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CLIENT slipped on liquid near the cash registers of K-mart in Staten Island & sustained injuries to her neck & back, which necessitated surgery. Her case went to Court and she agreed to accept the defendant's top offer of $150,000 before trial. If you sustain a slip & fall injury, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. Free Consultation at 888-24-LAW-24.
Due to an agreement of confidentiality, the terms of this case may not be disclosed.
Client was stopped at a traffic light when struck in the rear. He sustained injuries to his back, neck & shoulders which required surgery. The defendant had a minimum policy of $25,000 which was tendered & CLIENT accepted $180,000 of his own underinsured motorist policy prior to arbitration.
Construction workers may be some of the toughest people around, but they aren’t invincible. In an environment filled with heavy machinery, chemicals, scaffolding, and building materials, it’s easy to see why construction workers have to constantly be on their toes to avoid injury. However, there are a number of accidents that are totally preventable at the construction site. Here are some of the most common construction related personal injury hazards.
Stairways and Ladders
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 25,000 people are injured every year due to accidents relating to ladders and stairways at construction sites. About half of these injuries were so serious that construction workers had to take time off work. These accidents could be caused by using improper ladders or stairs, overloading ladders beyond capacity, or slickness from grease or dirt.
Scaffolding is used to allow construction workers to reach areas high above the ground. Unfortunately, an estimated 4,500 injuries and 50 fatalities per year are related to scaffolding problems. Potential issues with scaffolding include improper assembly, unstable objects on scaffolds, lack of safety equipment, and damaged equipment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13% of all construction-related fatalities involve hazardous contact with heavy-duty construction machines and equipment. In 2002, this accounted for over 92,000 injuries, the majority of which result from specialized machinery for metal and woodworking. Machine accidents also accounted for 483 fatalities that same year.
If you’ve suffered from a personal injury at a construction site, then you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and more. Contact D’Agostino and Associates in Staten Island for high-quality legal representation. We’ll help you fight for the compensation you deserve. For a legal consultation, call (888) 860-5787 today.0 comments | Leave a comment »
During a vehicle collision, your car is struck with literally tons of force. Even with the protection of your seat belt and exterior frame, your body may suffer some damage. The following car accident injuries are the most common.
Whiplash and Traumatic Brain Injury
The sudden and sharp jolting of a car collision can wreak havoc on your neck and damage your brain. Brain injury from a car accident may be a product of external force. Traumatic brain injury may result from a fracture to the skull or nerve damage. Whiplash is one of the best known car accident injuries to the neck. Impact stress to nerves, ligaments, and muscles can cause debilitating pain to neck or the jaw.
The impact of another vehicle may cause a compression fracture or dislocate vertebrae discs. Weakness to the legs, paralysis, and lack of bladder control are all possible side affects from jarring impact to your back. Soft tissue damage can also threaten your lumbar and lower back, necessitating the services of a professional chiropractor to restore full mobility.
Arms and Legs
Your extremities are also put at risk during a car accident. Cuts and gashes could be caused by flying cargo, glass, or crushed metal. Exposed skin on the shoulder, wrists, arms, knees, legs, and feet are vulnerable to cutting wounds. Fractures to the shoulders, arms, hips, and knees are not uncommon after a serious vehicular collision. Doctors can identify the need for a splint, cast, or surgery using an MRI scans.
After a collision, make sure to put a qualified personal injury lawyer in your corner to maximize your compensation. For more information or a free consolation, call D’Agostino & Associates at (888) 860-5787 and browse our practice areas and specialties online.
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Take a look at the Case of the Week from D'Agostino and Associates:
A client recently received $750,000 for a settlement in a case after sustaining physical and mental injuries from a car accident in New Jersey.
After a collision, make sure to put a qualified personal injury lawyer in your corner to maximize your compensation. For more information or a free consolation, call D’Agostino & Associates at (888) 860-5787 and browse our practice areas and specialties online.0 comments | Leave a comment »
A D'Agostino and Associates settled a claim for a client that was involved in a 4 car collision. She sustained multiple back and neck injuries.
If you are the victim of a car accident in the Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Staten Island area, contact the personal injury experts at D'Agostino & Associates. We have over 20 years of experience serving people in the New York City area. Call (888) 860-5787 for more information.0 comments | Leave a comment »
Take a look at the Case of the Week from D'Agostino and Associates.
The team at D'Agostino and Associates settled a case where the client slipped and fell at a K-Mart on some liquid in the store. The client sustained back injuries in the incident and in turn received $150,000 in turn for her case.
If you live in the Staten Island, Manhattan, or Brooklyn areas of New York, as well as New Jersey, and have suffered a personal injury, then contact D’Agostino & Associates and let one of our attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve. Call today at (888) 860-5787!0 comments | Leave a comment »
Vehicle collisions are very jarring experiences. Using an organizational tool during an auto accident to collect information can help you stay focused during a tense situation. Just a few details could affect your total compensation.
The Car Accident Report iPhone application provides users with easy information forms right on the iPhone. Map functionality allows you to pinpoint and record the location of the accident. Recording and note-taking features make talking to witnesses simple. Video capture and camera functions allow you to record images of the accident for later review.
If you are in need of a personal injury lawyer after a car accident, consult the expert attorneys at D'Agostino & Associates. We will put over two decades of compensation litigation experience to work for your settlement. Call us at (888) 860-5787 for free personal injury consultation services.0 comments | Leave a comment »
If you are seeking compensation for an accident, time is of the essence. Working with a professional attorney from the beginning can save you time and money.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
To claim damages against another driver or seek greater compensation from your insurance company, you should employ the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. After an injury, you will likely need time to rest and recuperate from your accident. However, statutes of limitation mean that time is short. Dealing with a rushed settlement or insurance company can be stressful. If you face these challenges, a personal injury lawyer can help. Common personal injury cases involve medical malpractice, wrongful death cases, work place injuries, and automobile accidents.
What Kind of Damages Can I Receive?
There are two forms of damages that could be rewarded in a personal injury case. The first is compensatory damages, which reimburse the victim for economic losses, medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and anguish. If the case shows comparative fault, your reward may be mitigated by your partial liability. On top of compensatory damages, a judge may award punitive damages to further encourage the party at fault to improve his or her behavior.
How Soon Do I Need To Contact a Lawyer?
In a no-fault claim, insurance companies award compensation based only on personal damage. Neither party is deemed “at fault.” This claim should be filed 30 days after the accident. If you have more questions about statutes of limitation for “hit-and-run” accidents or discrepancies between insurance and state timelines, a personal injury lawyer can help.
When you’ve suffered a personal injury, let D’Agostino & Associates fight for you. To schedule your free consultation, contact our offices at (888) 860-5787. An aggressive personal injury lawyer can effectively manage your legal affairs while you relax and recover.
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