Attorney Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, located in New York, will fight for you! Our firm has a successful track record of securing results for victims of car accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death claims, and other injury / accident lawsuits. Please visit the below topics to learn more about our legal services.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Dog Bites
- ATV / Boating Accidents
- Hunting and Firearms Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Brain / Head Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Insurance Settlements
Motor Vehicle Accidents
When it comes to personal injury claims, car accident cases are the most common. Automobile crashes occur every minute, according to NHTSA. While the majority of crashes result in property damage to another vehicle, many result in serious personal injuries to the vehicle’s occupants. On average, 1 out of every 15 wrecks results in a fatality. > Read More.
In the state of New York, any medical malpractice lawsuit must be brought within two-and-a-half years from the time of the malpractice. Longer time limits exist for lawsuits involving children or foreign objects left in a body after surgery or for continuous treatment. Regardless of the type of case, immediate action is essential. Some of the most common ways that medical malpractice occurs is through medical errors; misdiagnosis; failing to order appropriate treatment, necessary tests or medication; failing to consult with appropriate specialists; and surgical errors. > Read More.
In legal terms, wrongful death refers to a fatality that occurs because of the carelessness or misdeeds of another person, corporation or entity. In the state of New York, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of death. The goal of a wrongful death lawsuit is to financially compensate the surviving family members for their loss and to deter the responsible party from injuring someone else. > Read More.
The American Cancer Society estimates that half of all men and one third of all women in the United States will develop cancer at some point during their lifetimes. It was the second leading cause of death in the United States in 2009, coming in just behind heart disease. Early detection is crucial when it comes to winning the battle against cancer. Studies show that survival rates dramatically increase among patients who receive treatment for cancer in its early stages. In fact, many cancers respond very well to early treatment, including breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, testicular cancer and kidney cancer. > Read More.
Dog bites in many states are governed by statutes that hold dog owners liable. However, there are no such dog-bite statutes in New York state law. There are leash and restraint laws on the local level, which may differ from city to city. In New York, any owner, keeper or landlord may be held liable if proper steps are not taken to prevent injuries caused by a vicious dog. This makes them accountable for injuries sustained if the dog was not properly secured on their premises or on a leash. > Read More.
Hunting and Firearms Accidents
When a hunting accident happens, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. You should also report the accident to police and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Many homeowners’ insurance policies provide coverage for injuries caused by the negligent use of a firearm, for both the homeowner and other family members. Some hunters also carry separate hunting accident insurance through certain hunting clubs and organizations. > Read More.
While some birth injuries occur despite the best medical care, there are many other newborns who sustain injuries that could have been prevented with proper and timely medical care. One of the most common sources of severe birth injuries arises from oxygen deprivation. A newborn’s oxygen supply can be compromised due to umbilical cord compression, problems with the placenta, if the baby is in a breech position, or if the mother experiences a bad reaction to drugs used during the labor process. Reduced oxygen can lead to birth asphyxia and cause lifelong brain trauma and injuries to vital organs. Anoxic injuries also cause conditions such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy, two types of injury that Scott C. Gottlieb frequently handles. > Read More.
Brain injuries vary in type and severity. Many can be mild and will resolve in time. Others, however, can be catastrophic. That holds true no matter what type of brain injury may occur, such as closed head damage, penetrating head trauma or a brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation. Statistics show that 20 to 30 percent of surviving victims of brain injuries sustain permanent, irreversible disabilities. Many head injuries are preventable and are caused by the negligence of another person in accidents such as motor vehicle wrecks, construction accidents, hunting accidents, ATV / boating crashes or falls. Car accidents are the leading cause of brain injuries in the U.S., and most of the accidents are due to negligence. > Read More.
It’s no surprise that construction zones are dangerous places. In fact, 1 in 5 workplace deaths occur on construction sites each year. Even though construction workers make the personal choice to work in a high-risk industry, they are still protected under the law if reckless or negligent actions lead to on-the-job injuries. Assigning liability to a third party (if possible) is an important aspect of any construction accident injury case. That is because New York’s workers’ compensation laws mostly prevent injured employees from suing their employers or co-workers. That means that a worker’s best chance of obtaining compensation for their injuries may be from identifying who else is to blame for what they have suffered and filing a personal injury lawsuit based on negligence. > Read More.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Premises liability is a fast-growing area of the law, for both private property owners and businesses. Property owners have a duty to provide safe, secure and properly maintained premises free of all foreseeable hazards for visitors and patrons. They are also required to flag/ block unsafe areas (such as an aisle in a grocery store where a jar of spaghetti sauce has fallen) until a repair can be made. It doesn’t matter how or why a person enters a property – if a personal injury occurs, the property owner may be held liable for the accident. > Read More.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that every ten seconds someone in the United States is involved in a car accident. While the majority of auto accidents cause minor property damage, others result in substantial property damage, serious personal injury or death. As an accident victim, you are suddenly facing multiple issues – your medical treatment, handling responsibilities at home, or paying your bills when you are unable to work. Dealing with the paperwork necessary to file an insurance claim becomes one more task that seems impossible to complete amid the chaos. Insurance companies, on the other hand, have the time and resources to pressure you into signing away your rights or accepting a settlement that doesn’t cover the extent of your injuries. While you may have too many competing priorities, insurance companies have one priority: to minimize their personal injury payout or settlement. > Read More.