New York Personal Injury Lawyers
An accident can transform your life in an instant, leaving you with painful injuries and even permanent disfigurement or disability. An injury can result in significant medical bills and expenses. When combined with a temporary or permanent inability to work, the impact can be devastating. In some cases, the injury can even prove fatal, leaving the victim’s loved ones to pick up the pieces.
With an experienced team of New York personal injury lawyers, the legal team at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC is committed to representing clients who have suffered significant losses in terms of their health, their finances and beyond. Whether you’ve been involved in a slip and fall or a mishap on another person’s property, a dog bite, a workplace injury, a motorcycle accident, bike accident, a truck accident, or a car accident, lawyers with our firm will work to help you get the compensation that you rightfully deserve. We also handle birth injuries, wrongful death cases, and medical malpractice cases, amongst others.
The elite team of New York personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC will leverage more than 100 years of collective experience while working to help you find justice.
Trust your case to a top personal injury or car accident lawyer. NYC area natives can contact our legal team today to receive a confidential, no-cost case consultation. Call 877-MSL-4LAW.
Common Questions for Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys and Car Accident Lawyers
At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, our team of personal injury and auto accident lawyers routinely receives questions on what to expect when pursuing a personal injury claim. Our legal team has compiled some information on a few of the most common topics of inquiry.
What is Considered Sufficient Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim in New York?
When pursuing personal injury claims, New York attorneys are required to provide evidence that shows that another person is in some way responsible or at-fault for the injuries and losses that their client has suffered.
In some cases, such as a car, truck or motorcycle accident, the at-fault party in the crash is usually liable. In other cases, the other party may exhibit a disregard for the other person’s safety and well-being. This can take the form of maliciousness, recklessness, wanton behavior or gross negligence.
The attorney must also draw a direct link between the alleged actions/inactions/negligence, the event in question and the actual injuries and losses that the victim has suffered.
What Type of Cases Qualify as a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury lawsuit can take many different forms. Personal injury lawyers may represent clients who have been involved in:
- Car wrecks;
- Bike accidents;
- Dog mauling incidents and dog bites;
- Truck accident cases;
- Motorcycle accident cases;
- Workplace injury cases;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Product liability cases;
- Municipal liability cases;
- Subway accidents;
- Aircraft accidents;
- Boat accidents; and
- Construction site injuries, among others.
While these cases are very different in terms of the circumstances and injuries suffered, they all share one thing in common: another person’s actions, inaction, negligence or careless actions caused injury and harm to another party. This is the primary consideration when determining if a case may be suitable for a personal injury claim.
What Should I Do After an Accident?
Whether it’s motorcycle accident, truck accident, work injury or car accident, injuries can be very serious, dramatic and life-changing. But some injuries – including serious and potentially life-threatening internal injuries – may not always be apparent. For this reason, it’s generally best to seek medical attention immediately following an accident so you can be promptly evaluated and treated for any injuries that are detected. This also ensures that you have a medical record of your injuries.
Whenever possible, take photographs of the injuries and the accident scene. Or ask another person to take photos on your behalf.
If another person witnessed the accident or mishap, make an effort to get their name and contact information (particularly if the police are not on-scene to investigate.) Your personal injury or car accident attorney may contact this person for a deposition to share information about the events that they witnessed.
You should consult with a New York car accident lawyer or personal injury attorney as soon as possible following the mishap or auto accident. Attorneys will spearhead an independent investigation into your case. The evidence and information gathered can play an important role in ensuring that your case is resolved in a successful manner. Evidence may disappear or get destroyed. Witnesses can forget important details. The vehicles involved in a car accident could be hauled away for scrap and crushed. For these reasons, a prompt investigation into your case is very important.
In the days, weeks and months following your accident, it’s smart to keep a journal of medical treatments, accident-related expenses, your daily condition and your progress in terms of healing and therapy. You should also document any losses and instances where you are unable to perform a task or must hire someone else to assist. This is important information as it will help your personal injury lawyer to show the courts precisely how the accident has impacted your life.
What Determines the Amount of Money I Receive from a Personal Injury Claim?
The amount recovered by your attorney can vary dramatically depending upon a variety of different factors. Plaintiffs are often compensated for their medical expenses, legal fees and their pain and suffering. You may also receive compensation for other losses that resulted from the incident in question, such as money that you would have earned if you were uninjured and capable of working.
If an individual’s injuries have a permanent impact, then the client may qualify for compensation for future medical expenses, living/care expenses and losses (e.g., losses due a permanent disability that has left the person unable to work.) Injuries that have a permanent impact in terms of physical function, health, and physical appearance tend to qualify for more compensation.
In cases involving gross negligence, recklessness, wanton behavior or malicious actions, the plaintiff may wish to seek punitive damages. Rather than being compensatory, punitive damages are handed down as a penalty to the at-fault party. Notably, though, in New York, punitive damages are fairly uncommon.
How Much Will it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
Personal injury lawyers usually accept cases on what’s known as a contingency basis. This means that the attorney takes a percentage of the money that is recovered via a settlement or jury award. Therefore, clients generally do not need to pay anything up-front, and if the case is lost, there is typically no cost to the client.
Our Personal Injury Law Firm Has an Elite Team of Car Accident Attorneys Ready to Take Your Case
The talented accident attorneys with The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC are ready to represent your case, working to help you achieve the best possible outcome, with the highest possible jury award or settlement for your losses, pain, and suffering.
Whether your case involves a motorcycle accident, auto accident, bike accident, dog bite, or a slip and fall, attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC are here for you. We will aggressively work to gather evidence and build a case that clearly shows what occurred, while also depicting all that you have lost as a result of another party’s actions or inactions.
In some cases, our attorneys can secure a fair out-of-court settlement for our client. In cases where this is not a possibility, we will stand beside you as we bring the case into the courtroom. Whatever the situation, our legal team will remain steadfast, representing your interests until your case is resolved.
If you or a loved one have sustained an injury due to a mishap or auto accident, lawyers with The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC are ready to discuss your case. We invite you to contact us for a no-cost consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 877-MSL-4LAW.
What you need to know…
Pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere – they’re actually more common away crowded urban traffic. One pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States. One in five of those pedestrian fatalities involves a hit-and-run. And while intentional acts of violence do occur, the largest percentage of subway injuries – in New York City and elsewhere – are caused by negligence. However, apart from traffic incidents, injuries caused by slip-and-fall accidents on private property cause the most personal injuries and generate the most personal injury claims.