An Albany Personal Injury Lawyer You Can Trust
A serious personal injury or death can occur in an instant, leaving behind victims and families suffering physical and emotional pain, loss of income and disability.
If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life due to the negligence of a motorist, property owner, product manufacturer, health care provider or corporation, contact the Albany, New York accident lawyers at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC at 518-785-4900. Our personal injury lawyers have represented thousands of clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases for decades and have obtained record-breaking settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Nosotros hablamos español.
A personal injury or death claim can result from many incidents:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Medical negligence
- Premises liability
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Wrongful death
- Dog bites
- Explosion, fire and flood accidents caused by negligence
Most personal injury cases are resolved favorably without ever going to trial, but our attorneys prepare every case meticulously in case it cannot be settled out of court. Corporations and insurance companies will fight to avoid providing compensation, but we will work hard to ensure that you receive full compensation.
Why Hire Us For Your Personal Injury Case?
Our clients have turned to us for years because of our experience and approach to personal injury. With over 90 years of combined experience, we understand the law and what we must do to achieve the best possible results in your personal injury case. We have the skills to handle a number of accident-related cases. When you are dealing with the aftermath of a negligence-caused accident, you want to know you are in proven and caring hands.
At Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC we pride ourselves on our personalized approach. You will work directly with your attorney, who takes the time to learn the facts of your case and the impacts of the accident on your life to develop a customized legal strategy. Your attorney is your main point of contact throughout the legal process to answer all your questions and ease any concerns about what comes next.
Clients also appreciate that we are willing to do what it takes to resolve your case in your best interest. Whether that means obtaining a settlement or fighting for you in court, we do everything with our clients front of mind.
What qualifies as a personal injury claim?
When someone is injured because of someone else’s negligence, the injured person may have a personal injury claim. The claim typically involves compensation sought for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and permanent injury.
New York law provides that a driver has a duty to operate his/her vehicle safely, so as to not cause injury to other motorists, bikers or pedestrians. A property owner owes a duty of care to someone on his/her property to maintain it safely so that someone who is on the premises doesn’t slip or trip and fall and sustain injury. Health care providers have a duty to provide care that is proper and does not cause injury to the patient. Owners and general contractors have a duty to maintain a safe construction site that doesn’t create a risk of serious harm to workers. Product manufacturers have a duty to design safe products that don’t cause injury during use.
When should you contact a personal injury lawyer?
If you are injured and believe that it was due to the negligence or fault of another individual or company, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to be advised of your rights. The sooner you do so, the sooner you can be provided with answers to important questions, such as: how will my medical bills and lost wages be paid? Should I talk to the other driver’s insurance company? These, and many other questions, are best answered by an experienced personal injury attorney.
What are the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer?
If you are sick or hurt, you think about seeing your physician or going to an emergency department for care. You should seek the same expert advice and care for legal matters such as whether you have a personal injury claim that might provide compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.
How long do personal injury claims take?
It depends. Some are settled within months, while others take much longer, even two to three years. The range depends upon a number of factors, from how much time it takes the victim to recover, to whether litigation is necessary to “sort out” issues of who or what entity is responsible.
What are the stages of a personal injury claim?
If litigation is necessary, the stages are:
- A proper investigation of the claim to secure witness statements, necessary accident reports, and to determine necessary defendants against whom suit will be brought.
- Once the suit is brought, early “discovery” takes place between the parties (through their attorneys) where information is exchanged.
- Depositions take place—a session with questions and answers being given by the parties to the lawsuit.
- The case is typically then placed on the trial calendar, and conferences with the assigned judge take place, along with other efforts to determine whether the case might be settled before trial. Most cases are settled before reaching trial.
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