Do I Have A Valid Personal Injury Claim?

Every year, more than 30,000 people are killed in car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. More than 4,000 workers are killed on the job. In addition to these deaths, nonfatal injuries occur every single day.

Injuries and accidental deaths cause untold suffering and pain. But not all accidents result in legal claims. How do you know if you have a claim for damages from an accident? The answer may be complicated; and sometimes, you may not know whether you have a case. That is why it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible — especially if you have been seriously injured.

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our legal team has been assessing and evaluating potential injury claims for decades. While a case will be determined by a complex set of laws and the individual circumstances, in general, three elements must be present for someone to have a successful personal injury claim.

Have You Been Injured In An Accident?

Do you have serious injuries? Did an accident cause those injuries? After a car accident, you may be eligible to recover money for your medical bills and lost wages under no-fault insurance law in New York. Following a construction accident, workers' compensation may provide similar benefits. But no-fault insurance or workers' compensation may not be enough to help you recover financially for serious injuries and pain and suffering. A personal injury lawsuit may yield significant money damages in addition to your insurance benefits.

Did Someone Else Cause Your Injury?

Who caused your accident? If you were injured because another person was negligent or careless, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to hold that person responsible for your damages. Workers who are injured on the job usually cannot sue their employer, but they may be able to hold a third party such as a property owner or contractor liable for their injuries. An experienced attorney will consider all potential defendants in a personal injury claim.

Can The Person Or Entity That Caused Your Injury Pay The Damages?

If you are injured and your injury was caused by the negligence of another person, you may be able to hold him or her accountable through a personal injury lawsuit. However, a lawsuit may not be worth your time unless the responsible party has the ability to pay. In many cases, the responsible party will have insurance coverage available to pay for your injuries. An experienced attorney will be able to help you identify all potential sources of financial recovery.

Get Your Case Evaluated Today

If you have been injured in an accident, contact our experienced New York City lawyers for a free initial consultation. We will evaluate your accident for potential legal claims and provide you with an assessment of those claims. Call 800-574-4LAW or contact us online for a free consultation.

Case Results

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    $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

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    $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

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    $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

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    $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

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    $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

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    $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.