WeitzPascale Law Firm’s Practice Areas

WeitzPascale will get every penny you deserve for your case!

Personal Injury

The purpose of a personal injury lawsuit is to use pursue compensation for a person injured due to the negligent actions of another. In other words, if you are injured in an accident, and the accident would not have occurred except for another person’s careless or reckless behavior, then you have the legal right to pursue compensation via a personal injury lawsuit.

Addition general information about personal injury lawsuits can be found on our information centers, including our Personal Injury Information Center.

You Deserve a Lawyer, Even for a Small Personal Injury Case

If You Have Been Injured Find Out if You Could Be Entitled To Financial Compensation

In reality, the way personal injury lawsuits work, the injured person ends up pursuing compensation from the insurance companies with whom the responsible person has coverage.

After a major accident that results in severe injuries or wrongful death, it should be clear that you need an attorney’s assistance to make sure you recover all the compensation to which you are entitled. However, even after a more minor accident or injury, a personal injury lawyer can provide invaluable help.

Your attorney will:

  • Evaluate the accident
  • Identify all responsible parties in order to tap all sources of compensation
  • Calculate the full extent of your financial losses — past medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical needs, and possible future loss of earning potential
  • Help you obtain necessary medical exams
  • Be your advocate with the insurance companies, making sure you do not accept a low-ball settlement offer

WeitzPascale

At the New York law firm of WeitzPascale, we have made a name for ourselves as aggressive, successful personal injury trial lawyers. Our attorneys represent clients with all kinds of injuries who have suffered all types of accidents — and we are known in New York as dynamic and extremely successful advocates on behalf of injury victims and their families.

Over the decades, we have won dozens of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we have achieved success in countless smaller cases as well. We provide powerful legal representation in all areas of personal injury litigation:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Bus and taxi accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Recreational accidents
  • Claims against the City and Counties of New York
  • Worksite and construction accidents
  • Premises liability lawsuits
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Retail store accidents
  • Sidewalk accidents
  • Dangerous medical devices & prescription drugs
  • Defective consumer products
  • Medical malpractice

Contact WeitzPascale for a Free Consultation

Our law offices are located at 221 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola. We always offer new potential clients a complimentary consultation and case evaluation — either over the telephone or in person at our office.

Call 212-553-9300 or 516-280-4716, or send us an e-mail.

Free Consultations ∙ No Up-Front Costs or Fees
Se habla español
Wheelchair-Accessible Offices

Personal Injury Q&A

Millions of people suffer personal injuries each year in the U.S. When an accident occurs that causes bodily injury or a fatality, the victim or their survivors are entitled to seek compensation for damages under personal injury laws. These laws differ slightly from state to state, but the questions asked are similar.

The law firm of WeitzPascale, welcomes personal injury cases, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about personal injury accidents, cases or compensation. Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys are experienced with state laws and courts at all levels. We provide clients with aggressive legal representation to preserve rights and obtain fair compensation for injuries.

New clients often ask many of the following basic questions about personal injury law.

What is Personal Injury? – Personal injuries include physical injuries to the body, or harm to the mind or emotions of a human. The injuries may occur due to negligence that caused the accident or a deliberate attack by another person. In a personal injury lawsuit, liability for the accident must be established.

What is fair compensation? – Personal injury claims are made to recover reasonable payment, or compensation, for expenses that are a direct result of the injury. This includes items like medical expenses, lost wages, costs for rehabilitation or therapy, long-term care or special equipment, lost future inheritance, funeral or burial costs, loss of companionship/guardianship and other costs due to the injuries.

What to do if I am injured? – After you receive immediate medical treatment, contact your personal injury attorney to determine your best course of legal action. Do not speak with anyone else or you could jeopardize your rights to full compensation.

What is a contingent fee? – Legal fees, other than small office fees, are not billed until your case is won and you receive an award or settlement.

How long will my case take? – Personal injury cases may take years to resolve, but most are settled prior to court, which is a cost-saving solution.

If you want answers about personal injury law or accidents, please contact WeitzPascale, at (212) 553-9300 or (516) 280-4716.

New York City: Legal Help After a Work Accident

Sometimes Workers’ Compensation Is Not Enough Find Out More.

There are several situations in which you should consider seeking independent legal advice about your rights to compensation after a workplace accident.

  • Was the accident caused in part by faulty machinery?
  • Was the accident caused in part by the actions of someone not associated with your job?
  • Did the accident occur on a construction site?
  • Did the accident occur as a result of faulty scaffolding or ladders?

In all of the above situations, the law may allow an injured worker to seek recovery of financial losses outside the workers’ compensation system. This may be very good news for some injured workers, especially those who have suffered serious injuries with long-lasting effects. Workers’ compensation rarely provides for a complete financial recovery. Without the option of pursuing additional compensation in an independent personal injury lawsuit, many employees would never see fair and just compensation for their injuries.

WeitzPascale:

Representing Injured Workers in New York

Employees who have been injured on the job deserve focused attention from a powerful law firm with the experience and the resources to fight for the best possible financial settlement. WeitzPascale, located in New York City, is a highly professional personal injury law firm with a proven history of winning difficult verdicts and settlements on behalf of our injured clients.

Our attorneys are energetic, smart and dedicated to fighting tough legal battles to win much-deserved financial compensation for people injured on the job. With several multimillion-dollar verdicts under our belt, we have the resources to handle complex personal injury litigation arising out of accidents occurring on construction sites and in other workplaces.

Learn More About WeitzPascale

We always welcome inquiries regarding our law firm’s services, and we are happy to provide a complimentary case evaluation in any legal matter involving workplace injuries and accidents.

To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call 212-553-9300 or 516-280-4716, or send us an e-mail.

Free Consultations ∙ No Up-Front Costs or Fees
Se habla español
Wheelchair-Accessible Offices

Worksite Accidents Q&A

If you have been injured at your place of employment or during the course of your job at another worksite, you may need additional help from New York Worksite Accidents Attorneys to get the full compensation you deserve. Lawyers at WeitzPascale, in New York, NY, are happy to provide you with a free case evaluation and answer any inquiries you may have about your accidental injuries.

Why Is Workers’ Compensation Inadequate? – While payment of Workers’ Compensation is helpful, for many cases, it is not equitable in view of the injuries sustained in a worksite accident. Some serious injuries have long-lasting effects that result in expenses that far exceed Workers’ Compensation. The law provides for additional compensation in certain situations.

Why Call WeitzPascale? – Our law firm specializes in personal injury and recovery of fair compensation for worksite injuries. We fight hard legal battles for clients, and we have the resources needed to win the complex personal injury litigation resulting from accidental injuries at worksites.

What Can New York Worksite Accidents Attorneys Do For Me? – We are a powerful force willing to stand up for your rights and fight aggressively to win you fair settlement offers and compensation for your worksite injuries. We have a proven history of winning difficult worksite accidents cases for our clients, and we always aim for the maximum results.

What Resources Do Your Worksite Accidents Attorneys Have? – We have extensive resources to help win your case, and we have the legal experience and knowledge to use those resources. We can call in expert witnesses to track back to determine liability for your accident. In some cases, there are multiple parties that could be liable, as is often the case with equipment failures.

Never settle for less than the maximum. Contact the New York law firm of WeitzPascale, for a free consultation about your case. Call us at (212) 553-9300.

Worksite Accidents

After an injury accident at work, you may find that the workers’ compensation system provides you with efficient access to the financial assistance you need. However, in some workplaces — and with some types of workplace accidents — independent legal representation may be necessary to make sure that you get a full and fair financial recovery.

Premises Liability

“Premises liability” is a legal phrase with a simple meaning. Private and government property owners have a legal responsibility to take reasonable steps to make their property safe. When a person is injured due to a hazardous condition, the concept of premises liability means that the owner of the property where the hazardous condition existed may be held legally responsible for the injuries.

Premises Liability Lawsuits in New York City and Surrounding Areas

Different Types of Premises Liability Lawsuits

  • Slip and fall accidents: Individual and commercial property owners may be legally responsible if you trip on an uneven sidewalk, slip on ice or fall down a poorly lit stairwell.
  • Injuries in a retail store: The store owner may be legally responsible if you slip on a hazardous substance, are injured by falling merchandise, trip over merchandise left in an aisle, or hurt yourself in a store elevator or escalator.
  • Dog bites: Dog owners in New York are legally responsible if their dog bites or maims another person.
  • Negligent security: Apartment buildings, office buildings, and shopping complexes may be held legally responsible if you are assaulted on the premises — if it can be proven that the assailant came from outside the building and that inadequate security measures made the assault possible.

Complications in Premises Liability Lawsuits

Several complications can arise when an injured person tries to seek financial compensation after being injured on someone else’s property. It can be difficult to prove that the hazardous condition existed. It can be confusing to sort out various ownership interests to make sure all the correct defendants are included in the lawsuit. Interpreting insurance policies and arguing with insurance companies about coverage can be exhausting.

The New York City personal injury law firm of WeitzPascale, has had extensive success handling difficult premises liability lawsuits on behalf of residents of New York.

$11.5 Million Dollar Verdict: Our attorneys achieved a jury award against the city of New York for $11.5 million dollars in a premises liability case. Our client was a child who was seriously injured after falling from a sculpture in a public park. Read more about some of our past verdicts and settlements.

Learn More About Our Law Firm and About Premises Liability Lawsuits

We are always available to provide a free and confidential case evaluation in premises liability cases. We also welcome general inquiries about our law firm.

To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call 212-553-9300 or 516-280-4716, or send us an e-mail.

Via the Information Centers on our Web site, you will find additional general information about personal injury lawsuits and slip and fall accidents.

Free Consultations
No Up-Front Costs or Fees
Se habla español
Wheelchair-Accessible Offices

Premises Liability Q&A

When you are injured on someone else’s property, you may have a claim under premises liability laws to get compensation for your accident expenses and losses. The attorneys at WeitzPascale, NY, are experienced litigators who have helped hundreds of clients get what they deserve in the form of fair compensation for premises liability claims. Although each case is different, many clients will have the same questions they ask about premises liability.

What is Premises Liability? – Property owners and governments are expected to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their property to avoid injury to persons who are using or otherwise present on that property. If there is a hazardous condition that causes injury to someone on that property, the owners are liable for injury expense claims.

What Types of Accidents Occur on Property? – Examples of premises accidents include slip and fall accidents, dog bites, negligent security and failure to repair known hazards. A person may trip on a turned up floor mat or object left on a floor. A cracked or deteriorating sidewalk can be the cause of a fall. Sidewalks that are not shoveled in winter may build up slippery spots or ice that can create a hazard.

How Can WeitzPascale Help Me? – We offer clients a free confidential review of their case to help them determine which legal options are best. We have had extensive experience with difficult premises liability cases, and we have obtained multi-million dollar jury awards for clients.

New York Premises Liability Attorneys – Our vast experience as New York Premises Liability Attorneys means that we can help you get to the root cause of your accident, determine responsible parties, estimate your medical and recovery expenses, and we can present a solid case for your benefit at negotiations or in the courtroom. We take on insurance companies and win excellent settlements for our clients in the toughest cases.

Do not delay in getting the legal representation you deserve if you have been injured on someone else’s property. Contact the New York office of Weitz Pascale, LLP today, to set up your free case evaluation consultation. Call us at (212) 553-9300 or 516-280-4716.

We are the best reviewed Personal Injury Law Firm in NY

If you want to be represented by the best law firm for your case then do not hesitate and write us a mail!

Municipal Liability

Municipal liability litigation involves cases and claims against a state, city, town, or county.

You May Have A Municipal Liability Claim

Contact Our Office Directly

  • Our law offices are located at 221 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola, NY. We always offer new potential clients a complimentary consultation and case evaluation — either over the telephone or in person at our office.

    Call 212-553-9300 or 516-280-4716, or send us an e-mail.

    Free Consultations ∙ No Up-Front Costs or Fees
    Se habla español
    Wheelchair-Accessible Offices

Municipal Liability Q&A

When something happens and you need to sue the city, county or state, you need an attorney experienced in personal injury and in municipal liability. WeitzPascale have extensive experience in both venues. These New York personal injury attorneys are familiar with the concept of sovereign immunity and how to file a lawsuit against entities protected by the concept.

What Types of Accidents Might Be Covered Under Municipality Law?

If you or a loved one were hurt in a public swimming pool accident, were in a bus or subway accident, slipped and fell on a sidewalk, got hurt on government premises or got into an accident involving a vehicle owned by the city, you may need New York personal injury attorneys experienced in municipal liability law.

If the Governmental Agency is Covered by Sovereign Immunity, How Can I Sue It?

Your attorney at WeitzPascale must file a Notice of Claim before it can file a lawsuit against a government entity. If you need to file a lawsuit against a government entity, you have a limited amount of time, so contact a municipality liability attorney as soon as possible. In most instances, you have 90 days to file a Notice of Claim. Your attorney will let you know how long you have for your specific situation.

What is Required to File a Notice of Claim?

When you file a Notice of Claim, you must include certain information or the notice will not be accepted and you won’t be able to file a lawsuit. Information includes your name and address, why you are filing the claim, the time, date and location of the accident, the injuries you or your loved one suffered and the damages you are seeking. It is always best to have an experienced attorney file a Notice of Claim.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in New York City

Have You Been The Victim Of Medical Malpractice?

  • Medical malpractice can arise in many situations:
    • In the emergency room, due to errors of diagnosis or treatment
    • In scheduled surgery, due to errors by doctors, nurses or other surgical staff
    • In a hospital room, when nurses or nursing assistants fail to guard their patients against dangers such as incorrect medication dosages, falls or adverse reactions to prescribed medication
    • In the child delivery rooms, where avoidable errors by obstetricians can result in serious birth injuries such cerebral palsy or infant brain damage
    • In a doctor’s consulting room, where a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose serious illness like cancer or heart disease can have traumatic and irreversible impact on a person’s life

    Medical malpractice lawsuits have become notoriously difficult to prove in recent years. The high cost of building and bringing to trial a medical malpractice lawsuit means that many lawyers will not even consider taking on lawsuits based on medical negligence.

    WeitzPascale: A New York City Law Firm With a Record of Success in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

    Founded in 2003 WeitzPascale is a small law firm with an illustrious history of achieving high-dollar jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of patients who have been critically injured as a result of egregious medical malpractice.

    Our law firm has the resources and the experience to aggressively address any instance of medical malpractice, fighting for full and fair compensation when a doctor’s errors cause serious injury. We have recovered several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice cases, and we are always available to provide a complimentary evaluation to potential clients with questions about mistreatment of themselves or a family member at the hands of doctors or nurses.

    Learn More About Our Law Firm and About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

    To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call 212-553-9300 or 516-280-4716, or send us an e-mail.

    Via the Information Centers on our Web site, you will find additional general information about medical malpractice lawsuits.

    Free Consultations ∙ No Up-Front Costs or Fees
    Se habla español
    Wheelchair-Accessible Offices

Medical Malpractice Q&A

Attorneys at the law firm of WeitzPascale, have helped hundreds of clients and families of persons who were injured or died due to medical malpractice get fair compensation for their claims. The area of personal injury law that covers medical malpractice is so complex that it is no surprise that most lawsuits end at the negotiation table and in settlement offers. Our clients often ask many questions about medical malpractice.

What is Medical Malpractice? – Medical malpractice occurs when medical treatment or diagnosis is not up to reasonable standards of care and the patient suffers serious injury or death.

Why Do So Many Cases End With Settlement? – Juries tend to give high awards to plaintiffs in such cases, and defendants wish to cut costs and time by settling out of court.

Why Call WeitzPascale? – Lawyers at WeitzPascale, New York, NY, have gained the deserved reputation for being “Serious Lawyers for the Seriously Injured” because of their skills at winning fair offers at the negotiation tables. They also are the law firm other lawyers turn to for assistance in the toughest cases.

What Do New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys Do? – Alternative dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration is a specialty at WeitzPascale. At this boutique law firm, highly experienced New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys dig in and fight aggressively for clients who have had lives devastated by medical errors and mistakes.

Can We Go To Court? – Of course, we are ready and willing to take cases all the way into court if mediation does not give our client a satisfactory outcome. We are fully aware that any monetary result is a poor substitute for injuries to or loss of a loved one.

Don’t settle for less; our attorneys know how to help clients and survivors gain high-dollar jury awards and settlements. Contact WeitzPascale, New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys now, and get fair compensation for your medical malpractice claims. Call (212) 553-9300 or (516) 280-4716.

Medical Malpractice

Thousands of doctors throughout the five boroughs safeguard our health. We trust our doctors to perform their work with care. And usually they do. However, when a doctor fails in his or her duty to practice medicine according to accepted standards, and when that failure results in serious injury to a patient, then the patient may have a valid claim for medical malpractice.

Defamation

Defamation is a false statement of fact against an individual’s character or reputation, either intentionally or negligently published to a third person, holding the defamed person up to ridicule, contempt, hatred, shame, or disgrace.

There are two general types of defamation: slander and libel.

Have You Been The Victim Of Defamation?

  • Regardless of the type, the truth is an absolute defense to a defamation lawsuit. Accordingly, where it can be shown that the published statements are substantially true, the lawsuit will be defeated.
  • Slander

    Slander is an untrue spoken statement about a person that harms their reputation and standing in their community. A person injured by slander can bring a civil lawsuit against the party that made the false statement.

    Libel

    Where a person is defamed in writing, it is called libel. Libel also includes false business reviews published on gripe websites such as Yelp and Trip Advisor. In many ways libel is more serious because it is more likely to reach a far greater audience, and since the rise of the internet in the 1990’s, the libelous statements are there to stay. It is for this reason that in New York a libeled person’s damages are presumed.

    Defamation Per Se

    Another subset of defamation is known as defamation per se, which is divided into slander per se and libel per se. Defamation per se, whether spoken or written, is limited to four categories of false statements that either (1) accuse a person of committing a serious crime; (2) injure or damage a person’s business, trade, or profession; (3) allege that a person has a loathsome disease (such as Herpes or AIDS); or (4) imputes unchastity. Where a statement qualifies as defamation per se, the law presumes that damages will result, avoiding the necessity of proving them separately. As with any claim for defamation, a lawsuit based on slander or libel per se is defeated by a showing that the published statements are substantially true.

Font Resize
Contrast