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NYC Accident Lawyer
Accidents that cause injuries come in many different types, but the damages and losses they cause can all be compensated when someone else was at fault. Find out if you have a case by speaking with an NYC accident lawyer.
You can file a personal injury lawsuit against another person, a business, or a government entity if they caused you harm. While most people think of hiring an NYC accident lawyer after a car accident, Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP represents people who have suffered injuries in all types of accidents.
To find out if you have grounds for a case and how much compensation to expect, call our office. You can also read through the examples below for additional information on your accident type.
Car, Semi-Truck, and Motorcycle Collisions
Every NYC accident lawyer in our office has extensive experience representing people injured in motor vehicle crashes. The process for building a compelling case for compensation is the same regardless of whether it was a passenger car, commercial truck, or motorcycle accident.
The key is that someone else must be negligent in order to file a personal injury claim, and we need to gather evidence to prove it. This is done using accident reports, pictures, witness testimony, and so on.
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
The elderly are at greater risk for being injured, and nursing homes are sometimes to blame. While much of the staff in these facilities care a great deal about their patients, others are completely negligent and fail to provide adequate care. This can lead to any of the following:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Medication overdoses and other prescription errors
- Bed sores
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
Premises Liability Accidents
Some of the more complicated accident cases involve premises liability, such as slip-and-falls and dog bites. This is because so many different factors must be proven in order for you to receive compensation:
- You need to be injured and have suffered actual harm.
- You must have been injured somewhere other than your own property.
- The property owner must have been or should have been aware of the danger and failed to fix it.
For example, if you fell while walking down the stairs at an apartment building, it needs to have been because of a maintenance issue and not due to being off-balance. A loose railing would be a maintenance problem, as would rotten stairs.
If your NYC accident lawyer can prove negligence, you will have a strong case and are likely to receive compensation.
Bus and Train Accidents
Getting injured while riding on a bus or train entitles you to file a personal injury lawsuit. We need to determine fault prior to filing to ensure that all negligent parties are named in your claim. For example, if you were hurt on a bus that was hit by another driver, the other driver should be named in the lawsuit.
It is important to note that when injured on a public transportation bus or train, a government entity is likely to blame. In this case, the statute of limitations is shorter than normal, and there is a specific process that must be followed in order to make a claim for compensation. This makes hiring an NYC accident lawyer important.
Too many New Yorkers are injured as pedestrians. Drivers are often too aggressive or distracted to notice people walking across the street, which leads to many serious accidents every year. Regardless of how loud the driver might protest, as a pedestrian, you are probably the victim and deserving of compensation.
The driver should be fully insured, and their insurance company should pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and how your life has been impacted by the accident. Don’t let yourself be intimidated, and instead hire your own NYC accident lawyer to protect your rights.
If a defective product of any sort has left you injured, you could have grounds to seek compensation through a product liability claim. In these cases, it’s critical that we prove where the defect occurred and how it was linked to your illness or injury.
For example, a defective drug could be dangerous because of an error that occurred in design, manufacturing, shipping, or retail. Your NYC accident lawyer will need to identify where in the process the problem occurred and who was responsible for it.
Construction and Workplace Accidents
Even if you were hurt in an on-the-job accident, whether in the office or at a construction site, you might still be able to seek damages through a personal injury claim. While these incidents are often limited to workers compensation, there are also scenarios that could qualify you to seek full compensation.
If a negligent third party was responsible, your employer doesn’t carry workers comp insurance, your employer or a coworker were willfully negligent, or toxic exposure was involved, you might have grounds for a personal injury case.
Get the Full Value of Your Accident Claim
Once we have established that someone else was negligent for your accident, it is time to focus on what your claim is worth. There are several types of damages you might qualify for: economic, non-economic, and punitive. Economic is the most common because it pays for tangible expenses:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Transportation expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Caregiver expenses
Your NYC accident lawyer will also ask for non-economic damages so that you get money for your pain and suffering and lost quality of life. This is important because the money goes directly to you and not toward paying expenses you never would have had if you hadn’t been injured.
If the other party acted recklessly or purposefully negligent, you might also receive punitive damages to punish them.
Speak with a New York City Accident Lawyer
To find out if you have a case and what it might be worth, speak with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. We can protect your rights and help you get the full compensation that you are entitled to.
Scheduling an appointment for a free consultation with an NYC accident lawyer is as easy as calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or completing the contact form below.