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Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer in New York

Your Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer in NY

 

The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel and the people of Brooklyn, NY, have shared a deep connection with Elan Wurtzel. As a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer, he has relentlessly provided our clients with excellent legal service in a successful career that has spanned over 30 years. Wurtzel’s effective approach and passionate drive are what make him one of the most popular personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn.

Personal Injury Attorney Case on Long Island

$4,000,000

Won an award of more than $4 million for a woman who was shot by a shopkeeper

Long Island Injury Attorney

$1,900,00

Recovered an award in excess of $1.9 million for the injury of a newborn child caused by medical negligence

Long Island Injury Lawyer

$1,000,000

Jury award of $1,000,000 for a claim involving misdiagnosis of a medical condition

Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer

$1,000,000

Won an award of $1 million for an injured worker who fell off a ladder while cleaning equipment on a roof

Injury Lawyer on Long Island

$1,000,000

Won a total award of $1 million for a child who ran out into the roadway and was struck by a car

Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer

$1,000,000

Won an award of more than $1 million for a construction worker who fell off the roof of a building under construction

Injury Attorney Long Island

$800,000

Recovered an award of $800,000 for wrongful death related to negligent medical care

Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer

$500,000

Won an award of $500,000 for a telecommunications worker who fell off a defective ladder

Long Island Injury Law Firm

$340,000

Recovered $340,000 for a young man injured by a car while crossing the street

NY Elevator Accident Attorney

$335,000

Won an award of $335,000 for a laborer injured in a free-falling elevator at a construction site

Burn Injury Lawyer For Fire & Explosion Accidents

$300,000

Won an award of more than $300,000 for a man who suffered burns after a fuse box exploded

Long Island Workplace Injury Lawyer

$260,000

Won an award of more than $260,000 for an airline employee who suffered a fractured ankle

Lawyer for Slip and Fall Accidents on Long Island

$250,000

Won an award of more than $250,000 for a woman who slipped on ice in a parking lot

Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer

$250,000

Won an award of $250,000 for a construction worker who fell from a ladder and suffered a knee injury

Long Island Injury Attorney

$250,000

Won an award of $250,000 for a retail manager who was injured by a trucker while off-loading furniture

Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer

$225,000

Won an award of $225,000 for a laborer injured when he fell on a roof and suffered a knee injury

New York Premises Liability Lawyer

$225,000

Won an award of over $225,000 for a delivery man who fell down a flight of defective steps

New York Premises Liability Lawyer

$180,000

Won an award of over $180,000 for a man who tripped and fell over a sidewalk and lost several teeth

Lawyer for Slip and Fall Accidents on Long Island

$150,000

Recovered $150,000 for an older man who tripped and fell on a broken sidewalk

New York Workers Compensation Lawyer For Construction Site Accidents

$125,000

Won an award of $125,000 for a carpenter who was injured by a falling door on a job site

Policy Limits Settlement

Obtained a policy limits settlement for a woman who lost her senses of smell and taste as a result of a motor vehicle accident

Great Reviews for Great Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyers

With our expertise, team-work, and client-focused practice, we have been able to deliver multi-million dollar compensations for our clients on several claims. Our team is led by Elan Wurzel, a passionate Brooklyn personal injury lawyer with over 30 years of experience. In addition to personal injury lawyers, we provide: Brooklyn real estate attorneys, traffic court lawyers, divorce lawyers, family court lawyers, landlord tenant lawyers, and estate planning lawyers.

Brooklyn’s Personal Injury Lawyer: Getting to Know Elan Wurtzel

Elan Wurtzel grew up as an active member of the Speaker’s Bureau and had lots of opportunities to help people overcome their challenges. These events inspired Elan to study law and dedicate his practice to helping people get access to justice and improve their overall wellbeing. This passionate and noble pursuit has earned Elan Wurtzel a deserved place among one of the most popular personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn, NY.

Chris M. had this to say after a long fierce legal battle to get personal injury compensation for his child:

“Elan is a professional, thorough and courteous lawyer. His services are rendered efficiently and promptly. I highly recommend him!”

What Does Personal Injury Law Cover?

By far the most subdivided category, the personal injury law practice is a very vibrant area where the Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel have represented hundreds of clients and obtained multi-million dollar compensations in court and out-of-court settlements.

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Every Victim Should Be Advocated For & Compensated Fairly

Samantha M., one of our esteemed clients could not hold back as she gave her touching words of commendation to Elan:

“I recommended Elan to my assistant after her car accident. Elan did a great job with her case and she couldn’t stop praising him. I also recommended him to my brother after he got into a car accident out of state. Even though he wasn’t able to take the case because it happened in Florida, he gave my brother great advice on the steps he needed to take. I will always recommend Elan to everyone I know … he’s a great lawyer.”

We will aggressively pursue your car accident claim or any other personal injury claim in Brooklyn, NY to give you the justice you deserve. Let us be your Brooklyn car accident lawyer!

Do Personal Injury Lawyers Work on Contingency?

We can work based on contingency payments. We pride ourselves in our diligence, technical expertise, and hard work. You may decide not to make any payment until we have obtained compensation for your injury.

Personal Injury Legal Services in Brooklyn

  • We provide personal injury legal services to Brooklyn residents on contingency and non-contingency arrangements.
  • We provide real estate representation for clients seeking to move in and out of Brooklyn, NY.
  • We offer thorough and well-researched legal advice for parties planning to execute wills and trusts in Brooklyn, NY.
  • We provide family law advice and court representation for parties going through divorce.

Hear what we have been up to

I received your check regarding my husband’s accident. Thank you for all the help you gave to me. I just wish my husband were here to receive the money because he would have had the enjoyment of spending it on other people. That was his life, making people happy. I can’t put into words how much I miss him and my life will never be the same without him. For a man of your age, I found you very compassionate and I felt your sincerity. Forgive me for crying on your shoulder, but I know you understand.
Eleanor T.

Referred my aunt to Elan for an incidence where she got injured and he has handled the matter with the utmost dignity and respect. I would not hesitate to recommend Elan to anyone. He is a true credit to his profession!

Corrine D.

I found Elan Wurtzel and his staff to be very professional and supportive. I was always kept up to date and instructed during my case. I am very appreciative and would recommend the Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel.

Jodi W.

What types of compensation am I eligible to receive?
The Law Offices Of Elan Wurtzel pursue the maximum available financial compensation for past medical bills, costs of continued medical care, lost income, diminished earning capacity, disability, disfigurement, emotional anxiety, and pain and suffering damages.
How to file a personal injury lawsuit

To begin a lawsuit in New York, the plaintiff is required to prepare and file a Summons & Complaint. These documents inform the defendant that s/he is being sued and the details of the lawsuit. An index number is assigned to the case and all subsequent documents filed in the case bear this unique number for proper record-keeping. The filing of these documents kickstarts the lifecycle of a lawsuit. The Summons & Complaint must be served on the defendants in accordance with the law to have the necessary legal effect.

How long do you have to file a lawsuit?

Like many other civil actions, the clock of the statute of limitations (a law that limits the timeframe for commencing lawsuits on a particular matter) begins to run from the day you get an injury. Therefore, it is important to know how long you can wait to file a lawsuit. In New York, the personal injury lawsuit time frame is three years from the date of the injury.

Is there a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit?

Yes. New York law has many complicated provisions regarding deadlines for starting lawsuits. Most negligence cases have a deadline of three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit; medical malpractice claims have a 2 ½ year deadline. Lawsuits against many towns, cities, counties and school districts are One Year & 90 days; cases against the State of New York can be 2 years. Depending on the nature of the claim and who you’re suing, there could be many other applicable deadlines.

How long does a personal injury case take?

It is important to note that each case is completely different, and the duration is determined by its complexities, the cooperation of the defense party(ies), and the route it takes. The lifespan of a personal injury lawsuit can take between 6 months to 5 years from the moment a lawyer is retained. It may take longer if the judgment is appealed by the aggrieved party. A case that ends in settlement may take between 6 months and 2 years. Every case is unique and your attorney would be able to give you an idea of the length of time it could take.

Do most personal injury cases settle at mediation? The stronger a personal injury claim is, the higher the probability of achieving settlement at mediation. Most personal injury cases that have higher chances of success at trial are often resolved at the mediation stage. It also depends on the willingness of the insurance company to settle.

Do personal injury cases settle after deposition? There is usually no given time for a case settlement. Depositions allow for the parties and the lawyers to gather more facts and evidence about the case and pinpoint areas of strengths and weaknesses. If the depositions reveal that the defense is weak, the insurance company would be more persuaded to settle after depositions.

Is it worth hiring a personal injury attorney?

There are so many complexities when pursuing a personal injury claim whether you are dealing with a settlement offer or filing a lawsuit. There are both technical (e.g. expert witness, nature of injury) and legal complexities (e.g. laws, court rules, arguments) that may make the terrain very difficult and sometimes impossible to navigate for non-lawyers.

A personal injury lawyer would help you:

    • Navigate a personal injury claim
    • Advise you on your rights
    • Investigate the circumstances of the accident and preserve and develop evidence to prove your claim
    • File a lawsuit and represent you in court
    • Advocate for a fair settlement offer and if one can’t be obtained, proceed to trial and have a jury resolve the case by verdict

If you have suffered an injury as a result of another person’s negligence, you do need a personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim.

How to find a personal injury lawyer: You can send us a message via our website or through any of our social media handles. The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel would assign a competent and experienced lawyer to your case.

Should I contact an attorney before accepting the offer from my insurance company?

Always seek the advice of a qualified lawyer before accepting the insurance company’s offer. Insurance companies often offer less than the full value of your claim. Once you sign a waiver, you give up the opportunity to pursue additional damages.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

To help The Law Offices Of Elan Wurtzel accurately assess your case, bring as many relevant documents as you have available — including photographs of the accident scene, doctors’ reports, lab results, mechanics’ quotes, income statements, and witnesses’ contact information.

Do you have to pay taxes on personal injury settlements?

Generally, recovery for pain and suffering claims in personal injury lawsuits and settlements are not taxable under federal law or under the New York law, whether the case proceeded to trial or you even got a verdict. This exclusion from payment of taxes is applicable if the compensation is for physical injury or illness arising out of a personal injury claim. Recoveries for lost income/wages may be taxable as income. You should consult with your tax advisor/accountant about the taxability of any monies/awards you receive in connection with a claim.

How are personal injury settlements paid out?

Personal injury settlements can be paid to the plaintiff as a lump sum or in installments. If it is to be paid out on installments, the arrangement is designed to be a structured settlement and once the terms are agreed, they become binding and cannot be changed.

How much to ask for in a personal injury settlement? Each case is unique and must be assessed on its merits. Some of the factors to consider when asking for a settlement is the extent of injury caused, loss of benefits as a result of that injury (e.g. wages, profits, etc.), medical bills, the judgment sum, etc. An experienced personal injury attorney would help you to assess the strength of the claim and how much is a good settlement offer.

What percentage do lawyers take for personal injury?

Lawyers in New York State receive a contingency fee in the amount of One-Third (33.33%) as attorneys fees. This fee is only paid if there is a successful recovery on your behalf. If there is no recovery, there is no legal fee.

What if I cannot afford an attorney to file my personal injury lawsuit? Because the legal fee is a contingency one, you can always afford to hire an attorney for a personal injury claim. If for any reason the case is not successful, you are not responsible for the payment of legal fees.

What if I cannot afford an attorney to file my personal injury lawsuit?

The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel will handle your case on contingency — meaning you do not pay our attorney’s fees until we recover damages in your case through a trial verdict or settlement agreement.

How can I learn more about my rights?

To learn more about your rights after an injury, call the Long Island personal injury attorney Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel at 516-822-7866 or contact us here on our website to schedule your free case review and consultation.

Should I Retain Elan Wurtzel for my personal injury case?

Elan Wurtzel has been providing expert legal advice and representation to persons and families throughout New York state – Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens NY, Long Island NY, Brooklyn NY, Bronx NY, and the whole of New York City. He offers free legal consultation and compassionate contingency-fee based representation for clients with personal injury claims. Elan is compassionate, sensitive and a strong advocate for his clients.

A recent client posted a Google Review, saying, “Trust, honesty and compassion are traits that not everyone has, but Elan has them all. I would recommend Elan to represent my family, friends and anyone looking for a lawyer they can trust!”

Another client posted, “I knew right away when I had my first consultation with Elan that I was in good hands. Any questions or concerns were always a text or call away I never had to wait long for an answer. If your looking for the best and you want representation you can trust look no further.”

A client who suffered a tragic loss posted, “Elan has been an absolute pleasure to work with, he is caring, kind and wants the best for his clients. He has made an awful experience a little easier to handle. There are no words that can truly express how amazing he had been to my family and I.”

Check out these testimonials to confirm that Elan Wurtzel is the best personal injury lawyer in New York.

Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer in Brooklyn?

With its physical office in Plainview, the Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel have been able to extend its reach throughout Brooklyn, NY — establishing a dedicated line of support staff and legal professional services to existing and prospective clients.

Let Us Be Your Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel in Brooklyn, we guarantee that our clients will always have the first and softest place in our hearts. Get in touch with an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer and get the best representation you deserve.

We are just a click or a call away!

Elan Wurtzel

Attorney At Law

527 Old Country Rd.
Plainview, New York 11803

Phone: (516) 822-7866
Fax: (516) 822-7889

Quality representation you need ... Respect, compassion, and attention you deserve.

 

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