When you’re injured in a Queens accident, you’re going to need an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer. The attorneys at The Platta Law Firm have more than 2 decades of know-how in helping Queens accident victims get the monetary funds they deserve.
Our NYC personal injury attorneys work closely with injured clients in Queens, New York. So, contact us to speak directly with a skilled, Queens personal injury lawyer. Your case will be reviewed for FREE, so there’s nothing to lose by calling today.
Helping You Receive the Maximum Compensation You Deserve
Our Queens personal injury lawyers concentrate on specific solutions to get the maximum awards paid out to our clients. This is because accident victims should not have to worry about money while they are trying to recover. Our talented legal team will work hard to make sure you’re compensated justly for your physical and mental injuries. Here’s what we’ll do:
- Investigate thoroughly to find out who or what was responsible for your accident.
- Seek the knowledge and testimony of experts to strengthen your case.
- Communicate with the insurance company so you don’t have to.
- Negotiate a fair settlement amount with the insurance company.
- Litigate your case if settlement agreements are not achieved.
Big Award Payouts for the Queens Accidents and NYC Accidents
Everyone wants to go with a winner. In other words, results rank right at the top when choosing a personal injury legal firm. So, here are just a few examples of our big victories for our clients:
- Warehouse Work Related Accident – Case settled for $4,495,000
- Fall from Scaffold Accident – Case settled for $4,200,000
- Slip and Fall Accident – Case settled for $3,250,000
At The Platta Law Firm we’ve demonstrated a consistent winning track record when it comes to getting large settlement awards. Therefore, we take an aggressive approach to the personal injury cases we handle, because we want to secure the best possible results for our injured Queens accident victims.
Whether at home or even in the hospital, call us today to discuss your accident and related injuries. The sooner you get started the better for your case.
Queens Personal Injury Cases We Specialize in
Accident victims often deserve compensation from the party responsible for the incident. That is why at The Platta Law Firm our experienced personal injury attorneys are highly skilled helping those who have suffered the following types of accidents:
- All Types of Vehicles
- Slip and Fall
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Product
- Negligent Security
The majority of personal injury claims are based on the carelessness of another party. Moreover, in some instances, strict liability might apply. That means those responsible can be held responsible even if they were not careless. Certainly, at The Platta Law Firm we know Queens, and the law that applies there. Therefore, we’ll use that knowledge to ensure you’ve got a solid case. Consequently, we can get you the maximum award you deserve.
Serious Personal Injuries Suffered By Accident Victims
Your Queens accident can cause painful and debilitating injuries. And, these life-altering injuries can cause you to miss work and cost a lot of money to treat. So, getting a quick and fair settlement award can help you get back on your feet and return to a normal life. Our firm routinely helps clients who have experienced such traumatic injuries as:
- Spinal cord damage
- Brain damage
- Nerve damage
- Head and neck injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
- And Wrongful Death
Time Limits for Filing a Queens Personal Injury Lawsuit
The law in New York state allows for a certain amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, while some exceptions apply, the majority of accident victims in Queens, NY, have three years to file their personal injury lawsuit before losing their right to recover compensation.
The clock starts ticking on the day your accident occurs. So, once the three years are up, you lose your entitlement to sue. In addition, insurance companies typically refuse to deal fairly when they know you no longer have the ability to sue for damages. Furthermore, you should also keep in mind that your lawyer needs a certain amount of time to prepare for your case. Certainly, beginning early allows you the best chance of receiving the best possible settlement amount.
Shared Blame in Your Queens Personal Injury Case
In an effort to lower the settlement amount, it’s common for the defendant in a personal injury case to try and lay fault on the victim. However, even if you are partially responsible to blame, New York comparative negligence law still allows you to get compensation. For example, even if you’re 50% to blame for the accident, you can receive 50% of your compensation award from the other party involved.
Shared fault is critical to understand because it can result in a reduced settlement amount. However, it does not eliminate your right to get some compensation from other parties responsible for the injury-causing accident.
Our experienced lawyers know how to get the most for your Queens personal injury accident, even if you were partially to blame.
The Value of Your Queens Personal Injury Lawsuit
Damages in New York personal injury lawsuits are split into the following basic categories: punitive damages, economic damages, and non-economic damages. That’s why determining the value of your lawsuit is based on such things as:
- The gravity of your injury – eventual full recovery or permanent injury
- How much treating the injuries will cost
- The potential need for ongoing medical care
Receiving the maximum award settlement takes time and patience. Therefore, while we want to get the settlement check in your hand as soon as possible, we also want to fully grasp the complete and long-lasting impact of your Queens accident and injury, before seeking funds from the insurance company.
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Economic Damages for Victims of a Queens Accident
Of the different types of damages that can be fought for, economic damages are the simplest to calculate because they cover for your out-of-pocket expenses. However, challenges can occur if your injury has not entirely healed. This is why your economic damages should take future costs into account.
Types of economic compensation that you may be eligible to receive include repayment for medical fees like:
- Emergency Room Costs
- Medical Devices
- Treatment requirements (current and future)
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- In-home Health Care Costs
- Childcare Costs
- Property Damage Costs
- Lost Wages and Earning Ability
Rest assured, our Queens personal injury attorneys work with both economic advisors and medical experts to cover all the bases. That is to say, it’s our top priority to ensure your settlement award covers your needs now and, in the weeks, months and years ahead.
Estimating Your Personal Injury Case’s Non-Economic Damage Awards
Non-economic damages should also be considered in every personal injury case. This is because these types of damages compensate for the personal effects of the injury. Certainly, a highly skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will be able to determine a reasonable amount of non-economic damages, which can include compensation to address such things as:
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Quality of Life
- Damages for Wrongful Death
As with economic damages, there are several aspects that go into determining your non-economic damages. For instance, among the two most critical factors are the severity and permanence of the injury from the accident. This is why our Queens personal injury attorneys will take the time to carefully listen when you discuss how your specific injuries have altered your life.
Identifying Punitive Damages of Your Queens Personal Injury Case
Punitive damages are granted if the jury or judge determines the actions of the defendant particularly appalling. However, the majority of New York personal injury cases do not include punitive damages. This category of damages are reserved for the primary purpose of punishing the defendant, rather than awarding the injured victim.
Contact an Experienced Queens Personal Injury Attorney ASAP
At The Platta Law Firm our highly skilled legal team will assist you every step of the way on your Queens personal injury case. Above all, our dedicated attorneys will fight for you to make sure you and your family get what you deserve.
We offer free consultations to all perspective clients. In other words, you will receive a free case review with an experienced Queens personal injury attorney. Most Importantly, we’ll help you understand your legal rights and all that’s involved in a personal injury process case here in the state of New York.
Why Select The Platta Law Firm
An accident can occur at any time, and whenever it does, we’re here to help you get through it. So, if you’ve been injured in an accident in Queens, call us today at (212) 514-5100. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will be available to take your call and discuss your case in detail.
Extensive Experience with Queens Personal Injury Cases
There’s a lot riding on your Queens personal injury case. And, making the wrong decisions could result in leaving thousands of dollars on the table. Don’t make that mistake. So, put the very best legal team in your corner. We’re quickly establishing ourselves as the top Queens personal injury lawyers.
The Platta Law firm attorneys have more than 2 decades of experience assisting accident victims in Queens, and throughout New York State. As a result, not only do we know the laws that can determine the outcome of your case, we’ve actually wrote some of them! On the other hand, we won’t be bullied by insurance companies, and will stand firm to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in a Queens accident, call The Platta Law Firm at (212) 514-5100 to discuss your personal injury case today!
You receive a cash settlement award, or you pay nothing.
Take comfort in knowing that our Queens personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. So, you won’t pay a single cent unless we help you receive a settlement award for your Queens accident case.
When you win, we win. Consequently, this gives us even more incentive to get you the largest cash settlement possible. Above all, there’s no risk to you. In other words, you pay nothing if you don’t receive compensation from your personal injury lawsuit.
Call The Platta Law Firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your Queens accident case.