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Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Throughout New York City

Leav & Steinberg LLP is a leading personal injury law firm serving the state of New York and the surrounding tri-state area. Founded in 1999, our firm provides premier legal representation and excellent client care to those suffering serious injuries. It has grown to nine attorneys and a 15-person support staff; our attorneys are admitted to practice throughout New York State and in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York’s Federal Courts.

Premises Liability

If you are injured on somebody else’s property, you may be able to recover damages by filing a premises liability lawsuit. Property owners owe a duty of care to people who visit their property. This duty involves keeping the property free from unreasonable dangers, and in order to fulfill the duty, property owners should conduct routine inspections of their property. Property owners and occupiers that become aware of a dangerous property condition should repair the problem or set out a warning to visitors. In order to recover damages, you will need to be able to show that the defendant knew or should have known of the dangerous property condition but neither fixed it nor provided warnings.

Car Accidents

New York is a “no-fault” insurance state. This means that you must first turn to your own insurance to recover compensation, irrespective of fault. However, people who meet the threshold for serious injuries can sue in court, as long as they do so within three years from the date of the accident. Generally, if the other driver is totally at fault for a car accident, the other driver will need to compensate you through their insurer. However, sometimes the other driver alleges that the victim was partially to blame, and in that case, the principle of comparative fault will apply. The victim’s damages will be reduced by an amount proportionate to their fault. Our accident attorneys can help New York City car crash victims fight for the full amount of compensation that they need.

Construction Accidents

The construction industry is dangerous to both workers and bystanders. A construction worker may have the right to claim workers’ compensation benefits with regard to their employer. Moreover, there are special laws that apply to construction workers who are injured on the job under certain circumstances. For example, the Scaffold Law (section 240) provides a right of recovery in court to a worker who is injured in a gravity-related construction accident at certain types of projects, not including one- and two-family homes. This applies whether the harm was caused by the worker falling from a height or by the worker being struck by a falling object. The law imposes absolute liability for worksite hazards on the property owner and contractors.

Transportation Accidents

If you were struck by a vehicle other than a car, whether it was a bus or a truck or a train, you may be able to recover damages. In order to recover damages following a transportation accident, your New York City accident attorney must usually establish negligence. This means showing that the defendant owed you a duty of care, the defendant breached the duty of care, and their careless driving caused the accident. Operators of various kinds of vehicles must adhere to regulations and rules, and a failure to do so may be strong evidence of negligence. For example, an interstate truck driver is likely to be found negligent if his violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations causes a crash.

Medical Malpractice

In New York, you can bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against any licensed health care provider whose professional negligence injured you. For example, if your doctor failed to diagnose breast cancer, and as a result, it progressed to a stage that necessitates more aggressive and expensive treatments, you may have a claim. Not all mistakes made by a health care provider count as medical malpractice. You will need to show that there was a doctor-patient relationship, the health care provider breached the professional duty of care triggered by the relationship, and you were injured as a result. Your attorney probably will need to retain an expert to provide testimony on what the professional standard of care was, how it was breached, and causation.

Government Liability

We handle government liability lawsuits, such as those for false arrest and excessive force. Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, you have a right to sue in federal court for a civil rights violation. If the police had no probable cause for an arrest, for example, you may have a false arrest claim. For another example, you may have a claim for excessive force if a police officer uses unnecessary force to arrest you, such that you suffer serious bodily or psychological harm. The government has substantial resources to defend itself against civil rights claims, and it is important to work with an experienced New York City accident lawyer.

Nursing Home Negligence

Both New York law and federal law regulate nursing homes. Generally, New York law goes further. There are several different ways of reporting complaints of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you are neglected in a nursing home, or if your loved one suffers from neglect, you may be able to recover damages. These may cover pain and suffering, as well as the costs of any medical treatment required to address the consequences of the negligence or abuse.

Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injuries

Often, the losses are significant in cases involving wrongful death or catastrophic injuries, making it especially important to choose a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. If a loved one is killed as a result of someone else’s wrongful act, neglect, or default, you may be able to sue for wrongful death damages under the New York Estates, Powers and Trust Laws (EPTL), Section 5-4.1. In New York, a legal representative of a decedent must prove pecuniary losses, such as loss of support for the decedent’s next of kin, in order to recover damages. Pecuniary losses are not limited to earnings losses. It may be possible for an accident lawyer in New York City to help you recover damages for loss of services, depending on your relationship to the victim.

Products Liability

In New York, manufacturers and sellers of products are supposed to make sure that their products are not defective or dangerous to users. Companies are supposed to give appropriate warnings if any aspect of their product is dangerous or if using the product in a particular way could be dangerous. If you were injured or a loved one was killed as a result of a defective product, you may be able to file a products liability claim. You will need to establish that the product at issue was dangerous when it left the manufacturer’s control and show that there was one of three types of actionable defects. Actionable defects are manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects.

Consult an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Leav & Steinberg is selective in the cases that it handles because it prepares every case as if it will be tried before a jury. We often obtain full value on a case before a trial, due to our preparation and stellar reputation. We were one of the first law firms to incorporate innovative trial techniques using computer graphics, technology, and advanced case management programs. Although we are a cutting-edge firm, we keep our focus on working closely with clients to achieve the greatest possible damages for them. We have staff members who speak languages such as Portuguese, Polish, Albanian, and Spanish. Call us at 212-766-5222 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation with an accident attorney in New York City.

Our New York City accident lawyers handle a wide range of personal injury cases.

Pursue compensation from a careless driver who caused your injuries.

Hold a property owner accountable for a slip and fall or another accident.

Bring a claim against a negligent health care professional or hospital.

Fight for your rights after an injury on the job.

Browse our full list of practice areas to learn more about our experience and how we can provide support with your claim. Whether you need guidance in proving the negligence of another party or pursuing compensation for damages of any kind, consult our knowledgeable attorneys to get dedicated attention and expertise backed by an impressive success rate spanning hundreds of cases.

Mr. Leav and Mr. Steinberg are members of the top tier of attorneys in the Legal Referral Service of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and have been Super Lawyers winners for the last 10 years. Learn more about our team’s professional backgrounds and achievements.

Daniel T. Leav, Esq.

Daniel Leav

Daniel T. Leav is an experienced trial attorney with verdicts and settlements over the past ten years in an excess of $40 million.

Edward Steinberg, Esq.

Edward Steinberg

Edward A. Steinberg has represented and assisted victims of significant personal injury and medical malpractice cases for the past twenty years.

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I felt great and very comfortable dealing with Edward. I have been with him since he started practicing law and I always call him anytime I have a situation that requires a lawyer. I recommend him to everyone that I know, family, friends,and even people that I’ve seen that need a great accident lawyer.
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I had a great experience with this law firm for my personal injury case. I was referred to them by another attorney who did not handle the type of case I had and from the beginning I felt I was in good hands by Edward Averbach, Esq., Edward Steinberg, Esq. and the paralegals that worked my case.

Leav & Steinberg Secures $320k for Dog Bite Victim

Leav & Steinberg is proud to announce a $320k settlement for a client who was seriously injured while working as a dog groomer. This case, which has been resolved, emphasizes our team’s ability to secure results greater than the maximum

When you’ve been injured, count on the attorneys at Leav and Steinberg. Our expert customer service has helped clients in Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and surrounding areas get favorable results. Contact our team of personal injury attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.

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