Sustaining a serious injury is never easy, but it’s even more difficult to handle when you know the injury could have been prevented. Fortunately, if another person or organization is responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.
What Is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is a legal case in which a victim files a claim against a person or organization responsible for the victim’s injuries. Personal injury cases take many forms, but some of the most common incidents that lead to these cases include truck, motorcycle and auto accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dog bites and product liability issues.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of personal injury and you believe another party is responsible, you need to act quickly to recover compensation. If your claim is successful, you may receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, future medical expenses, ongoing disability and pain. However, the exact compensation you will receive depends on the nature of the incident.
Construction sites are one of the most hazardous work environments in New York, putting employees at risk of falls, electrical injuries, equipment accidents and more. Even if you wear all of the proper gear and follow all recommended safety precautions, you still aren’t completely safe from injury. In many cases, however, construction site accidents occur because of the negligence of supervisors or the employer itself. In such cases, you may be entitled to benefits.
Auto accidents are a common occurrence, but they can lead to serious injuries. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may have whiplash, brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, burns or many other different problems that cause you pain and disability. If you have been involved in a truck, motorcycle or auto accident, the right personal injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
In the state of New York, all manufacturers are required to make sure that their products are reasonably safe for consumers when used properly. Unfortunately, not all manufacturers follow this rule. When products are defective or dangerous, unsuspecting consumers may be injured. Although no amount of money can completely erase the experience of being injured by a defective product, you may be able to recover compensation from the manufacturer responsible for the incident.
The Carey Firm, LLC accepts cases in Niagara County, Orleans County and Erie County. Contact us today to learn more.