Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Victims in Queens and Throughout NYC
For over two decades, Marc S. Albert has represented victims throughout the New York City area and on Long Island in claims originating from car accidents, medical malpractice, train collisions, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, nursing home abuse, and other events with serious or tragic consequences. The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert works with respected experts in various fields to make sure that each case is fully investigated, evidence is properly presented, and the best interests of our clients are advanced aggressively. We have recovered over $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured victims. If you have questions about an accident or a potential case, contact our Queens personal injury lawyers today to learn more about your rights and options.
Car Accidents and Other Motor Vehicle Collisions
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries each year. Many of these accidents are caused by a negligent driver, who may be texting or otherwise distracted behind the wheel. Under New York’s no-fault insurance laws, when medical expenses exceed a statutorily set amount, seriously injured victims have the right to file a personal injury claim against a negligent driver. These cases require a showing that one or more parties negligently caused a victim’s injuries by acting in a way that was legally careless or reckless. Marc S. Albert has successfully secured many six- and seven-figure awards for his clients to deal with injuries related to motor vehicle accidents. He has substantial experience fighting large trucking companies and insurance companies, which may be daunting for a victim to battle on their own.
Train Accidents and Bus Accidents
Train accidents, including those involving people who are injured while riding the subway or as Amtrak passengers, can result in life-changing injuries. Train operators owe a duty of care to passengers, but many trains are owned and operated by a governmental entity, which can make these cases more complicated. Marc S. Albert has represented many clients in train derailment accidents and other train incidents causing injuries, becoming one of the preeminent attorneys in this distinctive area of law. The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert also handles cases arising from injuries sustained in bus accidents, which often involve a careful investigation into a bus driver’s history, including whether or not he or she was properly trained and whether proper background checks were conducted, among other factors that may have contributed to a collision.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners must maintain safe spaces for those entering their property. Businesses owe customers a high duty of care and are required to regularly inspect buildings and surrounding areas to ensure that there are no hazards, as well as fix any hazards that are found in a timely manner. When owners breach their duties, serious slip and fall accidents can occur. Queens personal injury attorney Marc S. Albert assists victims injured on someone else’s property with pursuing premises liability lawsuits against those responsible for their harm.
Accidents while working on one of the many building projects in New York City happen all too often. While workers’ compensation sometimes is the only or best option for an injured worker, the State of New York has provided additional statutory protections for construction workers. Under Labor Law Sections 200, 240, and 241, they may be able to bring a claim against an entity in control of the work site that failed to provide them with proper safety protections. These cases often arise from scaffolding accidents or mishaps during the excavation or demolition process, and they can result in a greater compensation award than workers’ compensation benefits.
When dangerous products are sold to consumers, manufacturers, retailers, and others may be liable for the injuries that they cause. Generally, there are three types of defects that exist that can render a product unsafe: design defects, manufacturing defects, and failures to warn. Manufacturing defects affect one item in a production line that fails to adhere to the intended design. Alternatively, design defects refer to a fundamental flaw in the product’s blueprint that causes the product itself to be inherently dangerous. Failure to warn liability arises when a product’s instructions do not include important information or adequate labels in order to notify consumers of potential dangers.
Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional’s treatment of a patient falls below the acceptable professional standard. These claims can arise from incidents involving the incorrect administration of drugs, surgical errors, failures to diagnose, and birth injuries. Injuries that result from medical malpractice can be life-altering, as well as fatal, since victims may already be in a vulnerable state when deciding to visit a doctor. If you believe that you have been harmed by a medical professional entrusted with your care, injury attorney Marc S. Albert can help you determine your next legal steps.
The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert also represents victims harmed by abuse or neglect as a nursing home resident. Litigating these cases involves a detailed investigation into nursing home staff and a facility’s policies and practices.
Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. When that loss is attributable to another party’s negligence, families may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death claim. In New York, family members only have two years in which to pursue legal action on their loved one’s behalf, which can be a short period of time when dealing with grief. Having a skilled and compassionate attorney looking out for your best interests during such a difficult time is important to ensuring that justice is served.
Consult a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney in Queens or Surrounding Areas
If you have been injured, or have lost a loved one, due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, contact our office today online or at (855) 252-3788 to speak with an attorney. The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert has offices in Astoria and Syosset, from which we serve people throughout the New York City region.