Personal Injury

Personal injury is a serious matter that can drastically affect your health, your job, your family and your future. If you have suffered an injury because of somebody else’s negligence, you need an experienced personal injury attorney by your side. While you concentrate on getting well, the attorneys and staff at Matthew J. Salimbene, PC will diligently pursue the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

Consulting an attorney immediately following an injury is essential to the preservation of crucial evidence and witness testimony. In addition, New York and New Jersey law places time limits on filing personal injury claims. To ensure timely investigation of your claim, we can schedule appointments on weekends or evenings and make hospital and home visits.

After an accident, we are available to support you and your family through the complicated legal process. We also maintain close professional relationships with top trauma doctors, chiropractors, therapists, forensics engineers, mechanics, and collision reconstruction analysts and regularly consult these experts to obtain the best possible recovery for your injuries. At trial, these professional experts can deliver compelling testimony to help jurors understand the nature and extent of your injuries and accident.

By immediately consulting us, you can help ensure the collection of valuable evidence. We thoroughly investigate every case and often visit the accident scene to gather crucial evidence and often interview witnesses. With significant delay, you could forfeit your right to file a claim by missing deadlines, be unable to locate key witnesses or the accident scene could change.

We are available for free consultations and there is no charge for our services until we win. So, contact us for yourself, family members or friends immediately.

Auto / Pedestrian Accidents

The physical pain, disability, mounting medical bills and lost wages resulting from an auto accident can have devastating and life-changing consequences for you and your family. While you focus on the immediate issue of regaining your health, let the attorneys and staff at Matthew J. Salimbene, PC concentrate on recovering compensation for your injuries.

There are many different ways in which an auto accident can occur. The most common causes of an accident include: Distracted driving; Speeding; Drunk driving; Reckless driving; Weather conditions; and Design Defects.

When we walk around our neighborhoods, we expect to be safe. Crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals all help to protect us from vehicles in the roadway. Unfortunately, sometimes drivers ignore red lights or don’t stop at crosswalks. In these situations, pedestrians are hit and may suffer serious injuries. We consistently provide compassionate legal representation to injured pedestrians and their families.

If you have been injured in a car, motorcycle, truck, ATV, boat or pedestrian-related accident, you deserve compensation for pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, loss of income, disability, disfigurement and emotional distress. We draw upon years of experience in obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts for clients throughout New York and New Jersey. 

Slip + Fall / Trip + Fall

New York law imposes an obligation to protect people from unsafe conditions on their property or premises. If a business, municipality or individual fails to exercise the legally required duty of care and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Matthew J. Salimbene, PC, employ a practical, caring approach to help their clients seek full and fair compensation for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

In order for a business, municipality or individual to be found responsible for your injury, evidence must be shown to prove that a dangerous condition on the premises caused your injury and that at least one of the following is true: The owner or an employee or agent caused the dangerous condition on the premises; The owner or an employee knew about the dangerous condition on the premises and did nothing about it. The owner or an employee should have known about the dangerous condition on the premises if only they cared to look for it.

Depending on who the owner is there are different timelines for making a claim. It is important that you retain counsel as soon as possible so that important evidence such as how the area looked at the time of your fall can be preserved and the owner of the premises located. In New York City, it is of the utmost importance to determine who owns, operates, maintains and is ultimately responsible for your injury. Our attorneys have successfully litigated countless slip and fall and trip and fall cases against cities, towns, states, transit companies, corporations, partnerships and individuals.  

Construction Accidents

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five worker deaths in the United States involve construction workers. Every ladder, walkway, platform or rail has potential to turn into a slip or a fall. The attorneys at Matthew J. Salimbene, PC work hard to help injured construction workers and their families get the justice they deserve.

Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury. Workers routinely experience injuries due to falls, falling objects, crushing and exposure to dangerous materials. The most common causes of work site deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions, and workers getting caught or stuck in-between surfaces. We represent injured workers and their families regardless of the cause of the accident.

Those who have been hurt on New York work sites will have different legal rights and remedies depending on the cause of their injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury. While the law prevents workers from suing their own employer, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners. We will work with you to bring claims against any party whose actions caused you to suffer an injury.

When a construction accident is fatal, our attorneys help families get justice. If the accident was the fault of your loved one’s employer or an accident with no one at fault, you may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation laws. If another contractor or entity was responsible for your relative’s death, we will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit and seeking compensation. Our lawyers work tirelessly, helping families of construction workers get justice after an injury or after the death of a loved one. 

Bicycle Accidents

There are more bicycles, scooters, e-bike and mopeds on the streets than ever before. In NYC there are countless bicycles and scooters on the streets everyday. However, there are also cars, taxis, motor cycles, trucks, people and obstacles on the roads that can cause devastating injuries. The most common causes of bicycle accidents are: Distracted drivers; Fatigued Drivers; Drivers in a Rush; Intoxicated Drivers; Aggressive Drivers; Lost Drivers and Drivers that speed, disregard traffic laws or otherwise drive recklessly. Accidents are also caused by parked cars such as being hit with a car door, or defects in the street or pavement.

Those injured in bicycle accidents may suffer a variety of serious injuries. Broken bones are common, as are injuries to the hands, feet, back and neck. Many bicyclists hit their head during accidents. The head may impact a vehicle, the road or other surfaces. Traumatic brain injuries come in many forms and can range from a minor concussion to serious and debilitating forms of brain damage, even when a helmet is worn. In serious cases, bicyclists who suffer head injuries go into a coma and may never recover. bicyclists may also lose their life due to an impact to the head or organ damage. We represent grieving families who have lost a loved one in wrongful death lawsuits as a result of bicycle accidents. 

Medical Malpractice

A special relationship exists between physicians and their patients. Physicians owe their patients a duty to provide a certain standard of care, using at least the level of skill, care and diligence that is generally exercised by fellow practitioners in the medical professions. It is considered medical malpractice when a medical professional breaches that duty through negligence or carelessness and causes injury to a patient. Medical malpractice victims may recover compensation for their injuries, including for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income.

The attorneys at Matthew J. Salimbene, PC have successfully represented medical and dental malpractice clients in New York and throughout the Metro NYC area for years, routinely obtaining generous awards on cases involving birth injuries, orthopedic surgeries, anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital nursing care, nursing home care, cosmetic surgeries, prescription drug mistakes, psychiatric care and eye surgeries.

To prevail on a medical or dental malpractice claim, expert medical testimony is generally required to establish that the medical care or diagnosis was negligent and that this negligence caused the patient’s injuries. We regularly consult with a number of licensed medical professionals and retain prominent medical experts who have a gift for clearly explaining medical mistakes to jurors.

New York law sets statutory deadlines for filing medical malpractice claims. In addition, investigating your malpractice claim immediately after the injury occurs preserves crucial evidence and valuable testimony.