Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal injury cases stem from injuries that individuals sustain as a result of the careless or negligent actions of another. The injuries and other damages that personal injury claimants can suffer range from minor bumps and bruises to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death. Severely debilitating or disfiguring injuries can require extensive and expensive medical care and rehabilitation. Often, these types of injuries make it hard to work for lengthy periods of time or even return to work at all.
When you’re facing mounting medical bills and other expenses and you’re out of a job due to your injuries, you shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to continue to support yourself and your family. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligent, reckless or careless actions of someone else, you may be able to seek compensation. The knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP are here to help those who have suffered injuries and other damages as a result of another’s negligent actions. Our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn, New York, have the experience and resources that are essential to achieving the best possible results in every case.
Accident Cases Our Law Firm Handles in Brooklyn, New York
Many injuries occur in accidents that are the result of the negligent, careless, or reckless actions of someone else. When you are injured in an accident, it’s imperative that you seek out an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer who will investigate your claim thoroughly, hire and consult with top experts, and advocate for your rights so that you can obtain the best possible results in your case. At Parker Waichman, we handle a variety of accident cases, including:
A car accident can occur anytime, anywhere, and involving anyone. When it happens to you, it can be unnerving and frightening, particularly if you are injured. If the accident happened due to the actions of another, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Behaviors that might render the other driver negligent include failure to obey traffic laws; speeding; distracted driving; fatigued driving; driving too fast for the conditions; or equipment failure. A good personal injury attorney in Brooklyn can help you get compensation when you’re the victim of a negligent driver’s actions.
Accidents involving large trucks can be catastrophic. When a fully loaded tractor-trailer comes barreling down the highway and crashes into you for one reason or another, the significant size discrepancy between a large truck and a regular passenger vehicle can be a recipe for disaster. A number of different factors can cause or contribute to truck accidents, and more than one person or entity might be at fault if you suffer a personal injury. Brooklyn residents should know that in these complicated matters, it’s best to consult with an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer who can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Motorcycle accidents can also be catastrophic, since a motorcycle does not have the steel support or protection present in a car or truck. Anything can cause a motorcycle accident, but when it’s the fault of another driver who acted negligently, you can be compensated for any injuries you sustain in the crash. For the best results, choose a well-qualified Brooklyn personal injury attorney to represent you in your lawsuit.
Pedestrian accidents occur when someone crossing the street or even walking down the sidewalk is suddenly struck by a car, bus, truck or even a bicycle. Pedestrians are also vulnerable accident victims since they, too, are not protected by a vehicle. In order to prove liability in a pedestrian accident, you must establish that the driver of the vehicle or bicycle was negligent or violated a safety rule. An experienced accident attorney in Brooklyn can help you pull together and present the necessary evidence to make a strong case.
Construction work is inherently dangerous due to the fact that workers are often required to operate heavy machinery, use hazardous equipment or chemicals, or work at elevated heights. Injuries from falls or electrocution occur all too often, and when they do happen, the results can be catastrophic or even fatal.
Under New York labor law, construction workers have special protections and have a right to sue construction site owners or contractors if they can establish that their injuries occurred due to an unreasonably dangerous condition at their workplace. Depending on the injury and the circumstances, other New York labor laws and even ordinary negligence law can also provide protections and avenues for relief for construction workers. To get help with these accident claims from an experienced personal injury lawyer, Brooklyn, NY, residents need only to give us a call.
Defective Product Accidents
Manufacturers and sellers of products and devices must ensure that the products they manufacture or sell are not unsafe to use. In addition, companies are required to inform consumers about the proper use of their products and must provide warnings if any part of the product is hazardous or unsafe. If you’ve sustained injuries due to a defective product, those responsible for that product’s malfunction can be liable for your injuries or other damages. Our accident lawyers in Brooklyn, NY, can help you file a defective product claim and get compensation.
Slip or Trip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability
Slip or trip and fall accidents typically happen when a dangerous condition present on another person or company’s property leads to a slip and fall and a resulting injury. It’s important to note that no matter how you were injured on someone else’s property, the property owner might be responsible for your injuries if a dangerous condition on that property was to blame. To get a free consultation on a slip and fall accident claim with a Parker Waichman personal injury lawyer, Brooklyn, NY, residents can call us today.
Medical Malpractice Cases
In medical malpractice cases, injuries are usually the result of the negligent acts or decisions of a doctor, nurse, or other health-care professional or hospital. Doctors and other health professionals are required to provide a level of care that a reasonably competent and skilled health professional within the same medical community and with a similar background would provide under similar circumstances. When a health professional fails to adhere to this standard of care, when they make a decision about diagnosis or treatment and a patient becomes ill, is injured, or experiences worsening health, then that provider can be held responsible. We can help you find out if you might have a case.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases
Elderly people often need help from an in-home care provider or need to move into a nursing home or other assisted living facility. Sadly, elderly residents in these facilities are in danger of neglect and abuse. Neglect and abuse that happens in nursing homes can occur for a number of different reasons, including improper training or supervision of staff, understaffing issues, or lack of cleanliness at the facility. If your loved one lives in a care facility and has poor personal hygiene, inexplicable bruises or bedsores, or a sudden and excessive weight loss, it’s possible that they are being neglected or abused. When this happens, the facility in which they live can be held accountable for the injuries or illnesses that residents and patients suffer.
Zadroga Act: 9/11 Health Effects
The Zadroga Act was enacted in order to provide funding and other benefits to care for the first-responders, rescue workers, residents, and other survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Many diseases and illnesses are thought to have been caused by the toxic plume that engulfed Manhattan when the Twin Towers collapsed. The Zadroga Act provides compensation to those who were injured or otherwise adversely affected by this dangerous plume. If you or someone you know was injured or died due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is possible that you may qualify for compensation under the Zadroga Act. For assistance with these issues from an experienced accident lawyer, Brooklyn, NY, residents should call us today.
Defective Drugs and Devices
Many individuals rely on or are dependent upon pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices to improve their quality of life. Yet as with any other device or product, defects and accidents can happen, and these defects can lead to injuries or even death. When this occurs, pharmaceutical companies and product manufacturers should be held accountable. If you’ve been injured by a defective drug or medical device, you might be entitled to compensation.
Other Personal Injuries and Complex Litigation
At Parker Waichman, our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers have years of experience dealing with complicated personal injury matters. Regardless of your injury, we likely will be able to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. If you have any questions about your potential personal injury claim, it’s imperative that you contact a lawyer at Parker Waichman today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
By choosing a personal injury lawyer at Parker Waichman to handle your case, you can rest assured that deadlines will be met, a thorough investigation will be conducted, and your lawyer will aggressively advocate for your rights in order to obtain the fullest recovery possible in your case.
What Is the Timeline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Brooklyn?
In Brooklyn, the time period within which you have to file a personal injury claim is typically three years from the date of your accident or injury. Wrongful death claims have a two-year time period, or statute of limitations, for filing, and medical malpractice suits must be filed within two years and six months of an illness or injury. If the government caused your injury, the timeline can be even shorter. You must pay attention and adhere to these time limits because if you miss the deadline, you can lose your right to compensation. The sooner you file, the more likely you are to get the best results from your injury case.
What Does it Mean to Be Negligent?
Someone acts negligently when they fail to exercise a reasonable amount of care under the circumstances. In other words, when someone is negligent or careless, their actions do not live up to the standard of care necessary to keep others safe from unreasonable risks of harm. For instance, if an individual drives drunk and is in an accident with another vehicle, their negligent action (driving while drunk) caused or contributed to the accident.
What Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you work with a personal injury lawyer at Parker Waichman, it will cost you nothing out of pocket. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only get paid from a portion of your settlement or jury award. Your lawyer won’t get paid unless your case settles successfully or you win at trial.
What Types of Damages Might I Be Entitled to in a Personal Injury Case?
If you can prove that the negligent actions of another caused you harm, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. A skilled personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn can also help you secure noneconomic damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Why Choose Parker Waichman for Your Personal Injury Claim?
At Parker Waichman, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated and hardworking, and our firm has built a reputation for success. In fact, our lawyers have obtained more than $2 billion in compensation for personal injury clients as a result of their diligence and effective advocacy efforts. We’ve also received a number of honors and accolades, including:
- Lawdragon’s highest ranking of “5 Dragons”
- An AV peer review rating of “Preeminent Lawyers”
- An AVVO rating of 9.8 out of 10
- A listing based on extensive peer review in Best Lawyers
This is by no means an exhaustive list of our achievements, but it does help to show that when you choose Parker Waichman to take on your personal injury case, you’ll be working with a Brooklyn accident lawyer whose knowledge and experience can help you obtain a favorable result in your case.
If you’ve sustained injuries in a truck or car accident, due to medical malpractice, from a dog bite, in a construction accident, or due to a defective medical device or other product, consult with an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer right away to find out how you can get compensation for your injuries. Get a free consultation with a Brooklyn personal injury attorney today by calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) or using our online contact form. You’ll be under no obligation when you speak to one of our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers, and you’ll be able to get valuable advice on whether you should pursue a legal claim for compensation. Don’t delay: Contact us today.
How Do I Get My Police Report?
Within hours of an arrest or accident, a police report is generated by the officer tasked with hanling the incident. However, until the case is fully wrapped up and charges are filed, it is difficult to access the whole police report and you’ll only be able to see the “public portion” of the report which withholds information until the case is completely closed. Once the case has concluded, you or your attorney can talk to your local Brooklyn police precinct to obtain a copy of your police report. Depending on the preference of the precinct, it will either have to be done electronically, via mail, or in person and there may be a waiting period. Keep in mind that some Brooklyn precincts may have a fee associated with requesting a copy of the police report.
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