No matter how many precautions you take to keep yourself safe from harm, you can still be injured when other people act negligently. But when someone else’s actions put your safety at risk, you can seek compensation for the injuries you suffered.
In New York, injury victims have a right to file a claim for compensation when they have been injured due to the careless actions of somebody else. However, the negligent party will more than likely try to deny responsibility and hide behind lawyers and insurance companies.
That’s why it’s important that you have a Huntington personal injury lawyer on your side as you file your claim for compensation. The attorneys at Siler & Ingber, LLP are equipped to handle all kinds of personal injury cases, some of which we have detailed below.
Vehicle accidents are a common source of personal injury claims. That’s because careless driving practices are all too common and land hundreds of Huntington residents in the hospital every year.
Whether you were hurt in a car crash, motorcycle accident, or truck collision, we can help you deal with the insurance company and hold the negligent party financially accountable.
It’s important to keep in mind that your vehicle accident claim may not always have to focus on the other driver. Although negligent drivers are a common cause of vehicle accidents, negligent manufacturers and even government agencies responsible for road safety can be held liable, too.
If you’ve been hurt while using a product as intended, you might be able to name the manufacturer of that product in your personal injury claim. Manufacturers are legally obligated to make sure their products are safe for use, and that means they can be held responsible for your injuries when they fail to do that.
Property owners come in all shapes and sizes—your neighbors, store owners, and even local governments. All of these parties must keep their premises safe for visitors.
If you were injured on someone else’s property while you had a right to be there, you might be able to recover compensation from the property owner. Common Huntington premises liability cases include dog bites and slip-and-fall accidents.
Workers compensation benefits cover the majority of victims who are injured on the job. Unfortunately, many Huntington work injury victims—particularly those who are injured in serious construction accidents—are left with damages that go beyond what workers comp covers.
Depending on the circumstances of your injuries and accident, you might be able to file a personal injury claim for the additional compensation you need to recover.
Healthcare professionals are tasked with providing good care to patients. Unfortunately, some medical providers are careless and hurt patients as a result.
When that happens to you, you’re entitled to personal injury compensation. A Huntington injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you’re owed by filing a medical malpractice claim against the negligent doctor.
Suffolk County saw a weekly average of two deaths, nineteen hospitalizations, and 239 emergency room visits related to vehicle accidents in 2014. Plenty of those injuries occurred in Huntington, and such incidents are likely to only increase as drivers become more distracted and careless.
That’s bad news for local drivers, but if you’ve been the victim of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, there may be some good news, too. You may be able to recover compensation for your damages with the help of a Huntington car accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP.
Unfortunately, recovering compensation after a Huntington car accident isn’t as easy as filing your injury claim and waiting for a check. You can expect the insurance company to put up a serious fight when you demand the compensation you’re entitled to.
For many car crash victims who don’t work with a car accident lawyer, the insurance company’s lowball settlement offer or total refusal to pay is where the fight stops. But those who team up with a lawyer are equipped with the knowledge and skills to fight back and make sure they’re fully and fairly compensated for their injuries.
Your attorney will handle the negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf and put the pressure on at the right time to give you the best possible chance of recovering compensation.
The fallout after a semi-truck crash can completely change your life. You may be severely injured, stuck with impossible medical bills, and left without transportation. When you’ve been injured in a truck crash that wasn’t your fault, you need compensation to help you get back to your normal life.
You have a right to seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim, but the other side has a right to defend itself and try to dodge the responsibility to compensate you. The other side will no doubt exercise that right.
That’s why you will likely want an experienced Huntington truck accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP on your side.
One of the key components of a successful truck accident claim is identifying all the parties responsible for your injuries. Naming the right parties in your claim will boost your chance of receiving the compensation you desperately need.
But finding who was at fault isn’t an easy task. That’s because more people than just the truck driver could have played a behind-the-scenes role in the accident that injured you.
For example, the trucking company might have forced the truck driver to violate federal rules by driving for too long without a break. If the trucker became drowsy and had a wreck that injured you as a result, you might be able to hold the trucking company accountable.
Alternatively, the brakes on the semi-truck might have failed and caused your crash. In that case, you could pursue compensation from the manufacturer of the faulty brakes.
Your Huntington 18-wheeler accident lawyer will review the details of your accident to determine exactly who should hold the blame and financial responsibility for your damages.
Because of the size and weight of semi-trucks and 18-wheelers, these vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries and damage when they’re involved in crashes. The severity of your injuries will be a determining factor in the value of your claim for compensation.
The following are some common Huntington commercial truck accident injuries:
For Huntington motorcycle accident victims, the advantages of riding a motorcycle are often outweighed by the disadvantage of having little protection from the careless actions of other drivers. That disadvantage too often causes motorcyclists to be injured.
In pain and struggling to recover, these injured motorcyclists then have to deal with the crushing financial implications of the wreck. They’re faced with medical bills, property damage, lost time at work, and countless other damages.
For many in this situation, the only ray of hope comes from their right to file a claim for compensation. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash and need compensation for your damages, a Huntington motorcycle accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP can help you get what you need.
Injuries caused by motorcycle accidents tend to be severe. And while all injuries can make a big impact on your life, the serious ones often have far-reaching effects on your health, finances, and emotions.
The following are some common injuries reported by Huntington motorcycle accident victims:
During the process of seeking compensation for your Huntington motorcycle accident, you’re likely to find that insurance companies and opposing lawyers are eager to use stereotypes about motorcyclists against you.
They will quickly point to the tired and untrue stereotype that paints bikers as dangerous and reckless. It’s part of an effort to reduce your credibility and make it look like the accident was at least partly your fault.
If this effort is successful, your compensation is on the line. That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer who knows how to fight back against these kinds of stereotypes on your side.
If your personal injury claim is successful, you may be able to receive compensation for damages like medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and more.