NYC Personal Injury Lawyer
New York City isn’t like other cities, but people who are injured here face the same struggles as everyone else. For help as you recover, team up with an NYC injury lawyer.
NYC has more people in it than any other city in the United States. We also have higher population density than anywhere in the country. While both of those facts help make this place a world-class city, they also help explain why there are so many injuries here.
From public transit crashes to slip-and-fall incidents, the accidents we see in NYC are as diverse as the people here. The good news for injury victims who need compensation is that there’s one solution for almost all situations in which someone else caused your injury: File a personal injury claim to recover the compensation you deserve.
That sounds simple, but in almost all cases, it isn’t. You’re bound to face pushback from the person who hurt you, the insurance company, and other lawyers. That’s not to mention the fact that you’ll have to compile evidence, file complicated paperwork, and build a strong claim. And you’ll have to handle all that while you’re injured and trying to recover.
But it doesn’t have to be that hard—just ask our former clients. Make the process of pursuing compensation easier by working with an NYC personal injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.
How an NYC Injury Attorney Can Help
While there are many facets to filing a successful personal injury claim in NYC, the basics can be stated relatively simply: You have to have been hurt because of someone else’s negligent actions, and you have to be able to prove that the other party was actually negligent.
Of course, knowing how to go about proving negligence is a tall order for anyone who hasn’t done it before. That’s where an NYC accident injury lawyer can come in. We’ll use our in-depth knowledge and understanding of New York personal injury law to build you a bulletproof case.
Part of that process will include gathering evidence to help us identify how you were hurt, why your accident occurred, and who is at fault. We may obtain photos and video from the accident, interview witnesses, request police reports, and deal with the insurance company—all while you focus on recovering your former health.
Common Types of NYC Personal Injury Claims
More often than not, the first step in building a strong NYC personal injury claim is identifying and understanding the type of claim you’re dealing with. This information is vital to the success of your claim because it will, in most cases, point your attorney to who caused your injuries.
The following are some common types of personal injury claims we handle in NYC:
- Vehicle Crashes – Car accidents, 18-wheeler crashes, motorcycle wrecks, mass transit collisions, bike accidents, and other vehicle crash types fall under this category.
- Medical Malpractice – When doctors or other healthcare professionals fail to uphold the standards set by their profession, and injuries result, they can be sued in a medical malpractice claim.
- Injuries on Other People’s Property – Referred to as premises liability, this type of claim encompasses injuries on commercial and residential properties, including dog attacks, slip-and-fall accidents, and any other injury caused by the property owner’s negligence.
- Injuries Caused by Defective Products – Manufacturers have been known to put defective and dangerous products on the market. When those products, which often include electronics, medications, vehicles, and food items, hurt someone, the manufacturer can be sued in a product liability claim.
- Workplace Accidents – The construction industry seems particularly prone to injuries in NYC, but workers in all industries can pursue personal injury compensation for workplace accidents under certain circumstances.
The above is not a complete list. If you’re unsure of whether your accident warrants an injury claim, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer in NYC.
Injuries That Lead to NYC Personal Injury Suits
As your NYC accident injury attorney builds your claim, you will need to be able to describe your injuries and provide documentation proving them. The extent and type of your injuries will play a major role in determining how much compensation you’re owed.
The following are some common injuries we’ve seen in our clients:
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Lost limbs
- Damage to internal organs
- Facial scarring or other disfigurement
Recovering Maximum Compensation
The majority of our personal injury clients in NYC want to know one thing: how much compensation they’re entitled to. While we won’t be able to produce an exact number right off the bat, we will work with you to come up with a value that satisfies all of your accident-related needs now and in the future.
We’ll do that by assigning a value to each damage or hardship you have endured because of your accident. Damages can be broken down into two main types: economic and non-economic.
The following are some examples of economic damages you can pursue in NYC personal injury claims:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced future income
- Property damage
Non-economic damages differ from economic damages in that they do not have a direct financial value. Still, these hardships can create great stress and suffering in victims’ lives, and they warrant compensation. Below are some examples of non-economic damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
NYC Personal Injury FAQ
Below, we have outlined the basic answers to some common questions about NYC personal injury claims. For the answers to additional questions, please feel free to contact us.
What’s the deadline for filing a personal injury claim in New York?
The deadline for filing a claim, commonly referred to as the statute of limitations, is generally three years from the date of the incident. However, medical malpractice claims have a deadline of two years and six months, and claims against the government are cut off after three months.
Do I have to go to court if I file an NYC personal injury claim?
Because most personal injury claims settle before a trial becomes necessary, you won’t likely have to go to court. However, if the other side refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, you’ll be faced with the choice between accepting unfair compensation or going to court to pursue full and fair compensation.
If I was partially at fault for my accident, can I still recover compensation?
Yes. Under New York’s pure comparative negligence rule, you can pursue compensation for any portion of the fault another party holds. If you’re 40 percent responsible and the other party is 60 percent responsible, you can seek compensation for 60 percent of the total damages.
Contact an NYC Personal Injury Attorney
If you’re like most injury victims in NYC, you’re already under a lot of stress. Don’t make it worse by trying to handle your personal injury claim on your own. Instead, team up with a legal ally who will fight for you every step of the way as you pursue comprehensive compensation for your suffering.
To schedule a free consultation with an NYC personal injury lawyer, contact Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or filling out our online contact form at the bottom of this page.