Understanding Personal Injury
Our Personal Injury Attorneys in New York City take significant pride in our dedicated approach to cases involving individuals who have been injured in all types of accidents. Although we are not medical doctors, we have access to extensive medical resources, including medical doctors, nurses, and medical personnel who help educate us about the injuries specific to each case we handle.
Because critical issues in all of our cases involve injuries and medical applications and procedures, we have established access to resources, including but not limited to literature, computer information, medical texts, legal texts, diagrams, photographs and models.
Whether we are representing a client who was injured in a slip-and-fall, by dog bite, motorcycle accident, accident with machinery at work or at home or any other types of New York City accidents, everyone we represent can be confident that we will know the law and have the medical expertise necessary to achieve the best possible resolution of each and every case.
Contact our New York City Personal Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-852-0071.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys handle cases in Manhattan, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
About Personal Injury in New York City
Personal injury law, also known as tort law, encompasses any injury, harm, wrongdoing, or damage to a person, property, rights, or reputation caused by the negligence or actions of another party. Personal injury lawsuits are the most common lawsuits brought in the United States. A personal injury can be devastating psychologically and financially, especially to families that may incur exorbitant medical bills as well as the loss of income if it is the main wage earner that has suffered an injury and is unable to work.
What type of injuries fall under personal injury law in New York?
- Truck Accidents
- Nursing Home Negligence
- 18-Wheeler Accidents
- Birth Injury
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Brain Damage
- Bicycle Accidents
- Ground Zero
- Boat Accidents
- Lead Poisoning
- Train Accidents
- Toxic Exposure
- Serious Burn Accidents
- Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
- Factory Explosions
- Dog Bites/Animal Attacks
- Crane Accidents
- On-the-Job Injury
- Construction Accidents
- Sexual Assault
- Defective Products
- Other Injuries
- Medical Malpractice
How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Legal Claim in New York?
In New York City, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is three years. This means that you only have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who injured you. Because of the statute of limitations, it's important that you consult with a skilled New York City personal injury attorney as soon as possible after you or your loved one is injured.
New York City Personal Injury Damages... What can I ask for?
In a New York personal injury lawsuit, your NYC personal injury lawyer can ask for damages including:
- Medical expenses, past, current and future
- Time lost from work
- Property that was damaged, such as your vehicle
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, and interference with family relationships
- Any other costs
Our New York City Personal Injury lawyers can be relied on to hire the proper type of expert witness to best prove your damages. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in NYC, contact Raphaelson and Levine as soon as possible to discuss your case.
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