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Personal Injury – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have a personal injury case?
If the negligence or carelessness of someone else has caused your injury, you may be able to sue the responsible person or company by filing a personal injury lawsuit. The New York personal injury attorneys at Bader, Yakaitis and Nonnenmacher have the knowledge and experience to evaluate your legal matter and provide important information about the options available to you.
How much experience do you have with personal injury cases?
For over two decades, attorneys of the Bader, Yakaitis & Nonnenmacher law firm have
represented people injured because of the negligent or intentional acts of another. Our
representation has benefited the injured in a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death matters in New York including building accidents, plane accidents, nursing home abuse, hospital negligence, police brutality, lead poisoning, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and motor vehicle accidents.
Who will handle my case?
Each matter that Bader, Yakaitis & Nonnenmacher handles is staffed by a lead attorney,
supported by a team of paralegals and support staff, investigators, and our network of
outside consultants and experts.
How do I determine how much my case is worth?
No two cases are exactly alike. The chances for any amount of recovery typically depend on who is at fault, severity of injury, medical costs, amount of income and future earnings lost and the effects on the victim and/or her family. If you or a loved one has been injured, complete and submit our on-line case evaluation request form or call
1-800-350-7100. Drawing upon our many years of experience in providing personalized legal guidance to numerous victims of building accidents, aviation accidents, nursing home abuse, hospital negligence, police brutality, medical malpractice, construction accidents, lead poisoning, and motor vehicle accidents, Bader, Yakaitis & Nonnenmacher can provide a realistic assessment of your case and important information about your legal rights.
What do I stand to recover if I win my case?
As a general rule, victims are entitled to compensation for past and future medical
expenses and lost wages, lost earning capacity, and the lost companionship of a loved one as well as pain and suffering. In some cases, punitive damages which are meant to punish the person who caused the injury may able be awarded.
Are there any actions I can take to help my lawyer prove my case?
Typically, it is helpful for a client to keep or obtain copies of any documents relevant to
the accident or injury as well as any medical attention received, including physician and
prescription bills. Also, we suggest that our clients not discuss the accident or injuries
with anyone other than our team of attorneys and professionals.
Can I file my lawsuit at anytime?
It is important to seek the help of an attorney very soon after an accident. Otherwise, a
time limit, often called a statute of limitations, may prevent you from suing those
responsible for the injury or limit the recovery. An attorney can best determine whether
there remains time to file your lawsuit.