Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers: The Cases We Handle
If you ask someone what cases the personal injury attorney handles, the answer will most likely be automobile accidents. However, while these types of lawsuits do represent a certain percentage of our personal injury lawyers’ caseload, there are many other types of personal injury claims we handle. The firm of Duffy & Duffy has represented accident victims injured due to many different circumstances and if when you call us at 516-394-4200, we will be happy to discuss your case in detail.
Here are some cases, other than automobile accidents, our personal injury lawyers may handle:
- Construction accidents
Construction jobs remain few of the most dangerous jobs in this country and with over 6,000,000 workers being employed on construction sites on any given day, accidents are frequent. Employees fall from buildings during construction, get electrocuted while installing wiring and lose limbs while operating heavy machinery. Commons cases involve scaffolding accidents or injuries sustained during excavation projects, where the walls collapse trapping the worker. Our personal injury lawyers have represented many workers who have been gravely injured due to substandard conditions at the work site and will work tirelessly to get reimbursement for your pain and suffering.
- Slip and fall
Winter of 2011 will go down in the record books as one of the snowiest in the history of New York State. Numerous snowstorms debilitated the City’s infrastructure for weeks, while record low temperatures eventually turned the snow into ice. Not surprisingly the attorneys are now being retained by a great number of people who sustained serious injuries after falling on the sidewalks, roadways, crosswalks, or in front of driveways due to snow and/or ice accumulation. Slip and fall cases are usually brought against the owner of the premises, in front of which the client fell, or against the City of New York, since the Sanitation Department is one of the City’s agencies.
- Trip and fall
Another popular area of practice is representing claimants who fall in front of the premises or while crossing the street, due to broken and defective sidewalk or roadway. New legislation, which went into effect in 2007, has shifted the liability away from the City of New York to private landlords for buildings that are commercial or larger than three families. Our team at Duffy & Duffy follow all the latest developments in the personal injury field, and can help you identify the proper party to proceed against, if you’ve been injured in a trip and fall accident.
Call us today at 516-394-4200 for a free case evaluation.
Choosing Duffy & Duffy personal injury law firm to handle your personal injury matter will help give you a peace of mind that your case is handled by experienced and dedicated lawyers, working hard to maximize recovery for their clients.