Justice For Injury Victims
Bronx personal injury lawyers who deliver results
Accidents in New York City that result in serious injuries demand strong legal action. That's why it's critical that you contact our Bronx personal injury law firm if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident anywhere in New York.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Giampa Law have decades of experience handling some of the most complicated cases - and we have the results to prove it. We have secured many multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families in the Bronx and other parts of New York.
We're proud of our results because the money we obtain for injury victims and their families often makes a dramatic difference in their quality of life. Instead of living in fear of financial ruin after an accident, the people we represent can continue to live their lives with dignity. That's what drives us to work hard every single day. That's why we're eager to meet with you.
What is a personal injury claim?
Personal injury claims involve a person getting injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, typically as a result of some type of accident. For instance, if you sustained a serious brain injury in a car crash caused by a drunk driver, you may consider filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover appropriate compensation for your damages. Damages are the expenses you suffer as a direct result of your injuries, including but not limited to the cost of your medical bills and lost wages if you’re unable to work.
To prove that a person or organization is liable for your damages, you or your attorney must show that you were owed a duty of care, the duty of care was breached, and you suffered damages as a result.
Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?
You typically don’t need to hire a personal injury attorney if you were involved in a minor accident and no one was hurt. However, if you suffered a severe or debilitating injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should at least contact a lawyer for a free consultation to learn your legal rights and options.
Keep in mind that an insurance company is in business to make money. Since the cost of a severe injury poses a threat to their bottom line, an insurance company will go through a lot of trouble to pay you less than what you rightfully deserve. Insurance adjusters are also trained professionals who handle claims daily, and they know what tactics to use to reduce or deny your compensation.
You should consider contacting a personal injury attorney if:
- You need help getting appropriate medical treatment after an accident.
- The person or organization responsible for your injury is denying fault.
- You need assistance securing evidence to support your claim.
- You don’t know how much your case is worth.
- You’re not sure if the settlement offer you received from the insurance company is fair.
- Your claim is being challenged, delayed, or denied by an insurance company.
- You are the immediate family member of someone who died in an accident due to negligence.
According to statistical data, you typically receive more compensation if you hire a lawyer instead of representing yourself. Moreover, an attorney has the experience and resources to advocate for you in settlement negotiations or court, if necessary.
How much is my injury claim worth?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident and the severity of your injury, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses (e.g., ambulance fees, ER visits, hospital stays, doctor appointments, surgery, physical therapy, prescription medication, etc.).
- Modifications to your home or vehicle to accommodate your injury.
- Wage loss and loss of future earnings.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium, that is, loss of companionship or affection.
- Diminished quality of life.
- Damage to your personal property.
It takes a considerable amount of skill and experience to calculate the true cost of your accident and the long-term impact of your injury. For instance, in certain cases, you may be able to pursue punitive damages if the at-fault party’s negligent behavior was intentional, egregious, or showed a complete disregard for your health and safety. If you don’t know what damages you may be eligible to recover by law, contact an attorney to review your case.
How long do I have to file a personal injury case in New York?
Under New York law the legal deadline, or statute of limitations, to file a personal injury claim is typically three years from the date of your injury. Failure to file your claim before this deadline will almost always result in your case being dismissed, though there are some exceptions. Nevertheless, you should contact an attorney well before this deadline if you want to build the strongest possible case because evidence can disappear over time and the memories of witnesses can fade.
Common personal injury cases
Our law firm handles many different kinds of personal injury cases in the New York City area. Along with motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice-related issues, we also have years of experience resolving complex cases involving:
- Lead paint poisoning
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Transit accidents
- Serious injury
- Wrongful death
There are many other types of personal injury accidents in New York City. And one of our skilled attorneys can help you every step of the way. That's why we're eager to meet with you.
What makes personal injury cases so complicated?
Even when many accidents seem similar, there are unique differences between them. As a result, you can't take a one-size-fits-all approach to any case. You need to carefully analyze all the circumstances surrounding the injury and develop a strategy that works best for your specific situation.
But worst of all, what makes such accidents so complicated - and so frustrating - has to do with the person or business responsible for your accident. In many cases, individuals or companies refuse to admit any wrongdoing.
As a result, insurance companies will often refuse to compensate injury victims after their accident. That's not right. That's why we want to meet with you. We know how to hold people accountable for their reckless or negligent behavior.
How we can help you
When you have us on your side, you can dictate what happens to you. Instead of insurance companies deciding how much money you should receive for your injuries, you can demand the maximum compensation. And if they refuse to cooperate, we can take them to court and file a personal injury lawsuit in the Bronx or wherever your accident occurred.
You only have a limited amount of time to take legal action in New York. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you might only have 3 years to file a lawsuit, according to New York State's Statute of Limitations law. That might seem like a long time. But the reality is building a strong, successful legal case often takes much longer than many people realize.
Don't jeopardize the outcome of your case. Demand justice. Contact Giampa Law and schedule your free case evaluation today. We're conveniently located in the Bronx near Yankee Stadium and across the street from the Supreme Court of Bronx County. Best of all, you only pay us if we win your case. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
"Excellent lawyers; settled my case quickly and easily. Would recommend" – Adreina E.