Top-Rated Personal Injury Lawyer in Queens

Facing a personal injury can be daunting. Our Queens personal injury attorney is committed to guiding you and helping you recover full compensation for your peace of mind. You don't pay unless we win. Schedule your free consultation today.

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

A Winning Track Record: Our Queens Personal Injury Case Victories

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$7.5 Million

A wife and mother of three was paralyzed as a result of a defective car roof design

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$6.5 Million

High speed head-on-collision in causes catastrophic injury

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$6.1 Million

Welder who suffers devastating brain injury at work obtains substantial recovery

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Secure Your Future: Why Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyer Is Your Trusted Choice

Secure Your Future: Why Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyer Is Your Trusted Choice

When you're dealing with the aftermath of an accident, securing your future becomes a priority.

Choosing our Queens personal injury law firm means:

  • Focus: Our attorneys focus solely on personal injury law, meaning we bring a wealth of relevant knowledge to your case.
  • Experience: With years of experience handling personal injury claims in Queens, NY, we know the ins and outs of both local court systems and state laws.
  • Personalized approach: Every personal injury lawsuit is unique, and so is our approach. We take time to understand your situation and provide personalized legal counsel tailored to your needs and goals.
  • Proven track record: Our significant successes in securing fair compensation for accident victims speak to our capabilities and dedication.
  • No win, No fee: Most personal injury lawyers charge fees, but our commitment is to your recovery. If we don't win, you don't pay.

Choose our law firm, where securing your future is our priority. Your journey to justice starts with a free consultation with our dedicated legal team.

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Accident Statistics for Queens, New York

Queens experiences countless accidents every year, often leading to catastrophic injuries and even death. Often these accidents are due to someone else’s negligence, and subsequently result in a law suit. According to the Traffic Safety Statistical Repository, there were almost 30,000 traffic accidents in Queens in 2021 alone. Close to 60 of these accidents resulted in fatalities, and over 13,000 of them resulted in injuries, many requiring long-term care.

On top of that, New York State saw approximately 129,000 work place accidents, and New York City had over 500 construction-related injuries and deaths in 2021. Not to mention the countless medical malpractice claims filed every year.

These staggering numbers are nothing new, and these statistics highlight the need for dedicated personal injury attorneys ready to stand up for their clients, getting them just compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, and other loss — monetary, emotional, or anything else.

Our Legal Services for a Variety of Personal Injury Areas in Queens

Legal matters can be overwhelming. Our Queens personal injury lawyers simplify the process, offering knowledgeable services in various personal injury areas.

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Handling medical malpractice claims demands an insightful understanding of both medical and legal nuances. If you've experienced harm due to healthcare negligence, our skilled lawyers are here to navigate these complications and secure your rightful compensation.

  • Birth injuries: Any negligence during birth can have lifelong repercussions. Our legal team helps victims seek justice and deserved compensation.
  • Hospital negligence: When hospitals fail in their duties, the consequences are severe. We strive to hold these institutions accountable for their actions.
  • Medical misdiagnosis: A misdiagnosis can have fatal effects. We help clients recover damages incurred due to incorrect or delayed diagnoses.
  • Medical errors: Mistakes in treatment can bring serious harm. If you've suffered due to a medical error, we'll fight for your rightful compensation.

Accidents

Accidents

Accidents, unfortunately, happen every day and can result in significant personal injuries. Our accident law services in Queens, NY, offer seasoned legal support to victims.

  • Car accidents: Motor vehicle accidents can leave victims with severe injuries and mounting medical bills. Our legal team has the experience necessary to pursue rightful compensation for accident victims.
  • Premises liability: Claims involving injuries sustained on someone else's property due to lack of upkeep or negligence fall under premises liability law. We hold property owners responsible for any harm you've suffered.
  • Construction accidents: Construction sites can be dangerous, and accidents there often result in serious injuries. Our dedicated lawyers fight for the rights and safety of injured construction workers.
  • Pedestrian accidents: The impact of a vehicle can cause serious injuries to pedestrians. We are committed to assisting victims of pedestrian accidents in recovering compensation for their injuries.

Product Liability

Product Liability

Product liability is another complex area of personal injury law that our Queens personal injury lawyer addresses, holding manufacturers liable for dangerous and defective products.

  • Dangerous drugs: Pharmaceuticals should heal, not harm. If you've suffered due to dangerous drugs, our legal team can help you pursue a claim against the responsible parties.
  • Defective medical devices: When medical devices fail, the consequences can be devastating. We fight to hold manufacturers accountable for the harm caused by defective medical devices.
  • Other class action lawsuits: Class action lawsuits can be a powerful way to seek justice. We represent groups who have collectively suffered harm due to dangerous products.
  • Mass tort lawsuits: In mass tort lawsuits, many plaintiffs have been injured. Our lawyers skillfully handle these complex cases, fighting for fair compensation for all personal injury victims.

9/11 Victims

9/11 Victims

The 9/11 attacks left lasting scars on many victims. Our law firm provides dedicated legal services to 9/11 victims, pursuing the recovery they deserve from the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).

  • VCF-covered illnesses: The VCF covers a range of illnesses linked to the 9/11 attacks. We guide victims in understanding their diagnoses and in claiming their rightful compensation.
  • Cancer-related payouts: Many victims developed cancer post-9/11. We strive to secure the highest possible cancer-related payouts for those affected.
  • Non-cancer payouts: Not all 9/11-related illnesses are cancerous, but that doesn't make them less devastating. We work tirelessly to get sufferers of noncancerous illnesses the compensation they need.
  • WTC VCF eligibility: Understanding eligibility for the WTC VCF can be confusing. Our attorneys demystify the process, helping victims determine whether they qualify and guiding them through the steps toward compensation.

Common Injuries

Common Injuries

Life-altering injuries demand stringent legal support. Our Queens personal injury attorneys provide experienced representation for victims suffering from common severe injuries.

  • Brain injuries: Brain injuries can drastically impact an individual's life. If a negligent person or organization has caused a traumatic brain injury, we will fight relentlessly for your compensation.
  • Amputation injuries: The loss of a limb is a devastating consequence of some accidents. Our skilled attorneys work to ensure that victims recovering from amputations receive fair compensation for their ordeals.
  • Catastrophic injuries: Catastrophic injuries dramatically alter lives and require significant financial resources. Our dedicated lawyers push to seek the full amount our clients deserve for these severe cases.
  • Paralysis injuries: Paralysis is life-changing. Our compassionate attorneys will guide you through the claim process, working hard to get you the compensation needed to manage your new reality.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

No individual should suffer the horrors of sexual abuse. Our Queens injury attorneys are staunch advocates for survivors, providing compassionate and powerful legal assistance to help victims seek justice and compensation for the suffering they've endured.

Other Personal Injury Lawsuits

Our extensive range of personal injury legal services also covers other personal injury cases that deeply affect victims and their families.

  • Wrongful death: Losing a loved one to someone else's negligence is heartbreaking. Our dedicated lawyers are here to help families seek justice and compensation through wrongful death lawsuits.
  • Nursing home abuse: Elder abuse in care facilities is tragically common. If your loved one has been a victim, our Queens personal injury attorneys are committed to bringing those responsible to justice.

Get a Head Start — Book Your No-Cost Consultation Today

Start your journey toward justice and recovery today. Book your no-cost consultation with our experienced Queens personal injury lawyers and find out how we can help you seek maximum compensation. Act now!

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Important Steps to Take If You Are Injured in Queens, NY

If you've suffered an injury in Queens, NY, taking immediate and informed steps can greatly impact the outcome of personal injury claims.

Here's what to do:

  • Seek medical attention: Prioritize your health first. Timely treatment supports recovery, and your medical records will serve as crucial evidence in your claim.
  • Report the incident: Report the accident to relevant authorities or responsible parties, such as law enforcement or property owners.
  • Gather evidence: If possible, document the incident. This can include taking photos, saving physical evidence, and noting details of the incident while they're fresh.
  • Speak with witnesses: Witnesses can help corroborate your claim. Collect their contact details in case their accounts are needed.
  • Consult a personal injury lawyer: Reach out to a trusted Queens personal injury attorney before making any formal statements. Your attorney can guide you through the claim process and protect your rights.

Proving the Fault of the Liable Party — Crucial Tactics for Your Queens Case

Proving the Fault of the Liable Party — Crucial Tactics for Your Queens Case

Most personal injury cases in Queens are grounded on the legal concept of negligence.

This involves demonstrating four key elements:

  • Duty of care: This is the obligation one party has to avoid causing harm to another. For instance, drivers have a duty of care to adhere to traffic laws and protect pedestrians and other drivers.
  • Breach: If the party fails to uphold their duty of care, they have committed a breach. This element requires demonstrating that the accused acted (or failed to act) in a way a reasonable person would not have in the same circumstance.
  • Causation: It must be proven that the defendant's breach directly caused your injuries. This typically requires medical evidence linking the accident to your injuries.
  • Damages: Lastly, to claim compensation, you must prove that you have sustained actual damages. These can be physical, emotional, or financial and must be documented and quantifiable.

An experienced Queens personal injury lawyer can greatly assist in proving these elements and advocating for your maximum compensation.

Damages You Can Recover for a Personal Injury in Queens, NY

Damages You Can Recover for a Personal Injury in Queens, NY

The repercussions of a personal injury extend beyond the physical pain — there's often a significant financial and emotional burden. You may be entitled to recover various damages, classified as economic, non-economic, and in some cases, punitive.

  • Economic damages: These encompass the tangible financial costs caused by an accident. They can include medical expenses, lost wages due to time off work, future loss of earnings, and any other expenses related to the injury.
  • Non-economic damages: While some consequences are not directly fiscal, they're just as real. Non-economic damages cover intangibles like pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of companionship.
  • Punitive damages: In cases where the defendant's behavior is found to be particularly negligent or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded. These are not tied to the victim’s losses but are intended to punish the offender and deter similar conduct in the future.

Know What Your Personal Injury Claim Is Worth in Queens

Determining the worth of personal injury claims in Queens, NY, is a nuanced process. It's crucial to consider both present and future economic damages, potential non-economic damages, and the specific circumstances of the case.

A seasoned personal injury attorney can provide valuable insight, using their knowledge of New York law and experience in similar cases to give you a realistic estimate. For a comprehensive assessment of your claim's worth, schedule a free consultation with our personal injury law firm.

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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

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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

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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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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to hire a Queens personal injury lawyer?

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Our Queens personal injury law firm works on a contingency basis, which means that there is no upfront cost for you. We only charge a fee if we win or settle your personal injury lawsuit, and the amount is typically a percentage of the recovered sum.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Queens?

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Under New York law, the general statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the injury. However, the time limit can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Consult with an attorney for accurate information.

Can a lawyer help even if my accident was partially my fault?

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Yes. New York follows a "pure comparative negligence" rule. Even if you were partly at fault, you could still recover damages, reduced by your percentage of fault. An attorney can help determine these details.

Do I have to go to court for my Queens personal injury case?

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Not necessarily. Many personal injury cases can be resolved outside the court through settlements with the at-fault party or their insurance company. However, if a fair agreement is not reached, going to court might be necessary. Again, a lawyer can guide you through the most suitable option based on your case.