Professional Personal Injury Lawyers in New York City

In Need of a Personal Injury Attorney in New York City?

Getting hurt in an accident caused by another person, party, or entity’s negligence changes hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers’ lives every year. Whether it is a vehicle collision, slip and fall incident, construction-related injury, or subway accident, our fellow NYC residents deserve to partner with a personal injury attorney they can trust to enforce their rights and fight for the compensation they are entitled to for their damages. That is why we are here.

Since 1998, the New York City personal injury attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C. have worked tirelessly to enforce New York laws that allow victims of negligence to hold the responsible party liable for damages resulting from the accident.

While nothing can ever erase the trauma of an accident, we can help provide the legal experience, skills, and resources you need to face the liable party that caused your injuries with confidence. While our NYC personal injury attorneys aggressively pursue the insurance company for your total compensation needs, we will constantly communicate with you to ensure you know where your case stands every step of the way.

Once you partner with David Resnick & Associates, P.C., your physical, emotional, and financial well-being is the priority. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

Our law firm represents accident victims throughout New York City, including ManhattanQueensBrooklynStaten Island, and the Bronx, and only works on a contingency basis. You do not pay our legal fees if we do not win your case. That’s a promise.

NYC Personal Injury Law

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in New York?

Although personal injury laws exist to protect victims of injuries, the rules in New York regarding personal injury are complex and can intimidate victims recovering from severe trauma.

Typically, victims have three years from the date the injury occurs to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York, but sometimes, the time limit is only one year. Personal injury lawsuits against the government have even tighter time and filing requirements.

At David Resnick & Associates, P.C., we understand that personal injury law in New York can be confusing and challenging to navigate. Our experience enables us to carefully evaluate cases — free of charge — and determine the legal steps most appropriate for our clients.

We have the resources to thoroughly review your injury’s circumstances, determine who was at fault, and develop the most effective strategy to obtain resolution and total financial compensation. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in New York City today to schedule a free consultation to learn what you may be entitled to for your injuries.

What Type of Financial Compensation Can I Pursue During a New York City Personal Injury Claim?

All New York City personal injury claims are as unique as the person who has been hurt. While the severity and nature of your injuries play a crucial role in your recovery options, so do how the injuries have impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life.

The diverse makeup of our fellow New York City residents means the same injury can impact each of our clients’ lives differently. This crucial factor will play a role in our compensation demands. For instance, if you suffer a broken leg in an accident caused by negligence and work as an entertainer, actor, server, bartender, or any other occupation where mobility is the key to your livelihood, you will miss significant work while recovering.

These vital details will be included in our insurance company demands so you can maximize the compensation you are entitled to and focus on getting your life back on track.

Some of the personal injury damages New Yorkers could be entitled to include:

  • Lost wages.
  • Medical bills.
  • Lost future earnings.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Rehabilitation costs.
  • Spouse’s damages (loss of consortium).
  • Punitive damages.

If you have been injured by another person, party, or entity’s negligence, contact our skilled New York City personal injury attorneys today to discuss your case and how the incident has impacted your life. Our experienced lawyers offer free consultations to all personal injury victims throughout New York City and take all qualifying cases on a contingency basis, so you pay no upfront or out-of-pocket fees and nothing if we do not win your case.

What are the Most Common Types of New York Personal Injuries?

For over 25 years, David Resnick & Associates, P.C. has committed our New York City personal injury law firm’s focus to the overall well-being of our fellow New Yorkers. We understand how injuries impact their workability and the financial stress that they induce. But we also understand how injuries caused by negligence affect their personal lives and their ability to enjoy time with friends or pick up and hold their kids.

You deserve to have a full life, which is why we know there is nothing “common” about suffering a personal injury in New York. In fact, personal injuries caused by negligence could have been prevented, which makes the injuries challenging to understand and the process of pursuing a claim so complex. This is why we are here.

While every case is different, some of the personal injuries that frequently occur in New York City that can lead to an accident victim’s receiving compensation include, but are not limited to:

  • Bone fractures– While the hope is that bone fractures will heal, sometimes they do not set right, and victims experience lingering pain or lifelong impairment.
  • Spinal cord injuries– Spinal cord injuries can be complete and cause a total lack of movement and feeling below the injury site or can be incomplete and cause varying degrees of paralysis, nerve damage, and sensory damage. Quadriplegia and paraplegia can result from spinal cord injuries.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)– One of the most devastating types of injuries, traumatic brain injuries can cause lifelong disabilities that require significant rehabilitation and other medical costs.
  • Soft tissue injuries– Soft tissue injuries refer to injuries to the body’s muscles, ligaments, and joints. A typical soft tissue injury is whiplash, but various injuries that cause pain and limit mobility can occur to the soft tissues. For example, injuries to the rotator cuff in your shoulder commonly occur in car accidents.
  • Back and neck injuries– Damaged vertebrae or discs can cause severe problems that may require surgical correction, if they can be corrected at all.
  • Scarring, disfigurement, and burns– These types of injuries can occur in various situations. They may result from a fire started by a defective product, or from a dog bite, or lacerations received in a car accident.

While not an exhaustive list, personal injuries typically occur by surprise and can make the injured party confused, anxious, and stressed about the next steps. Unfortunately, the second wave of frustration will happen when they contact the liable party’s insurance company to pursue compensation for their injuries.

No matter how injured you are or how clear the liability may be, nearly all personal injury claims are met by the liable party’s insurance company with a dispute — or outright denial. You do not have to take the insurance company’s word for how much your claim is worth. We will tell you the truth. Contact our dedicated New York City personal injury attorneys today to schedule a free consultation to review your claim. If you cannot come to us, we will come to you, no matter where you are in New York City. 

How Frequently Do Personal Injuries Occur in New York City?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured as a result of preventable accidents, many of which are caused by the negligence of others. From store owners who do not adequately maintain their establishments to drivers who disobey the rules of the road, careless people can cause serious harm by their negligent actions.

Unfortunately, innocent victims of this negligence often have high medical bills, are unable to work, and have to cope with significant pain. In some cases, negligent actions can even cause death and leave devastated loved ones behind.

If you suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one in New York, do not assume it was an “accident” or that you were somehow to blame. The reality is that negligent actions or inactions are not accidents. They are preventable. This means someone is liable for your injuries or the tragic loss of your loved one, and we want to help you identify who is responsible so you and your family can get the help you need and the justice you deserve.

Allow our leading personal injury lawyers at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., to review the details of your incident during a free consultation today. If you are too physically injured or emotionally devasted to come to us, we will come to you. Call us now to learn how we can put our over 25 years of experience producing results for clients throughout New York City to work for you. There is never a charge to speak to our skilled New York City personal injury lawyers.

What Should Everyone Should Know About Their New York City Personal Injury Accidents?

We run drills for tornadoes and fires, but not many people know what to do if injured in an accident. The legal team at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., understands the impact a personal injury can have on you and your family — and we work hard to obtain the maximum money damages to which you’re entitled.

That’s why we have provided these tips on the steps to take if an accident happens to you.

General Personal Injury Guidelines

  • Seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Even if you are concerned about the expense, you must see a doctor. Injuries that result from an accident may not appear for days or weeks after the accident, and leaving them untreated will lead to more pain and discomfort in the long run. If you do not seek medical treatment after an accident, insurance companies may use that as proof that your injuries are not severe.
  • Write down what you can about the accident while it is fresh. You may find it difficult, but documenting the accident is vital in building a case for your claim. If you advocate for a child or elderly relative, have them tell you everything they can remember about the accident and write it down for them.
  • Keep record all doctor visits, medications, and symptoms associated with your injuries. Any documentation you receive about medical treatments or property damage repairs should also be kept and provided to your attorney.
  • Do not make statements to any insurance company representative, opposing attorney, or investigators other than the police without talking to your attorney first. If you speak to the police, try to be as factual as possible about the accident rather than taking or assigning blame.
  • Contact a reputable personal injury attorney. Our personal injury lawyers in New York City have the experience and knowledge to provide the guidance you will need after being injured in an accident.

David Resnick & Associates, P.C., can handle all aspects of your personal injury case, including:

  • Protecting your rights by the law.
  • Routing all insurance company communication through our offices.
  • Completing all relevant paperwork.
  • Negotiating with insurance carriers and responsible parties.
  • Preparing for a lawsuit if necessary.

Contact Our Skilled NYC Personal Injury Attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C. to Help Build Your Case for Success

The legal team at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., understands the impact a personal injury can have on you and your family. We work hard to obtain the maximum damages you’re entitled to. We serve accident victims in ManhattanQueensBrooklynStaten Island, the Bronx, and all of New York City.

If you have other questions about your personal injury, contact the New York law firm of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., online or call us at 212-279-2000 today for a free consultation about your case.

There is never a charge to speak with our skilled New York City personal injury attorneys. If your case qualifies to move forward, we will handle every aspect from start to finish without charging any upfront or out-of-pocket fees. Unless we win your case, you will pay nothing for our elite personal injury attorney services. That is a promise.


Following are questions our clients often ask us about their personal injury cases.

What is personal injury?

A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident or medical malpractice. Common accidents that result in personal injuries include:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slip and falls

How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

In order to have a personal injury case, you must be able to show that you have been injured, either physically or emotionally, by another person or legal entity, such as a business or corporation. You must also be able to prove that the person owed a duty of care to you, caused your injury through negligent or intentional conduct, and that you have suffered damages as a result.

I slipped and fell on a wet floor in a store. Now I have medical expenses to pay. What can I do?

In slip and fall cases, there are often a number of people or entities that may be held responsible for your injuries. For instance, if the business is renting space from a property owner, both the property owner and the tenant (the business) may be named as defendants by someone injured on the property. For an example of a slip and fall settlement, see our “About Our Cases” page.

I have been hurt in a car accident, and I think I want to file a personal injury claim. What should I do?

First, get prompt medical treatment for any injuries you may have. Proper medical care should be your first priority. Then call a personal injury attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Here are some additional steps you should take.

  • Write down as much as you can about the accident itself. List your injuries and any other losses you have suffered as a result of the accident.
  • Document the conversations you have with people who witnessed or were involved in the accident or the injury claim.
  • Take photographs with your cell phone camera. Photographs should include the scene of the accident from all angles, the surrounding area, your injuries, and any property damage.
  • While you are required to contact your own insurance company about the accident, do not provide a written or recorded statement to an insurance adjuster until you have spoken with an attorney.
  • Obtain the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all potential witnesses of the accident.

What does ‘negligence’ mean?

Negligence is a legal concept that applies to situations where a person is injured by the actions of another. Negligence is generally defined as the failure to exercise reasonable care in a situation that causes or contributes to the injuries of another person. In civil court, an injured person can collect money damages if he can prove that his injuries were caused by the negligence of another person.

What type of damages can I recover in my personal injury action?

The type of damages you can recover for your injuries depends on the type and extent of your personal injury. The damages may include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent scars
  • Emotional trauma
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of love and affection
  • Property damage
  • Out of pocket expenses

Should I cooperate with the insurance companies?

Once you have hired an injury attorney to handle your case, you should consult with your attorney about who you should and should not speak to regarding your case. You should avoid any written or recorded statements without the approval of your attorney because they could later be used against you. You should not sign any forms (even releases of information) from any of the insurance companies because you may unknowingly sign away your right to bring a legal action. Even when you are dealing with your own insurance company, it is advisable to consult with your attorney before signing documents or accepting any settlements.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim?

The statute of limitations, or deadline, for personal injury claims depends on who you are filing the claim against. In cases where you are suing another person, company or business for their actions against you, you generally have three years to file a claim. If you are making a claim against the state of New York or one of its agencies, you have 90 days from the date of the accident to file a notice of claim.

In some instances a statute of limitations can be triggered by a previously undiscovered injury. For example, some illnesses may not be diagnosed for years after exposure to a harmful product or chemical. To obtain more details regarding statutes of limitations that may apply to your case, consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Why do I need a lawyer?

personal injury lawyer will represent you in settlement negotiations or at trial to help ensure that all of your accident-related expenses are covered. An experienced personal injury attorney will investigate the circumstances of your injuries, identify all responsible parties, locate and interview any witnesses, and define a strategy to maximize the compensation for your injuries.

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