Injured in New York City?
Our Local Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help!
New York City is a diverse and culturally rich metropolis that is home to countless global attractions, renowned artists, and successful businesspeople. Unfortunately, it is also home to accidents. On average, 292 people die in car crashes each year, more than 6,207 are injured, and countless others are injured or killed in other types of accidents. In addition to motor vehicle collisions, people get hurt on public buses, fall in shops, restaurants, or other locales, and suffer horrific workplace injuries.
If you have been injured in or around New York City, Restivo & Murphy LLP is here for you. We are a trusted name in the legal community and have a long history of results. We pursue maximum compensation for all our clients, and we can help you, too.
All you have to do is call us at (800) 997-9109 and schedule a free consultation.
What Is a Personal Injury?
The term “personal injury” can be misleading because it is not used to describe an injury, but rather to refer to a field of law. Personal injury law or “tort law” helps victims recover financially from “torts,” or acts or omissions that give rise to injury or harm to another. Most of the time, torts are caused by negligence, which is a legal term for carelessness.
If someone drives down the road with their eyes glued to their cellphone, for example, they are being negligent, and if someone gets hurt, their negligence leads to a tort, which may lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
Need help filing a personal injury lawsuit? Our local NYC attorneys are ready to get started whenever you are!
To win your personal injury case, you will need to prove negligence, and our firm is here to help you do just that. We will organize all relevant documents and gather additional evidence, work with insurance companies, and clarify the facts in your case.
Ultimately, we will prove negligence by showing:
- The person who harmed you (the defendant) owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached this duty (by behaving carelessly)
- You suffered injuries or losses
- Your suffering is a result of the defendant’s breach
According to the American Bar Association, automobile accidents are the area in which most personal injury cases arise and provide a good example of how personal injury lawsuits work. So, let’s return to our previous “texting while driving example:”
- All drivers in New York owe a duty of care to those around them
- Texting behind the wheel is a careless activity
- People get hurt in car crashes
- Texting while driving causes car crashes (and injuries)
Not all cases are this cut and dry, and even when they are, insurance companies may try to muddle the facts and shirk liability. That’s why you need experienced, trustworthy legal counsel on your side. That’s why you need Restivo & Murphy LLP.
Cases We Handle
Personal injury claims come in all shapes and sizes. The cases we see most often at our firm include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus and municipal vehicle accidents
- Premises liability claims
- Construction accidents
- Labor law claims
- Municipal claims
- Slip and fall accidents
- And more
No matter how big or small your case may seem, you are here because it has had a profound impact on your life. While nothing we do can change what happened, having the right resources can help you move forward.
After a devastating injury or personal loss, taking legal action might be the last thing on your mind. Nevertheless, the financial realities of your accident will continue to stack up whether you are thinking about filing a lawsuit or not.
Personal injury cases balance the scales of justice by helping ensure people like you do not have to face the consequences of other people’s wrongdoings by themselves.
A successful lawsuit will lead to damages, in either a settlement or a jury award. Damages can help you account for:
- Medical bills
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Any assistive care or devices you may need
- Medical transportation
- Missed work
- Lost earning potential
- Changes to your quality of life
- And so much more
Compensatory damages help you handle economic and non-economic damages, like medical bills (which are easy to assign a value to) and pain and suffering (which is more subjective). In cases of extreme negligence or criminal activity, punitive damages may also apply. Also called exemplary damages, punitive damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer and make an example of them to discourage similar behavior in the future.
Help you, help yourself, and help your community by giving us the chance to help you through this.
At Restivo & Murphy LLP, your claim always starts with a free initial consultation. We have offices in New York City and Garden City, but if you can’t make it to us, we are always happy to travel to you. Our firm focuses on results, and we get those results by making sure you have the legal advice and personalized attention you need throughout your entire case. While we are understanding and compassionate with you, we are aggressive and don’t back down when it comes to insurance companies. That’s how we’ve recovered millions of dollars from some of the fiercest opponents in the legal industry.
For most people, a serious accident or injury happens only once in a lifetime, if that. As a result, most people who do suffer serious injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one have no idea whether they have a viable case or what to expect from the legal process. At Restivo & Murphy LLP, we focus on taking care of our clients. That is how we built our firm from the ground up into one of the premier personal injury firms in New York City.
We are available 24/7 for your needs and ready to help.
Where In New York Does Restivo & Murphy LLP Represent Clients?
We represent clients throughout all of New York's 5 boroughs, as well as in Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County. Although our offices are in Garden City and NYC proper, we regularly travel to serve the needs of our clients anywhere in the state.
How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?
Although accidents happen all the time, there are certain requirements for a legal claim. The most important factor is that the accident was caused by someone else's negligence. If we can establish conclusively that someone else did something caused your accident and injuries, we might have a claim. Further, you must have suffered damages. Our lawyers focus on cases involving serious injuries and losses resulting from construction accidents, auto accidents, and related claims.
If The Insurance Company Has Already Offered Me A Settlement, Why Do I Need An Attorney?
This is one of the most common personal injury questions we see, and it is also one of the costliest mistakes we see accident victims make. Almost invariably, an insurance company settlement offer will be much less than what a claim is truly worth. Although the offer might seem generous at the time, it will most likely not come close to covering the long-term medical costs, lost wages, and other damages you could receive in litigation. Insurance companies do not stay in business by overpaying on claims of this kind. You need lawyers who are on your side.
What Should I Bring When Visiting An Attorney For The First Time?
You should bring all the information you have regarding your accident, including copies of your medical bills; a list of all your doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers (with addresses); and your last three years of tax returns, if you have lost wages as a result of the incident. Depending on the nature of your case, we may ask you to bring additional information while we are setting up your free consultation.
Are Personal Injury Cases Expensive? And What If We Lose My Case?
A common worry for our personal injury clients is the financial risk of bringing a lawsuit. We won’t lie to you – with its extensive research, case preparation, court time, and ancillary costs, litigation is expensive. At Restivo & Murphy LLP, however, we know you’re facing enough financial hardship and we believe injury victims should not have to shoulder the financial burden of a lawsuit. Consequently, we take cases on contingency, which means our costs are contingent upon — or based on a percentage of — what we win for our clients. With this fee arrangement and the free consultations we offer our clients, you will not have to pay any attorney fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you.
How Long Do I Have To File A Claim?
The filing deadline is different for different types of cases, but there is a statute of limitations on most civil claims. If you fail to file a personal injury claim within 3 years of your accident, for instance, you could lose your opportunity to obtain compensation. Time passes quickly, and an expired deadline could jeopardize your right to legal action. That’s why we encourage you to get started ASAP.
I Am Intimidated By The Courts And The Legal Process. What Should I Do?
You should reach out to our legal team today. One of the most important parts of our work as a law firm is to help our clients understand the legal system. We realize how intimidating it can be for people who have never been through the process of filing a lawsuit before, but the system is ultimately here to help protect your rights. Our attorneys take pride in helping clients understand the legal process and walking them through every step of their cases.
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$8,000,000 Fractured Pelvic & Urethral Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 32-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a bus causing pelvic fractures and urethral injuries which required surgery.
$7,850,000 Neck, Back & Shoulder Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on snow and ice injuring her neck, back, and shoulder which required multiple surgeries.
$6,300,000 Fractured Foot & Amputation
The verdict for a 47-year-old whose left foot was run over by a bus causing numerous foot fractures and the amputation of his big toe. The offer before trial was $1,050,000.
$4,250,000 Spinal Cord & Neck Injury
We've recovered a settlement for a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer where the client sustained a spinal cord injury that required a neck surgery.
$4,025,000 Herniated Discs & Neck Surgery
Resolution at the conclusion of trial for a 43-year-old who suffered herniated discs requiring neck surgery when his vehicle was struck by a school bus. The offer before trial was $75,000.
$3,700,000 Spinal Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict in a liability trial for a 33-year-old construction worker who suffered spinal injuries in a work-related accident. The offer before the liability trial was $500,000.
$3,436,000 Neck Injuries
A verdict for a 46-year-old man whose neck was injured by a falling traffic sign struck by a motor vehicle. The offer before trial was $325,000.
$2,850,000 Brachial Plexus Injury
We've recovered a settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where the client sustained a brachial plexus injury with surgeries.
$2,500,000 Serious Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict on liability in a motor vehicle accident case involving two clients who were passengers in an ambulette.
$2,000,000 Neck Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.