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If you suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you might be entitled to compensation. After an accident, it is common for victims to face hospital bills, property repairs or lost wages. These reasons, along with the emotional toll of an injury, can lead to more stress and anxiety.
In such a time like this, you need a caring and skilled personal injury attorney from Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC, who can guide you through this complex and challenging time. From our office in Oneonta, we represent injured people in Otsego, Delaware and Chenango counties
The following attributes and recognitions are some of what make us right for your case:
- Decades of collective legal experience
- Recognition by National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
- Lawyers who are AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, by Martindale-Hubbell
- Attorneys who have been referred to as “lawyers for the people”
- Listings in Best Law Firms by U.S. News for 2015
After An Accident, Act Fast
In the state of New York, there is a statute of limitations on how long you have to file a personal injury claim. The limits depend on factors such as what type of injury you have suffered and who was at fault. This means that even though you are healing, it is important that you consider the legal aspects of your case.
The Oneonta personal injury lawyers at Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC, can help take the legal burden off your shoulders. We assist you from the moment you retain our services through any court dates or post-settlement issues.
- Car accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Product liability claims
- Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claims
- Labor Law 240 claims
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Wrongful death
Common Questions We Answer Every Day
Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about what to do after you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault.
What Is A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit is a claim filed by or on behalf of someone who suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence. The purpose of the claim is to seek compensation for injuries as well as hold the negligent individual accountable for their actions.
How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit In New York?
As we mentioned above, the statute of limitations varies depending on who was at fault for your injuries and the type of injuries you suffered. Generally speaking, the time frame in which you have to file a claim ranges between one to three years from the date of your accident.
What Happens If I Miss The Statute Of Limitations To File A Personal Injury Claim In New York?
Unfortunately, if you miss the deadline for filing a personal injury claim in New York, you forfeit your opportunity to seek compensation. This is why it’s incredibly important to reach out to a skilled lawyer with whom you can discuss your case, options and timeline.
Do I Have A Case Even If I Don’t Feel Hurt After An Accident?
Some injuries, like whiplash and even some head injuries, don’t present symptoms for days, weeks or even months after an accident. So even though you might not feel injured immediately after an accident, that doesn’t mean you aren’t. Seeking medical attention right after a crash, even if you don’t feel hurt, is always a good idea. A doctor will know how to identify injuries you might not realize you have yet, which can help when filing a claim for damages.
What If I Was Partially At Fault For The Accident? Can I Still Recover Damages?
Yes. New York follows the pure comparative fault rule, which takes two factors into account:
- The percentage of fault each party had in the accident
- The amount of damages being sought by the plaintiff
This means that even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to collect some damages. They will just be less the percentage of fault assessed against you by the jury.
Get Qualified Oneonta Car Accident Attorneys Who Can Help
After an accident, it is important that you seek immediate medical help. Make sure all your injuries are thoroughly documented with pictures and reports. When you are able, contact a personal injury attorney at Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC, to help guide you through the legal aspects of your claim.
Our legal team is dedicated to assisting victims against insurance companies, corporations and government agencies, and we can help you when you need it most.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.