Manhattan Legal Information
The experienced legal team at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., in Manhattan is often able to negotiate full and fair settlements in clients’ personal injury matters. However, there are some situations in which the insurance companies or other responsible parties refuse to agree to a reasonable settlement. In such situations, our attorneys are prepared to go to court, if necessary, to secure compensation for our clients.
In Manhattan, most personal injury cases are handled by the New York Supreme Court’s Civil Branch. The court holds sessions in several courthouses in Manhattan, including the following locations:
- 60 Centre Street
- 80 Centre Street
- 111 Centre Street
- 71 Thomas Street
The court’s phone number is 646-386-3600.
Manhattan personal injury claims that involve $25,000 or less in claimed damages are heard by the New York City Civil Court. The court holds sessions in two Manhattan locations:
- 111 Centre Street
- 170 East 121st Street (Harlem Community Justice Center)
The court’s phone number is 646-386-5484.
In federal cases, Manhattan is served by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The court is located at 500 Pearl Street, and its phone number is 212-805-0136.
Our Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer Practice Areas
David Resnick & Associates, P.C., is committed to serving individuals in Manhattan who have sustained serious personal injuries in a wide variety of accidents. Some of our practice areas include the following:
You expect the public places you visit to be reasonably safe from hazards. Unfortunately, many owners, occupiers and others in control of buildings and other facilities fall short of their duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition. Referred to as “premises liability,” this area of the law covers injuries caused by slip-and-fall accidents, trip-and-fall accidents, inadequate security, dog bites, elevator accidents and similar types of incidents. David Resnick & Associates, P.C., has earned a reputation for success with personal injury lawsuits in Manhattan. Examples of recoveries secured by the firm include $2,000,000 for a man who sustained a fractured leg when he was assaulted in a bodega, $1,750,000 for a woman who injured her neck and back when she slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket, $1,000,000 for a victim of a slip and fall in a building with broken stairway lights and $650,000 for a victim of a slip and fall on coffee in an office building. Read More
Manhattan’s streets are notorious for their heavy traffic and sometimes aggressive drivers. Serious car accidents frequently result from driver carelessness and forms of negligence, such as drunk driving, speeding, driver distraction, fatigue, failure to yield right-of-way and other infractions. These crashes often cause severe personal injuries that can have serious effects on a victim’s life and livelihood. David Resnick & Associates, P.C., is committed to helping people who get hurt in car accidents in Manhattan. We’ve developed a record of successes in car accident cases in New York, including $300,000 for a man who hurt his shoulder in a rear end car accident, for example. Read More
More people travel by foot in Manhattan than perhaps anywhere else in the United States. With so many locals, tourists and visitors on business walking the streets, pedestrian accidents happen with tragic frequency. When a vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the person on foot often suffers serious injuries. In fact, the New York City Department of Transportation reports that pedestrians are 10 times more likely than vehicle occupants to die in a crash. When a motorist’s negligence is behind a pedestrian accident in Manhattan, the lawyers at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., have the experience and resources to seek maximum compensation. For example, our successes include $600,000 for a man who injured his neck when he was struck by a car and $535,000 for a child who injured his leg when he was struck by a car as he was crossing the street behind an ice cream truck. Read More
Many commuters find motorcycles to be a convenient way to get around Manhattan, while others simply enjoy the freedom associated with biking. While riding a motorcycle has lots of plusses, safety is not one of them. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to suffering severe injuries or death in collisions with other vehicles. Although other motorists are at fault for many motorcycle accidents, insurance companies often try to shift the blame to the biker by playing up stereotypes about motorcyclists. The personal injury lawyers at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., stand up for the rights of motorcyclists who were hurt through the negligence of others. For example, we secured $350,000 for the estate of a man killed in a motorcycle accident. Read More
Many types of buses travel throughout Manhattan. These include city buses carrying commuters, buses taking tourists on sightseeing trips around the city, school buses transporting students, and charter buses and inter-city buses. Bus accidents can injure not only occupants of the bus itself, but also pedestrians and people in other vehicles. David Resnick & Associates, P.C., represents victims of bus accidents in Manhattan. Read More
While tractor-trailers are a rarer sight in Manhattan, many other types of trucks travel the city’s busy streets to make deliveries and pick up goods. Due to their larger size and heavier weight, trucks are capable of causing very serious injuries to pedestrians, cyclists and those in passenger vehicles. Truck drivers face lots of pressure from their employers to make deliveries on time, which can lead to speeding, fatigue, aggressive driving and other hazards. When these and other forms of negligence result in an accident, victims may be entitled to significant compensation from potentially several sources. The attorneys at our firm are equipped to seek out all potential sources of recovery for truck accident victims in Manhattan. Read More
Yellow cabs are so common in Manhattan that they are one of the unofficial symbols of the city. More than 13,000 medallion taxis carry passengers throughout Manhattan and the other boroughs of New York. With so many taxis on the streets, accidents are relatively common. In fact, city statistics show that an average of 10 taxicab accidents happen in New York during a typical day. This is despite strict safety rules imposed by the city. Some victims of taxi accidents are the fare-paying passengers themselves, while others include people in other vehicles and people walking. If you have been hurt in or by a taxi in Manhattan, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The personal injury attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., can help. Read More
New Yorkers and visitors alike rely on the city’s famous Subway system to travel in Manhattan and throughout the city’s other boroughs. Although the trains are usually an efficient and safe way to get around underground, accidents do happen on New York’s Subway system. In addition to accidents involving the trains themselves, many people are injured due to dangerous conditions in stations. If you have been hurt on the Subway, it is critical to get help from an experienced Manhattan personal injury lawyer like those at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., as these accidents usually have a very short deadline for filing a claim. Read More
Workplace & Construction Accidents
Hundreds of thousands of people work in Manhattan every day, including many who commute into the city from the outer boroughs or even surrounding states like New Jersey and Connecticut. Anyone can get hurt on any type of job, though certain lines of work are more dangerous than others. Construction sites are among the most hazardous workplaces in Manhattan. Victims of workplace accidents are typically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In some cases – particularly those involving accidents on Manhattan construction sites – injured workers may also be able to recover additional compensation through a lawsuit against the parties responsible for the accident. David Resnick & Associates, P.C., works hard to uncover all potential sources of recovery for injured workers. Read More
Tragically, some accidents in Manhattan result in the ultimate personal injury: death. The surviving family members of someone who dies in an accident caused by someone else’s death may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties. New York law sets out specific requirements regarding who can bring a wrongful death claim, what sorts of damages can be recovered and the timeline for filing. The legal team at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., offers compassionate legal assistance to grieving families during the difficult time after a loved one’s death in an accident. We are dedicated to helping survivors seek justice for their lost relatives. Read More
What to Expect When You Contact Our Manhattan Law Firm
Exceptional client service, frequent communication, candid advice and strong legal advocacy are the hallmarks of David Resnick & Associates, P.C. We have built our Manhattan legal practice on a foundation of treating clients with respect and compassion, and a devotion to securing justice for victims of serious personal injuries.
When you contact David Resnick & Associates, P.C., you can expect to be treated with the concern and urgency your case deserves. We offer free consultations and claim evaluations to victims of personal injuries in Manhattan. During the consultation, we will take the time to fully understand what happened in your situation. We will listen to your story and provide you with advice about your legal options.
In many accident cases, our law firm works with investigators, accident reconstruction specialists and others to conduct an independent investigation into what really happened in the accident. We also frequently call on medical experts to review the medical records of accident victims. Our firm also assists personal injury victims with seeking proper treatment of their conditions.
We will answer all of your questions about your case and provide you with honest advice about your options for recovering compensation. Examples of some questions you may have for us include:
- Do I have a case?
- How much is my case worth?
- How much do your legal services cost?
- Should I accept the insurance company’s settlement offer?
- How can I pay my medical bills?
- The driver who hit me was uninsured. Can I still get compensation?
- Do I have to go to court?
- Can my employer fire me for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
- I think I may have been partly at fault. Can I still recover damages?
- Have you handled cases similar to mine?
- How long with this process take?
- Will you be available to answer my questions as the case proceeds?
If you retain our firm to represent you, we appreciate that you are essentially putting your future in our hands. We honor that trust with a dedication to deliver outstanding service that includes the following commitments:
- Providing you with frequent updates about your case and the progress we are making.
- Making sure we are available to answer your questions when they arise.
- Serving as your advocate, dealing with insurance companies, courts, law enforcement officers and others on your behalf. We will be your voice in such interactions unless we mutually decide that it is in your best interest to do otherwise.
- Offering assistance with practical matters, such as finding medical specialists who can deliver the treatment you need.
- Delivering straightforward advice about the critical decisions you need to make in your case, such as whether to agree to a settlement offer.
- Vigorously defending your right to compensation, both at the negotiation table and in the courtroom if necessary.
- Standing at your side and supporting you for the duration of your case.
You may be worried about the cost of hiring a lawyer. At David Resnick & Associates, P.C., we understand this concern. We don’t want money to stand between accident victims and the justice they deserve. That’s why we handle virtually all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis.
What does that mean for you? It means that you owe us nothing for our legal services unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf. If we are successful in recovering money for you, our legal fees will be based on an agreed-upon portion of your financial recovery.
Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to a variety of damages, including the following examples:
- All medical expenses related to the injuries suffered in the accident, including future medical expenses.
- Lost wages and earnings due to the accident, both past and future.
- Compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering you endured as a result of your injuries.
- Rehabilitation and assistive care expenses.
- Loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium.
- Property damage.
- Punitive damages in cases of particularly egregious conduct.
The Manhattan personal injury lawyers at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., are skilled at evaluating injury claims and have a track record of getting results for our clients. We understand the disruption that a serious personal injury can have on your life. We have helped many families in Manhattan move forward after a serious accident. We work hard to see that you obtain the resources you need to recover fully if you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence or fault.
Contact a Manhattan Personal Injury Attorney Today
It all starts with a free consultation and claim review that comes with no strings attached. David Resnick & Associates, P.C., with offices located in the heart of Manhattan, is ready to review your situation now and let you know how best to proceed.
Founded in 1998, our law firm has recovered more than $60 million in verdicts and settlements for people injured in accidents that were caused by the fault of others. We have the resources and experience to provide you with the quality of legal representation that you deserve.
Our Manhattan personal injury attorneys are here to handle the legal matters while you focus on what’s really important – your health, your family and putting your life back together. Remember that New York law limits the amount of time you have to bring a personal injury claim. It’s also important to get legal help as soon as possible after an accident in order for a proper investigation before witnesses and evidence fade away.
Are you ready to get the help you need after a personal injury accident in Manhattan? Contact David Resnick & Associates, P.C., now for a free consultation and claim review. You can reach our Midtown Manhattan office by phone or fill out our online contact form. Don’t wait to get the experienced legal help you deserve.