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If you’ve been injured in an accident in Brooklyn, NY, call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and suffering. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can help you fight to keep insurance companies honest and maximize your financial recovery.
Attorney Jay Knispel has been a part of the Brooklyn community for his entire life. He’s dedicated his 25+ year legal career to helping his neighbors win life-changing compensation when they’re injured through the little-to-no fault of their own. He’s recovered millions of dollars in settlement deals and jury verdicts – and he’s ready to fight to get the results you deserve, too.
Just because you have the right to recover compensation doesn’t mean that it’ll be easy to get money in your hands. The insurance claims and personal injury lawsuit processes are both adversarial – and the parties you’re up against will be prepared to fight you every step of the way. Those responsible for your injuries might try to say that you’re to blame. Insurance companies might try to pressure you into taking a lowball offer to avoid paying you what your case is really worth.
You can protect yourself and give yourself the best chance of maximizing your recovery by hiring an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer to represent your interests.
Attorney Jay Knispel is a fierce advocate for accident victims and their families – and has been for more than two decades. He has a passion for personal injury law and providing his clients with a clear-cut path to a successful financial recovery – and that’s demonstrated by his results. In his 25+ year career, he’s successfully negotiated life-changing settlements and won multi-million dollar verdicts for Brooklyn injury victims just like you.
When you hire the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to handle your case, you can expect:
With Jay Knispel and his legal team in your corner, you can rest assured that those responsible for your injuries will be held accountable. We are ready to invest the full force and weight of our considerable resources and experience to help you get the money you deserve. To get started, simply give our Brooklyn law firm a call to arrange a free consultation. It’s that simple.
For bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists, Brooklyn is the most dangerous Borough in NYC. In 2018, Brooklyn was home to 40% of the city’s bike accidents, 33.2% of the city’s pedestrian accidents, and 32.2% of all motorcycle crashes in the Big Apple.
In December 2020, despite the fact that the city had effectively shut down because of a pandemic, there were still a total of 2,673 traffic accidents across Brooklyn. Those accidents resulted in 1,113 injuries and 9 deaths.
Car accidents aren’t the only cause of avoidable injury and death in Brooklyn. The borough is also home to the second-highest number of construction accidents in the city, too. In 2020, there were a total of 106 reported construction site accidents in Brooklyn – 33.2% of New York City’s total.
Negligence means that you’ve suffered harm because another person failed to act reasonably, under the circumstances.
In order to recover compensation for your injuries, it’ll be necessary to establish the four separate elements that make up a negligence case.
It’s important to note that most – but not all – personal injury cases in Brooklyn are based on negligence. There are times when strict liability might come into play. For instance, if you suffer a dog bite injury, it might not matter how much care was exercised by the dog owner. Under New York state strict liability laws, they can be on the hook for your damages, regardless of what they did to keep you safe.
Establishing the grounds for a case – and then proving it – can be challenging. You don’t have to go it alone. This is what personal injury lawyers do every day. Brooklyn personal injury attorney Jay Knispel will carefully review your side of the story, identify your legal options, and then help you fight for the monetary award you deserve.
When you get hurt in an accident in Brooklyn or across any of the five boroughs in New York City, you can count on Jay Knispel and his legal team to be there to help you pick up the pieces.
We regularly represent clients in personal injury cases involving:
Call us to discuss your case with a skilled member of our legal team today. We are always standing by to answer your questions – 24-7-365.
While every case is different, the general rule of thumb is that case values are higher when injuries fundamentally change the way a person has to live their life. It really depends on the facts and circumstances of your specific case.
These are things to keep in mind when discussing the potential value of your personal injury claim or lawsuit:
Brooklyn personal injury lawyer Jay Knispel will work closely with experts to ensure that your damages are identified and also valued properly. Taking the time to really understand the short and long-term effects of your injuries will be instrumental in ensuring that you’re awarded every penny you deserve.
For most Brooklyn accident victims, both economic damages and non-economic damages are available. In limited cases, punitive damages might be available, too.
Economic damages are paid to make you financially whole after you get hurt.
Examples of economic damages include:
This is compensation that can be verified through documentation – like receipts, invoices, and bills.
Non-economic damages are paid to compensate for the consequences of an accident that don’t have a set financial value. Rather, these are after-effects that are intangible and very subjective.
Examples of non-economic damages include:
Valuing non-economic damages can be an art. And, these are the types of awards that are subject to a lot of disputes. Attorney Jay Knispel brings in experts to make sure we get it right.
Punitive damages are reserved for cases where a defendant’s conduct is deserving of punishment. In fact, there must be clear and convincing evidence that a defendant acted with willful and wanton negligence. In the context of personal injury cases, it’s typically most relevant in cases involving drunk drivers.
New York has a three-year statute of limitations that applies to most personal injury lawsuits. This means that you will have until the third anniversary of your accident to file a lawsuit against negligent parties.
There are times when you could have more – or less – time to act. In New York, injury cases involving the government are subject to an accelerated timetable. You’ll have a matter of months – not years – to file an administrative claim. On the other hand, if an injury victim is a child or if your injury isn’t discovered right away (despite reasonable efforts), the statute of limitations could be tolled (or paused) to give you additional time to initiate legal action.
It’s critical to get a jump start on your injury claim. Why? First, evidence can disappear or degrade over time. Witness memories are most reliable in the hours and days that follow an accident. Second, you’ll lose the right to recover compensation if you miss the deadline that applies to your case.
Call attorney Jay Knispel as soon as you can after your Brooklyn, NY accident. We can begin to work on getting you the compensation you deserve right away.
Yes, as long as someone else shares responsibility, too. New York has a pure comparative fault system in place. Liability is shared by everyone who contributes to an accident – including victims. And, while sharing some of the blame won’t bar a financial recovery, it will affect how much money you can get.
Your damages will be reduced in direct proportion to your degree of fault. If you’re assigned 30 percent of the blame, your damages will be reduced by 30%.
And, if you’re assigned blame, you may be on the hook for some of the damages sustained by other victims in the accident, too.
Insurance companies love to “blame the victim.” Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers know how to step in and protect our clients from these underhanded tactics. Trust that we’ll work hard to disprove allegations of fault or, at the very least, minimize how much fault you are ultimately assigned. The more successful our strategies, the more money you can ultimately recover when your case is resolved.
Our law firm is located at 26 Court St., Suite 2511 Brooklyn, New York 11242. Contact our Brooklyn office today at (718) 802-1600 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys.
Did you recently suffer an injury in an accident in Brooklyn, NY? Did you lose a family member in an accident due to someone else’s negligence? You may have the right to recover compensation.
The Brooklyn personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help you fight to maximize your recovery.
Give our law firm a call to discuss your legal rights today. Your initial case evaluation is entirely free – and there’s no fee unless and until we win your case.
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