Greenberg & Stein: Your Personal Injury Lawyers In The Bronx

New York City is made up of 5 “boroughs”: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Even though each one has enough personality to be a city all its own, when it comes to the best personal injury lawyers, you want an experienced law firm like Greenberg & Stein to represent you in all 5 boroughs.

Get a Bronx Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury cases are an unfortunate reality of living in a thriving city like NYC–even in the Bronx! A recent news clipping told the story of a 33-year-old man who was fatally struck by a vehicle, as he tried to cross a Bronx street late one Sunday night. Even though in this case the vehicle remained on scene, not everyone is always so lucky.

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Greenberg & Stein serve the Bronx and all of NYC as personal injury lawyers.

Wondering why you may need a personal injury lawyer?

As in any other profession there are people who’s focus and quality of experience is in a narrow area. Personal injury lawyers are specifically experienced in this particular area of law. Our personal injury lawyers have an astute understanding for the special steps in the process of a personal injury claim and knowledge of statutes and case law on the subject which are required in order for a claim to be successful.

Personal injury lawyers are also knowledgeable about the intricacies of the highly specialized insurance law involved in personal injuries. Hiring one of our top-notch personal injury lawyers will have a direct impact on your chances of receiving the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.

Bronx Personal Injury: Grounds, Laws & Theory of Liability

How do you know if you have ground for a personal injury claim? Well, some accidents are the fault of the accident victim; others are nobody’s fault. If your accident or injury was caused by another person’s careless or reckless actions, you have grounds for a personal injury claim as well as a right to demand financial compensation. With our help, by demonstrating that the other party’s negligent actions are responsible for your accident, you can file a personal injury claim that can provide you with a settlement to cover all your losses.

The following list of Bronx personal injury laws and rules may help you understand important aspects of injury claims:

  • New York has a “Statute of Limitations”: Personal Injury: 3 years; Medical Malpractice: 30 months, unless it is due to a foreign object, in which case it’s 1 year from discovery of the object; Product Liability: 3 years.
  • There are no caps on personal injury awards in New York. Therefore a party may be awarded any amount of compensation in the course of a claim, limited only by the insurance limits in place.
  • New York is a No-Fault state: and follows the pure comparative negligence theory.
  • Wrongful death cases: when these stem from general negligence, premises liability, an auto accident or medical malpractice, if a party dies as a result of the negligence of another party, the negligent party may be liable for wrongful death of the victim.
  • Slip & fall injury cases: if a property owner is negligent by failing to correct or inspect a hazardous condition that they knew about and a personal injury occurs on the property, that property owner may be liable for the injury under a general negligence theory called premises liability.
  • Injury from product liability: consumers are not expected to inspect items before purchase or use, nor are they expected to assume the risk that a product causes an injury. In these cases the law has imposed strict liability on manufacturers and distributors of faulty products making it virtually unnecessary for an injured party to prove that the product was defective.
  • Workers compensation: The Bronx holds the same rules as all the other boroughs and New York is a compulsory state- which means that employers are required to carry workers compensation insurance. If an employee is injured in the “scope of his employment,” this insurance will compensate the injured worker for his direct medical expenses as well as a settlement for any disability.

One last consideration regarding the decision to involve a personal injury lawyer relates to the amount or availability of insurance coverage to pay for your damages. If the person or business that has injured you (in a car accident or otherwise) has multiple types of insurance and policies, it is not always easy to discover that information. (The person might even have insurance with separate companies that the adjuster with whom you are negotiating are not aware.)

As experienced lawyers with decades of cases under our belts, we have resources to confirm the existence of certain types of insurance coverage’s, and we will do everything we can to guide you through the process of claiming a settlement with a minimum of difficulty and delay.

Contact Bronx Personal Injury Lawyers Today

If you or someone you know has been involved in a personal injury accident in the Bronx, or any of the 5 boroughs, do not hesitate to contact us at Greenberg & Stein, P.C. for a free consultation as early as possible.

Our team has more than 50 years of combined litigation experience, and a track record of success in fighting for the rights of accident victims. Our firm can come to meet with you in your home, or even at the hospital, to discuss the circumstances of your accident and to determine how much you are entitled to receive in compensation for your injuries.

Phone: 888-411-3966

Email: seth@greenbergandstein.com

Address:

360 Lexington Avenue

Suite 1501

New York, NY 10017