At the Law Offices of Stewart McMillan, our personal injury lawyers have assisted accident victims for other 30 years in every type of personal injury case.
Our personal injury attorneys in White Plains, New York and Connecticut have represented clients in all of the New York boroughs, including the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens and the Westchester County Courts, like White Plains, Harrison, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Yonkers, Ossining, Irvington, Sleepy Hollow, and Ardsley, as well as the Connecticut courts, like Stamford, Norwalk, Greewich and Danbury.
At the Law Offices of Stewart McMillan, our New York, Stamford and White Plains personal injury lawyers offer a hands-on approach that’s very different from the large firms. An unexpected accident can have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences on both you and your immediate family. In addition to the physical pain and trauma, a victim may also suffer: significant bills which are sometimes not covered by insurance, job loss, the inability to find future employment, an inability to pay their mortgage and/or rent, loss of enjoyment of life, inability to play or take part in activities they used to find routine (such as playing golf, skiing or even simple household chores).
Our White Plains, New York and Stamford personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly with you to ensure not only that you receive maximum compensation for the injuries you suffered, but that all other significant matters are also addressed.
So, if you’ve been injured in an accident, our personal injury lawyers in White Plains will counsel you that, in most cases, you have the right to seek compensation.
However, in order to successfully bring a claim, certain things must be shown: 1. That the person who injured you had a duty; 2. That the person who injured you breached the duty; 3. That the person who injured you was the proximate cause (or direct cause) of your accident; 4. That there are real “damages” or cognizable injury.Our Attorneys’ Evaluation of Your Claims and all Potentially Responsible Parties
In many instances, our clients are not sure whether all of the requirements for bringing a successful claim are present.
For example, a duty may exist for a contractor who repairs a staircase in a Manhattan building which causes injury to a person who falls on that staircase many year later if the person did not repair the staircase according to the requirements of the New York City Building Code.
Our experienced New York and White Plains accident attorneys will also counsel you that the victim may seek damages from numerous parties. The victim of a car accident, for example, may seek damages against the driver of the car obviously; however, they may also be able to seek damages versus the driver of their own car’s insurance (even if it is a family member), the manufacturer of both cars, the City of New York (if, for example, a traffic light malfunctioned resulting in the accident), and the service repair centers that serviced the cars. Our experienced, New York, White Plains and Connecticut personal injury attorneys will make sure that all possible parties are held accountable.Statues of Limitations
Any time you’ve suffered injury, it’s important to consider the possible Statues of Limitations. A statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a claim or cause of action. All states have statutes of limitations.
In New York, for example, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is three years. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two-and-a-half years.
If you’re concerned about a possible statute of limitation and it’s affect on your claim, it’s important that you contact an experienced New York or Connecticut personal injury lawyer immediately.
There are well-recognized exceptions to the statute of limitations rules. For instance, a suit for personal injury to a minor is tolled until the minor’s 18th birthday. There are similar rules of tolling for a person who is mentally incapacitated. Moreover, if a claim is sought for medical malpractice, the statute of limitations does not start to run until the patient discontinues all treatment with a treating doctor.
Finally, for lawsuits against cities or towns, including, for example, the city of New Rochelle, a “notice” must be filed within 90 days of the accident or claim.Immediate Action
Immediately after being retained by you, our White Plains, Connecticut and New York personal injury attorneys will go into action.
This action will include investigating the claim, preserving evidence which might be lost (like fingerprints) or clothing the client may have been wearing, looking into and obtaining all outstanding surveillance video, obtaining statements from eyewitnesses to the incident, and looking into whether any similar type accidents have occurred in the past which might help prove your case.
Always, the main objective of our New York, Connecticut and Westchester personal injury lawyers is to obtain the maximum recovery for the accident.
At every step of the process, we will discuss with you your main objectives for recovery in the case.
If the insurance companies ultimately refuse to make a fair offer, we will not hesitate to go to trial if that’s in your best interest and if that’s what you want.
At the Law Offices of Stewart McMillan, we specialize in the following types of personal injury cases:
Accordingly, if you or a family member has been the victim of an accident, do not hesitate to contact our New York, Stamford and White Plains personal injury lawyers immediately. The consultation is free and our attorneys are standing by 24/7 to assist you.
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