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Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP

More Than $650 Million Recovered
For Our Clients

We are a premier personal injury firm focused on delivering results for our clients in the
greater New York City area.

Get Maximum Compensation
For Your Accident

We aggressively represent victims of motor vehicle accidents. Our lawyers fight the insurance
companies for your full damages.

A Strong Track Record
In A Wide Range Of Cases

Our trial lawyers have successfully sued landlords, businesses, manufacturers, employers,
nursing homes, hospitals and government entities.

Small Firm Attention,
But Big Firm Results

Our attorneys are friendly and accessible to you. But they are all business in the pursuit of
your full and fair injury compensation.

We Can Help Right Away

You can reach us 24/7, including weekends. We can also come to you.
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NYC Personal Injury Attorney

After a serious injury or accident, you want to know that you will be taken care of. We deal with the insurance companies for you. Our teams assist you every step of the way. With offices in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut, we are available to help 24/7. Our staff speaks five languages.

At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, the NYC personal injury attorney office you work directly with the partners of the firm — proven trial lawyers who have secured multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and settlements. Whether your case is big or small, we work hard and fight hard to get the full compensation you deserve.

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Our Awards and Accolades

A team built to help you.

Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP is a leader in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. With over 95 years of legal experience, our attorneys have handled car crashes, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, construction injuries, medical malpractice, unsafe property, dangerous products, and lawsuits for assaults and sexual harassment.

Matthew Sakkas represented families devastated by the World Trade Center bombing. Adam Cahn experienced a serious personal injury in his own life. Mitchel Weiss has won notable trial and appellate victories. The insights and experience of our lawyers, backed by a strong and caring support staff, create the advantage you need to get a good result.

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Mitchel E. Weiss
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Hear it from our clients

The amount of money you got my family changed our life. You are a rare breed in that you really care. I will recommend you to anyone who asks me for an attorney until the day I die. If you ever need anything please call. You are always welcome in our lives.

Your Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney in NYC

If you have experienced any pain, distress, decreased quality of life, costs, or any other negative effects as the result of a personal injury, we’re here to make sure the justice system works for you.

We deal with a enormous range of personal injury cases, so whatever kind of accident or incident you’ve been through, there’s an experienced personal injury lawyer here to listen and help.

Car Accidents

If you’ve been involved in a car accident – or any other kind of vehicle accident – the fallout can be catastrophic. First, there’s making sure any injuries you’ve sustained are dealt with correctly and promptly. Then, there are material losses to consider – a task that’s especially difficult when you’re dealing with an insurance company.

Of course, there are also ongoing psychological factors to think about. Even a minor accident can be extremely traumatic.

Our dedicated personal injury attorneys understand the complexities of a motor vehicle accident – so we’re perfectly placed to support you towards a full recovery, no matter who was at fault.

Legal Malpractice

Not all NYC personal injury attorneys operate to our extremely high standards. If you’ve trusted a personal injury law firm to represent you and you feel like mistakes were made, we’ll use our expert knowledge to put things right.

Has your New York personal injury lawyer missed a statute of limitations deadline? Perhaps they’re displaying inaptitude of unethical behaviour? Maybe they’re decided to hike your fees with no discussion? Are they talking about your case with others or making decisions on your behalf?

If something just doesn’t feel right, it’s a good idea to seek legal assistance from a firm who you can trust to take an objective look at your situation.

Premises Liability

If you’ve been given permission to enter or be on a premises of any kind, the property owner has a responsibility to make sure you’re safe. This could be a residential home owner – or even the company in charge of maintenance of a public space.

Unfortunately though, accidents happen – and these accidents can result in physical injuries and on-going medical problems.

From apartment accidents, dog attacks, and elevator accidents through to fires, explosions, exposure to chemicals, slips and trips, and even inadequate security – we’ll pursue every personal injury claim to make sure you’re fairly compensated if something has happened.

Medical Malpractice

The idea of bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit can feel extremely intimidating. As one person against a team of medical professionals and insurance company attorneys, you might feel like the odds are stacked against you.

This is exactly why you need an experienced and highly focused law firm on your side. If you’ve got a personal injury case, we’re in your corner every step of the way. We’ll make sure the justice system works for you – not against you.

We can’t correct a medical professional’s mistakes – but we can make sure you get the justice and financial compensation you deserve.

Construction Site Accidents

You don’t have to look far in New York to see large scale construction taking place – it’s an industry worth billions of dollars in the city every year. The trouble is, even with big budgets, firms and individuals can take dangerous shortcuts.

From faulty machinery and scaffolding, through to negligence, falling objects, and even poorly secured old buildings – New York City construction sites can be extremely dangerous places to be.

If you’ve been injured on a construction site, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through your rights. Even if you feel like you are partly to blame – or you don’t have the correct documentation, we’ll fight for you.

Sexual Harassment

At first glance, sexual harassment might not look like something personal injury lawyers would deal with – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’ve received any kind of unwanted attention, you’ll know it can lead to extreme emotional distress, physical symptoms, and significant medical expenses.

We appreciate that sexual harassment cases and similar legal issues can be difficult for the victim to talk about – but we work especially hard to make sure you’re surrounded by a safe attorney-client relationship where the issue can be talked about in absolute confidence.

No matter who you are or what the circumstances are, we firmly believe you shouldn’t have to put up with any intrusion of this kind. You deserve the best personal injury lawyers on your side.

Child Injuries

As parents, we understand the emotions involved when a child is injured – and we passionately work towards getting justice whenever an child of any age comes to any kind of harm.

Dealing with an injured child is different to representing an injured adult. There are different timelines involved, some adult input needed, different rules around testifying, and special rules around settlement decisions. What’s more, parents or guardians can also claim for time away from work dealing with the case.

We understand all of these differences – and we understand how to delicately and compassionately communicate with children for the best possible outcome.

Why choose Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss?

You probably already realise that there are lots of personal injury lawyers here in New York City – so why put your trust in our team?

The truth is, we look beyond the legal process of a personal injury lawsuit and see the real people we deal with. Accident victims, people struggling with medical bills, people who need to get back to work and support their families. This is reflected in the kind of care and attention you get when you work with us – and it’s something we believe sets us apart from other law firms.

Your Case Is Our Priority

Whether you’re talking to us about a huge class-action lawsuit or a small personal injury matter, you’ll get the exact same level of attention and expert service from our personal injury attorneys.

We’re proud to deal with every one of our clients with the same eye for detail and compassionate support.


Because your case is likely to be one of the biggest factors in your life. As such, it doesn’t matter what other legal action other people have going on – you want and deserve justice. From your initial free legal consultation right through to an end result, we’ll do everything we can to pursue compensation and get that justice for you.

We Speak Five Languages

New York is a bustling multi-cultural city – and our personal injury lawyers reflect that.

At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP we speak 5 languages – but we understand that language sometimes doesn’t go quite far enough. Different people bring different cultures to the city – so we strive to understand your background, culture and how that could impact your case.

Who Are We?

When you look for a personal injury lawyers, we know you’re not clicking on the ‘about us’ page just to carefully study our partners’ qualifications – you want an answer to one simple question:

“Are these people I can trust to fight for me?”

Every law firm in the country will tell you they’re the best personal injury lawyers for you – but we prefer to let you judge for yourself:

Adam D. Cahn

With almost 30 years of personal injury law experience, there are few attorneys in the field that boast Adam D. Cahn’s depth of knowledge at all levels of state and federal practice. Attorney Cahn has recovered more than $250 million on behalf of his clients through verdicts, mediations, arbitrations and settlements.

Attorney Cahn isn’t just respected by clients because of his passionate advocacy, he also lectures in the field of trial advocacy and is regularly sought by New York City newspapers, television, and radio stations for his extensive knowledge in this field.

You can click here to explore Mr Cahn’s extensive knowledge and accolades.

Matthew Sakkas

Attorney Sakkas’ career has spanned nearly 30 years – and in that time, he’s represented both plaintiff and defense in personal injury cases. This offers a depth of knowledge that many New York personal injury lawyers just can’t match – a detailed understanding of what’s happening on both sides of a case.

As a long-standing member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, New York County Lawyers’ Association and the American Association for Justice – Mr Sakkas volunteered his services to advocate for families of the 9/11 victims through the Trial Lawyers Care initiative – successfully representing the family of a woman who died in the attack on the North Tower.

You can click here to explore Attoney’s Sakkas’ impressive accolades and experience.

Mitchel E. Weiss

For nearly 35 years, Mitchel Ephraim Weiss has handled a huge variety of personal injury cases – from medical malpractice to car accidents and workplace injuries. Through this time, he has successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of the clients and firm he has represented.

It’s not just clients that appreciate Attorney Weiss’ eye for detail and expertise though – he’s also established an exemplary reputation among his legal community peers and is now recognised as one of the leading minds in No-Fault and the Serious Threshold Law.

You can click here to read more about Mitchel Weiss, his accolades, and outstanding experience.

What do our accolades mean to you?

When you explore different personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers, you’ll sometimes see different awards and accolades listed on their sites.

The team here at Sakkas, Cahn, and Weiss have an outstanding array for accolades – but it begs the question – what do all these achievements really mean to you, a personal injury client?

Put simply, almost all these accolades can only earned by an attorney that has been in practice for a number of years and obtained excellent results. In many cases, they require proof that certain verdicts and settlements have been achieved and certain standards have been met or exceeded.

So, when you scan through the list of accolades held by our attorneys or our law firm as a whole, you know you’re dealing with people who:

  • understand what it takes to secure multi-million dollar results from medical malpractice, car accident, wrongful death, and other personal injury claims
  • upholds very high ethical standards
  • regularly takes cases to trial and wins
  • commands the respect of other legal professionals

Our firm’s and attorneys’ recognitions include:

  • Inclusion in Super Lawyers
  • Lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • New York Law Journal’s Top New York Verdicts
  • Member of Montclair’s Who’s Who Among Law Professionals
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Newsweek 20 Leaders Showcase Personal Injury 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers

What will happen at your initial consultation?

Whether you’re meeting us in person or connecting through a video call, we understand that sitting down with attorneys can sometimes feel intimidating.

Please don’t worry though – we’ll do everything we can to put you at ease. Whether it takes 10 minutes or an hour to listen to your situation, that’s exactly what we’ll do. What’s more, when it’s our turn to talk, we’ll make sure we never use confusing legal jargon.

We always try to make sure you talk with an actual attorney – but when you do, you’ll be meeting together as real people – not just a case-number for a busy law firm.

Your initial consultation doesn’t cost you anything, and we have offices in Manhattan, New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut – so w’ell meet you wherever is convenient.

When you talk to us here at Sakkas, Cahn, and Weiss, you’ll never be relegated to a case manager or passed around between dozens of staff members. We’re proud of our exceptional attorney/client relationship – so when you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen.

How Much is Representation from Sakkas, Cahn, and Weiss, LLP?

It’s natural to worry about whether or not your can afford the best possible personal injury lawyer – after all, TVs and movies will have you believe that the best attorneys all receive huge monthly retainers.

In reality, the best personal injury attorneys don’t work like this. We’ll review your case completely free of charge, then we’ll work without charge until your case settles.

Right now, we realise you’ve probably got medical bills and other life expenses to find – so we don’t expect you to suddenly be able to find the money for a legal professional too. Our work will be paid for when your case settles – and in the rare instance that it doesn’t, you won’t receive a bill for the work we’ve done.

“Can You Take Over My Personal Injury Case?”

When people hear from friends or family about the results we deliver and the kind of care we treat our clients with, they often want to know if they can switch law firm so we handle their personal injury case.

In short, the answer is yes. If you want someone else to represent you, you can switch lawyer at any time – and for any reason.

Typically, people who switch to Sakkas, Cahn, & Weiss have experienced similar treatment from their current personal injury lawyer:

  • No idea what is going on with your case
  • No contact or call-backs from your personal injury attorneys
  • An inexperienced personal injury lawyer is handling my case
  • I’m not getting the respect I feel I deserve
  • They want me to settle but I’m not happy

Do any of these situations sound familiar?

Unfortunately, we hear these kinds of issues from clients of other personal injury law firms all the time. If you feel like you’re being treated like a case number by supposed legal professionals, then it’s time to find a personal injury attorney that cares.

Switching personal injury lawyer is easy. In fact, we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. We’ll coordinate with your previous law firm and make sure we have everything we need to get you the justice you deserve.

It won’t cost you anything to change. You’ll get a free consultation here at Sakkas, Cahn, and Weiss and your legal fee with not increase.

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