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Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, an experienced Manhattan personal injury lawyer can help secure the compensation you need to recover. For more than two decades, our team of trial-tested Manhattan personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC has represented New York’s most vulnerable injury victims.

By offering compassionate service and aggressive representation, we have established a record of success in all areas of personal injury law. An injury can happen at any time, and when it does, contact us to learn how we can help.

Why Choose Our Team of Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyers?

  • Full service law firm with over 25 years of experience.
  • We are focused on recovering full and fair compensation, even if that means taking your case to court.
  • We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no fees until we win your case.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

When another party causes serious injury or wrongful death due to their negligent or reckless actions, they must be held accountable. Victims often must focus on their physical recovery, while also dealing with the financial challenges that come with substantial medical expenses and missed time from work. A Manhattan accident and injury lawyer will help you file a personal injury claim or a civil lawsuit to pursue fair compensation for your losses.

Personal injury cases are complex, with many rules and filing deadlines. Experienced attorneys regularly advocate for victims, and will completely take care of every detail for you, while also improving your chances of a favorable outcome.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our Manhattan law office has extensive experience in handling personal injury cases that involve:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Construction and Workplace Accidents
  • Brain Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Premises Liability Cases
  • Uber/Lyft Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents

Even if you do not see your accident type on this list, do not hesitate to contact us. We offer free consultations, and will listen to the details of your case then discuss your potential legal options.

New York’s Negligence Laws

Personal Injury Claims

New York uses a pure comparative negligence rule, which means that a plaintiff’s damages will be reduced by the percentage of responsibility assigned to them. If both parties contributed to an accident, the court must determine each party’s percentage of fault and award compensation accordingly. For example, if a jury finds a plaintiff to be 30% responsible for their injury and awards them $100,000, the plaintiff would only receive $70,000.

Car Accident Claims

Car accident claims are a little more unique when it comes to fault laws. Unlike many other parts of the country, New York is a no-fault insurance state. Regardless of who is liable for a car accident, victims must file a claim with their own insurance company to cover their medical bills and property damage. New York also has a Serious Injury Threshold, which is a law that limits which injuries qualify for pursuing a personal injury lawsuit for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.

Get the Help You Need after You’ve Been Injured

The Manhattan personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC examine each case carefully to understand your unique needs and concerns. We will fight to obtain the maximum recovery that you deserve so that you have every opportunity for a full and speedy recovery. Schedule a free consultation today, by calling (212) 564-2800 or requesting one online.

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