Personal Injury Lawyers
New York and NYC personal injury lawyers Goldberg and Dohan are helping injured people in: Albany, Binghamton, Bronx, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Catskills, Chautauqua, Elmira, Fairfield, Finger lakes, New Rochelle, White Plains, Glen falls, Hudson Valley, Ithaca, Long Island, Suffolk, Nassau, Manhatten,Nanuet, Nyack, Spring Valley, Oneonta, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Queens, Rochester, Staten island, Syracuse, Rockland County, Twin Tiers, Utica, Watertwown, Westchester and all of New York State.
Personal injury law, also known as civil “tort” law, covers many types of cases where someone has been physically or emotionally injured as the result of an incident or accident. Personal injury law generally focuses on identifying who is liable, responsible or “at-fault,” for causing an injury. These liable parties can be a person, a company or even the government and are called “tortfeasors”. Next, a determination is made as to the injured victim’s damages that were caused by the tortfeasor, and whether the person or company has insurance or the resources necessary to recover for the claim. Once fault, damages and ability to pay are determined, we proceed forward with the case, attempting to recover the maximum value for the injured victim in the least amount of time.
Accidents and Incidents:
Personal injury occurs as a result of many types of accidents and incidents and in a variety of places. Examples include the following:
- motor vehicle accidents such as car accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle and ATV accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents; and railroad/train accidents.
- airplane/aviation accidents;
- cruise ship accidents;
- boat accidents;
- fire and explosion accidents;
- premises liability cases such as slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls, inadequate security, bar fights, robberies, rape and other criminal acts resulting in injuries to victims
- dog bites;
- construction accidents;
- work-related accidents; and
- product liability cases.
Our website has more information individually about the types of incidents or accidents in each section.
It is not uncommon to see an injury victim who does not even realize that they have a personal injury case. In some instances, it takes an experienced civil trial lawyer to make this determination. For example, many injury victims who are injured at work often hire an attorney to present a workers’ compensation claim and never realize that a separate claim (also known as a “third party” claim or case) may also be brought against an at-fault person or corporation, unrelated to the injured worker’s employer, to recover their full lost wages and pain and suffering, since the workers’ compensation law does not allow a complete recovery for these damages.
Injuries and Medical Care:
As a result of a personal injury accident or incident, injury victims many times sustain a variety of different injuries including:
- spinal cord, nerve, back and neck injuries;
- soft tissue injuries such as herniated discs, torn ligaments, and torn muscles;
- bone fractures;
- burn injuries;
- brain injuries;
- catastrophic injuries such as amputations;
- emotional injuries; and
- wrongful death.
Ensuring that an injury victim gets any necessary medical care, as soon after an incident as possible, is a top priority on the way to getting back to living. In presenting any personal injury claim, all injuries claimed must be proven to have been causally related to the incident (this is known as “causation”). To do so, it is extremely important that the injured victim seek medical care as soon as possible after an accident. Otherwise, insurance companies will tactically use the delay in medical care against the injury victim to deny their claim by saying that an injury was a result of some other event unrelated to the accident. Although an injury victim may have a legitimate reason for such delay, such as the lack of financial resources or having no health insurance, a delay in medical care will nevertheless present a hurdle in your personal injury claim. At Goldberg & Dohan, our legal team works with top physicians and other experts to ensure that injury victims get the medical care they need and deserve as quickly as possible.
Personal injury law allows an injury victim to recover for their damages, caused as a result of someone else’s fault. The types of damages that can be recovered include the cost of past and future medical care, past and future lost wages, and pain and suffering. Sometimes proving these damages takes the help of outside experts, including engineers, economists, vocational consultants and non-treating physicians. Our Firm has the necessary resources to retain these experts to present an injured victim’s case and fight the big pocket companies that attempt to deny compensating them.
At Goldberg & Dohan, our trial lawyers have a rich understanding of personal injury law, as well as expertise in the courtroom, and have represented thousands of injury victims from the beginning of their case through trial. Our ultimate objective is to work hard to ensure that our clients receive all necessary medical care, get paid for their damages, and to recover the maximum value for their case so that they can get back to living.
If you, or someone you know is injured in any way, call our office now at 305-536-3400, toll free at 1-800-270-1710, e-mail us, or complete a free case evaluation for a consultation directly with one of our attorneys.