Personal injury is an area of the law whereby a system exists that holds those responsible for the injuries they cause accountable. Society in general has an interest in making victims of these actions whole, and generally, the legal standard used to determine if someone is liable for the injuries of another is negligence. What this means is that if a defendant in an action is found to have failed to act reasonably or in a way that most others would act in a similar situation, he or she can be found liable for the injured victim’s injuries.
Accidents can occur in almost any situation. While a genuine accident alone does not necessarily give rise to potential liability for the person or people responsible for it, an injured victim has the right to determine if the party responsible for the accident acted in such a way that he or she should have acted differently. In short, people need to act in a way that’s legally reasonable, and every accident needs to be analyzed to determine if someone failed to do so.
Types of Personal Injury
Personal injury refers to both the physical and the psychological injuries people often suffer after being involved in an accident. An accident can involve a variety of scenarios including but not limited to motor vehicle collisions, premises liability accidents, pharmacy prescription misfills, battery, and lead paint poisoning. Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience in all types of cases. Our attorneys dedicate the time and attention to each case to ensure that it is handled in a timely and efficient manner. Some of the personal injury actions we represent clients include: automobile accidents, wrongful death lawsuits, slip/trip and fall accidents, accidents occuring at schools, and construction site accidents. For further information, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
Depending on the extent of your injuries, monetary compensation can be obtained for medical bills, lost wages (past and future), rental car expenses incurred after an auto accident, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Our personal injury attorneys can provide you with more detailed information regarding your particular personal injury case.
If you believe you or a family member need a personal injury attorney, the attorneys at Slater Slater Schulman LLP want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at (212) 481-7400 (New York City office) or at (631) 420-9300 (Long Island office).