New York Personal Injury Lawyers
A personal injury attorney is someone who helps you get medical care and compensation when you have been injured because of somebody else’s negligence, such as a careless driver or property owner. At the Law Offices of Miller & Miller, our New York personal injury lawyers have amassed a long string of successes on behalf of personal injury clients, including six and seven-figure settlements that have truly made a difference in making people’s lives better after they were seriously injured by the negligence of another. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and commit our resources toward getting you full and fair compensation for your injury. After a serious accident, you’ll need financial help, and it is only fair and just that the party responsible for your injury be held accountable to you. We can help.
New York Automobile Accident Attorneys
Hundreds die every year in New York traffic accidents, and thousands more are injured. As a first step, injured crash victims can file a claim for benefits through their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. PIP is “no-fault” insurance, meaning you don’t have to prove the other driver was at fault or that you weren’t to blame for causing the crash. A basic PIP policy in New York covers up to $25,000 in damages which can be used to pay for medical treatment, transportation to doctor’s appointments and related medical expenses, in-home help if required, and even a portion of lost wages if you cannot work because of the injury.
PIP benefits are helpful in minor accidents, but they don’t fully cover the costs of someone who was seriously injured in a crash. New York law allows serious injury victims to go outside the no-fault system and sue the negligent driver for the full measure of their damages, including present and future medical costs, all lost income, pain and suffering, loss in quality of life, scarring and disfigurement, and more.
A “serious injury” in New York auto insurance law means one of the following applies:
- Significant disfigurement;
- A fracture;
- Loss of a fetus;
- Permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system;
- Permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member;
- Significant limitation of use of a body function or system; or
- A medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person’s usual and customary daily activities for not less than 90 days during the 180 days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment.
To prove a fault claim, you’ll need to prove the other driver was negligent and caused the crash, and you’ll have to prove your injuries. The insurance company, meanwhile, will downplay your injuries and try to paint you as the negligent driver. At Miller & Miller, we are experienced in taking on the insurance companies, proving serious injury cases and recovering significant compensation far in excess of what PIP benefits provide. If you have been hit by a speeding, drunk or distracted driver in Brooklyn or anywhere in New York state, call the Law Offices of Miller & Miller for a free consultation. We handle the full range of automobile and motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents.
Full-Service New York Personal Injury Law Firm
Our personal injury lawyers do more than handle auto accident cases. Call our firm for help with any of the following:
Slip and Fall/Premises Liability Claims
Property owners have a duty to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition for their customers and guests. If you were lawfully on another’s property and you suffered a slip and fall or trip and fall injury because of a liquid spill, falling item, obstruction on the ground, malfunctioning elevator or escalator, broken steps or missing handrails, or any other hazard or defect, you might be entitled to compensation. If the property owner created the dangerous condition, or if they knew or should have known about it and yet failed to correct it promptly or put up a warning, you could recover money damages for your medical bills and pain and suffering. Property owners will dispute how long the hazard existed or claim you weren’t looking where you were going or aren’t really hurt, so make sure to get strong, effective representation from skilled attorneys who know how to hold the property owners and their insurance carriers accountable to you.
Workplace and Construction Accidents
Employees injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp is often their only recourse, as the law does not permit them to sue the company for the negligence of their employer or a co-worker. Yet not every worker is an employee entitled to workers’ comp, and even covered workers can file negligence claims against third parties who caused the accident, such as workers who get injured in a car accident while traveling between jobsites or running errands, or employees who get injured working off-site on a third-party’s dangerous premises. Also, New York construction workers benefit from the Scaffold Law (NY Labor Law sections 240/241), which holds property owners and developers absolutely liable for gravity-related accidents which occur on the job.
Suits Against New York City
If you were injured in a slip and fall on an icy city sidewalk or subway platform or while getting on or off a city bus, you might have a valid claim against the City of New York or the New York City Transit Authority. Special rules apply to these cases, and you have to act fast to preserve your rights. Call Miller & Miller as soon as possible to make sure your claim is filed timely and accurately.
False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution
Attorney Andrew Miller has abundant experience and expertise in filing claims and lawsuits against the government when the police make a false or warrantless arrest and wrongfully jail the victim or commit an assault in the course of making an arrest. We also take on prosecutors who pursue cases for wrongful reasons without a proper basis in the law or facts. Experienced in both the civil and criminal justice systems in New York, Mr. Miller is uniquely situated to handle these claims and hold the government accountable for the wrongful acts of its employees.
In New York City and Statewide, Call the Law Offices of Miller & Miller for Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
When your life has been upended by a personal injury accident, what better help than to have a family law firm working for you who treats you like family. Miller & Miller does everything in their power to see you get the medical care and financial compensation you need and deserve after being injured because of another’s negligence. We have the care and compassion to devote to your claim, and the negotiating skills and trial record to get results. Call the Law Offices of Miller & Miller for a no-cost consultation on your personal injury claim, and find out how we can help. There is no fee until after we recover compensation on your behalf.