Thousands of New Yorkers are injured in accidents each year, and are often left with lingering pain and suffering and mounting medical expenses. Such a physical, emotional, and financial burden can be overwhelming, especially when an accident is caused by the reckless or negligent conduct of another person or entity. In times like these, it is essential to have the advice and guidance of a knowledgeable attorney.
Scaffidi & Associates is one of the premier personal injury law firms serving clients in the greater New York area. Guided by a principle that no one should suffer because of another’s negligence, we commit ourselves to holding responsible parties accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, our dedicated legal team will fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
At Scaffidi & Associates, we handle a wide range of accident cases, including:
The personal injury attorneys at Scaffidi & Associates have a well-earned reputation for providing our clients with aggressive legal representation. Dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured, we stand by our clients every step of the way.
The time to file a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations, is dictated by the type of claim your are bringing. For instance, most medical malpractice cases must be brought within two and one-half years from the date of malpractice, although that time period can be extended for infants or in the case of continuous treatment by the negligent medical provider. If you wish to pursue a negligence claim for things such as a motor vehicle accident or work place injury, there is a three-year time limit from the date of the accident or injury to pursue a legal action. Wrongful death claims, in most instances, have a two-year statute of limitations. Additionally, if your claim is against a public entity or employee, you must file a written Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident.
As you can see, determining the correct statute of limitations can be very complicated, and that is why you will want the counsel of experienced personal injury attorneys to help you navigate the process and protect your rights, because if the statute of limitations expires, and you have not filed suit, you will be barred from seeking compensation for your injuries.
While each case is unique, there are generally two types of damages that can be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit, economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are designed to compensate injury victims for lost wages, past and future medical costs, property damage, and other such financial losses.
Depending on the nature of the accident and the extent of injuries, it may also be possible to recover noneconomic damages for things such as pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of limbs, and loss of enjoyment of life. Finally, if the at-fault party’s conduct was intentional or malicious, such as an assault or other criminal violation, punitive damages may also be available.
At Scaffidi & Associates, our legal team works closely with each client to make sure they obtain the compensation they deserve. We will take the time to get to know you and understand the unique circumstances surrounding your accident case. Our legal team has extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies. If an insurer fails to make a reasonable offer, we have the skills and resources to fully and aggressively litigate the matter in the courts.
Additionally, we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay any attorneys fees unless the claim is successful. Our objective is to help you recover by achieving the best possible outcome. We will offer you compassion, knowledge and a superior level of personal service. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call our office today for a free consultation or complete the contact form on our website.
We encourage you to take the time to explore this website as the information provided here will answer many of your questions. We believe that an educated client is our best client. We are also readily available to discuss your case in confidence. Regardless of the issue you are facing, we are uniquely qualified to provide you with exceptional legal representation and personal service. Call our office or complete the contact form on our website to set up a consultation.