Practice Areas

Serious Injury Lawyers Serving Albany, Wappingers Falls, Poughkeepsie And All Of New York State

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

Ellis Law emphasizes and gives special attention to cases involving spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation or brain injury. As can be seen from this testimonial by a client for whom we obtained a 9.6 million dollar 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 on any given case, however, we can guarantee that we will utilize the same skills and experience that led to this settlement to fight hard to obtain a successful outcome in your serious injury case. More on spinal cord injury, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation, brain injuries.

Scaffold, Ladder, Roof Law And Construction Accidents

Whether a construction site injury or death involves worker's compensation, Social Security Disability, personal injury or wrongful death law, we can help. Most construction workers are not aware that under NYS Labor Law Section 240, they may often 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. Semitruck and 18-wheeler accidents present unique issues not associated with typical motor vehicle accident cases. More on trucking accidents.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

We handle auto accidents, collisions, crashes and wrecks involving the negligent and reckless driving of other 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 sometimes have a right to bring a lawsuit IN ADDITION to their workers' comp claim to recover money for damages not covered by workers' comp such as pain and suffering. If you want to know 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

Motorcycle drivers or passengers involved in a motorcycle accident with an automobile or truck or due to a highway defect or some other reason face special problems that Ellis Law is well-qualified to help them with. In New York State, there is no 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 (1-800-529-4447) to help this particular type of accident victim with these problems and in his or her lawsuit against the responsible party. More on motorcycle accidents.

Slip, Trip, Fall And Other Accidents

Ellis Law assists victims of slip, trip, fall and similar types of accidents caused by snow, ice, defective sidewalks, stairs or parking lots or any other property defects. More on slip, trip, fall.

Defective Medications Or Drugs (Pharmaceutical Class Actions)

Ellis Law and our co-counsel represent clients who have been injured by dangerous or defective medications or drugs, including pharmaceutical class actions or mass torts. These include such drugs as Vioxx, Zyprexa, Bextra, Celebrex and similar medications, WHETHER OR NOT they have been recalled by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). More on defective drugs.

Factory And Workplace Accidents

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

Personal injury accidents are often caused by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of others, and may involve the following types of injuries: brain injuries, brain damage, amputations, head injuries, burns, fractures, breaks, dislocations, neck injuries, back injuries, knee injuries, ankle injuries, shoulder injuries, nerve injuries and spinal cord injuries. More on personal injury and wrongful death.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents leave thousands of people dead and injured in the United States each year. In addition to vigorously pursuing claims against drunk drivers, we sponsor the "Ellis Law Stop-DWI Scholarship Program," which awards tens of thousands of dollars in college scholarships to those high school seniors who win our Anti-Drunk Driving competitions. More on drunk driving accidents.

Medical Malpractice

Some common types of medical malpractice claims include a doctor whose carelessness causes an injury, a doctor who makes an existing injury worse, or a doctor who fails to diagnose an illness, or fails to diagnose it quickly enough. More on medical malpractice.

Nursing Home Negligence

State and federal laws protect the elderly from health hazards and deficiencies in patient care. More on nursing home negligence.

Dangerous And Defective Products

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from dangerous and defective products. We sue the manufacturers and distributors of such products. 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 be compensated in many instances under New York State law. Oftentimes, these victims are reluctant to sue because the owner of the animal is a friend or relative. Many times the victim is a young child who must rely upon his or her parents to make a decision that could affect 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 other important issues.

Insurance Law

Personal injury and wrongful death cases invariably involve insurance companies. We help level the playing field with the insurance company and handle issues involving no-fault insurance and other claims. More on insurance law.

All Other Personal Injury Accidents

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