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Personal Injury Lawyer New York, NY

Personal Injury Lawyer New York, NY

Personal Injury Lawyer New York, NY

If you or someone you know has been injured because of negligence, then please contact Oddo & Babat, P.C. to speak with a personal injury lawyer New York, NY community members trust right away. We understand that you might feel like you are experiencing a quandary, particularly concerning the steps you should take next. You might have many questions and are unsure about where to begin. You may also be unsure as to whether or not a lawyer is needed. Is contacting one the right thing to do? In a situation like this, you are recommended to follow your instincts and call Oddo & Babat, P.C. today.

The right lawyer may be able to protect your financial and physical wellbeing, and ultimately your future. For a consultation with a leading personal injury lawyer, call Oddo and Babat now. 

What You Should Consider When Choosing a Lawyer

Not all lawyers are the same. Some might only handle corporate-based cases; others may pursue million dollar cases and nothing less. Then there are those who focus solely on construction accidents, for example. Before you choose a random firm, make sure you review all of your options and choose wisely. In addition to considering the first impression your prospective lawyer has made on you, you should ask him or her:

Why Is It Important That I Hire a Lawyer?

Accidents happen so fast, and now you may be trying to recover from injuries and return back to normal life. But, the pain you are feeling and stress over finances may be preventing you from doing so. Maybe your finances have been drained due to not working, and your wellbeing seems to be out of control. It can help to have a lawyer on your side during this time, so you can work towards getting back onto your feet. We can assess your situation and fight for an amount of restitution that is far and provides you with the support you need. Other reasons that it’s important to hire a lawyer include:

  • Someone to Protect Your Legal Interests: Family and friends may give you advice, and as well-intentioned that may be, it may not be correct information. A lawyer who is familiar with personal injury cases understands how to take action and protect your legal interests. Please do not make the mistake of tossing away money that could have been yours, if only you had known how much you were rightfully owed. Many insurance companies try to take advantage of personal injury accident victims who don’t know what their case is worth, however, we certainly do, and aren’t afraid to fight for our clients. 
  • Peace of Mind During a Tough Time: When you hire a lawyer to represent your case, you can rest easier that everything is being taken care of. We can attend to legal and paperwork matters, while you rest at home or get the medical treatments you need. Trust us when we say that after you have been in an injury accident, one of the things you need the most is a professional who knows how to seek compensation for your behalf. 
  • We Know How to Evaluate Damages: Depending on what you have been through, we can evaluate your case and let you know what types of damages you are eligible to receive. Evidence that can help us pursue compensation for damages includes medical documentation for injuries, loss of wage from missing work, receipts for replacing or fixing property damage, and a journal describing what every day has been like for you since the accident. 
  • Your Recovery is Our Priority: After speaking with insurance agents, the party at-fault, and insurance adjusters, you may feel as though no one is on your side. You can trust that your recovery is our first priority, and can guide you through the process of your claim from beginning to end. We are a team of compassionate (and strategic!) lawyers who go the extra mile for clients. 

Are You Familiar with Cases Like Mine?

Every personal injury case is inherently unique. For example, a birth injury case would require specific knowledge regarding medical malpractice, medical terminology, and case law. Certain cases will need to involve specific professionals who can act as an expert witness. Finally, every case will take due diligence and investigation. It is prudent you choose a NY personal injury lawyer in New York who has the necessary resources to build a sound case. 

What Cases Have You Handled?

Once you have found a couple of potential lawyers, be sure to ask about the cases they handle. At Oddo and Babat, some of our experience has covered:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Scooter accidents
  • Public transport accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Defective products
  • Premise liability accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Child injuries
  • Wrongful death

Oddo and Babat have successfully recovered millions in damages for clients who’ve suffered from a very broad range of injuries. We’ve also helped families who lost a loved one to the wrongful actions of another party. Some of the damages we have recovered include:

Medical treatment

  • Future medical care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring
  • Loss  of relationships
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • + More

Is It Too Late for Me To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

After being injured in an accident, you’ll start seeing those medical bills come rolling in and you might get overwhelmed. How are you going to pay for all of that? You might also have lost your job or been injured to the point you can’t fulfill it properly anymore. How are you going to make a living? Fortunately, you do have some solutions. One is to file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual or entity that caused your injuries. If it’s been a while since your injury, is it too late to file?

The Statute of Limitations

One thing that’s great about the law is you have a certain period of time for which to file a lawsuit. This means you don’t have to run right out the day you get injured to secure yourself a lawyer and get started on the case. It also means you can’t sit around for years and years deciding whether it would be beneficial. The statute of limitations gives you a deadline to get that lawsuit filed. It varies by state and there are some exceptions for extenuating circumstances.

For example, in Louisiana, there’s a one-year statute of limitations, so you would have to have your lawsuit filed before the one-year anniversary of your accident. Just over the border in Mississippi, the statute is three years. If you live in a state with a shorter statute of limitations, you would want to be careful not to miss out on your opportunity for compensation. Some exceptions might include:

  • You didn’t discover your injury until a while after it happened. This is called the “discovery rule.” The statute of limitations would begin on the day of discovery.
  • You were a minor at the time you were injured. In this case, the statute would begin ticking on the day you turn 18.
  • You were in a coma or otherwise mentally incapacitated and couldn’t file the lawsuit. The statute would likely begin on the day a doctor determined you had mental capacity.
  • The defendant left the state for a certain period of time. If he or she was gone for a year, an additional year would be tacked on to the end of the original statute.

Oddo and Babat: We Are Here for You

Our personal injury law firm known for its diligence, tenacity, and zealous approach to every case. We have an impressive track record and don’t get intimidated by large insurance companies or corporations. We are always happy to share testimonials from past clients and how much we were able to get them in compensation for their case. If you would like to learn more about Oddo and Babat, P.C., call a lawyer for NY personal injury in New York today.

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