Whether you are suffering because of a car crash, slip and fall accident, or workplace injury, if you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence in White Plains, you may be able to hold them financially responsible for your losses.
A White Plains personal injury lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to gather evidence and pursue compensation on your behalf when we represent you. We understand how overwhelming these cases can be. Our job is to take the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on healing from your injuries while we handle the details of your case.
You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
For a free, no-obligation case review, contact Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payment necessary.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
There are many types of accidents that can be caused by negligence. Some of the most common are:
Slip and Fall Accidents
These accidents occur when a hazardous condition on a premises, like a puddle on the floor of a restaurant, causes a guest to slip or trip and fall. Slip and falls can have devastating consequences for the victim. They can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), hip fractures, and even lead to death.
Doctors and nurses are highly skilled and extremely experienced. However, they are also human, and, despite their best intentions, they can make mistakes just like anyone else. Medical malpractice can lead to complications, new injuries, and even disabilities. Unfortunately, medical mistakes can also cost patients their lives.
Motor vehicle accidents are another common cause of personal injuries. These types of accidents include car accidents, large truck accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and bus accidents. Auto accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including driver distraction, fatigue, intoxication, or speeding.
Whether you were hurt because of one of these types of accidents or something else, Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you. To discuss your accident with a member of our team in a free case review, call us today at (212) 751-9800.
How New York’s Negligence Law Could Impact Your Claim
New York follows a pure comparative fault system when it comes to cases involving negligence. That means that even if you are partially responsible for causing an accident, you may still be able to recover damages. However, the compensation you can recover may be reduced by the degree to which you were at fault.
For example, if you were 20% responsible for causing the accident, and your damages are valued at $100,000, your compensation may be reduced by 20% to $80,000.
It is important to note that the responsible party’s lawyers may use comparative negligence as a defense tactic. They may claim you are more responsible for an accident than you really are to reduce their client’s liability and the amount of money they may have to compensate you. A White Plains personal injury lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to help defend you against underhanded tactics like these when we represent you.
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Understanding New York’s Statute of Limitations
Every state has a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time that you have to pursue compensation via a lawsuit. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally three years, per New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214.
If your loved one passed away due to another party’s negligence, you generally have two years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1.
In either type of claim, if you allow the statute of limitations to run out and you do not file your claim in time, you may be barred from recovering any amount of compensation in court.
Possible Recoverable Damages
The types of damages you may recover depend entirely on the details of your case and the effects the accident has had on your life. While we cannot begin to estimate your damages without first examining the details of your case, we can share some of the common damages that victims recover in personal injury cases. They include:
- Medical costs like ambulance rides, assistive devices, surgical procedures, therapy, and doctor’s examinations
- Estimated future costs of medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Future wages if your earning potential is diminished
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one did not survive their accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. Some of the possible recoverable damages in this type of lawsuit may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical costs from the accident left to the family
- Wages and benefits previously provided by the deceased
- Loss of protection
How Morelli Law Firm Can Help
When a White Plains personal injury lawyer from Morelli Law Firm represents you, we can manage all legal aspects of your case while you focus on your recovery.
We can gather evidence by taking statements from witnesses, obtaining copies of police reports, and reviewing surveillance footage. We can also examine your medical reports and speak with medical experts to determine the full extent of the impact your accident will have on your future.
Finally, we can negotiate for a settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company. If they are unwilling to make you a fair offer, we can take your case to trial.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800.