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Have you or a loved one been injured due to someone else’s negligence? Contact the NYC personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel for a free consultation at (212) 564-2800. We’ve won multi-million dollar awards on behalf of our clients.

We handle all personal injury matters in New York City, including car accidents, NYC slip and fall accidents, motorcycle crashes, construction accident injuries, wrongful death cases, and more. Our nearby personal injury lawyers are always available, and there is no cost unless we succeed on your case!

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We are a full-service New York City personal injury law firm that can handle all the intricacies of your case so you can focus on healing and recovery.

Over 25 years of litigation knowledge

We have almost three decades of expertise, successfully representing clients throughout New York.

Providing personal service to our clients

We operate on a contingency-fee basis. You do not pay any fees until we win your case on your behalf.

Why Should I Choose an NYC Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers?

Manhattan personal injury law firm - Jay S. KnispelFounding partner Jay Knispel and his personal injury legal team are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. The money you recover can be instrumental for the next months – by covering your medical bills, making up for lost income, and compensating for your suffering.

Your first consultation is 100% percent free – so contact our New York law office to get started with your case.

25+ Years of Personal Injury Expertise

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, all we do is personal injury law. That’s what Manhattan personal injury lawyer Jay Knispel has focused on exclusively in his almost three decades as a litigating attorney. This means that our law firm is prepared to handle whatever curveballs might come your way as you pursue the money you deserve.

We Know New York

Jay Knispel knows the dangers and hazards that the community faces – and appreciates the challenges that accompany a battle to make things right. Jay Knispel has dedicated his legal career to advocating for his community. If you find yourself injured in the Big Apple – you can count on New York City personal injury lawyer Jay Knispel to be your fiercest advocate.

Get a Former Insurance Defense Attorney In Your Corner

Before becoming one of New York‘s top personal injury attorneys, Jay Knispel defended insurance companies against the very same types of claims he pursues now. As a Senior Trial Attorney for a powerful national insurance provider, he gained invaluable insight into how these huge corporations operate – and saw just how tough it can be for injured parties to succeed.

After that, Jay Knispel used that knowledge to help people like you. He levels the playing field for his clients as he fights back against these companies, hospitals, and other tough adversaries.

Millions Recovered For Injury Victims Like You

You don’t just need an experienced attorney who cares – you also need a New York personal injury attorney near you who can triumph. That’s why attorney Jay Knispel should be your first call. We’re experienced, and we regularly secure life-changing verdicts and settlements for individuals like you.

His ability to prevail is the reason Jay Knispel has received some of the top honors:

At the end of the day, our goal is to make a meaningful difference in our clients’ lives. When you call – we answer. When you turn to us for guidance – we’re there to help you make the tough decisions. Your success is our success. So get in touch to discuss your legal options.

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We’ve won millions for our clients View All Recent Cases
$2 Million Motor Vehicle Accident
Passenger in a car that was struck by a tractor trailer.
$930,000 Car Wreck
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$800,000 Slip and Fall
Verdict for a child who slipped and fell in an apartment bathroom
$550,000 Construction Claim
For a construction worker injured on a construction site

Personal Injury FAQs

You've got questions after your injury? We have answers.

How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

You might have a personal injury case if:

  • You were injured because someone else was negligent (e.g., rear-ended by a distracted driver)
  • Someone else intentionally hurt you (e.g., assault)
  • A defective or dangerous product contributed to an injury
  • A medical professional was careless or made a mistake while treating you
  • You suffered injuries on someone else’s premises (e.g., you slipped and fell on a broken floorboard), or
  • You suffered injuries while working.

Can you prove that someone else was negligent or strictly liable?

If someone acted without exercising reasonable care and you’ve suffered some type of damages as a result such as:

  • Physical injuries,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Monetary costs

Call our NYC law firm for a free case evaluation now.

What Damages are Subject to Compensation in a NY Personal Injury Case?

In New York, you can seek both economic and non-economic awards for your injuries. These help to cover your financial costs, as well as compensate for hard-to-value trauma.

Potential compensation can include:

  • Medical bills (present and future)
  • Loss of wages and income
  • Disability
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Property damage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement, and
  • Funeral and burial expenses.

Punitive damages could be available if the defendant’s actions are deserving of punishment. These often apply in cases involving gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.

What is the Personal Injury Claims Process?

It begins when you submit a claim to an insurer. This will likely be the insurance company for the party that caused your injury. However, you might submit a claim with your own insurer after a car collision through your no-fault coverage.

After you submit your claim, the following will occur:

  • The insurance agency will assign an adjuster to review your claim.
  • The adjuster may ask you for more information, including medical records, photographs of the wreck scene, etc.
  • The adjuster will review your claim and determine whether the insurer is liable.
After this, the insurance provider will do one of two things: (1) accept liability and propose a settlement agreement; or (2) deny liability and reject your claim.

If they accept liability, they may offer you a settlement that doesn’t fully cover your impairments. You and your personal injury lawyer will have the opportunity to negotiate a higher settlement. If the insurer denies your claim or refuses to offer a fair settlement, you may have to initiate a lawsuit to pursue your compensation.

What Is a New York Personal Injury Case Worth?

It depends on a lot of different factors.

  • Why types of injuries did you suffer?
  • How severe are they?
  • Did you contribute to your incident in any way?
  • What are your out-of-pocket expenses?
  • What kind of fees will you have in the upcoming time because of your injury?
  • Will you be able to return to your job? Did you have any loss of salaries?
  • How has the situation affected your quality of life?

The more serious your injuries, the more your case is probably worth. But, this is just a general rule. The pain and suffering that can accompany even a relatively minor injury can add considerable value to a case.

When you hire an NYC injury attorney, they’ll carefully analyze your damages, consider how your injuries will affect you in the future, and consult with experts to value your case properly.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Manhattan?

Nothing upfront. This gives you the opportunity to ask for help without having to worry about the price. Personal injury lawyers work on contingency. They only get paid if they win your case.

If your case is successful, they will recover a pre-agreed-upon percentage of your award. This is typically anywhere between 33 and 40%.

How Long Do I Have to File a New York Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Three years. That’s the statute of limitations in NYC for most personal injury lawsuits in the state. If you’ve lost a family member in a fatal case, then you’ll have a maximum of two (from their date of death) to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible.

You will lose the right to get compensation if you miss the deadline that applies to your case. Speak with a lawyer to make sure that procedural rules don’t stand between you and the reimbursement you need.

What is Negligence?

Negligence means that a person caused another person to get hurt. This person failed to act reasonably under the circumstances and, as a result,

Negligence is the most common cause of action for many personal injury lawsuits. These include those involving auto accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

How Do I Prove Negligence?

In order to be the winner in a case based on negligence, you will have the burden of proving four different things to establish liability.

  • Duty: The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • Causation: The defendant’s conduct was the direct and proximate cause of your injury
  • Damages: You suffered damages as a result (e.g., physical injuries, financial charges).

This might seem straightforward, but proving negligence can be quite challenging. It’s best to trust an experienced lawyer to take charge and create a strong case on your behalf.

Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

Statistically speaking, probably not. Only 4 or 5% of civil personal injury lawsuits end up in court. However, that doesn’t mean that your case won’t. The insurance provider might not offer you a fair settlement, or the at-fault party might just refuse to negotiate with you, at all.

Whether your case ends up in court or not, you’ll want to hire a lawyer experienced in courtroom litigation. This will show the defendant that you won’t be pushed around or manipulated into taking anything less than a fair deal.

If an insurer knows your attorney is a winning litigator, they’re more likely to deal with you in good faith and negotiate fair terms.

What Neighborhoods in Manhattan does the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Serve?

We serve all neighborhoods in NYC and surrounding boroughs, including:

  • Bayonne (07002)
  • Borough Park (11219)
  • Brooklyn (11226)
  • Brooklyn Heights (11201)
  • Brownsville (11212)
  • Bushwick (11221)
  • Chinatown (10013)
  • Dyker Heights (11228)
  • East Flatbush (11203)
  • East Village (10003)
  • Financial District (10005)
  • Flatbush (11226)
  • Gramercy Park (10003)
  • Greenpoint (11222)
  • Hoboken (07030)
  • Jersey City (07306)
  • Kensington (11218)
  • Maspeth (11378)
  • Midtown West (10019)
  • New York (10007)
  • Park Slope (11215)
  • Ridgewood (11385)
  • Sunnyside (11101)
  • Sunset Park (11220)
  • Tompkinsville (10301)
  • Weehawken (07087)
  • West New York (07093)
  • Williamsburg (11211)
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Personal Injury Cases in Manhattan

Our full-service firm represents
clients in all personal injury matters including:

Car Accidents

New York has no-fault insurance laws. But, that doesn’t mean that recovering compensation after a collision is easy. Our NYC car accident attorneys will help you make insurance companies play by the rules. When necessary, we’ll seek reimbursement directly from those responsible for your injuries.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are vulnerable to catastrophic injuries when they’re in a motor vehicle collision. Negligent drivers tend to blame riders for causing collisions in the first place. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in New York will help you set the record straight and minimize the fault that’s assigned to you. We’ll fight to maximize your compensation after your motorcycle injuries.

Truck Accidents

Trucks play an instrumental role in the local economy. Unfortunately, they also create a serious hazard when they share the road with smaller vehicles. Following a trucking calamity, all liable parties – negligent truck drivers, trucking companies, and/or manufacturers – must be held to account. Our New York City truck accident lawyers are prepared to invest the time and resources that are necessary to make that happen for you.

Pedestrian Accidents

The Big Apple is notorious for having some of the most dangerous intersections in the nation. And, it’s pedestrians who tend to suffer when intersection accidents happen. Often, it’s distracted and rushed drivers who are to blame. Our pedestrian accident lawyers will stand beside you and work tirelessly to hold those who occasioned your injuries accountable.

Construction Accidents

New York City is seemingly always under construction. And, while New York has some strict labor laws, construction sites aren’t always safe. Following an on-the-job accident, injured workers have options. Our NYC construction accident attorney is prepared to help you pursue every avenue available – including workers’ compensation and/or third-party personal injury claims.

Slip and Fall Cases

Businesses and property owners will be quick to fix a hazard after you slipped and fell on their premises. That could mean that valuable evidence is gone forever – jeopardizing your ability to get the money you deserve.

Call our NYC slip and fall lawyers immediately so that we can mobilize a prompt investigation into your premises liability incident and preserve your rights to get a full award.

And More

Our personal injury attorneys in NYC cover all cases including product liability, birth injuries, traumatic brain injury cases and medical malpractice suits. Contact us to learn more about our personal injury practice areas

Call a NYC Personal Injury Lawyer at Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel

Have you recently been hurt in an accident?

New York attorney Jay S. KnispelYou may have the right to seek monetary damages for your medical bills, loss of wages, and the pain and suffering you’ve endured. However, getting money in your hands can be tough – especially when insurance companies are involved.

That’s where we can help. Our New York City personal injury attorneys have three decades of background representing injury victims like you. And, there’s a reason that our former clients are quick to refer us to friends and family members who find themselves in similar situations – we get results. Since our firm opened its doors, our attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars for injured people and their families.

We know how tough everything can be after you’re hurt due to the carelessness of another person. We also know that, because our state has a three-year statute of limitations, you have a limited time to pursue the compensation you may be owed. Let us handle the ins and outs of your personal injury claim. Our highly rated injury attorneys near you will help you maximize your recovery – you take the time you need to focus on getting better. There is no fee unless we secure a verdict or settlement on your behalf.

We offer a free case evaluation, so contact us to discuss your legal options. We’re always standing by to take your call – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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