As daunting a task as it may seem, hiring an attorney to represent you or your family following an accident caused by another party’s negligence is the first step toward receiving full and fair compensation for what you have been through. At the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert, our Queens personal injury lawyers have been successfully representing people who have been hurt in car and truck crashes, slip and fall incidents, and other accidents in New York City and on Long Island for more than two decades. We offer a free consultation to anyone who is seeking legal counsel regarding a personal injury or wrongful death case, and we have a track record of securing many substantial settlements and verdicts, including some in the millions of dollars.
It is hard to overstate the importance of speaking to an attorney as soon as possible if you or a family member has recently been injured in a car accident. A prompt investigation is critical in recovering the compensation to which you may be entitled. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe that they cannot recover compensation from a negligent driver because of New York’s no-fault insurance laws. While it is true that not every motor vehicle collision will give rise to a negligence lawsuit, people who are seriously injured, as defined by the statute, and whose medical expenses surpass the required threshold amount do have the right to file a claim in court and have their case decided by a jury. Our personal injury attorneys can assist Queens residents and other victims in New York with proving a defendant’s liability and establishing their right to damages. Some of the common bases for liability include failing to yield at an intersection, distracted driving, drunk driving, and aggressive driving behaviors like tailgating or speeding.Truck Accidents
Since semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles like garbage trucks, dump trucks, and construction vehicles are so large and heavy compared to ordinary cars, a person driving a smaller vehicle is at a substantial disadvantage in a truck accident. As a result, injuries in these collisions tend to be especially devastating. However, victims of truck accidents may be able to sue not only the trucker but also the company that employed them under the principle of respondeat superior. (This means that the company is responsible for an employee who was in the scope of their employment at the time of the crash.) With so much at stake, it is likely that the defendant’s insurance company will fight very hard to avoid a finding of liability. As a result, it is especially important to retain an attorney who will investigate the case from the victim’s perspective, ensure that vital evidence is preserved, and put pressure on the defendant and their insurer to offer a fair settlement.Motorcycle Accidents
Collisions involving motorcycles tend to result in even more serious – sometimes, even fatal – injuries than accidents involving only drivers and passengers of passenger vehicles. When a rider can prove that a driver failed to act safely behind the wheel, they may be able to receive compensation for the same types of damages as those available in other motor vehicle collision cases. These may include pain and suffering, disfigurement, past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and loss of earning capacity in the future, among other examples. A Queens personal injury attorney can help you prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence.Train Accidents
Train accidents, such as those involving the subway system or passenger trains such as Amtrak, can also result in serious injuries or a tragically needless death. When train operators breach a duty of care, and passengers are injured as a proximate result, a cause of action for negligence may be appropriate. In the case of trains operated by a governmental entity, there may be special considerations regarding the timely filing of a claim, in addition to compliance with the general statute of limitations for personal injury cases. Our experienced legal team has been very successful in a number of train accident cases, including a crash that killed eight people and injured dozens more.Bus Accidents
When someone steps onto a bus, whether the vehicle is a school bus, a city bus, or a coach owned by a professional transportation company, they expect to arrive safely at their destination. Unfortunately, bus accidents are not uncommon, and some passengers may even perish due to the careless or reckless conduct of the bus driver or the company that operated the bus. People who are injured or who lose family members in a fatal bus accident may enlist a personal injury lawyer in the Queens area to help them pursue fair compensation for their injuries or for the loss of their loved one. It is vital that these cases be filed within the statute of limitations, or the case will probably be dismissed by the court on procedural grounds. In cases involving the government, there may be a separate deadline for giving formal notice to the appropriate official.Slip and Fall Accidents
Since there are so many issues of timeliness when it comes to premises liability litigation, it is very important to talk to a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible after an accident. The accident scene needs to be investigated and photographed professionally, and statements need to be taken from any witnesses. In premises liability cases, there may be a strong temptation for a defendant to try to shift blame to the plaintiff, such as by arguing that they were distracted and not properly paying attention to their surroundings. Since New York follows the doctrine of comparative negligence, a plaintiff’s damages can be reduced in proportion to any fault attributable to them. However, a prompt, plaintiff-oriented investigation can defeat this tactic in many cases.Construction Accidents
Construction accident cases can be very complicated in the New York City area. Some injuries at construction sites lead simply to a workers’ compensation claim, but this is not always so. Since a given worksite may have many layers of contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, and other parties involved, it is possible that a traditional negligence lawsuit or a claim brought under the New York Labor Law should be considered. While workers’ compensation claims can only provide medical treatment reimbursement, lost wages, and disability benefits in most instances, an injured person does not need to prove fault – only that the injury happened during the course and scope of their employment. Traditional personal injury or Labor Law cases require the claimant to prove negligent conduct but can result in a higher amount of monetary compensation.Product Liability
Dangerous and defective products are all around us. When someone is hurt by a dangerous product, there are several possible theories of legal liability, depending upon the circumstances. Some of the more common legal theories that a personal injury attorney in Queens may consider pursuing include strict liability, design defects, manufacturing defects, failures to warn (or “marketing defects”), and breaches of warranty. In addition to complying with the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, cases involving defective products may also have a statute of repose. Since it is possible for a claim to be barred by the statute of repose, which is based on the date that the product was sold or placed into commerce (rather than the date of the accident), before the running of the statute of limitations, time is especially of the essence in these types of cases.Medical Malpractice
It is important to talk to a medical malpractice lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a health care provider’s deviation from the standard of care regarding patient treatment, diagnosis, anesthesia, follow-up, or other care. Medical negligence cases tend to be extremely complicated and hard-fought, since physicians and other providers do not like to admit that their careless or incompetent conduct caused serious harm or death to a person who entrusted their well-being to them. Often, these cases come down to whether the plaintiff or the defendant has a more credible expert on their side. Our Queens personal injury lawyers can help patients in New York City build a strong case for the liability of a doctor or hospital.Wrongful Death
Families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident caused by another person, a business or corporation, or a government agency have only a limited time to seek compensation for their family member’s wrongful death. New York statutory law determines the person or persons who, based on their relationship to the deceased victim, may file a wrongful death lawsuit. An experienced wrongful death attorney can guide your family through the complex task of seeking compensation for the losses associated with a loved one’s death in an accident.Contact a Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney in Queens or the Surrounding Areas
An accident can drastically alter the course of your life in just a few seconds. A family can be forever altered by the loss of a spouse, parent, or child. While reversing the consequences of an accident is often not possible, a compensation award can be of great assistance in providing reimbursement for much-needed medical treatment or replacement of income that would have been provided by a family’s primary breadwinner. The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert is here to provide the quality legal representation that your family needs when pursuing fair compensation following a serious accident. With offices in Astoria and Syosett, we are here to help you get through this difficult time as smoothly as possible. For a free consultation, call us now at 855-252-3788 or contact us online.
Marc S. Albert has recovered over $100 million behalf of victims of personal injuries. We’ve helped clients with a wide array of injuries, ranging from bus and train accidents, to car accidents, and complex medical malpractice claims. We are passionate about providing the 1:1 service clients expect – when their future is at risk. Many of our clients refer our Queens personal injury lawyer to their friends, and family members, because of the great service and results we’ve gotten in the past.
90% of personal injury cases are settled before trial. That means in over 90% of cases, an agreement will be reached with the opposing insurance company without needing to go to court. At the Queens/Astoria personal injury law offices of Marc S. Albert, we treat each and every case as if it were going to trial. Our Queens personal injury law firm treats each case seriously, and with the utmost attention to detail.
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Queens personal injury attorney Marc S. Albert has spent his entire career, helping these clients – get justice, and compensation. Our goal is to help you get closure, on what will be one of the most difficult periods in your life. Our firm – a leading Queens personal injury law firm – has handled cases for NFL celebrities and every day individuals alike.
When you retain our Queens / Astoria personal injury lawyers – you can expect personal concierge service from the founding partner of our firm. You are not passed on to junior personal injury attorneys – your calls are not ignored – unlike what other Queens personal injury lawyers do. Dedication to our client’s case is the most important staple of our practice. Most attorneys fail to realize that clients suffer the effects of their accident, or malpractice, long after the case is concluded.
We differ from other firms – as we don’t view personal injury clients as simply “case numbers.” Each client has a story, has needs, and expectations. It’s our job to tell this story to the opposing insurance company, the judge, and jury – in order to get fair compensation. It’s our job to get to know each client, and to walk them through the legal process. Long Island personal injury attorney Marc S. Albert, has always viewed his dedication to his client’s cause – as the the central theme of his practice.
We realize this, and emotionally invest ourselves in the case – so we can fight tooth and nail for adequate compensation. Queens personal injury lawyer Marc S. Albert attributes his success over the past two decades to this important philosophy. As a result, Marc S. Albert is considered one of the leading personal injury lawyers in Queens/NYC/Long Island.
When I was seriously injured in a car accident, I didn’t know where to turn. I was confined to my home, couldn’t work and was being besieged with medical bills from doctors and hospitals. I feel so lucky to have found Marc and his firm. They took care of everything for me and allowed me to concentrate on my recovery. It put my mind completely at ease to know that Marc was handling me case. He held my hand through the entire process and I was ecstatic with the result. Marc is the very best at what he does!
Marc, just wanted to thank you again for all your hard work on my case, the outcome of which I was extremely happy with. Your office was always helpful and patient in answering all my questions. I never felt like another “case” . I would most definitely recommend your firm to all of my friends and colleagues. Great job!
Mr. Albert’s expertise was highly recommended to me. During the course of the case, Mr. Albert took the time to walk me through each step he was taking. I continually felt he cared about me and what I was going through. At the end, I was very pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend him.
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“My family and I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for us. I am so grateful that we had you helping us with this most difficult time in our life. You were always there for us and made it happen. We appreciate all the time and effort you put into our case and thank you for always being available when we needed you there.”
“Marc and his team were so supportive to me throughout my medical malpractice case. Marc guided me through the whole process of receiving just compensation for my injuries and time off from work. I felt comfort in knowing my rights as a victim and in Marc’s expertise in handling my case from start to finish. I could not be happier.”