Personal injury law covers you in case of injury caused by another person or entity, whether physical, emotional, or other. Some of the actions or omissions which cause such injuries may or may not also be considered criminal acts subject to criminal prosecution. The damage caused may be done intentionally, as a result of negligence, or in cases where another is strictly legally liable for what occurred. You can better make this determination under the guidance of a New York City personal injury attorney at our office.
Negligent acts would be those in which someone fails to give care or attention in such as way that could be reasonably expected or is specifically required by law. Examples would include failing to properly test products for dangers before sale, medical malpractice, failing to keep premises free of hazards, or failure to keep dangerous animals under control. Examples of injurious acts not based on negligence would be things such as police brutality or malicious prosecution. These are criminal actions, but can still in some cases constitute civil action.
If you have suffered an injury at the hands of another, you need a firm that is going to stand up for your rights. You may be entitled to compensation which can assist you to recover and move on with your life as best as possible. Medical expenses, lost income, loss of income earning capacity, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life may all be taken into account. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded.
At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are here to help you, whatever the specifics of your situation. In most cases, a settlement can be reached out of court. There are instances, however, when litigation becomes necessary and at these moments we are ready and prepared to fight aggressively for your rights. We intend to assist you in being able to take care of yourself and your family.