Top Personal Injury Lawyers in New York

Doctor conferring next steps in severe personal injury procedure. Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash
Doctor conferring next steps in severe personal injury procedure. Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash

 27 years, Richard Gurfein has cross-examined over 2,000 doctors in trials and depositions.

We are lawyers with a unique approach Gurfein Douglas pride ourselves on being just that. In addition to law degrees, our firm’s principals, Richard Gurfein and Preston Douglas, also have degrees in engineering and biochemistry, which gives them an edge over other medical malpractice attorneys in New York. Preston Douglas is an expert in medical malpractice and severe injury cases, and in the last 27 years, he has cross-examined over 2,000 doctors in trials and depositions.

At Gurfein Douglas, you can rely on the scientific training of our two partners to uncover the often hidden technical details of your medical malpractice lawsuit that the untrained eye might miss. We are your lawyers with an Edge!

Our attorneys are not afraid of a challenge. On the contrary, they relish it. No matter how complicated the case or how formidable the defendant may be, Gurfein Douglas will do everything in their power to get you or your loved one the justice and the compensation you deserve.

Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will carefully review all medical records to determine whether the patient’s death or severe injury resulted from human error, defective medical or lab equipment, inaccurate test results, or other errors in the medical system. Contact us to find out why we are considered one of the best medical malpractice lawyers in NYC. 

No amount of money can truly compensate for your severe personal injuries and suffering but a reasonable settlement or verdict can help!

Personal injury is a collective term that covers a wide variety of wrongs and damages done to a person, and/or his or her property, rights, or reputation. If you have suffered loss, accident, injury, or other misfortune due to other people’s negligence, malpractice, intentional error, or someone else’s act or failure to act, you might be entitled to compensation and correction. Of course, no amount of money can truly compensate for your injuries and suffering, but a fair settlement can cover medical expenses, lost wages, or damage from emotional distress.

Typical personal injury cases that Personal Injury Lawyers sue for damages are:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction Accidents
  • Crane Accidents
  • Birth Injury
  • Defective Products
  • Defective Drugs
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Automobile, Bus and Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Brain Damage
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Train Accidents
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Serious Burn Accidents
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
  • Factory Explosions
  • On the Job Injury

How do you sue for Personal Injury in New York?​

If you have suffered from a personal injury, there are two things that you are strongly advised to do before you contemplate settling – know your rights and don’t settle before you get legal counsel from a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys will not only protect your rights and ensure that you are properly compensated, but they will also protect you from victimization from insurance companies, big business, and even the legal system. Work accidents are a typical example of what personal injury attorneys are able to help you with. You could be even entitled to receive damages for loss of enjoyment if your personal injury keeps you from enjoying your hobbies, pursuits, and daily activities. Dog bites, slip and fall, dental malpractice, and automobile accidents are also cases for which you will need the services of an experienced, professional, and trustworthy and top personal injury lawyer.

Statute Of Limitations NY Personal Injury Claim

Three years from the date you were injured, or the date you were diagnosed with the injury, is the statute of limitations for personal injury in New York. But for car accidents, the statute of limitations in New York begins on the day the collision occurred. 

  • Slip and fall injuries: Three years is the statute of limitations for slip and fall injuries in New York.
  • Workers compensation: You must file the claim within two years of the date of the injury or from the date of your last injury, depending on which date is later.
  • Wrongful death: Parties claiming wrongful death must file within two years of the person’s death, with no exceptions.
  • Medical malpractice: In New York, you have two and a half years from the date the medical negligence occurred, the date your treatment ended, or the date your negligent injury to file a claim.

Seek a qualified attorney to evaluate your case immediately after an accident or diagnosis of an injury. They can inform you of the statute of limitations or the time to file a lawsuit. There are many nuances to the law. If you are filing a notice of claim that involves NY City authorities, then the statute of limitation is only 90 days. Because there are so many aspects of claiming compensation for personal injury and having proper legal counsel, Gurfein Douglas is here to help.



Value Of A Personal Injury Claim NYC

Most of you are probably wondering what your cases are really worth and what is appropriate compensation for your injury. Personal Injury Attorneys will assist you with that too and give you a genuine assessment of your case. While we are on the topic of compensations, the statistics have shown that about 95% of pending personal injury lawsuits end in pre-trial settlements which can be substantial. To corroborate this claim, here are a few examples of New York personal injury settlements

Gurfein Douglas New York Personal Injury A Few Verdicts



At Gurfein Douglas LLP, you can rely on our scientific and engineering knowledge and years of experience to uncover the story that the untrained eye might miss. Developing the theory of the case and understanding the medical details and standard of care resulted in this case record and just outcome. In the video, learn more about why Richard Gurfein and Preston Douglas are the Lawyers With An Edge. If you feel, the negligence of a doctor or hospital has severely injured you.

Our Terms & Fees

It does not matter who you are. We want you to have the best representation if you are seriously injured. We work on a Contingency Arrangement, which means we take care of all the expenses of bringing the case to trial. We receive a percentage of the recovery only when the case reaches a successful verdict or settlement.

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