Personal Injury Lawyer in Queens
Grounds for Personal Injury Claims
A case for a personal injury claim is founded on the principle that another person was negligent, whether it was done on purpose or not and that individual’s carelessness brought about your injury. In a busy borough such as Queens, all too routine examples are single or multi vehicle accidents caused by a driver who is intoxicated. Another instance is a health care provider who engages in medical malpractice such as a failure to diagnose, medication errors, misdiagnosis or other medical errors that result in unwarranted illnesses andbirth or other injuries. A personal injury case can also take place when a private individual or the owner or manager of a business is negligent, causing a premises liability situation like a slip and fall accident, anassault or attack or dog bites.
The firm of Jaghab, Jaghab, and Jaghab, P.C. has helped countless people who have wrongly suffered injuries. Our firm has 85 years of combined legal practice and we have recovered many millions of dollars for our clients. A dedicated Queens personal injury attorney from our firm works hard to successfully resolve your legal issues so that you can focus on getting well and putting your life back in order, without added financial strain.
Recently, we obtained a $50,591,035 verdict in a case which involved a fall from scaffolding. Other settlements or verdicts our firm has secured of late were for a $500,000 car accident wrongful death situation, a $600,000 construction accident case that had resulted in a severe eye injury and a $440,000roof accident case.
Obtaining Workers’ Compensation
Whether it is a truck, car, train or motorcycle accident, a product liability situation, nursing home abuse or aworker’s compensation claim, the most important aspect of your case is going to be proving who caused your accident and the damages that took place, both economic and non-economic. While there are insurance companies who act in good faith, there are many cases in which valid claims are denied or settlement offers inadequate. There are innumerable instances of these companies attempting to greatly reduce the value of a claim, usually when the injured does not have an attorney on their side. Don’t take any chances with this crucial issue, as any serious accident is not only painful, devastating personally, but can lead to a financial disaster for the individual or family caring for them.
A common tactic is to quickly offer a personal injury victim a settlement check that will legally conclude any case that an individual has. Many times, these settlements are proposed as the insurance company knows that you may already have high medical costs, are not earning a wage and are in desperate need of income. Unfortunately, the amounts offered are frequently much less than what you will need. This is especially true with severe injuries such as those to the brain, spinal cord and others. An inadequate settlement can be quickly used up when in-home care, nursing facilities or future medical procedures and treatment become a necessity. Insurance company personnel are aware that when you retain an attorney to represent you, the final settlement amount you are paid is generally far, far higher in value than will be paid to victims who attempt to get a settlement without counsel on their side.
Even a seemingly straightforward worker’s compensation claim can become a bureaucratic nightmare. Workplace injuries from carpal tunnel syndrome to those from falling objects should be covered by worker’s compensation. This includes harm caused from occupational hazards such as exposure to toxins of various sorts, burns or cases involving car or truck accidents that are related to your work. If you have a workplace injury that was made worse by a preexisting injury or illness, this may fall under worker’s compensation as well. Those injured on the job should receive the benefits they are owed but many initial claims are denied. With the committed assistance of an attorney from our firm, the chances of winning your case on appeal are greatly enhanced.
In any personal injury case, it is important to not make statements or sign documents without advice from a proven attorney. These can be used to bring doubt as to the validity or value of your case or to stop you from taking legal action.
We begin your case by a detailed investigation into your accident and the injury that you received. All physical evidence and documents that further your claim will need to be compiled and analyzed. Medical logs, physician notes, hospital records and other kinds of data can be utilized in order to prove your case as well as police reports, witness statements and other confirming information. It is vital, however, to have an experienced lawyer who understands where and how to search for the required data.
If your injury was caused by another, contact a Queens personal injury lawyerfrom our firm to find out about your legal rights and whether you have grounds for legal action.
Links for Queens Resources
Personal Injury Information Center
Map of Queens
Information About Queens, NY