When you are injured in an accident, you incur many costs — both physical and financial. You are likely to have expensive medical bills, and you may be temporarily or permanently unable to work. Your injuries might also cause you significant pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress. In the event an injury leads to death, the victim’s family members could be left without the financial and emotional support previously provided by their deceased relative.
New York and New Jersey laws protect 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 for their losses.
With more than 150 years of combined experience, the personal injury attorneys at Ginarte, O’Dwyer, Gonzalez, Gallardo & Winograd, L.L.P., help injured clients and their families 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 lawyers can help you fight for your right to just and fair compensation after an accident and injury or wrongful death. Consultations are free. We collect fees only if you win your case.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
The Ginarte law firm represents injured people in New York and New Jersey in a variety of personal injury cases. Click on any topic below for more information:
- Accidents at Sea
- Car 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
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Your Right to Compensation after a 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 your 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 benefits. In almost all cases, it is enough that the injury happened while you were at work.
In most other cases, however, you will need to prove negligence or recklessness by comparing the defendant’s actions to what a reasonable person would have done in his or her situation. The specifics of what constitutes negligence or recklessness 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 only actual damages to compensate you for your loss, but also punitive damages. 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 may be able to receive compensation for:
- Past and future medical costs.
- Lost income, 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 a deceased family member, additional damages may 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 may be entitled to. We thoroughly investigate personal injury and wrongful death cases to maximize the compensation available to our clients under the law.
Talk to the NY / NJ Personal Injury Lawyers at the Ginarte Law Firm Today
If you, or someone you love, have suffered a personal injury in New York or New Jersey, the law firm of Ginarte, O’Dwyer, Gonzalez, Gallardo & Winograd, L.L.P., wants to hear from you. Contact 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 (1-888-446-2783) today. You can fill out our online form if you prefer. Or visit us at one of our seven NY and NJ offices located in Newark, New York City, Union City, Elizabeth, Clifton, Perth Amboy and Queens (Jackson Heights).