The world is full of hazards, but we face even greater danger when someone else’s negligent acts expose us to unreasonable levels of risk. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed and someone else is at fault, we want to help you recover financial damages.
Whether the injuries or death resulted from a motor vehicle collision, slip and fall, construction accident, medical malpractice, or any other incident caused by another party, you may be entitled to damages. Call our team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900 to discuss your case.
Personal Injury Cases Do Not Fit in a Box
You may have preconceptions about what the typical personal injury case looks like. Personal injury cases run the gamut, and almost no injury that results from another party’s negligence falls outside the realm of a personal injury case.
With that said, we commonly see personal injury cases arising from:
- Car collisions
- Pedestrian injuries
- Truck collisions
- Dog bites
- Bicycle collisions
- Construction site injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Nursing home neglect
If your injuries or your loved one’s death was caused by any of these circumstances, or any other circumstance, we want to hear from you. Call us today for a free consultation regarding your claim.
What Our Team Will Do for You
Injuries can be all-consuming and will to take on the burden of the legal process and fight to recover the financial damages you are entitled to. Our team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. will:
Meet With You and Discuss Your Injuries
- Come to you in your place of recovery to learn about your injury and how it has impacted you
- Speak with your physician and other medical caregivers to understand and document the extent of your injuries and their impact, both now and in the long-term
- Collect all medical records, test results, and bills for use at trial
Begin Building Your Case
- Speak with witnesses to the event and record their statements for use at trial
- Collect all available evidence of the event and/or what caused it, including video, photographs, and police reports
- Contact your friends, family, and employer to record establish how your injuries have impacted your ability to work and be independent
- Photograph the scene to document the conditions that caused your injury, when possible
Handle the Legal Heavy Lifting
- File the paperwork to initiate your personal injury or wrongful death claim
- Correspond with the defendant’s lawyers and discuss any settlement offer they make with you
- Plead your case for damages at trial if no settlement is reached
- Serve as your legal advisor from our first meeting until the completion of your case
- Ensure your rights are protected throughout the entirety of the legal process
This is likely a difficult time for you, and you should not attempt to fight for financial damages on your own. Call our team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900 to discuss your case.
Do Not Wait to Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer in Suffolk County, NY
There is a risk in waiting to contact a personal injury lawyer in Suffolk County, NY, as the state puts a time limit on your ability to bring a personal injury claim. Per New York Civil Practice Laws § 214, victims of another person’s negligence generally have three years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. If you have lost a loved one, that window may be shorter. New York statutes on estates, powers, and trusts (§ 5-4.1) provides two years if you are filing a wrongful death claim, generally.
There are exceptions to these statutes of limitations, such as cases where the victim is suing a municipality. Regardless of the time that has passed since you or your loved one’s event, call a personal injury lawyer in Suffolk County, NY, today.
Proving Liability in a Personal Injury Case
Along with the aforementioned duties, it will be the job of your personal injury lawyer in Suffolk County, NY, to prove the liability of the defendant and the value of your damages if your case goes to trial. This proof is generally done through a four-step process:
- Establishing the duty of care of the defendant
Whether the defendant is a motorist, property owner, product manufacturer, or some other party, New York law states that people have a duty not to put others at an unreasonable risk of harm. This principle is called one’s duty of care.
- Proving that the defendant breached their duty of care
A breach of duty of care looks different based on the details of each case. It may be a drunk driver or a property owner failing to install handrails, but these are just two of countless examples of how the duty of care may be breached.
- Establishing causation
Here, we will aim to prove that the defendant’s actions contributed to or caused your injuries or loved one’s death.
- Calculating damages
We will present medical and economic evidence to establish the damages you are entitled to recover based on your losses.
Damages You May Be Entitled to in a Personal Injury Case
Each personal injury case is different, but if you were injured or a loved one was killed as the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages covering:
- The cost of emergency transportation
- ER bills
- The cost of your hospital stay and any surgery you required
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Long-term disability
- Pain and suffering
If your case involves wrongful death, you may be entitled to additional damages including:
- Funeral costs
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of financial protection
- Pre-impact terror endured by your loved one
Call Us Today
The team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. is here for you, and we want to help you pursue the financial damages you are entitled to receive. Call our team today at (631) 451-7900 to discuss your case. We assist clients in Spanish as well.