When someone’s carelessness or wrongful conduct causes you harm, you have a right to be paid for your losses. And a Manhattan, NY, personal injury lawyer can help you fully pursue that right in a civil lawsuit or settlement negotiation.
No case is the same, and there are no guarantees, but Theodore “Ted” Naima has held many tortfeasors to account to the tune of millions of dollars.
What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
Every time there is an encounter between two or more individuals, there is a potential for one to injure another through their irresponsible behavior.
And personal injury lawyers in Manhattan, NY, can fight for you to receive compensation after almost any incident that causes you injury due to another person’s misconduct, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents,
- Medical malpractice,
- Wrongful death incidents,
- Premises liability accidents,
- Nursing home abuse incidents,
- Construction accidents, and
- Dog bite incidents.
If you are unsure about your right to payment for what you have endured, you can ask an experienced personal injury attorney.
A free consultation with the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima is a great way to understand your rights and options in a civil case against a wrongful actor.
What Kinds of Compensation Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury victims often have access to multiple forms of financial compensation and legal remedies, such as:
- Economic damages to pay for present and future financial losses,
- Non-economic damages to pay the victim for their pain and suffering,
- Punitive damages to punish the defendant for serious misconduct, and
- Injunctive relief that orders the defendant to make changes to their behavior.
Your ability to recover any of the above depends on the nature of your claim. For instance, victims in car accidents who recover under no-fault insurance claims are limited to recovering only economic damages.
How Do You Prove Your Right to Compensation?
Many types of behavior make a civil defendant liable for a plaintiff’s losses after an accident. A common type of liability is that based on a defendant’s negligence.
When you want to prove negligence, you must prove the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care,
- The defendant breached the duty they owed you,
- The defendant’s breach was the actual and proximate cause of your injury, and
- You have quantifiable damages from your injury.
While there are only four elements you must prove in a negligence claim, each element is typically complex and nuanced.
Not every defendant owes every plaintiff a duty of care, and not every breach is the proximate cause of a plaintiff’s losses, meaning not every loss is reasonably foreseeable after a defendant commits an irresponsible act.
These details are why the assistance of an attorney is vital in many personal injury cases.
Are Personal Injury Lawyers Worth It?
Yes. As we mentioned above, personal injury cases can be complex and depend on a thorough understanding of many intricate laws and legal tactics.
Letting a strong advocate handle your claim can make the difference between walking away from court empty-handed and moving on from an accident with the financial support that you need.
Your attorney can collect the evidence you need, file your complaint, and make the necessary arguments to maximize your damages.
The Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima Are Here for You
Ted Naima is a Manhattan, NY, personal injury lawyer who has the experience and fearlessness to win what you deserve from a defendant who hurt you.
He has been practicing for over 20 years, and he is aggressive with tortfeasors and insurance companies who are liable for his clients’ injuries.
When you have been harmed by someone else, you deserve to at least understand what your rights are, and you can do that without paying a cent.
The Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima offer free consultations to educate personal injury victims about their options and what they are entitled to from a defendant.