Skilled Serious Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, business or organization, you may pursue compensation for the hardships you have endured by filing a personal injury claim.

The New York personal injury lawyers of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP, represent people who have been injured in car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and other serious accidents. We offer sound legal guidance and aggressive advocacy for our valued clients.

Please Contact us online or give us a call at (888) 260-0473 to speak with an experienced New York personal injury law firm.


Paraplegia, a spinal cord injury that results in the complete paralysis of the lower body, is one of the most devastating and unfortunate types of catastrophic injuries that an accident victim can sustain. Sadly, approximately 2,500 people are diagnosed with paraplegia every year in the United States.

Those who suffer from paraplegia often require lifelong medical treatment, including surgeries, medication, physical therapy, and more. The costs associated with caring for this condition are astronomical and may exceed more than one million over the course of a person's lifetime.


Perhaps the most catastrophic type of spinal cord injury is quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia. Quadriplegia is a devastating condition marked by the permanent paralysis of all four limbs. Currently, there is no cure for quadriplegia and those who suffer from this type of injury frequently face enormous physical, emotional and financial losses.

Spinal cord injuries like quadriplegia are irreversible and generally require lifelong medical care, including medication, surgery and rehabilitation. In many cases, the costs associated with treating quadriplegia can be financially crushing.

Commercial Airline Accidents

Commercial airplane accidents are some of the most complex and challenging personal cases to handle. One seemingly small error can have catastrophic effects that affect hundreds of people and change lives forever.

Some causes of commercial airplane accidents are:

  • Faulty maintenance
  • Flying during dangerous conditions
  • Pilot error
  • Crew error
  • Design defects

Helicopter Accidents

Helicopters can be difficult to operate. Additionally, because they are operated at a lower altitude than other types of aircraft, there is a higher risk of coming in contact with buildings, power lines, trees and other potential hazards. Common causes of helicopter accidents include:

  • Pilot negligence
  • Flying in dangerous weather conditions
  • Error in design
  • Faulty maintenance
  • Error by air traffic controller

Small Aircraft Accidents

Common causes of a small airplane accident include:

  • Pilot error or inexperience
  • Flying in dangerous weather conditions
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Missed safety inspections
  • Other contributing factors

Drug or alcohol use, fatigue or substance abuse by the pilot may also be a factor.

Have You Suffered a Serious Injury?

At Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP, we have been serving the legal needs of people from New York and across the nation for over 30 years. Our personal injury practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have suffered serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other serious injuries. We also help people who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.

Our personal injury attorneys have experience handling a wide range of accident claims, including car and truck accidents, workplace accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and more. We understand that this injury may leave you with steep medical bills and rehabilitation. It may prevent you from returning to work and earning a paycheck. Our goal is helping you obtain the compensation you need and deserve to get you through this difficult time

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