At our New York-based law firm, our personal injury attorneys are reputable for handling personal injury cases for victims who have been harmed as a result of the wrongful actions of others, and obtaining the maximum monetary compensation that is due them. Accidents happen each day in New York that may prove life-threatening or alter the appearance and/or physiology of the victim. Some of these accidents are as a result of carelessness on the part of someone else, and the victim may suffer for it for the rest of their life. We understand how much it means to be on the receiving end of another person’s mistake, and that is why we muster all our energy to the far reaches of civil law to ensure our clients obtain the relief they deserve.
Regardless of what Borough you live in, our New York personal injury attorneys are within reach. Simply put a call through to our office to schedule a free consultation in order to discuss the full details of your case.
Common personal injury cases we have handled
Our law firm is fully capacitated with expert attorneys who have practiced for years in New York. Our personal injury attorneys are highly specialized in New York personal injury law, and have handled various cases involving:
- Automobile accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Child-care negligence
- Assault and battery
- Elder abuse
- Defective products
- And lots more.
Important things to know about personal injury law in New York
Before a personal injury lawsuit can be recognized in a New York civil court, there are certain things that must be proven or identified according to New York personal injury statutes. It must be clearly proven that the claimant has obtained injury due to the direct or indirect misconduct of another party or parties.
Depending on the type of injury sustained, the laws also guide when and how the case should be filed. It is important discussing your case with a personal injury lawyer to better understand the extents of the law as regards your particular injury. However, the section below throws light on some basic cases.
If as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian you get hit by another automobile and hence sustain injury, the New York “no-fault” law is invoked. This law states that for such an accident as described above, the injured party will be covered by the insurance on the vehicle regardless of who was responsible for the accident. The extent of the coverage of the automobile’s insurance policy will be duly used to make compensation for your medical bills, etc.
However, there are often cases in which the severity of your injuries goes beyond the limit of the insurance policy. Such injuries include loss of life, miscarriage, physiological impairment, disfiguration, and loss of limb. You can then sue for damages.
There are also cases in which the victim is obviously equally, more or less at fault as the defendant. But so long injuries are sustained and the other party was partly at fault, the victim is entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation will be determined by the extent of the victim’s fault. For example, if the compensation is supposed to be $100,000 and the victim is proven to be 30% at fault, then he or she is only entitled to $70,000.
You may have lost a dear one due to the misconduct of another party and so wish to sue. We understand how trying such grief can be, and so we do our possible best to ensure you get adequate monetary compensation to help you through.
Proving a Personal Injury Case
As have been said, for a personal injury case to hold, it must be proven that the defendant is at fault for the injury. This fault is given by the fact that every person is bound by a civil obligation to act in a way that does not put another party in the way of harm. When a person’s actions or inaction lead directly or indirectly to harm upon another, it means that person has breached their civil obligation, and therefore liable to the law.
There is often so much emotional trauma involved with personal injury cases. With this insight, we treat our clients with empathy, relating with them on a personal level to better understand their situation and help them seek relief. Regardless of the status of who you are suing, be it a high-profile corporation, we will ensure that your rights are protected by law and that your injurer pay for their misconduct. Simply give us a call today.