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Albany NY Personal Injury Lawyer

I represent injured victims who have been involved in car accidents, medical malpractice, and other acts of negligence. I also represent select commercial litigation clients seeking to be compensated for business or economic losses. Often this means trying cases to verdict. I also, however, seek to understand my clients and their needs so that I can solve their legal problems in a way that most benefits them.

I keep my case load to a minimum so that I can devote the proper amount of attention to each client. This is, and has been my practice for most of my career.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Facebook ReviewerKen Battige

Patrick is an extremely dedicated, talented, and driven attorney. Easy to work with, personable, responsive, and the author of several legal books, he’s the legal counsel you need on your side.

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Facebook ReviewerChristopher N. Luhn

I've known "Pat" for over 20 years and have worked with him on cases, as well. He is talented, honorable, and hard-working -- in short, everything you'd want in a lawyer.

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Facebook ReviewerLaurie Labriola-Reedy

Patrick is not only an exceptional lawyer, but a very down to earth and caring individual. He not only cares about your case, but you on a personal level as well. It's unfortunate we met under such circumstances, but we will be forever connected for what he has done for my daughter and our family, their will always be a connection!

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, throughout such a horrific time in our lives, things I could not contend with, nor thought of at the time, were handled in a remarkable way. With much gratitude and thanks!

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New York Personal Injury Practice Areas

Car Crashes

How we can help you recover after being injured by a negligent driver.

Truck Accidents

Trucking insurance companies are difficult to deal with, and are not on your side.

Medical Malpractice

Answers to your questions about medical malpractice and how we can help.

Construction Accidents

Construction accident injuries can be complex and involve multiple parties.

Can You Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?

At The Law Offices of Patrick J. Higgins, PLLC, we represent injury victims on a contingency fee basis.

We do not charge attorney fees unless and until we obtain compensation for your injuries. If we do succeed in getting you compensation, our fee will only be a percentage of your total recovery.

We are also able to advance the costs of investigation and litigation in most cases. And your initial consultation is always free.

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Serving Injured Victims in New York

I opened my law practice in May 2018 to continue representing people injured by the negligence of others, and to help victims of medical malpractice. After practicing in firm settings over 32 years, it was time to serve clients the way I thought it should be done. This means to me taking fewer cases and spending more time on those cases. It also means forging close relationships with the clients that I am privileged to represent, visiting them in their houses, communicating regularly with them, returning their calls, and understanding their cases and losses at a deeper level.

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New York State Bar Contributions

Learn more about how Patrick J. Higgins has helped other injury attorneys through his publications, seminars and speaking for the New York State Bar Association.

2022- Author of the New York State Bar Association’s Practical Skill Series Book

For the past 19 years, Patrick J. Higgins has written the New York State Bar Association’s Practical Skill Series book on “Representing the Personal Injury Plaintiff in New York” published and available for purchase from the New York State Bar Association. Updated by Mr. Higgins each year, Mr. Higgins has recently finished the updates for the upcoming 2022 publication.

2021 - Personal Injury Treatise - Editor in Chief and Contributing Author

Patrick J. Higgins is the editor in chief and contributing author to the “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Action in New York State” a two volume, 43 Chapter treatise, published by the New York State Bar Association. Geared to help and educate plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys, the treatise covers all topics related to representing an injured person, from managing liens to preparing for and trying a case. Published in 2012, and updated in 2014, Mr. Higgins and the contributing authors recently completed the Second Edition of the Treatise, published in late 2021.

Chair and Speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s Statewide Seminar on Personal Injury Cases

Patrick J. Higgins has been the state wide chair and speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s statewide seminar for lawyers called “Handling Tough Issues in Plaintiff’s personal injury litigation” since 2013. Last held in 2019 across New York State in New York City, Long Island, Albany, Rochester and Buffalo, this seminar teaches and helps plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers master the more difficult parts of representing injured persons.

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