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If you have been injured due to the recklessness or negligence of another individual in the West Village, Lower Manhattan you should consider seeking the assistance of a dedicated personal injury lawyer. We are well-versed in the claims process, statutes of limitations, defenses to liability, and other legal factors that may prove relevant to your injury case.
Whether you are seeking compensation for your own injury, or on behalf of a loved one, a qualified West Village personal injury attorney can provide you with an honest assessment of your case and can answer any questions you may have about the often complicated and intimidating claims process.
It is important to keep in mind that insurance companies, and likely any other individuals that can be held responsible for an injury, do not have the victim’s best interest in mind. While a quick settlement offer may seem enticing, more often than not it is beneficial to hire an attorney, and the accident injury attorney at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC is ready and willing to discuss your case. Call 212-240-9465 for a free, in-office consultation.
The key to searching for effective and competent counsel is to not look for the best lawyer or law firm but rather to look for the attorney who is best-suited for a particular individual’s case. The law is complex and very broad, and it is important to look for an attorney who is both qualified to practice in the jurisdiction you are situated in and who has experience handling similar cases.
The same is true when looking for the best personal injury lawyer. There is no such thing. Even within the rubric of injury law, it is wise to search out counsel with the requisite experience. One easy way to do this is to schedule a consultation and ask, but another way is to look at reviews from former clients. Although former results cannot predict or guarantee similar or favorable outcomes in the future because every case is unique, it can provide insights into how others felt about their representation.
And importantly, you should consult with an attorney to learn more about them and whether they would be a good fit for you. Look for a lawyer or law firm who you believe you can trust and maintain a good relationship with. A lawyer with experience will have access to trustworthy and reliable expert witnesses. A law firm should be honest, responsive, and understand your goals.
Individuals who assume responsibility for the health and safety of others — whether they are operating a business, practicing medicine in a hospital, or simply driving a car on a highway — have an obligation to act in a manner that conforms to a certain standard.
In these situations, a moment of negligence or inattention can trigger an accident that leaves innocent victims with extensive physical and psychological injuries, and sometimes even causes death. Such accidents can usually be prevented if the culpable parties practice caution and adhere to proper safety protocols. Unfortunately, when they do not, innocent individuals are often left to shoulder the burdens that can result from injuries incurred in an accident, such as a brain or spinal cord injury.
Personal injury law grants injured victims the right to pursue compensation for damages, harms and losses suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence. New York injury statutes cover many kinds of preventable injuries, including auto accidents, premises liability injuries, and defective product injuries that occur as a result of recklessness, carelessness, negligence, and malice.
The vast majority of personal injury cases filed in NY seek compensation for compensatory damages. As the name suggests, these are meant to compensate the plaintiff for the full value of specific losses, which may be economic or non-economic in nature. Economic damages—also known as “special” damages—are those that have an objective financial value that can be proven with documentary evidence, while non-economic damages—or “general” damages—are inherently subjective, with values that vary depending on the unique circumstances of each case.
Medical expenses are the archetypal economic losses, as they can be quantified through paper bills and receipts and are generally easy to trace directly back to a particular accident. Other common economic damages that personal injury attorneys factor into personal injury claims include lost income due to time spent out of work, lost vacation and/or sick days from work, the costs of repairing or replacing damaged personal property, or loss of future earning capacity.
Non-economic damages can be broadly summed up as losses related to the plaintiff’s “pain and suffering,” which itself can take many different forms. For example, an injury that will heal completely over time can still be very physically painful in the short term, which could justify a certain amount of civil recovery. Conversely, an injury that results in permanent disability or disfigurement could lead to long-term emotional anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Punitive damages, on the other hand, are completely separate from compensatory damages, as they are meant specifically to punish a defendant who acted with egregious disregard for human life or with the intent to cause harm. Given those definitional requirements, though, they are only awarded in extremely rare situations, and generally only at the discretion of a civil court. Skilled legal counsel could explain in detail what damages may be recoverable in a particular case during a private consultation.
Some of the specific types of injuries we cover include:
Regardless of what specific losses an accident results in, the defendant in an ensuing lawsuit may not be the only party responsible. In many cases, civil defendants, defense lawyers, and insurance companies try to shift liability to the person seeking compensation.
Your initial consultation with the personal injury lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC is always free. We understand that all cases are different, and understand the importance of an initial discussion of your case – one that is free of any upfront financial or contractual commitment. Moreover, all of our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that we do not charge you a fee unless you obtain compensation.
Personal injury claims are a way in which an individual can seek monetary damages for the harm and losses that he or she has incurred as a result of another’s wrongdoing. However, not all injuries reasonably warrant a personal injury claim, and thus it is imperative that you discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney. The law firm of Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC has handled hundreds of injury cases and will take the time to discuss the facts of your case during a free initial consultation. An experienced attorney will review your case with you and may give advice on whether it would be appropriate for someone to seek an MRI test or CAT scan. There is no reason that you should suffer in silence when you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to discuss your options
Michael Redenburg has provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found him to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. While working with Michael, I felt as though my situation was in trustworthy hands, and he did not steer me wrong. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and needs at the forefront. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from Michael J. Redenburg again.
We will fight tirelessly to pursue the compensation you deserve with the required experience and resources you need and expect. Contact us now at 212-240-9465 to get the wheels of justice spinning for you!