Personal Injury

No one expects to be injured in a accident, but sadly it happens in New York and around the country on a daily basis.  Some individuals walk away with minor injuries, but others face more serious harm and still other are killed in these kind of accidents.  When you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, you deserve legal representation that is compassionate and trustworthy.

When you hire the Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C., to handle your personal injury case, you can expect that we will strive to protect your rights and provide you with a high level of client service.  We are dedicated to working as hard as possible to get you results.  If you have been injured in any accident due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.  Receiving that compensation makes it easier for you to focus on recovery.

The Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C. provides you with:

  • Personalized attention:  We only accept a limited number of personal injury cases so that your case is handled by an experienced and highly qualified attorney.  We know that this one on one attention allows you to receive the most benefit in terms of representation.  This allows us to provide a high level of quality to every personal injury client we work with.
  • Medical and personal injury knowledge: When you retain a law firm you want to know that you are working with someone who understands the system, procedures and typical aspects of a personal injury case.  When you retain the Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C., you get the benefit of our years of experience handling a broad array of personal injury cases.
  • Settlement and trial experience: Your case may never go to trial, in fact almost 90% of all cases are settled, but we prepare each case for trial. This gives you peace of mind that we are dedicated to pursuing every avenue so that you will be fairly compensated for the injuries you sustained.
  • Communication: The Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C. will help you understand the stages of your personal injury case and keep you informed each step of the way.

 

              CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS

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 Construction work requires a variety of skills and provides thousands of New York residents with work.  However, it is one of the most dangerous jobs a person can have.  Taking legal action when you are the victim of a construction accident can be complicated, so it is essential to have the support of an experienced law firm.  The Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C. can help.

Have you been injured at a construction site as the result of a:

  • falling object?
  • falling from a scaffolding a ladder or other equipment?
  • falling from a height?

Construction accidents can be attributed to employers failing to meet safety regulations, not providing proper protective equipment to employees or failing to put in place visible health and safety notices at the work site.  Over-exertion and repetitive stress injuries are also possible.

If you have suffered a construction accident injury in New York, NY, you could be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, scaffolding injury claims or third-party claims.  It is important you take action and ensure your receive the compensation you are due, even if an accident is caused by negligence on your part or by your current employer or even by a co-worker.

        WORKERS' COMPENSATION

If you are injured on the job (any job), New York law offers workers' compensation protection.  This means you might be entitled to financial support, payment for the cost of medical care and treatment while you recover from your work related injuries.

Unfortunately, many employees do not realize that they might be eligible for compensation when injured on the job.  Even those working "off the books" can receive workers' compensation benefits under certain circumstances.  This is why it is essential to seek the legal support of an experienced attorney if you are injured while at work or at a company sponsored event.

If you have suffered any of the following injuries as the result of an on-the-job occurrence, you could be entitled to compensation:

  • neck and back injuries
  • automobile accident injuries
  • vision or hearing loss
  • slip and fall injuries
  • injuries from exposure to asbestos, gas or a variety of toxins
  • knee, elbow or shoulder injuries
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • injuries caused by equipment

You have devoted your life, time and energy to your employer, and if your employment has resulted in an injury, you are entitled to compensation

                      MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

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Automobile accident can cause sever injuries or even death.  If you or a loved one have been in an accident involving a motor vehicle, whether it be a car, bus, truck, or motorcycle, the Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C., is there to help.  These types of cases are time sensitive and it extremely important that you take steps to preserve evidence from the scene, timely notify all insurance companies for the vehicles involved, call the police and secure a motor vehicle accident report, as well as to obtain proper medical attention.  The Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C., will make sure that your legal rights are protected ant the your receive the compensation that you deserve.

Despite many residents and visitors using public transportation or walking to their destination, motor vehicle accidents remain a common cause of injuries in New York.  Car crashes can be caused by a variety of different factors and in many instances they are caused by driver negligence.  Were you injured by a driver who was:

  • Distracted, intoxicated or fatigued?
  • Inexperienced?
  • Texting or using a hand held cell the phone?
  • Speeding?
  • Disobeying a traffic light or stop sign?
  • Driving a vehicle with mechanical problems?
  • Uninsured and unable to provide financial compensation for your injuries?

If so, you could be entitled to compensation.  Likewise, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident as the result of a poorly designed or dangerous roadway, or because of inclement weather, you could be be entitled to monetary damages.  The Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C. can help.

In many cases, auto insurance companies provide financial compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of their insured client, but the process is not always as cut-and dry as it should be.  Insurance companies are notorious for trying to shift the blame upon others, especially if  their insured client lies about how the accident occurred.  Or, if the amount of insurance is insufficient to fairly and reasonably compensate you for the injuries you've sustained, you have the right to seek compensation through legal action.

                      TRIP AND FALL

If you suffer an injury due to a trip and fall accident on someone's private New York property, you might be entitled to compensation.  If a property owner or a tenant of the property is negligent and fails to clean up walkways of trash, debris or any object that causes a trip and fall accident, you need to speak to an experienced attorney.  The Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C., can help you determine if the property owner is liable for your injuries. 

A property owner in New York has a duty to use reasonable care to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition for the protection of all persons whose presence is reasonably foreseeable. The Multiple Dwelling Law  requires owners of every such dwelling to keep same in good repair.  Specific sections of the New York City Administrative Code and the New York City Building Code also requires an owner to keep their multiple dwellings in good repair.

No one should suffer because of another person's negligent action or inaction.  If you are injured because of a broken, cracked, slippery or defective sidewalk you have the legal right to file suit against the responsible party.  New York property owners are responsible for the safety of all those on their property, including the sidewalk. They are required to keep the sidewalk safe.

Under specific provisions of the New York City Administrative Code:

  •  the owner of real property abutting any sidewalk is required maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition.
  • the owner of real property abutting any sidewalk may be liable for any injury to property or personal injury, including death, proximately caused by the failure of such owner to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition.
  • failure to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition includes the negligent failure to install, construct, reconstruct, repave, repair or replace defective sidewalk flags and the negligent failure to remove snow, ice, dirt or other material from the sidewalk.

If you or someone you love is injured in an accident, financial compensation for both pain and suffering might be an option.  However, it is important to work with a knowledgeable attorney who understands premises liability and has the experience it takes to help you get what you deserve.

  • Have you or anyone you know been injured on private New York property by a:
  • slip, trip and fall accident?
  • fire?
  • malfunctioning elevator or escalator?
  • criminal assault, robbery or attack?

Whether your injuries were caused by any of the above or were the result of another premises liability circumstance, you are entitled to compensation.  There is no reason you should be held fully responsible for injuries caused by a property owner's negligence in failing to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition.

             MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Image result for medical malpractice photos        Like most people seeking medical care in New York, you trust your doctor and other healthcare professionals to heal you and care for you when needed.  Unfortunately, this trust is sometimes broken as patients find themselves worse off after receiving medical treatment.

When medical malpractice occur, you have a right to take action and seek compensation for your injuries.

 

Medical malpractice occurs when:

  • a doctor or healthcare facility fails to properly diagnose or treat a medical condition.
  • a healthcare professional departs from the accepted standard of care in that field of medicine.
  • a surgeon fails to perform surgery properly.
  • a hospital's conditions are unsanitary or hospital staff fails to administer proper medication or engages in negligent nursing care or has equipment failure.
  • hospital staff fails to obtain informed consent of the patient before performing a procedure.

The experience medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence L. Kaye, P.C., understand how devastating medical malpractice can be.  Whether you are injured or a loved one received inadequate care in a New York medical facility, you have a right to take legal action.  Birth injures, dental malpractice, surgical injuries, or any other type of malpractice…….you deserve compensation.

 

 

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