New York Personal Injury Practice Areas
Medical malpractice is an act in which a doctor, surgeon, or other licensed healthcare provider acts negligently, causing injury or death to a patient. Patients expect a timely diagnosis of a medical problem along with proper treatment. In some cases a delay in diagnosis may have serious consequences to the patient and may affect their quality of life. Some examples of medical negligence may include, but are not limited to, delay in diagnosis, surgical error, failure to diagnose a medical condition, improper treatment of an illness or disease, or anesthesia error.
Personal injury cases in which an individual has been seriously injured or even died as the result of an accident or negligence, call for a dedicated lawyer with experience, knowledge and an outstanding track record.
Construction accidents are the third most common type of accident related deaths. Contractors, architects, manufacturers and property owners may be held liable for injuries or wrongful deaths that take place at the construction site. Causes of construction injuries include but are not limited to scaffolding accidents, falls from elevated heights, forklift injuries, electrocution, machinery accidents, falling objects and crane accidents.
Construction Labor Unions
In the highly regulated and litigious environment of the construction industry, you need a legal ally on your side to ensure that your employment rights are protected every step of the way. With Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, you will receive trusted legal counsel and effective representation when faced with the following matters.
Birth injuries may occur when a physician does not react quickly or sufficiently to signals of a patient's distress or when substandard care is provided during the pregnancy or birthing process. These factors may result in devastating effects for the mother and/or child. Lifelong paralysis, brain damage, and even death may happen if a doctor does not provide adequate medical care.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents require prompt and thorough investigation to assess liability and determine fault. We work with experienced investigators to obtain photographs, witness statements and other necessary evidence. Motor vehicle accidents include but are not limited to car, motorcycle, truck, bus, pedestrian and drunk driving accidents.
If you've been involved in a truck accident and suffered a serious injury, you have the right to hold the negligent truck driver liable for the injuries that you sustained.
Premises liability cases involve accidents that occur due to negligent maintenance, or unsafe and dangerous conditions upon property owned by someone other than the accident victim. Property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises. Common situations giving rise to New York premises accidents include uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, slippery surfaces, broken sidewalks, uneven elevators and broken steps.
A product that causes the user any type of bodily injury as the result of a defect is considered a defective product. In the United States, manufacturers must create products that will not cause harm to the consumer. If there is a chance that there are any risks associated with the product or that the product may create a hazard, proper warning labels must be posted on the packing to inform the consumer of the risk.
The brain is composed of many sections, each controlling different functions of the body. When the brain is injured, it can result in devastating effects on the victim. Following a brain injury, potentially affected areas include but are not limited to speech and language, attention, personality, physical movement, vision, memory and balance.
Workers' compensation benefits are provided by most employers as per New York law and these benefits can provide workers with the help they need in coping with their injuries, medical treatment, and financial damage from being involved in a work-related accident. Workers' compensation benefits can pay for medical bills for services including, but not limited to, surgery, diagnosis, medication, and other medical care needed for injuries from an on-the-job-accident. Benefits can also be paid to dependents of those who died in a work accident
A wrongful death accident is recognized as negligence or intentional conduct of another individual which leads to the death of another. In a wrongful death case, compensation may be awarded as aid to the family of the victim. The compensation that the family may be entitled includes, but is not limited to, costs related to medical and funeral services, lost benefits, lost financial support, lost love, companionship and advice, punitive damages (if intentional or criminal negligence is found) and reimbursement for lost services normally provided to you by the decedent.
When a home or business is damaged as the result of human error or natural forces, such as severe weather, a property owner must deal with a wide range of issues. In such circumstances a property owner turns to his or her insurance company to cover the costs of repair or otherwise provide proper compensation. Even if an insurance policy covers property damage, however, it does not mean the property owner will receive the compensation they are entitled to. Insurance companies are for-profit and may delay, deny, or offer a lower amount for a rightful claim. Whether a property owner wishes to avoid or fight such action, having an experienced attorney on his or her side can be very beneficial.
If a person knows that an individual or corporation has committed fraud against the United States government, he or she may file a civil lawsuit against the the at-fault party, under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act.
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