Personal injury law refers to the types of civil lawsuits that can be filed by those who have been harmed through another party’s negligence. What is negligence? Negligence occurs when a group or person fails to act reasonably in a given situation. Common examples of negligence include:
failing to enforce the correct safety standards on a job site
ignoring a slip and fall hazard on a property
making a medical mistake
Personal injury lawsuits are filed so that the plaintiff, the person who was seriously injured because of another’s negligence, has the opportunity to recover compensation. Compensation obtained through a lawsuit is intended to allow the plaintiff the financial means needed to restore their quality of life. This typically covers losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, and even non-monetary losses such as physical and emotional suffering. The total amount that can be recovered always varies between plaintiffs because no two people suffer the same losses.
The attorneys at Banville Law, which has an office conveniently located in Westchester County, understand the physical, mental, and financial pain that is suffered by our clients. Our goal is to ensure you can get the care you need and to support you during each step of the legal process. Contact us today to learn more.
Car Accident Lawsuits – When Should You Speak With A Lawyer?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident and you sustained serious injuries, you already know how just a few moments can change your life. You’re likely struggling with expensive medical bills and fighting with the insurance companies. So when is it time to contact an attorney? The answer may surprise you – car accident victims should contact an attorney as quickly as possible.
Car accidents can cost a victim their health, their job, and their ability to enjoy life. While no amount of money can ever change the past, it can ensure that a plaintiff is able to obtain all medical treatments that they require for the rest of their life and can replace past and future lost wages. It’s important to take legal action quickly because the evidence does disappear quickly and a statute of limitations applies, which means victims only have a short period of time to file their paperwork.
The lawyers at Banville Law have helped thousands of car accident victims recover the compensation they deserve. Contact our local law firm today to learn more about the past settlements and verdicts our attorneys have obtained and how we can help you.
Local Slip & Fall Attorneys Taking Premises Liability Cases
Anyone who owns or manages a property is required under the law to take reasonable steps to check each part of that property for hazards that could cause visitors harm. Yet time and time again, major slip and fall hazards are overlooked by those in charge.
These injuries can be very expensive to treat and can require a victim to take time away from work. A serious injury can even end a career.
The lawyers at Banville Law understand how difficult it can be to prove that a property owner or manager was negligent, which is why our legal team leaves no stone unturned and regularly consults with industry experts. Let us help you pursue a premises liability case that could provide you with significant compensation.
Was Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied? Let Our Westchester County Legal Team Handle Your Appeal
If you’ve been hurt at work you likely believed that the workers’ compensation insurance would protect you and your loved ones by paying for your medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, like thousands of others each year, you’ve learned that isn’t the case. Either the workers’ comp payments aren’t what they should be or your claim has been denied. Speaking with the insurance companies isn’t helpful and so now you’re searching for legal help.
The lawyers at Banville Law help hardworking New Yorkers with both their initial workers’ compensation claims and appeals. Let our legal team review your application for common mistakes made on claim forms, speak with the insurance companies on your behalf, and present your appeal before a judge.
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You Can File A Work Accident Lawsuit After Being Hurt On The Job
Have you avoided contacting an attorney after a work accident because you believe that you aren’t eligible since workers’ compensation prevents lawsuits filed against an employer? While it is true that in the majority of cases, a lawsuit can’t be filed against your employer, accidents frequently occur because of the negligence of a third party. Lawsuits can be filed against this party.
A work accident lawsuit can provide a plaintiff with compensation for:
Sometimes it’s not always obvious that a third party’s actions contributed to the accident which caused you harm which is why it’s always a good idea to have an attorney review your case. At Banville Law, our legal team offers free initial consultations to New Yorkers in Westchester County who have been hurt at work. Call now to learn more.
Banville Law’s Legal Team Protects The Rights Of Construction Accident Victims
Are you one of the thousands of construction workers who help to make our world beautiful and functional? Have you been hurt on the job? Are you now struggling financially? Banville Law can help.
Our legal team reviews construction accident cases and determines who was at-fault. If a third party’s actions contributed to the accident, you may be owed significant compensation. Examples of defendants who are commonly named in construction accident lawsuits include:
companies responsible for maintaining heavy machinery
manufacturers and designers of defective tools
If you are the loved one of a construction worker who was killed on the job you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. Generally, the spouses, parents, and children of the deceased are the family members who are eligible to file a legal complaint, however, anyone who was dependent upon the deceased may also be able to file.
Medical Malpractice: Patients Don’t Have To Suffer Because Their Doctor Made A Mistake
Even the most caring and well-educated medical professionals make mistakes that can cost their patient their health or their life. In fact, the law requires many medical professionals to carry medical malpractice insurance because the state realizes that when malpractice occurs, it’s the patient that suffers. Not only do patients suffer physically but they typically sustain serious financial losses because they need ongoing medical care.
Common examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, prescription errors, surgical mistakes, and birth injury. If you feel that a medical professional’s negligence caused you harm, contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Banville Law. Not only do our attorneys continuously keep up-to-date on any changes in the law, but we also have the resources that are needed to stand up to hospitals and their staff.
Lawyers Protecting The Future Of Newborns Hurt By A Birth Injury
All you wanted was for your child to get the best start possible in life but a medical mistake has taken that away from you and your child. Now you’re wondering how you can provide them with the best care possible. A birth injury lawsuit may be the answer.
A birth injury lawsuit, which is a type of medical malpractice lawsuit, can provide a family with the full compensation that is needed for their child. Banville Law stands strong against medical malpractice and is proud to help the families of those impacted by a birth injury. Call for your free consultation today.
Your Loved One Can Be Protected From Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect With The Help Of Our Attorneys
Millions of dollars are spent on the care of the elderly each year and while many thrive thanks to excellent care, others waste away due to neglect and sadly, abuse.
Neglect and abuse occur for a variety of reasons but frequently the contributing cause is under-staffing. Neglect occurs because there simply aren’t enough caretakers and patients suffer as a result. Abuse occurs because those running understaffed nursing homes fail to perform background checks, hiring those who have been convicted of violent crimes in the past.
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Latest White Plains Personal Injury & Accident Updates
By Laurence Banville
This news section covers all personal injury related news coming from White Plains
July 15th, 2019 – Child Clings To Life After Auto vs Pedestrian Accident
In June, a driver swerved onto a White Plains sidewalk, hitting two pedestrians. One of the pedestrians was a child who sustained serious head trauma and internal injuries. Authorities state that the driver was moving out of the way of an oncoming car and no criminal charges have been filed. Both pedestrians were rushed to the hospital where doctors treated them for their injuries.
April 19th, 2019 – Woman Killed In Head-On Collision
Police have reported that a 50-year-old woman has died in a head-on collision. According to their report, the deceased crossed over the double yellow lines and sideswiped an oncoming car being driven by a 24-year-old woman. Then, the driver collided head-on with an oncoming truck. The driver and passenger of the truck had to be rushed to the hospital to be treated for numerous fractures. Police are still unsure as to why the deceased lost control of her vehicle.
March 27th, 2019 – Police Officer Arrested For Hit-and-Run Accident
A former police officer has been arrested for hitting two pedestrians and then failing to render aid. In 2016, the officer hit a man and a woman with his pickup truck, then left the scene. Both were seriously injured, sustaining broken bones and head trauma. For more information on this check out The Patch.
Upcoming Personal Injury Webinars & Local Community Events
Event Title: What To Do After A Car Accident In White Plains
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Abogados de Lesiones Personales en White Plains, NY
Nuestros abogados con sede en White Plains, Nueva York entienden lo difícil que puede ser volver a encarrilar su vida después de un accidente o lesión, y estamos aquí para ayudarlo. Desde lesiones personales hasta indemnizaciones laborales, incluidas lesiones laborales, accidentes de construcción, accidentes automovilísticos y resbalones y caídas, así como lesiones en el parto y abuso en hogares de ancianos, nuestros abogados de experiencia lo ayudarán a obtener la compensación que merece. Contáctenos hoy para una evaluación gratuita y sin compromiso de su caso.</span