Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law encompasses legal disputes arising from injuries or harm caused by another party’s negligence or intentional actions. It includes car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, etc.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, you may have a personal injury case. Contact us for a free consultation to evaluate your situation.

After an accident, seek medical attention, document the scene, gather contact information from witnesses, and report the incident to authorities if necessary. Avoid discussing the details with anyone except your attorney.

In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years from the date of the injury. It’s essential to act quickly to preserve your rights.

Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. The specifics depend on the details of your case.

Fault is determined through evidence such as police reports, witness statements, medical records, and expert testimony. Comparative negligence laws may apply where fault is divided among parties.

Comparative negligence is a legal principle where the responsibility for an accident is divided among all parties involved. Your percentage of fault may reduce your compensation.

While not required, a lawyer can help navigate complex legal procedures, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your interests in court, increasing your chances of a favorable outcome.

Gelbstein & Associates work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no upfront fees. We only get paid if you win your case.

The duration of a personal injury case varies based on its complexity, the willingness of parties to settle, and court schedules. Some cases settle quickly, while others may take years.

It’s crucial to consult with an attorney before accepting any settlement offers. Insurance companies often offer lower amounts than you may be entitled to, and a lawyer can negotiate on your behalf.

Under New York’s comparative negligence laws, you can still recover damages even if you were partially at fault. However, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of your fault.

We handle various personal injury cases, including car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, wrongful death, and more.

A demand letter is a formal compensation request to the at-fault party or their insurance company. It outlines the case facts, the injuries sustained, and the damages sought.

Bring any relevant documents such as police reports, medical records, accident scene photographs, witness information, and any correspondence with insurance companies.

You can seek compensation for emotional distress, especially if the incident caused a significant psychological impact. This is often included under pain and suffering damages.

A settlement is an agreement between parties before a case goes to trial. A verdict is a decision made by a judge or jury at the end of a trial.

Pain and suffering damages are subjective and vary based on the severity of the injury, the impact on your life, and other factors. They are usually calculated using a multiplier method or per diem approach.

If the at-fault party is uninsured, you may still be able to recover damages through your insurance policy, such as uninsured motorist coverage, or by suing the at-fault party directly.

Answer: Workers’ compensation typically covers workplace injuries. However, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit if a third party’s negligence contributed to the injury.


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