We are a qualified New York personal injury firm helping victims get the best results.
Work with an experienced Legal Team
Personal injury cases can be complex. But as long as you work with an experienced NYC injury lawyer, you won’t have to stress about the outcome. Our team possesses years of training and expertise in various aspects of injury law. It enables us to help you reach a favorable decision in your injury case. When you hire our attorney, you can rest easy that you will receive swift and firm legal representation. But, how can you determine if our services are worth your time? The following aspects ensure you are hiring the best injury lawyers to protect your rights:
- A proven track record
- Understanding of local laws
- Objective counseling
- Quick, free, confidential case evaluation
- High-quality representation
- Courtroom experience
- Contingency fee structure
Injuries can turn your world upside down
But we also understand that you may not be in the situation to file a claim. Not doing so can be financially and emotionally draining for you. So, partnering with a qualified and competent legal team can be advantageous for injury victims in New York.
If you are caught up in an injury case due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate contacting our law office immediately. We offer no-obligation advice to navigate the complexities of your case and obtain impressive case results.
NY Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
In most injury cases, we file an insurance claim to settle the situation. It helps our clients secure the finances they are entitled to. If necessary, our trial attorneys do that on your behalf and fight for an appropriate settlement.
The New York statutes of limitations (SOL) are a deciding factor in whether or not and when we file a lawsuit. The restrictions may also depend on the type of case you have.
In general, you have three years after the date of your auto accident or dog bite to file a personal injury lawsuit. Exceptions include medical malpractice claims which have a limitation period of 2.5 years. The discovery rule, i.e., discovering injuries well after the accident, is another major exception in the NY injury laws.
It is crucial that you do not wait too long to initiate your claim, or you lose your right to pursue the deserved damages. Bringing a legal claim within the specified time limit is not just necessary for court purposes; it dramatically impacts your negotiations.
If you are injured in New York, SOL is an essential factor to consider to recoup your expenses. Contact Gina M. Wicik, the competent and compassionate New York personal injury lawyer for better assistance on your case.
The Law Office of Gina M. Wicik, provides comprehensive legal assistance in diverse areas of injury law. We focus on ensuring you get the best care and the merited compensation during these testing times. We determine your case type, and estimated expenses to settle with a reasonable negotiation.
Common Accident And Injury
Cases We Handle
Auto accidents in New York are devastating and can happen for many reasons. Distracted driving, reckless driving, speeding, unsafe lane change, and inexperienced drivers cause most accidents. Faulty auto parts, bad weather, and poor road conditions are also among the common causes. If you are involved in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence, our skilled auto accident lawyer can help you contest for fair compensation. Our capable personal injury attorney can fight for your damages to put your life back to normal.
If you are a bicyclist, you are at an equal risk compared to other vehicle owners. The hazards are, in fact, 2x more due to riding a fairly lightweight, less protected cycle that can quickly lose balance, get damaged, and result in injuries. Although New York is one of the safest locations for cyclists compared to Florida or South Carolina, the NYC Department of Transportation reported 12,450 bike crashes in 2020, and of these, 28 were fatal accidents. In the scenario that you have been injured in a cycling accident with no fault of yours, you may be eligible to recover fair compensation for your damages. But make sure you don’t delay the process, as time is rarely on the victim’s side in personal injury cases.
Attacked or bitten by a dog? We can help you pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries. A dog may be a man’s best companion, but these softies can act unpredictably and cause serious harm. At The Law Office of Gina M. Wicik, we care about your safety. If you ever sustain dog bite injuries, make sure you seek medical assistance, take note of all the details of the incident, and get legal help. New York dog bite injury attorneys have experience handling tough pet owners and insurance companies to prevent complications and successfully file an injury claim. Talk to our team about how to recover the damages you deserve.
Life behind the two wheels of a motorcycle might seem thrilling but is equally frightening. New York isn’t among the top states experiencing motorcycle fatalities. However, crashes are rising, and head-on collisions, alcohol use, and risky lane splitting are common causes of high-impact, life-threatening motorcycle accidents. No matter how many precautions you take, the risk remains high. If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision, the road to recovery can be challenging, and obtaining honest compensation may be the only way to get life back to usual. Our New York personal injury lawyer can help prevent ugly accident circumstances and provide the necessary legal counsel to protect your rights.
Pedestrian accidents can be very risky and even fatal in some cases. Being hit by a car or motorcycle can result in bruises, broken bones, head injuries, and more. Common causes of life-threatening pedestrian injuries include speeding, intoxicated drivers, poorly designed and maintained sidewalks, and distracted driving. In such cases, attributing liability can be tricky. If you are suffering from debilitating injuries, partner with a capable New York personal injury lawyer to file a claim, fight for your rights, and recoup your damages.
Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
Another common type of personal injury case includes slip, trip, and fall accidents. These are far more dangerous for older adults. Broken sidewalks, potholes, poor lighting, carelessly left items in the passageway, wet/ slippery floors, or being recklessly bumped into others can put your life at risk. At The Law Office of Gina M. Wicik, we believe you deserve a life you have always imagined, one that is free from physical hardships and emotional struggles. If you have slipped, fallen, or tripped on someone else’s property due to their negligence, talk to our NYC injury lawyer to take action today. We know the local laws, our courts, and our clients. We work tirelessly to get you the highest possible compensation. Schedule your initial consultation, and let us help you get your life back to normal.
Truck accidents can be catastrophic, severely injuring the victims or causing death in serious cases. There are laws to safeguard your rights, and we can help you tackle issues arising from a negligent truck collision. If you have been injured in a trucking accident and believe you deserve compensation, act fast and call Gina M. Wicik, personal injury attorney today, with the expertise of our competent New York personal injury lawyer by your side, you can make informed decisions for the best of your future.
At The Law Office of Gina M. Wicik, Ms. Wicik has handled several personal injury cases for years. She is one of the most trusted, capable, and determined New York personal injury lawyers today.
If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation, Gina can assist you with everything needed for a fair and legally-binding resolution.
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