Personal Injury Claims
Accidents resulting in personal injuries are a common occurrence in our daily lives. In addition to auto accidents, we may suffer personal injuries or property damage in accidents in the home, at business premises or on streets and sidewalks. Injuries may also be caused by carelessness of doctors, lawyers and other professionals. You can protect yourself by consulting a lawyer if you suffer an injury or property damage as a result of an accident.
To determine whether you have a claim, we will consider whether another person’s conduct wrongfully caused your loss. There are three kinds of wrongful conduct – negligence, intentional misconduct, and strict liability.
Negligence is the most common basis for recovery of losses from an accident. The law holds individuals responsible for their own carelessness. For example, drivers who neglect to stop for stop signs or doctors who fail to follow established medical procedures.
Recovery for intentional misconduct may result if someone has deliberately hurt you or your property. For example, if someone has deliberately hit you without your permission, detained you against your will, or made false statements that injure your reputation.
Individuals and companies may be responsible for damages on the basis of strict liability if they have engaged in dangerous activity, such as conducting blasting operations or keeping wild animals as pets, or if they have manufactured defective or dangerous products.
We can help put a dollar value on your injury. You are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and the cost of repairing your property. You are also entitled to compensation for any pain, disfigurement, physical handicap, embarrassment, loss of enjoyment of life, mental distress, emotional pain and other psychological injuries.
We will carefully interview you to learn the facts of the accident, who is responsible, the extent of your injuries and the amount of your loss. After the initial interview, we will obtain medical records, interview witnesses, obtain police reports and other information to help prove your claim.
Your claim is only as good as the evidence that supports it. When an injury occurs, you should take notes on the circumstances of the accident, including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of witnesses, doctors, and other medical care providers who treated you. We will need this information to determine whether you can prove your claim.
Under the law, others may be responsible for your injuries. In the event of such an injury, contact The Law Offices of Robert R. Pagniello as soon as possible. It is important to act quickly to preserve your rights to compensation from those who caused your injuries. Any inquiries that you receive should be referred to our firm. We will estimate the value of your claim and help you collect fair compensation for injuries and damage to your property.