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New York City & Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyer Near YouServing All Five Boroughs of New York City

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Staten Island & New York Personal Injury Lawyer

When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, your life can suddenly be turned upside down. On top of the physical pain, you may have many questions causing you anxiety. How will I pay my medical bills? Which doctor should I see? How do I file an insurance claim? What if I am unable to work?

If you find yourself searching for “experienced NYC personal injury lawyers near me”, you’ve come to the right place. The O’Connor Law Firm provides the guidance you need after an accident has turned your life upside down. When you become our client, we will take on the stressful task of dealing with insurance companies and hospital billing departments while you focus on your recovery. Your New York City injury lawyer will work aggressively and strategically to obtain the full compensation you deserve.

Brian J. O’Connor is a top-rated Staten Island and NYC trial lawyer who will meet with you one-on one for a free case review to discuss your case and explain how we can help you. You pay us nothing until we win your case. We have offices in Manhattan and Staten Island. 

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We can come to you if you are unable to travel to us.

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212-566-4868 718-948-3500

Brian J. O’Connor

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Award winning NYC injury lawyer

with more than 20 years of experience handling all types of serious personal injury cases throughout New York City.

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Former Assistant Corporation Counsel for The City of New York

with an in-depth knowledge of municipal negligence and claims against NYC, NYCTA and other public entities.

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Former insurance / construction accident defense attorney

with insider knowledge on the tactics and tricks insurance carriers use to deny, delay, and defend legitimate claims.

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You’re Not Alone:

We’re Here to Stand By Your Side

Most people don’t realize the stress a serious injury has on your daily life, but we get it. Every day we commit ourselves to ensuring you and your family have what you need to properly heal from your accident and resulting injuries. We know this is a difficult time in your life. We understand the stress, financial burden, and uncertainty you are facing. As your advocates, we’re here to help.

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We see you.

We see your burden. We see how it impacts your family. We see how your day-to-day life is increasingly challenging. We see how your livelihood is challenged. We see you as the mother, father, sister, brother, or grandparent that you are, and promise to listen and treat you with respect.


We eliminate the stress.

We act as your main point of contact, handling all the paperwork, emails, and phone calls. Less stress for you means more time for healing. We value your health and are happy to do the heavy lifting.

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We answer all your questions.

You’ll have initial questions and then lots of questions later. Even after your case has closed, we’re here as your resource and partner. We will keep you informed and always be available when you need us most.

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We prioritize your health.

In our fight for justice, we always keep your health and well-being top of mind. You’ll get the treatment you need – the medical care you deserve. Nothing else will do.


We are committed to educating New Yorkers about their legal journey ahead.

Request your instant download or receive a free hard copy of our books.

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The NYC Accident Book

Get answers to your questions before you speak to an insurance adjuster or meet with a lawyer. This book will help you avoid mistakes that could damage your entire claim.

The NYC Child Injury Book

Parents deserve to have sound information about the claims process, how to deal with the insurance company and how to choose a reputable child injury lawyer if needed.

No Fees Unless We Win Guarantee. We advance all case costs

Don’t Let The Insurance Company Make You A Victim Twice

Soon after an accident, the insurance company for the at-fault party will contact injury victims in an attempt to manipulate them into accepting less than their claim is worth, even telling them they don’t need an attorney. You do not have to speak with them. Do not be fooled by their friendliness. They are not your friends and they are not on your side. They have one goal in mind when they speak with you – to save themselves money and limit what they pay you. After suffering serious injuries through no fault of your own, don’t be a victim twice.

When you become our client, you never have to deal with the insurance company again. As your personal injury lawyer, we want you to focus on your recovery while we take on the burden of dealing with the insurance company.


Insurance carriers know which lawyers will look to settle early and which lawyers are willing to go to trial. We have built a reputation of success by investigating, preparing and litigating our cases aggressively. Insurance carriers know we are prepared to take a case to trial if they are not willing to make a fair offer.


What Sets Us Apart

We’re Not Your Typical NYC Law Firm

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Many firms take too many cases and settle too quickly. We limit the number of cases we accept. Fewer cases means more time for each client which translates to better service, bigger settlements and larger verdicts.

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Some firms practice multiple areas of law. Personal injury is our only practice. We are solely committed to helping injured New Yorkers get their lives back on track.

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Results & Reputation

Our commitment to excellence has been recognized nationally, locally and by peers with numerous honors and awards. We are proud of this recognition because it represents our dedication and service to our clients.

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We believe you deserve to understand your legal situation without having to pay for it. We offer free books and videos that provide information to assist you with your case whether you hire us or not.

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We communicate with you regularly via phone, e-mail, text messages and in-person meetings. You will always speak to the attorney who is handling your case.

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Honesty & Integrity

We believe our clients deserve a partner they can trust. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and explain any issues that could impact your claim. Brian takes pride in being the attorney that our clients can trust and depend on.

What Our Clients Say

“In difficult times, it can be hard to know where to start in finding a (great) lawyer. I was lucky...

- Marissa M.

“Brian did an amazing job with my case! I would definitely give him 5 stars and Highly recommend him”

- Carolyn A.

“I highly recommend Brian J. O’Connor to anyone looking for a hardworking and caring personal injury attorney. After being disappointed...

- John M.

“I made an appointment with Mr. O’Connor and we just hit it off from the beginning. He was very professional....

- Mike

“If you want an honest, knowledgeable, trustworthy, friendly, and helpful law firm to represent you, look no further than Brian...

- Joe P.

“Mr. O’Connor represented my daughter in a lawsuit where she was injured as a very small child. He was wonderful...

- Amy Z.

“He is an amazing person and an amazing lawyer. He is really on top of things and very understanding. I...

- N.E.

Brian O’Connor handled a recent case for my family and did an excellent job managing it to completion. He was...

- Stephen S

When my car was rear ended, I was advised to contact Brian O’Connor. I did so, and was pleased by...

- AC

Attorney Brian O’Connor handled a personal injury case for my family in the most professional manner. He listened to what...

- George D.

It was a pleasure to have The O’ Connor Firm take my case. When Mr Bryan O’ Connor became my...

- Luis M

I met Mr. O’connor a week after my serious injury and emergency surgery. He came to my home, took his...

- DJ

When I got injured and needed a lawyer, I was not sure how to proceed. I met with Brian O’Connor...

- AC

Brian O’Connor handled my case thoroughly and showed compassion and determination when I was getting frustrated with the lengthy process....

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Mr O’Connor is a wonderful man, he is a man of his word . Mr O’Connor handle every situation with...

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You’ve Got Questions.
We’ve Got Answers.

What Happens During A Free Initial Consultation?

During a free initial consultation you will meet one-on-one with attorney Brian O’Connor to discuss the details of your accident and your injuries. This is also an opportunity for you to ask us questions about your case, learn about your legal rights and options and find out how we can help you… Read More

How Much Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

When you work with The O’Connor Law Firm, you pay us nothing up front. We will handle your case on a “contingency” basis – this means that any fee recovered is contingent on getting you compensation by settlement or verdict. You do not pay us anything until and unless we win your case by settlement or at trial… Read More

How Long Will My Case Take To Settle?

The answer is “it depends” because each client’s case is different; it is not a simple answer. While some injury victims may wish for their cases to settle quickly, this is not usually the best decision, especially if your injuries are serious. Depending on the extent of your injuries, length of medical care, and liability issues, an injury case can take a few months to a few years. Explaining these factors will help you understand why the process can take longer than you may expect… Read More

What Is My Case Worth?

There is no magic formula that can be used to calculate the value of your case at such an early stage. The truth is the value of any case is dependent on multiple factors that can vary from case to case and client to client. Some of these factors include liability, extent of your injuries and medical care, insurance coverage, your age and your ability to return to work. As a case progresses and these factors become clearer, an attorney can provide more meaningful guidance on the value of your case… Read More

Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?

Who pays your medical bills depends on your specific type of accident; depending on if you were involved in a vehicle accident, work-related accident or premises accident there are different insurance coverages we can pursue for your compensation… Read More

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Don’t let an accident overwhelm you or anxiety get the best of you. One click of a mouse or a quick phone call can start the process to getting your life back on track. We will provide the guidance you need and the peace of mind you deserve. Let us take on the legal burden so that you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today by filling out our contact form or by calling us at 212-566-4868 or 718-948-3500.

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