NYC Personal Injury Lawyers
Serving all five boroughs of NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam and Duchess Counties
At the New York City law firm of Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson, we apply our in-depth knowledge of injury law, gained during 100 years of collective legal experience, to win cases and compensation for clients from all walks of life who live in any of the five NYC boroughs.
We have earned our outstanding reputation for client service and prominence in the legal community by being forceful, unwavering advocates for all our clients. Regardless of their lives circumstances, we leave no stone unturned concerning promoting our clients’ interests and seeking justice and compensation on their behalf.
When you need an accident lawyer or personal injury attorney in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or Manhattan, remember that Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson has produced positive outcomes for clients who suffered a wide range of personal injuries, including brain injuries, spinal injuries and wrongful death caused by:
Auto accidents — You can’t assume that your rights as a motorist, pedestrian or bystander will automatically be protected just because New York has no-fault traffic laws. “No fault” doesn’t mean there will be “no problem” getting access to the financial resources required to cover the medical care you need and to fix the property damage you suffered. The lawyers at Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson have represented hundreds of clients were injured in auto accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and accidents caused by distracted drivers. We can assert your rights, protect your interests and get you the help to which you are entitled for your traffic-related injury case.
Slip and fall — Snow storms and icy sidewalks are common during winter, and liquids are often accidentally spilled in grocery stores, restaurants and clubs, but that doesn’t mean you are on your own if you slip and fall. For your protection, business and property owners have a legal duty to ensure that their business or property is safe and properly maintained that visitors are made aware of hazards the owners know about and that any risks are addressed in a timely manner. From our work with clients over the years, the Long Island personal injury attorneys at Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson know exactly what New York business and property owners are required to do to protect you and will pursue the maximum recovery available if you are injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, elevator accident or dog bite caused by someone else’s negligence.
Medical malpractice — Physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers are required to follow a standard of care that would be expected of other local professionals and facilities in the same field. However even in NYC, where the best care is available, some unscrupulous medical professionals fail to follow widely accepted practices, and even the best doctors and hospitals can make a mistake that has damaging or devastating consequences. The NYC & Queens area injury lawyers at Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, including victims of birth injuries. We use our superior skills to secure the most favorable outcome for our clients, whether by trial or by negotiation and settlement. Either way, making sure your current and future needs are met is at the core of the work we do for you.
Firefighter law — Firefighters put their lives on the line every day in the course of their work. Working in fire and rescue is dangerous by definition, and firefighters routinely and heroically face and accept a number of risks just by reporting to work. However that doesn’t mean that any injuries they suffer are just “part of the job” and that they are without rights and recourse. Firefighters in New York State now have significant legal rights when someone else’s actions or failure to act puts them at additional risk and they are injured as a result. Those who add to the risks firefighters face can be held accountable for their injuries.
The passionate attorneys at Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson are honored to help firefighters at all stages of their careers, whether on active duty or retired, take full advantage of any benefits accorded to them under New York State law in exchange for their selfless service.
Construction accidents — Despite all the safety precautions that have been developed over the years and advances in construction equipment and technology, construction accidents are still a frequent cause of injuries to both bystanders and workers. Scaffolding accidents, crane accidents and other incidents can happen for a number of reasons, including equipment failure, inadequate supervision or preparation, insufficient training, and failure to enforce or follow safety practices. Whatever the cause (or causes) of construction accident-related injuries, injured parties have options for obtaining compensation for their suffering and medical expenses. Bystanders may have recourse against the construction company, its personnel or the manufacturer of the equipment or materials used. Workers, on the other hand may have a worker’s compensation claim against their employer that will cover his or her medical bills, lost wages and other expenses without the need to file suit. Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson understands from our work on behalf of many other clients in similar situations all the options and processes involved in pursuing the best available compensation for bystanders and workers.
Products liability — Holding manufacturers accountable for injuries caused by the products they make can be a long and complex process, and New York cases are no exception. Successfully handling products liability cases requires intricate knowledge of the applicable laws, experience navigating procedural hurdles and sometimes substantial resources to help the victim recover for injuries and get justice. Products liability cases also can be especially difficult if the manufacturers involved are large companies with significant resources available to defend against these kinds of claims. The lawyers at Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson have the resources and zeal to take on any size manufacturer, regardless of how difficult or time-consuming the process may be, and our extensive litigation experience is essential in cases that go to trial, because victims have the right to have a jury hear their cases. We are also tough negotiators who can bring a case to a favorable settlement for our clients if that is in their best interests.
Airplane accidents — It’s an unfortunate reality in the age of air travel that sometimes things go terribly wrong and an airplane crashes. These incidents are becoming increasingly rare due to improved safety precautions, more frequent inspections, stricter safety regulations and increased pilot training requirements, among other reasons, which shows that many causes of airplane accidents are preventable. Because of the results we have achieved for previous clients, the NYC & Bronx accident attorneys at Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson recognize the importance of our role in holding manufacturers, airlines and regulators accountable for injuries suffered in airplane accidents. We aggressively pursue all compensation to which victims are entitled under New York law.
Railroad accidents — Both passengers and railroad employees can face injuries caused by a railroad accident, and the lawyers at Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson have helped them recover what they need to cope with their injuries. Railroad employees may recover for medical costs, lost wages and other expenses under workers’ compensation without filing suit, and passengers may have recourse at trial or through a negotiated settlement with the railroad company. Whether representing a passenger or employee, the attorneys at Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson know the complexities of federal and New York railroad law inside and out and work tirelessly on behalf of victims to achieve the best outcome possible under these difficult circumstances.
Persistent personal injury litigation in New York
When you feel overwhelmed trying to deal with an accident injury, turn to a team of lawyers who will fight for your rights so you can concentrate on healing. Contact Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson online or at 888.746.8212 for a free consultation with a lawyer in New York who understands what you are going through.