Personal Injury Attorney for Jamestown, New York

Personal Injury Attorney for Jamestown, New York

If you suffered an injury that someone else caused, they could be liable for your losses. You can pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more, and Campbell & Associates can help.

When you’re hurt, who you choose as your advocate matters – not only to the outcome of your case but also to how you feel about the process. Our personal injury attorney in Jamestown, New York, can offer you compassionate, personalized, and reliable legal representation.

We will fight for financial justice for you or your loved one. We have the knowledge, skills, and trial experience to get the job done. Call today at (716) 992-2222 or contact us online for a free consultation about how we can help.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?

You may have a personal injury claim if someone else’s negligent actions caused you physical injuries and financial losses. In general, negligence is the failure to exercise a reasonable level of care.

How negligence occurs varies depending on the type of accident that led to your injury. For example, negligent behaviors that could lead to a car accident include speeding, texting and driving, drinking and driving, or passing illegally. A slip and fall may be due to a negligent property owner’s failure to mend hazardous conditions on their property, which could include broken flooring, torn carpeting, or poor lighting.

Our personal injury lawyers in Jamestown, New York, can thoroughly investigate the cause of your injury. If it resulted from negligence, we will prove it and show that you deserve compensation.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Attorney Colin Campbell has over 30 years of courtroom experience. He is one of few attorneys in the United States to have achieved multiple seven-figure verdicts in several different areas of personal injury law. He and his team are well-versed in negligence claims.

We handle all types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents – Motor vehicle collisions can cause severe and fatal injuries, including broken bones, head injuries, brain injuries, and back and spinal cord injuries. We help accident victims pursue no-fault insurance compensation and take action against at-fault drivers. We have experience with car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck and bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, drunk driving collisions, and distracted driving crashes.
  • Slip and falls – According to the Department of Health, fall injuries are the leading cause of hospitalizations in New York State. If you were hurt in a slip and fall caused by negligent property conditions, you may have an injury claim based on premises liability.
  • Construction accidents – Because construction jobs expose workers to inherent dangers, like heights and heavy equipment, New York has complex labor laws to protect them. If you sustained a construction injury while working, we can help you understand your rights.
  • Workplace accidents – Most employers in New York must purchase workers’ compensation insurance for the benefit of their employees. Our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you file a claim for medical, wage, or death benefits if you or your loved one suffered an on-the-job injury.
  • Wrongful death – It can be helpful to think of a wrongful death claim as an opportunity to recover personal injury compensation a deceased party could have sought had they lived. Wrongful death compensation can also include money for surviving family members’ losses.

Campbell & Associates serves clients in Jamestown and surrounding Chautauqua County. We also have offices in Hamburg, Buffalo, and Fredonia-Dunkirk to assist clients across Western New York. Contact us today for a free consultation.

How to Seek Compensation for a Personal Injury in New York

Many personal injury cases begin with an insurance claim. Depending on the accident, this could be an insurance claim against a property owner’s insurer, a workers’ comp claim, or an auto insurance claim.

If a claim is a possibility, our law firm will work tirelessly to secure a full and fair settlement. However, if insurance is not an option or the insurance company refuses to offer what you deserve, we can pursue the money you need in civil court.

Keep in mind you do not have unlimited time to act, so the sooner you get started, the better. According to New York law, you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Another New York law allows you three years from the date of your loved one’s death to sue for wrongful death.

If the statutes of limitations expire, the court will likely refuse to hear your case, even if you have solid proof of negligence. In addition, if you cannot take legal action, it will significantly reduce your insurance bargaining power. You could be left with little to no compensation and no more options for recovering the money you need.

Car Insurance Claims and No-Fault Insurance

New York’s car insurance laws follow a no-fault model. Therefore, if your injuries occurred during a crash, you must first turn to your personal injury protection (PIP) policy for compensation, regardless of who caused the collision.

According to the New York State Department of Financial Services, drivers must have a minimum of $50,000 in PIP. You can only pursue compensation from an at-fault driver if you have a serious injury and expenses that exceed your no-fault policy limit.

Our personal injury lawyers can tell you more about New York’s auto insurance system and help you negotiate for a fair settlement with your insurer. If you qualify, we can help you with a liability claim or lawsuit against a liable party.

Recoverable Personal Injury Damages

Compensation for an injury will vary based on the insurance involved, the severity of the injury, the type of accident, and other factors. In general, we can help plaintiffs pursue awards for:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Wrongful death of a loved one
  • Household services
  • Vehicle and personal property damages

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Handle Your Case

Dealing with paperwork, deadlines, and insurance agents can be confusing and exhausting at the best of times. It can seem impossible when you also have an injury, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our team can take care of every detail of your case so you can focus on your health. We can:

  • Investigate your accident, including visiting the scene to take photographs and collect evidence
  • Obtain police reports, medical records, and other relevant documents
  • Locate and interview eyewitnesses
  • Track down available surveillance, cell phone, or dashcam video
  • Hire and consult with case experts
  • Prepare and file your insurance claims or lawsuits
  • Track and adhere to deadlines
  • Communicate with involved parties and aggressively negotiate for the maximum compensation possible
  • Protect your rights and defend you from bad-faith tactics
  • Represent you at trial if necessary

Contact Campbell & Associates for Free Personal Injury Consultation

Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Jamestown, New York, can help you get started down the road to financial recovery today with free consultation. We take cases on contingency, meaning you pay no attorney fees until we resolve your legal issue.

Call Campbell & Associates at (716) 992-2222 or complete our online form to find out more about how we can help you get the money you deserve.

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