Helping the Injured Seek Justice and Financial Compensation
Have you or a family member been harmed by another’s negligence? We understand that this can be a difficult and overwhelming time, but there is hope with the help of a personal injury attorney. At Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers have what it takes to help our clients secure the compensation to rebuild and move on with their lives. Too often, people become injured in avoidable accidents. Our team is passionate about holding negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Thousands of serious injuries occur everyday in the United States. And unfortunately, many of these accidents are entirely avoidable, and happen only as a direct result of another party’s irresponsible and negligent actions.
While nothing can reverse your injuries or harm sustained, you do have the right to file a personal injury claim directly against an at-fault party to recover damages.
Personal injury law is a legal area that allows victims, families, and others who have been harmed by others to file lawsuits against the at-fault parties. There are many different types of personal injury claims, all of which of our are prepared to handle. Example of personal injury cases we work include:
- Dog Bites
- Pharmaceutical Injuries
- Work Injuries / Workers’ Comp
- Railroad Injuries - FELA
- Auto Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Serious / Catastrophic Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Bicycle Accidents
- Product Liability
- Asbestos Exposure
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Subway Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Premises Liability Claims
- Nursing Home Abuse
From everyday accidents and workplace injuries to chemical exposure cases and wrongful death, our firm is prepared to fight on behalf of those who have suffered damages at the hands of others. Napoli Shkolnik's attorneys have secured multi-million dollar verdicts in both state and federal courts for the injured. Our award-winning attorneys are passionate about fighting for clients, and we’ve recovered over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements on their behalves.
If you or someone you love has been injured, we encourage you to reach out to our firm to discuss your case as soon as possible. To help you learn more about your rights and the types of cases we handle, we’ve listed descriptions for a few of the most common cases we handle.
Our Firm handles the full range of auto accident cases, including collisions involving large commercial tractor-trailers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motor vehicles. We fight to secure maximum compensation for victims of traffic accidents.
Catastrophic injuries are the most serious injuries. These injuries often alter the lives of victims and loved ones, and can be permanent or long-term. Brain injuries, burn injuries, and spinal cord injuries can be considered catastrophic.
Whether you were working at a construction site or were visiting or simply passing by, you may have sustained serious injuries caused by a fall, equipment malfunction, falling object or other incident. Our team can talk to you about your options in filing a personal injury lawsuit and/or seeking workers’ comp benefits.
Although generally viewed as man’s best friend, the truth of the matter is that dogs are still animals and are driven by instinct. If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries from the dog’s owner. An attorney at Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC can review your options with you.
General negligence may refer to a type of personal injury lawsuit involving a person or company that has acted without proper care or caution in the circumstances. Negligence may be viewed as any action or inaction that constitutes a failure to provide reasonable care, when this results in injury to another person.
Nursing Home Abuse
Residents and patients at nursing homes in New York and throughout the U.S. deserve to be treated with respect and to receive a standard level of medical care as well as nutrition and hygiene. We take on cases involving physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, malnutrition, neglect and negligence in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Sexual Assault Victims
In addition to pressing criminal charges, a victim of sexual assault may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator. In doing so, a victim may be able to seek monetary compensation for physical and/or emotional injuries he or she sustained.
Slip and Fall
Slipping and falling is not only embarrassing but may cause serious injuries, particularly if the victim is elderly. If you slipped and fell on another’s property, it is possible that you have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner if he or she was negligent in maintaining property grounds and therefore caused your accident.
The subway system is an integral part of New York’s transportation system. Millions of people travel on subways and may be at risk of injury not only in a collision but in accidents at subway stations, platforms and in the subway cars themselves.
A train accident may be a disaster of epic proportions, causing considerable property damage and resulting in the loss of dozens or hundreds of lives, depending on the location of the accident and the number of passengers on the train.
Violent Crime Victims
Victims and families of victims of violent crimes, such as assault, rape and murder may be able to take legal action in civil court. This means the perpetrator may face criminal charges as well as a civil lawsuit, wherein the victim or family would seek financial compensation for their injuries or loss.
A wrongful death may be described as a loss of life caused by negligence or wrongdoing on the part of another. Auto accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and dangerous prescription drugs may all be potential causes of wrongful death.
Why File a Personal Injury Claim?
Filing a personal injury claim can help you and your loved ones recover the damages that you need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses incurred. This type of claim can also help you to recover damages for both tangible and intangible losses, such as loss of property or mental anguish, pain, and suffering. When injuries are severe, a personal injury claim can also provide you with a means of paying for future medical care and treatment, as well as supporting yourself and your loved ones.
The personal injury lawyers at Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC want to discuss your claim with you. To learn more about the process of filing a claim and recovering damages, schedule a free case review with us today.