Whether you live in the Bronx, Brooklyn, or one of the other boroughs of our city, you know there our limitless opportunities in New York and countless things to see and do. Unfortunately, in a city as busy and hectic as ours, there are also countless ways to get hurt.
Drivers often rush from place to place, heedless of those around them. Construction sites with dangerous equipment are seemingly everywhere. Landlords and other property owners can be neglectful of serious issues. And that is just the beginning.
If you or someone you love is suddenly involved in an accident caused by the negligence of another, you may feel overwhelmed. You do not believe that you should have to pay for their mistake, but you are also unsure what your options are beyond going through your insurer.
Sadly, though, despite their marketing promises to the contrary, insurance companies are not in business to take care of you. They are for-profit businesses with a bottom line, which means that paying out high claim amounts is not in their best interest. Many will do whatever they can to delay and minimize payouts. To get the fair and just compensation you deserve, you need to work with a personal injury attorney.
But not just any lawyer will do. In New York personal injury law, there are huge differences in how various types of injury cases need to be handled. They may be governed by different laws, have unique deadlines, and involve very different kinds of parties and evidence.
Just because a particular attorney or firm has experience handling one type of personal injury case does not mean that their skill will transfer to your accident or injury. But at Macaluso & Fafinski, our lawyers have successfully helped people just like you with all kinds of injury claims throughout the city and beyond for years.
As mentioned above, the boroughs of New York are home to all kinds of potential accidents. Just a few of the injury practice areas that we have been able to help people with include:
Asbestos and Mesothelioma. Over the past few decades, we’ve learned about the dangers of asbestos and mesothelioma, and most companies and professions have worked hard to clean up their acts and minimize damage. Unfortunately, that is not true for everyone. Moreover, this is a condition that often takes years to manifest, so you may not even realize that you have problem for a decade or more. If you suffered injuries due to asbestos exposure while on the job, you deserve compensation. We understand how complex these cases can be and have had success getting our clients what they need to cover their costs and live normal lives.
Automobile Accidents. Car accidents. Motorcycle crashes. Trucks. Taxis. Bicycles. Pedestrians. Automobile accidents is an umbrella terms that covers a number of different types of motor vehicle crashes – all of them different. Our injury attorneys have helped clients navigate the confusing waters of each of these types of accidents, and we can help you, too.
Construction Accidents. Working in construction can be an inherently dangerous occupation. But employers, contractors, and others are still required by law to provide a safe workplace. And if you are injured on the job and it is not covered by workers’ compensation, you will need help to ensure you receive a fair and just settlement. We know how to handle these types of cases to help you get back on your feet financially speaking.
Dental Malpractice. A botched dental procedure can lead to severe pain, serious disfigurement, and the likelihood of further dental or medical work needing to be done just to fix the problem. And just like medical doctors, dentists have a duty of care for patients. If their negligence caused your injury, you need to fight back, and we can help.
Drug and Pharmaceutical Liability. Drug manufacturers, doctors, pharmacists, and others have a duty to make sure that the drugs they prescribe, hand out, and create are safe and right for you. If a mistake is made at any stage of the process, you need to know how to take action against the appropriate party to ensure you get the compensation you need. We have handled cases like these before and understand what to do.
Elevator and Escalator Accidents. We use elevators and escalators so much in our daily lives that most of us do not give them a second thought. But sometimes things go wrong and there is an accident. When this happens, you need to know how to fight back and who is responsible. Do you try to get compensation from the building owner? The manufacturer? Should you sue the organization that tests and approves these machines’ condition? These are the questions we know how to answer.
False Arrest and Excessive Force. By and large, the NYPD is an amazing organization with great people who do their jobs well. But sometimes they go too far and rights are violated. People get hurt. You can and should fight back to get damages and protect your reputation, but you need to work with lawyers who understand the delicate process of filing injury claims against the police. We have helped others and can help you as well.
Medical Malpractice. Suing a medical practitioner for negligence may mean dealing with an individual practice, or it could mean battling a big, powerful hospital with lots of resources. Our lawyers have successfully dealt with a variety of medical malpractice scenarios for clients, and we know what is needed to prove your claim and win you compensation.
Premises Liability. Landlords, store owners, and others have a responsibility to make sure that their property is reasonably safe and that they warn people about any potential dangers. If they neglect to fix issues and you get hurt, they can be held responsible. We have helped many clients with slip and fall injuries and other types of premises liability cases, and we are ready to get you the money you deserve, too.
Product Liability. Manufacturers and others have a duty to make sure their products are safe and that they warn people about any potential safety dangers. But the laws about what they are required to do are very specific and frequently evolving. We have been able to successfully litigate these types of cases for clients because we make a point of staying on top of the latest information.
Railroad Liability. When you work for the railroad industry, injuries can occur in the blink of an eye. When they do, they are often incredibly serious. Our attorneys have helped numerous railroad workers to understand how to use FELA to maximize the compensation they can receive, so they can fully cover the cost of their medical expenses and have the best chance at full recovery.
Work Accidents. No matter where you work, accidents and injuries are possible, and sometimes employers push back hard against awarding you the compensation you deserve. We have successfully helped workers in many different fields to fight for what they need to get back on their feet, and we know how to litigate workplace accidents.
Wrongful Death. Nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one. But suing for compensation over a death caused by negligence is not about that. It is about providing for your family in a time of financial hardship. About speaking up against wrongs and drawing attention to them so that no one else has to suffer like you. And about getting closure for a horrible experience.
The shock and stress of suffering an injury or loss can leave you feeling paralyzed, but you have to take action. The faster you get in contact with skilled personal injury lawyers, the more likely you are to get the compensation you deserve.
Because when you wait, evidence can be lost. It gives the negligent party wiggle room to blame your injuries on other things that may have happened since the incident. You can run afoul of various statutes covering personal injury claims. And, of course, every second you delay is another chance for the responsible party or parties to strengthen their case.
The lawyers at Macaluso & Fafinkski are ready and waiting to help. We understand New York injury law and have invaluable experience working with local judges, lawyers, insurers, and companies to come to settlements that are favorable for our clients across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. When you work with us, we will make sure that you clearly understand all of your options, and we will be there for you every step of the way so you can rest easy knowing your claim is in good hands.
So do not delay. Set up a free consultation or case review right now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, completing our simple online form, or calling one of our three area offices:
Bronx – 718.364.4000
Brooklyn – 718.852.5000
New York – 212.480.9000