Client was rear-ended sustaining neck, back, shoulder, hand, wrist, and leg injuries.
Client sustained an injury at work, resulting in significant hand and wrist injuries.
Client was rear-ended sustaining neck and back injuries.
Client was T-Boned by a bus causing neck and hip injuries.
Client injured on construction site – sustaining head and back injuries.
Disclaimer: *Steve and Rich Barnes have obtained millions in recoveries for their clients and have supervised over $2.5 Billion Dollars in settlements.
Our team of trusted Long Island personal injury lawyers at The Barnes Firm are here to help you get the financial, emotional, and physical compensation you deserve after an accident. Our team of personal injury attorneys have decades of combined experience serving Nassau and Suffolk counties, and are here to help you every step of the way. From the initial phone conversation, through to the final settlement, our team will work hard to help you get the best result possible. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident on Long Island, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.
Personal injury claims are based on negligence and the legal damages it causes. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured, the physical, financial, and emotional losses you experience can be difficult to overcome and can directly affect your future. One of the most important steps you can take if this is the challenging situation you find yourself in is reaching out for the skilled legal guidance of an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer early in the process.
Personal injury claims are challenging, and navigating the legal process without focused legal guidance leaves you vulnerable to obtaining far less compensation than the amount to which you’re entitled. Working closely with a trusted personal injury lawyer is always in your best interest.
For more information about what we can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call at (800) 800-0000 today. Consultations are always free.
At The Barnes Firm, we take an individualized approach to every claim we handle. This means we will carefully assess your claim for its strengths as well as any weaknesses and will build from there. Our focused efforts include all the following:
“Joseph J. Capetola is one of the leading trial attorneys at The Barnes Firm. He is recognized as one of the Metropolitan area’s distinguished attorneys for serious injury matters, and has achieved many multi-million dollar verdicts working alongside Steve & Rich Barnes at the law offices of Cellino & Barnes, and now, The Barnes Firm.”
The formidable personal injury lawyers at The Barnes Firm have decades of experience helping clients like you resolve their claims favorably, and we’re here for you, too. Our legal team is committed to zealously advocating for just compensation that covers your losses in their entirety, and we will leave no stone unturned in our focused efforts to do so.
Although every personal injury claim is specific to the situation at hand, they all fall into basic categories.
The most common category of personal injury claim is traffic crashes, and these claims can take a wide range of forms, including all the following:
Accidents involving poorly maintained commercial premises are another common form of personal injury claim. These claims are based on property owners or managers who fail to employ the level of reasonable care necessary to help ensure the safe passage of their customers, clients, guests, and other visitors. Reasonable care in this context relates to the level of care that other reasonable property owners and managers implement in similar situations. Some of the most common premises liability claims include the following:
Product liability claims focus on consumer products that lead to damages in relation to any one of the following forms of negligence:
There are certain kinds of claims that are also based on negligence and proceed much like personal injury claims, although they fall into their own classifications. These include:
The accidental injuries that are most common to personal injury claims include all the following:
This is far from a complete list, but shows some of the serious injuries our clients sustain.
Liability for personal injury cases is determined in relation to negligence. There are four elements necessary to prove the other party’s liability in a personal injury claim, and they include all the following:
If you can show that each of these applies in your situation, you can prove that the negligent party is liable for the losses you’ve suffered.
The Barnes Firm has a long and esteemed history of skillfully defending the rights of our valued clients – in focused pursuit of their rightful compensation. In the course of our work, we’ve earned recognition and acknowledgment from our peers, the community, and legal professional associations. We take great pride in the work we do, and it shows in the accolades we receive, including all the following:
The Barnes Firm is here to help you. Our personal injury firm helps individuals and their families who
have suffered an injury in an accident.
It is one thing to point out the party you consider at fault in a personal injury claim, but it is quite another to prove their negligence. Doing so is generally a matter of collecting and skillfully compiling the evidence necessary to make your claim, and this is a task that your dedicated personal injury attorney is well equipped to handle. The kinds of evidence that personal injury cases generally hinge on include all the following:
If you or someone you care about has been injured by the negligence of another, the compensation you can seek in your Long Island personal injury claim will fall into specific categories.
If you’ve been injured, you’ll have medical bills to show for it, and they may be ongoing. The more serious your injuries, the more significant this category of loss will be, and if your injuries lead to complications or secondary health concerns, this expense will rise accordingly.
While you tend to your recovery, lost income can also be a concern. The more time you miss on the job, the more significant your losses, and if your ability to earn in the future is affected, the financial effects can be profound.
The physical pain that is associated with being injured is well established, but there is also emotional pain and suffering to consider. Being injured because someone else didn’t bother to employ the necessary care can have emotional consequences that are difficult to overcome.
While personal injury claims are unique to the specific circumstances involved, and they all follow their own paths, the claims process itself doesn’t vary much.
Most personal injury claims begin when the injured party files the claim with the at-fault party’s insurance provider. This gets the process started, and the insurance company will first want to establish whether or not it’s responsible for covering the claim. Even if your claim is denied at this point, however, it does not necessarily mean that your claim isn’t valid. In the end, the law determines which claims are viable, which makes having a seasoned personal injury lawyer on your side from the outset beneficial.
The next step in the process is called discovery, and it involves each side providing the other with the information they seek. Your personal injury attorney will be looking for the information necessary to build your strongest claim, while the other side will seek information that helps them limit their liability to the degree possible. The more complex the claim, the lengthier the discovery process is likely to be.
Once each side has the information they need, negotiations will begin. Your savvy personal injury attorney will fiercely advocate for fair compensation that accurately covers the full scope of your covered losses. Negotiations often go back and forth for a considerable amount of time before the matter is settled in a way that both sides are willing to sign off on.
If the insurance company refuses to engage in reasonable negotiations or to offer you an amount that addresses the complete losses you suffered as a result of their policyholder’s negligence, your personal injury lawyer will likely suggest filing a lawsuit in civil court. While most claims settle out of court, this isn’t always the case.
The State of New York – like other states – sets a time limit for when you can file a lawsuit in response to a personal injury claim, and there are very few exceptions. In other words, if you miss the deadline for filing a lawsuit, you will very likely have no additional chances.
The time limits implemented in New York include:
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Our team is experienced and dedicated to bring our clients results. We lead your case to a successful resolution for you and your loved ones.
Our law firm has the resources we need to find and hire the best experts in the nation. These experts are here to help you with legal counsel.
Our priority is to lead your case to a successful resolution. That is our focus. You won’t pay any fees until we win your case. Results over fees.
Most people have never needed a lawyer when they find themselves injured and in need of legal advice. We hear the following questions from many of our clients. We hope the answers help clarify your options and considerations.
Finding a personal injury lawyer can be difficult, and there are thousands of lawyers out there ready to take your case. Some of the things you should look for include a track record of success with cases like yours, experience, and a good reputation in the legal community. Also, you should look for a lawyer that you like personally and whose communication style you are comfortable with.
To sue for an injury in NYC, you need to file a complaint in the appropriate New York court alleging your injuries and how they were caused. In addition, you need to serve the party you are suing. As a victim, you should keep in mind that most injury cases do not go to court and are instead resolved by reaching a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Under New York law, victims have three years from the day of their injury to file a lawsuit. That said, there are certain things that can extend this limitation. Regardless of how much time you think you have to file a claim, you should call a New York personal injury lawyer as soon as you can.
Read More Here: New York Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Personal injury settlements vary widely, and the average settlement for personal injury cases in New York changes each year. It also has no bearing on how much you can expect to receive for your injury. Some of the factors that can affect the value of your claim include the severity of your injuries, your income, and your prognosis.
Pain and suffering can be calculated either by multiplying your economic damages by a certain number or setting a daily rate for each day you are injured. Your lawyer can ensure that you obtain as much compensation as possible for your pain and suffering after an accident.
There is no set time limit for insurance companies to settle claims, but there are certain time limits that operate to keep the process moving along.
For example, insurance companies have 15 days after you file a claim to request more information and to initiate an investigation. While there is no time limit on how much their investigation may take, they are required to process them in good faith. After the investigation concludes, the insurance company has 15 days to notify you whether they will accept or deny your claim.
New York personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means the amount you will pay your lawyer depends on how much compensation you receive. They will receive a pre-arranged percentage of your total settlement or award. If you do not obtain compensation, you will not have to pay your lawyer anything.
As a victim of an accident, there are certain steps that you should take to protect your right to recover compensation. Some of the most important include:
Read More Here: What To Do After A Car Accident
Victims have three years from the date of their injury to file a claim, but there are certain things that can extend this period. You should call an attorney as soon as you can, regardless of how much time you have to file a claim.
Liability can stem from the negligence of a party, vicarious liability for employers of negligent employees, or even strict liability of a product manufacturer. Liability is a complex legal question that should always be assessed by a skilled attorney.
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