Accidents / Injury Law
Accident & Personal Injury Law deals strictly with civil wrong doings. These civil wrongs are under the category of tort law, as opposed to criminal law. Accident law plays a vital role in individual legal rights and balancing the power between individuals and corporations.
“Accident” cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm, or damages personal property and that person has to pay for the damage done. Under a legal rule known as the “statute of limitations,” any lawsuit arising from an accident or injury must be filed within a certain time limit or the injured person’s legal claim will be barred and his or her right to sue will be lost forever.
The following is a list of some types of accidents or injuries that could require the legal assistance of an experienced NY Accident and Personal Injury attorney:
- Automobile Accidents • Motorcycle Accidents • Truck Accidents • Bicycle Accidents • Bus & Subway Accidents • Airline Accidents • Train Accidents • Animal Bites • Dog Bites • Lack of Safety in Public Places • Product Defect Accidents • Construction Accidents • Workplace Injuries • Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents • Burns / Scars • Paralysis • Class Action Lawsuits • Injured Children • Wrongful Death Cases • Schoolyard Accidents • Playground Accidents • Broken Bones and Fractures.
New York Accident and Personal Injury lawyers represent clients on a “contingent fee basis” in which the attorney’s fee is a percentage of the plaintiff’s eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved, with no payment necessary if the case is unsuccessful.