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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

Partner
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.

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 monetary compensation for medical bills and other expenses related to the accident.

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

Larry Martin
a month ago
I cannot say enough good things about this law firm. Brad Bernstein and his staff have been more than wonderful in their handling of our AOS case. My case was particularly difficult. We were denied twice before coming to Spar and Bernstein. Shannon (One of the partners at the firm) gave me the best advise after representing us via phone conference at our interview . She said "live your life like you're meant to be here". She's amazing. The entire staff is amazing. I would highly highly recommend this firm and these persons to anyone applying for an immigration benefit. Do Not try to do these processes without a qualified and experienced attorney and you'll find both at Spar and Bernstein. To Brad, Shannon and the rest of the staff. Keep up the great work. Five Stars. God bless
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Aaron Anil
a month ago
I did a consultation with one of the attorneys. It was $180 per session (unlimited time and we get to ask all the questions we have). It also comes with a second session if required to ask your follow up questions (this has to be within 7 days from first). They will answer only in one word/ very specific to your question. So please be prepared for it by writing down all the questions. Rather than providing a solution, the focus will be on what is your question here is my legal answer. I was expecting a helping attitude which was not to be seen. Maybe, if I give them my case things might be different. Did they answer all the questions I had? Yes sure they did. So I would say depending on your situation choose wisely whether take consultation or not.
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Cindy Walker
4 months ago
My lawyer Shannon and paralegal Johanna was excellent. They worked above and beyond for my family to stay together in the US and for me to get my green card. I wish I could put 10 stars . When other law firms told me to give up and that my case has no chance of any positive results. The law office of Spar&Bernstein believed in my case. They deserve so much more than 5 stars. Highly recommended. Thank you. Thank you . Thank you.
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Ian Fox
a month ago
The Law offices of Sparr and Bernstein are a professionally run practice with experienced attorneys who are always willing to assist. In my opinion, their office was dedicated to strive for the best results on my behalf. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of specialized legal services.
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