After an accident, you may be contacted by an insurance adjustor for an at-fault person or entity. The purpose of the call may be to elicit information about the accident in order to show that you are responsible for it. You should consult your own personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, rather than giving a statement to an insurance adjustor or attorney. Whether you are dealing with the consequences of a car accident, an incident of medical malpractice, an injury by a defective product, a construction accident, or another devastating accident, the experienced New York City personal injury lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf are ready to fight for your right to compensation.Motor Vehicle Accidents
In most personal injury cases arising from motor vehicle accidents, you will need to establish the negligence of a defendant driver. This means that you will need to show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care, failed to abide by that duty, and thereby caused injuries to the plaintiff. Many drivers behave carelessly behind the wheel, such as by texting while driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding excessively, or failing to yield at intersections. These actions likely would support a negligence claim. A victim may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other costs and losses.
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If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold the owner responsible through a premises liability claim. These cases often arise from accidents caused by dangerous and defective conditions at the premises. You will need to establish the negligence of the property owner, which essentially means showing that the owner knew or reasonably should have known about the dangerous condition, and the owner failed to repair it or warn visitors about it.
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Bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate if your doctor deviated from accepted medical standards and practices, and this deviation was the cause of your injuries. Your attorney will need to consult experts on your behalf to confirm that there has been a deviation from proper and accepted medical practice.
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Nursing home neglect and abuse unfortunately may result from understaffing, a lack of qualifications, inadequate maintenance of a facility and its equipment, inadequate background checks, or the inadequate training of staff. It may be difficult for families to realize that their loved ones are being neglected or abused. Some common warning signs are bedsores, unexplained fractures, mood changes, and social withdrawal. We may be able to recover compensation if you or a loved one has been subjected to this reprehensible conduct.Construction Accidents
Construction sites are dangerous places, and many workers are hurt on scaffolding, ladders, hoists, slings, and other similar devices. Often, there is a basis for a claim against a general contractor or owner under Sections 200, 240 and 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law, depending on the type of accident. Our firm can help determine who was responsible and whether a personal injury action may be filed.
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A plaintiff's product liability lawsuit may be brought under three theories in New York: negligence, strict product liability, and breach of warranty. A Product Liability Case may be based on a flaw in the manufacturing of the defective product or on the defective design of the product, which may include a failure to warn of the dangerous condition of the product.
When someone dies through the negligent act of another, a wrongful death claim can result. A family bringing a wrongful death claim after a fatal accident or medical malpractice may be able to recover compensation for their pecuniary loss and in certain cases for the conscious pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death. They would need to establish that the death was caused by a defendant's careless or wrongful actions, the victim could have brought a personal injury case if they had not died, one or more of the victim’s relatives or beneficiaries suffered a loss due to the death, and damages were incurred that may be recovered by the estate.Other Practice Areas
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The New York City personal injury attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf provide knowledgeable representation to accident victims. We represent people in New York County, the Bronx, Kings and Queens, as well as Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties, and throughout New York. Our firm also maintains a New Jersey office, from which we can represent people throughout The State of New Jersey. Call us at 212-943-1090 or use our online form to set up a free consultation with a car accident attorney or enlist our assistance with another personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death claim.