Catastrophic Personal Injury
Negligence occurs when an act or failure to act results in the injury or death of another. The injured individual or his or her family can seek compensation for pain and suffering experienced because of that negligence, as well as compensation for medical expenses and various other damages. When individuals die because of another’s negligence, the deceased’s survivors have the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their loss, called a wrongful death suit.
If you, a family member, relative, or friend has been in an accident that resulted in a catastrophic personal injury, such as a head injury, trauma or paralysis, please contact one of our Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC law offices in White Plains, Uniondale or Manhattan as soon as possible.
For over 40 years, our focused injury lawyers have aggressively pursued full financial compensation for our New York clients’ lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. That track record of success provides proof that we can obtain the best possible result for you and your family.
Contact the professional New York catastrophic personal injury attorneys of Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC today for a free initial consultation.
Common Misconceptions That People Have About Working with a Personal Injury Attorney
There are a few things to note. A lot of people think no matter what when you go to an attorney, you are going to have to pay out-of-pocket for attorney’s fees. That is something that a lot of personal injury victims ask their lawyer, whether they owe anything out-of-pocket. The answer is that you don’t: personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, where the attorney only gets paid if there is a recovery through a settlement, verdict or judgement.
Another misconception is that personal injury attorneys are slimy, ambulance chasers out there wishing injuries upon people. However, that’s not really the case at all. Personal injury attorneys actually step into the shoes of the injured party so that they don’t get taken advantage of by the insurance industry. Having an attorney speak and act on your behalf in personal injury cases is of the utmost importance. When an individual is injured due to the negligence of another, it is hard enough trying to take care of themselves and obtain the appropriate medical treatment. We want the client to take care of themselves. We will take care of the rest. We will deal with the insurance company. We will collect evidence. We will protect your rights.
Do People Fully Understand the Personal Injury Recovery Process?
The short answer is no. People don’t have an understanding nor should they if they haven’t been through the process before. For instance, in a rear-end car accident, a lot of people say there’s nothing to dispute and nothing to talk about so this case should settle quickly. In most instances, however, there is always something to dispute, whether it’s on the liability side or on the damages side that insurance companies will try to argue. In terms of the actual recovery of the settlement, there are a number of things that need to be dealt with, including insurance claims or worker’s compensation liens, which may need to be reimbursed. Therefore, the recovery process itself can be complex and requires an attorney to navigate. In short, the personal injury process can be complex. It is important to hire counsel to navigate the red tape.
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Catastrophic personal injury can result from construction work site accidents such as:
- Falls from scaffolding
- Negligent operation of equipment
- Falling objects
We also pursue claims of negligence related to transportation that cause catastrophic injury including:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective traffic lights
- Train accidents
- Subway accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Premises liability injuries caused by unsafe property conditions are often the result of negligence by property owners. Examples of causes of premises liability accidents include:
At Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC, we pursue your catastrophic personal injury claim on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee for the services we provide in a personal injury or wrongful death case unless we obtain money on your behalf.
Please contact one of our conveniently located Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC law offices today if you or a family member has been involved in a serious accident.
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Should a catastrophic injury be suffered, our Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC personal injury lawyers are ready to aggressively represent your interests.Contact us today for a free consultation