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New York City Attorney Dedicated to Assisting Accident Victims

Even the most careful person cannot always avoid an accident that is caused by someone else’s carelessness. Unexpected injuries can cause severe physical and psychological suffering, as well as significant economic losses. If you were injured due to another party's negligent acts, you have the right to seek compensation for your harm. You should promptly meet with a New York personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. Michael Jagiani is a capable attorney who has ample experience assisting injured people in their pursuit of damages. Mr. Jagiani can provide you with efficient, aggressive representation to help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation that you may be afforded under the law. Mr. Jagiani’s office is located in downtown Manhattan, and he regularly assists injured people in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and the other boroughs of New York City.

Common Causes of Injuries

While there are countless scenarios under which an accident may occur, some circumstances cause injuries more commonly than others. For example, car accidents and slip and falls frequently cause injuries. Defective products are another common cause of harm. Injuries can range from relatively minor, such as sprains, strains, and contusions, to severe, such as broken bones, brain injuries, burns, and spinal cord injuries. Injuries may require a variety of treatment, including prescriptions, physical and occupational therapy, surgery, and adaptive devices.

It can be daunting to assess the full extent of the harm that you suffered, and you should seek the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney in New York to help you evaluate your claim. If you suffered an injury that was caused by another party, you may be able to recover the cost of your treatment and the cost of any treatment that you may need in the future. If you could not work due to your injury, you may also be able to recover lost earnings. In addition to damages to compensate for your economic harm, you may be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of your injuries.

Proving Liability for Injuries

Proving liability is an essential element of any personal injury lawsuit. Most of these lawsuits arise out of a theory of negligence. In other words, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant acted in a negligent manner and therefore should be held liable for the plaintiff’s harm. Under New York law, negligence occurs when a party owes a duty that he or she breaches, the breach causes the accident in which the victim is injured, and the victim suffers harm as a result. For example, if a store owner has a duty to clean up spills in the store but fails to do so, and a customer slips and falls in the store as a result, the store owner may be found liable for the customer’s harm.

The injured person and their New York personal injury attorney bear the burden of proving that the defendant was negligent by a preponderance of the evidence, which means that they must show that it is more likely than not that the defendant’s negligence caused the victim’s harm. If you suffered harm due to another party’s negligence, it is important not to delay in pursuing legal action. New York personal injury claims must be filed within three years of the date of the accident.

Consult an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney About a Potential Claim

An unexpected accident can have a significant impact on an injured person’s life. Injuries can cause pain, loss of income, and emotional distress, and often an injured person’s only recourse for recovering damages involves legal action. If you suffered an injury due to the carelessness of another party, you should consult a trusted personal injury attorney about your situation. Michael Jagiani has substantial experience representing victims in New York state and federal courts. He has an office in downtown Manhattan, and he regularly assists injured people in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Call 212.907.1410 or use the online form to set up a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer in New York.