staten island ny personal injury lawyer

Are you dealing with an injury or property damage caused by someone else’s mistakes?

If so, the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima can help you assert your right to financial compensation and other relief from the one who caused your losses.

Founding partner Theodore “Ted” Naima is a formidable and experienced personal injury lawyer in Staten Island, NY, who has received the highest ratings from his clients and his peers.

Our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury claims, and we have recovered large payouts for many personal injury victims. 

Who Has the Right to File a Personal Injury Claim?

In general, anyone who can prove that they suffered damages because another person or entity was negligent or engaged in misconduct can file a civil complaint to recover legal remedies.

There are many types of legal claims that give rise to personal injury lawsuits in civil court, including the following: 

  • Assault,
  • Battery,
  • Car accidents,
  • Construction accidents,
  • Dog bites,
  • Medical malpractice claims,
  • Motorcycle accidents,
  • Negligence, 
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect,
  • Slip and falls, and 
  • Wrongful death. 

If you do not see a claim above that looks familiar, that does not mean that you do not have the option to recoup your losses. There is a vast array of legal theories for obtaining compensation in a civil lawsuit, and a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can identify what applies to your case.  

Proving Your Right to Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

When you sue someone for civil damages, you will likely have to fight an insurance company that wants to downplay the defendant’s culpability and minimize your losses.

But standing your ground against an insurance company in court or at the negotiation table is easier when you have strong evidence to back you. 

In many personal injury cases, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant unreasonably failed to fulfill a duty of care they owed to the plaintiff and that the failure caused the plaintiff harm.

To prove this, you might have to compile the following information: 

  • Lay witness testimony,
  • Pictures of the accident scene, 
  • Accident or police reports, 
  • Wage records,
  • Medical records,
  • Expert witness testimony,
  • Employment records,
  • Receipts and invoices, and
  • Pictures of the damage done.

And if you suffered health complications because of the defendant’s wrongful conduct, you need to time your case carefully.

Before filing your case, you should give yourself enough time to heal as much as possible so that you have a thorough understanding of your post-incident financial needs.

You also must timely file your case to maintain your right to recover damages. 

What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?

The aftermath of a personal injury incident is a lot to contend with between addressing your health, repairing your property, and making ends meet in the midst of it all. And a personal injury attorney can make all of this hard work exponentially easier.

A personal injury lawyer can reduce your post-incident stress and maximize the financial compensation you need to bounce back by doing the following: 

  • Putting you in touch with the right health care and repair professionals for your recovery needs,
  • Identifying and collecting all evidence necessary to prove your claim, 
  • Handling all communications with the defendant or opposing counsel, 
  • Accurately calculating the financial recovery you should receive in a trial award or settlement offer, 
  • Negotiating settlement terms that are most favorable to you, 
  • Properly timing and timely filing your claim or lawsuit,
  • Persuasively arguing for your position in court, and
  • Making the appropriate objections at trial to preserve your rights if there is an appeal. 

There are a lot of moving parts in a personal injury claim, and an experienced advocate knows how to handle them all to help ensure you have the best outcome. 

Where Can I Find a Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me? 

If you have suffered harm at the hands of another in New York, you can talk to the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima about your rights and options.

We are a top-rated firm that focuses exclusively on personal injury cases, and we get substantial results for our clients. Over the years, we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients

We also know that money is not the only important factor in a personal injury case. We meet each of our clients with compassion, support, and zealous shielding against the harmful tactics of defendants, defense counsel, and insurance companies.

For passionate and effective counsel, call our firm at 516-280-7311 or connect with us online. We offer free consultations.