Unfortunately, most of us will endure a personal injury at some point. In many cases, these injuries are due to our own carelessness or acts of nature. When this is the situation, an injured person bears the responsibility of providing for their own future. However, certain scenarios arise when another party is liable for an individual’s losses following an injury. These include accidents where a defendant’s negligence contributed to the incident and examples where intentional acts of violence resulted in a loss.

A Derby personal injury lawyer can help you and your family collect the compensation you need to get back on track after suffering harm. Get in touch with our compassionate and skilled attorneys at Richmond Vona, LLC, so we can review your case details.

Common Ways that a Person May Suffer a Personal Injury

Every action we take places our safety in other people’s hands. Even if we utilize all appropriate caution to protect ourselves, another party’s reckless choices can leave us in considerable danger.

One prominent example of this dynamic is an incident that occurs due to drunk driving. Drivers who ignore the rules of the road or who drive while under the influence are liable for any damage resulting from their negligence. Other scenarios that could result in a personal injury include:

  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Commercial truck collisions
  • Slips and falls that occur on public or private property
  • Dog bites
  • Construction accidents and other workplace incidents
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Accidents while on public transportation
  • Motorcycle wrecks

Accidents can even affect people in their own homes. The makers of products have a duty to produce items that are safe for their intended use. Errors in the design or manufacturing process can leave consumers vulnerable to injuries. No matter the exact cause of a plaintiff’s injuries, a practiced Derby personal injury attorney can help hold the at-fault party legally responsible.

Proving that a Defendant is Liable in Court

Merely suffering a personal injury that involved another party is not enough to win a claim for damages. In personal injury cases, plaintiffs must prove that a defendant’s actions were directly responsible for their losses. Additionally, all claims must provide evidence that a plaintiff sought medical care for these losses. This can include an ambulance ride, emergency room visits, and inpatient hospital stays.

However, claims rarely end with a demand for the costs of medical treatment. Many people also require reimbursement for lost wages because of missed time on the job or compensation for emotional trauma. A trusted Derby attorney can help personal injury plaintiffs to satisfy the portion of a claim that requires them to demonstrate the extent of their damages. Our attorneys also recognize that New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214 gives most people only three years from the date of an injury to file a lawsuit and will work diligently to meet this statute of limitations.

Reach Out to Let a Derby Personal Injury Attorney Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

Suffering a personal injury can raise many questions. You may be wondering what your rights are following your accident and who will pay for your medical care. You may also need to consider the emotional impact of the incident.

A Derby personal injury lawyer stands ready to answer all these questions and more. Let our experienced team of attorneys help to explain the laws, gather the evidence needed to prove your claim, and represent your interests. Contact Richmond Vona, LLC today to learn more.

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With over 25 years of combined personal injury experience, our co-founding attorneys, John E. Richmond and Keith R. Vona, have helped injury victims and their family members recover more than $150 million in financial relief.
Attorney John Richmond
John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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Keith R. Vona
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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