NY Personal Injury Attorneys
Our firm fights tirelessly for injured firefighters and victims of accidents and medical malpractice to get the compensation they deserve
The law firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC is one of New York's most prominent firms concentrating in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and firefighter rights. We serve all of NYC, including the Bronx, Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn.
With nearly 100 years of collective legal experience, we have fought battles and won important landmark decisions in some of our nation's highest courts. We do not select our clients on the basis of their ability to pay. Rather, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis that is set by New York state law. Our dedication to our clients is unmatched, and we vow to fight vigorously and aggressively to ensure they receive the settlements they deserve.
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When choosing a New York personal injury attorney to handle your case, you need one with in-depth knowledge of all of the aspects of personal injury law. Because they are NY injury lawyers experienced in these kinds of cases, the attorneys of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC understand exactly how New York law defines all of the elements of a personal injury case, including the legal definition of negligence, what constitutes injury, what kinds of damages New York allows a victim to claim and how to effectively negotiate fair settlements on behalf of their clients.
But choosing a lawyer who understands the intricacies of personal injury cases in general is not enough. You also need a legal team behind you that has a proven track record of success handling cases dealing with your particular kind of injury,to maximize your chances of winning your case. The NY injury attorneys of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC have in-depth experience in New York personal injury law, and they have won hundreds of millions of dollars in awards for clients who have suffered injuries for numerous reasons, including automobile, railroad, airplane and construction accidents, medical malpractice and product liability, among others.
The latest from Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC
Please visit our dedicated website for extensive information on getting compensated for a 9-11 related illness.
The NY injury attorneys from Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC are longtime advocates of FDNY firefighters and rescue personnel. They represented the late James Zadroga, an NYPD officer and 9/11 first responder. A growing concern of the firm is tied to these FDNY firefighters who assisted in the search for the victims of 9/11 at the World Trade Center who are getting cancer at a higher rate than firefighters before 9/11... Read more
WTC Victims Fund
The lawyers from Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC were invited to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Department of Justice lawyers. The Department of Justice lawyers are in charge of the implementation of the Zadroga Act. They are currently in the very beginning stages of choosing the new special master and writing the regulations that will apply soon. These regulations are going to determine which cancers will be covered, whether Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is compensable and whether prior claimants can bring supplemental claims for their latent injuries and subsequent disability...Read more
NY Personal Injury Attorney Michael Barasch Speaks Out on the 9/11 Health Care Law
In the January 25, 2011 edition of New York Newsday on the 9/11 healthcare law, discussing these possible denials of compensation under the new law, New York personal injury attorney Michael Barasch was quoted as saying, “It’d be tragic if the one thing these guys did wrong was not get sick enough quick enough to qualify for what now would be compensation rightfully owed to them under Zadroga.”...Read more
Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims from Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
In New York City, medical malpractice cases involve getting compensation for individuals who have been harmed by a physician, allied health professional or facility’s actions or failure to act. Experienced New York personal injury lawyers know medical malpractice cases can be complex and difficult cases to pursue because the law and procedures are intricate, the standards to prove vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and expert witness testimony is always required to make the case. Following are brief descriptions of some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims made in New York City. Read more
Finding an Effective New York Accident Attorney: Four Characteristics
All NY car accident lawyers are definitely NOT the same, and with the cost of medical treatment continuing to rise, it is more important than ever for auto accident victims to make sure they seek professional advice. A thorough understanding of New York’s no-fault insurance laws is definitely important, but that knowledge alone isn’t nearly enough to qualify an attorney to effectively represent an injured client. So what are the characteristics to look for when you need an effective car accident attorney? Read more
Recent verdicts and settlements in New York City personal injury cases
- After two months of trial in Brooklyn, our accident lawyers recovered nearly $5 million on behalf of twin brothers who were laborers badly burned in a natural gas explosion while they worked side by side to repair a water main break in Coney Island.
- Our Bronx accident lawyers recovered nearly $4 million for a Bronx firefighter who sustained facial burns while fighting a fire that broke out in a vacant apartment while floor-refinishing work was being performed.
Read about the many winning verdicts and settlements achieved by our accident lawyers.
Most frequently asked questions on personal injury
Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a lawyer’s help?
It is in your best interests to only provide your contact information to an insurance company until you consult with a New York City injury attorney. The more significant your injuries, the more imperative it becomes to seek legal counsel before providing any statement.
Will I have to go to trial to recover damages?
About 95 percent of personal injury cases filed settle prior to trial.
What is considered “pain and suffering?”
Pain and suffering includes harm caused by physical injury and mental anguish experienced through avoiding activities you engaged in prior to your accident and the potential of surgery.
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For a free consultation with a Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC attorney, call 888.746.8212 or contact us online.