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A serious injury has the potential to completely change your life, impacting your health, career, and your finances without warning. If negligence played a part in your injury, you may be able to secure compensation for your injuries – but this often requires assistance or help by a qualified professional.

If you or a loved one has been serious injured due to the negligence of another party, please contact the Law Offices of Jay Knispel, LLC today to discuss your case. Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys are committed to providing you the support necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Us?

At The Law Offices of Jay Knispel, LLC, we provide exceptional representation for all who have suffered an injury at the hands of another.

  • We have more than 25 years of experience successfully representing clients in all matters of personal injury law.
  • We are a full-service personal injury firm that can handle all of your legal work on your behalf while you can focus on healing and recovery.
  • We represent clients on a contingency fee agreement. There are no initial costs, and you only pay for legal frees if we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf.

Schedule a free consultation with us and see how we can assist you today.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

It is highly recommended to consult a legal professional after you have suffered a serious injury due to an accident. It is often difficult to represent yourself in a lawsuit against a negligent party – especially if it is clear that the other party has professional representation. It can be even more difficult to do so if you are still recovering from serious injuries. An attorney can complete any of the required legal duties on your behalf, ensuring that all paperwork is filed while you focus on healing from your injuries.

Additionally, while filing a claim you may be required to correspond with insurance companies and other parties in order to pursue compensation. Often, insurance providers will attempt to settle your case quickly in order to fully resolve your case and prevent any further investigations from being conducted. However, these initial offers are often low-ball settlements – compensation that is far lower than what you would be entitled to in a formal claim. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to prevent low-ball offers and hold insurance companies accountable for the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Ultimately, an attorney can be there as your trusted legal advocate that acts in your best interests during these difficult times.

Types of Personal Injury We Handle

The Law Offices of Jay Knispel, LLC has successfully represent clients in all types of personal injury matters.

Common accidents we encounter include:

Car accidents

Although car accidents may be fairly common, even minor fender-benders have the potential to cause serious, nagging injuries that take months or even years to heal. We can help you determine who is liable and negotiate with contentious insurance providers on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Truck accidents

Large commercial trucks are inherently more dangerous than automobiles due to their size and weight; most truck accidents result in serious injuries to all those involved. We can help you fully investigate your accident so that you may be able to pursue compensation from all liable parties, be it the truck driver, the trucking company, or any other parties responsible for the accident.

Construction accidents

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous – there is not only a high incidence of accidents, but also a high potential of serious injury occurring as a result. Workers’ compensation insurance may help compensate you, but often the limit on coverage is far below what you need to get back to work. We help you explore your options for compensation to determine how to secure the recovery you need after a construction accident.

Premises liability

Property owners and managers are expected to keep their premises safe and free of any hazards or potential for injury. Therefore, when someone is injured due to improper maintenance of ground, those owners/managers may be held fully liable for the damages. We can help investigate your case and pursue a premises liability claim against the at-fault party.

Brain injuries

Injuries to the brain are almost always serious, often with permanent impairments that require a lifetime of medical intervention and assistance. With our help, you may be able to secure the compensation necessary to improve your quality of life until you make a recovery. We can help you recover after a brain injury.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another in any circumstance, we want to help you today.

New York Has Unique Fault Laws for Car Accident Claims

It is important to note that, although New York follow a fault-based system regarding personal injury claims and negligence, they have unique provisions for car accident claims. New York is one of few states in the country that is a no-fault insurance state regarding car accident claims. This means that all victims of car accidents must file a claim with their own personal provider – regardless of who was at fault in the accident. This means that those who are pursuing compensation for their damages may have to negotiate aggressively with their insurance provider to receive the recovery they deserve.

However, there is an exception to this rule. Victims of serious car accidents may be able to file a claim against the at-fault party if the total cost of their damages passes the “no-limit threshold.” This is essentially done to limit car accident lawsuits to cases where serious injuries occur. However, the details regarding no-limit thresholds can quickly get confusing and frustrating for those seeking compensation. It is always best to consult an attorney first before proceeding with a car accident claim.

What Are New York’s Negligence Laws on Personal Injury Claims?

All other personal injury claims in New York follow a fault-based system – if it is found that someone is at fault for your injuries, they are liable for all damages and you may be entitled to pursue them for compensation. In cases where liability is shared among more than one party, New York observes a “pure comparative fault” system, where any party is able to file a claim for damages, regardless of fault. Their compensation would then be decreased by the percentage of fault they share in the accident. For example, if an injured victim is found to be 20% at fault for his or her injuries, they are still eligible to secure 80% of the total damages determined.

It is important to consider that percentage of fault can be swayed by thorough investigation and comprehensive evidence regarding your case. A Brooklyn personal injury can help formulate a case that ensures you receive the maximum possible compensation for your needs.

Is There a Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in New York?

Like most other states in the country, New York has a statue of limitations on all personal injury claims – a strict time limit in which you are able to file a valid claim for damages against the at-fault party. In New York, you have three years from the date of the injury or accident to file a valid personal injury claim. However, there are circumstances that can decrease or increase this time. For example, injured parties have considerably less time to file a claim if it is against a government agency, while medical malpractice claims may get extensions in some unique circumstances. It is best to discuss these circumstances with an attorney before proceeding with your claim.

What Damages Can I Recover?

Generally, injured victims can recover the following damages in a personal injury lawsuit:

  • Medical bills and expenses, such as emergency treatment, hospitalization, and ambulance care.
  • Future medical expenses, such as rehabilitation, follow-up appointments, surgeries, and prescription medications.
  • Lost wages due to time spent away from work recovering.
  • Lost earning potential if your injuries permanently disable you for pursuing any career goals or advancements.
  • Any property damage as a result of the accident.
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Funeral costs in the case of a wrongful death

In some instances, injured victims may also be awarded punitive damages by courts. The at-fault party is ordered to pay these costs in instances where the accident was especially egregious or grossly negligent, with no remorse or care shown afterward. This is done in extreme circumstances as a deterrent against the at-fault party.

How We Can Help

At The Law Offices of Jay Knispel, LLC, we provide exceptional legal representation and services to all personal injury matters. We use our resources, experience, and knowledge to assist you throughout the entire claims process, including:

  • Investigating your accident and gathering evidence to substantiate your claim
  • Seeking out any quality healthcare you need to make a full recovery
  • Filing any necessary paperwork to start the legal process
  • Negotiating with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf to ensure you are getting a fair chance at compensation
  • Taking your case to trial if you are not receiving the maximum possible compensation for your claim

As a full-service personal injury law firm, we are here to provide any care and support you need to facilitate your personal injury claim against any negligent parties.

How Much Does a Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

Generally, it can be difficult to determine the exact costs of legal representation in a personal injury claim, due to the number of circumstances and factors involved in your case.

At The Law Offices of Jay Knispel, LLC, we understand that not knowing the legal costs can be stressful – especially in the aftermath of a serious accident. We are aware of the significant financial toll an accident can have on a family, and we want to help, regardless of your financial situation. All of our lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee arrangement. There are no initial costs, and you do not pay any legal expenses throughout the proceedings. At the conclusion of the case, you only pay legal fees if we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

This arrangement allows victims of negligence the flexibility to seek the best possible lawyers without having to worry about whether or not they can afford it. Additionally, it holds us directly accountable for our services.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, please contact us immediately to discuss your case. We are committed to providing the representation you need to hold any negligent parties accountable for their negligent actions – and secure the compensation you need to make a full recovery.

Schedule a free consultation with us today and let us help you.

Covid 19 Update: We are accepting new cases and we handle everything electronically and remotely, so our clients never have to leave their homes.