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Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney
Serious, life-changing accidents unfortunately happen all the time in Brooklyn, New York. Car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and medical malpractice are just a few ways in which people become hurt. These types of accidents are typically caused by the negligence of another person. Individuals that are hurt by this negligence can file a claim against the at-fault party to recover compensation for their medical bills, lost income, and more.
The personal injury process, however, is complex. If you have become hurt and need to file a claim, it is critical to speak to a knowledgeable Brooklyn personal injury attorney who can assist with your case. Contact Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. to request a free consultation.
Why Choose Our Personal Injury Attorneys?
After an accident, you need the right attorney to help with your case. Our experienced lawyers can help with your claim in a number of ways. When you choose us, we will:
- Evaluate your case for free
- Never charge for working on your case unless you win
- Accurately evaluate your claim so you receive the fair compensation you deserve
- Be available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Work tirelessly to exceed your expectations
Our firm has a proven track record of helping accident victims in Brooklyn, and we want to put that experience to work for you too.
Common Types of Personal Injury Claims
Accidents can happen in any number of ways. The most common types of personal injury claims we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective products
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- Bus accidents
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Dog bites
- Uber and Lyft accidents
Our specialized focus on these areas of personal injury law has given us the necessary knowledge to successfully pursue these claims.
Proving Negligence in Personal Injury Cases
A successful personal injury claim relies on proving that someone else was negligent. To prove negligence, you must prove four elements of your case:
Everyone owes everyone around them a certain duty of care. For example, all drivers are responsible for driving safely so they do not injure anyone else. Sometimes, duty of care is more difficult to prove. If you have a medical malpractice claim, it may be more difficult to prove you had a doctor-patient relationship if you did not see your own doctor or did not visit a hospital or other medical facility.
Any time a person does not provide their legal duty of care to others, they act negligently. Negligence is a breach of duty of care, but this is sometimes difficult to prove.
Personal injury claims are intended to restore you as wholly as possible to the condition you were in before the accident. If you did not sustain any injury or loss, there is nothing to compensate you for, so there is no claim.
An act of negligence is unfortunately not enough to pursue a personal injury claim. You must also show the direct link between the negligent act and your injuries.
Certain elements of proof are easier to prove than others. A Brooklyn personal injury attorney will know how to prove them by utilizing the right evidence and coordinating with your medical team.
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
All personal injury claims in New York have a statute of limitations, or a time limit. The statute of limitations can vary depending on which type of case you are filing. Generally speaking, however, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim. A number of facts and circumstances can affect the statute of limitations for any one claim. For example, claims involving government defendants typically have much shorter deadlines.
It is important to speak to a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer who can help ensure you do not miss any important deadlines. If the statute of limitations on your case expires, you will likely forfeit all right to compensation. Although three years sounds like a long time, it is not. A lot of work has to be done before your claim is filed, such as collecting evidence and determining the full extent of your injuries. All of that work takes time, so it is best to reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
Get Legal Help Today
If you have been injured in an accident, our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys can provide the sound legal advice you need. At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., we know how to determine who is responsible for your injuries and how to hold them accountable for paying the fair compensation you need. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.