Common Personal Injury Lawsuits
Car, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents are some of the leading causes of personal injuries an d deaths in New York. Often, the driver of a vehicle is the cause of an accident by being negligent or reckless while driving. Injuries suffered in an auto accident can range from minor bruising to paralysis caused by spinal injuries. To protect victims, New York has specific guidelines as to when they may pursue legal action against the driver who was at fault.
Construction accidents come in many forms such as ladder falls, scaffolding collapses, slips, trips, and falls in holes or over inanimate objects, and falling objects. Workers comp can help an injured employee with some of the costs associated with lost wages and medical expenses, but it often isn’t enough, and some claims are outright denied. To assist workers in their time of need, New York has passed several laws which promote safety in the workplace and hold construction company owners, managers, general contractors, and subcontractors liable for an employee’s injuries if safety standards are not met.
In 2008, there were 21.5 medical malpractice claims for every 100,000 people in New York. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals must all adhere to the standards of their professional license or face being held liable for their negligence. Victims who were expecting help with their health issues may suddenly find those issues are the least of their problems.\
What To Expect During A Lawsuit
During the course of a lawsuit you may find that lawyers from both sides contact you and also:
- review medical records
- interview you and any potential witnesses to the event that caused your injury
- review a police report, and
- evaluate any evidence you might provide.
In some cases, after both parties have reviewed all the obtainable evidence, a settlement agreement may be reached. If the plaintiff accepts the offer of the defendant, the case will not go to trial. However, if the two sides cannot come to an agreement, the case will go to trial and a verdict will be reached by the jury and/or judge.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
The attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus, and Moverman P.C. will use their experience and knowledge to fight for you and your loved ones. We understand how confusing and stressful this time can be as you struggle with your personal injury.
Few people realize how much time and energy it takes to heal physically and emotionally from an accident. While a lawsuit may be appealing because of the possibility of obtaining monetary compensation, the process can be exhausting. Let us support you during this time, answer your questions, and help you determine how best to proceed.
Our firm works on a contingency fee basis which means that you won’t pay us a cent until we win your case. For a free initial consultation, contact us now at 646-846-4496.
Personal Injury Verdicts
While it is important to remember that every case is different, the attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus and Moverman P.C. have an impressive history of obtaining large sums for our personal injury clients:
These results are not a guarantee of similar outcomes in every case, but do show how hard we are willing to fight on your behalf.