PERSONAL INJURY LAW
Personal injury attorneys and lawyers typically represent clients (plaintiffs) who have been injured either financially or physically due to the fault of another. A personal injury lawyer is usually experienced in a wide variety of personal injury topics, ranging from automobile accidents and medical malpractice to drug litigation and defective products. Personal injury attorneys often work on a contingent basis, meaning there is no fee unless a recovery is made in a case.
Personal Injury Law is the area of the law that holds persons or organizations responsible for the harm they cause to others. The purpose of a lawsuit is to recover the cost a victim incurs as a result of an injury caused by another, and to obtain compensation for damages that may not have a dollar value, such as a lifelong disability, and pain and suffering.
Personal injury lawsuits are often brought as a result of avoidable accidents, but some may arise in response to deliberate actions by another that violate the law.
Goldstein & Goldstein, Esqs. represents individuals involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damage to another person’s rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as automobile accidents, defective products, slip and fall, dog bites, medical malpractice, job site accidents, wrongful death, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence.
If you were injured in an accident, please contact Paul Goldstein or Lindsey Goldstein as soon as possible. In most cases, New York State gives victims up to 3 years to file a lawsuit. For medical malpractice lawsuits, the filing deadline is 2 ½ years; but for many intentional acts, the filing deadline is only 1 year. Once that time has expired, you can no longer sue. Victims of accidents involving large corporations or insurance companies are often subjected to aggressive settlement offers designed to save the company money without compensating victims fully for their injuries. If you are facing a similar situation, please contact the law firm of Goldstein & Goldstein, Esqs. We are experienced personal injury attorneys who will inform you of your rights, evaluate your claim, and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
When someone or something causes an injury to another person or thing, the legal profession calls such an act a “tort.” A tort is committed when one person is harmed because of the wrongful act of another. The purpose of tort law is to assign responsibility to the individual, group or company responsible for causing such harm. The term “personal injury” encompasses a wide variety of circumstances ranging from a stubbed toe, to an amputated limb, to death, and everything and anything in between.
A lawsuit is a generic term for a legal proceeding through which two or more feuding parties can settle their disagreement by following well-recognized and respected processes. The venerable Black’s Law Dictionary defines a lawsuit as “an action instituted by one party to compel another to do him justice.”
A lawsuit encompasses more than simply the trial before a judge or jury. Typically, both sides spend many months preparing for the actual trial. Your attorney will investigate all of the relevant facts and circumstances surrounding your incident. In addition, from time to time your attorney will likely communicate with the opposing attorney in an attempt to settle the lawsuit before the trial commences.
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