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Bronx Personal Injury Attorneys

At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we understand there is little we can do to ease your pain if you were hurt because someone else was careless or negligent. However, a Bronx personal injury attorney can handle the legal process and carry the burden of getting what you need after a serious accident.

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Every day, you get out of bed and put your best foot forward. The last thing you expect is to end up in the hospital because of a car crash, fall at work, or a physician’s negligence. Yet, these incidents happen every day. Other people’s carelessness, recklessness, and intentional misconduct can cause you harm. This puts you in the difficult position of having to physically and emotionally recover while pursuing fair compensation in court or through the insurance claim process.

At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are here to handle all the communication with the insurance company, litigate your personal injury claim, and strive to win you full and fair compensation for your injuries. To talk with us about how we can help you, submit your information through our online contact form or call 212-490-5700 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

The Personal Injury Cases We Handle

  • Construction Accidents: New York is a city constantly under construction. When health and safety standards are not met, workers are put at risk. If you were injured on a construction site in the Bronx, call a Bronx personal injury attorney to discuss your right to compensation through workers’ compensation insurance or third-party liability.
  • Car Accidents: Our personal injury lawyers for Bronx, NY handle claims arising from all types of car accidents. If you believe another motorist caused the crash and your injuries, do not hesitate to call us to discuss your right to pursue compensation.
  • Work Injuries: Regardless of your occupation, workers in the Bronx can encounter all kinds of hazards. If you or a loved one were injured on the job, let HLF review the circumstances, help identify who’s to blame, and the best way to get the compensation you need.
  • Truck Accidents: In addition to other personal vehicles, you share the road with commercial trucks every day. These commercial vehicles include semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, tankers, flatbeds, moving and delivery trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, cement trucks, and many more. Many of these trucks have to abide by federal regulations. To determine if the truck was violating a federal regulation or was negligent in some other way, call us right away.
  • Other Vehicle Accidents: At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we also accept claims arising from plane, boat, ferry, bus, MTA, taxi, Uber and Lyft, motorcycle, and railroad accidents. Whatever type of incident led to your injuries, you should call a Bronx injury attorney when you believe another person or business is at fault.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: If you or a loved one were struck by a vehicle while walking to the subway, out for a run, or crossing the street, call us immediately. Whether you lived in or were visiting the Bronx, heading out on foot is common. Unfortunately, a negligent driver may cause you harm, and in this situation, you should work with an experienced attorney.
  • Premises Liability: Under New York law, property owners may be responsible for your safety when you are on their premises with permission. We handle claims arising due to negligent property owners, such as slip and falls, trip and falls, and drowning and other pool accidents.
  • Spine Injury: If you suffered a painful back injury, such as fractured vertebra or herniated discs, or you suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury, contact an attorney right away. It is essential that you work with an experienced and aggressive lawyer to pursue the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Our Bronx injury lawyers handle claims involving all types of serious and catastrophic injuries, including concussions and moderate-to-severe TBI.
  • Burn Injury: At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we aggressively pursue compensation on behalf of individuals suffering severe burn injuries due to another party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct. We have handled cases involving fire-related burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, and burns from scalding water.
  • Nursing Home Abuse: If you believe your elderly loved one passed away or their condition has deteriorated because of nursing home abuse or negligence, call us right away. We will help you take steps to keep your loved one safe and healthy, and when appropriate, pursue compensation from the responsible parties.
  • Medical Malpractice: When you see a physician, whether it is a routine check-up, care during pregnancy, or for an emergency, you expect to receive skilled medical attention based on that doctor’s education, training, and experience. However, you may learn the doctor failed to diagnose your condition, misdiagnosed you, wrote you an improper prescription, caused a birth injury, or caused you harm in some other way. In these situations, we recommend a personal injury attorney in Bronx, NY to discuss your right to seek compensation.
  • Civil Rights: We accept more than negligence-based cases. We also can represent you when you were injured in relation to a civil rights violation. Call us right away if you have suffered due to racial profiling, false arrest, false imprisonment, police brutality, or malicious prosecution.
  • Dog Bites: If you were bitten or otherwise attacked by a dog in the Bronx, contact Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. immediately. We will take steps to hold the animal owner responsible for your injuries.

Some of our awards include:

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Super
Lawyers

 

Super lawyers identifies outstanding attorneys in various practice areas based on independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

 

New York County Bar Association

 

One of the largest, most influential bar associations in the country with NYCLA members pioneering some of the most far-reaching legal reforms in America.

 

New York City Bar Association

 

The best lawyers in NYC, the City Bar’s mission is to equip and mobilize legal professionals to practice with excellence, promote reform, and uphold the rule of law.

 

New York State Bar Association

 

The largest voluntary state bar organization in America with the goals of facilitating access to justice and elevating professional standards.

 

Center for Justice Democracy

 

The CJ&D is a non-profit, non-partisan consumer rights organization dedicated to educating the public about the U.S. civil justice system and fighting tort reform.

 

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

 

Reserved for the top trial lawyers, membership is limited to those with multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of lawyers are members.

 

American Association for Justice

 

The AAJ is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff's lawyers in the U.S. with the mission to "promote a fair and effective justice system."

Personal Injury Compensation

When you are injured due to another person or business’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct, then you may have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This compensation typically covers several “damages,” which is the legal term for compensable physical, psychological, and financial injuries.

More specifically, your compensation may encompass:

  • Past, Current, and Future Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages and Benefits
  • Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress and Mental Anguish
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced Earning Potential
  • Reduced Quality of Life
  • Loss of Household Services

To learn more about the relevant damages in your situation, talk with a Bronx personal injury attorney as soon as you can.

The Process of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

When you are interested in pursuing personal injury compensation after an incident, you should speak with a Bronx, NY personal injury lawyer. A lawsuit is never a simple, easy, or fast process. You should work with a lawyer who will prepare you for the many steps of personal injury litigation, the potential problems that may arise, and the ways your case may be resolved, such as through a pre-trial settlement or a court ruling.

An overview of the process of a personal injury lawsuit includes:

  • Determining if you have a valid claim. You must have evidence to show that the at-fault party, who will be named as the defendant, was negligent (careless), grossly negligent (reckless), or acted intentionally. A Bronx personal injury attorney will thoroughly investigate the incident in order to gather and analyze evidence regarding what happened and who is responsible. We will perform our due diligence to determine whether you have a valid claim before moving forward with filing a lawsuit. We will interview witnesses and take statements.
  • Determining the court with jurisdiction. Not all courts will have jurisdiction over your case. We will analyze which court is the most appropriate to hear your claim.
  • Filing the personal injury complaint. To begin a personal injury lawsuit, we will file a document known as the Summons and Complaint. This provides information regarding the parties, including who you believe is responsible, why you believe the defendant is responsible, your injuries, and the compensation you are demanding.
  • Serving the defendant. The defendant—or defendants—we name in the lawsuit must properly be served a copy of the complaint and they must file an Answer to the Complaint after hiring an attorney. That attorney is usually paid for by the defendant’s insurance carrier.
  • Participating in discovery. Before either side can fully prepare for trial, the case goes through discovery. This is the time in which the parties exchange information. We will gather as much evidence as we can through the use of depositions, interrogatories, and requests for documents.
  • Participating in settlement negotiations. During or after discovery or before trial, we may begin settlement negotiations or receive a settlement offer from the defendant, or more likely, the defendant’s insurance company. We will participate in settlement negotiations in an attempt to resolve your case with an appropriate sum without having to go to trial. The client is included in all settlement discussions.
  • Preparing for trial. If we are unable to resolve your personal injury claim through a settlement, then we will prepare for trial. Our Bronx personal injury lawyers are not afraid to go head-to-head with defendants and major insurance companies in court. We will prepare an aggressive strategy in the hopes of obtaining a court ruling in your favor and a significant amount from the jury.
  • Appealing a court ruling in the defendant’s favor. If the jury decides that the defendant is not responsible for your injuries, we will carefully review the trial record and your claim to determine if you can appeal the decision.
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New York Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

After you are injured in a situation created by another person’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional conduct, you only have a certain period of time to file a lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations. If you file a lawsuit after the deadline, it will most likely be dismissed. For most personal injury claims in New York, you have three years from the date of incident to file a lawsuit. However, all claims are different so you should immediately contact our attorneys to discuss the applicable statute of limitations. For cases against municipalities and New York State the statute of limitations is much shorter. There is also a requirement that prior to filing a lawsuit, a Notice of Claim be filed within 90 days of the accident.

Other types of cases, such as medical malpractice lawsuits, have different statutes of limitations. There also may be exceptions that fit your circumstances and give you a longer period of time to file. Because of these factors, it is important to talk with a Bronx personal injury attorney as soon as possible about your possible claim and your filing deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which Hospitals Can I Get Treatment From After a Personal Injury or Car Accident in the Bronx?

Some of the hospitals that people can seek treatment from in the Bronx include NYC Health + Hospitals North Central Bronx, Calvary Hospital, BronxCare Health System, North Central Bronx Hospital, Lincoln Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and St. Barnabas Hospital.

2. Who Should I Call After a Personal Injury or Car Accident in the Bronx?

Seek medical attention right away. You can call 911 for immediate assistance. Then, you should also immediately contact the New York City Police Department to complete an accident report. In the Bronx, you may be served by various precincts, including:

40th Precinct 718-402-2270
41st Precinct 718-542-4771
42nd Precinct 718-402-3887
43rd Precinct 718-542-0888
44th Precinct 718-590-5511
45th Precinct 718-822-5411
46th Precinct 718-220-5211
47th Precinct 718-920-1211
48th Precinct 718-299-3900
49th Precinct 718-918-2000
50th Precinct 718-543-5700
52nd Precinct 718-220-5811

3. When Should I Contact a Bronx Personal Injury Attorney?

In New York you have three years from the date that you were injured to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, many things can impact this deadline. You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible so you can begin the process.

Contact a Bronx Personal Injury Law Firm

When you or a loved one have been hurt because of someone else’s misconduct, it can suddenly feel like the world is pressing down on your shoulders. Because of all of the emotions you may be experiencing—anger, resentment, fear, stress—we recommend working with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. This is not the time for you to be dealing with an insurer and trying to make legal decisions. Let us handle the insurance claim and litigation processes while you focus on getting better and spending time with your family.

To talk with us about how we will make your claim a priority and fight for your compensation, call Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at 212-490-5700 or schedule a free consultation through our online contact form.

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05/01/2015

“I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome of my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…

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05/01/2015

“I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise, knowledge of the law, and more importantly – his ability…

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06/05/2019

I had the opportunity of having this amazing team of lawyers work on my case. When I first met with Jordan Hecht and Michael Kusz, I really liked their energy and the spunk that they had, it meant business and…

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07/05/2015

I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome to my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…

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07/05/2015

I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise and knowledge of the law and more importantly his ability…

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07/05/2015

I have worked with countless attorneys over the years and Jon Damashek stands out among them. I have seen first hand him advocate for his clients vigorously. He fights for the rights of the seriously injured, does not back down…

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07/05/2015

I know all three named partners at this firm and highly recommend them. They are very professional and tireless advocates for their clients. If you need a personal injury attorney, you cannot do better than Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek.

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07/05/2015

After meeting with Jon Damashek I knew immediately he was the right attorney for me. I had met with other attorneys in the past, but Jon’s experience, knowledge, and track record were most impressive. I highly recommend Jon Damashek and…

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07/05/2015

After meeting a half dozen lawyers at different firms, I decided to go to Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek. As soon as I met Jon Damashek, I knew I had to look no further. Mr. Damashek made me feel at ease…

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07/05/2015

I retained Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek for a serious personal injury case. They were very professional and managed to obtain a settlement for me that far exceeded my expectations. I would strongly recommend this firm for anyone’s legal needs.

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