If you’ve been the victim of negligence, it’s important to consult an attorney in a timely manner. In every case a statute of limitations applies, so please contact us as soon as possible after an injury occurs to ensure that you may benefit from the full protections of the law.
Personal injury is defined as when an individual has been injured as a result of the negligence or fault of another person or organization. The most common types of personal injury claims are motor vehicle or other transit accidents, workplace accidents, construction site accidents, tripping accidents, assaults, accidents in the home, product liability, false arrest, police brutality and other civil rights violations. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents and negligence and conditions that are caused by exposure to chemicals or other unsafe conditions in the workplace.
We have an entire department devoted to help victims of medical malpractice. Most cases involve a doctor’s failure to properly treat a patient, properly diagnose a patient’s medical condition, or make a misdiagnosis or even a delayed diagnosis. But not every medical mistake is medical malpractice.
The circumstances unique to each case determine if there is evidence of malpractice. Remember that like all of us, doctors make mistakes; no one expects them to be perfect. Also, there are times when doctors do everything they’re supposed to do and a condition or disease goes undetected. Our attorneys will work diligently to investigate your case and get you compensation for your injury.
In a personal injury claim or lawsuit, the first step in proving negligence (or fault) is to establish that someone had a “duty of care” in the situation that gave rise to the injury. The injured person must show exactly how the accused party failed to meet that duty – in other words, how the defendant was at fault.
Few things are as devastating to a family as a birth injury. A birth injury is a brain or physical injury to an infant that occurs during the delivery process. Mistakes made by medical personnel that can cause a birth injury include:
- delaying or failing to recognize the need for a Caesarean Section
- failing to identify signs and symptoms of fetal distress
- failing to refer a woman with a high risk pregnancy to a specialist
- failing to take the proper steps to avoid premature delivery; and
- failing to act appropriately upon signs of oxygen deprivation
Our attorneys will work with you tirelessly to provide the support and advocacy you need during this difficult process, with the goal of winning compensation to provide for a lifetime of care.
Employers are held strictly liable for certain injuries incurred by workers on a job site. Most job site safety issues are related to the employer’s lack of basic managerial oversight and enforcement rather than worker negligence. In addition to winning significant monetary awards for clients who have been victims of workplace negligence and unsafe practices, our attorneys work diligently to keep laws in place that protect workers.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The most important way an experienced and articulate attorney can help you with your motor vehicle accident case is to be your advocate. We act on your behalf to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company or in court, if a lawsuit becomes necessary. Having dealt with all manner of claims and insurance companies, we will obtain the necessary evidence to support your claim. We will be your champion before the judge, jury and other attorneys, making sure that your side of the story is heard and that you are compensated for all of your losses.
If you are injured while lawfully on someone else’s property, the owner is liable for your injuries if the injury is the result of the property owner’s negligence. Premises liability includes slip/trip & fall situations, dog bites, or any other unsafe condition that results in an injury. Our experienced attorneys will provide the support and vigorous advocacy to obtain compensation for your injury.
New York State law allows that a family member who is also the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate can bring a wrongful death claim to court. Our attorneys will help you navigate the process and fight for the compensation that will help you rebuild your lives after such a loss.
Civil Rights Violations
From race discrimination to sexual harassment to fair housing rights violations, certain rights are protected under civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. If you believe that you have suffered as a result of a civil rights violation, it’s important to consult an experienced civil rights attorney. Civil rights violations can be complicated — including whether a “protected right” was indeed violated, which laws apply to the situation, whether you must first file a claim with the government before pursuing a private lawsuit, and where a lawsuit must be filed. Our attorneys will advocate vigorously for your rights.
Municipal Transit Accidents
If you get hurt while traveling on public transportation or by a public transportation vehicle such as a bus, train, or subway, you may be entitled to make a claim against the public transportation operator. Many states stipulate that these “common carriers” owe their passengers a higher degree of care to provide safe means and methods of transportation than is expected by the average person. The injured person must still prove, however, that the public transportation operator was negligent in order to win the case.
Police work carries with it a great risk of on-the-job injuries. Police officers injured on the job are entitled to reimbursement for the medical procedures and treatment that their injuries require, as well as compensation for any lost wages, future earnings and other damages that can affect the quality of their life and financial health. Our attorneys have represented countless police officers to successful settlements and verdicts.