Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer
It’s an unfortunate thing, but accidents that cause injuries are a daily occurrence in a city the size of New York City. Many of the people injured in these accidents will have been hurt through no fault of their own, but will have medical expenses and property damage all the same. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else, you need a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.
While it is easy to have an accident and be injured, in order to receive compensation, your injuries must have been caused by the negligence of another person, a business, or a government entity. If you are unsure whether yours qualifies or don’t know what can be included in your lawsuit, schedule a free consultation so we can help you explore your legal options.
Common Personal Injuries in Brooklyn
Speak with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer from our office about all of your injuries, whether they seem significant or not. Even small ones may qualify you for compensation. Some of the more common personal injuries are as follows:
- Spinal and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as concussions and contusions
- Emotional trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety
Traumatic brain injuries are far too common with 1.7 million people suffering such an injury each year. This is a serious condition, requiring immediate medical attention. Over 30 percent of all injury-related deaths are due to TBI, making it critical to receive the proper level of care.
Even if your injury wasn’t listed above, a Brooklyn personal injury attorney from our firm can help you seek compensation all the same.
Causes of Brooklyn Personal Injury Accidents
Anytime you are in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence—whether that of an individual, business, or government entity—you can file a lawsuit to seek financial compensation. Some of the more common types of accidents are listed below:
- Defective Products – If, for example, a product you purchased exploded, did not function properly, or proved to be hazardous to your health, you may have suffered an injury due to the negligence of the product manufacturer’s faulty design or manufacturing process. These are commonly referred to as product liability cases.
- Car Accidents – A leading cause of personal injury claims, car accidents can lead to devastating injuries that range from minor bruising to the need for emergency surgery.
- Slip-and-Fall Accidents – If you fell because a property owner or business did not take care of their premises, clean up messes, or keep the grounds in good condition, they could be liable for any injuries resulting from your fall.
- Workplace and Construction Injuries – Although workplace injuries generally fall under workers compensation laws, there are some cases where you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if you were injured because your safety equipment did not function properly, you could have a separate claim against the manufacturer of that product.
To find out if your accident entitles you to file a lawsuit, call our office and speak with an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Time
Personal injury lawsuits in New York must be filed within three years of the date of the injury. If you don’t file within the time constraints provided by the statute of limitations, you risk having your case thrown out of court.
Always consult a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer from our office anytime you are injured due to the negligence of another. It takes time to collect evidence and build a case, so getting started on yours as soon as possible is important.
Getting More for Your Personal Injury
Your Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can help you receive compensation for any expenses or damages that result from your accident:
- Medical bills (both current and future)
- Rehabilitation or therapy expenses
- Cost of transportation
- Money to replace or repair your property
- Cost to remodel your home or to accommodate your injuries
- Expenses related to hiring caregivers
- Wages and income you have lost by not being able to work
By examining all of the areas in which your injuries have impacted your life, we can ensure that your final settlement amount factors in everything you are entitled to.
Filing a Lawsuit Opens the Door to Negotiations
Filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean that you will have to go to court. Very often, the insurance company will be open to negotiating and settling your case once they see that you have hired a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer and are willing to go in front of a judge.
We will handle the negotiations for you, and if they agree to our terms, there will be no need for you to proceed to court. However, if they refuse to pay compensation for some of your expenses, the best way to recover damages and receive the best settlement possible will be to go to trial.
We can represent you throughout this entire process regardless of whether your case settles in or out of court.
Thinking About Your Personal Injury Long Term
One mistake that many people make is settling their case too quickly. You need to be certain of the extent of your injuries, what it will take to recover, and the costs associated with those injuries over the long term.
Your Brooklyn personal injury lawyer will speak with your doctor to determine how long your injuries will take to recover from, what the medical expenses are likely to be, and if your injuries will result in a permanent disability. Of the 160,000 New Yorkers injured in car accidents in 2014, at least 9.6 percent of them sustained serious or long-term injuries.
If your injury results in a disability, not only should this be accounted for in your settlement, but you may also qualify for disability benefits. The qualification process presents its own challenges, and a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you through this process as well.
Brooklyn Personal Injury FAQ
After suffering an injury, it’s normal to have questions about how to proceed. Below are answers to some of the most common questions we receive. If you don’t see yours, please call our office and speak with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer.
What if my injury wasn’t diagnosed until after the statute of limitations expired?
If you suffered a delayed injury and weren’t properly diagnosed until after the statute of limitations was exceeded, you might still be able to successfully file suit. In delayed injury cases, the time frame begins once the diagnosis is made rather than the date of the injury.
Can I sue for the pain and suffering caused by my injury?
Yes. Noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and decreased quality of life should all be included in your financial settlement.
What if I was hurt by dangerous conditions on someone else’s property?
You may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. Property owners have a legal duty to keep their grounds safe for visitors. Depending on your reason for being on the property, this duty may have included you.
Speak with a Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney
Don’t settle for working with an inexperienced attorney when you can work with a respected New York City law firm with decades of combined experience. Many other law firms will put a new associate on your case, even if you speak with a partner initially. You won’t get that here. A partner will manage your case the entire time, which means that you will benefit from our vast experience and knowledge.
Get help from a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP by filling out the form below or calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462). Don’t be a victim twice—put us to work on your case today!