Personal injury law protects the rights of any individual who has suffered a physical, mental, and emotional injury at the hands of another person or entity. If you or a loved one was injured because of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for the losses you experienced due to your injury.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our legal team members have been passionate advocates for personal injury victims since 1991. If you were injured in a preventable accident in Baldwin, one of the experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers from our team will provide you with legal services in your area. Our team also works on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay any attorney’s fees whatsoever unless we secure compensation for you.
In This Article
- How Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer from Our Team Will Help You
- You May Be Able to Recover Multiple Damages in a Personal Injury Case
- New York Law Imposes a Deadline When Filing Legal Actions for Your Injury
- We Accept Various Types of Personal Injury Cases in Baldwin, New York
- How We Determine Negligence in an Injury Claim
- Our Personal Injury Lawyer Will Protect Your Right to Compensation
How Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer from Our Team Will Help You
As a legal service provider, dedicated to providing the highest level of client care our team and staff approach our clients with professionalism and compassion. We understand that a person struggling with the pain of an injury may be searching for a lawyer who can handle their legal matters so that they can avoid the stress and work involved in building a legal claim.
That’s why we commit to giving you the following once you become our client:
Timely, Proactive Updates on Your Case
We keep our clients informed every step of the way as their cases progress. We are happy to take your calls, and we return messages promptly. Some examples of case updates you will receive if applicable include:
- Court notices and scheduled dates
- New developments in information or evidence we discover
- Settlement offers you receive from the opposing party
If you speak another language besides English and would prefer to use that language when discussing your case, our multilingual staff members are always willing to assist. Our staff speaks Spanish, Tamil, Greek, Kannada, and Bengali and we are able to make special translation arrangements for all other languages.
Private Investigation Into Your Case
After we collect basic information from you about the case, we will begin a separate investigation of the incident that led to your injury. Through this investigation, we aim to:
- Identify every potentially liable party or parties involved in your case
- Collect information that establishes what caused your accident and injuries
- Collect evidence that supports your claims about the at-fault or liable party being tied to the accident that led to your injury
- Consult relevant witnesses to use their statements as legal testimonies for your case
If you believe you have information that might pertain to the case, our team will review what you provide and work with you to determine whether it should be included in your case argument. We aim to bring a collaborative effort to sharing your story.
Communication with All Parties Related to Your Case
We are available to take calls and other forms of communication from inquiring parties. Throughout the litigation process, you may have the insurance company or the opposing party’s legal team reach out to you for a statement about the case. Providing such a statement could put you at risk because your words can be used out of context in court.
To avoid this, we will handle these communications and respond with approved statements that protect your case. We will also reach out to other parties when necessary, should their analysis or opinion be useful for the case. In addition, if you receive notices from an adverse party, the at-fault party’s insurance carrier, your own insurance company, or any other party related to the case, we can handle these communications on your behalf.
Damage Assessment to Determine the Value of Your Case
Our team will work together to calculate an approximate value for the case based on your damages, including damages you might experience in the future. For certain types of damages, we may consult industry experts to reach a value, such as medical professionals, economists, and vocational experts.
This total figure serves as our goal for the amount of compensation we will work to win for you.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Baldwin, call 516-932-0400
You May Be Able to Recover Multiple Damages in a Personal Injury Case
In personal injury cases, plaintiffs may be entitled to collect compensation for economic and non-economic damages. We describe the difference between these categories below.
Economic Damages Pertain to Financial Losses
If you lost money as a result of your injuries, you can calculate these losses and pursue compensation for them. As your legal team, we will collect receipts, bills, salary information, and other financial documents to calculate your current financial damages, which includes losses you experienced in the past.
Some of the types of damages include costs for:
- Emergency transport
- Physician appointments
- Hospital accommodations
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Assistive devices
- Home modifications
- Prescription medications
However, while medical-related damages are often financial, they are not the only form of economic damages. If you lost income because you were forced to miss work to attend medical appointments or you were physically incapable of performing your job, our team will advocate that you should be compensated.
We also want to factor in other types of economic losses, such as:
- Diminished earning capacity
- Future medical expenses
- Property damage
If you suffered other forms of financial damages, do not hesitate to relay this information in a future consultation.
Non-Economic Losses Pertain to Physical and Emotional Damages
Our team will also seek non-economic damages, which account for the intangible losses you have experienced from your injury. For example, the following types of damages fall under non-economic losses:
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (These are the special types of losses a person experiences, recognized by law, when their spouse is a wrongful death victim.)
Because these damages are subjective, our team will need to assign a financial value to them when calculating your compensation. We will explain this process to you throughout the case.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one due to injuries they suffered from another party’s negligence, please accept our sympathies for your loss. It is vital that you realize you can pursue a wrongful death action against the at-fault party in New York.
Wrongful death damages are separate from personal injury damages and can include:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of financial support
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New York Law Imposes a Deadline When Filing Legal Actions for Your Injury
New York’s statute of limitations, found in New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214, as well as a variety of other potentially applicable statutes, gives you only a limited time from the date of your incident to take legal action against the at-fault party. Consider hiring a personal injury lawyer from our team soon to make the most of the time you have. We are prepared to serve you in Baldwin right away.
Your case will benefit from an early start, as our team will have more time to construct a compelling case based on better-preserved evidence. For example, if you decide to work with us soon after your injury, we will be able to collect:
- Evidence from the scene of the incident
- Surveillance videos that have not been recorded over
- Witness testimonies while individuals still remember the incident clearly
We Accept Various Types of Personal Injury Cases in Baldwin, New York
Any of a broad range of situations—from simple to complex— can ultimately wind up as a personal injury case. We handle all manifestations of these personal injuries, including the following types of cases:
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
Whatever the circumstances of your injury were, when you retain our law firm, we identify the person or entity whose negligence caused it, and we work tirelessly to recover your damages.
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How We Determine Negligence in an Injury Claim
To establish that the at-fault party is liable for your damages, our legal team will need to prove the following four arguments to be true:
- Duty of care: The defendant owed you a duty of care to keep you from injury.
- Breach of duty: The defendant violated this duty of care.
- Causation: The defendant’s breach of duty caused the incident that resulted in your injury.
- Damages: You sustained physical, mental, and/or emotional injury with recoverable damages.
We will utilize our resources to collect evidence that establishes these main points so that our argument for how the other party caused your injuries is strong.
Our Personal Injury Lawyer Will Protect Your Right to Compensation
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our team of personal injury lawyers will do everything in their power to recover fair compensation for your injuries.
Call us to discuss your legal options in Baldwin. You can speak with a member of our team by dialing (516) 932-0400. The first consultation is free.