Accidents happen all the time and they can happen to anyone. Personal injuries sustained in an accident can range from non-serious bruising and sprains to brain trauma, broken bones, total body incapacitation, and even death. If someone’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness leads to an accident that harms an innocent victim, the injured person may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Personal injuries may require many different treatments, including doctor consultations, diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, therapy, and medication. The costs of treatment can quickly spiral out of hand and it may be difficult for you to cope physically and financially with the fallout. If you suffered injuries of any kind because of the actions of another party, a lawyer may be able to help. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P.’s personal injury lawyers handle personal injury cases in Islip. Call (631) 451-7900 to speak with our team.
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Types of Personal Injuries
Personal injuries can take many forms and can occur in a wide range of settings. Injuries can have a devastating impact on a victim and his or her family.
Examples of how and where personal injuries can occur are as below.
According to the Mayo Clinic, vehicular collisions are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that 36,560 people were killed on U.S. roadways in 2018. The productivity losses, lost time from work, medical care costs, and insurance and litigation costs of these crashes are estimated to cost society billions of dollars every year.
However, for individuals and families, the costs and personal injuries of a vehicular collision go far beyond simple dollars and cents. A victim may take years to recover from serious injuries or the loss of a loved one. Permanent injuries and fatalities can forever alter the course of the lives of the families affected.
Slips and Falls
Slip and falls are a leading cause of injury to older populations, but they can occur to anyone. Cluttered work floors, poorly lit stairwells, uneven surfaces, and liquid spills can cause a slip and fall. Nursing home residents and construction workers are often involved in slip and falls, but such incidents can even occur in traditional office settings and often lead to serious head and back injuries. They can also lead to death. There were 37,455 fall-related deaths in the U.S. in 2018.
Drowning and Suffocation
Drowning and suffocation are the leading causes of unintentional death in infants and children under the age of four. Unsafe pools, unsafe products , and poor supervision at daycares and recreational facilities are common causes of drowning and suffocation in people in younger age brackets.
Treatments at medical facilities expose individuals to many risks that can cause personal injuries. Birth-related emergencies can lead to brain or nerve damage in a newborn, and surgical errors damage nerves and organs. Testing and diagnostic errors, reporting errors, and administrative errors in a hospital setting can be detrimental to the health and well-being of a patient.
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Types of Personal Injuries
Accidents, falls, unintentional errors, and recklessness can lead to every conceivable form of personal injury. Here are a few examples of the personal injuries from such incidents:
- Head and brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Bruises, cuts, lacerations, and disfigurement
- Amputations and other permanent injuries
- Whiplash and other neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Nerve, muscle, and connective tissue damage
- Fractured or broken bones
- Mental or psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Depending on the type of accident and the factors that caused or contributed to it, a personal injury lawyer serving Islip may be able to assist you. We can help collect the evidence needed to establish a personal injury claim against the at-fault parties responsible for your losses.
Personal Injury Liability
The examples above are a brief sample of where and how accidents can occur. Liability for any given incident will be based on who caused it and how. Consider the following examples.
- An untrained doctor makes a delivery mistake, leading to brain damage in a newborn infant.
- A delivery van driver drives while drowsy or under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causes a collision.
- A business or property owner or operator does not remove hazards from their property and someone slips, trips, or falls as a result and sustains an injury.
- A nursing home fails to maintain a comfortable interior temperature or provide food or water to its residents, and a resident becomes ill or dies as a result.
- Poor road signage or damaged roads lead to a collision.
For each of these cases, a different party—or multiple parties—may bear some of the liability for the incident and injuries. Depending on the case at hand, a doctor, a nurse, a truck driver, a trucking company, a government office, a nursing home staff member or administrator, or a business owner may be responsible for your injuries.
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How We Can Help
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P.’s personal injury lawyers serving Islip can help you:
- Gather evidence in support of your case
- Negotiate with the at-fault parties and their insurance companies
- Help you quantify and evaluate your damages
- Help you understand your rights and obligations for your injury case
Call our team at (631) 451-7900 to learn more about how personal injury cases are handled and how we may be able to assist you with your injury claim. Our staff can even answer any of your questions in Spanish.