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Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence? Contact our NYC personal injury lawyers for a free consultation. We’ve won multi-million dollar awards on behalf of our clients.

We handle all personal injury matters, including car accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death cases, and more. Our personal injury lawyers are always available to take your call and there is no fee unless we win your case!

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New York City Injury Lawyer Jay S. Knispel
New York City Injury Lawyer Jay S. Knispel
New York City Injury Lawyer Jay S. Knispel
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personal injury firm

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 experience

We have more than 25 years of experience successfully representing clients in personal injury law 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 After an Accident in New York?

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

25+ Years Personal Injury Litigation Experience

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, all we do is personal injury law. And, that’s what personal injury lawyer Jay Knispel has focused on exclusively in his 25+ years as a litigating attorney. This means that our law firm is prepared to handle whatever curveballs might come your way as you fight for the money you deserve.

We Know New York City

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

We serve all Manhattan neighborhoods including Upper Manhattan, Harlem, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Diamond District, Midtown East, Times Square, Garment District, Koreatown, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, Lower Manhattan, and more.

Get a Former Insurance Defense Attorney In Your Corner

Before becoming one of New York City’s top personal injury lawyers, Jay Knispel defended insurance companies against the very same types of claims he pursues today. 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 injury victims to win.

For the past 25 years, Jay Knispel has used that knowledge to help accident and injury victims like you. He levels the playing field for his clients as he fights back against insurance 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 personal injury attorney who can win. That’s why attorney Jay Knispel should be your first call. We’re experienced, we care, and we regularly secure life-changing verdicts and settlements for our clients.

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

  • Multi Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top New York Verdicts (2010)
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • AV Preeminent Rating – Martindale-Hubbell

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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Our New York Personal Injury Law Office

Visit our law office to meet with a member of our legal team at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers.

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450 Seventh Ave., Suite 1605
New York, New York 10123

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

NYC Personal Injury FAQs

You've got questions after your accident? The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel has answers.

Do 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 property (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,
  • financial costs

Contact our law firm for a free case evaluation now.

How Much Is My New York City 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 accident in any way?
  • What are your out-of-pocket costs?
  • What kind of expenses will you have in the future because of your injury?
  • Will you be able to return to work? Did you have any loss of wages?
  • How has the accident 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 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 cost. Personal injury lawyers work on contingency. They only get paid if they win your case.

If your case is successful, the lawyer recovers 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 for most personal injury lawsuits in the state of New York. If you’ve lost a family member in a fatal accident, then you’ll have a maximum of two years (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 money you need.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?

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

Potential damages can include:

  • Medical bills (present and future)
  • Lost 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 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 win 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 costs).

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 going to trial. However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t end up in court. The insurance company 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 going to trial or not, you’ll want to hire a lawyer with courtroom litigation experience. 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?

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, we serve all neighborhoods in Manhattan and the 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)
  • Long Island City (11101)
  • Maspeth (11378)
  • Midtown West (10019)
  • New York (10007)
  • Park Slope (11215)
  • Ridgewood (11385)
  • Sunnyside (11101)
  • Sunset Park (11220)
  • Tompkinsville (10301)
  • Union City (07087)
  • Weehawken (07087)
  • West New York (07093)
  • Williamsburg (11211)
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Personal Injury Cases in Manhattan

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

Car Accidents

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

Motorcycle Accidents

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

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 accident in the city, all responsible parties – negligent truck drivers, trucking companies, and/or manufacturers – must be held to account. Our NYC truck accident lawyers are prepared to invest the time and resources that are necessary to make that happen for you.

Pedestrian Accidents

NYC 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 NYC pedestrian accident lawyers will stand beside you and work tirelessly to hold those who caused 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. Accidents are common. 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 Accident

Businesses and property owners will be quick to fix a hazard after you slip and fall on their premises. That could mean that valuable evidence is lost 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 accident and preserve your rights to get a full award.

And More

Our personal injury lawyers in NYC handle all cases including product liability, birth injuries, traumatic brain injury cases and medical malpractice claims. Contact our NYC law office to learn more about our personal injury practice areas

Shawn Talbert
Shawn Talbert
Great law office I been using for over 10yrs with my family and relatives. Great service throughout the years... Jay and his team are the Best in the business. I truly recommend he’s very fair, honest and Precise.
Bernadette Cruz
Bernadette Cruz
I highly recommend The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel. They were so diligent and professional with my case. I was so confident when they would meet with me during depositions and other processes. They kept me well informed and updated throughout my case. They fought so hard to get me the compensation that I deserved. Thank you so much.
Cortnie Yeoman-Vargas
Cortnie Yeoman-Vargas
Throughout my entire case, Jay was always incredibly responsive and spent time walking me through each step. He is incredibly professional and yet down to earth making the stressful process a bit more calming. Jay always knew exactly which turn to take when it came to my case and yet was respectful of any decisions I wanted to make. I highly recommend him and his office.
micaela hawkins
micaela hawkins
This was my first accident and I didn't know what to do or how to go about the situation. I contact Jay Knispel and it was the most easy process anybody can ask for. Jay Knispel and his team was alway a phone call away with answer to your questions. Jay is informative so it's no misunderstanding. I would recommend Jay Knispel to anyone.
Ahalia Mangar
Ahalia Mangar
Jay is the most compassionate, attentive, and knowledgeable PI attorney in NY. If you are involved in an accident, I highly recommend him.
Dwayne Latimore
Dwayne Latimore
I was involved in an accident and flooded with uncertainty about what to do. I was not sure of the processes involved with law suits and needed guidance. Jay Knispel and the team of individuals at his office gave me comfort and explained the process in an elementary manner that I could understand. Additionally, Jay Knispel was very responsive anytime I had questions. I would recommend Jay Knispel to anyone ever in need of his services.
CandiceRenae -CR
CandiceRenae -CR
Jay was always informative and professional. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Yvette Fitzpatrick
Yvette Fitzpatrick
Everyday I give God thanks to send Jay to fight for me. He has done a excellent job, he never backed down no matter what. He is positive, hopeful, listen to you, and understands you. He makes you feel comfortable and I’m confident that he can do the job right. One would never regret having him on their case. Jay would always fight for you.
Rayburne Fitzpatrick
Rayburne Fitzpatrick
Jay has been an easygoing yet determined and committed legal professional. I am still in awe at the way he proceeded through the entire process. I was informed, in a timely manner, about every aspect of my case. I wholeheartedly recommend Jay as your lawyer when accidents/misfortune befall you. You will not be disappointed, rest assured.

Call an NYC Personal Injury Lawyer at Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Today

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 expenses, lost 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 the Law Offices of Jay Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help. Our New York City personal injury attorneys have three decades of experience 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 law firm opened its doors, our attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars for accident victims and their families.

We know how tough life can be after you’re hurt due to the negligence of another person. We also know that, because the state of New York 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 injury claim. Our attorneys will fight to 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.