New York & New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers
When you suffer from an injury, you incur many costs — both physical and financial. You might have mounting medical bills for necessary treatments and you might be temporarily or permanently unable to work because of injuries. You might also experience significant pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress. In the event an injury leads to death, the family of the victim could be left without both financial and emotional support previously provided by their deceased relative.
New York and New Jersey laws provide protection for those who suffer a personal injury because of someone else’s intentional wrongdoing or careless acts. Those who suffer such an injury can file a personal injury tort lawsuit in order to obtain compensation.
With more than 150 years of combined experience the personal injury attorneys at Ginarte O’Dwyer Gonzalez Gallardo & Winograd, LLP, have been helping injured clients throughout the NY and NJ metro areas to get the maximum compensation available under the law.
Contact us today at 1-888-GINARTE (1-888-446-2783) or use our online form to learn more about how our New York and New Jersey personal injury attorneys can help you fight for your right to just and fair personal injury compensation. Consultations are free. We collect fees only if you win your case.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Ginarte’s law firm represents injured people in New York and New Jersey in a variety of different personal injury cases including:
- Accidents at Sea
- Automobile Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Commercial Property Accidents
- Defective Products
- Fires and Explosions
- Lead Poisoning
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Products Liability
- Severed Limbs
- Sidewalk Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Subway or Platform Accidents
- Toxic Torts
- Worker’s Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Your Right to Compensation after an NY or NJ Personal Injury
In order to recover compensation after a New York or New Jersey accident, there are several key things that you will need to prove. In general, you will need to show:
- That the defendant owed a duty of care to you.
- That the duty of care was breached.
- That the breach directly led to harm or injury.
- That you suffered compensable damages (something you can be paid for).
The specifics of proving these required elements differ depending on the type and cause of your injury. For instance, workers’ compensation cases use strict liability. This means the employer doesn’t have to be negligent in any way in order for you to recover damages. It is enough that the injury happened at work in almost all cases.
In most other cases, however, you will need to prove negligence by comparing the defendant’s action to what a reasonable person would have done in his or her situation. The specifics of what constitutes negligence also vary by case. Our New York and New Jersey personal injury lawyers can explain to you in more detail exactly what you need to prove.
New York and New Jersey Personal Injury Damages
The types of personal injury damages available also differ depending on the type and cause of your injury. For instance, in some cases, you may be entitled to receive not just actual damages and damages to compensate you for your loss, but also punitive damages as well. In workers’ comp cases, on the other hand, your damages are more limited than in other kinds of personal injury actions.
In general, for most personal injury claims, you can expect to receive compensation for:
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost income / lost wages if your injury causes you to miss work or limits your earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you are making a wrongful death claim for your deceased family member, additional damages may also be available for your loss, including compensation for the loss of companionship of your loved one. Our New York and New Jersey personal injury lawyers can help you to better understand exactly what types of damages you are entitled to and will work with you to maximize your compensation under the law.
Talk To The NY / NJ Personal Injury Lawyers At Ginarte Today!
If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury in New York or New Jersey, the Ginarte law firm wants to hear from you. Call us now to find out how we can help you get the money you need to put your life back together. Dial 1-888-GINARTE today. You can fill out our online form if you prefer. Or visit us at one of our seven offices: Newark, New York City, Union City, Elizabeth, Clifton and Perth Amboy.