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Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer

Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney

Helping Injured Victims in Brooklyn, NY

When you are injured in an accident, you may be left with serious injuries and a long road to recovery. You may also be facing mounting medical bills and other expenses, as well as lost wages from missed work. In these situations, you deserve to be compensated for your losses.

At Sutton & Smyth, LLP, we are dedicated to helping injured victims in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases, from car accidents to slip and falls to construction accidents. We understand the challenges you are facing, and we are here to help you fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact us online or call (866) 935-1862 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys in Brooklyn.

What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases?

Personal injury is a broad area of law that encompasses many different types of cases. At Sutton & Smyth, LLP, we have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car Accidents: Cases involving injuries sustained in car collisions, where negligence or recklessness of a driver contributes to the accident.
  • Truck Accidents: Similar to car accidents, but involving larger vehicles such as trucks. These cases can be more complex due to the additional regulations and potential multiple liable parties.
  • Bus Accidents: Injuries resulting from accidents involving buses, whether public or private, due to negligence or improper maintenance.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: Cases where pedestrians are injured due to the negligence of a driver, often in crosswalks or at intersections.
  • Bicycle Accidents: Injuries suffered by cyclists in accidents, often involving collisions with vehicles or hazards on the road.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Cases where individuals slip, trip, or fall on someone else's property due to hazardous conditions, such as wet floors or uneven surfaces.
  • Construction Accidents: Injuries that occur at construction sites, often due to unsafe working conditions, equipment failure, or negligence on the part of the employer or other workers.
  • Wrongful Death: Cases where a person's death is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party, leading to a legal claim on behalf of the deceased person's survivors.

These are just a few examples of the types of personal injury cases we handle. If you have been injured in any type of accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help you fight for the compensation you are owed.

New York Personal Injury Laws

Personal injury laws in New York, like in many other states, are designed to provide legal recourse for individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or misconduct of others. To succeed in a personal injury lawsuit in New York, you generally need to establish certain elements:

  1. Duty of Care: You must show that the defendant owed you a duty of care. This means that the defendant had a legal obligation to act reasonably and prevent harm.
  2. Breach of Duty: You need to demonstrate that the defendant breached their duty of care. This involves showing that the defendant's actions or failure to act fell below the standard of care expected in a given situation.
  3. Causation: Establish a direct link between the defendant's breach of duty and the injuries you suffered. It must be demonstrated that the defendant's actions were a substantial factor in causing your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: Show that the injuries were a foreseeable consequence of the defendant's actions. Proximate cause ensures that the defendant is held responsible only for the reasonably foreseeable consequences of their actions.
  5. Damages: Provide evidence of the actual damages you have suffered as a result of the defendant's actions. Damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other economic or non-economic losses.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident. This means that you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will likely lose your right to recover compensation.

There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you are filing a personal injury claim against a municipality, such as the City of New York, you must file a notice of claim within 90 days of the accident. You will then have one year and 90 days from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Additionally, if you are filing a personal injury claim against a private individual or business but the accident occurred on government-owned property, you will have a shorter time frame to file a lawsuit. In these cases, you will have three months to file a notice of claim and one year and 90 days to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Because the statute of limitations is so important, you must speak to a Brooklyn personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. An attorney can ensure that all necessary paperwork is filed on time and that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

What is the Average Settlement for a Personal Injury?

Many people wonder how much their personal injury claim is worth. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. The value of a personal injury claim will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of the injuries, the cost of medical treatment, the impact on the victim’s life, and more.

That being said, some general guidelines can help you understand what your claim may be worth. In New York, you can recover both economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury claim. Economic damages are those that are easily quantifiable, such as medical expenses and lost wages. Non-economic damages are those that are more subjective, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Because non-economic damages are more subjective, they can be more difficult to calculate. In some cases, non-economic damages may be equal to or greater than economic damages. In other cases, non-economic damages may be significantly less. Our experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can help you understand what your claim may be worth and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Contact us today at (866) 935-1862 to let us fight for your entitled compensation.

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