Personal Injury

New York Personal Injury Attorney

An injury can occur to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Nobody expects to get injured. They do expect, though, that when an injury is the fault of someone else, there will be a clear path to holding them accountable.

Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Many factors can complicate the personal injury claims process, from questions about blame to uncooperative insurance companies. Even when the facts are on the victim’s side, personal injury cases are rarely “open and shut.” Often, it is necessary for the injured party to fight for their rights.

When an injury happens, you can expect the personal injury attorneys at Shulman & Hill to provide the personal care and powerful representation that you deserve. We have built one of the top injury law firms in New York based on unwavering client service and uncompromising advocacy. To us, every case matters, and every client is important.

Shulman & Hill handles personal injury lawsuits in New York and New York City, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. We offer free consultations and handle all cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no hourly fees and no fees at all unless you win.

Our Personal Injury Practice Areas

According to the New York State Department of Health, 1.5 million New Yorkers are treated and released from an emergency department for injuries each year. More than 155,000 people in New York are injured seriously enough annually to require hospitalization. To make matters worse, approximately 8,000 New York residents die from injuries each year.

Anyone who has been seriously hurt risks being just another statistic if they do not have a strong, experienced injury attorney standing behind them. Shulman & Hill handles a wide range of personal injury cases. We invite you to schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney if you suffered an injury in any of the following practice areas:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Construction accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Trips, Slips, and Falls
  • Taxi, Uber, and Lyft Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse

It is best to seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Personal injury claims in New York are subject to a statute of limitations of 2.5 to 3 years, so it is important to act fast. Missing the filing deadline could invalidate your right to file a lawsuit. Call Shulman & Hill at 212-221-1000 or contact us online.

Our Personal Injury Case Results

Since our founding in 2013, Shulman & Hill has helped thousands of New Yorkers get the compensation they deserve. Our personal injury attorneys have recovered over $200 million (and counting!) in verdicts and settlements. Some recent highlights include:

  • $1.1 million settlement for an Uber driver who was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle
  • $750,000 settlement for a union bus driver who slipped and fell on ice in a parking lot
  • $1.175 million settlement for a construction worker who fell from a ladder
  • $625,00 for a delivery driver injured in a car accident with a commercial bus
  • $500,000 for a school employee who suffered a pelvic fracture when a fence fell on her
  • $485,000 for a construction worker who suffered a partial amputation of two fingers on the job site

In less than a decade, our track record of success has propelled us into a place of distinction among personal injury law firms in New York. Every win for us is a win for our clients. Continuing to win for the hard-working people of New York is the driving force behind our firm. See more of our personal injury verdicts and settlements

What Compensation Can I Recover In a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Getting hurt is expensive. The New York Department of Health estimates that a simple visit to the emergency department costs an average of $2,000, while a 6-day hospital stay costs more than $45,000. Catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries, are even more expensive—potentially costing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in lifetime care. When a wrongful death occurs, the financial burden does not end with funeral expenses. Your family may also miss out on the lost services that a loved one can no longer provide.

A personal injury claim can provide compensation for both the economic and non-economic losses associated with a serious injury.

  • Economic losses cover expenses with a clear, calculable amount of money, such as medical expenses and lost wages.
  • Non-economic losses are more subjective and cover things like physical and emotional pain and suffering.
  • Punitive damages may also be available if the court determines that the defendant’s behavior was grossly negligent or intentional.

The amount of compensation a personal injury victim is entitled to is entirely dependent on the extent of their losses. Shulman & Hill has recovered large settlements for people who were seriously injured. We cannot tell you how much your case is worth until we know more about the circumstances. However, we can tell you that, once you become a client, our New York City personal injury law firm will use our strength to maximize your recovery.

We understand that you may be feeling overwhelmed by the medical bills and emotional hardships that accompany a personal injury. You do not have to face these difficulties alone. The New York personal injury lawyers at Shulman & Hill are a powerful ally in your fight to hold the negligent party accountable, obtain the compensation you may be entitled to, and recover from your accident.

Ready to talk to a personal injury lawyer? Call or contact us to schedule your free consultation.

Establishing Liability In a New York Personal Injury Case

A successful personal injury lawsuit hinges on proving that another person, a business, or a government entity was negligent. Negligence means that another party owed you a duty of care, but failed to meet it. This, in turn, caused your injuries. The New York City Bar defines duty of care as a responsibility to refrain from behavior that would cause foreseeable injury to another.

Almost every day, in a variety of personal, professional, and casual situations, we have a duty to refrain from negligent behavior. For example:

  • When driving, we have a duty to obey traffic laws. If we speed, drive while intoxicated, or engage in distracted driving, these behaviors could be considered negligent.
  • Doctors have a duty to properly diagnose a patient’s medical condition. Failure to do so could be a case of medical negligence (i.e. medical malpractice).
  • Property owners have a duty to keep their grounds safe for visitors. They should readily identify hazards—such as slippery substances on the floor—and remove them. A visitor who is injured because of a hazard could file a personal injury claim against the owner.

Comparative Negligence

Under New York State personal injury law, your own negligence may also be a factor—even if the other party is found to be negligent. The State of New York uses what is known as “comparative negligence” to assess damages in a personal injury claim. For instance, if you are found to be 20% responsible for your injuries, then 20% is subtracted from the damage award. Of course, insurance companies may try to assign blame to you in order to reduce the compensation they pay. This is one of the tricks that a New York City personal injury lawyer can help you overcome.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries and think negligence played a role, a personal injury attorney can explain your legal rights and options during a no-cost, no-obligation case review. Prompt action helps to preserve evidence and build the strongest possible case. As a client, our entire legal team and support staff will be dedicated to your case and your well-being. For us, every injury is personal, and every case matters. With the full strength of Shulman & Hill behind you, you will be back on the path to recovery.

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Reasons to Hire Shulman & Hill for Your NYC Personal Injury Case

You may have already learned the hard way that insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. Their slogans might sound like they put people first and do whatever it takes to remedy a bad situation. They might tell you that there is no need to hire a lawyer; that doing so will only cost you more money and make the claims process needlessly complicated. Although they may say one thing, they routinely do another. It is in their best interest to minimize the amount they pay you. Sadly, their entire business model is based on this.

After an accident, you need someone who is truly looking out for your interests. Shulman & Hill is a check on the powers of the insurance industry. Our model is based on treating you with the respect you deserve and obtaining the results that matter. The goal of our New York personal injury lawyers is to level the playing field between massive for-profit insurance companies and everyday people who have been injured. We have been on a mission to help New York accident victims since 2013. During that time, we have built Shulman & Hill into a force to be reckoned with. There is a reason why clients sing our praises and recommend us. Actually, there are many reasons.

  • The Respect You Deserve: We believe in the importance of every client. Every case matters to every attorney at our firm. We are passionate about getting personal injury victims the medical treatment they need and the compensation to pay for it. The team at Shulman & Hill provides compassionate representation because we understand the impact injuries have on our clients’ lives. We will be by your side, helping you at every step of the process.
  • The Results That Matter: Our commitment to you and your family includes achieving the best results possible. While respect is a cornerstone of our practice, we recognize that the bottom line is also of the highest importance in a personal injury case. Shulman & Hill consistently obtains outstanding client results. Since our founding in 2013, we have won over $200 million for our clients.
  • Trial Experience: We have some of the most battle-hardened, tough, and tenacious personal injury lawyers in New York. They have years of experience trying cases and are prepared to take a case before a jury if necessary. This sends a strong message to the opposition that we will not accept a quick and cheap settlement. We welcome going to court. Our trial lawyers are prepared to win when a case reaches this stage.
  • Recognition: The personal injury attorneys at Shulman & Hill have been recognized for their excellence by some of the most prominent legal industry organizations including Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, and the American Academy of Attorneys.
  • Contingency-Fee Representation: Working men and women often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. The justice system should not work just for big insurance companies and deep-pocketed individuals. It should work for everyone. This is why we accept personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis. Our clients pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in their case.

Speak With a New York Personal Injury Attorney

The days, weeks, and months following a serious accident are not the time to compromise. Plenty of New York personal injury law firms promise great results, but few have the trial skills to back these promises up. Even fewer have the experience and the track record to gain the instant respect of opponents.

Shulman & Hill is not your average personal injury law firm. We are one of the largest, most aggressive, and most successful personal injury firms in New York. We use our strength to advocate for our clients and maximize their recoveries. When failure is not an option, you need an NYC personal injury firm that will do everything in its power to help and support you. You need an attorney that will be by your side at every step of the process. You need Shulman & Hill.

Depending on the case, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is just 2.5 to 3 years. Do not miss out on your chance to file a lawsuit. Contact a New York personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation.

It is best to seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

NO FEE UNLESS YOU WIN

Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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"The treatment received by Shulman & Hill was extremely excellent. They treated me like I was part of their family and that gave me a lot of confidence in them. I would recommend them one hundred percent because they are very trained in your area. I congratulate you and ask God to fill you with blessings. Gracias for your support."

Ramon E.

"I would like to thank The Shulman & Hill Law Firm in Brooklyn for their outstanding representation on my worker’s compensation case. The monetary reward exceeded our expectations and Alex worked closely with me to meet and exceed my goals."

John S.

"To anyone in need of a worker’s compensation lawyer, I highly recommend Alex Shulman and his team. They went above and beyond to best accommodate me during my time of injury. All my questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner and with the utmost professionalism. In addition and most importantly they fought to make sure I was correctly compensated for my injuries at time of settlement and didn’t rush to get paid. I will be recommending their firm to anyone and everyone in need of their services."

Chaim L.

"I am both satisfied and relieved with the results this extremely professional and reliable firm did. They lead me through the entire process, they never gave me any issues. They handled everything on their own, and always put a great deal of effort to ensure my comfort and best interest. They were always reachable and answered all my questions, and gave me information even when I didn’t know what the right question to ask was.  They turned a grave dilemma into something very manageable and repairable. They are efficient and do not linger with any paperwork, I was truly amazed at the results and the short time it took. I highly recommend them to anyone, and will seek their counsel in the future."

Akila B.

"I really appreciate the service I received with Shulman & Hill.  They walked me through the process and kept me informed every step of the way.  They would call and leave a message and when I called back, I was connected with a person who knew exactly what my call was about.  I was very satisfied with my settlements. Thank You!"

Aaron R.

"Alex Shulman did a wonderful job walking me through all the process of my case…making sure I understood all the legality and severity of all my hearing. I highly recommend their firm to handle any and all worker’s compensation cases. They strive for your wellbeing health-wise as well as aiming for the financial max."

Altagrace G.

"Schulman & Hill was my very first choice I chose for my WC case . I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend them to friends. They are very professional and kept me informed during every step of this process. Should I ever need a WC attorney again, God forbid, Shulman & Hill it is, hands down . Thank you ."

Cheryl M.

"I had a great experience with Shulman & Hill. They have a great team and were very understanding and helpful from day one. I felt like I was in good hands and the outcome on my case overreached my expectations! I highly recommend this firm. You can be rest assured that they will fight for you rights."

Anna G.

"Shulman and Hill are the absolute best: JJ, Alex and Christine are powerhouse attorneys who get the best results for their clients. I feel like these guys took care of me like family. When you’re dealing with a worker’s compensation case, you’ll want a pit bull to represent you: Shulman & Hill is the firm you need."

Chelsea W.

"Do not waste time looking for better. There is no better than Shulman & Hill. I am very happy I got introduced to them by my good friends. Definitely THE BEST there is."

Arian K.

"My experience with the Shulman & Hill lawyers during this process time was excellent, they are competent and very professional lawyers, they worked quickly with my case and they kept me informed of the whole process all the time. Shulman & Hill’s fans recommend them with closed eyes, thank you very much Shulman & Hill."

Carolyn G.

"Shulman & Hill is the best firm out there. They help you understand....since walking into Shulman & Hill, they have guided me...to get a win. I am completely happy with my compensation. What brought me to Shulman & Hill was their expertise in workers compensation and personal injury cases. What I found value in was in their mission to provide compassionate service..."

Jason S.

"I went to the Internet to find a lawyer to assist me to navigate worker’s compensation process. Shulman & Hill was my first choice  and I have no regrets. I was impressed with the prompt response to my case. I must comment on the office environment and office staff being  friendly, professional and prompt. A big thanks to the lawyers that represented me at the hearings and Valeria who helped to lessen my anxiety are dealing with legal issues. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to anyone that requires legal services."

Ita L.

"The best law firm in NYC! They explain everything to you and they are very generous and helpful. The lawyers are excellent and very respectful as also is the receptionist. I highly recommend the Shulman & Hill law firm."

Davis C.

"...I didn't know what was going to happen with my job, my bills, my operations, but they made everything easy for me."

Rafel T.

"I am grateful that Shulman & Hill handled my case. They were very kind and understanding with my situation which was difficult and they graciously took my case."

Nancy Z.

"GREAT service best workers compensation lawyers. Would highly recommend. Very professional and on top of everything. They handle everything without any worries to yourself. Really thankful I went there. No regrets and love my case outcome. Thank you again Mr. Shulman for sitting down with me."

Nekoda F.

"I’m very happy with the work that was done by this law firm. The best attorneys and paralegals in NYC. If you ever get hurt, contact Shulman & Hill, they will be more than happy to help you."

Shukhrat E.

"I’m very happy with the service I received from Shulman & Hill. I had no idea what to expect going into my worker’s comp case and  they have guided me through every little detail. My case has been long as I have multiple injuries but I always feel confident that I have the best representation every time we go to court. Enrique and Juan have been so helpful, they are always there to answer my questions, no matter how busy they get, which is a real comfort. They are the best! You will be in good hands if you choose this firm."

Laura M.

"Had a very positive experience working with Shulman & Hill in the worker’s compensation case. Everyone is very professional and competent. Received the maximum possible settlement in court. I am sincerely grateful to my lawyers and personally Alex Shulman for the work done. I wish you further success and prosperity."

Dmitry M.

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