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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.
The law of negligence, also known as torts, means that one party breached a duty that was owed to another, and the breach of that duty caused a legal injury for which the law provides a remedy, such as money damages. 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, causation, and damages. All the while, the defendant, who is most often represented by a team of insurance company lawyers, will challenge every aspect of your case, claiming that there was not duty owed, that the defendant did not breach any duty, or that any action of the defendant did not cause your damages. Proving your case requires a thorough knowledge of the law and how they relate to the facts at hand, as well as the skill to persuade a jury and overcome legal challenges put up by the defense.
Our office represents people who have been injured in a variety of different circumstances, including:
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.