Injured In An Accident? Our Attorneys Are On Your Side And In Your Corner
A serious injury can change your life in an instant. The negligent choices of another person or business can leave you facing steep medical bills and an inability to work. The reassuring news is that you’re not alone in your fight for justice. At Powers Law, P.C., our attorneys utilize 50 years of combined legal experience to provide compassionate yet aggressive representation to those who have been injured through no fault of their own.
We believe in serving the whole client. In addition to handling all legal matters on your behalf, we listen to you and discuss what you need during this difficult time. We will do whatever we can to minimize your stress and anxiety so that you can focus on yourself and your loved ones while we advocate aggressively for the compensation you deserve.
We Fight For Victims Injured By The Negligence Of Others
Ours is the firm to contact if you or someone you love has been involved in:
A motor vehicle accident: These are among the most common causes of injury and death in the United States. We fight for those injured in car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents. You can learn more by visiting our auto accidents page.
A slip-and-fall accident: Property owners have a legal duty to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for visitors and guests. If you were seriously injured in a slip-and-fall accident because a property owner failed to take the steps necessary to correct a known slipping hazard, our attorneys can help you seek accountability and financial compensation.
Medical malpractice: Doctors, nurses and hospital staff can cause serious harm to patients when they are negligent or deviate from accepted practices. We hold health care providers accountable for birth injuries, surgery errors, failure to diagnose grave conditions and other medical negligence
Dog bites: Pet owners are strictly liable when their dogs bite or otherwise injure people. But you still may need legal help to get the dog’s owner and their insurance company to compensate you for injuries and losses, including permanent scarring or emotional trauma.
Wrongful death: When an individual or company contribute to fatal injuries through their reckless actions or negligence, we represent grieving families in wrongful death lawsuits to recover damages for the loss of that person’s contributions.
What Are Common Causes And Consequences Of Slip-And-Fall Injuries?
A slip-and-fall lawsuit is a type of premises liability claim. Below are some common scenarios leading to a slip-and-fall as well as the most common injuries victims suffer:
- Slipping on ice and snow in a parking lot because the business owner failed to plow and salt the area in a timely manner, leading to a traumatic brain injury
- Slipping on spilled liquids in a grocery store that management knew about but left uncleaned for hours, resulting in a spinal cord injury
- Slipping on a freshly mopped floor at a coffee shop because the employees failed to place a “wet floor” sign or otherwise inform guests, leading to broken bones and soft-tissue injuries
- Slipping on concrete stairs in a stairwell caused by a leaking pipe that was never fixed, leading to partial or complete paralysis
Slip-and-fall accidents could occur just about anywhere, but injury claims often focus on commercial businesses that negligently fail to protect their customers from hazards that they knew about or should have known about.
What Types Of Compensation Can You Receive From A Personal Injury Claim?
Our lawyers will investigate your case, fully assess your injuries and other losses and fight for compensation related to:
- Medical bills (present and future)
- Lost wages from time spent unable to work
- Lost future wages if your injuries don’t allow you to return to the same type of work you currently perform
- Costs associated with permanent disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
In rare cases, courts can also choose to award punitive damage, which punishes the at-fault party for especially egregious behavior such as drunk driving accidents.
How Does A Personal Injury Attorney Get Paid?
Many people who get injured are hesitant to take legal action because they assume they cannot afford a lawyer. The great news is that hiring an injury lawyer is affordable and low risk. Most personal injury lawyers in New York, including those at our firm, take cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay any legal fees until and unless we help you recover compensation in a settlement or judgment.
When we are successful, the fees you pay are a predetermined percentage of whatever we help you obtain. Your legal fees will never match or exceed your compensation, and they are paid out of your winnings.
Claim Your Free Initial Compensation – Contact Us Today
We make it easy to learn about your legal options by offering free initial consultations to clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County and all five boroughs of New York City. To schedule yours, call our West Islip office at 631-215-3442 or send us a message online.