Long Island Personal Injury Law Firm
Accidents can and do happen. When they’re caused by another person or entity’s unsafe behavior, however, an injured person has the right to seek legal remedies. New York personal injury lawyer James J. Corbett represents clients in the full range of personal injury and accident cases, including those involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Construction and worksite injuries
- Slip and falls
The remedies available in these and other cases typically include compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Serving the metro New York area since 1997, we are dedicated to helping clients recover from their injuries by ensuring that the responsible parties are held legally liable.
Suing for Negligence
Personal injury cases usually include claims for negligence, a common legal theory that holds parties liable for damages caused by careless behavior. In order to prove negligence, the person suing (plaintiff) must establish that: the person or entity being sued (defendant) owed the plaintiff what the law refers to as a “duty of care;” that the defendant breached this duty; and that the breach caused the plaintiff to be injured. Negligence by drivers, or a failure to follow the rules of the road, is a common cause of vehicle accidents, for example. Further, property owners are generally required to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition – or to warn visitors of any hazards – and are considered liable for any injuries that result from their failure to do so.
New York law operates under a “comparative negligence” standard, meaning that a person who is partly responsible for his or her own injuries can still sue a negligent party and recover damages proportionate to that party’s fault. Defendants often raise this as a defense in personal injury cases, and it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney to consider this and other issues before filing suit.
Fighting for Injured Clients
At the Law Offices of James J. Corbett, we’ve been representing clients in personal injury and other civil litigation matters since 1997. Mr. Corbett has more than two decades of legal experience and is both a skilled litigator and highly trusted negotiator who knows how to present the strongest possible case on behalf of the clients he represents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you should seek the advice of aggressive legal counsel. New York personal injury attorney James J. Corbett can help. We offer free initial consultations and are available around the clock. Call our Uniondale office at 516-679-9494 or contact us online.