WHAT KIND OF CASES DOES FEINER & LAVY USUALLY HANDLE?
Personal injury cases involve harm that comes to a person through no fault of their own. Many cases involve slip-and-fall accidents, such as someone falling in a store or on a sidewalk, construction worker injuries, car/bicycle/truck accidents, and medical malpractice. There are many other kinds of cases, and the tab above marked Practice Areas will provide more specifics on individual types of injuries. Our firm is a Bronx NY Personal Injury Law Firm, and these kinds of cases are our specialty.
WHAT IS THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS AND HOW CAN IT AFFECT MY CLAIM?
The statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time you can file a claim. Depending on where you suffered your injury and your relationship to the other party (for example, if you are an employee), the amount of time you have to file your claim may vary. In most cases, the statute of limitations in New York State requires you to file a claim within three years, although there are types of cases that you have to file within 30 days.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A BRONX NY PERSONAL INJURY LAW
While there are many types of accidents that can leave you hurt and in need of a Bronx NY Personal Injury Lawyer, there are four categories that account for most:
- Car Accident: regardless of whether you are driving, a passenger or a pedestrian
- Construction Accident: if you were injured as a worker on a construction site
- Unsafe Product: if a product didn’t perform as advertised and you were hurt
- Slip & Fall: if you fell and were hurt while walking on a sidewalk, in a building lobby or a store
The menu at the top of this page can refer you to articles we’ve done on several specific types of injures, but these are so many different kind of accidents that can leave you hurt that nobody could write about all of the circumstances. This is why it is essential that you speak with a lawyer at Feiner & Lavy to see if you have a case that is worth pursuing.
HOW MUCH WILL A BRONX NY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER COST ME?
Feiner & Lavy, like most Bronx NY Personal Injury Law Firms, uses a contingency fee for payment in cases we pursue. This means that unless you collect a settlement for your case, there are no out-of-pocket expenses. Compensation on a contingency basis means that you and the law firm split the settlement. Typically, 33% of the settlement will go to the law firm and 67% minus expenses will typically remain with you. Expenses for some of these cases can be expensive, but they can also be capped by a law firm, so it is important for you to discuss this arrangement when you’re agreeing to retain an attorney.
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I COLLECT AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Many personal injury cases are settled out of court, but that doesn’t mean there are quick resolutions. There are many factors that go into how long it will take to settle a case, and how you can collect will depend on the specifics of your injuries. A broken leg involving the same bone can be very different in two cases. A more severe and painful compound fracture can bring a much larger settlement than a more minor break. This is why you should contact a Bronx NY Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible.
WHAT ARE COMMON INJURIES THAT ARE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE?
As with the types of cases, there is an almost endless array of injuries that a Bronx NY Personal Injury Lawyer sees in the course of their practice. These include, but are not limited to:
- Cuts and abrasions requiring medical attention.
- Puncture wounds due to landing on a sharp object.
- Fractured or broken bones, including arms, legs, hips or the face.
- Soft tissue injuries like muscle tears or tendon ruptures.
- Dental injuries like lost or chipped teeth.
There are other types of injuries, like spinal cord or brain injuries, that can be very debilitating. The soft tissue injuries can be tricky because you can feel okay after an incident, but a couple of days later you realize that something is very wrong. This is why we always suggest that you immediately seek medical attention after an accident: a medical professional can assess whether or not you have a soft tissue injury and its severity.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS ONCE I START A LAWSUIT?
Reading this site shows that you are serious about pursuing a lawsuit, and we are confident that you’ve come to the right place. At Feiner & Lavy, we take the time to get to know and understand our clients on a case-by-case basis. We have seen a lot of different circumstances and many types of injuries resulting from accidents that are no fault of our clients, and that is why we are here to fight for you! What we need from you will include things like a police report. We can get a copy of the report, but having you file it at the time of the accident is very important.
We could get records if you received medical treatment right away. We will look at your cellphone records and any photographs or video that you took at the time of the accident. We may send an investigator to the site to see if an unsafe condition still exists and to search for third-party video cameras that may have recorded your accident. For us, building a winning case takes time. In all likelihood, the case will not go to court, but you may be questioned by an attorney representing an insurance company. Getting the settlement that you are due and that you deserve to overcome your injuries, pay for the medical expenses incurred, recover your lost wages, restore your quality of life, and compensate you for pain and suffering takes time. But we did not earn our reputation by resting. We won’t settle until we FIGHT for you!