|Robert Alan Saasto, Esq.||41
Woodbury, NY 11797
Tel: 631.223.1780 | Fax: 631.223.1701
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a third party, you have the right to file a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit to recover everything you have lost as a result of the injury.
Negligence is conduct by an individual, business or government entity that is unreasonable under the circumstances and that causes harm. It can happen in a multitude of ways: a slip and fall on a wet grocery store floor that someone forgot to mop; a rear-end automobile collision caused by an impatient driver who ran a red light; an attack in a dark apartment hallway that the landlord knew was dangerous. These are all examples of injuries which can give rise to a strong personal injury or wrongful death case.
Your injury need not be a physical one in order for you to be entitled to damages. For example, if someone subjects you to extreme verbal abuse, and the conduct causes you to suffer severe emotional distress, you may be entitled to significant damages even if you never spend a day in the hospital. Sometimes, an injury can lead to the death of a family member. In such a tragic case, the wrongful death laws allow a surviving child, spouse or parent to recover damages for the death of their loved one.
In many instances, you may be entitled to substantial money damages even in a case involving what may appear to you to be a minor injury. You can recover any medical expenses as a result of your injury, such as doctor and hospital bills, medications, therapy, home health care and all other related medical expenses, as well as any future medical expenses you reasonably expect to incur. You can also recover for the physical pain and suffering you have sustained, your out of pocket expenses, your mental and emotional anguish, your lost wages, benefits and other compensation, any loss of your future earning capacity, and the future diminishment of your enjoyment of life. In some cases, if your spouse or child has been injured, you may be entitled to collect damages for the loss of pleasure or companionship you have experienced as a result of their injuries. And in certain extreme cases, where the wrongdoer's conduct is extreme and outrageous, you may be entitled to collect punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and to prevent the misconduct from being repeated in the future.
The bottom line is simple: if someone acts unreasonably, and you are injured as a result, you are entitled to recover all of your damages. However, personal injury and wrongful death cases are far from simple. There are a number of procedural and technical hurdles in every personal injury lawsuit. First, you first must prove that the alleged wrongdoer acted without the proper level of care and that such failure was the cause of your injury. There are also strict time limits-known as statutes of limitations which require your case be filed by a certain deadline or it is barred. Additionally, in many cases, you may need to hire an expert witness to establish the nature and extent of your injuries, or that the defendant was in fact negligent. You also must be prepared to face a hard fight from the defendant, his/her insurance company, and opposing counsel, all of whom will do their best to prevent you from recovering anything.
Because personal injury cases are complex, you need legal counsel that is up to the challenge. I am more than ready to face any challenge which comes your way. I take personal injury cases very personally. Whether you have suffered a minor fracture, or a life-threatening injury, I will aggressively fight to recover the maximum amount of damages to which you are entitled by law. Additionally, in most cases, I will handle your injury case on a contingency fee basis, which means that you won't pay any attorneys' fees unless I win your case. In other words, because I share the risk of your case with you, you can be sure that I will take your case just as personally as you do.