NY Accident Law Firm Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Long Island City
The representation of individuals who were seriously or catastrophically injured as a result of negligence is one of the most rewarding fields of law that we have the privilege to practice. Our attorneys and support staff love what we do.
We work hard and dedicate ourselves to achieve the best possible compensation for our clients. Our multi-million dollar results are a testament to our success. Our New York personal injury Law firm treats each of our clients as a member of our family. We do not believe in processing a large volume of cases like a factory but instead, we aim to represent each client as an individual and treat our clients like family.
To meet that goal, we make ourselves easily accessible via phone, e-mail, cell phone, and in-person appointments. Our New York offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens allow clients to visit us at their convenience. For new clients, we also make a home or hospital visits if the potential client is unable to visit one of our offices.
We are Helping Injury Victims and their Families since 1999:
1. Receive Personal Attention on Your Case
2. Work Directly With an Attorney, Not a Case Worker
3. Pay us nothing unless we successfully resolve your case
Contact us for a free consultation. Call (866) ATTY-LAW or tell us about your case using our online form. We will review your case for free.
No Win No Fee Personal Injury Law Firm Serving NYC
For anyone searching for an experienced NY personal injury lawyer, choosing the right lawyer can be an uphill battle.
At Frekhtman and Associates in New York, we let our track record of Verdicts & Settlements speak for itself. We are exclusively a plaintiffs’ practice meaning we only represent injured people and do not work for an insurance company.
When you join us at our conference table, you are sitting down with the New York personal injury lawyer who will handle your file. If we agree to work together, that same New York personal injury lawyer will meet with you directly throughout the life of your case. Our formula for finding the right match between attorney and client, and for assessing the true value of a case, has been honed from handling thousands of accident & injury matters.
Once we accept your case, we will start working on it immediately. We prepare each client matter for trial with diligence and precision.
The legal process of a personal injury matter is complex but a very brief outline is as follows:
Summons and Complaint (the Lawsuit is filed)
Answer (Defendant’s Insurance Company submits a written Answer to the Complaint)
Preliminary Conference (meeting with the judge to set up a scheduling Order)
Written Discovery Exchanged (medical records, accident reports, employment records, etc.)
Depositions – Question and Answer sessions with all parties to the case. The key issues in an Accident or Injury case are 1) Liability: Who is at fault 2) Damages: Proof of Medical Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Economic Damages
Note of Issue (certifying all discovery has been completed and the case is trial-ready)
Trial (selecting a jury – voir dire. Commencing the trial before a judge and jury)
Our firm prepares our clients thoroughly. At trial, we offer the strongest possible presentation of liability and damages so that the jury will return a verdict awarding maximum compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims in NYC
What is the legal process for a personal injury matter?
Resolving a personal injury matter takes several steps:
First, your attorney must file the Summons & Complaint (the lawsuit).
Next, the defendant’s insurance company submits a written Answer to the Complaint.
After that, there is a Preliminary Conference. This is a meeting with the judge to set up a scheduling Order.
The Exchange of Written Discovery takes place next. Written Discovery may include medical records, accident reports, and employment records, in addition to other relevant documents.
Next, it’s time for Depositions. This is where all involved parties answer a series of questions. Attorneys seek answers to questions surrounding liability (who is at fault?) and damages (expenses related to the accident).
After Depositions, the court must certify that all discovery has been completed and the case is ready for trial. This is called the “Note of Issue.”
The trial is the last step in the process. Beginning a trial involves selecting a jury. The trial commences before a judge. From start to finish, your personal injury case may resolve within several days to years.
What is the statute of limitations in New York for personal injury cases?
A personal injury case based on negligence has a statute of limitations of 3 years from the date the injury occurred in the State of New York.
Why is it important to hire a personal injury lawyer?
Hiring a personal injury lawyer if you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence can be beneficial for several reasons. For starters, a personal injury lawyer works to protect your interests and rights against the insurance companies, which often seek to settle claims for as little as possible. An attorney can help you save time on resolving your claim and bring you peace of mind, so you can focus on healing. He or she will evaluate the true value of your claim, calculating the costs of all damages associated with your accident.
Your lawyer will have the resources required to investigate the facts of your case and negotiate a fair settlement. If the insurance company cannot agree to the settlement you deserve, your attorney will be prepared to take your case to trial. Don’t settle for an offer without first speaking to an experienced personal injury lawyer in NYC.