Manhattan Injury Attorneys and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Dedicated Manhattan Injury Attorneys and Criminal Defense Lawyers With Over 25 Years of Experience

Manhattan is home to more than 1.6 million people. With 23 square miles, it is one of the larger cities in the United States. In addition to its inhabitants, many people travel to Manhattan for work or entertainment each day. Unfortunately, considering all the people and traffic in the city, numerous people suffer injuries in Manhattan on a daily basis. Car accidents occur on the crowded streets, victims sustain slip-and-fall injuries on uneven pavement, and workers are injured in construction site accidents. Manhattan Injury Attorneys and Criminal Lawyers The Matera Law Firm

When an accident occurs because of someone’s negligence or recklessness, the victim has the right to pursue compensation. If you have sustained an injury in Manhattan through no fault of your own, do not wait. Contact the premier Manhattan injury attorneys at The Matera Law Firm.

Our team boasts more than 25 years of combined experience. We know what it takes to secure a financial recovery for injury victims. You should not have to face the financial burdens from your injuries alone. Reach out to an accomplished legal professional to get the money that you deserve.

A Record of Successes 

The team at The Matera Law Firm has a long history of winning cases for our clients. We are so confident that we charge no fees unless we win your personal injury case. Consider the following examples of cases we have won:

Car Crash in Nassau County

One of our clients was a retired school teacher who was involved in a collision in Nassau County. The accident resulted in several bone fractures and damage to the client’s lung. Our legal team was able to recover $250,000 to cover our client’s medical expenses. This amount was the maximum possible coverage available.

Mistaken Identity

Another of our clients was a patron at a restaurant in Queens County. A security guard at the restaurant threw them out, mistaking them for someone else. As a result, our client sustained a broken leg and needed surgery to recover. Our accomplished attorneys were able to prove that the client was owed compensation. We secured $700,000 for our client.

College Student Collision

The Matera Law Firm represented a 19-year-old college student who was injured while walking to class. The client was struck by an oncoming vehicle and suffered a fractured leg. Our Manhattan injury attorneys won the client’s case. We recovered $250,000 to cover the costs of the surgery. These are only a few examples of our firm’s track record of success. Let the skilled attorneys at The Matera Law Firm build a strong and powerful case for you.

Determining the Value of Your Injury Case 

Most victims have no idea how to determine the value of a personal injury claim. Qualified Manhattan injury attorneys can examine the relevant factors in your case and help you calculate an appropriate amount of compensation. When you have been injured, the monetary costs that you face are only part of the equation. An injured person typically faces many challenges that cannot be easily calculated in economic terms. Victims deserve compensation for all the damages that resulted from their injuries.

Under New York state law, many injury victims can file a claim with their personal injury protection (PIP) policy (i.e., no-fault insurance). Beyond PIP coverage, you can file claims with your health coverage provider. Because every accident is unique, there is no standardized value for a personal injury claim or lawsuit. The value of your injury case will depend on many factors, such as:

  • The type of accident
  • The severity of physical and emotional damage
  • Long-term symptoms, disabilities, or impairments
  • Current and future financial losses
  • The level of recklessness or negligence displayed by the at-fault party

These are only a few of the determining factors in calculating the value of a personal injury claim. When you schedule your free consultation with our Manhattan injury attorneys, we will examine the particulars of your accident.

Cases That Our Manhattan Injury Attorneys Handle

As we noted above, every personal injury case is unique. But specific contexts and scenarios make injuries more likely. The Matera Law Firm attorneys have a history of winning cases for victims of all types of injuries. Some of the most common injuries and accidents include:

Traffic Accidents

Motor vehicle collisions are one of the most common causes of personal injuries in New York. In fact, New York sees an annual average of 136,000 emergency room visits due to traffic accidents. There are many categories of motor vehicle accidents, including:

Traffic collisions can result in catastrophic injuries for victims. If you have been hurt because of another person’s reckless driving, you deserve compensation.

Construction Site Accidents

Manhattan is consistently under construction. Construction site accidents cause numerous injuries and deaths each year. Recently, New York City has reported increased incidents of fatal construction site accidents. If you or someone you love has suffered a construction site injury, contact The Matera Law Firm.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Cyclists and pedestrians are very vulnerable on the streets of Manhattan. Many people are injured by distracted, intoxicated, or aggressive drivers. If you have been hurt while walking or cycling, consult with our experienced Manhattan injury attorneys.

Slip and Fall Accidents

The most common type of premises liability claim is slip and fall accidents. While falling accidents are most prevalent among older adults, they can happen to anyone. Many times, falling accidents are the result of negligent business owners or governmental agencies. When someone is injured from falling because of another person’s negligence, they can seek financial recovery. These are only some types of personal injury cases that our team has handled. Our Manhattan injury attorneys are fully capable of securing financial compensation for victims of any kind of accident.

Common Types of Damages

“Damages” refers to the money paid by the at-fault party to compensate the victim for their accident-related losses. In personal injury cases, there are two primary types of financial compensation. These are called “economic” and “non-economic” damages.

Economic Damages 

Economic damages are intended to compensate the injured person for the monetary losses resulting from their injuries. For instance:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Decreased long-term earning capability
  • Property damage

These monetary losses are objectively verifiable, unlike non-economic damages (a.k.a. general damages).

Non-Economic Damages

Again, non-economic damages are less easy to calculate. This type of financial compensation is intended to make up for intangible losses caused by the person’s injury. Common examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental trauma and distress–such as anxiety and panic
  • Disfigurement
  • Embarrassment
  • Inability to enjoy life
  • Loss of consortium–typically invoked in wrongful death cases

No matter what type of losses you have suffered from your accident, you deserve to be made financially whole. The accomplished Manhattan injury attorneys at The Matera Law Firm are ready to fight for maximum compensation in your case.

Leading Manhattan Injury Attorneys 

If you or someone you love has been injured, you may be owed financial compensation. Let the experts at The Matera Law Firm examine the circumstances of your personal injury. Our team has nearly three decades of combined legal experience and a track record of continuing success. Do not carry the burdens of your injury on your own.

Reach out to our friendly staff to schedule your free initial consultation. Worried about the cost of hiring an attorney? We charge nothing unless we win your personal injury case. That is, we do not get paid unless you do. To seek compensation for the damages from an accident or injury, call The Matera Law Firm.

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