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 

PictureThose injured by the negligence of another often feel overwhelmed after a personal injury accident involving a car accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, construction incident, or medical malpractice claim. They should not be consumed with worry about filing deadlines, statutes of limitations, and preserving evidence, so we put them at ease by promptly filing paperwork, obtaining records, and contacting necessary parties, insurance companies, and witnesses. We are available even after work hours and on weekends and promise to always take your call or return it within 24 hours.

We like meeting people, we care about them. That’s why we like advocating on behalf of individuals. There is a huge amount of satisfaction to be had from seeing a client’s case through either to victory in court or a satisfactory settlement. We have received many peers reviewed awards in recognition of our successful legal track record, impeccable ethics, and outstanding client relations. After a catastrophe, clients need to focus on their health concerns, family, and getting their lives back in order. Our Manhattan and Westchester (Dobbs Ferry) based law firm strives to immediately aid our clients and educate them about the often complex legal process, giving them a feeling of satisfaction and control over their case. We maintain an open-door environment with personalized attention. We invite our clients to ask questions and encourage them to keep in constant contact with us about their important legal matters.

Accident victims are entitled to compensation for a legitimate, serious injury they have suffered through the negligence of another. Our highly skilled NYC and Westchester accident attorneys understand legal medicine and regularly represent accident victims who have suffered injuries such as brain injury, broken ankles, broken wrists, back injury, neck injury, herniated discs, torn ligaments, etc. We are the type of excellent personal injury law firm which focuses on, and cares about, the needs of our clientele. We will treat you like a part of our family.

We are 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 a dangerous slippery condition or tripping hazards such as a wet floor, or divot in concrete or asphalt. Building owners and their contractors are responsible for the dangerous slip/trip hazards they may create. They are also 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 out reasonable compensation to the injured party without first forcing a lengthy legal battle. We are fully prepared to represent your interests and painstakingly demonstrate the merits of your claim of negligence and injury to the insurance company’s adjusters.

That is why it is important you gather and preserve any evidence. If you have a slip/trip fall incident be sure to take photos or videos of where you fell, surveillance cameras in the area, and any injuries. When someone is injured in a slip and fall accident, it is especially important that they take photos/videos of the defective condition, the surrounding scene, and any injuries for evidence. In order to preserve evidence and protect your compensation claim following a slip and fall accident, reach out to our top, skilled personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. The lawyers at Peter DeFilippis & Associates have a long history of getting outstanding results for clients.  A  good Westchester trip/slip and fall lawyer knows what legal steps need to be taken in order to preserve evidence and establish your claim. If you were injured in a tripping or slipping accident, call today to schedule a free consultation.

Slips and falls happen anywhere from residences, retails stores, parking lots, and playgrounds. Property owners have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment for visitors and customers. When property owners are negligent in their duty to provide premises that are reasonably safe and free from hazards, those injured have a right to claim damages for their injuries. While not all accidents that occur on the property of another party will lead to liability of the owner, you should consult with an attorney who is experienced in liability laws to determine the nature of the property owner’s duty to provide a safe environment for visitors, workers, and customers.

We obtain the best results possible, for one example, we represented a  physical therapist in her early 50’s who fell when pushing open the outer door of a restaurant leading to steps, which contained too much tension and was missing the door handle and side handrails. Plaintiff’s counsel proved at trial that because of a number of previous incidents when patrons attempting to leave dropped food and drinks while turning the outer door handle, the owner further created a dangerous condition by then removing the entire handle and latch. Plaintiff testified when she began to fall, she had no door handle or handrails present to catch her fall. An expert architect testified that seven building code violations 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. A surveillance video of the entire fall was intentionally destroyed by the owner. The Putnam County jury found 100% in favor of the Plaintiff after deliberating for only 15 minutes. The case then settled with the insurance company insuring the restaurant business and the defendant owner for $625,000.

Premises liability is a complex area of the law that often involves multiple defendants and causes of action. Having an experienced personal injury attorney can help increase your chances of recovering compensation. If you need an experienced slip and fall or trip and fall accident attorney, the lawyers at Peter DeFilippis & Associates help accident victims get the justice they deserve. Our goal is to get you the best result possible and achieve the maximum settlement value or verdict award for your case. We protect our clients’ legal rights each step of the way and they often compliment us for being conscientious, available, and trustworthy. 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 in 2011-2019.

We Have Handled Many Wrongful Death Matters

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.

In order to ensure that the family receives all of the damages that they are entitled to receive from the negligent party and/or tier insurance company, they should consult with our experienced wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible following the accident.

We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, or products 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.

Successful Westchester County & New York City Auto Accident Lawyers

Car accidents happen every day in New York City, Westchester, Putnam, and The Bronx. If you were seriously injured in a car accident, you should learn your legal rights and avoid the common mistakes that the insurance companies hope you will make going it alone. It is important to consult with an attorney immediately to avoid those pitfalls. While the No-Fault Insurance carrier is responsible for covering your basic economic loss, including medical bills, the liability insurance company for the negligent party may be required to compensate you for those damages beyond no-fault benefits, including pain and suffering. You must establish the other party is at fault in order to seek compensation for non-economic damages. 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.

Types of Cases Often Resulting in Personal Injury Claims

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 Incident
  • 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 Case 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 Collision
  • 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 including: Cyberbullying, Cyber stalking, 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

The Law Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates has helped 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 they 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.

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