New York Personal Injury Lawyer
Helping the Injured Seek Justice and Financial Compensation
Have you or a loved one become the victim of an accident? This is no doubt an incredibly difficult time for you, but there is hope with the help of a personal injury attorney. At Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP, we have the experience and dedication that it takes to help our clients seek the settlements or awards that will make all the difference as they work to rebuild and move on with their lives. So often, people become injured in avoidable accidents. We at the firm are passionate about holding negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused.
Personal injury is a broad area of the law, because there are about as many types of claims as there are ways to get injured. Personal injury claims can include emotional distress such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. They typically include physical harm such as broken bones, internal organ damage or a head or spine injury. They may include occupational illnesses such as mesothelioma or deafness. Ultimately, the worst accidents lead to the death of an individual constituting a wrongful death claim.
NBRS has taken multi-million dollar verdicts in both state and federal courts for the injured. Our attorneys represent individuals and their families for injuries and deaths resulting from slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents caused by driver negligence or poor road maintenance, construction accidents due to inadequate safety equipment or supervision and serious injuries caused by bicycle accidents, defective products or general negligence.
Types of Accident & Injury Claims We Handle
You can find helpful information regarding each of the types of personal injury claims that our attorneys handle by reviewing the brief descriptions or clicking on the relevant links listed below:
Perhaps one of the most catastrophic types of accidents, crashes involving passenger jets, helicopters and other aircraft often result in the death of all passengers aboard. Our attorneys handle cases involving collisions as well as accidents at terminals and on runways.
Pitted against a motor vehicle that may weigh 3,000 pounds or more, a bicycle and its rider stand little to no chance of avoiding injury. Some common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents include broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord damage, abrasions and contusions.
The majority of boating accidents occur as the result of inexperience or negligence on the part of the boat operator. Our firm handles cases involving recreational boating accidents as well as accidents and injuries sustained on cruise ships, Jet Skis, fishing boats and more.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when a person sustains a blow to the head. A closed or open head injury may cause serious damage to the brain. A TBI may also occur if the brain collides with the skull, as in the case of an auto accident where the victim's head suddenly whips forward. Consequences of this type of injury may include memory loss, loss of cognitive skills, personality changes, coma and concussion.
Severe burns are not only extremely painful but involve a long and expensive road to recovery through multiple surgeries, physical therapy and continued medical care. Recovering maximum compensation after a burn injury is therefore of the utmost importance, making it invaluable to have a skilled attorney to seek the money you need for medical bills, lost earnings and more.
A catastrophic injury may be defined as a physical and/or emotional injury that results or is expected to result in extensive, expensive medical treatment. Some examples include: brain injuries, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage and amputation.
Whether you were working at a construction site or were visiting or simply passing by, you may have sustained serious injuries caused by a fall, equipment malfunction, falling object or other incident. Our team can talk to you about your options in filing a personal injury lawsuit and/or seeking workers' comp benefits.
Although generally viewed as man's best friend, the truth of the matter is that dogs are still animals and are driven by instinct. If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries from the dog's owner. An attorney at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP can review your options with you.
General negligence may refer to a type of personal injury lawsuit involving a person or company that has acted without proper care or caution in the circumstances. Negligence may be viewed as any action or inaction that constitutes a failure to provide reasonable care, when this results in injury to another person.
Head and Spinal Injury
Some of the most serious personal injuries involve the head and spinal cord. Head trauma may result in brain damage and an injury to the spine may result in paralysis. To seek proper medical care and financial compensation for lost earnings and loss of future earnings as well as future medical assistance, you need a competent lawyer to fight for you. That is where our firm comes in the picture.
Nursing Home Abuse
Residents and patients at nursing homes in New York and throughout the U.S. deserve to be treated with respect and to receive a standard level of medical care as well as nutrition and hygiene. We take on cases involving physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, malnutrition, neglect and negligence in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Sexual Assault Victims
In addition to pressing criminal charges, a victim of sexual assault may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator. In doing so, a victim may be able to seek monetary compensation for physical and/or emotional injuries he or she sustained.
Slip and Fall
Slipping and falling is not only embarrassing but may cause serious injuries, particularly if the victim is elderly. If you slipped and fell on another's property, it is possible that you have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner if he or she was negligent in maintaining property grounds and therefore caused your accident.
The subway system is an integral part of New York's transportation system. Millions of people travel on subways and may be at risk of injury not only in a collision but in accidents at subway stations, platforms and in the subway cars themselves.
A train accident may be a disaster of epic proportions, causing considerable property damage and resulting in the loss of dozens or hundreds of lives, depending on the location of the accident and the number of passengers on the train.
Trip and Fall
A trip and fall accident may occur if there is an obstacle in a walkway or if some other hazardous condition makes it difficult to navigate a walkway, such as a large crack. If the owner of the property where the accident occurred was responsible, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries.
Violent Crime Victims
Victims and families of victims of violent crimes, such as assault, rape and murder may be able to take legal action in civil court. This means the perpetrator may face criminal charges as well as a civil lawsuit, wherein the victim or family would seek financial compensation for their injuries or loss.
A wrongful death may be described as a loss of life caused by negligence or wrongdoing on the part of another. Auto accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and dangerous prescription drugs may all be potential causes of wrongful death.
Contact Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP
Our firm has more than 150 years of combined experience helping those who have become victims of accidents obtain the compensation that they deserve. What is required to file a personal injury claim is the presence of negligence, strict liability or intentional wrongdoing. Negligence may be defined as a failure to act with proper caution or care, given the circumstances. Strict liability typically applies to product liability cases, where a defective consumer product has caused injury to one or more users. Intentional wrongdoing, as in cases involving assault or rape, the perpetrator acted intentionally to cause harm to another person. In any of these three scenarios, the victim may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the offender to hold him or her accountable.
Interested in learning more? You can schedule a free, confidential consultation with an attorney at our firm. We will be happy to review your potential case in order to determine how to best assist you. Contact a New York injury lawyer at our office today.
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