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NYC Personal
Injury Lawyers

We help you put your life back together, when you need it the most.

Pay only when your case succeeds

Successful Cases

Recent Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements
$14,750,000 Construction Accident

During a construction accident settlement in New York City, Spar & Bernstein, P.C. secured $14.7 million for their client, who sustained severe injuries.

$5,000,000 Motor Vehicle

Passenger Injured On New York City Bus. The plaintiff was injured while on an NYC bus due to the bus driver's negligence.

$5,000,000 Labor Law

A young NYC construction worker fell 30ft into an open elevator shaft that was not adequately guarded.

$4,000,000 Motor Vehicle Accident

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle In Cross Walk in Brooklyn, New York.

$3,889,000 MVA Bus Passenger

A New York City bus negligently rear-ended another New York City bus, causing severe injuries to our client.

$3,400,000 Motor Vehicle Accident

Our client was crossing a New York City street with an infant in a stroller when it was struck by a vehicle.

$3,381,061 Motor Vehicle Accident

The plaintiff sustained a traumatic brain injury as a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another car.

$3,000,000 Law Labor

Our client was working on a luxury building when the DokaXact structure collapsed, causing him to sustain a back fracture.

Personal Injury Lawyers Committed to You

Personal Injury Lawyers Committed to You
Construction Accidents
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Construction Accidents

We skillfully investigate and manage your construction personal injury case to pursue high compensation due to your accident, from injuries to falls or falling objects to faulty equipment, electrocution accidents etc.
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Our Personal Injury Attorneys

We have numerous attorneys who have been recognized by Super Lawyers and many more.

Bradford H. Bernstein

Bradford H. Bernstein

Managing Partner
Bradford (Brad) represents the second generation to oversee the firm now known as Law Offices of Spar & Bernstein, P.C. Having joined the firm in 1993, and becoming partner in...
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Dana M. Whitfield

Dana M. Whitfield

Dana M. Whitfield, Esq. is the Partner and Managing Attorney of the Personal Injury Department at Spar & Bernstein, P.C. Ms. Whitfield is a senior trial attorney with twenty years...
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Personal Injury Law FAQ

A personal injury case is a legal dispute between two sides: a person who has suffered from an accident or injury, and another person/entity that might bear legal responsibility for injury or harm.
The causes for personal injury may include negligence, intentional misconduct, reckless behavior and more. The aim of a personal injury case is to prove responsibility and recover financial compensation for medical bills and other accident-related expenses.

Some of the factors that are considered in awarding damages for personal injury include:

  • Nature of damage
  • Extent of damage
  • Duration of injury
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Potential future lost earnings

You have the right to file a personal injury claim without fear of deportation, regardless of your immigration status.

At Spar & Bernstein, our attorneys are highly experienced in both personal injury and immigration. Our team will represent you and handle all of the details of your case, regardless of your status in the US.

All initial consultations in NYC are free of charge. At your consultation, you present all details related to your injury, ask questions and discuss fees.

At Spar & Bernstein, we offer a free consultation where we get to know you and the details of your personal injury case. We explain the next steps to obtain the compensation you deserve.

A personal injury lawyer can help you secure financial compensation for any personal injury you have suffered.

Based on extensive knowledge of federal and state personal injury laws, your lawyer can:

  • Analyze your case
  • Investigate the facts
  • Gather evidence
  • Interview doctors
  • Prepare your case
  • Recommend legal strategies
  • Represent you in front of the court and insurance companies
  • Evaluate settlement offers
  • Pursue the highest monetary compensation

Though often an inseparable part of our daily routine, social media can negatively impact your personal injury claim.

Your posts could accidentally reveal information about:

  • Your lifestyle before and after your injury
  • Your current physical condition and abilities
  • Contradictory statements
  • Relationships between witnesses
  • Witness influence

The opposing party may demand social media information in discovery, if your posts are relevant to your personal injury case.

We recommend that you refrain from using your social media until the case is closed.

The standard time limit for filing a personal injury claim is three years after the injury, as stated in section 214 of the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules. For medical malpractice, the statute of limitations is two and a half years to file a lawsuit. For certain claims against the City of New York and its agencies, you may have as little as 90 days to file a Notice of Claim, and one year and 90 days to file a lawsuit.

The amount of time it takes to settle a personal injury lawsuit varies based on several factors, including the nature and complexity of your case, the jurisdiction, the liability, insurance company and more.

Typically, it can take one to three years and sometimes longer, until a settlement is negotiated.

The personal injury claim process includes several stages:

  • Hiring a legal company to represent you
  • Initiating a legal case
  • The discovery process where both parties exchange information, such as police and medical records, security footage and more
  • Court motions
  • Settlement negotiations
  • A trial, which includes jury selection, opening arguments, witnesses’ examination, closing statements, jury instruction and deliberation, and verdict
  • Verdict appeal if necessary

At Spar & Bernstein, our experienced team handles every stage of your case, from start to finish, allowing you to have peace of mind while we fight on your behalf.

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Google Reviews

Athmane chef
in the last week
We had the pleasure of working with an exceptional team including Ms Emily, Ms Anne-Marie and Ms Sumi for our recent case. From the very beginning, we were impressed by their professionalism, expertise, and dedication. The team provided clear and consistent communication, ensuring we understood every step of the process. They were always available to answer questions and address any concerns, which made us feel supported and confident throughout. Their attention to detail and strategic approach were instrumental in achieving a positive outcome. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work and commitment to the case. I highly recommend the firm and the team to anyone in need of legal assistance. Thank you for your outstanding service!
MD Mohebbulla
2 weeks ago
I had the pleasure of working with a trusted advocate who provided invaluable legal support. Their reliability, expertise, and dedication made all the difference in my case. With their skilled representation and professional help, I achieved a happy outcome. Their compassionate assistance and personalized attention truly set them apart. I'm grateful for their support and highly recommend their services.Experienced Lawyer.
a week ago
I came with a very weird situation that no one knew how to deal with… Shannon explained everything to me , made a plan and said that she can try to help us, even though they didn’t have this situation before. They are pricey in comparison with other firms , but you get the whole team for this price… Kristina Bekker worked with me directly and was always helpful and 1 call away if i had any questions or new information.
Grace Allen
a month ago
I want to take the time out to thank my legal team Shannon. Wanda, Christopher and everyone else who made my case a success story. You guys worked above and beyond with me through my many moods and situations to say the least. My case started in 2021 I was unhappy with the previous attorney so I went to Spar & Bernstein September 2022. With their expertise and professionalism we were able to jump all the hurdles and crossed all the bridges. I was told many things but we never gave up and now I’m a permanent resident thank you guys so much I can now reunite with family and friends back home.
javid rahimi
a week ago
Dear All teams ( Ms.Emily, Ms Anne Ms Marie And Ms Sumi) Thank you sincerely for the outstanding legal support you provided. Your skilled advocacy and attentive counsel were indispensable during my case proceedings. Your experience and thorough preparation shone through, yielding a successful resolution that has greatly impacted my life for the better. I am truly thankful for your commitment to my case and hold your professional abilities in the highest regard. Best regards, Javid Rahimi