Personal Injury Lawyer NYC

At Goidel & Siegel LLP, we are personal injury attorneys by calling and by choice. Led by long-standing law partners Jonathan Goidel and Andrew Siegel, our entire legal team thrives on exposing negligence that endangers others and on recovering financial compensation that helps our clients recover physically, financially and emotionally.

Our years of experience cover a vast range of injury-causing accidents on New York City streets, highways, sidewalks, work sites, and elsewhere. We have recovered many millions of dollars for our clients — including numerous seven-figure verdicts and jury awards — by building compelling cases for trial and taking them the distance when no fair settlement is offered.

Why Choose Us As Your Personal Injury Attorneys?

Our outstanding reputation as New York personal injury lawyers is well-earned. We are dedicated to seeking compensation for any victim harmed by the negligence of others, anywhere in the five boroughs of New York City.

  • Our experience in personal injury cases is unsurpassed. Founding attorneys Jonathan Goidel and Andrew Siegel started the firm in 1990, and in the three decades since, they've honed their skills achieving victories for accident victims in court locations across the five boroughs of New York, NY.
  • Personal injury claims and litigation are our dominant focus. Because seeking fair compensation for victims of wrongful injury is our passion, we've built a team of attorneys of counsel, associates, and professional staff members who share our dedication and complement our strengths. Our injury attorneys and staff have in-depth knowledge of legal considerations associated with personal injury and wrongful death.
  • We have a proven track record of coming through for our clients. To date, we have earned numerous million-dollar-plus verdicts and settlements for clients in nearly every type of personal injury case.
  • We are not afraid to face insurance companies, large corporations, schools, or government entities, such as the City of New York.
  • Our lawyers are trial-tested and adept at handling complex cases.
  • We offer a free case evaluation. If you think you might need to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer, we encourage you to call (212) 840-3737 and do exactly that. We take calls on the spot or return them as quickly as possible — and we will gladly visit you anywhere in the five boroughs if you cannot travel. If you communicate best in Spanish, Russian or another language, we can communicate with you.
  • We value the attorney client relationship and will ensure your rights are protected.

Personal Injury Claims We Handle

The law firm of Goidel & Siegel LLP focuses on personal injury cases, and throughout our career, we have successfully litigated claims in:

Our specialization in personal injury practice areas has gained us a wealth of knowledge and experience in issues related to litigating - and winning - these cases. We are proud to offer legal representation to any person injured due to the negligence of others, and our focus on this facet of law means expertise in the process and relationships with other professionals in the field.

Understanding Personal Injury in New York City

We offer legal advice based on New York's personal injury laws, which can vary depending on the situation. While every case is unique and we can only evaluate your personal injury claim following a consultation, below are some common injuries that might be handled by personal injury law.

Car Accidents

In New York State, injuries sustained as the result of car accidents are subject to no-fault laws, which state that the injured party's medical expenses will be covered by the vehicle's insurance, up to the policy limit, regardless of who is at fault. This means that a driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist injured in a car accident will be compensated by the other vehicle's insurance. In the case of uninsured or under-insured vehicles, the person can receive compensation from their own insurance.

You may be able to file a claim against the responsible party in the case of serious injury, however. New York State law defines the following issues as serious: death, dismemberment, fracture, loss of fetus, or conditions such as traumatic brain injury that result in the person being unable to complete the activities of daily life for 90 days. Contact our firm to discuss your case with one of our personal injury attorneys.

Wrongful Death

When a loved one is lost due to the negligence of someone else, family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim. While no amount of money can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one, a settlement or verdict in these cases can start survivors on the road to healing. A compassionate personal injury attorney at our firm can provide further information.

Comparative Fault

Sometimes the responsibility for an an accident or injury is shared. Even if someone is partly at fault for their injuries, they may be entitled to compensation from the other responsible party, if certain conditions are met. According to the State of New York, parties can share the fault for injuries, and a percentage of responsibility will be determined in court and compensation will be reduced accordingly.

For example, if someone is injured in a nightclub and awarded $100,000, but the court finds that they are 20 percent responsible for the injury due to being intoxicated, their compensation will be reduced by that 20 percent to $80,000. An experienced personal injury law firm can help to reduce their client's fault percentage in these cases, thus securing more compensation for the victim.

Survival Actions

Pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs incurred by a deceased family member may be subject to compensation, paid to the estate.

Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim

While a consultation is needed to discuss the specifics personal injury cases, damages paid can include:

  • Medical bills, including future medical bills
  • Lost wages, including loss of earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

In some cases, the State of New York allows for punitive damages. This compensation is meant to punish the defendant for an injury caused by extreme negligence or egregious behavior.

A personal injury lawyer can help secure compensation based on the extent of injuries, pain and suffering, impact of the injury and experience on the future, and negligence of the other party.

Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases

The statute of limitations on New York personal injury claims varies by case. Usually a victim of an injury has three years from the date of the injury to file a claim. Injuries resulting from medical malpractice or injuries that involve government entities could have shorter deadlines. If you sustain injuries, schedule a consultation with a personal injury law firm immediately to avoid missing a deadline and losing the chance for compensation.

Because we offer a free consultation, you have nothing to lose by calling to discuss your personal injury case with our experienced lawyers. Waiting too long could cost you the chance to file a medical malpractice lawsuit or be compensated for your injuries. Don't risk the statute of limitations expiring before speaking to a personal injury attorney.

Protect Yourself With Personal Injury Lawyers Who Care

When filing a personal injury claim resulting from a motor vehicle accident, there are a lot of factors to take into account, and an injury lawyer can help you navigate this experience. When it comes to hiring a New York personal injury lawyer, our lawyers at Goidel & Siegel are ready to guide you through the process, and fight to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Having experienced personal injury lawyers on your side means you won't get taken advantage of by an insurance company following a car accident; a personal injury attorney can calculate the value of your case and negotiate on your behalf. Further, our lawyers can help determine how your injuries or issues will impact your future in terms of earning ability, ongoing medical expenses, and so on. The law firm will then prepare your case accordingly, including preparing the case for trial. Medical malpractice and motor vehicle insurance companies are much more willing to negotiate when they know an injury lawyer is prepared for court.

The New York City personal injury law firm of Goidel & Siegel isn't intimidated by insurance companies, multi-million dollar corporations, or government entities. We have faced them in court many times and secured wins for our clients. If you have suffered injuries or have issues from a previous injury, our lawyers will take your case to trial and fight for the compensation you deserve.

We are a New York City personal injury law firm that puts clients first. Contact us for a free consultation.