Queens Personal Injury Lawyer in NYC
Attorney Byron Lassin is an experienced attorney servicing New York City and the surrounding areas. He not only represents his clients trying to obtain a monetary recovery but will personally address the problems they face after sustaining serious injuries in an accident. He brings passion and dedication and will work hard for your legal rights.
Our Practice Areas
Attorney Byron Lassin has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of situations where clients have been injured in an accident. Often the cases that we accept are very complicated and we do not hesitate to go forward to address any and all issues, even the most complicated. We pride ourselves in delivering consistent, outstanding results and will go the extra mile for our clients. Browse some of our practice areas to learn more about how we can help you
Why Should I Choose Attorney Lassin?
Attorney Byron Lassin has been practicing Law since 1970. His aggressive pursuit of justice has made a difference for the thousands of clients he has represented. During this time he has successfully recovered millions of dollars and has helped people rebuild their lives.
Byron Lassin has been successful in obtaining millions of dollars for his clients and works tirelessly to achieve outstanding results. He often takes the most difficult cases and proudly asserts that he has great success against great adversity. He has vigorously fought for the rights and interests of those who have been injured because of the negligence and recklessness of others.
You take your personal safety seriously. You are careful and alert when on the road. You follow all traffic rules and give plenty of warning to fellow drivers before turning, changing lanes, and executing other types of maneuvers. Unfortunately, this is not always enough to prevent an accident. Some drivers are simply unsafe on the road. They act in reckless and irresponsible ways that put people like you in danger. If you have been injured in an accident that owes to the negligence and recklessness of another driver, you have legal options and you should pursue them.
What to do After the Accident
Most car accidents happen suddenly and quite violently. You will be jolted and stunned for the first few seconds, but if it appears that you are not seriously hurt—that is, if you are conscious, alert, and mobile—then you should gather as much information as you can about the accident scene and the other person involved in it.
If there are people in your car, you should ensure that they are alright. You will then want to call emergency services, even if you believe the other driver or people who witnessed the accident already have. You should then check to see if the other driver and their passengers are alright. If none of them is seriously injured, you should begin collecting information.
Get the other driver’s name and contact information; take down their driver’s license number, license plate number, vehicle registration, and insurance information. You will want to take photos of the damage to your respective vehicles and photos of the accident scene. You should also get the names and contact information of people who witnessed the car accident. Do not wait until the police arrive, as some people—for various reasons—may want no dealings with the police but may have no problem speaking to you.
Even if you feel fine, you should have yourself examined by a physician. The latter may be able to detect internal injuries that you can neither see nor at that moment feel.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
You will need to report the accident to your insurance company. However, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Queens and in the New York area before doing so. You want to get clarity on your rights as a policyholder before you put in a claim.
If the other driver caused the accident and you were injured as a result of it, then you should seek compensation. You need not file a lawsuit straightaway. The driver or their insurance company may offer you a settlement. Indeed, representatives of the insurance company may contact you by phone or even visit you personally to offer you money. You should make no statement or sign any document until you have consulted with your attorney.
The aim of all insurance companies is to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out. The initial offer of the insurance company will probably be low. It will be an attempt to buy you off, to silence you, to prevent you from pursuing the matter any further. If your injuries are not that serious and the settlement covers your financial loss, it may be a good idea to take the money. However, if you have been severely injured, then you should pursue compensation that is fair and just. In any event, you should consult an attorney before finalizing your claim.
The Consequences of a Serious Car Accident
Being in a serious accident can turn your entire life upside down. If you sustained severe injuries, you may need to remain in the hospital for some time and you may need a series of operations and procedures. In the long-term, you may need to go through physical rehabilitation therapy and to take prescription drug medicine. While you are on your back/incapacitated you will be unable to draw a wage. No fault insurance may provide lost wages while you are incapacitated. Your regular bills will pile up. Medical expenses can be paid through no-fault insurance and even when you are ready to go back to the job, you may need to reduce the hours you work. Indeed, if your injuries are serious enough you may be forced out of work altogether.
If you have been a working man all of your life and your job requires physical strength, stamina, and skill, it can be hard to go back to work after a serious accident. You may even become dependent on relatives and home care professionals just to get through everyday tasks and activities.
Such a state of affairs can put terrible emotional, psychological, and financial strain and stress on you and your family. You should not have to shoulder this burden alone. The person who caused you to suffer should be made to pay the financial costs associated with it and also pay for your pain, suffering and permanent disability.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Byron Lassin is a personal injury lawyer in Queens NY who fights for the rights of working people every day. He has extensive expertise and experience in personal injury law and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for people who have been the victim of carelessness and negligence. Byron serves the people of Queens and the other New York boroughs by aggressively pursuing the individuals and insurance companies that are ultimately accountable for the life-shattering injuries caused by avoidable accidents.
Here are some of the specific actions he will take to get you justice:
Gather the Facts
The police report of the accident is only a start. Bryon will engage the services of independent professional investigators to review and re-evaluate the evidence left at the scene of the accident. They will view any camera footage of the accident. They will also track down witnesses. Sometimes there are witnesses who have captured the accidents on their cell phones. Such witnesses are often overlooked or not interviewed by police.
Often there are cameras on buildings at or near the accident site that may have recorded your accident. Sometimes governmental entities have cameras that may have recorded your accident. Often buildings have cameras in and outside their structures, especially new buildings have cameras that may have recorded your accident. Byron’s investigation into your accident can lead to the uncovering of new evidence—evidence that may confirm your version of how the accident unfolded.
Introduce Expert Testimony
Byron will also engage the services of accident reconstruction experts. The position and layout of marks, dents, and debris that result from an accident tell a story of how it occurred. An accident reconstruction expert can use the forensic evidence at the scene to build a simulation of how the crash unfolded. Such simulations are admissible in court and are often used to show who was at fault in the accident.
Attorney Lassin will get records and reports from your doctors that explain the nature and extent of your injuries and the debilitating effects of them. Such statements will also explain whether the accident was the cause of your injuries. If the case goes to trial, your doctors will be asked to come to court to explain your injuries to the judge and jury.
Use the Law
To get justice, a personal injury lawyer must prove that an accident was the fault of another. Your lawyer must prove that your injuries were caused by someone else who is called a tortfeasor. A jury or a judge will be asked to consider the evidence and arrive at fair compensation for your injuries and the cost of medical treatment. In addition, if you have lost wages, the judge or jury will be asked for you to be compensated for such losses.
A rapid investigation and accumulation of evidence are very important. If the insurance sees that you are well prepared and have the necessary evidence to prove your lawsuit and the injuries you have sustained, an insurance company representing the tortfeasor may be more inclined to settle your claim in a more rapid fashion so that you don’t have to wait a long time for your case to come to trial.
If you have been injured in an accident of any kind, you need legal representation. You should call the law offices of Byron Lassin to explore your legal options. Do not settle for less.
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