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The impact of a serious injury stemming from an unexpected accident can be significant, and even life-changing. The physical, emotional, and financial harm that results from an accident can be stressful and frustrating, taking months or even years for a  full recovery.

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, our Yonkers personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping those who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of others. We may not be able to heal your injuries, but we can pursue legal remedies on your behalf to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another, contact us immediately to discuss your case. We are committed to protecting your best interests and lending you the legal support you deserve during this difficult time.

Why Choose Our Yonkers Personal Injury Lawyers?

Lever & Ecker, PLLC is a full-service New York personal injury law firm that provides exceptional representation to clients in Yonkers, New York who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of others:

  • We have more than 60 years of combined experience successfully representing clients in all personal injury matters.
  • We are committed to you and your best interests from the moment we take on your case. We are available for communication 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we will not hesitate to meet with you whenever and wherever it is most convenient for your needs.
  • We have a reputation for excellence and results, and we have successfully represented thousands of clients throughout New York, securing multiple significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
  • We take on all cases on a contingency fee basis – we charge no upfront costs, and there are no fees throughout the duration of the case. You only pay for legal expenses if we secure a verdict or settlement on your behalf. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

Why Do You Need a Yonkers Personal Injury Attorney?

When involved in an accident involving injury to yourself or a loved one, it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced attorney for guidance, counsel, and general peace of mind. Some personal injury cases may initially seem fairly simple. However, seemingly straightforward cases can quickly turn complicated as, for example, new evidence is presented and additional parties are brought in. An experienced personal injury lawyer can address and overcome these legal hurdles, representing you and helping you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve for your case.

A personal injury lawyer in Yonkers can also communicate with others on your behalf to prevent any unnecessary stress and/or frustration from contentious parties. For example, insurance companies often attempt to quickly settle claims even before any evidence has been presented, to minimize their payouts, taking advantage in the process of innocently harmed individuals who have not yet hired an attorney. A Yonkers injury attorney will recognize and decline lowball offers, to fight for maximum possible compensation on your behalf.

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Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we have successfully helped clients in all types of personal injury cases. This includes:

If another party’s negligence has caused serious damages to you or a loved one, we want to help you today.

What are Common Personal Injuries? 

From car crashes to slip/trip and fall accidents, and everything in between, victims sustain all kinds of injuries, ranging from lacerations and bruises to catastrophic injuries, and even death. Some of the common injuries arising from another’s negligence, and thus warranting a personal injury lawsuit against the wrongdoer, are: 

  • Broken bones and complex fractures
  • Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions
  • Spinal injuries
  • Back or neck injuries
  • Injuries requiring surgery
  • Loss of limbs
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Scarring and disfigurement, including burns
  • Emotional and mental distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Death

After an accident, it is imperative to speak with an experienced injury lawyer. Even if you initially believe your injuries may be minor, speak with a lawyer to pursue the compensation you deserve.

What to Do After a Personal Injury Accident in White Plains, NY

After suffering an injury in an accident, it may feel as if your entire life has been flipped upside down, especially if the incident was caused by someone else’s careless or reckless behavior. In the midst of the chaos, it is almost always a challenge to figure out what you need to do next.

Accidents that result in injury typically come with not just physical pain, but mounting medical bills, psychological damage, and property repair expenses. These damages are almost always particularly cruel if the accident results in a severe or catastrophic injury. For your best chance at mitigating and recuperating from these damages, it is imperative that you complete several essential steps.

Seek Treatment for Your Injuries From a Medical Professional

Following an injury-inducing accident, your first priority should always be to get checked out by a physician. Even if you do not believe you have suffered a serious injury, it is still important to seek medical attention, typically at an ER or urgent care facility, as a medical professional may be able to identify and treat any injuries that you may not yet be aware of.

The documentation of your doctor’s visit will also be extremely important in a personal injury claim, should you choose to pursue a legal route to recover compensation in the future, as it creates evidence crucial to any personal injury claim. Your medical records will help:

  • Prove that your injuries were a direct result of the accident
  • Show the severity of harm you have suffered
  • Determine the full value of your personal injury claim

Your doctor can also refer you to experts for specialized treatment of your injuries, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other medical specialists.

Document the Scene of the Accident and Collect Evidence

Gathering evidence at the scene of a personal injury accident is vital to holding a negligent party responsible for your damages. Evidence you can collect at the scene can help to identify the party (or parties) responsible for your accident and gauge the extent of damages you have suffered.

If you are physically able to do so, take as many photos or videos of the scene of the accident as you can. Be sure to include as much relevant information as possible, such as, depending on the nature of the accident:

  • A broken or icy sidewalk
  • A wet floor
  • Damaged vehicles
  • The overall accident scene
  • Traffic signals
  • Weather conditions
  • Your injuries

In addition to gathering relevant photos, be sure to collect the names and contact information of any witnesses who observed the accident.

Consult a White Plains Personal Injury Attorney

Filing a claim to recover the damages you suffered in a personal injury accident is almost always crucial to your financial, psychological, and physical recovery—but do not accept an insurance company’s settlement offer without first consulting a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind, and it is important to remember that their priorities are in their own pockets, not in you. The ultimate goal of an insurance adjuster is to get injured victims to settle for as little money as possible.

Whether going up against colossal corporate beasts or smaller negligent parties, Lever & Ecker, PLLC personal injury lawyers will put their 60 years of combined experience to work for you. Our team has the resources, information, and tools needed to cultivate your case and recover the compensation you deserve.

What is the Statute of Limitations in New York Personal Injury Claims?

Like every other state, New York has a strict statute of limitations on personal injury claims. This is a time deadline for all parties to file a valid claim for compensation. In New York, injured victims who have been the victim of negligence generally have three years from the date of the injury/accident to file a claim. Failure to file within this time frame will almost certainly render your claim untimely and invalid.

However, the statute of limitations is not always three years, and will vary based on the type and nature of your case, and also on the identity of the wrongdoer. For example, the statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases is generally two-and-a-half years, while the statute of limitations for wrongful death action is generally two years. However, the deadlines are generally different, and in fact far shorter, when the wrongdoer is a municipality or public authority; in addition, in those circumstances the victim is required to submit a document called a notice of claim within just 90 days after the incident, and this notice of claim must be served upon the correct person or it may get rejected.

Given these various deadlines, and risk of the loss of your case for failing to comply with these deadlines, it is strongly recommended that you discuss your potential case with an attorney at the earliest possible opportunity after the accident.

Proving Fault in Personal Injury Cases

New York negligence laws allow those injured in many types of accidents to pursue compensation for their losses and related expenses, including their injuries (pain and suffering), lost income, medical expenses, etc. One of the most critical elements to this type of case is identifying all potentially responsible (liable) parties and building a case to prove their liability. Proving negligence requires you to meet the following criteria:

  • The at-fault party had a duty of care to act (or not act) in a certain way to keep you and others safe;
  • There was a failure to uphold this duty of care, putting you at risk of injury;
  • The at-fault party’s careless or reckless behavior directly caused your accident and injuries; and
  • As a result, you suffered injuries and resulting financial damages.

The types of evidence in these cases can vary widely based on the kind of case. Some of the most common forms of evidence in personal injury cases are:

  • Police reports and other official reports of the incident
  • Photos or videos of the accident and injuries
  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Medical proof of the injury, including medical records, x-rays, etc. 

An experienced Yonkers attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, collect the necessary evidence, and navigate through the case process on your behalf. 

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth? 

The amount of compensation your case is worth will depend on a variety of factors, such as the severity of your injuries, how your life is impacted, and the costs associated with your injury. The types of damages typically available are: 

  • Pain and suffering, including surgeries, if applicable
  • Medical bills, including the cost of rehabilitation
  • Lost wages caused by being unable to work
  • Loss of future earning capacity due to disability
  • Property damage
  • Mental anguish or emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium with a loved one
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Punitive damages, which are intended to punish the at-fault party that harmed you, are only available when the accident was a result of particularly reckless or dangerous behavior. Although many states place caps on the amount of damages a victim can obtain, New York does not have any limits. Therefore, jury verdicts can widely vary. 

How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney in Yonkers, NY Charge?

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we understand that paying for a lawyer may be the last thing on your mind after a costly accident and expensive medical treatment. This is why we offer our services on a contingency fee agreement. This means that there are no initial costs to retain us, and all legal expenses are advanced to the conclusion of your case. If we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf, you pay any fees (and reimbursement of costs) as a straight percentage of your recovery – never out of your pocket. If we do not win, you are not obligated to pay for our services.

This arrangement allows us to offer the best possible representation for your needs – while also allowing you to secure the best possible representation without worrying about the possible expenses.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Yonkers, NY Today

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, please contact us today to discuss at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632 to discuss your case. Our Yonkers personal injury attorneys are committed to providing excellent representation and care during this difficult time.

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