Binghamton Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured because of the careless actions of others, you have the right under the law to pursue monetary compensation for your damages from the responsible parties. You need the help of a skilled, experienced Binghamton personal injury attorney. The statute of limitations allows three years in which to file a lawsuit from the time of the accident or incident that injured you. You can seek a range of damages, and the value of a case will be based on the severity of your injuries and other damages you have suffered.
Our firm takes on all types of personal injury cases, and we have recovered millions in damages for those we represent. Read our recent victories and find out more about our history and case results. Our firm is committed to helping the injured to seek justice through the legal system or through filing an insurance claim against the liable parties.
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. We move quickly to obtain and preserve all the important evidence to support a personal injury case.
Top Ratings for Binghamton Personal Injury Attorney: Scott C. Gottlieb
Our personal injury attorney, Scott C. Gottlieb, has garnered a reputation for getting results, 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. Our achievements are based on our personal commitment and dedication to those we represent.
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
Our firm is committed to pursuing the maximum possible amount of damages under the law, based on the facts of each case. We can quickly and efficiently evaluate your case, assess its approximate value, and predict how long it will take to settle or whether it may be necessary to take the case to trial for resolution. We represent the injured in a range of cases, and we are ready to protect your right to the compensation you truly deserve.
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.
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, dentists, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
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.
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 must be held accountable.
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.
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 fun 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 or other issue that could lead to a successful product liability lawsuit.
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.
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 a dangerous situation.
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.
What Is a Statute of Limitations?
A statute of limitations is a time period within which legal action must be brought. Legal action is not always necessary in order to resolve a claim. However, if your case does not settle, legal action must be brought (the case must be sued) before the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations. Statutes of limitations differ from state to state and depend on the type of action.
In New York, the statute of limitations for most negligence cases, such as motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, construction accidents, etc… is three years from the date of the accident. However, if the accident results in death, any claim must be brought on behalf of the deceased within two years from the date of death.
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice is two and one-half years from the date of malpractice. The medical malpractice statute may be extended in cases where there is continuous treatment by the doctor who committed the malpractice, or when the medical provider has left a foreign object in your body.
For cases against municipalities, such as cases against the state, a county, city, town/village, school district, transit authority and others, there are strict time limits within in which a claim must be filed. These cases first require the filing of a legal document known as a Notice of Claim or Notice of Intention to File a Claim.
In all cases involving children, the statute of limitations may be extended.
It is advisable to consult with a lawyer soon after your accident or any act of medical malpractice. Do not delay until the statute of limitations is approaching before contacting a lawyer.
If you have any questions about a statute of limitations or a notice of claim against a municipality, Contact Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, today. We will answer your questions and discuss your case.
Injured in Binghamton? You Need an Injury Lawyer You Can Count On
Our legal team is ready to take on any individual or corporation and their defense lawyers with confidence. Our Binghamton personal injury attorney 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.