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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 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:
An experienced Yonkers attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, collect the necessary evidence, and navigate through the case process on your behalf.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Schedule a free initial consultation with us today and see how we can help you.