If you or someone you love has sustained injury as a result of another
negligence, carelessness or wrongful behavior, you may be eligible to pursue compensation
from the liable party. Hiring a personal injury lawyer who possesses a
comprehensive understanding of negligence laws here in New York State
will give you a distinct advantage when it comes time to file your claim
or defend your case in court. Our lawyers have more than 30 years combined
personal injury law experience and we have helped numerous individuals maximize their
claims, even in cases where contributory negligence has been established.
We provide counsel on a contingency fee basis, so clients never have to
worry about paying up-front legal fees. To get started, all you need to
do is call our law firm today.
All personal injury claims and lawsuits, stemming from an act of negligence,
hinge on the victim's ability to definitively prove the negligent
party was responsible for causing his or her injuries. It does not matter
whether the negligent party's actions or inactions were intentional.
The law simply requires you to prove that the party who is allegedly liable
for your injuries acted irresponsibly or failed to act in the same responsible
way in which a prudent individual would act in the same circumstances.
If your injuries are found to have been caused as a result of another
person's gross negligence or reckless disregard for safety of others,
the court may award punitive damages in addition to any economic and non-economic
In personal injury cases it is not uncommon for the liable party to argue
that it is the victim who is partially or entirely responsible for his
or her own injuries. While this is often used as a tactic to deny liability,
if your injuries can be partially attributed to your own acts of negligence,
it will have an impact on the estimated value of your claim. State laws
refer to this as comparative negligence. According to New York Civil Practice
Law & Rules Article 14-A (1411-1413), recoverable damages will be
reduced in direct proportion to the percentage of fault assigned to the
victim. This does not mean that you as the victim will be ineligible to
recover damages, it only means you will be required to accept a certain
level of financial culpability for your own actions.
If you have been seriously injured and want to understand how state negligence
laws may affect your case, we advise you speak with a Long Island personal
injury lawyer at The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. right away. We are here to
help you maximize the amount you recover in your claim, and we are personally
committed to those we represent.