NYC Personal Injury Lawyer
Millions of Americans are seriously injured or killed in accidents or incidents each year, and a large percentage of these accidents are caused by someone other than the victim. Carelessness or negligence is a very large factor in personal injury cases, and it can be manifested in various types of accidents or other incidents that leave a victim seriously injured.
The injuries that result from accidents can include broken bones, spine injuries, head trauma, brain damage, internal injuries, burns, lacerations and abrasions, and coma. If you have been injured in one of the above accidents, or a similar accident, then you may be able to secure considerable compensation from the person or persons responsible, or their insurance company. Our New York City personal injury attorneys practice law in the following areas:
Although statistics show air travel to be the safest mode of transportation, this does not take into account the fact that the method of travel is being compared to much more utilized methods, i.e. driving, bicycling, etc. It must not be forgotten that airplane accidents are still a very real danger, and every year many people are injured or killed in these types of accidents.
Amusement Park Accidents
Many do not consider the dangers involved at an amusement park. Consumers are there to have fun and rely on the staff to provide a safe environment. Unfortunately any number of incidents can occur when rides are not fully regulated.
When boat operators don't practice safe boating habits they put themselves and others on the water at risk. Negligence is a big component to many of the boating accidents that are reported every year, whether from drinking and boating, unsafe operations, or other forms of inattention. If you were injured in a boat accident, the boat operator may be to blame.
While not as frequent as car accidents, bus accidents cause man serious injuries on a yearly basis. Those riding a bus do not typically have a seat belt or other form of protection to help restrain them from moving about the vehicle if an accident occurs. Others can be hit by a bus and the large force results in extreme damage.
Our team represents victims of car accidents throughout New York City, handling car accident insurance claims with professionalism and an attention to detail that allows us to seek fair compensation for their injuries. We can handle cases involving pedestrians, bicycle riders, taxi cabs and many more.
If you were involved in an accident that left you suffering from debilitating injuries, your situation could warrant a catastrophic injury claim. Catastrophic injuries are those that severely injury a person or result in lifelong physical / mental disabilities.
Civil Rights Litigation
Victims of police brutality,
false arrests and other civil rights violations can turn to our experienced team for help. We are committed to asserting the rights of our clients to the fullest extent in these important matters.
Whether a person is working at a construction site or is simply passing by, it is possible that an accident may cause that person to be injured. An accident of this kind has the potential to cause serious injuries, and it is therefore crucial to seek maximum compensation for any and all medical care, lost earnings and other losses.
Even drugs that were initially approved by the FDA may cause serious side effects. If you or a loved one has experienced side effects from a prescription or over-the-counter drug that have caused lasting or permanent injury, it is important to discuss your options in filing a civil lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company or other responsible party.
A dog attack may cause both physical and psychological scars, leaving a victim struggling with medical bills and a life that may never be the same. In New York, a dog owner may be held strictly liable for medical bills or veterinary costs associated with a dog attack.
Drowning accidents can occur on lakes and rivers or in oceans and swimming pools. When supervision is lax or nonexistent around any type of open body of water, the results can be serious, especially when children are involved. Significant injuries and even death can occur when a person drowns, and it has been found that these accidents could often have been avoided.
While buildings and cities have workers that are required to run tests and constantly check the safety of elevators that does not prevent all accidents from occurring. While many may not question their safety when they step into an elevator, not only do numerous accidents occur each year, but elevator accidents can also result in fatalities when an elevator makes an unexpected move.
Escalators are used by many at airports, malls and other areas. Often times they can be located in high traffic areas and in the increase in people can make it easier for an accident to occur. Some may find themselves caught in the escalator unable to free themselves. An escalator is a powerful force and being left unable to stop its movement can lead to unfortunate injuries.
If you were injured in a ferry boat accident in New York City, an attorney should be called upon to help investigate the situation. These types of accidents are often caused by negligent or reckless behaviors that fall out of compliance with the Coast Guard's national set of safety standards, making the need for a personal injury attorney necessary.
An issue that does not get a lot of attention, lead poisoning affects a high number of individuals each year. Typical among children, the poisoning occurs when lead enters through the body somehow and reaches the blood stream. This carries it throughout and can cause a number of illnesses.
Malpractice on the part of a professional in the health care field may result in extensive patient injury. Our firm handles cases of this kind involving surgical injuries, medication errors, nursing negligence and much more.
While asbestos is now banned, it does not mean it has been completely wiped out. Sometime the effects of an exposure do not occur until years down the road. Individuals may be unaware of the severity of the exposure and now they are left with the rare form of cancer.
An auto accident that involves a motorcycle has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries, most often to the motorcyclist. It is crucial to get experienced legal counsel in handling a motorcycle accident insurance claim if you wish to have the opportunity to recover the fair compensation you deserve.
Many find themselves the victim of another person's negligence. When care is not taken out and the reckless actions of a person cause you to be harmed you deserve to be compensated. Negligence can occur in any instance whether you are on the road or are under the care of hospital staff. When it does you need someone to fight for you.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes in New York City and throughout the state have an obligation to treat elderly patients with the level of care they need. They should provide proper nutrition and a hygienic, safe environment where appropriate medical care is available when needed. Unfortunately, this does not always occur.
In 2009 alone, more than 4,000 people lost their lives in some type of pedestrian accident. Walkers, bikers, skateboarders, roller skaters, and anyone else who travels on city sidewalks are at risk of being injured in this type of accident, especially considering the fact that pedestrian accidents are believed to be on the rise.
Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that relates to accidents and injuries that occur on another's property, due to negligence on the part of the property owner. Our team can handle cases of this kind involving slip and fall accidents, security negligence and other incidents that have left a lawful visitor or customer injured.
When a defective or dangerous product makes it to the shelves in and into the hands of consumers, the results may be catastrophic. Numerous people may be seriously injured or may lose their lives due to a defective children's toy, tool, home appliance or medical device.
Both the railroad workers and the passengers of travelling train cars can be significantly injured if an accident occurs. In addition, railroad workers are susceptible to potential harm even while they are performing the standard duties of their job. Accidents related to the railroad can occur on the job, at a crossing, or while riding down the tracks.
Slip & Fall
Inadequate lighting, standing water or obstacles in walkways and defective stairs may cause slip or trip and fall accidents to occur. If negligence was the reason for a slip and fall accident, the property owner may be held accountable.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Defective drain filters have been a leading cause of swimming pool accidents in states throughout the nation. In addition, more swimming pool accidents have occurred at the hands of a negligent lifeguard or pool owner who failed to properly guard against the potential for drowning.
Any number of individuals may have had a surgical procedure involving Transvaginal mesh that was used to treat issues such as prolapse of the bladder or pelvis. Unfortunately the treatment to the ailments has left many with further complications such as bleeding or mesh erosion.
Trip & Fall
It is easy to trip and fall with all the uneven surfaces that are walking on daily. A crack in the road or a construction issue in a building can all lead a person to trip. While often times a trip can be easily recovered and may only cause bruising if anything, others deal with more threatening injuries that require medical treatment.
Commercial trucks may weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds. They may carry heavy or dangerous cargo, such as timber or gasoline. When a truck like this collides with another vehicle, the results may be tragic. If you or someone you know was injured in a truck accident in the New York City area, make sure you involve an attorney who will fight for you.
If you lost a loved one, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit if another person or company was responsible. It may have been a car accident, construction accident, instance of medical malpractice or defective product. Our team can determine who should be held legally responsible so we can seek justice.
Talented Injury Lawyers in New York
We at Hecht Kleeger & Damashek possess 75 years of combined experience in representing those who have been seriously injured through others' negligence or wrongdoing. We believe that accident victims should be fully compensated for their injuries and other damages, rather than having to pay out of pocket for their various accident-related expenses. We therefore fight on their behalf for the resources they need to recover to the fullest possible extent. If you need legal help and financial compensation in the aftermath of your injury accident, and we will do all we can to obtain what you deserve. Contact our firm if you need legal help to pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered in an accident.