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Have you or a loved one been hurt in an accident, because someone else was careless? Our New York City personal injury lawyers work hard to get you the money you deserve.
And, we don’t back down from a fight. We have the experience and resources to take your case to trial. For over 40 years, we’ve put our skills and knowledge to work on behalf of hard-working New Yorkers like you. We are here when you need us most.
Call our New York, NY law office today for the solid support you need. We offer a free consultation.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle in New York
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we fight for the money you deserve. We handle all cases including premises liability, nursing home abuse, slip & fall cases, and more. Visit our practice areas for more info.
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Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
You deserve time to recover
An accident can turn your life upside down. It might take weeks, or even months, to get back on your feet. Even then, you might not be fully recovered from your injuries. In fact, you may be faced with the reality of a lifelong disability.
You need time to focus on getting better. That’s tough to do when you’re also trying to navigate a complicated injury claim. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it on your own.
You’ve got enough to deal with after an accident without the added stress of a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Hiring an attorney gives you time to focus on getting better. It can also put you in the best position to maximize your compensation.
Don't settle for less than you deserve
How much money should you get for your injuries? What is your personal injury case worth? You deserve to control the answers to these questions. When you turn to our skilled legal team for help, you can benefit from our network of trusted injury experts.
These experts can provide critical insight into the more complicated aspects of your case. With their help, we can get a better understanding of your injuries, how they might affect your life, and what your case is worth.
We’ll use their expert testimony as leverage when we sit down to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. This can help us maximize the compensation you’re awarded.
Insurance companies don't want you to Ask for Help
When you get hurt in an accident, you’ll probably have to deal with an insurance company or two. Insurers would much rather deal with you than an experienced personal injury lawyer. They know that it’ll be easier for them to trick you into accepting less money than you deserve if you’re not represented by an attorney during negotiations. These companies will do everything they can to limit or deny your payout.
Don’t let them. Hiring an attorney levels the playing field. Hiring the experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits, & Landau, PC can give you the upper hand. Call our law firm today to learn more.
Damages are available after a NYC accident
When you get hurt because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you might be entitled to compensation. We will aggressively pursue monetary damages on your behalf. This can include money for:
– Medical expenses
– Pain and suffering
– Emotional distress
– Lost wages and income
– Reduced earning capacity
– Loss of enjoyment of life
– Disfigurement, and more.
There’s a limited amount of time to pursue compensation after an accident. So, don’t hesitate to contact our skilled legal team for immediate assistance after you get hurt.
Results Count. What our Clients Say.
I have employed this law firm twice in my lifetime and they have come through with flying colors both times. The first time was for myself. I stepped on a faulty sidewalk and fell. After extensive therapy and painful experience it was deemed necessary for me to have surgery on one of my knees. It was a long and difficult surgery and getting back to near normal was extremely hard on me. The law firm saw to it that I was compensated justly for all my pain and suffering.
This law firm assisted me in filing a claim against the city and a local business for an injury suffered from an unfilled pothole in the street. All aspects of my case were handled promptly and with meticulous care. A professional came to my home to gather all the relevant details and his report was promptly reviewed by a senior attorney. I was kept informed about the likely timetable and an appropriate settlement was received.
I referred a friend of mine who suffered a personal injury at work to Mirman, Markovits & Landau. They worked tirelessly on his case to make sure he got as much compensation as possible and it paid off. All three partners are smart, cunning and hardworking and I would recommend Mirman, Markovits & Landau to anyone looking for elite level Personal Injury Attorneys.
I received excellent counsel from Ms. Mirman and Mr. Landau. I was injured at a restaurant and required hand surgery. Prompt action by their investigative team was able to document the establishment's negligence. Every step in the process, both legal and medical, was clearly explained. The firm settled my case and I was compensated fairly for my injury and time away from my dental practice. The attorneys made a stressful time much easier for me and I would recommend them highly.
Ms. Mirman is an exceptional personal injury lawyer--smart, professional, experienced, hardworking and compassionate. She gave me very helpful legal advice, and has supported me every step of the way with my case. I cannot imagine what I would have done without her and her entire legal team during this terrible time.
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Why Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?
The costs of an unexpected accident can be staggering. It’s estimated that the economic costs of a car accident can range between $4,500 (for crashes only causing damage to property) to more than $1.69 million (for accidents that are fatal). For motor vehicle accident injury victims, the costs of a crash can be in the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars over the course of their lifetime. These figures, of course, don’t even take the non-economic costs of pain and suffering into consideration.
If someone else is at least partly responsible for your accident or injury in NYC, you can hold them financially accountable by filing a personal injury claim. The money you recover might not turn back the clock and make everything better, but it can have a massive impact on your life for years to come. Our attorneys will not stop fighting for you until you are fully compensated for your injuries and suffering.
The New York Lawyers for Accident Victims®
When you get hurt, you need someone on your side who understands how things work here. We've spent our entire legal careers in New York City, fighting on behalf of injured New Yorkers. No one knows this city better than those of us who live and work here, and we also know how hard it is, when you've been injured. We are here to be your voice and help you successfully navigate the difficult time after an accident. Call us to get started and find out why we're considered one of the leading personal injury law firms in NYC.
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Our Clients Are Family.
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. isn’t your typical law firm.
Led by second-generation attorney Michele S. Mirman®, we are family who have worked together for decades.
Our female-led team of attorneys cares deeply about our clients. We stand by your side from the moment you call until your case is done.
We are your fiercest advocate and your greatest ally.
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Michele Mirman has been selected to Super Lawyers as top-rated personal injury attorney for a second year.
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Michele Mirman sworn in as 65th President of the New York Trial Lawyers Association
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Michele Mirman Named President of Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
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Attorney Michele Mirman Achieves Lifetime Achievement Selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®
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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
It depends. In New York, all personal injury claims are subject to something known as a “statute of limitations.” In simple terms, you will have a set amount of time to file a civil claim for damages. You must file your claim before the applicable statute of limitations runs out. If you fail to file a timely claim, you will lose the right to demand and recover much-needed compensation.
There are different statutes of limitations for different types of personal injury claims. For most claims based on negligence – such as those involving car accidents, slips and falls, or boating accidents – you’ll have a maximum of three years to file a claim. Other types of cases – including workers’ compensation or medical malpractice – are subject to different rules and timelines.
Protect yourself and your right to recover compensation by contacting us as soon as you can after you get hurt or learn about an injury. We will work diligently to ensure that all of your court filings are submitted on time.
Serving Clients Throughout NYC
We'll come to you when you need us most
Sometimes it’s just not possible to travel to a law firm to discuss your case. This shouldn’t stop you from getting quality legal representation. That’s why our lawyers will come to you. We’ll visit you at home, at work, or even at the hospital to discuss your case. You’re important to us, so we’ll go wherever you need us to be. We serve clients throughout New York, including:
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Michele S. Mirman®
Michele S. Mirman is a leader among personal injury lawyers in New York City:
- President of New York State Trial Lawyers 2019-2020
- 43 Years of Dedicated Service to Personal Injury Victims
- Past President of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
Results You Can Trust
There’s a reason why our clients refer their friends, family members, and co-workers to us. We deliver results. Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. has been a trusted personal injury law firm in New York City since 1977.
We’ve obtained more than $1 Billion in settlements and awards for more than twenty thousand injured New Yorkers.
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Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
You probably have a lot of questions if you’ve been hurt in an accident in New York City. We’re here to help you get the answers you need. Here, our team addresses some of the questions we receive the most.
What is a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases arise when something called a “tort” is committed. A tort is a civil wrong that infringes on someone else’s rights or harms them in some way.
So, it’s a type of legal dispute involving two parties – a plaintiff and a defendant. Very simply, the plaintiff claims that they’ve been injured in some way because of something the defendant did. Through the personal injury case, the defendant is being asked to take responsibility and compensate the plaintiff for their injuries.
Personal injury cases can be private disputes between the two parties (e.g., insurance claim for benefits) or navigate the civil court system in New York (e.g., personal injury lawsuit).
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Charge?
New York state law has strict limits regarding how much money a personal injury lawyer can charge. For most types of cases,* a personal injury lawyer can charge up to one-third of the client’s net recovery. The net recovery is how much money the client receives in a settlement or jury verdict, reduced by any case-related costs.
For example, say you’re awarded $100,000 by a jury in New York City after a car accident. There are roughly $10,000 in case-related costs. Once those are deducted from your award, you’re left with a net recovery of $90,000. Your personal injury attorney can recover a maximum of $30,000 (one-third of the net recovery).
Attorney fees are discussed and agreed upon before you hire an attorney. Never be afraid to ask a personal injury lawyer about their fee schedule and what percentage of your award they’ll be expecting if they win your case.
*Note that New York has different rules regarding attorney compensation in medical malpractice cases.
How Do I Know If I Have a Claim?
After you get hurt, you might not know whether or not you have a legitimate claim for damages. The only way to find out is to discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Like most personal injury law firms in NYC, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. offers a free consultation. This gives you an opportunity to learn about your legal rights and get some preliminary legal advice and assistance.
When you sit down for a free initial case evaluation, our attorneys will ask you to recount the details of what happened. You might be asked to tell the story a few times. Our team will probably ask a lot of different questions to get a better understanding of what might have happened. If you have evidence, bring that to the consultation with you. Your lawyer can review what you have, assess the situation, and identify what, if any, legal options for recovery might be available to you.
Who Can File an Injury Claim?
After an accident, anyone who is personally harmed can potentially file an injury claim and request damages. There are times, however, when someone who wasn’t personally involved in an accident can potentially file an injury claim.
This would be the case if the accident victim did not survive the extent of their injuries. When an accident is fatal, the right to file an injury claim isn’t lost. Rather, it’s transferred to the victim’s family. More specifically, the personal representative of the victim’s estate assumes the right to file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation on the family’s behalf.
How Much is My Case Worth?
No two personal injury cases are alike. Every accident is different. So are the victims. There are a lot of different factors that can influence what a particular case might be worth.
- Are your injuries mild or catastrophic?
- Do your injuries interfere with your ability to work?
- Do your injuries impair your ability to take care of yourself?
- Have the trauma of the accident or the severity of your injuries interfered with your ability to participate in or enjoy your life?
- Are you disabled, scarred, or disfigured because of your accident?
- Was any property damaged or destroyed in the accident?
- Has the accident caused emotional distress or suffering?
- Will you struggle with chronic pain or face a permanent disability?
The answers to these questions will be fundamental in determining what your personal injury case is worth. Insurance companies will work to downplay the seriousness of your accident and injuries and, in turn, the value of your case. Don’t let them. Put up a fight and have Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. by your side.
How Are Damages Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?
In New York, plaintiffs in a personal injury case can pursue two types of compensatory damages – economic and non-economic. Economic damages are paid to make up for the verifiable financial costs of an accident. So, things like medical bills or lost wages. Calculating these is fairly straightforward. You might have bills, receipts, or pay stubs to prove your losses.
Non-economic damages are paid to compensate for subjective injuries and losses. This includes things like pain and suffering, which can vary significantly from one person to another. Many times, non-economic damages are calculated using a multiplier. Once an economic award is determined, it’s simply multiplied by a factor between 1 and 5, depending on the seriousness of the accident and extent of the injuries. The more serious the consequences, the higher the multiplier.
It’s important to note that there is another type of award that is sometimes available in personal injury cases – punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant. They’re issued on top of any compensatory (economic and non-economic damages) awards. Since these are intended as a punishment, they’re reserved for only the most serious and egregious of situations.
How Long Will My Case Take?
It depends on a lot of different factors. Some cases can be resolved and settled privately in a matter of days or weeks. Others will proceed to court, where they might not be resolved for years. It really depends on what type of case you have, who is involved, and the potential value of your claim. The higher the stakes, the harder insurance companies and negligent parties will fight you.
The thing you have to remember is that you should never settle for less money than your case is worth. Insurance companies and big businesses will work hard to wear you down and get you to do just that. You can protect yourself by letting our skilled NYC lawyers represent you throughout the claims process. We won’t let insurance companies push you around or bully you into accepting a lowball offer. While we will work diligently to settle your case, our accomplished trial lawyers will not hesitate to bring your case to a jury, if that’s what it takes to get you all of the money you deserve.
How Long Will it Take to Receive Compensation?
Once you agree to a settlement or are awarded compensation by a jury, it could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to actually get money in your hands. Keep in mind that insurance companies must act in good faith when handling your claim, which means that payment has to be issued within a reasonable amount of time after a case is resolved. Our attorneys will do everything in our power to accelerate the payment process so that you can begin to move forward.
New York Personal Injury Laws
New York is a comparative negligence state. This means that sharing fault for an accident will not automatically bar you from recovering compensation. However, it does mean that your damages will be reduced in proportion to your role in the accident. It also means that you can be liable for a percentage of the damages sustained by other parties in your accident.
So, for example, let’s say you’re allocated 20 percent of the blame for a car accident in New York City. If your damages – between medical bills, property damage, lost income, and emotional distress – totaled $100,00, you’d be able to receive up to $80,000. Why? Your damages ($100,000) would be reduced by your contribution to the accident (20 percent). At the same time, you could be liable for up to 20 percent of other victims’ damages.
Call our NYC Personal Injury Lawyers for help
Have you been injured in an accident? Is someone else responsible for causing your injuries? If so, you might be entitled to compensation.
Contact our New York law office to discuss your case today. Your consultation is free and there’s no risk in asking for our help.