Drivers, healthcare providers, premises owners, and others must always act carefully, safely, and reasonably. When individuals and entities violate this duty of care, serious accidents—and debilitating injuries—can result. When accidents happen, many individuals don’t know what to do or whom they should speak with after their accident.
After an accident, seek prompt medical care even if you don’t know whether you suffered an injury. Many injuries do not manifest until weeks or months after an accident. Moreover, some injuries—like traumatic head injuries—become far worse the longer they go untreated.
Make your next step to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to assist you with your claim or lawsuit.
The experienced Lake Grove personal injury lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP understand how frustrating it is to suffer injuries in an accident that results from someone else’s negligence. Unlike other law firms in the area, our team only handles personal injury cases.
This means that we don’t represent large insurance companies or their interests. When you retain Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP to represent you in your personal injury case, you can rest assured that we will look out for your legal interests only.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in an accident that resulted from negligence, don’t wait to seek legal representation. Let us help you pursue and recover the compensation you deserve. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a skilled Lake Grove personal injury lawyer, please call us today or contact us online to learn more.
Table of Contents
- Recovering Compensation for Injured Accident Victims
- What is Negligence?
- Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- What Are Some Common Injuries that Accident Victims Suffer?
- Contact a Lake Grove Personal Injury Lawyer Today
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Lake Grove, call 516-451-7900
Recovering Compensation for Injured Accident Victims
Not all personal injury lawyers are the same, and you want a legal team on your side that has a strong track record of success when it comes to litigating personal injury cases in Long Island.
Some of our successful case results include a $2.5 million settlement for a 16-year-old who sustained severe injuries in a multi-vehicle crash, along with a jury verdict of $2,390,000 in another motor vehicle accident case. We also have one of New York’s largest settlements of 2018, $25.4 million for a teen injured in a motor vehicle accident. We’ve also recovered favorable settlement compensation for injured workers and victims of nursing negligence and dog bites.
Our lawyers aggressively fight for fair settlement compensation. However, we are not afraid to file a lawsuit and take on the insurance company in court if necessary.
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What is Negligence?
In a personal injury case, an individual or entity is negligent when they fail to act reasonably under the circumstances. Typically, a party is negligent when they do something that a hypothetical reasonable person would not have done under the same or similar circumstances. Alternatively, a party is negligent when they fail to do something that a hypothetical reasonable person would have done under the same circumstances.
To recover monetary compensation in a personal injury claim, the accident victim has the sole legal burden of proof. They alone must establish all of the elements of their claim, and the at-fault party does not need to prove anything in the case.
To remain eligible for damages, the accident victim must demonstrate:
- That another party was negligent
- That the other party’s negligence was a cause of the accident
- That they suffered at least one injury in the accident
- That the accident was a cause of their injury or injuries
The skilled team of Lake Grove personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP can help you prove the legal elements of your claim so that you’re eligible to recover monetary compensation for your injuries. We can help you maximize the compensation you recover via settlement negotiations or litigation in the court system.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Regarding representation in your personal injury case, you want a skilled legal team on your side that regularly handles cases in the Long Island court system. After all, if your case goes to trial, a local jury will decide the outcome—including the total of damages to award you for your injuries.
Our knowledgeable team of attorneys has extensive experience settling and litigating cases involving:
Car accidents – Car crashes are unfortunately an all-too-common occurrence on the Long Island Expressway and other local roads. These accidents typically result from driver error and negligence.
In some instances, car crashes occur when a driver fails to obey New York driving laws, such as speed limits. Other drivers might fail to yield the right-of-way at a traffic intersection when they are supposed to do so. At other times, drivers engage in aggressive driving and road rage, such as when they tailgate other vehicles or zealously weave in and out of traffic without using their turn signals. Finally, some car crashes happen when drivers ignore the road and operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Truck accidents – Truck accidents also commonly occur when drivers are negligent. They might be fatigued while driving and resort to drugs to try and keep themselves awake for long periods. Unfortunately, those drugs sometimes have the opposite effect, and a truck driver becomes sleepy while driving.
At other times, truck drivers fail to follow state and federal motor carrier safety regulations, especially concerning load limits and how they secure cargo to a trailer. Finally, some truck accidents happen when trucking companies are negligent. For example, the trucking company might negligently hire an irresponsible driver or fail to terminate them after they cause an accident.
Motorcycle crashes and bicycle crashes – With the limited exception of their helmets, cyclists have very little protection. If they fall to the ground in an accident, they can suffer severe injuries, including road rash, concussions, and broken bones.
In many instances, these accidents result from negligent driving. However, cities and municipalities are sometimes to blame for motorcycle and bicycle crashes. When municipalities fail to maintain their roads, deep cracks or potholes can dislodge a cyclist from their vehicle, causing them to fall to the ground and suffer injuries.
Construction accidents – Builders and construction workers are especially susceptible to severe injuries since they work around heavy and dangerous equipment. If a construction worker suffers an injury on the job, they can bring a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, in some instances, they can file a claim against a responsible third party, such as a supervisor, contractor, or defective equipment manufacturer.
Pedestrian accidents – Pedestrian accidents usually happen when drivers are negligent around crosswalks, parking lots, and parking garages. They might become distracted and fail to see a pedestrian in the vicinity, negligently striking them and knocking them to the ground.
Slip-and-fall accidents – Premises owners must maintain their properties at all times. Consequently, they must regularly inspect their properties for unknown dangers. If they come across a hazard, they must promptly warn about it or correct the dangerous condition within a reasonable time. If they fail to do so and a visitor slips, falls, and injures themselves, the victim can hold the property owner responsible.
Boating accidents – Just as drivers must operate their vehicles carefully and safely, the same goes for boat operators. These individuals must keep within the speed limit, refrain from intoxicated boat operation, and ensure that boat docks are free of large spills and debris. When a boat owner or operator is negligent in that regard, they can be responsible for any injuries that occur.
Medical malpractice – Healthcare providers, including doctors and nurses, owe their patients a very high duty of care. When a medical provider acts unreasonably under the circumstances, such as by botching a surgical procedure, leaving an instrument in the patient’s body after the procedure, or operating on the wrong body part, the injured patient can hold the medical provider accountable.
Dog bites – When it comes to dog bites, New York combines strict liability and negligence laws. A dog owner is automatically responsible for medical bills that a bite victim incurs from a dog bite—even if the owner exercised a reasonable degree of care in restraining their dog. This is true regardless of whether the dog exhibited aggressive behavior or attacked someone before.
A dog owner is only responsible for other related expenses when they fail to use reasonable care—or warn others about the dog’s vicious propensities in advance. Finally, a dog owner is strictly liable for pain and suffering if they knew of the dog’s prior vicious propensity and it bites or injures a person in an attack.
Wrongful death – Losing a loved one is never easy. This is especially true if the accident was avoidable had the responsible individual exercised reasonable care. When a loved one succumbs to their injuries in an accident, the surviving family members can pursue a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, seeking various damages.
Potential wrongful death damages include:
- Compensation for burial and funeral expenses.
- Loss of the deceased individual’s care and companionship.
- Loss of the decedent’s future income.
Defective products – In some instances, accidents and injuries result from defective products. The product can blow up or malfunction somehow, injuring the consumer. Manufacturers must properly design and manufacture their products before making them available for purchase.
When they fail in this regard and a consumer suffers an injury, they can pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible manufacturer, distributor, or other entity in the distribution chain.
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What Are Some Common Injuries that Accident Victims Suffer?
Accident victims can suffer extremely serious injuries, depending upon the type of accident and how it occurs. Accident victims whose bodies strike the ground are especially susceptible to permanent injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Accident victims may suffer broken bones, soft tissue injuries, internal damage, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and traumatic head injuries.
Many of these injuries require prompt medical treatment after an accident. A medical provider can take the necessary MRIs, x-rays, and CAT scans to determine the nature and extent of your injuries. The provider can then render the necessary medical treatment or refer you for follow-up care at a different facility.
Seeking prompt medical treatment after an accident is the single most crucial step you can take. If the insurance company sees that you delayed medical treatment too long or that you did not treat continuously for your injuries, they will refuse to offer you significant monetary compensation. By treating early and often, you show the insurance company that you take your medical treatment seriously and you suffered a serious injury in your accident.
While you focus on getting better, our experienced legal team at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP, can take the necessary steps to get your personal injury claim rolling. We can request the necessary documents, including copies of the police report, eyewitness statements, lost wage documents, and medical records to date. Once you complete your medical treatment, we can forward a settlement demand package to the appropriate insurance company adjuster and begin negotiating favorable settlement compensation on your behalf.
Talk with an Experienced Lake Grove Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you suffered injuries in an accident that resulted from another person’s negligence, you need experienced legal representation on your side as soon as possible. Never represent yourself in a personal injury legal action. If you do, the insurance company will make your life difficult, take advantage of you, and lowball any settlement offers.
The skilled legal team at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP is available to represent you at every stage of your legal proceedings, beginning on your accident date and up through trial, if your case goes that far. Our aggressive lawyers have prepared themselves to take on the insurance company directly and fight for your right to the monetary compensation you deserve.