New York City Personal Injury Attorneys

Legal Help After Suffering Injuries in a Serious Accident

Personal injury accidents occur every day in New York, and in many cases, these accidents could have been prevented if not for the carelessness or wrongdoing of a person or company. Depending on the type and severity of the accident, victims may have to struggle with physical, emotional, and financial challenges that last for months, if not years. If you or a loved one has been injured by someone else, you may be able to get reimbursement for your losses by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

The New York personal injury attorneys of Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, are dedicated to providing accident victims with the legal representation they need in order to recover. We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to ensure that each client achieves the best possible outcome for his or her circumstances. Call us for a free case evaluation at (212) 986-7353 to learn more about our services and how legal action may be the best course of action for you.

Why You Should Consider Legal Action in New York

No matter how seriously you have been injured, we understand that the thought of pursuing a personal injury claim or lawsuit may seem overwhelming. But a knowledgeable legal advocate will work on your behalf to ensure that your rights are protected and that the responsible party is held accountable. By taking legal action, you may win a significant settlement to compensate for the economic and non-economic losses you have suffered. Reimbursement may not erase the damage, but it can certainly go a long way toward protecting your future and ensuring that you have the best care possible.

What Is a Personal Injury Case?

The civil justice system allows accident victims to seek financial compensation for various damages that were caused by another’s careless actions or wrongdoing. Common types of accidents involved in personal injury cases include:

In most cases, the injured person or surviving family is awarded an amount of money by the person or company legally responsible for causing the accident. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, has helped numerous clients obtain compensatory and punitive damages in a variety of personal injury cases.

If you have been seriously injured, call the NY personal injury lawyers at WRSH at (212) 986-7353 to find out if you are entitled to compensation. emergency room sign

What Are Some Common Types of Injuries?

There are many different injuries that can be the basis for a personal injury lawsuit, including:

  • Bruises and Swelling: While bruises and swelling may be pretty minor in terms of injuries you can suffer, they still cause pain. Depending on your job, these types of injuries may also result in lost time from work.
  • Lacerations: Cuts are not only painful but often require medical treatment to ensure you avoid an infection. These kinds of injuries frequently accompany bruises, especially after any kind of vehicle collision.
  • Broken Bones: Broken bones are quite painful and require medical treatment to ensure they mend properly. Depending on what bone is broken or offset, physical therapy may be required afterward to make sure you heal completely.
  • Internal Injuries: Injuries to internal organs may not be immediately obvious after an accident, but they are extremely serious. Immediate medical attention is required to find and treat internal injuries, and they may require surgery to ensure proper recovery.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries: Injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck and shoulders can be very painful, often impacting a person's ability to sleep and maintain his or her previous lifestyle. Physical therapy and treatment may be required over the long term to recover, and surgery is often needed in serious cases.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer. Even minor spinal cord injuries are very painful, while more serious injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis. These injuries can require expensive medical treatments and greatly alter the rest of a person's life.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: Brain injuries are often fatal, and even minor injuries to the brain can cause changes in personality and loss of future employment, as well as affecting the lives of everyone around the victim.

What Is a New York Personal Injury Case Worth?

Ultimately, the amount of money awarded to the injured party depends on the extent of the current and/or future damages that he or she has suffered. Economic damages typically include medical expenses, lost wages, and lost property. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are not so easy to determine. For example, it may be difficult to evaluate an adequate compensatory amount for a victim’s pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life. A knowledgeable and compassionate personal injury attorney at WRSH will be able to build a strong case to support your claim and will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive a fair and just settlement.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

The legal system is complicated, and you need someone to help you navigate it. Even if you don’t think you need a lawyer, whoever you are filing a lawsuit against will get one, and you deserve the same level of legal representation as the defendant in your civil suit. Your lawyer fights for you and acts on your behalf, which takes the burden of handling a lawsuit off your shoulders.

What Is a Statute of Limitations?

The term "statute of limitations" refers to the length of time that something can be pursued legally. In civil cases, it refers to the time a person has after an accident or other event to file a lawsuit. For criminal cases, it means the amount of time that the state or federal government has to bring charges against a person believed to have committed a crime.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Claim?

In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is usually three years. Exact times depend on the type of claim, however:

  • Car Accidents - 3 years from date of accident
  • Emotional Distress (Negligent) - 3 years from date of accident
  • Product Liability - 3 years from date of accident
  • Slip-and-Fall - 3 years from date of accident
  • Other Negligence - 3 years from date of accident
  • Medical Malpractice - 2 years and 6 months from date of malpractice or from end of continuous treatment
  • Wrongful Death - 2 years from death
  • Assault/Battery - 1 year from act
  • Emotional Distress (Intentional) - 1 year from act
  • Libel/Slander - 1 year from act

How Can I Choose the Right Lawyer?

Choosing the right lawyer is a personal decision, but ultimately you need to pick someone who you feel comfortable with and who you know will fight for your rights. You need a lawyer who is knowledgeable about civil cases, especially your type of case. If you were in a car crash, you should choose an attorney with experience handling auto accident cases.

Finding a Top NY Personal Injury Law Firm

No matter what type of accident you or a loved one has been involved in, please do not hesitate to contact the aggressive NY personal injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, to protect your rights and your future. If you wait too long to act, you may inadvertently forfeit your right to pursue monetary support from the at-fault party. Call (212) 986-7353 or contact us online for a free and comprehensive consultation.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

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