Personal Injury Lawyer for St. Johns Students Injured on Campus
Suffering a serious injury due to the negligent actions of another person is a frustrating experience. To ensure that this negligent party does not escape liability for their negligence, you may have to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against that party. Prevailing in a personal injury claim can help you receive the compensation needed to handle medical bills and other costs associated with your injury. If you were seriously injured on the St. Johns campus due to a person’s negligence, you should consult with an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer.
Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP recognize the burdens of sustaining a severe and unexpected injury, and we are here to help you through this unfortunate experience. Our firm will work tirelessly to provide you with the legal representation that you deserve to pursue your injury claim. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options, contact Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP at (718) 843-0300, or contact us online.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury is an area of law that concerns an injury to an innocent person due to the negligent actions of another person. In certain cases, a person may be able to recover even if they were partly responsible for the accident. There are various types of claims that fall under the umbrella of personal injury law from car accidents to construction accidents. The following is a list of the most common types of personal injury cases.
Riding a bicycle is a popular way to get around considering the amount of traffic that New York is known for. However, it is easy to be involved in a bicycle accident because a person acted recklessly. For example, if a biker is sharing the road with an erratic driver, it is possible for the biker to be struck if the driver makes an aggressive turn or suddenly switches lanes.
Other circumstances that could result in a bicycle accident include:
- Bicycles that are not equipped with reflective gear
- Ignoring traffic signals or riding against traffic
- Riding a bike on a sidewalk that is filled with pedestrians
Whether you were injured while riding a bike or you were the victim of a negligent bike rider, our firm is here for you.
Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents occur more frequently than you might believe. Many slip and fall accidents occur because some defective property hazard that a pedestrian would likely not be able to discover. For example, if the railing for a set of stairs was loose and unstable and a pedestrian fell and injured themselves attempting to use the railing, this could make the property owner liable for their injury.
A property owner has a duty to correct hazardous conditions on their property or to at least warn visitors of the hazardous condition. If you suffered a slip and fall accident on the campus of St. Johns University, you would want to ensure that you know who owns the property before you file a personal injury claim. We can help you determine whether St. Johns or another party is responsible for your slip and fall accident.
A car accident can occur for a variety of reasons. For example, a driver that was distracted by their phone can lose control of their vehicle and injure another person. Whether the driver was distracted by some form of technology, or they simply were an inexperienced driver, a negligent driver should be held accountable for their actions.
It is important to note that New York follows a no-fault car insurance system. This means that a driver that is hurt in a car accident is required to seek compensation from their insurance company. Nevertheless, New York provides that an injured party could seek compensation from a negligent driver under the following circumstances:
- The victim suffered a bone fracture
- The victim was dismembered
- The car accident caused the victim to suffer a miscarriage
- A victim was paralyzed or permanently injured
There are other circumstances that can bypass New York’s no-fault insurance laws. If you were injured in any of the above types of accidents, our firm is ready to work with you to hold a negligent party accountable for their actions. You should act quickly, as you only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Work with Our Trusted New York Personal Injury Attorneys
If you were the victim of an accident on the campus of St. Johns University, contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney. The injury attorneys at Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP have several decades of combined legal experience, and we would be honored to use this experience to represent you. To schedule a free legal consultation, contact Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP at (718) 843-0300.