Personal injury lawyer Bronx

If you have suffered a personal injury, you know that it can bring about a great deal of stress for both you and your family. A personal injury accident includes, car accidents, construction accidents, premises accidents, and even workers compensation claims. Car accidents in the Bronx are very common due to the high volume of traffic. The Bronx is a borough that is apart of New York City and is one of the most highly trafficked areas. There are many roadways and major highways that pass through the Bronx. A large number of tractor trailers travel through highways that intersect the Bronx because it is a major connector to other states. There are roughly 2200 car accidents in the Bronx and 50 deaths every year, resulting from car accidents. The Bronx has a few intersections that have a high risk of car accidents and all drivers and pedestrians must proceed with caution. 


A professional lawyer will investigate your case and collect all of the evidence that is needed to have the best defense for your case. If you do find yourself in a car accident, you must follow certain steps to ensure your safety. Make sure to seek medical attention because a car accident can cause a spike in adrenaline and you wont feel much pain immediately. Once the adrenaline starts to subside, your pain and injuries will become more relevant and you may have skipped on seeing a doctor. Collect information from the other party that was involved in the accident, such as insurance information, drivers license information, and license plate number. When the police arrive, you must leave with a police report. This is important because you will need to use that report for your injury claim against their insurance company. You should never ever admit fault, even if you think you may be at fault. You never know what is the mental state of the other driver and if they may be under the influence. Hiring a personal injury lawyer in the Bronx will be a great addition to your side of the battle. The law firm should have experience in winning Bronx car accident cases and knowledge of the laws in New York State. 


Another form of accident in a personal injury case is a construction accident. Construction accidents occur on a daily basis. With the surge in building high rises and other infrastructure through out the Bronx, many workers and pedestrians are prone to accidents. If you find yourself in a construction accident, you should seek medical attention, gather any witness testimony, and an injury report from your job. In 2018, there were more than 40,000 work sites across the city, with 25% of them not in compliance with safety mandates. Many of these accidents can be caused by negligence of your employers or site owners. There are labor laws in place that will defend you if you do find yourself in an accident at a construction site. A premises accident involves a property that has not been properly maintained from hazards. This can be a residential house that did not clean up an icy sidewalk, to slipping on a puddle of water in a restaurant. These are all preventable injuries, that often result in one or more injuries. Municipalities and local governments can be held liable as well, an example being, uneven sidewalks and potholes. If you do suffer an injury while at work, you can apply for workers compensation benefits that will help pay for your medical expenses. Most businesses carry workers compensation insurance in the event that an employee is injured on the job. 


The Platta Law Firm has many years of experience in Personal Injury Accidents. We have settled over $50 Million dollars for our clients and continue to grow that number. Our main objective is to provide peace of mind for all the victims that we represent, along with taking stress away from their family. Our firm offers free legal consultation to any potential client hat may believe they have a case at hand. We can be reached at 212-514-5100. Our office is located in Manhattan’s Financial District area at 42 Broadway, suite 1927.

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