Anytime you are injured because of someone else’s failure to take precautions, you may have the right to file a civil lawsuit. This is particularly true if your injuries are serious and require extended medical care, call for lost time from work, or cause permanent disability. New York law allows victims of negligence to file a lawsuit for up to three years after suffering an injury. However, the sooner you contact a New York personal injury attorney, the sooner you can get the help you need to meet expensive medical bills after your injury.
Injuries sustained because of loose carpeting, broken banisters or wet floors can cause serious back, head and neck injuries as well as broken bones. In many cases, you will be facing lost time from work, rehabilitation therapy and in extreme cases, you may be unable to care for yourself meaning long-term nursing care. A New York personal injury attorney can help hold those responsible liable for your care while recovering from these injuries.
Accidents that occur in construction sites are complicated. They may be the result of negligence by a contractor due to faulty equipment or may be caused by debris falling from heights and hitting your head or shoulders. A New York construction accident attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries and help you recover financially from medical bills and the associated costs of injury recovery.
Because of the “no-fault” auto insurance rules in New York, if you are injured by a distracted or drunk driver, you are limited to filing a civil lawsuit only if your injury meets the requirement known as “serious injury”. This means your injury has to result in dismemberment, miscarriage, or other injuries that are expected to have an impact on you for more than 90 days. If you are uncertain if your injuries rise to the “serious” level, speak with a New York personal injury attorney who understands the “no-fault” statutes in New York.
When a New York resident admits a family member to a nursing home they expect them to get the highest level of care. Unfortunately, too often seniors are victims of neglect and abuse in a nursing home. Because of the difficulty and expense of moving a loved one to a new facility, you may need to work with a personal injury lawyer in New York. We’ll help you hold the nursing home where the abuse took place financially liable for this move and recover monetary damages for your loved one’s pain and suffering.