Practice Areas

Serious Injury Lawyers Serving Albany, New York City, The Bronx, Poughkeepsie And All Of New York State

Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Amputation, Brain Injury

Ellis Law gives special attention to cases involving spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation and brain injury. As can be seen from this testimonial by a client for whom we obtained a $9.6 million out-of-court settlement in just over one year, we obtain outstanding results for clients with these types of injuries. Because each case is different, obviously prior results cannot guarantee a similar outcome in any given case. However, we can guarantee that we will use the same skills and experience that led to this settlement to fight hard to obtain a successful outcome in your serious injury case. We can also guarantee to treat you with the same care and compassion with which we treat all of our clients. More on spinal cord injury, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation, and brain injuries.

Scaffold, Ladder, Roof Law And Construction Accidents

Whether a construction site injury or death involves Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, personal injury or wrongful death law, we can help. Most injured construction workers are not aware that under New York State Labor Law Section 240, they may be able to bring a personal injury accident claim for an insurance settlement IN ADDITION to their Workers' Comp claim.

Trucking Accidents

As a component of our personal injury and wrongful death practice, Ellis Law handles accident cases involving trucking safety and trucking litigation. Semi-truck and 18-wheeler accidents present unique issues not associated with typical motor vehicle accident cases. More on trucking accidents.

Automobile Accidents And Other Motor Vehicle Accidents

We handle auto accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers. We are experienced in handling driver, passenger and pedestrian injuries. More on motor vehicle accidents.

Children's Accidents

Ellis Law gives special attention to cases involving injured children. We strive to give extra care to parents and relatives of injured children and, of course, to the children themselves. More on children's accidents.

Workers' Compensation

Most victims of on-the-job injuries are not aware that they may have a right to bring a lawsuit IN ADDITION to their Workers' Comp claim to recover money for damages not covered by Workers' Comp. These damages may include pain and suffering, inability to enjoy time with their families or pursue their hobbies, and essentially ANY change in the quality of their lives caused by their injuries. Workers' Comp is limited to lost wages and medical bills and does NOT provide settlements for these very real losses that all injury victims suffer. To find out if you have a right to bring such a claim, call us or submit an online Injury Answerline® request. More on workers' compensation.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists and passengers involved in collisions with automobiles or trucks or caused by a highway defect or for some other reason face special problems that Ellis Law is well-qualified to help them with. Unfortunately and unfairly, New York state does not have No-Fault insurance to cover medical bills, lost earnings, prescriptions, physical therapy, etc., for bikers or their passengers. Ellis Law sponsors the unique BIKER LAW HELPLINE sm at 1-800-LAW-4-HIRE to help bikers and their passengers recover from the responsible person's insurance company for these expenses and for their pain and suffering. More on motorcycle accidents.

Slips, Trips, Falls And Other Accidents

Ellis Law assists victims of slips, trips, falls and similar accidents caused by snow; ice; defective or broken sidewalks, stairs parking lots; or other property defects. More on slips, trips and falls.

Defective Medications Or Drugs (Pharmaceutical Or Drug Class Actions)

Ellis Law and our co-counsel represent clients who have been injured by dangerous or defective medications or drugs. This representation includes pharmaceutical class actions and mass torts regarding such drugs as low testosterone therapy (Low T), Vioxx, Actos, Zyprexa, Plavix, Bextra, Celebrex and similar medications, WHETHER OR NOT they have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We are also assisting victims who have developed ovarian cancer from use of talcum powder. Overall, our clients have participated in class action settlements in which the defendants have offered billions of dollars to victims nationwide for damages suffered due to their negligence in marketing dangerous products. More on defective medications or drugs.

Factory And Workplace (On-The-Job Injury) Accidents

If you have been hurt while working, whether at a factory, on the road, in construction or in any other work-related situation, you may be entitled to an insurance settlement IN ADDITION to your workers' comp or no-fault coverage. More on factory, on-the-job or workplace accidents.

Social Security Disability (SSD/SSI)

If you or a family member suffers from a serious injury or disease that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working, then you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits. You may also be entitled to a personal injury settlement IN ADDITION to your Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. More on Social Security Disability (SSD/SSI).

Personal Injury And Wrongful Death

We represent people who have experienced a personal injury or the loss of a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of others. Our law firm has a record of success in these complex cases, many of which involve catastrophic injuries: brain injuries, amputations, burns, fractures, back, neck or disc injuries, , spinal cord injuries and other serious impairments. More on personal injury and wrongful death.

Drunk Driving Accidents, Texting Or Phoning While Driving Accidents, Distracted Driving

Drunk driving, texting or phoning while driving and other distracted driving behaviors cause accidents that leave thousands of people dead and injured in the United States each year. We vigorously pursue claims against drunk drivers and those who text, phone or engage in other distractions while driving and we have invested in an extensive public information campaign designed to discourage such improper behavior. More on drunk driving, texting, phoning or distracted driving accidents.

Medical Malpractice

Common types of medical malpractice claims include a doctor whose carelessness causes an injury, a doctor who makes an existing injury worse and a doctor who fails to diagnose an illness or fails to diagnose it quickly enough to allow for successful treatment. More on medical malpractice.

Nursing Home Negligence

State and federal laws protect the elderly from health hazards and deficiencies in patient care. These include failure to prevent or adequately treat bedsores, dropping patients or allowing them to fall, overmedication, abuse and many other types of deficiencies in care. More on nursing home negligence.

Dangerous And Defective Products

Every year, thousands of consumers suffer serious injuries from dangerous and defective products. We sue the manufacturers and distributors of such products to obtain compensation for our seriously injured clients. More on defective products.

Dog And Other Animal Bites

Those who have been bitten or otherwise injured by dogs or other animals are entitled to compensation in many instances under New York State law. Victims are often reluctant to sue because the owner of the animal is a friend or relative. But it is important to understand that a settlement comes from the pet owner's homeowners' insurance company, not the owner. Many victims are young children who must rely upon their parents to decide whether to proceed with a claim that could affect the child for the rest of his or her life. Please click this link for more about the law regarding dog and other animal bites and a discussion of these important issues.

Insurance Law

Personal injury and wrongful death cases invariably involve insurance companies. Insurance adjusters are trained to lessen or destroy the value of personal injury claims by obtaining statements or other information from inexperienced victims. Once we are hired, our clients are instructed not to speak to the other party's insurance company. We help level the playing field with the insurance companies and assist with issues involving no-fault insurance and other claims. More on insurance law.

All Other Personal Injury Accidents

Ellis Law handles many types of personal injury accidents in addition to those listed above. Click here for a partial listing.