Personal Injury Over 30 Years of Defending the Injured

When you suffer a serious personal injury as the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, you should consult a knowledgeable and experienced injury lawyer.

Queens Personal Injury Lawyer

How Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help

In New York, anyone who is injured due to someone else’s negligence is entitled to take legal action. After a serious car accident, slip and fall, workplace injury, or any other injury-causing event resulting from another’s careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct, you can seek financial compensation for your damages—and The Cassisi Law Firm can help.

Since 1985, our firm has been fighting for the rights of injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed in Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and throughout New York City. We have built a reputation in our community for providing compassionate, client-focused advocacy and a results-oriented approach to litigation. No matter how complex your case may be, we are ready to fight for you.

Call us at (718) 524-3398 or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Queens personal injury lawyers.

Suing for Negligence in New York

People who have been injured due to the careless conduct of another can sue under a variety of legal theories, but perhaps the most common is negligence.

To prevail in a negligence claim under New York law, the injured victim typically must prove:

  • The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care (usually to act reasonably)
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • There was proximate cause
  • The plaintiff was damaged due to the defendant’s breach of duty

For example, all drivers owe a duty to others on the road to exercise due care and operate their vehicles carefully. Those who drive carelessly by texting and driving or driving while drunk, for example, have breached this duty. If this reckless conduct causes an accident and someone else is injured, the injured party may sue the driver for compensatory damages to cover damages.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Claim?

Damages are any losses—financial or otherwise—a person sustains due to another party’s negligent or wrongful conduct. Because each case is unique, the exact damages you will be able to recover in your personal injury lawsuit will depend on the specific circumstances involved.

In most personal injury claims, injured individuals seek compensation for the following damages:

  • All medical expenses associated with treating accident-related injuries
  • Future medical care costs, including future treatments and ongoing care
  • Lost income, wages, and other employment benefits
  • Future lost earnings and loss of earning ability due to disability
  • Pain and suffering

In cases where the defendant acted with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others, injured victims may also be able to seek punitive damages. In contrast to compensatory damages, like those listed above, punitive damages are not meant to compensate the victim for losses but to punish the defendant for egregious negligence. Punitive damages are rare, but they can sometimes be used to send a clear message that such conduct will not be tolerated.

Cases We Handle

At The Cassisi Law Firm, we represent clients in New York City and throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties in a wide variety of personal injury matters.

We regularly represent clients in cases involving:

If you or someone you love was injured due to another person, company, or entity’s negligence, we can help. Our team is here to answer your questions and provide you with the personalized legal counsel you need.

What Is the Timeline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in New York?

The state of New York has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims, meaning you only have a certain amount of time to file your claim and pursue a lawsuit. In most cases, the standard statute of limitations on personal injury claims in New York is three years from the date of injury. There are some—very limited—exceptions to this three-year time limit, but in most cases, if you try to file a claim after more than three years, your case will be dismissed.

Because of this, it’s important that you act quickly. We encourage you to reach out to our Queens personal injury lawyers right away to learn how we can help you with your case. In addition to ensuring you do not miss the deadline to file, acting quickly can also allow us to gather invaluable evidence to support your claim. Over time, this evidence can be lost, so the sooner you get in touch with our team, the better.

Give us a call at (718) 524-3398 or contact us online today for a free consultation. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Dedicated to Protecting You & Your Family

Our firm handles all aspects of personal injury, and we encourage you to explore the ways in which we can help protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

Testimonials

    To this day, I am so grateful for attorney Cassisi's help and how his staff would answer every little question I had throughout the case. They were so professional, polite, and understanding. Thank you again!

    - J.R., Prior Client

    First and foremost, I would like to say that John Cassisi is the most dedicated attorney, who is available to speak to his clients, day or night. His staff makes sure to answer all the questions and resolve any necessary issues that clients have.

    - P.P., Prior Client

    John Cassisi and his staff were so accommodating throughout my case. I owe them my life because getting in contact with them gave me an opportunity to return to my normal life and obtain a substantial award! I would tell everyone, go.

    - F.R, Prior Client

    Mr. Cassisi was so attentive, especially with my 7-year-old child. His staff was super accommodating when scheduling office visits. We couldn’t be happier with the professionalism and kindness of Mr.Cassisi and his staff.

    - L.A., Prior Client

    Thank you, Mr. Cassisi and your staff for all the personal attention to win my case which resulted in a $175,000 settlement.

    - F.L., Prior Client
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