If you wish to speak to a personal injury lawyer in NY 10454, then all you need do is contact our law office. We offer professional legal assistance to victims who have sustained injuries from accidents caused by the irresponsible actions of other parties.
We are here to help
Our team of personal injury lawyers is well-seasoned and highly-skilled in representing injured victims of personal injury. We have over the years worked with a plethora of clients all over New York and have successfully won millions for them. And we hope to do same for you. When you work with us, be assured that you are going to be treated with understanding and empathy, and that you are going to receive the relief you seek.
We can carry out mediation with the insurance company in question, out-of-court settlement with your injurer, or represent you in court as the case demands. You would only be asked for payment when we have successfully obtained compensation for you.
So, are you living around Bronx County, New York, 10454? Call us today for a free case evaluation.
Types of personal injury cases
There are so many types of personal injury cases. The ones most common in NYC include:
- Automobile accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Nursing home negligence
- Child-care negligence.
Kinds of injuries that are usually filed as personal injury
Severe injuries which would lead to personal injury claim includes
- Loss of life
- Loss of pregnancy
- Head injury/Brain damage
- Neural damage
- Permanent or temporary disability for up to 90 days
- and similar cases
It is important to understand that not just any kind of injury can be filed to court. Some injuries can be minor. Especially for car accident cases in which the injury is a minor one, New York invokes the No-fault law which mandates that the injury and medical bills be covered by the car insurance irrespective of who was at fault for the accident.
Critical points required to prove your case
For you to be seen as deserving of compensation, four points must be proven by your attorney to the jury:
- Duty of care. Everyone has a civil duty to regard the safety of their fellow human and not put them in the way of harm. For example a driver is expected to focus on the road and not over speed in order not to hit and injury a pedestrian seriously. As your attorney, we would have to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care.
- Breach of duty. We would also have to prove that the defendant did not live up to their duty to you and therefore exposed you to harm.
- Causation. It should be evident that it was their action or inaction which led to the accident.
- Injury. Lastly, it must be seen that there is actual damage done to your body or physiology due to that accident.
In New York, faults are analyzed. It is understood that sometimes, not only one party may be at fault in an accident. The driver may have been drunk and over-speeding, but you also may have been tapping on your phone or put on headphones so could not hear the oncoming vehicle. This puts the fault of your injury on both yourself and the driver. It could also be that another vehicle had confused the driver into coming your way. It would therefore be unjust to compel the driver to pay the full amount when they are not completely to blame.
The court normally appoints certain personnel to analyze the degree of fault of each party without bias. If you as the victim were found to have a certain percentage of fault, that percentage would be deducted from the actual amount of money you would have received.
Statute of limitations
The maximum amount of time allowed for you to file a personal injury claim is 3 years from the date of the incident. After this time, you would no longer be allowed to do so. Note that 3 years is only the maximum, and some cases have a less time window. As soon as you or your loved one has gotten some treatment, do ensure you contact a New York personal injury lawyer near you 10454.
Get the justice you deserve
It is traumatizing to suffer pains which may even live with you for a lifetime, such as disfiguration or disability. For the standard and quality of life lost, you deserve to be compensated fully. Your injurer has to pay for their misconduct to make them more careful in the future. Let us help you get justice. Call us today.