New York City Personal Injury Attorneys

If you've suffered an injury in New York, you deserve to seek compensation for your losses. Whether you've been injured in a car accident or by a defective product, a NY injury lawyer from our team can help you collect the compensation you deserve.

The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm team
The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm team
The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm team

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Our Recent Successful Product Liability Awards and Settlements

Our attorneys fight hard to get our client's maximum compensation for their injuries. These are some of our most recent achievements:


$7.5 Million

For a client who was paralyzed in a car accident due to a defective car design


$3 Million

For a failure to diagnose an infection that ultimately led to the victim suffering paraplegia


$2.49 Million

For the wrongful death of a 9/11 volunteer who aided in the rescue and recovery of victims

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Get Legal Help from the Top Personal Injury Attorneys in NYC

Seek Legal Representation from the Top New York Civil Rights Attorneys

The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm has a reputation for never backing down. When you choose our attorneys to fight for you, you can rest assured that they will work vigorously and tirelessly until you get the compensation you deserve.

Every attorney at the firm is a fierce negotiator who does not entertain lowball offers from insurance companies and is ready to file a personal injury lawsuit if settlement negotiations do not result in an offer their client deserves.

One of our attorneys, Joseph Lanni, was selected by Forbes as one of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in New York City in 2022, 2023 and 2024. To speak with a top personal injury attorney in New York, NY, contact our firm today.

Healthcare professionals — including doctors, nurses, and technicians — must maintain high standards when treating patients. Failure to do so can result in medical negligence and lead to patients experiencing serious injuries and even death. We help clients get justice for various types of medical malpractice claims:

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Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm has a long history of successfully representing injury clients in all types of personal injury cases:

Healthcare professionals — including doctors, nurses, and technicians — must maintain high standards when treating patients. Failure to do so can result in medical negligence and lead to patients experiencing serious injuries and even death. We help clients get justice for various types of medical malpractice claims:

Companies must ensure that their products are not unreasonably dangerous. Unfortunately, dangerously defective products make it into the hands of unsuspecting consumers regularly and can lead to severe injuries and loss of life. Our firm handles mass tort and class action cases for product liability cases, including but not limited to:

To be considered consensual, sexual activity must be done voluntarily, knowingly, and mutually. When sexual assault and abuse occur, the resulting cases must be handled with empathy and care. We aid clients in receiving just compensation for their trauma with the following:

  • Adult Survivors Act — temporary one year window to bring claims of adulthood sexual abuse that would have otherwise been time barred by the statue of limitations

Traffic accidents can lead to horrific injuries, requiring extensive medical care and resulting in significant financial and emotional losses. Sadly, negligence is a major cause of wrecks. When it is, we help victims recover compensation in cases including:

Individuals near the towers during the 9/11 attacks can potentially seek compensation for injuries and illnesses they suffered from inhaling toxic dust and fumes. Our firm helps victims with the following legal actions related to 911 compensation:

Careless actions can cause all manner of injuries that have the potential to significantly reduce the quality of people's lives and prevent them from interacting with the world in a fruitful and meaningful way. Our firm helps victims who suffer from a variety of debilitating injuries, including:

Other Personal Injury Lawsuits

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Some of the other types of injury cases we handle include:

Our Top New York Personal Injury Lawyers Are Here to Help

If someone else's negligence has caused you harm, our experienced team of personal injury attorneys in New York is ready to help you get justice. Call today for a free consultation and case review to learn how we can help.

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Taking the Right Steps After a Serious Accident in New York

What you do after you have been injured will play a big role in how your claim for compensation plays out. You can increase your chances of receiving appropriate compensation for your injuries by taking the following actions:

Obtain Medical Treatment Without Delay

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It is important to seek medical attention immediately after you suffer an injury. Doing so will help stabilize your condition and help prevent it from worsening.

Additionally, seeking medical attention will help your claim for compensation later because you will need official documentation of the cause and seriousness of your injuries. Without a medical report, the defense or insurance company can potentially dispute the source of your injuries.

How you seek medical attention will depend on the circumstances of the injuries. For example, if you are injured in a car accident, you should call 911 for first responders, who can stabilize your condition and transport you to a hospital.

Report the Accident

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In most cases, you should report serious accidents to the police. How you do so depends on the context of the incident. For example, if you are involved in a traffic accident in New York, you must report it if someone is injured or if it causes more than $1,000 in property damage. However, if the accident occurs in a nursing home, you should report it to nursing home management and the New York Nursing Home Complaint Hotline.

Refrain from Discussing the Case

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It is important that you refrain from engaging in any discussions about your case with anyone you don't have to. Insurance companies will use anything you say against you during your claim for compensation to justify offering you minimal or no compensation.

Unfortunately, many accident victims decide to speak about their cases and end up doing damage to their claims. For example, car accident victims often make statements at the scene of the accident, to insurance adjusters, or on social media that are then taken out of context by those who wish to harm their cases.

Because of this, the only time you should discuss anything about your case is when you are in the presence of the personal injury lawyer who is representing you.

Consult with a New York Personal Injury Lawyer

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If you have been in a serious accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. From your first meeting with an attorney, you will begin to understand the gravity of the compensation process and how important it is to be represented by an attorney experienced in personal injury law.

Unfortunately, many injury victims don't understand that insurance companies pay less for personal injury claims filed by victims without personal injury lawyers. They know that claimants without representation do not understand the process well enough to get the compensation they deserve. As such, they offer them paltry sums in a quick and easy fashion to tempt victims into taking the money and moving on.

On the other hand, accident victims who have experienced NYC personal injury attorneys handling their cases routinely receive over four times more money than clients going through the claims process alone.

Qualifications for “Serious Injury” Under New York Law

When it comes to car accidents, New York is a no-fault state, which means that injury victims typically make claims for compensation against their own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. Unfortunately, PIP only provides limited compensation for the losses that car accident victims often experience.

According to the guidelines, PIP insurance covers medical expenses, 80% of an injury victim's monthly earnings, and up to $2,000 in death benefits for funeral and burial expenses.

However, if a car accident victim experiences a serious injury, they will be entitled to file a claim against the driver who caused the accident.

According to New York Law, the following types of injuries are considered serious enough to allow you to make a claim for compensation outside of your own PIP insurance:

  • Fractured bones
  • Significant disfigurement
  • Full disability for a minimum of 90 days
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Permanent or significant limitation on the use of a body part or system
  • Death

Remember that the serious injury threshold that allows you to sue another driver for damages does not apply to motorcyclists. Therefore, if you have suffered a motorcycle accident, you will look to the other driver and their insurance company for compensation, rather than a PIP insurance policy. Additionally, your claim for compensation will not be limited as it would be under PIP rules.

However, while the serious injury threshold may not apply to motorcyclists, it does apply to victims like bicyclists and pedestrians. It also applies to passengers in cars involved in traffic accidents.

Qualifications for “Serious Injury” Under New York Law

Recovering Compensation After a Personal Injury

Personal injury claims can give injury victims the compensation they need to cover their losses. As with all other states, New York has a variety of compensable losses that may form the basis of a claim for compensation. In order to receive funds for a compensable loss, a victim must demonstrate with evidence that they have suffered such a loss — as well as the extent to which they have suffered it.

The two principal types of compensable losses in the state are economic and non-economic losses. As you might imagine, economic damages are meant to compensate for losses that have a quantifiable effect on your finances.

These losses can include:

  • Medical Expenses: All treatment-related expenses incurred because of your injury, including doctor's visits, hospital stays, medication, and rehab
  • Lost Income: Salary or wages you have lost because of an inability to engage in gainful employment because of the injuries you have suffered
  • Transportation Costs: Expenses you spend to get to and from medical appointments for the treatment of your injuries
  • Property Damage: Damage to personal property, such as vehicles

Non-economic losses are not inherently quantifiable and deal with subjective but real losses that can affect your quality of life — sometimes even more so than economic losses.

These losses can include:

  • Pain and Suffering: The level of physical pain and discomfort you feel as a result of your injuries
  • Emotional Distress: The emotional distress you feel from the accident, debilitating injuries, and grief
  • Diminished Quality of Life: Resulting from the inability to enjoy life as you once did — either due to your physical injuries or due to trauma or grief

The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm is a personal injury law firm that fights hard to make sure that our clients receive compensation for every compensable loss they have suffered.


Our Clients’ Reviews


I cannot rate the firm any higher! we are extremely happy with the service we received from Brad, Chris and the team. We are northern Irish citizens and as such had no experience of the US justice system, Chris and Brad helped us navigate this and made sure we understood every step of the process and we were kept informed of what would happen with the case.

We also felt that Brad and Chris had a genuine interest in our story, what the implications for us as a family were and they were genuinely invested in how they could help our situation.

We were reassured by the manor in which Chris and Brad dealt with us and trusted that the advice we were given was always well balanced and in our best interests. We were extremely happy with the outcome the firm achieved for us and feel that we only got this outcome due to the hard work of Chris and Brad. I would not hesitate to recommend the firm to anyone who is considering a case and wants to feel as though they are really valued as a client.

Many thanks to the firm for all of their hard work on our behalf it truly is appreciated.

Leanne Montgomery




Let’s go to the beginning when I realize that I was going to need legal assistance because I was shocked that I was actually injured I called my fiancé and told her that I was going to need a lawyer, so she googled the top 5  personal injury law firms in NY and The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm came up. One of the representatives from the firm took the time to come personally to my home to see me, that immediately showed me that I was going to be able to make it through my pain and suffering they understood what I was going through and with patience, persistence, and diligence they were able to get the best results possible in settling my case. I highly recommend the Jacob Fuchsberg Law firm when the unexpected happens you will not be dissatisfied with the kind, courteous and professionalism that you would expect from a law firm.

Keith Middleton




Very satisfied with the representation I was given from this law firm.  I would recommend Fuchsberg to anyone with a unique situation such as mine. My attorney went above and beyond to ensure everything was done thoroughly and in a timely manner! Everything about this firm exceeded my expectations! Very special thank you to Chris,  Allison, and Brad!

Marie Price



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Speak with an Experienced New York City Personal Injury Lawyer Nearby

If you have been injured by someone else and have suffered losses, do not delay. Reach out to speak with a New York City personal injury lawyer from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm today. You deserve to know what options you have for compensation when someone has harmed you. Our consultations are free and discreet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much compensation can I expect to receive for my personal injury case in New York?

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The compensation you receive depends on the severity of your injuries and losses. The more substantial they are, the more compensation you will likely receive.

It also depends on whether you have a personal injury attorney. Without one, you are likely to get far less compensation for your injuries.

How is fault determined in an NYC personal injury case?

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In most personal injury cases, fault is determined by reviewing the facts of the case. A party is at fault when they owe someone a duty of care and violate it, which ultimately causes injuries and losses.

How long will my personal injury case take to resolve in New York?

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For relatively straightforward cases, resolution time can be as little as a few months — complex cases can take much longer. Factors that can affect resolution time include the severity of the injuries, the type of accident, and issues of liability.