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At Banville Law, our dedicated legal team focuses solely on personal injury law, helping accident survivors and their families pursue financial compensation in the wake of injuries.
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Over nearly four decades of combined trial experience, our attorneys have secured millions of dollars in monetary damages for clients, allowing our clients and their families to cover medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. We have dedicated our lives to helping clients throughout New York City and the Westchester area regain dignity and strength after serious accidents. This is all we do.
So what exactly is a personal injury accident? To be honest, there are numerous forms of accident that fall under the category of personal injury law. Here are a few examples, but note that we may accept cases involving a variety of additional factors and circumstances; this is not an exhaustive list of our practice areas.
slip & falls
What connects these disparate practice areas? On the surface, bus accidents and slip and falls seem very different, other than the fact that, in either accident, someone suffers a personal injury. But in a legal context, they are linked to each other through the concept of negligence. Negligence lies at the heart of nearly every personal injury claim. It's the key legal doctrine on which most civil lawsuits are based.
What Is Negligence?
In personal injury law, negligence occurs when someone fails to act the way that a reasonable person would in order to keep those around them safe. The doctrine of negligence recognizes that many of us owe other people a duty of care. As just one example, drivers owe each other a duty of care when we're out on the road, because we're all engaged in a dangerous activity. We owe it to one another, both ethically and legally, to obey the rules of the road, cut down on distractions in the cockpit and drive carefully whenever possible.
Negligence is what happens when someone violates this duty, breaching the duty of care and causing harm to someone else. If someone who has been drinking for six hours and is heavily intoxicated gets behind the wheel, they are acting negligently, because they have violated the duty of care that we should all be in control of our actions when driving. If, while driving drunk, they hit another car and cause injuries to those inside, they can be held legally responsible for the losses their actions have caused.
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If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver or defective vehicle, our experienced team of attorneys can help.
It's no secret that the injuries sustained by car accident victims can be extensive. Common injuries include spinal damage, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, burns, and deep lacerations - all of which can require expensive medical care. Most drivers know that if they get hurt, their car insurance company will pay for some of the medical bills, but few realize how little of those bills are typically covered. Once a policy reaches its limits, the insurance company stops paying and when a victim is seriously injured, that can happen on just the first visit to the hospital.
Our experienced team of lawyers understands how stressful and upsetting this time is. Not only are you struggling to heal physically but now you are struggling to stay afloat financially. You're probably also wondering if there is any way you can obtain compensation from the party whose negligence caused you harm. There is. Filing a personal injury lawsuit may be the answer.
Car accident lawsuits can provide the plaintiff with full compensation, not just for their medical bills, but also for their lost wages, physical pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. However, obtaining compensation is difficult without the help of an attorney. Our law firm has helped hundreds of auto accident victims by handling all of the legal paperwork, speaking with the insurance companies, collecting evidence, and then representing the client in court. We prepare our clients from the very beginning and keep the lines of communication open so that each client knows exactly where their case is throughout the entire process.
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If you or a loved one are one of the thousands of people hurt by medical malpractice each year, our team of experienced lawyers can help.
Doctors, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, and other medical professionals are all capable of making mistakes that can cause serious harm to a patient. When this happens, the patient typically has to undergo medical treatments they otherwise wouldn't have needed and it can literally put their life on the line. But without the help of an attorney, those patients are usually left to handle the aftermath on their own.
Our legal team is prepared to hold negligent medical professionals responsible. We can help you obtain the compensation that you need to pay for medical bills, cover lost wages, and can even obtain additional compensation for emotional and physical suffering. We know that this monetary relief won't change the past but it can help make the future a little easier.
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Were you hurt while at work? It doesn't matter what industry you work in, nearly every employer in New York is required to have workers' compensation insurance for their employees. The problem is that insurance companies don't actually want to pay claims. Instead, they want to keep the money for their company, and so they often train their adjusters to deny claims for even the simplest mistake made on a claim form.
Our legal team is completely familiar with both the process of filing a claim and also with the tricks that the insurance companies try to deny claims with. We can ensure that the initial claim is filed properly and we can speak with the insurance company on your behalf. In addition to this, we can determine if you are eligible for a personal injury lawsuit.
Workers who have filed for workers' compensation are not allowed to file a lawsuit against their employer. However, if another person or party contributed to the accident that caused you harm, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against these additional defendants in order to obtain compensation for the losses that workers' comp doesn't cover.
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Did you know that the owners and managers of a property are legally responsible for doing everything in their power to make sure the property is safe? This means that they are required to check the property regularly for hazards and if any are found, fix them in a timely manner.
The injuries caused by a slip and fall accident can be shockingly serious and can cost thousands in medical expenses and may prevent the victim from returning to work. For many, the only way to pay for those losses is to file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner or manager who failed to keep visitors safe. Our lawyers can help file this lawsuit and will do everything in their power to make sure our client gets the compensation they need.
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Without construction workers, our world would be very dull. These hard-working men and women provide us with shelter, electricity, running water, and beautiful structures, but their work is dangerous. Scaffolding accidents, electrocutions, defective products, falling objects, heavy machinery accidents, and slip and fall accidents all impact the health and wellbeing of construction victims on a regular basis.
Many construction accident victims sustain painful physical injuries, only to find their careers ended as well. Severe injuries can put you out of work, struggling to handle rising medical expenses. In many cases, these injuries could have been prevented, if only negligence was not committed.
In the past, we've helped clients obtain compensation not just through workers' comp but also through a construction accident lawsuit filed against a contractor, property owner, or another party whose negligence resulted in the accident which ultimately caused them harm. Contact us today to learn more.
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Latest Personal Injury Updates
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This news section covers all personal injury related news coming from Westchester County
June 7th, 2019 - Bronx Family Seeks Answers After One Car Accident
An 18-year-old girl riding in the backseat of a friends car when the driver lost control and hit a guardrail. The teen was seriously injured in the crash and died from her injuries. The driver has told police that a second car cut him off, causing him to swerve to avoid collision, however, the girl's family has suggested the illegal racing was taking place. Police are currently investigating.
April 3rd, 2019 - Two Tractor Trailers Collide, Killing One
Two semi trucks collided on the New York State Thruway near Syracuse. According to the officers who responded to the scene, the driver of the first truck needed to stop because of a mechanical issue. He was unable to pull over and stopped in the right lane. The second truck was unable to stop and rear-ended the first truck. The driver of the second truck was killed in the collision and the first driver sustained injuries that were treated at a local hospital.
March 11th, 2019 - Garbage Truck Crashes Into Car & Home
A malfunctioning garbage truck crashed into a car and then into a home on Elm Ave. This truck is just one of a fleet that the mayor has been fighting for funding to repair. The truck caused serious damage to the other vehicle and also damage to the porch and roof of the home it struck. Investigators are working to determine exactly what malfunctioned and caused the driver to lose control.
February 22nd, 2019 - Wrong-Way Driver Causes Massive Multi-Car Collision
A total of four cars were involved in a crash when a driver ended up on the wrong side of the road in Westchester County, NY. Several injuries were reported and police are actively investigating the auto accident.
December 17th, 2018 - Bus Accident Causes Injuries
One student, a bus driver, and the driver of a car were rushed to the hospital after a bus and car collided at an intersection. The other seven students on board the bus were not injured. Parents arrived to pick up their children after the crash. Police are still investigating the accident.
January 28th, 2019 - Concrete Slabs Collapse At Construction Site
The residents of an apartment building were evacuated after debris and a large concrete slab fell from the building next door. The debris fell from a 30-floor condo building that is currently under construction. The concrete slab crashed through the ceiling and into a studio apartment occupied by one man. He suffered minor injuries and has stated that if he hadn't been in his bathroom, he likely would have been killed.
November 13th, 2018 - Motorcyclist Died In Crash
According to officers who responded to the scene of the crash, a 37-year-old woman died when her motorcycle collided with a car. The investigation is ongoing, however, what is known is that the car was making a left-hand turn onto a highway entrance ramp. The driver of the car was not injured. No charges have been filed at this time.
October 18th, 2018 - Fire Truck Jumps Curb & Slams Into Cars
A firefighter suffered a seizure while behind the wheel of an FDNY fire truck, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. When the seizure occurred, the driver's foot hit the truck's accelerator. The truck moved with such a force that when it hit a group of parked cars, one of the cars went airborne. A dozen cars were damaged in the crash and at least one of the six firefighters on the truck was hurt.
September 20th, 2018 - 5-Year-Old Killed In Car Crash
A five-year-old girl who wasn't strapped with a seat belt was killed when the truck she and her family were riding in crossed over the median and hit another vehicle. The child's father and 14-year-old sister, as well as the four people in the other vehicle, survived the crash and were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. Passersby attempted to give the 5-year-old CPR, but she was declared dead at the scene.
August 20th, 2018 - Two Injured & One Killed In Westchester Accident
Police have reported that an accident involving three vehicles on Bloomingdale Road has left two people seriously injured and one dead. According to the police report, a white Lincoln was rear-ended by a black Hyundai, which caused the Lincoln to cross the center line and veer into oncoming traffic. The driver of the Lincoln was killed when his car was hit for a second time by a white van.
July 24th, 2018 - Pizza Parlor Owner Killed In Three Car Collision
The owner of Johnny's Pizzeria in Mount Vernon was killed in an accident on I-684 in a chain reaction accident. Police have reported that the driver of a GMC Denali rear-ended a Dodge Dakota. Then, while the cars were attempting to get off the road and onto the side of the highway, the Denali was rear-ended by a box truck. The 69-year-old passenger inside was killed in the second collision.
June 21st, 2018 - OSHA Proposes New Crane Law
The Occupational Health & Safety Administration has proposed a new crane regulation to introduce new standards that will be used when determining if a construction worker is qualified to operate cranes and derricks. It will also hold employers accountable for making sure that anyone operating heavy machinery is qualified to do so.
May 16th, 2018 - Motorcyclist Killed In Crash
A 27-year-old man has died from the injuries he sustained when his motorcycle and a sedan crashed into one another. Due to the force of the collision, he was thrown completely off the motorcycle. A doctor happened to be passing by and administered emergency care until the paramedics collected him. Despite the immediate medical care, he died later that day in the hospital.
April 24th, 2018 - Trash Truck Bursts Into Flames In Midtown
At around 4:15 pm on 45th St, a small fire broke out in the back of a trash truck. Investigators believe that the crushing mechanism on the truck resulted in enough pressure to cause chemicals in the trash to catch fire. Although the sanitation workers were able to put the flames out, two of them sustained injuries.
March 26th, 2018 - Passerby Pulls Three From Burning Car
The driver of a Hyundai crossed over the center lines of a road in New York and struck an oncoming Ford head-on, causing both drivers to lose control and causing the Hyundai to catch on fire. While a good Samaritan pulled three people from the burning wreckage, a van behind the Ford was unable to stop, hitting it in a second collision. The driver of the Hyundai was killed in the collision and all other passengers were seriously injured.
February 26th, 2017 - Wrong-Way Driver Causes Massive Car Crash
Seven people were rushed to the hospital after a crash occurred in Westchester County, NY at around 3:10 a.m. The at-fault driver was heading south in the northbound lanes of the Bronx River Parkway when it struck an oncoming car with six people inside. The at-fault driver has been arrested for suspicion of DWI.
December 28th, 2017 - Bakery Workers Seriously Burned
Two workers were rushed to the hospital after a flash fire erupted at a Yonkers bakery. According to fire officials, the fire was caused by a small explosion although they have not released the cause of that explosion and OSHA has not yet concluded its investigation.
November 13th, 2017 - Man Killed In ATV Accident
A family reported their father missing after he failed to return from an ATV excursion. Police quickly initiated a search. Officers were able to determine where his cell phone was by pinging his location. When they searched the area, they found the 62-year-old pinned under his ATV. He was declared dead at the scene. Investigators are trying to determine what caused his vehicle to flip.
October 9th, 2017 - Two Car Crash Seriously Injures 25-Year-Old
Police and emergency responders were called to the scene of a two-car accident that resulted in multiple injuries. The crash occurred when the 60-year-old driver of the first car suffered a medical condition and lost control of his vehicle, crashing into a second vehicle being driven by a 25-year-old man. The man driving the second car was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious back injuries, two broken legs, and head trauma but doctors believe he will survive. The other driver and a passenger in his vehicle also sustained injuries that needed to be treated.
August 18th, 2017 - Pedestrian Killed In Hit & Run
The police were able to identify and find a driver who hit a female pedestrian at a crosswalk. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. The driver is facing multiple charges. For more information on this check out KFVS Westchester
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What Legal Options Do Accident Victims Have?
Date/Time: Thursday, July 5th, 2018, 6:00pm
In this webinar, join us as we go over various legal avenues that accident victims can take in order to obtain the compensation they need, including personal injury lawsuits, workers' comp claims, and disability benefits. This webinar will be broadcast via Google Hangout. To register your interest for the event, email [email protected] For more personal injury events visit our page.