Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer
At Sullivan & Galleshaw LLP, we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. You are not alone during this time of need. We will work aggressively and strategically to hold the liable parties accountable for your losses. To learn more about our services in a free, confidential consultation, call our law offices today at (718) 843-0300.
The Benefit of Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Manhattan
Why should you file a personal injury claim in Manhattan for your injuries? Accidents can happen to anyone without prior notice. Unfortunately, accidents are an unavoidable part of life. However, many of these events can be prevented. Sadly, every year, thousands of people end up injured in accidents caused by third parties. Under such circumstances, you may wonder whether there is any remedy available to you. You can fight for compensation through a personal injury claim. Through this type of civil lawsuit, you have the opportunity to hold the liable parties accountable for your losses and get compensation for your injuries.
There is a generalized misconception that personal injury claims are used by some people to get money. However, at its core, a personal injury claim is more than just a way to get monetary compensation. There are other important reasons why you should file a personal injury lawsuit against negligent parties.
First of all, you have the opportunity to get proper medical assistance. Many times – and depending on the circumstances of your case – you may need costly medical assistance to treat your injuries. Most of the time, medical care can be expensive, and your bills may pile up quickly over time. Fighting for compensation through a personal injury claim can provide you with the resources you need to take care of your medical bills.
A personal injury claim can help prevent the defendant from engaging in similar behavior in the future. Compensation means that you will likely get a financial award. However, this monetary award can serve as a deterrent against the negligent parties. In addition to the general damages you may obtain from your personal injury claim, the court may also grant what is known as punitive damages. Punitive damages are a special compensation granted in cases where there is gross negligence from the defendant. These damages can help stop a potential negligent action from the defendant in the future.
Through a personal injury claim, you may also be compensated for your pain and suffering. Injured victims have to deal with the aftermath of their accidents. Many times, this can put a heavy toll on the victim and their loved ones. The pain and suffering you experience during and after your accident can be compensated. Our Manhattan personal injury attorneys can help you with all of these matters.
What Types of Accident Claims Do Our Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
Personal injury law encompasses a wide range of different scenarios where an individual can sustain injuries. Over the years, we have seen countless cases involving different levels of accidents and harm, including vehicle accidents, product liability, slips and falls, and more. However, we have identified some of the most common types of personal injury claims in Manhattan.
Unfortunately, car accidents are part of our everyday lives. Every year, thousands of people end up injured in severe auto collisions around the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) preliminary estimates, in 2019, 36,120 people died in car accidents in the U.S. These tragic collisions often happen due to a driver’s negligence. Speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the effect of alcohol are commonly-known causes of car crashes. Our Manhattan personal injury lawyers can help if you or a loved one was injured in a car crash.
Every year, thousands of innocent patients are injured or lose their lives in the hands of negligent healthcare providers. Nobody goes to the hospital to get injured. Whenever you visit the hospital, you expect to be treated by a professional who is supposed to take good care of you. However, many negligent medical professionals fail to act as a prudent, reasonable professionals, which often leads to malpractice. If your healthcare provider caused you harm, you can hold them liable and fight for just compensation. Our Manhattan personal injury attorneys can help you with this matter.
Many people are unaware of the dangers that may lurk behind some of the products they usually consume. Over the years, there have been numerous reports of cases where unsuspecting consumers were injured or lost their lives due to a defective product. All manufacturers have the responsibility of creating products that are safe to use. However, many negligent manufacturers often cut corners in an effort to increase revenue, which often leads to injuries and wrongful death. If a defective product injured you or someone you know, we can help.
Preparing for a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Manhattan
When filing a personal injury claim, you have the burden of proving the defendant’s negligence. Essentially, you are responsible for showing that the defendant owed you a duty of care which was breached, the existence of a link between the defendant’s negligence and your injuries, and your subsequent losses. Once you have proven your case with the court, you may get compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
It is essential to understand that you only have a limited time to file your claim with the court. This is known as the statute of limitations. If you fail to file your claim during the timeline established by the statute, you may miss the opportunity of getting compensation. Our Manhattan personal injury attorneys can help you.
What Evidence Do I Need to Collect for My Manhattan Personal Injury Claim?
Another important aspect of a personal injury lawsuit process is the collecting of evidence to support your claim. All parties involved in the lawsuit have the right to obtain evidence via a subpoena or deposition. However, evidence such as pictures from the incident, medical and financial records, journal entries, and verbal statements from anyone who witnessed the accident injury can make or break the success of your case.
Manhattan Personal Injury Attorneys Offering Free Consultations
Our personal injury attorneys can help if you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by another person. At Sullivan & Galleshaw LLP, we know how difficult it can be for you and your loved ones to deal with a severe injury. That is why we fight tirelessly to get the compensation you deserve from the liable parties. Call our law offices today for a free, confidential consultation. Our phone number is (718) 843-0300.
ABOUT SULLIVAN & GALLESHAW
Over our many years practicing personal injury law, our highly experienced legal team has earned a reputation for excellence. Our attorneys have appeared on major media outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC . Our firm’s legal accomplishments have been profiled by the New York Law Journal, the Los Angeles Times, ESPN, and the Associated Press. We have won multiple verdicts in excess of $1 million, making us proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious organization which admits fewer than 1% of all attorneys in the United States. We were named Super Lawyers in 2011, and enjoy a perfect 10/10 Superb rating on national attorney database Avvo.
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