Accomplished Personal Injury Lawyers in Hauppauge, NY
Dependable representation after a car accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice or other accident
After a car accident, slip and fall, or a mistake by a medical professional, you or a loved one may be suffering from a significant injury. If this is the case, seek the counsel of a trusted personal injury attorney with Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C.. Our legal team has the skill, experience and dedication to serve you after an accident, keeping you informed of the progress of your case and giving you 24/7 access to our friendly legal team of professionals.
Pursuing compensation after an injury on Long Island
New York civil law allows you to seek compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and, at times, punitive damages following an injury. The statute of limitations in New York for negligence claims is three years after the injury took place. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in New York State is two and a half years. If the responsible party is a municipality, other filing requirements will apply with much shorter statutes of limitations. You must file your lawsuit within that time, which is why it’s important to consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Common types of personal injury claims
There is a wide range of accidents that may result in serious injury to one or more people. Some of the most common situations in which these injuries occur are the following:
- Auto accidents: Collisions involving passenger cars, large trucks and other vehicles often cause significant injuries, including whiplash, back injuries and broken bones. Some of the most common types of car accidents are sideswipes, rear-end collisions, head-on crashes and side-impact collisions.
- Premises liability: These accidents, which typically come in the form of a slip and fall, tend to occur at restaurants, grocery stores, parks and other public settings, although they may also happen at a private residence. Accidents may occur due to slippery or uneven surfaces, objects left on walkways or falling objects.
- Medical malpractice: When a doctor, nurse or other medical professional makes an error in judgment or fails to diagnose an illness, there may be serious consequences. If you’re dealing with an injury or condition due to this medical malpractice, you may have a viable lawsuit that may yield a significant award of monetary damages.
- Professional malpractice: Other professionals, including attorneys, accountants and stockbrokers, may cause economic harm to you or your loved one in a number of ways. You may have options for pursuing compensation for malpractice from these individuals as well.
Speak with a Hauppauge personal injury attorney today
After an injury to you or a loved one, consult with a dedicated lawyer at Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C., serving Nassau and Suffolk counties. Our office is centrally located off the Long Island Expressway. If needed, we are available for home and hospital appointments. We speak Spanish and Italian and offer free initial consultations.
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