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation.

Where In NYC Do You Represent Clients In?

We represent personal injury clients across all 5 boroughs, including:

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Attorneys at Giordano Law Offices have been ranked in the top 5% in the country by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. Platforms like Expertise, Avvo, and Lawyers.com have recognized Giordano Law Offices attorneys with 5-star reviews across the board. When you call Giordano Law Offices after you or your loved one has suffered an injury, you are treated with personal care. You speak directly with attorneys who have successfully won millions for clients who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. Oftentimes, you are given the personal cell phone number of our leading attorneys that make themselves available to you around the clock. With Giordano Law Offices, we take pride in our customer service, and you are treated as an extension of our family.
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