An injury can lead to disfiguration or may even be life-threatening. If this is your case it is our duty as your legal representative to seek the maximum compensation that is proportionate to your losses. We understand how painful it is to be suffering due to someone else’s fault and for that reason we put all hands on deck to ensure that justice is obtained for our clients.
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Different kinds of injury and different kinds of accidents can lead to personal injury claims but it is also important to understand that it is not just any kind of injury or accident.
Here are the most common injury cases:
The vast majority of personal injury cases in the US stem from car accidents. Drivers are also expected to go at safe speeds and not drunk-drive. If they flout these rules, it means they had less regard for the safety of themselves and others and would be held liable for any accident they cause. Lots of road accidents happen daily and most times it is because a reckless driver did not follow some traffic rule. For instance, a driver is expected to look behind before reversing to avoid hitting a car or pedestrian behind.
Accidents in place of work.
A typical example of this is accident in a construction site. More than 45% cases of personal injury cases come from here. A construction company may fail to put warning signs on the road while carrying out a road work. The construction company can be sued for their negligence (not placing warning signs). It could be that the company failed to give personal protective equipment to the laborers, or that they were not warned about the hazards of the job.
Slips and falls
Property owners hold the civil obligation to keep their premises and facilities reasonably safe for those people who use the property. This is a duty of care, a factor which must be present in every personal injury case. If they fail to do so, probably they neglected removing water or snow from the premises, and so you slip, fall and broke a bone, you already have a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner.
Assault is a type of tort where one party physically attacks another. Here, the factor is not negligence but intention. The injurer’s purpose was to injure and this they succeeded in doing. Such a person may be indicted for a criminal offense. By New York law, assaults are defined as actual attacks rather than threats, and qualify as personal injury.
- If you had sustained serious injuries and believe your injuries were a direct or indirect result of someone’s unreasonable action or inaction, then you have a personal injury claim and are entitled to compensation. The amount would be to proportional to the injuries and liabilities you have been put into.
- Personal injury claims in New York are dealt with according to the State laws. For a personal injury claim to be recognized in a civil court in the state and for damages to be awarded, it must be proven to be in accordance with the laws. It must be proven that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care but neglected the duty, and that this led to an accident in which the plaintiff was harmed.
- Not every injury occurring on a property may pass as personal injury. The duty of care varies at each given situation and is not spelled out in the constitution. However, there are certain laws in the state guiding these things.
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