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Aaron C. Bock, Esq.
Daniel R. Tota, Esq.
Albert J. Durante, Esq.
Melissa A. D'Ippolito, Esq.
Christine M. Murphy, Esq.
Robert J. Hoffman, Esq. Of-Counsel
Ingrid E. O'Sullivan, Esq. Of-Counsel
Angelo G. MacDonald, Esq. Of-Counsel
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2000 Maple Hill Street, Suite 206, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Yorktown Heights Personal Injury Lawyer

Representing the Injured for Over 100 Years

If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a skilled representative from our firm. At Durante, Bock & Tota, PLLC we have the skill and experience that you need in your personal injury case in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case in court. We will be able to assist you in all of the following ways:

Car Accidents
Auto accidents cause serious injuries and some resulted in wrongful death. If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another person, then you may be able to collect monetary compensation for your injuries.

Truck Accidents
A large portion of motor vehicle accidents in New York can be attributed to the negligence of truck drivers. Rollovers, underride accidents and jackknife accidents are common truck accidents that can occur when a driver is tired, distracted, or simply negligent.

Motorcycle Accidents
In New York, there are thousands of motorcycle accidents reported to the police each year. The injuries incurred in these kinds of accidents can be catastrophic if not deadly. Make sure you are fairly compensated.

Slip & Fall
The most common claims in premises liability lawsuits are slip and fall accidents. These occur when an individual negligently leaves obstacles or does not remove obstacles or other tripping hazards from premises.

Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury is one that will afflict or impair an individual for the rest of their life. Examples can include brain injuries, amputation injuries and others. Causes may include car accidents, slip and fall accidents and many others.

Wrongful Death
When an accident caused by the negligence or malicious acts of another result in the death, or injuries that lead to death of another individual, the victim is said to have been the victim of wrongful death. In these cases the family of the victim may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent individual or entity.

Negligence is defined as a lack of reasonable care. This means that any accident that is caused by negligence could be avoided with a little more care on the part of the individual at fault.

Construction sites provide many opportunities for work and employment throughout the United States, however there are many cases where employees will act negligently and cause serious accidents and injuries to other coworkers.

Medical Malpractice
Doctors, surgeons, hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical professionals / providers are held to a high standard of excellence. When these individuals or entities are neligent, innocent people get hurt or, in the worst cases, lose their lives. Our lawyers are strong advocates for medical malpractice victims.

Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

Hiring an attorney to get compensation after an injury helps to ensure that you are getting full and fair compensation for every element of your injury. There is so much at stake when you are facing an accident injury. Whether your injuries are temporary, permanent, life-threatening, or moderate, a Yorktown Heights personal injury attorney can help you and your family fight for a settlement that will help you to avoid financial turmoil as a result of your injuries, pain and suffering.

What Can I Be Compensated For?

In general, personal injury settlements should cover economic and non-ecomonic damages.

  • Economic damages are the hard costs that can proven easily with bills and receipts. Costs such as medical bills, property damage, and lost income due to missing work.
  • Non-economic damages include your pain and suffering. It can be difficult to assign a dollar value to emotional and psychological damages from an accident.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

According to the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules section 214, there is a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases. This means you have three years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to recover compensation. There are some exceptions to this three-year rule including,

  • If an injury victim is a minor at the time of injury, they have three years from the date of their 18th birthday to file a claim

  • If an individual is found legally mentally incapacitated at the time of injury, they have three years from the date of their mental recovery to file

New York does allow other exceptions, allowing people to extend the statute of limitations depending on what kind of personal injury claim they are filing and the specifics of their case. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can let you know if you qualify for any exceptions.

Get a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney on Your Side Today

If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another or if your loved one has been the victim of wrongful death then you may be able to collect money damages. A Yorktown Heights personal injury attorney from our firm will be able to provide you with the skillful and experienced representation that you will need on your side in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case in court. Contact our firm today to discuss your case and how our firm can help you.

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