Top Personal Injury Lawyers Specializing in Car Accidents, Trip and Fall Incidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Construction Falls, Medical Malpractice Cases and Business Litigation

“We are an extremely responsive law firm and will always be available for client questions. We excel in our attention to detail. Our ability to thoroughly investigate the liability and damages aspects of personal injury cases is an outstanding strength of ours. We handle personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis, at no cost to the client unless we are successful” ~Peter DeFilippis, Esq.

Experienced Westchester County & New York City Personal Injury Attorneys 

PictureIndividuals who have suffered injuries due to another’s negligence often experience overwhelming stress in the aftermath of a personal injury incident, whether it be a car accident, slip and fall, trip and fall, construction mishap, or medical malpractice case. It is our commitment to relieve them from worrying over filing deadlines, statutes of limitations, and evidence preservation. We promptly initiate paperwork submissions, secure records, and establish contact with essential parties, insurance providers, and witnesses. Furthermore, we remain accessible beyond regular working hours and on weekends.

We value connecting with people and championing their causes. Advocating for individuals brings us immense satisfaction, whether it leads to a successful court outcome or a favorable settlement. Our firm has garnered numerous peer-reviewed awards for our stellar legal performance, ethical standards, and exceptional client relationships. In the aftermath of a crisis, our clients deserve the space to prioritize their health, family, and recovery. With offices in Manhattan and Ardsley, we offer swift assistance and guide our clients through intricate legal procedures, empowering them with knowledge and control over their case.

Accident victims deserve rightful compensation for serious injuries caused by another party’s negligence. Our experienced NYC and Westchester accident attorneys specialize in legal medicine and advocate for victims suffering from a range of injuries, including brain injuries, broken bones, spinal injuries, and more.

At the Law Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates, we prioritize our clients’ needs. There are no upfront charges for our services; we operate on a contingency basis, covering all expenses, including filing and expert fees. You only pay attorney fees if we successfully secure compensation for you. Following the case’s resolution, we deduct the agreed-upon percentage, as set by the Appellate Division, ensuring quality representation without financial risk. We have helped thousands of victims of malpractice, negligence, and wrongful death in New York City and Westchester County since Mr. DeFilippis was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1989, and we are ready to help you, too. If you have been involved in an accident and sustained a serious injury, feel free to contact us online at [email protected] or call  (212) 227-4001 or (914) 478-7777.

We are Legal Experts at Resolving Trip and Fall or Slip and Fall Accident Cases

One of the most common causes of serious injuries in the personal injury realm is a trip and fall or slip and fall incident. People are injured every day in New York and New York City when they slip or trip and fall due to dangerous slippery conditions or tripping hazards such as a wet floor, defective staircase, or divot in concrete or asphalt. Building owners and their contractors are responsible for the dangerous slip/trip hazards they may create or fail to maintain or repair. They are responsible for those dangerous conditions on their property that they should have discovered and fixed. The insurance company should compensate the injured person with enough money to cover the economic losses and pain and suffering caused by the negligent owner, contractor, or landlord’s actions or inaction. That is their contractual obligation and the reason why they collect premiums from owners of real property, contractors, renters, etc. Unfortunately, they usually do not pay reasonable compensation to the injured party without first forcing a lengthy legal battle.

When injured in a slip and fall incident, swift action is crucial. Capture photos/videos of the hazard, surroundings, and any injuries, securing witness details and surveillance footage if available. To safeguard your compensation, contact our adept personal injury attorneys at Peter DeFilippis & Associates promptly. With expertise in evidence preservation, we ensure your case is well-supported from the start. Our Westchester trip/slip and fall lawyers boast a strong track record in achieving favorable outcomes for clients. Call 914-478-7777 now for a complimentary consultation and to protect your claim effectively.

Accidents like slips and falls can occur in various places, including homes, stores, apartments, parking lots, and playgrounds. Property owners are legally bound to ensure a safe environment for residents, visitors, and customers. When they fail to uphold this duty and accidents happen, those injured can seek rightful compensation. However, not all property accidents result in owner liability. To understand the owner’s responsibility for a safe environment, it’s crucial to consult with our experienced attorneys who are well-versed in New York liability laws.

We achieved the best possible outcome in a case where a Putnam County woman in her 50s, a physical therapist, tripped and fell while trying to open a restaurant’s outer door, which lacked proper tension, a door handle, and side handrails. During the trial, Mr. DeFilippis demonstrated that the owner had exacerbated the hazard by removing the door handle and latch due to previous incidents of patrons dropping items while using it. The plaintiff confirmed that she had nothing to grab onto when she began to fall, and an expert architect identified seven building code violations that contributed to the incident. After the fall, she was writhing in pain for some period until assistance came having suffered a trimalleolar ankle fracture requiring an open reduction surgery with hardware placement. A second surgery was needed approximately six months later to remove the hardware. There was no loss of income claims. The owner deliberately destroyed the surveillance footage capturing the entire fall. During cross-examination, the owner admitted that several patrons had experienced accidents in the same scenario, yet no corrective measures were taken. The Putnam County jury unanimously ruled in favor of the Plaintiff within a remarkably brief 15-minute deliberation. Subsequently, the case was resolved through a settlement with the restaurant’s insurance company and the defendant owner for $625,000.

Premises liability cases are intricate and may involve various defendants and claims. An experienced personal injury attorney can enhance your chances of justified compensation. For skilled representation in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents, turn to Peter DeFilippis & Associates. We are committed to securing the best outcome and maximizing your settlement or verdict. Our clients praise our diligence, accessibility, and reliability in safeguarding their legal rights throughout the process. Our firm has been featured by independent organizations dedicated to promoting skillful, honest, and client-friendly attorneys. We are proud to be selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list from 2011-2023.

We Successfully Handle Wrongful Death Matters

If you recently lost a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence, you likely have questions about what lawyers term, “wrongful death” lawsuits. Searching for answers, you may have heard about wrongful death claims, or even been advised by friends or family members to consider bringing a wrongful death case. A successfully processed wrongful death lawsuit can help alleviate financial concerns caused by the death of a loved one, although it, of course, cannot put an end to the emotional pain that the family continues to face.

Wrongful death is a type of personal injury claim that arises out of other personal injury claims such as car accidents, slips, and falls, medical malpractice, and motorcycle accidents. A wrongful death claim can come from any type of personal injury claim; however, the damages in a wrongful death claim are different from those in a typical personal injury claim. In some cases, the victim’s family may be allowed specific types of damages while the victim’s probate estate may be entitled to other kinds of damages.

To ensure that the family receives all of the damages that they are entitled to receive from the negligent party’s insurance company, they should consult with our experienced wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible following the accident. If you ever need us, please call Peter DeFilippis & Associates at 914 478 7777 or 212 227 4001 for a free consultation.

 Outstanding Results Winning Automobile Negligence Cases for Decades 

Auto accidents are a frequent occurrence in New York City, Westchester, Putnam, and The Bronx. If you’ve experienced significant injuries, it’s vital to be well-informed about your legal rights and avoid the pitfalls insurance companies expect you to encounter when handling the situation on your own. Swiftly seeking legal counsel is essential, as the liability insurance company of the at-fault party may be obliged to compensate you for damages that extend beyond basic no-fault benefits, including pain and suffering. Having an experienced attorney by your side can help ensure you navigate this complex process.

Remember, insurance carriers are businesses. They make money by trying not to pay out claims. They will not voluntarily pay claims where they have no legal obligation to do so. The injured person must show why the other driver was negligent: what rules of the road were violated and what sections of the vehicle and traffic laws were broken. This is something the lawyers at Peter DeFilippis & Associates have been doing for three decades. Don’t start filling out forms and signing documents you do not understand. Instead, please speak with our knowledgeable attorneys and avoid making any irreversible errors early on in the process.

Some Common Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits

We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, or product liability case. If we decide to accept your case, we will work on a contingency basis meaning our firm does not charge a legal fee until we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. Litigation expenses are advanced by the firm and reimbursed when your case settles or after a trial and judgment. If you have been seriously injured and would like to speak to an accident attorney, we will make arrangements to travel to meet you. As you can see by visiting the  Verdicts and Settlements page,  we have processed a broad spectrum of negligence actions dealing with personal injury, medical malpractice, and other negligence litigation matters involving:

  • Ankle Injury
  • Arm Fracture
  • Asbestos Injury
  • Airplane Accident
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • ATV Accident
  • Assault
  • Auto Collision
  • Back Injury
  • Bed Sores
  • Bicycle Accident
  • Birth Injury
  • Boating Injury
  • Botched Surgery
  • Brain Injury
  • Broken Stairs
  • Broken Bone
  • Bouncer Liability
  • Bullying
  • Burn Injury
  • Bus Accident
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis
  • Car Accident in New York
  • City of New York Negligence
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Ceiling Collapse
  • Civil Rights Violation
  • Commercial Truck Accident
  • Construction Accident
  • Crane Accident
  • Curb Defect
  • Dangerous Building
  • Defective Product
  • Defective Sidewalk and Curb
  • Defamation
  • Defective Product
  • Discrimination, including, Age, Disabilities, National Origin, Race, Religion, Retaliation and Sex & Gender
  • Disfigurement after Surgery
  • Drunk Driving Accident
  • Embarrassment, Humiliation, and Ridicule
  • Emotional Distress
  • Elevator Incidents including Misleveling
  • Falling Ceiling
  • Falling Objects
  • False Imprisonment
  • Ferry Accident
  • Fire Accident
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fractured Hip
  • Fractured Wrist
  • Gun Accident
  • Harassment
  • Head Injury
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heel Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hit-and-Run Accident
  • Humiliation
  • Icy Sidewalk
  • Infection
  • Improper Diagnosis
  • Improper Supervision of Children
  • Improper Administration of Medicine
  • Inadequate Lighting
  • Injuries to Children
  • Knee Injury
  • Labor Law Cases including Hazardous Conditions and Inadequate Safety Devices
  • Ladder Accident
  • Laser Surgery Botched
  • Leg Fracture
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel
  • Loss of Eyesight
  • Mopping Operations
  • Maritime Accident
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mesothelioma
  • Missing Handrail
  • Missing Window Guard
  • Mold Infestation
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Municipal Liability
  • Municipal Work Injury
  • Neck Injury
  • Negligent Security
  • Negligent Supervision
  • New York City Taxi Accident
  • Nerve Injury Case
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Online Defamation includes: Fake News, Extortion, Cyberbullying, Cyberstalking, Harassment
  • Overcrowded Event
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Police Brutality
  • Police False Arrest
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Radiator Burn
  • Rape
  • Rear End Vehicle Collisions
  • Roadway Defect
  • Scaffolding Fall
  • School Liability Case
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shootings
  • Sidewalk Falls
  • Slander
  • Slip and Fall Accident
  • Snow and Ice Falls
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Steps Defective
  • Stampede Case
  • Staircase Fall
  • Stomach Surgery Botched
  • Subway Accident
  • Taxi Accidents
  • Toxic Mold Injuries
  • Torn Ligament
  • Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • Train Accident
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trip and Fall Accident
  • Truck and Bus Accident
  • Uneven or Cracked Sidewalk
  • Unnecessary Surgery
  • Unsafe Public Premises
  • Vehicle Rollover
  • Wet Steps or Stairs
  • Wet Floor
  • Workplace Injury
  • Wrong Side of the Body Operations
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Other Serious Accidents and Injuries Caused by Another’s Negligence


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