Queens Personal Injury Lawyer

Experienced Legal Representation in Queens

The Queens personal injury attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf are part of one of New York City's most prestigious personal injury law firms. Established in 1919 by Harry Gair and his wife Harriett, our firm has been a cornerstone in the legal community for over a century. Although based in Manhattan, we have a long-standing history of successfully handling personal injury claims throughout Queens.

Why Choose Us?

Queens Personal Injury LawyersAt the NYC Personal Injury Law Firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, our commitment to excellence and client-focused approach sets us apart. Our attorneys possess deep familiarity with personal injury litigation in Queens and have achieved record verdicts and settlements, including a $41.5 million verdict for a sanitation worker fatally hit by a sweeper truck—the highest truck accident verdict in New York State at the time. Here is a sample of some notable cases we handled in Queens:

  • Secured a $27,500,000 settlement against the Catholic Church on behalf of four victims sexually abused by a catechism teacher. The Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens and a local after-school program will collectively pay the amount, with each victim receiving $6,875,000. At the time, this was the largest settlement paid by the Catholic Church to individual survivors of sexual abuse in the country.
  • Achieved a $12,400,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a 40-year-old woman who perished in a gas explosion at her home in Floral Park, Queens, New York.
  • Recovered $10,000,000 for the wife of a crane operator killed at a Queens construction site.
  • Secured $8,625,000 recovery for the family of a Queens construction worker who was killed after falling from a ladder.
  • Won an $8,000,000 settlement in an anesthesiology malpractice case during a trial at the Queens County Courthouse, for a woman who sustained brain damage.
  • Obtained a $4,250,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case for a Queens man who suffered brain damage due to anesthesia malpractice during surgery for sleep apnea.
  • Secured a $4,000,000 verdict for a woman injured and whose husband was tragically killed due to inadequate security at North Shore Towers, a luxury apartment complex in Queens, New York.
  • Won a $2,750,000 settlement in a medical malpractice action for an elderly Queens woman who experienced an ischemic stroke and subsequent partial paralysis and loss of speech due to her doctors’ failure to provide proper anticoagulation therapy following hip surgery.
  • Secured a $2,500,000 verdict for a woman whose duodenum was perforated during an upper endoscopy in Queens, NYC.
  • Achieved a $2,500,000 settlement for a Queens carpenter who sustained a back injury after falling from a rolling baker scaffold.
  • Recovered $1,500,000 in a Queens car accident for the family of two elderly parents who were fatally run over. The amount was the full policy limit.

While many excellent personal injury law firms are based in Queens, our team of seasoned attorneys ranks among the nation's top trial lawyers. They bring unparalleled expertise and dedication to each case, ensuring our clients receive the highest quality legal representation.

Clients enjoy the best of both worlds: an established Manhattan office with the nation's leading trial lawyers, and the specialized knowledge and resources specific to Queens.

Advantages of Hiring a Top Manhattan Personal Injury Law Firm for Your Queens Personal Injury Lawsuit

Forbes LogoBen along with senior partner Howard Hershenhorn have also been selected by Forbes Advisor as 2024 Best Personal Injury Lawyers in NYC. Additionally, partner Diana Carnemolla was also listed as Forbes Advisor’s“2024 Best Car Accident Lawyers in NYC”.

The majority of our attorneys receive annual recognition from their peers as "Best Lawyers" and "Super Lawyers" and our firm is consistently listed in “Best Law Firm” every year.

  • Resources and Connections: As a top Manhattan law firm, we have access to extensive resources, including top experts and investigators, to build the strongest case possible for you.
  • Personalized Attention: We provide personalized attention to each client, guiding you through every step of the legal process with compassion and care.
  • Proven Results: We have secured numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients (see above) , leveraging our extensive experience, deep legal knowledge, and relentless advocacy to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Areas of Expertise of Our Queens Personal Injury Attorneys

We handle a wide range of personal injury cases in Queens, including:

  • Queens Car Accidents: Navigating the complexities of car accident claims, from insurance disputes to litigation, we fight for the compensation you deserve.
  • Construction Accidents in Queens: Specializing in construction site accidents, we understand the intricacies of workers' compensation and personal injury claims.
  • Queens Medical Malpractice: Our firm has a strong track record in holding healthcare providers accountable for negligence, from surgical errors to misdiagnosis.
  • Queens Premises Liability: We represent clients injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else's property, including dog bites, swimming pool accidents, and structural failures.
  • Queens Product Liability: Defective products can cause serious harm. We have the expertise to take on complex product liability cases, ensuring manufacturers and sellers are held responsible.
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents in Queens: Protecting the rights of cyclists and pedestrians, we handle claims involving collisions with motor vehicles.
  • Public Transportation Accidents in Queens: Injuries from bus, subway, and other public transit accidents are common in Queens. Our lawyers are adept at navigating these claims.
What should I do immediately after an accident in Queens?
  • Seek Medical Attention: Your health is the top priority. Even if you feel fine, some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  • Report the Incident: Notify the appropriate authorities (police, workplace supervisor, property owner, etc.) and ensure an official report is filed.
  • Document Everything: Take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any property damage. Gather contact information for witnesses.
  • Avoid Admitting Fault: Do not admit fault or make statements to insurance companies without consulting an attorney.
  • Contact a Personal Injury Attorney: Reach out to a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Queens?

In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident. However, some cases, such as medical malpractice or claims against a government entity, may have different time limits. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure your claim is filed within the required timeframe.

What compensation can I expect from a personal injury claim?

Compensation in personal injury cases can vary widely based on the specifics of your case. Generally, you may be entitled to:

  • Medical Expenses: Covers current and future medical bills related to your injury.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to the inability to work.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical pain and emotional distress.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for any property damaged in the incident.
  • Loss of Consortium: Compensation for the impact of the injury on your relationship with your spouse or family.
Do I need an attorney to file a personal injury claim in Queens?

While it is possible to file a claim on your own, having an experienced personal injury attorney greatly increases your chances of obtaining fair compensation. An attorney can navigate the complex legal process, gather and present evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate on your behalf in court if necessary.

How much does it cost to hire a Queens personal injury attorney?

Most personal injury attorneys, including those at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, work on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront fees, and the attorney only gets paid if you win your case. The fee is typically a percentage of the settlement or verdict amount.

How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?

The duration of a personal injury case in Quens can vary significantly based on factors such as the complexity of the case, the severity of the injuries, and whether a settlement is reached or the case goes to trial. Some cases may settle within a few months, while others may take several years to resolve. Your attorney can provide a more accurate timeline based on the specifics of your case.

What if I am partially at fault for the accident?

New York follows a comparative negligence rule, which means you can still recover damages even if you are partially at fault for the accident. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault, your compensation will be reduced by 20%.

Can I still file a claim if the accident happened a while ago?

It depends on how much time has passed since the accident. As mentioned earlier, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York including Queens is generally three years. If your accident occurred within this period, you can still file a claim. However, it’s important to act quickly to preserve evidence and witness testimony.

What if the insurance company offers me a settlement?

It is advisable not to accept any settlement offers from insurance companies without consulting with an attorney first. Insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts, and an initial offer may not fully cover your damages. An experienced attorney can evaluate the offer, negotiate on your behalf, and ensure you receive fair compensation.

How can I strengthen my Queens personal injury case?
  • Follow Medical Advice: Adhere to your doctor's recommendations and keep all medical appointments.
  • Keep Detailed Records: Maintain records of all medical treatments, expenses, and any communication related to your case.
  • Avoid Social Media: Refrain from posting about your accident or injuries on social media, as it could be used against you.
  • Stay in Touch with Your Attorney: Regularly update your attorney on your condition and any new developments in your case.

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact the experienced Queens personal injury attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf . We are here to help you navigate the legal process and secure the compensation you deserve.

How to contact us?

If you or a loved one has been injured in Queens, trust the experienced attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf. Contact us today for a free consultation at (212 )943-1090 or fill the form on our Contact Us page. Let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Client Reviews
"Very compassionate, very efficient and top rate! If you want a team of good lawyers that will not only work hard to win your case but knows how to listen and feel for you as a victim of medical malpractice, this firm is your only choice." [Extract] D.F.
"Everyone I communicated with at this firm made me feel like I was part of their family. My needs, feelings, and concerns were carefully considered and given the needed attention. My counselors were available whenever I needed them and became my personal friends. They came highly recommended and lived up to their reputation. I would recommend them to any of my friends without hesitation. This firm gives attorneys a "good name". Clients matter here. They made me feel like I mattered as a person, that I was valued, and not just a possible source of income for the firm. They earned their fees, and you will find that they will also earn your trust." N.W.
"My husband was in a coma with very little chances to survive, due to a car accident. The compassion and professionalism that they showed myself and my family during such a difficult time combined with an incredible willingness to get the best results for us have shown us that we had made the absolute best choice. They not only fought extremely hard for what proved to be a very difficult case, but they also emotionally helped us through this incredible ordeal and have been a caring advocate for our family and our case. They got us the best results we could have expected given the circumstances and didn't give up when things got more challenging." [Extract] V.P.
"August 2020, my mother was in a horrific car accident. I contacted Gair Gair Conason to handle my mother's case. Everyone at the firm who helped us with the case did such a fantastic job with being so efficient. We could not have been more satisfied with the services we received." [Extract] K.C.