Personal Injury Attorneys
A personal injury is defined as any physical or emotional harm caused by the careless actions of another.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction work is the second most dangerous occupation in Connecticut.
Motor vehicles are an everyday part of life. Cars, SUVs, trucks, buses, and motorcycles are everywhere in our society, and as traffic continues to increase, so do accidents.
According to the legal dictionary, wrongful death is defined as “the taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person.
Slip and fall accidents are more frequent than you may think. People like landlords, property owners, and general contractors are responsible for their property.
When you become sick or injured, you rely upon doctors and hospitals to handle your medical needs.
PERSONAL INJURY RESULTS
A union carpenter was awarded – $4,500,000
A union construction worker was awarded -$4,000,000
A construction worker fell from a crane -$13,200,000
A scaffold worker was awarded – $3,250,000
A janitorial worker was awarded – $2,900,000
A construction worker was awarded – $2,200,000
A construction worker fell off of a ladder – $1,500,000
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Automobile accidents are common in New York. These accidents can lead to dreadful injuries and death. Accident victims are entitled to claim compensation for damages, and can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible person.
Even if you are partially responsible for your accident, you can claim compensation for your damages. You might have to accept a reduction in the amount you receive. If you are 50% to blame for the accident, then you can claim 50% of your damages. It is advisable to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to claim the compensation you deserve.
Cash benefits for lost wages: If your work related injury led to disability for more than 14 days, then you are eligible for cash benefits for lost wages. If you are unable to return to work, then you may be eligible to claim compensation for future lost wages.
Schedule loss of use award: Schedule loss of use award gives compensation based on the injury. If you are not able to recover disability, then you can claim compensation for permanent disability. A medical exam is required to determine the percentage of compensation for the injured body part.
Section 32 settlement: Section 32 settlement offers compensation for your injuries and cost of future medical care for the injury.
- No-Fault Law applies to any cyclist, pedestrian, passengers, or driver injured by a motor vehicle in New York.
- Accident should have occurred in New York.
- The injured person should be the driver or passenger of the insured vehicle or a cyclist or pedestrian struck by or in contact with the motor vehicle.
- The vehicle must be a car, truck, bus, taxi (not a motorcycle) or other vehicle covered by New York No-Fault law.
- The vehicle should be registered in New York.
- The vehicle should have an insurance policy sold in New York or issued by a company licensed to do business in the state of New York.
PERSONAL INJURY RESULTS
A bicyclist hit into the rear of a bus – $250,000
A woman injured in a rear-end car accident – $200,000
A man injured his lower back in a car accident – $160,000
A man lost control of his car hitting a truck & tree – $135,000
A man was struck by a hit & run car – $135,000
A passenger in a car sustained a shoulder injury – $118,500
The Dervishi Law Group was able to negotiate a 4 million dollar settlement for a union construction worker
The legal team of Morgan Levine Dolan, P.C. and Fatos Dervishi have won a $4 million settlement from an insurance company for a union construction worker. The worker had suffered serious injuries to his foot, ankle, and knee. It was determined that the construction worker needed surgery and would not be able to return to construction work. The legal team pushed the insurance company right up to the trial deadline, at which point the insurance company relented and agreed to the settlement. Luckily the construction worker hired the right legal team to represent him. This gave him peace of mind to be able to provide for his wife and 14 month old son for the rest of their lives.