About Our Firm

About Our Pedestrian Accident Law Firm

Philosophy Of The Firm

“My commitment to clients is to provide the best legal service possible in the field of personal injury. You may always be assured that you will be provided with an honest opinion as to the merits of your case as well as straight forward advice.” – Joel J. Turney

Firm Overview

We represent pedestrians injured in motor vehicle related accidents, pedestrians injured in sidewalk trip and fall related, pedestrians injured in snow and ice related slip and fall accidents; and pedestrians injured in the negligent maintenance of stairways, subway platforms, parks and other public areas. We handle bicycle accident cases in the five boroughs of New York City – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.

All consultations are without charge. The legal fee (standard one-third) is contingent upon recovery. In other words, if we don’t win or settle your case, there is no cost to you. This firm pays all expenses in the prosecution of the action. Despite the fact that the rules of attorney ethics require that the client remain responsible for expenses incurred, the Law Firm of Joel J. Turney has yet, in the many years of practice, to seek reimbursement from a client for expenses where there has been no recovery.

Our staff is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Interpreters are available for other languages as well.

We utilize a proprietary case management and filing system that significantly adds to the accuracy of presentation and efficiency in the litigation process. Clients are immediately informed when an offer of settlement is made during any part of a legal proceeding. Decisions about resolutions are in the sole discretion of the client. We will only offer advice (based upon years of experience in the field of accident-injury litigation).

Because there are many attorneys who represent the interests of plaintiffs in pedestrian-personal injury matters, this firm recognizes the responsibility and privilege of being chosen to handle your case and to represent your interests through-out the legal process.


Joel Turney spent his childhood in Marblehead, Massachusetts and later moved to Maine. He attended Kent’s Hill School (Class of 1983). He graduated from Skidmore College in 1988 earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He later attended William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota earning his Juris Doctorate in 1996. In the same year, he was admitted to the New York State Bar. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Southern District.

He has resided in Lower Manhattan since the 1990’s and is committed to New York City, always living and working the in the area. His thorough understanding of the Courts of New York City and the surrounding Boroughs assure clients of his ability to provide the best and most reliable representation possible.