New York Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injuries in New York are an unfortunate reality and can have serious long-term effects on victims and their families.

According to the New York State Department of Health, the rate of deaths due to personal injury remained fairly steady at 40.3 per 100,000 from 1995 to 2014. Similarly, the rate of hospitalizations due to injury fluctuated around 750 per 100,000 for New Yorkers in the same timeframe.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that injuries are the leading cause of death for individuals aged 1 to 44 in the state of New York.

To further reduce personal injuries and reduce violence, the state established the New York Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (CORE SVIPP). The goal of the program is to implement strategies that decrease both violence and injuries through evidence-based strategies and programs.

If you or someone you know has been injured, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm are standing by, ready to lend a helping hand.

Personal Injury Cases Handled by The Lanier Law Firm

When it comes to handling personal injury cases and recovering maximum compensation for their clients, The Lanier Law Firm has extensive experience in personal injury litigation.

They have helped their clients recover substantial damages for a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

These are just a few examples of cases litigated by the attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm, who frequently represent the victims of car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and construction accidents.

Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are a frequent occurrence in today’s car-driven culture and sometimes result in serious injury and death. The Lanier Law Firm is experienced in handling personal injury cases involving car accidents and can help obtain maximum compensation as allowable in New York.

Medical Malpractice

When patients seek medical care, they deserve excellent treatment that provides them with a high standard of care and lets them recover swiftly. Unfortunately, human error and systematic problems in the health care system lead to between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths in hospitals each year. When a health care provider deviates from the established standard of care, lives are lost.

The Lanier Law Firm has handled a number of medical malpractice cases over the years and strives to help clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve in any medical malpractice suit.

Truck Accidents

When a large truck or 18-wheeler is involved in an accident, the sheer force and momentum of these larger vehicles can cause serious destruction and damage to surrounding vehicles and property.

Construction Accidents

Accidents occasionally happen on the job in construction sites and are sometimes caused by negligence or safety failures that could have been prevented with proper precautions and vigilance. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, The Lanier Law Firm can help.

Product Liability

If a product manufacturer ships out a defective product that injures the user, the manufacturer may be liable for damages.

Motorcycle Accidents

Workers who are injured in motorcycle accidents can file lawsuits to recover damages and receive the justice they deserve. Each motorcycle accident is unique, and upon investigation, your attorney will determine liability.

Premises Liability

If a property owner or landowner has a personal injury that occurs on their property, they may be liable for damages. If you’ve been injured due to unsafe conditions or negligence on someone’s property, you may be able to recover damages and receive compensation.

New York’s Vehicle Crash Data

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), several specific intersections in New York are more prone to car accidents than others.

According to data from the New York Police Department, these motor vehicle collisions are usually due to the structure of those intersections, poor visibility when making turns, or the large volume of vehicles that travel there on a daily basis, increasing the probability of a collision occurring.

East 59th Street and 2nd Avenue

The intersection of East 59th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan sees as many as 150 accidents per year. Additionally, there are more than 600 accidents annually on 2nd avenue between 63rd street and 57th street in New York City.

Flatbush Avenue and Tillary Street

In Brooklyn, the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Tillary Street is considered the most dangerous intersection in the entire state of New York. At this location alone, there have been over 180 recorded accidents every year, particularly due to its proximity to on-ramps and access to Brooklyn Bridge.

Alexander Avenue and East 138th Street

The intersection of Alexander Avenue and East 138th Street is the most dangerous in The Bronx, being in a particularly accident-prone area.

New York’s Parking Laws

Another contributing factor to accidents in New York, according to the Official Website of the City of New York, is inappropriately and illegally parked vehicles. This includes vehicles that block driveways, are abandoned, violate posted parking regulations, or are double-parked.

Best Hospitals in New York for Emergency Medical Assistance

The first thing you should do after an accident is either dial 911, go to a local hospital, or see your primary care provider (PCP).

Several hospitals in the New York City metro area can provide you with excellent medical care.

Mount Sinai West

Mount Sinai West is a full-service medical center with a 24/7 emergency department serving West Side Manhattan and Midtown.


1000 10th Ave
New York, NY 10019

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Founded almost 250 years ago, NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most integrated academic healthcare systems that provide dependable primary care to all patients.


1305 York Ave
New York, NY 10021

New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan

Located in Lower Manhattan, just south of Greenwich Village, this hospital is a part of the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare system and one of its primary campuses.


170 William St
New York, NY 10038

BronxCare Health System

Located in The Bronx, the BronxCare Health System is a hospital located in the northernmost NYC metro area.


1650 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10457

Make sure to obtain all documents related to your injury, including your medical records, and contact a New York personal injury attorney as soon as possible after receiving medical treatment.

Statute of Limitations Laws in New York

The New York statute of limitations for a personal injury states that you have up to three years from the date of your accident — or the date of the discovery of the injury — to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice is two years and six months of the injury or the discovery of the injury.

In all cases, it is recommended that you contact a personal injury attorney promptly after you’ve received medical treatment.

Recovering Damages in a New York Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured in New York, Article 51 of New York’s Insurance Law states that you must experience a basic economic loss greater than $50,000 or establish that you have a “serious injury” as classified by law to file a personal injury lawsuit.

A serious injury includes situations involving death, dismemberment, fracture, loss of a fetus, significant disfigurement, or permanent limitation of a body organ or member. There are no caps to personal injury damages recoverable in the State of New York.

Types of Damages
There are several types of damages that you can recover in your personal injury claim, including:

The Benefits of Working with an Attorney from The Lanier Law Firm

The Lanier Law Firm, whose New York office is located at 126 East 56th Street in New York City, was founded in 1990 by Mark Lanier. The firm is committed to working with its clients in New York to help recover maximum compensation for their injuries.

Don’t let the intimidating nature of the legal process or the presumed expense of hiring a personal injury attorney in New York prevent you from contacting the board-certified and licensed attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm.

Call The Lanier Law Firm today to find out how we can help you get the maximum compensation you deserve for your personal injury case.

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