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As a Brooklyn resident, you know the borough is known for its culture, food, and iconic tourist attractions. Still, accidents can happen anywhere. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers can help you file a claim and hold the negligent party accountable, whether you were in a car accident or slipped on an icy sidewalk.

Injuries can leave you with significant physical, emotional, and financial losses. If you suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligent or intentional acts, you can pursue compensation. At Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani, our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn, NY, offer the guidance and support you need throughout this process. Contact us at 718-626-7730 to discuss your case.

What Are Personal Injury Claims?

When you suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence or malicious intent, you may have a personal injury case. At Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani, we represent a variety of personal injury cases and can help you determine if you have a case. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car and truck accidents have devastating aftereffects. In addition to initial property damage and medical costs, losses can be ongoing. Out of all five boroughs, Brooklyn has the highest rate of car accidents, with 32,788 taking place in just 2023. Our team at Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani will help investigate the accident, collect evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and pursue a personal injury claim. 

Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability cases take place when you suffer injuries on someone else’s property. In Brooklyn, property owners must keep their property reasonably safe. If they fail to do so, you can file a personal injury claim. 

Product Liability Accidents 

When manufacturers fail to ensure products are safe, it can lead to disaster. If you suffered an injury due to a product malfunction, you need skilled lawyers like our team at Pyrros, Serres, & Rupwani to combat the liable corporation’s legal team. 

Construction Site Accidents

Construction workers face safety hazards daily. While many use workers’ compensation as the primary remedy for worker injuries, a personal injury suit may also be is an additional option when you sue a third party or if an employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance. 

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Brooklyn NY

You trust doctors to keep you safe, but medical professionals can make mistakes. This negligence can lead to life-altering injuries or wrongful death. 

Determining Liability in Brooklyn Personal Injury Cases 

Building a successful personal injury case means establishing liability. At Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani, we are equipped to investigate, collect evidence, and build a case to establish liability. To prove negligence, we must prove: 

  • The liable party owed you a duty of care
  • The liable party breached the duty of care
  • That breach directly led to your accident
  • The accident directly caused your injuries 

What happens if you were partially to blame for the accident? New York is a pure comparative fault state. This means that as long as you aren’t 100% responsible, you can collect some compensation. However, the court will reduce your damages depending on your percentage of fault. For example, if you were going to recover $100,000, and they find you 20% responsible, you’ll only collect $80,000. 

In some cases, rather than holding an individual liable for an accident, you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit against New York City. In fact, 12,188 people made claims against New York City in 2022. The city paid $1.5 billion to settle these claims, which is the highest amount in history, according to the New York City Comptroller.

However, if you pursue action against the city, the claims process is different. You’ll start by filing a formal claim with the proper government agency, which you must do within 90 days of your accident. This gives you less time than other types of personal injury cases, so you should contact Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani as soon as possible. 

What Damages Can We Help You Recover in a Brooklyn Personal Injury Case?

In personal injury cases, our team will help you pursue all damages applicable to your case. This might include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages account for your calculable financial losses from the accident. This includes: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Cost of future medical treatments
  • Lost wages 
  • Cost of childcare, transportation, and other related expenses you wouldn’t have if it hadn’t been for the accident 

These damages are fairly simple to calculate, as you can use bills, pay stubs, and your transaction history. Our team at Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani has the experience required to calculate this accurately and efficiently. 

Non-Economic Damages

You can recover damages for your emotional suffering, too. Non-economic damages compensate you for intangible losses, such as: 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement or disability
  • Grief and loss of companionship 

Since these losses don’t have exact values attached to them like economic damages do, they can be more difficult to calculate. An experienced attorney at Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani can help you understand how to value them.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are applicable when the liable party causes your injury intentionally or commits gross negligence. These damages punish the guilty party rather than compensate you for particular losses.

Your total amount of damages will depend on the circumstances of your case. In New York, there is no cap on punitive damages. According to the New York Comptroller’s 2022 claims report, the following were the most costly types of personal injury cases: 

  • Medical malpractice 
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Accidents in schools
  • Police action

When Do You Need Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorneys?

Personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn can help if you’ve suffered injuries due to another’s negligent actions. However, they are particularly useful when you’ve suffered severe injuries, are unsure about liability, or are dealing with an uncooperative insurance company. In these cases, a lawyer from Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani can help. 

As Brooklyn personal injury lawyers, we will:

  • Offer a free case evaluation
  • Represent you in all negotiations with insurance companies
  • Investigate your accident and determine the value of your claim
  • Collect evidence to build your case
  • Protect your legal rights
  • Represent you if the case goes to trial

Work With Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers at Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani

If you’re unsure when to hire a personal injury lawyer, call our team at Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani. When you’re injured, we have your back and can explain your options.

At Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani, we work to protect our client’s rights and pursue maximum compensation for each case. Call 718-626-7730 today for a free case evaluation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you still have questions about personal injury cases in Brooklyn? Find more information below.

What Is New York’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases?

New York’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years from the date of your accident. You cannot file a claim past this date unless you were under 18 at the time of the accident or a doctor deems you of unsound mind.

What Is the First Step in Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

The first step in filing a personal injury claim is filing a complaint that identifies the liable party. Then, with the help of Brooklyn personal injury lawyers, you’ll file a summons, which notifies the liable party that you’re suing them. 

Which Court Handles Personal Injury Cases?

New York’s Supreme Court handles the majority of personal injury cases in the state. You can find Supreme Court courthouses in every county in New York. However, if you’re asking for less than $25,000, the Civil Court of the City of New York may handle your case.