Brighton, NY Personal Injury Lawyer
When we are involved in an accident, our first priority might be to get up, dust ourselves off, and move on with our lives. Especially in accidents that can be somewhat embarrassing, like a slip and fall accident, you might not be aware that you can often seek financial compensation from other parties who might be responsible for the accident.
If you faced injuries – even minor or moderate ones – you could be entitled to compensation from a property owner or other at-fault party who could have prevented your injury. Especially in serious injury cases like car accidents, brain injury accidents, and defective product injuries, you could be entitled to substantial financial compensation.
For help with an injury case, contact The Carrion Law Firm today. Our Brighton, NY personal injury lawyers offer free case reviews. Call us at (718) 841-0083.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Brighton, NY Injury Lawyers Handle
If you were hurt in any type of accident that might be another person’s fault, our Brighton personal injury lawyers can likely help with your case. There are many situations where injuries happen and it might not be immediately obvious that someone else is at fault. However, our lawyers may be able to research your case and seek to find the at-fault parties, then take them to court to get you the damages you need. We handle all sorts of personal injury cases, including any of the following:
Car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and more can all leave drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bikers at risk of serious injuries. Insurance is often not enough to cover your injuries in full, and our Brighton personal injury lawyers can seek to get you full compensation for serious injuries by taking your case to trial.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slipping and falling in a store, on a sidewalk, or inside a friend’s residence can be embarrassing. However, the accident might not be your fault at all. If the property owner allowed dangerous ice accumulation, broken or dangerous flooring, or spills and puddles to cause your slip and fall injuries, they could be liable for the resulting injuries. These accidents can often result in mild injuries like bruises, moderate injuries like backaches, and even serious injuries like broken bones and brain trauma.
Other Premises Liability Injuries
Slip and falls are not the only type of accident that can allow you to sue the owner of the property where you were injured. Cases can often be filed for other injuries on someone else’s property, such as injuries from a collapsing handrail, a dangerous staircase, a fire hazard, an electrical hazard, or even a dangerous animal on the premises. Talk to a lawyer for more information.
Any time a doctor or other medical professional deviates from the standard of care in treating a patient, that patient could be entitled to compensation for any injuries they face. Misdiagnosis and wrongful diagnosis often leave patients with substantial harm as their initial condition goes untreated. Surgical errors can leave victims with nerve damage or extreme blood loss. Some medical malpractice mistakes can even result in the wrong surgery being performed on the patient. For help seeking justice for these harms, contact our Brighton personal injury lawyers right away.
Defective Product Injuries
When mistakes in the design or manufacturing process allow a dangerous product to make its way into your home, you could be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Injuries can also occur when products fail to carry the necessary warnings to help users prevent injury, such as burn warnings or high voltage warnings. Although many defective product injury cases involve household appliances or tools, these cases can also be filed for dangerous medication, auto defects, and more.
Proving a Personal Injury Case in Brighton, NY
For victims to get compensation for their injuries from the at-fault defendant, they need to (usually with the help of their attorneys) prove that the other party was at fault. Fault in a personal injury case usually means “negligence” rather than some type of intentional action. While cases can also be filed for things like assault and battery, most injury cases of the kinds discussed above happen by accident and require proof of negligence instead.
Negligence, under the law, has 4 main elements:
- The defendant owed the victim a duty.
- The defendant breached that duty.
- The breach of duty caused the victim’s injuries.
- The victim has injuries and other damages the court can compensate them for.
The issue of duty usually boils down to something that the defendant was doing that required them to use a reasonable level of care and skill. For example, it may be reasonable for a business owner to check the floor for spills and clean them up promptly. In some situations, the rules are more specific, such as with traffic laws dictating what duties drivers have. In medical malpractice cases, other doctors are often needed to define what, precisely, the standard of care was in that specific case and whether the doctor’s actions breached that standard.
Proving causation is often straightforward: did the defendant’s actions actually cause the victim’s injuries. If the victim was injured by some interceding event, then the defendant would not be at fault. Similarly, if the victim would have been injured regardless of what the defendant did, then their mistake cannot be said to be an actual cause of the injuries.
Lastly, victims need actual injuries to claim compensation. Victims who face only “near-miss” accidents might have no actual injuries to sue for, even if what the defendant did was quite dangerous.
Call Our Brighton Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Case Review
If you were hurt in an accident, contact the Brighton, NY personal injury lawyers at The Carrion Law Firm today at (718) 841-0083. Our attorneys offer free case reviews.