Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits in Manhattan
The personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, have dedicated their legal careers to helping the injured to achieve justice and full compensation in a range of personal injury claims and lawsuits.
Listed in SuperLawyers as one of the top legal firms practicing in the region, the firm has represented the injured for over fifty years. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, our approach is different from high-volume law firms, as we limit the number of clients we represent. We ensure every client has the focused, personalized legal counsel they deserve. We take our duty to our clients very seriously, and each of our Manhattan personal injury attorneys is driven to assist in the pursuit of justice and fair compensation.
Our Scope of Practice in Manhattan Injury Cases
Our legal team at WRSMH represents the injured in a range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to:
- Construction Site Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability Cases
- Wrongful Death
Our Approach is Different.
Our approach in representing the injured in personal injury claims and lawsuits is built on a foundation of meticulous case preparation. Our processes involve gathering and preserving all supporting evidence, and the use of resources such as professional accident investigators, accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, financial experts, and others.
What Forms of Compensation Can be Pursued in a Personal Injury Case?
Every personal injury case has a unique set of facts. These cases allow the injured to pursue compensation for several types of damages:
- Economic Damages: An injured person can seek compensation for financial losses, including medical costs, lost wages, current and future, reduced earning capacity, and all other losses incurred as a result of the injuries sustained.
- Non-Economic Damages: The injured person can pursue compensation for a set of very personal losses, such as pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and other impacts on daily life suffered by the victim.
- Punitive Damages: To be eligible for punitive damages (imposed to punish the responsible party), it must be fully proven that the at-fault party engaged in extreme, egregious or immoral conduct.
Who is Liable? How is Liability Established?
All personal injury claims hinge on the legal concept of negligence. To establish liability, the four elements of negligence must be proven:
Duty of Care: It must be proven that the at-fault party (or parties) owed the injured person a “duty of care,” the responsibility to refrain from acting in a manner that could foreseeably cause another person to be injured.
Breach of Duty of Care: It must be established that the duty of care was breached (violated) by the actions of the at-fault party.
Causation: The breach of duty of care by the defendant was the cause or “proximate cause” (a major contributing factor) causing the injuries sustained.
Damages: The injuries sustained by the victim in the case resulted in a range of damages – personal, emotional, and financial losses.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
If a loved one died due to an act of negligence, a wrongful death claim could be filed by specific individuals:
- Spouse of the Decedent
- Children of the Decedent
- Parents of the Decedent
- The Legal Representative for the Estate of the Decedent
To determine whether you have the right to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, speak with the personal injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP today.
Why You Need a Manhattan Personal Injury Attorney
A serious injury caused by another party can be a life-altering event. The losses suffered can be extensive. While you could attempt to resolve such a situation yourself, and may even be made an offer by an insurance company or other entity, most people have little to no idea about the value of a case. Accepting an offer can be a financial disaster, as once accepted, the victim has signed away the right to seek more compensation. Traditionally, these offers are far, far lower than the individual could achieve with legal representation. When injured, in pain, or struggling to survive, it could not be more critical to have the support of an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands the process, is a talented litigator, and who could help you pursue fair and full compensation.
Serious injury? Call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353 to speak with us about the facts in your case.