Binghamton Personal Injury Attorney

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If you were injured because of the careless actions of others, you have the right under the law to pursue compensation for your losses from the responsible parties. You need the help of an experienced Binghamton personal injury attorney.

You must take fast action to protect your rights after an accident that caused personal injuries. Under New York law, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in most cases. This is known as the statute of limitations. The deadline is shorter for wrongful death, medical malpractice cases and claims against the Government.

You can seek a range of damages for your personal injuries. The value of a case will be based on the severity of your injuries and other damages you have suffered.

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Get Legal Help Now From an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, takes on all types of personal injury cases, and we have recovered millions in damages for our clients. Read our recent victories and find out more about our history and case results.

Our firm is committed to helping the injured seek justice through the legal system or through filing an insurance claim against the liable parties.

At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we represent people in Binghamton and surrounding areas of Upstate New York who have been harmed in accidents caused by the negligence of others. Our firm’s philosophy is to provide quality legal services while treating each client with care and respect. We will work together to decide whether it is better to fight a case in court or pursue a settlement in order to obtain the financial recovery that you deserve.

Contact our personal liability lawyer online today or call our Binghamton office at (607) 304-4121 for a free consultation. Our responsibility is to help you in your time of need. We return all calls every day, usually within the hour – even on weekends. We will fight for you!

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

 

Car Accidents

We frequently represent those who have suffered injuries in an auto accident. Auto insurance companies hope to pay out as little as possible, and engage in various strategies to achieve this bottom-line goal. Our experience and knowledge of personal injury cases and the claim handling tactics of insurance companies have proven to be beneficial to our clients who have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries. We have recovered millions in damages for our clients. Let us review your case and advise you about how to move forward and seek compensation.

Wrongful Death

When a sudden tragic accident leads to loss of life, close family members have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim or lawsuit based on the negligence of others. The settlement or verdict should reflect the long-term consequences for a spouse, children or other relative who meets the requirements of New York law. The types of compensation in wrongful death case include pain and suffering, lost income, and all costs associated with the death. It is critical to take timely action after a wrongful death, as New York law requires a lawsuit to be filed within two years of the death.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

The brain remains somewhat of a mystery, and those who have suffered a brain injury can face an uncertain future. The level of recovery can vary widely from person to person, and while some victims recover some or most of their abilities, others may face a lifetime of impairments, or require full-time care to survive. Our firm frequently works with medical and economic experts to calculate the expected lifelong effect of a TBI on a victim’s health and finances.

Hunting and Firearm Accidents

Hunters or those who own guns must exercise care at all times. A hunting accident can mean death or serious injury to another person, whether a hunter or someone who was unlucky enough to be in the area. The person responsible for causing injury or death should be held accountable. We can help victims seek compensation through applicable insurance coverage. Often a claim can be made against the homeowners insurance of the responsible person.

Construction Accidents

Construction workers put themselves in harm’s way every day, even when the most stringent safety measures are in place. A sudden accident can mean severe injury or death. Common types of incidents include ladder falls, scaffolding collapse, trench collapse, falling objects and electrocution. Our firm can thoroughly review your case to discover if any third party may have contributed to your injuries, including sub-contractors, utility companies, equipment manufacturers, leasing companies or the property owner. It may be possible to recover compensation far higher than through workers’ compensation insurance benefits.

ATV Accidents

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are fun to ride, but can be dangerous. ATVs can easily overturn, and, without side protection, lead to serious or deadly injuries. A pleasant day of outdoor fun can turn into a tragic nightmare in just seconds. It is important to speak with an attorney about an ATV accident, as the injury may be the result of a design flaw, a failure to warn, driver error or other issue that could lead to a successful product liability lawsuit.

Dog Bites

Dogs are everywhere, and are usually sweet and friendly – but not always. If a dog is not correctly trained, it can become vicious and inflict serious wounds on an innocent person. Many victims of dog bites are children, who can become permanently scarred in the face, neck, arms and upper body due to their lower stature. Adults are also common victims of dog bites, and can sustain severe injuries that are difficult to resolve.

Boat Accidents

Any accident involving watercraft includes the risk of drowning or a survivor living with permanent brain damage after being submerged, among other serious injuries. A boat operator has a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others. If he or she operates a boat negligently, the injured person can seek damages. The value of the settlement or verdict will reflect the long-term consequences of the injuries on the victim.

Slip & Fall Injuries

A slip and fall accident can be extremely serious. In fact, falls are the leading cause of death for people 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Falls can result from slippery floors; uneven walking surfaces; items left on the floor, in hallways or on stairs; potholes; uneven sidewalks and other similar situations. An injured person can file a claim or lawsuit against a party responsible for creating or failure to fix a dangerous situation.

Insurance Settlements

Insurance companies do not easily pay out fair settlements. Negotiating a settlement involves fully documenting the degree of injuries sustained, the estimated financial losses associated with the case, as well as the long-term impact on the victim. Once an injury case is valued for economic and non-economic losses, we demand that the insurance company make a fair settlement offer, or we move forward with a lawsuit to seek justice through a court verdict.

Medical Malpractice

Some of the most difficult legal cases involve medical malpractice. Medical professionals tend to support each other, and it takes great legal skill to negotiate fair terms in a settlement, or to achieve a positive verdict in court. The first step is a full review and analysis of the facts. Call on our firm to help you hold accountable doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, surgeons and other medical professionals who have failed to provide you with the accepted standard of care, leading to injury, illness or a serious medical condition.

Cancer Misdiagnosis

When cancer has been allowed to advance due to a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, a medical professional can be held accountable in a medical malpractice claim. Many cancers can be successfully treated if caught early. A failure to diagnose timely and properly can mean the cancer progresses to a more critical stage, and may require much more damaging medical intervention, or may be impossible to get under control, leading to death. Talk to us about a cancer misdiagnosis, and what happened to you or your loved one. We are here to help you to seek justice.

Birth Injuries

Several types of birth injuries could be the result of medical negligence, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brachial plexus injuries, brain damage and others. If the medical personnel attending the birth failed to correctly deal with any emergency, the consequences can be tragic. A child with permanent disabilities, impairments or other injuries will face a lifetime of challenges. It is important that medical professionals be held accountable when they fail to adhere the accepted standard of medical care.

Take Quick Action to Pursue Legal Help for Serious Injuries

If you or your loved one has been injured through the negligent actions of another party, it is imperative that you take action as early as possible after the incident. A successful personal injury claim or lawsuit requires extensive documentation. As time passes, it can be more difficult to locate critical witnesses. Important evidence could be destroyed or lost.

At the law firm of Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we move quickly to secure and preserve all the important evidence to support a personal injury case.

Top Ratings for Personal Injury Attorney: Scott C. Gottlieb

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has earned a reputation for getting results for people who have suffered personal injuries in Binghamton and elsewhere in New York’s Southern Tier. He and stands ready to immediately assist you.

Getting our firm involved early could be of great benefit to you in your case. We handle the crucial legal and evidentiary issues, while you focus on your health and recovery. We are proud to have the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, the premier peer review rating service for attorneys, AVVO clients Choice for 2106 and AVVO 9.9 Superb Top Attorney for Car Accident’s. Our achievements are based on our personal commitment and dedication to those we represent.

Injured in Binghamton? You Need an Injury Lawyer You Can Count On

Our legal team has gained a reputation throughout the legal community for getting results, and you can connect with us immediately to discuss your case.

Take advantage of our years of experience, high ratings and our personal commitment to our clients. Contact us today for a FREE claim review and advice about your best legal options.

 

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