Banville Law's experienced team of personal injury attorneys specializes in helping people get the financial compensation they need after injuries caused by negligence. We believe that you shouldn't have to worry about covering your medical expenses or paying your bills while out of work with a serious injury that was not your fault. If you've recently been injured due to negligence, we're prepared to help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
Banville Law: Personal Injury Attorneys Representing the Bronx from Pelham Parkway
Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in the Bronx? Banville Law is Here to Help
At Banville Law, our Bronx personal injury lawyers have several decades of combined experience helping victims of personal injury cases recover the full financial compensation they need and are entitled to. If you or someone close to you was recently injured in an unexpected accident caused by someone else, you're probably wondering about your legal options. This is where our attorneys can help.
In the early stages of a personal injury case, it's common for the injured person to be unsure of their legal rights. For most people in this situation, it's necessary to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in order to fully understand their options. Our attorneys offer free consultations where we can begin to determine if a case is worth pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
If someone decides to take legal action following our consultation, that's when the real work begins. From here, it's about speaking with medical experts and witnesses, collecting evidence, visiting the scene of the accident, and building a strong case for court or a settlement. Our Bronx personal injury lawyers stress communication throughout the process, as we know how important is for our clients to stay up to date and to have all of their questions answered in a timely manner.
Common Accident Types in Personal Injury Lawsuits
There are many types of accidents under the personal injury category. Some of the cases we specialize include, but are not limited to:
- car accidents
- motorcycle crashes
- slips, trips, and falls
- construction accidents
- work injuries
- bus accidents
- train derailments
This is not a complete list of the cases we take. If you were injured in any accident caused by negligence, we're prepared to help you seek financial compensation with a personal injury lawsuit.
What is Negligence?
All personal injury cases are based on the concept of negligence, but what does this word really mean? Someone is negligent when they fail to act with reasonable care, which can be an action or inaction. Basically, a person may be considered negligent if they cause an injury to another person because of a failure to act in a responsible way.
Some common examples of negligence in personal injury cases include:
- A drunk driver causing an accident that injures others
- The owner of a store failing to clear snow from their sidewalk in a timely manner, causing a slip and fall
- A company releasing a defective piece of construction equipment which causes a work injury
Bronx Car Accident Lawyers with Office in Pelham Parkway
Our team of Bronx car accident lawyers regularly sees the devastation caused by car accidents. If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a car accident in the Bronx, we're prepared to help you secure the financial compensation you need for your physical and financial damages.
What Does New York's No-Fault Car Accident Law Mean?
New York is a "no-fault" insurance state, which means that people who are injured in car accidents are entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses and lost wages regardless of who was at fault for the accident. This means that there are certain restrictions on filing a personal injury lawsuit.
According to this law, each driver's insurance company is required to pay up to $50,000 for damages related to the crash, including injuries and property damage. However, there are many cases where one driver still files a personal injury lawsuit to recover additional damages for severe injuries.
Because of the no-fault law, it can be difficult to determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit. However, with guidance from an experienced car accident lawyer, you can better understand your legal options and file a personal injury lawsuit if it applies to your situation.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents
Negligence can take many forms. Some of the most common forms of negligence we see in car accident cases include:
All motorists have a duty to stay alert and aware of their surroundings while behind the wheel. But unfortunately, distracted driving is extremely common and often leads to serious accidents with severe injuries. Distracted drivers who cause accidents may be considered negligent and held liable for damages if those injured file lawsuits.
Some of the most common types of distracted driving include:
- Talking on the phone
- Eating and drinking
- Putting on makeup and grooming
- Watching videos on a phone, tablet, or vehicle television
We're all aware of how dangerous drunk driving is, but sadly, it's still a widespread problem in the Bronx and across the United States. When drunk drivers cause accidents and innocent people are hurt or killed, the victims and their families deserve justice. Our Bronx car accident lawyers help people in this situation take legal action to recover the financial compensation they deserve.
In drunk driving accident cases, people who are injured may have two different options for financial compensation. The first is a personal injury lawsuit, while the second is known as a dram shop claim. According to New York's dram shop law, alcohol vendors (like bars and nightclubs) can be held liable for injuries caused by their customers if the following conditions apply:
- alcohol was served to someone who was "visibly intoxicated", or
- to someone who was under 21 years of age, and
- that person caused an injury due to their intoxication.
So, if a bartender continues serving a customer who is showing visible signs of intoxication (such as slurring their words or falling asleep) and that customer causes an accident with injuries after leaving the bar, the people who are injured may have a case for a lawsuit against the bar as well as the person who caused the accident.
Sleeping Behind the Wheel
Driving while sleep-deprived can be just as dangerous as driving drunk. Our attorneys have seen several cases of people falling asleep behind the wheel and causing accidents. This is especially common with professional truck drivers who work extremely long hours.
Failure to Follow Traffic Laws
Drivers who fail to follow basic traffic laws put themselves and others in danger of suffering serious or even fatal injuries in preventable accidents. We regularly see accidents caused by these and other traffic violations:
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Failure to yield to pedestrians
- Motorists not given bicyclists enough space
- Failure to use turn signals
Looking For a Lawyer After a Slip and Fall in the Bronx? Contact Banville Law
Were you injured after a slip and fall on someone else's property in the Bronx? All property owners have a legal obligation to make sure any slip and fall hazards are taken care of before someone ends up getting injured. According to premises liability law, property owners can be held liable for damages when they fail to keep their properties safe and people get injured.
There are many property hazards that can lead to a slip and fall accident. Some common causes our Bronx slip and fall lawyers see in cases we work on include:
- snow and ice
- wet floors without caution signs
- broken and uneven sidewalks
- broken steps, handrails, and staircases
Property owners are required to stay aware of potential dangers as they arise and to remove these dangers in a timely manner. When an accident happens because a property owner failed to keep their property safe, the injured person may have grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit against the property owner.
If you've recently been injured in a slip and fall accident in the Bronx, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with one of our experienced slip and fall lawyers in a free consultation.
Injured While Working in Construction in the Bronx? Our Bronx Construction Injury Lawyers Can Help
Construction workers built New York City and continue to help it grow with new building projects beginning every day. While this work can be very rewarding, it can also be very dangerous. Construction workers have some of the highest injury rates of any field, and in New York City, construction is the most fatal industry.
Although construction work more may be more inherently dangerous than an office job, that doesn't mean construction accidents are not preventable. Many construction injuries only occur due to negligence. Unlike most other types of work injuries, construction injuries also often result in personal injury lawsuits.
A personal injury lawsuit can be filed for a construction accident in New York if the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party. Third parties include anyone other than your coworkers or employer. So if your injury was caused by the negligence of a worker from another subcontractor or a piece of defective equipment, you may have a case for a lawsuit.
Establishing third-party liability for a construction injury is complicated. However, our experienced Bronx construction injury lawyers are prepared to help you explore your legal options and take appropriate legal action to get the financial compensation you deserve. This may include workers' compensation, Social Security Disability, or a personal injury lawsuit - depending on the circumstances of your accident and injuries.
Common Types of Construction Accidents in the Bronx
There are several common types of construction accidents, many of which could have been prevented by better safety standards on the construction site. Some of the most common construction site accidents in the Bronx include:
- falls from heights
- workers struck by falling objects
- slips, trips, and falls
- accidents involving vehicles and heavy equipment
- injuries caused by defective equipment
Regardless of how your injury occurred, the Bronx construction injury lawyers at Banville Law are prepared to help you understand all of your legal options in a free consultation.
Our Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight For Victims of Medical Negligence
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or other health complications due to medical negligence, our Bronx medical malpractice attorneys are prepared to help you seek the financial compensation you deserve.
We all trust that our doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals will provide us with quality care, and this trust is usually earned. However, medical errors still happen every day, often leading to serious consequences for patients. Medical negligence can cause avoidable health complications and is sometimes fatal. People who are affected by medical malpractice deserve financial compensation for the difficulties they face.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims Our Lawyers Regularly Handle
Our Bronx medical malpractice lawyers have seen many different forms of malpractice in claims we've helped file. Some of the most common examples include:
In 2019, no American expects their child to suffer a preventable birth injury. While not all of these injuries are preventable, many only occur because of medical negligence. The families who are affected by preventable birth injuries need and deserve financial compensation, as their child may require long-term medical care and expensive equipment. Our Bronx birth injury lawyers help these families get the compensation they need through medical malpractice lawsuits.
Common medical conditions and birth injuries caused by medical malpractice include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb's Palsy
- Traumatic Brain Injuries & Permanent Brain Damage
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Perinatal Asphyxia
Failure to Diagnose and Delayed Diagnoses
Many serious medical conditions can be treated more effectively the sooner they are diagnosed. A delayed diagnosis can cause the condition to get worse or untreatable. Had the diagnosis been made earlier, the patient may have been able to more easily recover. If you or someone you love has suffered health complications because a doctor failed to diagnose a medical condition or gave you a delayed diagnosis, your family may have a case for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Prescription & Medication Errors
It is absolutely vital for healthcare professionals to be aware of the medication requirements of their patients. Nurses and doctors must be sure to give the right medication to the right patient in the right dosage. Additionally, doctors must be mindful of any potentially harmful side effects that could hurt their patient before prescribing them a certain medication. Medication errors can cause serious health problems and are sometimes even fatal.
In the medical community, surgical errors are referred to as "never events", meaning there is no excuse for making a surgical error and they should never happen. Surgical errors can have long-term health complications for patients, including permanent disabilities or death. In almost every case, these "never events" are forms of medical malpractice.
The proper administration of anesthesia is crucial in surgical procedures. Even slight mistakes during this process can have serious consequences for patients. Too little anesthesia and the patient may wake up during the surgery and find themselves in extreme pain, but unable to notify anyone that they're conscious. Too much anesthesia can cause serious health problems or be fatal. If you or someone you love has suffered due to anesthesia errors, you could have a case for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The Other Types Of Injury Claims We Cover:
Our experienced Bronx personal injury attorneys have a large amount of experience in settling car injury claims, trip and fall injury cases, workplace injury claims, construction accident lawsuits, bike crash lawsuits, motorbike accident claims, bus accident cases, train crash cases, subway injury claims, medical malpractice claims, birth injury cases, workmans' compensation appeal claims, disability lawsuits, nursing home neglect cases, truck collision claims, cruise ship injury claims, defective device cases, scaffolding accident claims, building explosion lawsuits, sexual assault cases, dog bite cases and also several other sorts of accident cases.
Our Local Bronx Law Office Serves Clients In The Following Areas:
- Pelham Parkway
- Indian Village
- Morris Park
- Little Yemen
- The Bronx
- Pelham Gardens
- Van Nest
- Parkside Housing Project
- Throgs Neck
- Hunts Point
- Mott Haven
- Fordham Heights
- West Bronx
- East Bronx
- Pelham Bay
- Castle Hill
- Fordham Manor
- Morris Heights
What Our Clients Say About Us
I called the Bronx office after my car accident and they were extremely helpful. They handled all the legal work and I was able to focus on attending my doctors appointments. - By Jane R.
Local Resources for People Injured in the Bronx
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi 1400 Pelham Pkwy S The Bronx, NY 10461 (718) 918-5000
Montefiore Westchester Square Campus 2475 St Raymond Ave The Bronx, NY 10461 (718) 430-7300
Bronx County Hall Of Justice 265 E 161 St The Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 618-1000
Bronx Housing Civil Court 1118 Grand Concourse The Bronx, NY 10456 (718) 466-3000
Auto Repair Shops
Redline Auto Repair 669 Sagamore St The Bronx, NY 10462 (347) 810-1134