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Trial-Proven Personal Injury Lawyers In White Plains

No one can anticipate being involved in a serious accident caused by someone else’s negligence. If you or a family member has been victimized in Westchester County, the Bronx or elsewhere in our broad service area, our accomplished legal team is here to advise you and help in every way we can.

As our distinguished record of case results shows, we pursue personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits with vigor and resourcefulness. Our principal attorney Christopher B. Meagher has obtained several of the largest medical malpractice verdicts ever handed down by New York juries, and we apply equal tenacity to cases involving:

  • All types of injury-causing car, pedestrian and other vehicle accidents, including those caused by distracted driving, drunk driving and traffic violations
  • Falls on defective property that justify premises liability claims and lawsuits
  • Dog bites and animal attacks

Answers To Common Questions Our Personal Injury Lawyers Hear

When you are suffering from a serious injury, your head may be full of unanswered questions. Our New York personal injury attorneys help you find the answers. Below, we answer a few common questions to get you started.

How long does a personal injury lawsuit take in New York?

A lot depends on the complexity of the case and whether or not the insurance company for the at-fault party is willing to be reasonable. While most claims are eventually settled through negotiations, you can generally expect the process to take a year or longer. If the claim is eventually litigated, it will take even longer.

Should I accept the first compensation offer?

You almost assuredly do not want to accept the first offer made by an insurance company. Typically, the initial offer is well below the minimum you are rightfully due and is an attempt to pressure you into a quick, irrevocable settlement before you realize that you are entitled to more compensation.

How long does it take for compensation to be paid?

Once a settlement is made or a judgment is entered, the time it takes for compensation to be paid can vary. For settlements, it may only be a matter of weeks. Additional issues, like the repayment of any medical liens, appeals by the defense and setting up structured payments can extend the process.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury in New York?

New York has a relatively long statute of limitations on claims for personal injuries. You generally have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit, after which your claim is barred. However, getting an early start is beneficial in many ways, including preserving evidence before it is lost.

What is the investigation stage of a personal injury claim?

The investigation stage is where the whole claims process starts. Personal injury lawyers review the accident report, interview witnesses, assess damages and carefully determine the liability of all parties. It helps set the foundation for a strong case, especially where severe injuries are concerned.

Suffering Or Grieving? Put Our Dedicated Legal Team To Work Protecting Your Rights And Your Future.

When you turn to Meagher & Meagher in White Plains, you will know from your first contact with an attorney or staff member that your potential case matters to us. We never forget that your life and your future well-being may depend on your successful financial recovery. Our lawyers are highly regarded for their knowledge, tenacity and exceptional representation — and for providing the utmost in honest, ethical advocacy.

Fast action to get a capable lawyer involved may be critical in your case. In turn, we will call upon highly qualified investigators, accident reconstruction experts, physicians, economists and other resources if needed. For a free, no-risk consultation focused on what happened and legal options that you may have, please call 914-246-2958 or email our firm now.

Personal Injury

“Dearest Mr. Meagher, words can not express how grateful we are to you and your staff, for all of the very hard work that you put into our son’s case. We always believed in you. Thank you for winning us the justice our son and our family deserved.”