Greece Personal Injury Lawyer
Many accident victims are entitled to compensation for what happened to them. If you were hurt in a slip and fall, a car accident, or any other type of accident, you may be entitled to damages that you might not even know about, such as pain and suffering damages.
For help getting the compensation you need, you should work with one of our Greece, NY personal injury lawyers. Our attorneys can help you determine who was at fault and what legal strategies can help you get the compensation you need.
For a free case review, call The Carrion Law Firm today at (718) 841-0083. Our Greece, NY personal injury lawyers are prepared to take your call.
Determining Who is at Fault in an Injury Case in Greece, NY
Injuries and accidents are often grouped into different types or categories of injury case based on how the accident happened. Although the injuries may vary, these types of accidents tend to happen in a way where one particular party is usually responsible. The facts of your specific case can vary widely, but our Greece personal injury lawyers can help explain who is at fault in these and other types of injury cases:
Slip and Falls/Premises Liability Injuries
If you were injured in a fall on someone else’s property, or you otherwise faced injuries from dangerous defects on the premises, the accident could be the property owner’s fault. In many cases, the accident only happens because the property owner neglected to repair or clear up some danger on their property, such as ice on a walkway or loose boards on a staircase. In this kind of accident case, our Greece, NY personal injury lawyers can fight to hold the property owner responsible.
Most car accident cases are caused by a mistake that a driver makes. While there are often arguments to be made about which driver is responsible, our lawyers can often point to traffic violations like speeding or drunk driving to hold the other driver responsible. If you were following the rules of the road and driving safely, it is likely you will be considered an innocent victim in your car accident case.
Other Auto Accidents
Accidents involving other types of automobiles and vehicles often work the same way as car accident cases: the driver who committed a traffic violation is at fault. This includes accidents involving bikes, which are considered vehicles. However, there may be some special circumstances in some cases that allow a different party to be held liable.
This is especially true in cases involving commercial drivers. Truckers, taxi drivers, and bus drivers often work for another transportation company and do not own their own vehicles. The transportation company can often be held liable for hiring dangerous drivers, failing to repair their vehicles, or otherwise creating dangerous situations. This allows both their own drivers and any other victims to sue the company for damages. Allow our Greece personal injury attorneys to help you determine who to sue in your case.
Injuries from a dangerous or defective product usually stem from one of the following types of mistakes or errors:
- A defect in the design of the product
- A defect in the product’s manufacturing
- A failure to include warnings about the dangers of using the product.
All of these mistakes can typically be attributed to someone along the chain of production, usually the manufacturers of the product. If defects make their way into the product somewhere along the way during the transportation or sale of the product, other parties might be held liable instead or in addition to the manufacturer. This could happen, for example, in a store that fails to keep food or medical products at proper safe temperatures.
When a doctor or other health care professional fails to uphold the standard of care, they could be responsible for a patient’s bad health care outcomes. In some cases, the hospital or facility where the patient was treated can also be held responsible, especially in cases involving staff other than a doctor (e.g., laboratory workers, pharmacists, orderlies). Talk to our Greece personal injury lawyers about whether you should sue your doctor, the hospital, or both.
Getting Compensation for an Accidental Injury in Greece, NY
As discussed above, our attorneys can help identify particular parties that can be held responsible for your injuries. But how do we hold them responsible and get the compensation you need after an accident?
In many cases, there is some form of insurance available. Our Greece personal injury lawyers can analyze the case, talk to insurance companies, and attempt to get your injuries paid through that process. However, some insurance policies require deductibles and have limitations on what percentage of your medical bills and lost wages will be paid. Some insurance policies also refuse to cover pain and suffering damages. Insurance companies can also be uncooperative and might refuse to pay what you are owed.
Often, the best way to get the compensation you deserve is to take your case to court. In a lawsuit, our Greece personal injury attorneys can present evidence and arguments to fight to get you the full compensation you are entitled to. If an opportunity for a settlement arrives before the case goes to trial, we may be able to negotiate a fair settlement without the need to go to trial – but that opportunity is always available as a backup plan. Talk to an attorney for help with the specifics of your case.
Call Our Greece, NY Personal Injury Attorneys Today
For help with your injury case, contact the Greece, NY personal injury attorneys at The Carrion Law Firm today. Call us at (718) 841-0083 for a free case review.