Accidents & Personal Injury

No one likes thinking about accidents and injuries, but when they occur, they can have a devastating impact on victims and their families. 

It is essential during these difficult times to have trusted friends, family and advisors for support and guidance. Our personal injury attorneys have seen the impact that an accident can have on both victims and their families.

Although it may be impossible to repair the damage that has been done, it is possible to ease the burden of those who have been permanently affected by the negligence or misconduct of others. Effective representation means ensuring that our clients get the advice and results that will help them get the compensation they deserve.


Motor Vehicle Accidents

It is vital following an accident that you quickly retain a qualified attorney to protect your rights. We will treat you with compassion and understanding throughout the legal process, and work closely with doctors, accident investigators, and other scientific and technical experts necessary, to build the strongest possible case.

Gross Shuman has been protecting our clients in the courtroom for more than 60 years. We believe every case should be handled by an experienced trial lawyer, who also understands the impact a motor vehicle accident has on your life and your family. We have decades of experience successfully representing victims of motor vehicle accidents and their families and have a proven track record of achieving positive results. Our experience handling these cases includes: 

  • Driver distractions, including texting while driving/using social media
  • Weather or road conditions
  • Traffic violations
  • Drunk drivers/drivers under the influence of other substances
  • Mechanical failures  
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit and run crashes
  • Motor vehicle/bicycle crashes

Rideshare Services

Given the changing landscape of public transportation, we have increased our focus on car accidents involving Rideshare Services such as Uber and Lyft. We represent people injured in, or by, a rideshare vehicle including:

  • Passengers in rideshare vehicles who are injured in an accident
  • Pedestrians struck and injured by a rideshare vehicle
  • Drivers or passengers in a vehicle that is struck by a rideshare vehicle
  • Rideshare drivers who are injured while driving for a rideshare service through no fault of their own

In New York State, the rules for rideshare services have very specific parameters, including a requirement of increased insurance coverage. In that regard, an accident involving a rideshare vehicle can differ from a traditional car accident. Our attorneys have the experience to handle personal injury matters involving Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare services. Our team will take on the insurance companies and the rideshare companies to ensure you are properly compensated for your injuries and made as whole as possible following a crash.


Workplace accidents often lead to serious injuries, long-term disabilities, and even death. When accidents happen, it is essential to quickly understand whether safety measures or laws were compromised at the worksite. Retaining an experienced lawyer that can guide you through the investigation of your accident and the legal challenges, is essential.

The attorneys at Gross Shuman have successfully represented workplace accident clients in a wide variety of cases, including:

  • Falling from elevated workplaces
  • Falling objects
  • Safety equipment failure
  • Scaffolding and ladder accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Electrocution
  • Collapsed trenches
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Equipment malfunctions


If you or a family member has had an accident at a worksite that has left you injured, contact our team of experienced personal injury attorneys to advise you of your rights and options. Failure to commence a timely claim could impact your ability to receive compensation for injuries that might limit your ability to work in the future.

Slip and Fall

When a person enters another property, rarely are they expecting to be injured. Slips, trips and falls almost always could be prevented had basic precautions and safety measures been taken.

We have long held others accountable when they fail to meet their legal obligations to maintain safe properties. We understand that achieving the best result is integral to truly recovering from an accident. Let our team of experienced personal injury attorneys focus on your case so you can focus on your health and your family.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one to an accident is devastating. You may not know where to turn. It is essential to have a legal team you trust in your corner. We represent our clients with the compassion they need and the tenacity they deserve. We recognize that it is impossible to undue the devastating loss of a loved one, but it possible to ease the economic burden for those who have been so profoundly impacted by the negligence, carelessness, or misconduct of others. We focus on providing you and your family the support, comfort and resolution that you deserve in the aftermath of a tragedy, and beyond.

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