If you suffered injuries in an accident, and someone else is legally responsible, you could have recourse and receive compensation for your damages.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, some of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits involve motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, faulty products, and slip and fall cases.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, and you are now unsure about your next best steps, consult with a New York personal injury lawyer for help. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now and let one of our team members help you determine whether you have a case: (800) 794-0444.
Personal Injury Cases
There are many types of personal injury cases. However, they all have one thing in common, which is that another party’s negligence caused the injury of the victim, also called the plaintiff. An accident by itself is not a personal injury case, unless you are able to prove that someone else is responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. Some of the cases we see in a personal injury practice are:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If another driver caused your accident and did not follow the rules of the road, was incapacitated, or in another way reckless or careless, you could hold them liable for your financial losses and your suffering with a personal injury case.
Slip and Fall Cases
Property owners should generally keep their premises safe of any hazards and dangerous conditions, and in a state of good repair. If you suffered injuries due to a dangerous condition such as uneven flooring or an unlit staircase, you may have a personal injury case.
If a medical provider made a serious mistake with your treatment and you suffered harm as a result, you may have a medical malpractice personal injury case. Medical malpractice can be a wrong diagnosis, wrong treatment, wrong aftercare, or any other medical mistakes.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
If a pet owner fails to control their pet, and the pet harms you, you may have a personal injury case. The number of dog attacks, as well as the costs from dog bite injuries, are on the rise nationally.
Product Liability CasesA product liability case can arise if you suffered injuries from a defective product or drug. Defective product cases can be due to a product’s design failures, a failure to warn (especially when it comes to drug side effects), or a manufacturing defect.
These are just some of the personal injury cases your New York personal injury lawyer can handle for you. Some additional cases we deal with are nursing home abuse and neglect, asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cases, and boating or aviation accidents, among others.
Personal Injury Compensation
Every personal injury case is different from the next, and it can be quite difficult to generalize about the amounts and types of compensation you could receive. Usually, a settlement would be higher for serious and permanent injuries, than a settlement for minor injuries. Generally, in a personal injury lawsuit, you could recover compensation for the following, among others:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses.
- Hospital stays.
- Physical therapy.
- Medical devices and accessories.
- A home health aide.
- Past, present, and future lost income.
- Repair or replacement of any property damage.
- Emotional anguish
- Physical pain and suffering
- Diminished life quality
If you suffered injuries in an accident that was not your fault, you should not have to deal with the financial losses and may have legal recourse. We understand that thinking about a lawsuit can seem overwhelming, especially if you are still healing from your injuries. However, you do not have to attempt this on your own, and help is available. Your New York personal injury lawyer can fight for your best interests and try to help you recover what is due to you. Call today for a free case evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer serving New York, call (800) 794-0444
Filing Deadlines for Personal Injury Cases
If you are considering taking a negligent party to account for your injuries and other financial losses, you should act as soon as possible after an accident. While the New York statute of limitations CPLR 214(5) generally allows you to file a lawsuit within three years starting on the day of your accident, we do not advise waiting until the last minute.
Building a case against a negligent party should start as soon as possible after an accident, when memory of the accident is still fresh in your mind as well as in any eyewitnesses’ minds. Collecting the necessary evidence to prove your claim such as accident reports, photographs, and medical reports will be easier when it is done right away. Your New York personal injury lawyer can help you collect the evidence needed to prove your claim.
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Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Fight for You
Personal injury cases can be challenging and may take time to settle. Do not wait too long and contact us as soon as you can with your personal injury case. We can help with all aspects of your claim, such as:
- Negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance
- Gathering the evidence to prove fault
- Gathering evidence of your damages and losses
- Calculating your present and future damages
- Fighting for you in court
- Negotiating a fair settlement for your present and future costs
Before accepting any insurance settlements, you should consult with a New York personal injury lawyer who can protect you. Insurances may offer low payouts which, if you accept them, could stop you from getting justice in court. Let us help you ensure that any settlement is in your best interests and you are not getting short-changed, and end up with unpaid medical bills in the future. If the accident was someone else’s fault, you should not be paying for your medical treatments and other expenses.
If you decide to work with us, you will not have to worry about paying our fees out of your own pocket, as we work on a “no win no fee” basis. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now for your free consultation to find out if you could receive compensation: (800) 794-0444.