Types of Injuries

Construction-Site Accidents

Construction sites are particularly dangerous places to work. Sadly, the laws designed to protect construction site workers from the every day hazards they face has not eliminated the risk. Almost every construction site worker has either been injured or knows someone who has been injured on a construction site.

Defective Product Claims

Products used in the work place, in recreation and at home can become very dangerous if improperly designed or built in the factory. Automobile designs change very rapidly in today's world. Products used in the design of automobiles that are not properly assembled, inspected or tested are often dangerously defective and can cause horrible injuries, even death.

Dog Bites

A bite by a dog is a frightening experience that can cause serious and disfiguring injury. If you or a loved one have been bitten, you may be entitled to bring a claim against the owner of the dog for your losses, including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.

Insurance Benefits Claims

Have you ever been denied insurance benefits?Often times, insurance companies will improperly deny these claims. If you think you may have a claim for insurance benefits that have been wrongly denied, our team of trial attorneys at Sugarman Law Firm can help you make that determination with a free consultation. Just call one of our personal injury attorneys directly to set up an appointment

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Whether the accident involved a boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, truck, car, or even if you were a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, we are familiar with the complex principles used to determine the causes of an accident, the medical evidence necessary to achieve a successful result, and the vocational and economic principles carriers rely upon to evaluate and calculate losses.

Scaffold/Ladder Accidents

Almost every construction site worker has either been injured or knows someone who has been injured on a construction site. Although most injured workers will be entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits, those benefits do not cover all their losses (such as pain and suffering, a permanent disability, loss of livelihood, or a loss of earning capacity). In addition, the families of injured workers often face the prospect of lengthy and costly rehabilitation, loss of support and guidance,

Wrongful Death

A "wrongful death" occurs when any person dies as a result of the negligence of another person or business. New York has special rules for bringing wrongful death actions. In general, a representative of the estate must first be appointed by a court and given authority to act on behalf of the estate.

Wrongful Death | New York Personal Injury Lawyers

A "wrongful death" occurs when any person dies as a result of the negligence of another person or business. New York has special rules for bringing wrongful death actions. In general, a representative of the estate must first be appointed by a court and given authority to act on behalf of the estate. That representative may then bring a wrongful death action against the parties responsible for the fatal accident. In the event the claim is settled, New York's rules generally require the estate's representative to apply to the court for judicial approval of the settlement before the settlement proceeds can be distributed.

 

When handling a wrongful death case, it is important to explore and assess all items of damage resulting from the accident. In many cases, the victim of an accident who suffers fatal injuries may experience pain and suffering after the accident and prior to death and may have experienced "pre-impact terror". Those around him or her may have been in a zone of danger or experienced their own emotional trauma from having witnessed the accident (a separate item of damage). The person may have left behind a spouse or children who depended on the decedent's guidance, monetary support and companionship. There may be funeral bills or medical bills the estate remains responsible for. There may be life insurance benefits, pension benefits or other sources of income which need to be claimed, preserved and protected.

 

To fully assess wrongful death claims and the extent of any related damages, and to fully protect the interests of the estate and family members, Sugarman Law Firm's team of personal injury trial attorneys thoroughly investigate the accident, take photographs and statements when necessary, and consult with accident reconstruction specialists, traffic engineers, economists, and vocational consultants. We work closely with any treating doctors and medical examiners to gain a full understanding of the injuries suffered, the level of consciousness, and the exact cause of death. Sugarman Law Firm also employs attorneys who focus exclusively on wills, trusts, Surrogate Court matters, Estate proceedings, and other related matters to ensure that each wrongful death claim receives the attention and skillful representation needed to protect estate assets from creditors, maximize the estate's recovery, and minimize the estate's tax burden.

 

Whether the wrongful death claim arises from a motor vehicle accident, construction site accident, defective product, toxic exposure, or some other negligence, we are familiar with the complex principles used to determine the causes of the accident, the medical evidence necessary to establish the cause of death and achieve a successful result, and the vocational and economic principles insurance carriers rely upon to evaluate and calculate losses. If a loved one has suffered fatal injuries due to the negligence of another, there is only one chance to obtain full and fair compensation for your losses. To find out how Sugarman's team of personal injury trial attorneys can help, call or e-mail on of our attorneys to schedule a free consultation.