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 or concussions, to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death. Severely debilitating or disfiguring injuries can require extensive and expensive medical care, rehabilitation, and oftentimes, these types of injuries make it so that it is hard to work for lengthy periods of time or to even return to work.
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 are going to continue to support yourself and your family.
Why Choose Parker Waichman LLP For Your Personal Injury Claim?
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 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.
Our Law Firm Has a National Reputation For Excellence
At Parker Waichman, LLP, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated and hardworking, and our firm’s reputation for success is a significant indication of this. In fact, our lawyers have obtained more than two billion dollars in compensation for our personal injury clients as a result of their diligence and effective advocacy efforts. At Parker Waichman, LLP, we have received a number of honors and accolades, including:
- Lawdragon’s highest ranking of “5 Dragons”
- An AV Peer Review Rating as “Preeminent Lawyers”
- An AVVO rating of 9.8 out of 10
- A listing in Extensive Peer Review’s publication, Best Lawyers
These recognitions are just a few of those that our firm has been honored with, and it by no means is an exhaustive list of our accomplishments. What is means though is that when you choose Parker Waichman, LLP, to take on your personal injury case, you can be sure that you are selecting a lawyer who will make every effort to obtain a favorable result in your case.
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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, you should seriously consider consulting with an experienced Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer right away.
At Parker Waichman, LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience handling a variety of personal injury matters, and they have the skills, dedication, and resources that are necessary obtaining favorable results. Some of the personal injury matters that our firm handles include:
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 is 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, LLP, we handle a variety of accident cases including:
A car accident can occur anytime, anyplace, and to anyone. When it happens to you, it can be unnerving and frightening, particularly if you are injured in the accident. If the accident happened due to the actions of another, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Some behavior that might render the other driver negligent include: Failure to obey traffic laws; speeding; distracted driving; fatigued driving; driving too fast for conditions; or equipment failure.
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. In these complicated matters, it is best to consider consulting 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 that is present in a car or truck. Anything can cause a motorcycle accident, but when it is the fault of another driver who acted negligently, you can be compensated for any injuries you sustain in the crash.
Pedestrian accidents occur when someone walking across the street or even down the sidewalk are suddenly struck by a car, bus, truck, or even a bicycle. Pedestrians are also vulnerable accident victims since they, too, are not protected inside 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.
Construction work is inherently dangerous. This is due to the fact that workers are often required to operate heavy machinery, to use hazardous equipment or chemicals, or to work at elevated heights. Injuries from falls or electrocution occur all too often, and when they do happen, the results can be catastrophic and 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 to and avenues for relief for construction workers.
Defective Product Accidents
Manufacturers and sellers of products and devices must ensure that the products they manufacture or sell are not unsafe for use by consumers. 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.
Slip or Trip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability
Slip or trip and fall accidents typically happen when a dangerous condition is present on the property of another, and someone slips and falls and is injured as a result. It is 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 caused your harm.
Medical Malpractice Cases
In medical malpractice cases, injuries that individuals have sustained are usually the result of the negligent acts or decisions of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional or hospital. When it comes to duty of care in the healthcare profession, doctors and other healthcare professionals are required to provide a level of care that a reasonably competent and skilled healthcare professional, within the same medial community and with a similar background would provide to a patient under similar circumstances. When a healthcare 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 their condition worsens, then that healthcare provider can be held responsible for that patient’s damages.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases
When the elderly grow older, they oftentimes need help from an in-home care provider, or they find they need to move into a nursing home or other assisted living facility. Sadly, elderly residents in these facilities are also in danger of experiencing neglect and abuse. Neglect and abuse that happens in nursing homes can occur due to 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, or inexplicable bruises or bedsores, or if they have sudden and excessive weight loss, it is 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 their residents and patients suffer.
Zadroga Act – 9/11
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. There are many diseases and illnesses that are thought to have been caused by the toxic plume that took over Manhattan when the Twin Towers tumbled to the ground. 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.
Defective Drugs and Devices
There are many individuals who rely on or are dependent upon pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices in order to improve their quality of life. But, just like any device or product, defects and accidents happen leading to injuries or even death. When this occurs, pharmaceutical companies and product manufacturers should be held accountable. Accordingly, if you’ve been injured by a defective drug or medical device, you might be entitled to compensation.
Other Personal Injures and Complex Litigation
At Parker Waichman, LLP, our Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyers have years of experience dealing with complicated personal injury matters. So regardless of your personal 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 is imperative that you contact a lawyer at Parker Waichman, LLP, today.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Personal Injury Claims
Why should I hire a personal injury lawyer?
By hiring a personal injury lawyer at Parker Waichman, LLP, to handle your case, you can rest assured that deadlines will be met, that a thorough investigation will be conducted and that 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.
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 that is 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 actions (driving while drunk) caused or contributed to the accident.
What does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
In most instances, a personal injury lawyer will offer a free case evaluation and will work on what is called a contingency fee basis. In other words, 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 can be entitled to
compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. Other noneconomic damages can include pain and suffering, mental anguish, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Speak With One of Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries as a result of the negligent or careless actions of someone else, it is important that you consult with a skilled and knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer in Brooklyn as soon as possible.
At Parker Waichman, LLP, we offer free, no-obligation case consultations. Be sure to either fill out our online contact form or call us today at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to discuss your case.
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