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What Are Some of The Different Types of Personal Injury Cases?

Oct. 11, 2023

Although there are many different fact patterns and circumstances within each area, most injury cases fall into one of four type of categories. What are these categories?

Premise Liability Accidents

These are what are typically known as trip (or slip) and falls. Slip or trip and falls occur when a premises owner creates or fails to correct a hazard that injures a guest, such as a store with a hole in the floor that causes a customer to fall. Slip or trip and falls are a branch of premises liability cases, which can include things like injuries from negligent security, poor lighting, lack of signage, and more. Property owners are responsible for ensuring their guests are not at risk of harm due to unsafe conditions on their premises. As the owners of these establishments, they are familiar with the dangerous circumstances that unsuspecting visitors can face, and they should address these problems before someone gets hurt. Unfortunately, this responsibility is not always upheld, potentially causing dangerous accidents and serious injuries to occur. For this reason, property owners may be held liable for their negligence in placing others in harm’s way. Another type of accident that would fall under this category are dog bite cases. Just like owners are responsible for keeping their physical property safe they are also responsible to make sure that living things on their property do not cause negligent injuries. A dog bite can possibly cause infection, disease, scarring or worse. When a dog bites and injures an innocent victim, the dog owner may be liable for the damages caused by their pet. Now just because a dog bites someone does not automatically mean their owner is liable for that injury. There are certain rules within New York that need to be satisfied to hold a dog owner liable.

At the Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein, P.C. we have had years of experience handling premise liability accident cases all around Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, NY. Such experience has given us the knowledge you need to hold the other party accountable for failing to keep their premises safe and forcing you to deal with an avoidable injury. You shouldn’t have to face the consequences of their actions on your own.

Whether you were hurt or your family member sustained an injury, you can count on the Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein to defend your rights.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

This category includes anyone injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle. These include but not limited to car crashes, bus crashes, motorcycle crashes, certain bicycle accidents and truck crashes. Car Crashes can result in a variety of injuries, from whiplash to traumatic brain injury. Our team works diligently to recover the damages car accident victims are owed for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Accidents involving trucks can be devastating. When a truck driver or trucking company does not follow state and federal regulations, serious accidents can occur leaving victims with life-changing injuries. Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries, due to a lack of external protection for the rider. Bicycle accidents can occur when a motorist fails to yield or watch the road for cyclists. Cyclists are often left with serious injuries, including broken bones, head and brain trauma, and road rash. Our attorneys can identify all possible sources of compensation for victims of bicycle accidents.

Being in a motor vehicle accident is never part of anyone's plans, but accidents happen anyway. You deserve fair compensation from the other driver and their insurance agency.

At the Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein, P.C., we have fought for the rights of our clients against insurance companies and negligent drivers since the inception of the firm. It is our practice to thoroughly investigate every case and utilize the best expert witnesses to win for our clients the maximum compensation available to them under the law. We are prepared to help you deal with any legal problems that arise from an auto accident in Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, White Plains, Yonkers, NY, or anywhere in Westchester County, NY or the state of New York. Whether the other driver caused an injury or the insurance company won't cover repairs, allow us to defend your rights.

With years of car accident law experience, we know what it takes to defend your rights. We will be by your side throughout the legal process. We are prepared to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. You don't have to face your problems alone. Speak with us today about your situation and get the legal assistance you deserve after your auto accident.

Construction Accidents

Construction workers are essential to the life we all know and enjoy. While the work they do often goes unseen, our construction professionals deserve skilled and experienced representation if they are injured on the job.

Under New York State law construction workers are entitled to special rights if they have been struck by a falling object or have fallen from a height. We take great pride in our successful track record.

Are you a construction worker, contractor or utility worker? Were you injured as the result of a construction site accident? Get in touch with the Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein, P.C. Drawing on a broad knowledge of current labor laws, our attorneys can help you prepare a winning strategy for your insurance company negotiations or litigation for construction workers who have been injured on the job by negligent and unsafe work conditions.

Medical Malpractice

Although not a complete list some common types of cases within this category are birth injuries, surgical errors, Hospital negligence, diagnostic errors, anesthesia mistakes, nursing home abuse and/or negligence and improper prescriptions. Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare providers—including doctors, nurses, obstetricians, oncologists, hospitals, emergency rooms, and other individuals and facilities—fail to uphold what is known as the “standard of care.” The standard of care is the level of acceptable treatment an ordinary, qualified healthcare provider should provide in the given circumstances. There are different standards of care in different situations.

The National Institutes of Health state that there are four things that must be proven to win a medical malpractice suit. According to such institution, the four legal elements that must be proven are: (1) a professional duty owed to the patient; (2) breach of such duty; (3) injury caused by the breach; and (4) resulting damages.

At the Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein, P.C., we are skilled and experienced and handle medical malpractice cases all over New York including New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester and Putnam Counties. We will take all steps available to ensure that you receive the monetary compensation you deserve. We will also make sure that all your medical bills are paid and that you are reimbursed for all out of pocket expenses including lost wages.