Martin + Colin, P.C.

A leading personal injury law firm here to

give your case the attention it deserves in

greater New York

Compassion counts.

 

A motor vehicle accident, construction accident, or slip and fall injury can alter the course of your life in a moment. Most people cannot imagine the effects a serious accident may have on their lives. It’s not just managing pain and medical care; it’s dealing with the stress and frustration of insurance companies and legal paperwork. It can feel like an endless battle.

 

As a White Plains, NY personal injury law firm, Martin+Colin stands with you in these times of challenge. We understand—and help juries understand—that an injury affects the whole person, not just one part. We don’t just hold the liable parties responsible; we help you recover from the physical, emotional, and financial losses resulting from your accident.

 

Call us today for a free consultation: (914) 771 7711

Expert help with your legal matters

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Construction Accidents

Your accident changed everything. We’re here to make things right.

 

Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Every day, construction workers put their health and safety at risk, resulting in construction accidents, injuries and even fatalities across the country. If you are one of these workers, don’t let yourself be ignored. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your pain, suffering and loss—and we can help you get it. 

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Car Accidents

Car accident? Martin + Colin, P.C. is on your side.

 

Car accidents are tragically common in America. Many accidents involve multiple parties and lines of insurance, which can quickly turn a minor incident into a months-long ordeal. If you have been injured in a car or motor vehicle accident, you need a White Plains, NY personal injury attorney in your corner. Work with a car accident lawyer in White Plains, NY to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Premises Liability

Have you been injured on-site? Talk to us today.

 

Injuries can happen anywhere—but when they happen on somebody else’s property, under dangerous property conditions, you may have a premises liability claim. Property owners, property managers, landowners, contractors, maintenance crews, and/or manufacturers can be held liable in a premises liability claim. Given the complexity of these cases, it is best to follow up with an experienced premises liability lawyer to evaluate your claim.

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White Plains Construction Accident? You need Martin+Colin

 

We know that while the New York Workers Compensation Program offers compensation for people injured on the job, the benefits awarded can be modest. Often, these benefits are lower than your average weekly wage and do not take into account future losses. This is why we look beyond state compensation programs to find other ways to recover the compensation you’re entitled to due to your pain and suffering resulting from a construction site accident. 

As White Plains, NY personal injury lawyers specializing in construction site accidents, Martin + Colin has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for people injured on construction sites across the state.

 

What does a White Plains personal injury lawyer do? Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the process, making it as stress and hassle-free as possible to achieve the compensation you deserve. We help navigate both workers’ compensation benefits and third-party negligence lawsuits.

 

Our construction accident law firm is committed to holding all negligent parties fully accountable for an accident you’ve endured on a worksite. We specialize in identifying all entities to sue on your behalf – not just your employer – and work hard to uncover all the details that will help you achieve the best result possible. We aim to achieve compensation that covers lost wages and medical expenses you’ve already endured, as well as losses and expenses you’ll face in the future.

 

You put your life on the line. We make sure you’re not forgotten.

What kind of cases do we handle?

 

The White Plains, NY personal injury lawyers at Martin+Colin specialize in:

 

 

We’ve represented clients with accident-related injuries of varying severity, including:

 

  • Fractures
  • Abrasions
  • Bruising
  • Scraping
  • Burns
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Traumatic brain injuries (“TBIs”)
  • Amputation
  • Fatalities (also called “wrongful death” cases)

 

Whatever the consequence of your accident, our experienced White Plains, NY personal injury lawyers will fight for full compensation for you.

 

Areas We Serve

Our White Plains, NY personal injury lawyers take cases all over New York. We commonly serve injured construction workers located in New York City, White Plains, Westchester, Yonkers and the surrounding areas.

Our Success Stories

Recovering compensation for our clients–particularly in less costly and less stressful out-of-court settlements–is something we are renowned for in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Here are just a few of the examples of successful settlements we have achieved for our clients.

 

$2.2 Million Settlement for Worker Crushed by Falling Plates

We recovered $2.2 million for an undocumented worker in Westchester who sustained serious injuries when large metal plates dropped from a cart, falling on top of him and crushing his foot. 

 

$1.2 Million Settlement for Worker Struck by Equipment

Our client, a concrete pump operator in Brooklyn, New York, was struck in the face and knocked to the ground by a pipe being carried by another worker on a construction site. We helped him achieve a settlement of $1,200,000.

 

$1.25 Million Settlement for Worker Injured by Scaffold Collapse

We recovered $1.25 million for a Westchester County scaffold worker who fractured two vertebrae after falling fourteen feet in a scaffold collapse.

 

$750,000 Settlement for Worker Injured Falling from Debris Pile

An undocumented laborer suffered injuries after falling from a pile of demolition debris at a site in Westchester County. We achieved a settlement of $750,000.

 

$400,000 Settlement for Worker Injured by Load Falling from Forklift

A roofer suffered crush injuries when a storage cage used to house acetylene tanks dropped from a forklift landing on his foot while unloading the cage from a flatbed truck on a jobsite in Rockland County. We recovered $400,000.

White Plains, New York Personal Injury Lawyers’ Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Why do I need a White Plains personal injury lawyer?

 

We are a full-service White Plains personal injury law firm. We are a local firm specializing in construction, car accident, and premises liability cases; because of these specialties—and because we know the local terrain—Martin+Colin offers exceptional representation to accident victims. 

 

Pursuing compensation without legal representation may seem like a money-saving approach. Few people outside the legal field can fully appreciate the challenge of bringing a case to court, particularly when managing pain, wage loss, financial hardship, and any number of problems that may arise in the aftermath of an accident. If you have suffered catastrophic injuries, you need a dedicated personal injury attorney at your side.

 

At Martin+Colin, we understand that even the simplest cases can quickly become complex. Let us handle your legal hurdles and challenges and get the compensation you deserve—so you can focus your energy on your recovery.

 

 

I’ve been injured on the job. What do I do?

 

Personal injury accidents can significantly change the course of your life. When the incident was due to a construction company or employee failing to take appropriate precautions to keep you safe, you may be entitled financial compensation, not just for physical pain but also for medical care, emotional suffering, wage loss, and property replacement costs.

 

To recover damages from your construction accident injury, follow these steps:

 

Seek Medical Attention

 

You may not think that your injury is severe in the moment after it happens—but this can change in the weeks or months that follow. That is why it is essential to seek medical attention from a medical professional as soon as possible after the incident. They will be able to diagnose any invisible injuries, and offer a prognosis for your recovery.

 

Why is this important? Your first doctor’s visit doubles as critical evidence in your personal injury claim. It helps show a relationship between the accident and your injuries, while showing the severity of your injuries. Together, this helps establish a rough value of your claim while establishing a liable party.

 

Gather Evidence

 

To the degree that you are able, it is vitally important to gather evidence from the scene of the accident. Photos, videos, and a detailed description outlining what happened will help determine who is responsible, and establish a story to explain the extent of your injury claim.

 

What counts as evidence? Evidence is essentially anything that may help substantiate your claim: 

  • A written description of the accident (yours and/or witnesses’)
  • Eyewitnesses’ video accounts of what happened
  • Photo/video documentation of the damage, the surroundings, and any injuries sustained
  • A police report from the accident, as well as any medical reports from your first medical provider (usually an EMT) 

 

Talk To A White Plains, NY Personal Injury Lawyer 

 

Now it’s time to talk to an attorney and begin the financial recovery process. Our White Plains, NY personal injury lawyers have the resources, experience, and knowledge necessary to develop your case and pursue the recovery you are owed. We handle every step of your claim, from intake and evidence gathering to demand letters, depositions, mediations and trial. Entrusting us with your personal injury case means letting our 30 years of experience go to work for you.

 

Why do I need a lawyer? Studies show that represented cases—cases represented by attorneys—yield significantly higher outcomes than unrepresented cases. We handle all the legal back-and-forth, negotiating with insurance adjusters and communicating with the defense, so that you can focus on your health and recovery.

 

 

We’re always on your side.

 

Talk to a White Plains Personal Injury Attorney Now: (914) 771 7711

 

 

How long will my personal injury case take?

Unfortunately, there is no way to predict how long your case may take to settle. Some cases can settle within weeks or months; other cases may take several years to reach a resolution. Every personal injury case is unique. Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney to get a sense of how long your case may take to resolve.

 

 

How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

Contrary to popular belief, simply being injured does not mean you have a personal injury claim. You must have suffered an injury that was due, in whole or in part, to the negligence of another party. It is possible that you have a viable claim against the liable party or parties; however, it is vitally important to contact a personal injury lawyer near you to discuss your individual case.

 

 

When should I contact a personal injury attorney?

The best time to contact a personal injury attorney is immediately after your medical care has been established. Your health and safety should always come first! After consulting with a medical professional, contact a personal injury attorney to evaluate your case. The sooner you retain a personal injury attorney, the faster he or she will be able to begin preparing your case for resolution.

 

 

What is a contingency fee?

A contingency fee simply means that your attorney is paid only as a percentage of your monetary recovery. All attorneys at Martin+Colin work on a contingency fee basis.

 

 

What is a personal injury lawsuit?

“Personal injury lawsuits are brought when a defendant, or liable party, fails to act with appropriate care and injures the plaintiff, or injured party, as a result. The plaintiff’s attorney must show that the defendant had a duty of care that they failed to meet, and that the plaintiff was injured as a result. 

 

 

What is comparative negligence?

Comparative negligence is a principle of some state law that is used to assign liability to two or more parties in an accident. New York is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that the amount you are able to recover in a personal injury lawsuit will be reduced by the percentage amount you are found responsible. Your personal injury lawyer in White Plains, NY can help ascertain any potential for comparative negligence in your own claim.

 

 

What is a “no fault insurance state”, and how does this affect my claim?

There are two types of state-determined insurance liability types: “at fault” and “no fault”. Most states are “at fault”, meaning that one party is usually considered “at-fault” and must be responsible for the costs associated with the other parties’ injuries. 

 

New York is a “no-fault” insurance state, meaning that the injured parties’ medical bills are covered by each driver’s personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. If you are hurt in an accident, your own insurance coverage is the first place to go to seek compensation for your medical bills and other economic losses. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can only extend your insurance recovery to the other driver if you file a personal injury lawsuit against them, they are found to have been liable, and if your claim meets the threshold for “serious injury” established by the state of New York. Talk to a White Plains, NY personal injury lawyer to determine if your injuries meet this threshold.

 

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