How Our Personal Injury Attorney in Long Island Can Help

Let Us Handle Everything While You Recover

Everyone has the duty to act in a way that does not create a risk of unreasonable danger to others. If a person fails to do so and someone else is harmed, the victim can potentially take legal action for compensation. If someone has harmed you, a Long Island personal injury attorney can help you recover the funds to help you address your injuries.

Tucker Lawyers is a premiere personal injury law firm in NYC with a long track record of successfully recovering money for injury victims. We have represented thousands of clients in all manner of injury cases, from traffic accidents to nursing home abuse, and we can potentially fight for you.

When a personal injury attorney from our firm takes your case, you never have to worry about any aspect of your case. We handle everything, including:

  • Investigating the accident that caused your injury
  • Collecting and preserving evidence for your case
  • Filing and managing all claims-related paperwork
  • Negotiating a settlement with insurance companies
  • Filing a lawsuit if necessary
  • Conducting discovery
  • Representing you at trial or mediation.

Have you suffered a personal injury and are unsure what to do next? Call Tucker Lawyers at (516) 399-2364 to learn about your options for compensation and how to proceed. An experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer is ready to discuss your case.

Liability in Personal Injury Cases

Holding Bad Actors Accountable

Personal injury cases are all about holding negligent or reckless parties liable and accountable for the injuries they cause. At Tucker Lawyers, we represent clients in the following personal injury contexts:

Traffic Accidents

Traffic accidents cause countless personal injuries every year. And although no-fault insurance may take care of some of a victim’s losses, it does not cover serious injuries and non-economic losses. To be compensated for those injuries and losses, a victim must bring a compensation claim or lawsuit against the negligent or reckless party. In most cases, that party will be the driver. However, drivers are not always responsible for traffic accidents.

Other parties who may be responsible for the injuries you suffer in a traffic accident may include:

  • Vehicle makers and vehicle parts makers
  • Repair shops
  • Employers of negligent drivers
  • Road construction contractors.

 A government agency may also be responsible for your injuries. 

Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability is the liability property owners can face for not keeping their property in a reasonably safe condition for visitors and guests. An example of premises liability in action would be a grocery store owner who fails to clean up a spill that eventually injures a customer or a property owner whose fence is simply not adequate to contain their dog, which eventually breaks free and mauls a passerby. In both instances, the property owner can be held responsible based on premises liability.

Work-Related Accidents

Work accidents are common and sometimes debilitating. When they occur, workers’ compensation is typically the exclusive remedy for the injured worker. However, an injured worker may be able to file a claim against a third party if that party had a hand in the worker’s accident.

If a worker can file a third-party claim, they are entitled to pursue full compensation for their losses. However, if a worker is not eligible to file a third-party claim, they may only seek compensation from workers’ comp, which is significantly limited compared to the compensation from a third-party claim.

Medical Malpractice

When medical professionals fail to live up to accepted and clear standards of care, they eventually end up harming patients. Fortunately, patients can pursue numerous forms of compensatory damages for their losses. Common types of medical malpractice include misdiagnoses, surgical errors, and birth injuries caused by negligence.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death is a death that has occurred unlawfully. Often, wrongful deaths are not intentional, but sometimes they are, such as in the case of murder. Regardless, family members of the deceased person can seek damages for their loss. However, in New York, only the decedent’s personal representative is authorized to file a wrongful death claim, not family members unless a family member is also the decedent’s personal representative.

Nursing Home Abuse

It’s a shame that elders sometimes face abuse at the hands of their caregivers. But the fact remains that nursing home abuse is a reality many people live with on a daily basis. At Tucker Lawyers, the safety of your older family members is important to us. When you bring a case of possible elder abuse, we not only work hard to make sure your loved one is protected but also to recover damages for the losses they have suffered.

Regardless of how you were injured, you can rely on Tucker Lawyers to vigorously pursue justice through compensation for your losses. Call (516) 399-2364  today to speak with a Long Island personal injury lawyer at no charge.

Typical Damages in Long Island Personal Injury Cases

Financial Compensation

Personal injury victims can seek compensation for two types of damages — economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

Economic damages cover your financial setback related to your personal injury, including:

  • Doctor and emergency room bills
  • Hospital stays
  • Physical therapy
  • Purchases of medical equipment and devices
  • Prescription medication purchases
  • Home and vehicle modifications
  • Missing income from time off of work.

Victims can also seek compensation for the costs of hiring workers around the house to help with basic chores.

Non-Economic Damages

For the intangible losses associated with personal injuries, victims may seek compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • The emotional impact of permanent disability.

If an injury victim’s injuries were caused by willful behavior or behavior that evidences a wanton disregard for the rights and safety of others, the victim may be able to pursue punitive damages as well. 

At Tucker Lawyers, we identify every possible source of compensation and pursue maximum damages every time.

FAQs About Long Island Personal Injuries

Frequently Asked Questions from Our Personal Injury Clients

Do you have more questions relating to personal injury cases? If so, please read the following Q&A.

  • Do I really need to hire a Long Island personal injury attorney?

    If you have been injured by someone else, you should not pursue damages without a personal injury attorney. If you have an attorney representing you, you stand to recover many times more compensation than someone who does not have a personal injury attorney. You also need the time to recover and should not be taking on the stress of a compensation claim alone.

  • How much do Long Island personal injury attorneys charge?

    Long Island personal injury lawyers use a contingency-fee basis for charging clients. You pay at the end of your case when you receive your compensation. The attorney’s fee is calculated based on a percentage of your compensation. If you receive no compensation, your attorney doesn’t receive a fee.

  • How much compensation will I get for my personal injury claim?

    Personal injury claims vary widely from case to case, so it is impossible to say how much money you will recover. In general, the more serious your accident, the more compensation you will typically get. Once an attorney from our office reviews your case, we will have a better idea as to the value of your personal injury claim.

  • What is the deadline for pursuing compensation for a personal injury?

    Personal injury cases in New York must be filed within three years of the injury or within three years of when the injury should have been discovered. The exception is for medical malpractice cases, which must be filed within two years and six months of the date of the malpractice or two years and six months of the last date of continuing treatment.

    If the victim is a minor, the three-year clock does not begin until they are 18 years old.

  • How long will my case take?

    The time to resolve each case is different. Without major issues, your case may be resolved in a few months. However, complexities can cause a case to take up to and over a year.

We hope you got some of the answers you were looking for. For more information, call us to speak with an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer.

Why Choose Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Long Island?

We Fight Hard Until the End

At Tucker Lawyers, we fight hard until the end for our clients, because we believe those who injure others must pay for the damage they cause. We also understand how far compensation can go in rebuilding a victim’s life, so we never back down when fighting for a client. 

Have you been harmed by someone else and need compensation for your losses and pain? If so, Tucker Lawyers can potentially help you access the funds you need to bring some relief to your circumstances. Call (516) 399-2364 to discuss your options with a Long Island personal injury lawyer who is ready to help. 

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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