Queens Injury Lawyers and Criminal Defense Attorneys
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Queens, NY, is full of beautiful parks, historic buildings, and exciting attractions. However, Queens is also a dangerous place. Every day, visitors and residents suffer a wide range of personal injuries. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, do not wait. You may have the right to financial compensation for the costs associated with your injuries—this especially true if another person’s negligent actions caused your injuries.
Consulting with the practiced Queens injury lawyers at The Matera Law Firm gives you the best chance of securing the financial recovery that you are due. Perhaps you sustained a medical injury at Mount Sinai Queens, or maybe you were involved in a car accident while driving on Queens Boulevard. According to research from the New York Department of Health, recent years have seen an average of more than 12,000 hospitalizations from traffic collisions in New York.
Of all boroughs, Queens has the highest rate of traffic collisions. Personal injuries bring all kinds of distress upon a victim. Physical damage or harm is only part of the equation. On top of any bodily damage they’ve sustained, injury victims typically face mounting medical costs, lost income, and other financial burdens. Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, do not bear the burdens alone. Speak with the premier injury attorneys at The Matera Law Firm. We are ready to fight for you.
Types of Cases Our Queens Injury Lawyers Handle
Injuries and accidents happen every day. No one leaves their home planning to be involved in an accident. If you suffer an injury, it is best to contact a legal professional. The borough of Queens, NY, is home to more than 2.5 million people. With all those citizens sharing a space, accidents are bound to happen regularly.
Injuries are especially likely when people behave in careless or reckless ways. No two injuries are the same. Each accident involves a unique set of circumstances and outcomes. However, the experienced Queens injury lawyers at The Matera Law Firm have plenty of familiarity with a broad range of personal injury cases. Our personal injury attorneys have helped clients win the following types of cases:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites and dog attacks
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Wrongful deaths
With more than 25 years of combined experience, the team at The Matera Law Firm can handle any type of personal injury case. No case is too complex or challenging.
Financial Recovery in Personal Injury Cases
As we mentioned above, personal injuries are not only tricky because of the physical damage to the victim. If you have been injured, you will probably experience significant financial losses, as well. Trying to navigate financial challenges while healing from an injury can feel overwhelming. At The Matera Law Firm, we believe that every victim deserves accomplished legal representation. Those who sustain injuries because of another party’s negligence or fault have the right to seek compensation. The financial recovery from a personal injury claim can cover any of the costs associated with the accident.
There are several common types of financial recovery in these cases. They include:
Medical Bills and Associated Costs
The direct costs associated with personal injuries are medical expenses. Even if the insurance provider is cooperative, it is rare for an injury victim to receive enough to cover all the recommended medical treatments or medications. In addition to your own insurance coverage, you can seek financial compensation from the insurances of the person or entity that caused the accident. Many types of injuries require ongoing or continuous medical treatment.
Consulting with our Queens injury lawyers at The Matera Law Firm will help you recover any necessary future medical care costs. Assistive devices—like wheelchairs—can also be expensive and should be paid for by the responsible party. Do not bear the burdens of medical bills on your own. The personal injury lawyers at The Matera Law Firm can help you get financial compensation.
Lost Income and Decreased Earning Potential
Another common type of financial recovery in personal injury cases is compensation for lost income. When you are recovering from an injury, you may be unable to work because of the physical damage to your body. Time off from work can result in lost income and missed wages. At The Matera Law Firm, our accomplished Queens injury lawyers will seek compensation for the income that you missed because of your accident. Some types of injuries make it impossible for the victim to ever return to their previous occupation.
If your long-term earning potential has declined because of your injury, we can help. Financial recovery is not only about the wages that you have already lost. A personal injury claim should account for the income that you will forfeit in the future because of your injury.
Pain and Suffering
Medical expenses and lost income are easy to quantify; however, not all losses from a personal injury involve explicit financial costs. In many cases, non-economic damages are the most troublesome for victims. For instance, an injured person may not be able to walk or sit comfortably or be unable to engage in the hobbies or activities they enjoyed before their accident. “Pain and suffering” is a category of damages that covers intangible losses. The skilled Queens injury lawyers at The Matera Law Firm will examine the facts of your case to help you estimate the value of your pain and suffering.
Determining Legal Liability in Personal Injury Cases
When you contact the injury lawyers at The Matera Law Firm, we will carefully analyze your personal injury case. If another party caused your injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for the associated damages. An accomplished personal injury attorney will build a powerful case to show that the other party was negligent.
Proving negligence in a personal injury case involves the following four elements:
Duty of Care
The injured person must show that the at-fault party owed them a duty of care. In many cases, the at-fault party was responsible for behaving in a reasonably safe and lawful manner.
Breach of Duty
The plaintiff must also prove that the at-fault party failed to fulfill their duty of care. For instance, the at-fault party may have breached the duty of care by speeding or driving recklessly, leading to a traffic collision.
The injured person must prove that the at-fault party was the direct and proximate cause of their accident or injuries. In other words, you must show that the accident would not have occurred without the action (or inaction) of the at-fault party.
The plaintiff must show that the accident or injuries resulted in actual damages. The damages resulting from the injury may be economic or non-economic, as we discussed above. An accomplished attorney can build a solid case to prove that the other party was negligent.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Queens Injury Lawyers and Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been injured in Queens, you may have the right to seek financial compensation. The Queens injury lawyers and criminal defense attorneys at The Matera Law Firm have nearly three decades of combined experience.
Contact us for a free initial consultation to examine the facts of your case. Our firm does not charge any legal fees unless we win your personal injury case. We are that confident. Let The Matera Law Firm help you pursue the compensation that is rightfully yours.