The Lambrou Law Firm P.C. concentrates the majority of its practice on helping people in New York who have been injured through no fault of their own, whether from a speeding or distracted driver, a neglectful business owner, an incompetent doctor or hospital, or other negligent actor. Even though you are the injured party, the burden falls on you to take all the steps necessary to be compensated for your injuries by the responsible party. This is no easy task, especially if you are unfamiliar with the laws and processes of New York personal injury law. Below are some important facts to know about pursuing a personal injury claim in New York. Contact the Lambrou Law Firm if you have any questions or if you need assistance recovering compensation in any of the following types of accidents or injuries.
Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents – New York’s no fault law limits the ability to pursue claims against negligent drivers unless you meet the criteria for a “serious injury” under the law. Insurance companies fight hard to keep these cases away from a jury, and they try to get the case dismissed before it ever has a chance to be heard. The Lambrou Law Firm fends off these attacks on your rights and fights to get you your day in court whenever a reasonable settlement cannot be reached after a serious New York car accident.
Bicycle Accidents – New York Vehicle & Traffic Law prohibits drivers from opening their door into traffic unless it is reasonably safe to do so. Bicyclists who suffer serious injury after getting “doored” on New York city streets may hold the negligent driver liable for this dangerous and unsafe maneuver.
Pedestrian Accidents – Pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks, but this doesn’t prevent drivers from running red lights, making left-hand turns at intersections while pedestrians are in the crosswalk, or making other dangerous maneuvers that put the lives of pedestrians at risk. Negligent drivers may stop in the crosswalk, forcing the pedestrian to walk outside of the crosswalk into traffic. When cars do slow or stop for crossing pedestrians, trailing vehicles may recklessly whip around the slowed or stopped vehicle, not realizing there is a pedestrian in the street.
Slip and Fall – Property owners owe a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. The slip and fall attorneys at the Lambrou Law Firm hold restaurants, grocery stores, retail shops and others liable for failing to keep their floors clean, clear and dry for the safety of their customers.
Dog Bites – New York dog bite law is a confusing array of strict liability and negligence legal theories. Dog bites can be seriously painful, debilitating, traumatizing and most tragically, fatal. Whether seeking compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering or punitive damages, the Lambrou Law Firm understands what is required to bring a successful claim under New York law.
Medical Malpractice – Doctors and other health care professionals are held to the high standard of knowledge, skill and care expected for members of their profession. Doctors and hospitals can and should be held responsible for injuries caused by their medical mistakes, including surgical errors, misdiagnosis and birth injuries. Medical malpractice claims are complex matters, but you can count on the experienced team at the Lambrou Law Firm to pursue your case with diligence, dedication and hard work.
Defective Product Injuries – Product manufacturers owe a duty to only market products that are safe for their intended use and other reasonably foreseeable uses. Large corporations continue to put profits ahead of public safety and would rather spend their money fighting claims than making simple changes to make their products safer. The Lambrou Law Firm holds product makers strictly liable for their design defects, manufacturing defects or other product failures which result in serious injury to consumers at home, at work or in their car.
Workplace Accidents – Injured workers often think that New York Workers’ Compensation benefits are the only payments they can expect after an on-the-job injury. Often times, however, the accident or injury is the responsibility of some third party, and the injured worker may have a civil negligence claim in addition to workers’ comp. Call the Lambrou Law Firm for a free evaluation of your potential claims after being injured on the job in New York City.
Serious accident victims need the help of a serious attorney with the knowledge, skills and experience to get them a full and fair amount of compensation to deal with their injuries. For help with even the most catastrophic losses, call the Lambrou Law Firm P.C. at 212-285-2100 for a free consultation on your claims with a caring, dedicated and successful New York personal injury attorney.