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A personal injury can be caused by the intentional or negligent actions of another. An intentional injury is usually some form of assault, and the perpetrator may be prosecuted criminally by the state in addition to being liable for damages to the injured party in civil court. Most of the time, however, when we are talking about personal injury, we are speaking of an injury caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of another. These acts may not be considered crimes, but the victims still suffer grave harm. Negligent conduct that causes personal injuries can result in thousands of dollars in medical costs and property damage for the victims, as well as uncountable losses in the form of emotional trauma and physical suffering.
Personal injury claims, also known as torts, are based on the principle that, throughout our day, we owe various duties to those around us. For example, when we’re driving, we owe a duty to other drivers and pedestrians to drive safely and attentively. When we have guests in our home, we have a duty to ensure that our home is reasonably safe for visitors and that there are no hidden hazards that could cause them injury. When one person owes a legal duty to another, but breaches that duty, and the breach of that duty causes an injury, then the victim may have a right to file a tort claim for the value of their injuries.
In a personal injury, damages typically include property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In order to recover for these damages, the injured party – the plaintiff – must be able to prove to a jury every element of the case, including the duty, the breach, the fact that the breach caused their injuries, and damages. All the while, the defendant, who is most often represented by a team of insurance company lawyers, will challenge every aspect of the victim’s case, claiming that there was no duty owed, that the defendant did not breach any duty, or that any action of the defendant did not cause the victim’s damages. Proving a personal injury claim requires a thorough knowledge of the law and how it relates to the facts at hand, as well as the skill to persuade a jury and overcome legal challenges put up by the defense. New York personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has dedicated his career to fighting for victims of injury accidents in New York. He has won millions in damages on behalf of negligence victims and knows what it takes to prove an injury claim to an insurance adjuster, judge, or jury. Contact our New York injury law offices for a no-cost consultation on your accident claim.
We’ve spent years fighting for New York City personal injury victims. Over time, we’ve developed experience representing clients with claims falling in all categories of personal injury law, including:
Everyone’s life has been touched by a motor vehicle accident. On NYC’s congested streets, a day doesn’t go by without a serious crash that leaves the victim’s life changed forever. Car accident victims often need an experienced lawyer’s help in getting the full value of the damages they’re owed, even from their own car insurance carrier. When an accident causes serious damage that exceeds the no-fault threshold, victims may need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver to recover all the money they’re owed.
Businesses and other public places have a legal duty to keep their premises safe for visitors. When businesses allow dangerous hazards to arise, such as puddles of liquid that can cause a slip-and-fall accident, victims of these accidents have a right to seek money damages for the costs associated with their injuries such as their medical care or missed wages.
Most doctors are attentive and thorough, committed to providing their patients with the best care that they can offer. Unfortunately, mistakes such as missed diagnoses, surgical errors, or improper medication doses can leave patients with devastating—even fatal—injuries.
Construction workers have some of the most dangerous jobs in the world. In order to prevent as many injuries as possible, employers have a duty to provide their workers with safety equipment and safe working conditions. If a property owner or contractor neglects these duties, they can be held liable under New York law for their workers’ injuries.
Large commercial trucks are difficult to maneuver under the best of circumstances, but in New York’s congested and complex driving landscape, it can become almost impossible to navigate roadways safely. There are thousands of truck accidents across New York every year, and the victims are typically passenger vehicle occupants rather than the truck drivers themselves. Tractor-trailer semi trucks, which can reach well over 80,000 pounds when fully loaded with cargo, can cause devastating injuries when involved in a crash.
Motorcycles can be a fuel-efficient, and time-efficient, means of transportation, but motorcycle riders also face a great deal of risk. Inattentive drivers, dangerous roadway conditions, and defective motorcycles can all lead to serious crashes, leaving New York motorcycle riders vulnerable to serious injuries.
Catastrophic accidents can lead to devastating physical injuries, including damage to the brain in the form of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. These injuries can leave victims not only physically incapacitated, but also mentally and emotionally altered. Due to the complexity of proving the extent of brain injury claims and the costs involved in treating them, is important to have a seasoned New York brain injury attorney on your side.
Call Attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes after a Serious New York Personal Injury Accident
We represent people who have suffered serious, catastrophic injuries and represent families who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death action. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury in New York City due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, contact Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. for a free consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable New York personal injury lawyer.