Oceanside Personal Injury Lawyer
Any type of accident can cause physical pain and emotional distress. You might be physically unable to work as you recover from your injuries, and a smaller or even no paycheck may add to your concern about paying incoming medical bills, on top of your mortgage/rent, car payment, and other necessities.
Do not let an insurance company take advantage of your financial desperation by trying to push a quick, but low, settlement offer. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you can get the compensation you need and deserve.
An Oceanside personal injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can help you recover compensation to cover your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages, so you can focus on getting better and getting your life back on track.
Call us today at (516) 932-0400 for a free case review and consultation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
When another person’s negligence injures someone else, this constitutes a personal injury. These accidents can take many forms, including:
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Birth injuries
- Dog bites
- Ridesharing accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Toxic exposure injuries
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. handles all these types of accidents, and we have done so since 1991. Call us today for a free consultation about your accident.
What We Will Do to Get You the Compensation You Deserve
We have been passionate advocates for the injured people of Long Island for more than 25 years. As your personal injury attorneys, we will deliver tailored legal services that fight for the results you need.
- Keep you updated on your case as it progresses
- Investigate your case and document evidence
- Identify the at-fault party and establish liability
- Communicate with all parties involved in your case
- Manage every aspect of your case
Investigating Your Personal Injury Case
Our legal team will construct a compelling case founded on the best available evidence that we will gather through a thorough investigation of your accident.
Depending upon the unique circumstances of your accident case, to determine the cause of your accident, we will conduct some or all of the following investigative work
- Visit the scene of your accident
- Gather photos and videos
- Collect other evidence
- Interview witnesses
- Obtain the police report, crash report from the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, or facility accident report
- Gather all your accident-related medical records
- Enlist the expertise of an accident-reconstruction specialist
As per the requirements of your case, we will also collect evidence to support your claim of damages. We will:
- Obtain wage statements from your employer
- Get written opinions from experts in the fields of medicine, economics, vocational therapy, and life-care planning
A vital component of your case is the establishment of negligence. To construct a bonafide case of personal injury we must establish the following criteria:
- Duty of Care – The defendant had a duty to take reasonable steps to keep you from injury.
- Breach of Duty – The defendant failed to fulfill this duty of care.
- Causation – The defendant’s breach of duty caused the accident.
- Damages – You suffered injury and actual damages as a result of the accident.
Having met these criteria, we will prepare your case so that it will withstand even the toughest of scrutiny.
The point of this process is to recover the losses you have suffered as a result of your accident. Our legal team will itemize every way your injury has cost you—economically and non-economically.
Some of the damages you may be able to recover in your case include:
- Medical treatment costs
- Emergency transportation
- Prescription medicines
- Assistive mobility devices
- Replacement services
- Lost income and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished quality of life
The experts with whom we consult will give us their professional opinions on the estimated future costs associated with medical care, diminished potential earnings, etc.
If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, please know that we are sorry for your loss. This is a time of grieving, but you should also consider the economic costs you will soon face as a result of your loved one’s passing. You need not bear these costs. An Oceanside personal injury lawyer can file a wrongful death action on your behalf to recover the economic and noneconomic damages that stem from this untimely death. Call us today to speak to a wrongful death attorney.
Interacting With the Insurance Company
Once we have calculated your damages, our Oceanside personal injury lawyers will negotiate with the insurer and work to win the best possible settlement for you. If the insurer fails to agree to a fair settlement, we are ready and able to file a lawsuit against the defendant in a court of law. There, we will argue your right to compensation and demonstrate to a jury why you are entitled to and why they should award you the damages you deserve.
Statute of Limitations in New York
The statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim under NY § 214 limits how long you have from the date of your accident to take legal action on a personal injury. Missing this deadline may impact your ability to recover damages. The sooner you contact an attorney to help you, the sooner they can start on building your case and tracking these and other deadlines to ensure none are missed.
The Oceanside personal injury lawyers and staff at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will manage every aspect of your case so you can focus on recovering from your injury. The sooner we talk to you the more time we have to build a winning case.
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation
Our legal team works on a contingency basis, meaning you pay us only when you get paid. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today for a free case review and consultation. Our multilingual staff is eager to take your call: (516) 932-0400.