Personal Injury Law

 

 
 

 
If you have been injured due to the carelessness and negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Contact our office so that we can help you understand your rights.

Before talking to the insurance companies call our office to protect your right to full and fair compensation. We will take care of your legal issues so you can take care of yourself. To schedule a consultation, call (718) 261-7900.

Seeking Justice for Injury Victims

Our office is committed to securing full compensation for victims of with serious injuries including those arising from:
 
  • Car Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
 
  • Premises Liability
  • Nursing Home and Hospital Accidents
  • Injury from a defective product or toy
  • Medical Malpractice
 
 
 

Time is not on your side, but we are.

New York has a three-year statute of limitations on most personal injury cases. However there are times when an action must be brought against a State or City Agency, municipality or those they employ to drive vehicles, fix roads and maintain municipal property. In those instances you are required to file a 90 day notice of claim against the appropriate entity. Failure to do so may result in your losing your right to sue.

If you have been injured, it is extremely important that you contact us as soon as possible so that we may begin investigating the case and take the appropriate actions to protect your rights.

Contact Us

If you have been seriously injured as a result of an accident, please call (718) 261-7900 to set-up an initial consultation. For your convenience, we will be more than happy to discuss your case with you over the phone or at our office.
 
 
 
FREE Consultation -You Will Not Be Charged a Fee Unless You Receive Compensation.
Call the Law Offices of Eugene F. Levy today at (718) 261-7900.

 
 

Pedestrian Accidents

When Cars and People Collide

According to the National Highway Traffic Association (NHTA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) pedestrian fatalities account for 11 percent of motor vehicle fatalities within the United States. Pedestrian accidents can occur for any number of reasons, and either party may be ultimately liable for the collision. Either way, the result is almost always grim - when a human body makes contact with several thousand pounds of machine, serious Injuries can arise. It is for this reason that the Law Offices of Eugene F. Levy have developed a specialty in accidents between drivers and pedestrians that is designed expressly to offer support, compensation and justice to the victims of driver negligence.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

What causes pedestrian accidents? There is no one common cause of pedestrian accidents.

  • When the fault lies with the pedestrian, it is usually because of ignoring traffic controls, including walk and don't walk signals, jaywalking, getting on or off a school bus or a child darting into traffic. Accidents such as these are as tragic as they are deadly, and it can be nearly impossible to prove any measure of driver error.
  • When the driver of a motor vehicle is at fault, however, it is typically because that driver has ignored or disregarded a crosswalk, ignored a traffic light, failed to yield at intersection, being distracted while talking or texting on a cell phone or simply gotten behind the wheel while under the influence.
 
 

Evaluating Your Pedestrian Injury Case

To preserve your legal rights, it is important to immediately seek the advice of a qualified attorney. Every pedestrian accident is subject to a statute of limitations which places a deadline on the time you have to file. Before entering into negotiations with an at-fault driver or an insurance company, you should contact an attorney experienced in pedestrian accidents.

Here at the Law Offices of Eugene F. Levy, we understand that pedestrian accidents may have lasting and devastating consequences. So if you have suffered an injury at work or on the road, in a hospital or a nursing home, we offer a personal standard of representation. If you want to begin the process of recovering damages for the serious pedestrian accident that has occurred, we urge you to contact the Law Offices of Eugene F. Levy at (718) 261-7900. There is never a fee from you unless we win your case, so there is no better time to call.
Free Consultation -You Will Not Be Charged a Fee Unless You Receive Compensation
Call The Law Offices of EUGENE F. LEVY today at (718) 261-7900

Premise Liability

Premises liability cases include accidents or incidents which occur in buildings, on sidewalks or other types of structures. People can be injured on property for a variety of reasons. Often times there are a defect or building code violation that causes a dangerous situation where people get hurt.

The defective condition must be addressed immediately, because in some instances a claim must be filed within a very short time. We also know that the condition which was the cause of the accident is often changed or fixed soon after the accident takes place. Thus a visit to the scene as soon as possible to gather crucial evidence interview witnesses and take photographs is crucial. It is often necessary to hire the appropriate experts promptly to assess the situation and render their professional opinion. Taking these steps early in the case enables us to help our clients achieve the best results.

Medical Malpractice Injuries

In general terms the phrase medical malpractice is used to describe a treatment, lack of treatment, or deviation from generally accepted standards of medical care resulting in injury.

In the event a preventable error has occurred and the case is confirmed to be meritorious, the goal is to obtain compensation from the professional liability carrier. As with all other professionals medical providers maintain insurance in the event a preventable or unintentional error occurs.

Recent independent studies have shown that preventable medical errors in hospitals are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States.

The law offices of Eugene F. Levy represent individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of negligence of a medical care provider. Some examples of medical negligence include the following:
 
  • Physician, Nursing or Staff Errors
  • Hospital Errors
  • Negligent performance of a surgery
  • Failing to supervise
  • Failing to timely diagnose and treat a serious disease
  • Premature Discharge from a Medical Facility
 
  • Failure to make timely referral to a specialist
  • Misdiagnosis which results in the wrong treatments
  • Birth Injuries
  • Prescription Errors
  • Laboratory Errors
 
Because there are so many different ways medical errors occur this list does not account for all the areas of medical malpractice. If you have any questions as to whether you have a case, you can call our office at any time for a free consultation.

Contact Eugene F. Levy at (718)261-7900
 
 

Motor Vehicle Liability

We help New York Victims of Crashes involving Cars, Trucks, Bicycles, Motorcycles and Buses Most of us are aware that driving presents an occupational hazard, but that doesn't mean we should be held responsible when the negligent behavior of another results in injury or death. Many people believe insurance alone should cover events such as these, but the truth is that many policies can scarcely scratch the surface when it comes to truly devastating and persistent medical expenses. In cases such as these, you want to work with an attorney who understands the many issues that affect New York motor vehicle liability, especially if the details of that accident are being contested.

If you or a loved one has been in a car or motor vehicle accident and want to begin the process of recovering your losses, please call the Law Offices of Eugene F. Levy at (718) 261-7900 today. We work on a contingency basis, so you don't have to worry about any fees unless you win. We
look forward to earning you a settlement that can help mitigate the pain you have experienced.
FREE Consultation -You Will Not Be Charged a Fee Unless You Receive Compensation.
Call the Law Offices of Eugene F. Levy today at 718-261-7900.