Peekskill, New York
Peekskill is a city covering around 5.5 square miles located on the east side of the Hudson River in New York with scenic views. Its population is about 24,111. It is a short ride from the United States Military Academy at West Point and around 41 miles from Grand Central Station. Over the past several years, many cultural highlights in the city have been renovated, including the magnificent Paramount Center For The Fine Arts, which was beautifully restored. By the train station is a park where the public gathers for fireworks on Independence Day. Roads that serve Peekskill include Main Street, Smith Street, Longview Avenue, John Walsh Boulevard, Albany Post Road, Louisa Street, and Highland Avenue. U.S. 9 also serves the city. At the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, our experienced Peekskill personal injury lawyers pride ourselves on providing personalized, hands-on attention to each of our clients. We know that it’s difficult to envision spending money to consult a lawyer after a serious accident, and so our firm offers a free initial consultation to all prospective clients.Personal Injury Lawsuit Representation in Peekskill
To establish your right to recover damages, we will need to prove liability. In most cases, this requires us to prove negligence. Practically speaking, this means we’ll have to gather evidence to show the defendant owed you a duty to use reasonable care, he breached the duty to use reasonable care, actual or proximate causation, and actual damages. The particular circumstances of your case will dictate what the duty of care was, and whether it was breached. Generally, however, all drivers owe a duty to use reasonable care to avoid injuring others with whom they share the road.
In many cases, defendants and their insurers try to point back at the plaintiff to assert that he or she was negligent and contributed to the accident that resulted in injuries. New York courts follow the doctrine of comparative negligence, under which your damages will be reduced by an amount proportionate to your degree of fault, if any. For instance, if a jury determined your damages in a truck accident case were $200,000, but you were 25% responsible for the collision because you were speeding on U.S. 9 and wound up in a fatigued truck driver’s blind spot, you may be responsible for $50,000 of your own damages. We would work to hold accountable all other responsible parties, not only the truck driver but also perhaps the trucking company, loading company, mechanic, and other drivers.Construction Accidents
Special labor laws provide protection to Peekskill construction workers after a construction accident. For instance, under Section 240(1), also called “Scaffold Law,” workers are given the right to hold the owner or general contractor 100% responsible for damages even if a plaintiff contributed in part to a gravity-related accident. Falls from a ladder or the collapse of scaffold boards that result in a construction worker falling and injuring himself or herself are protected under this law. Likewise, the law protects workers where an object falls on them because it is not secured. Other avenues for relief may be found through Labor Law 200 and Labor Law 241(6). Every case is different, making it imperative to consult knowledgeable counsel.Call a Seasoned Peekskill Personal Injury Lawyer
You can gain an advantage by retaining counsel that is familiar with the judges, insurers, and defense attorneys that practice in Peekskill. Often when a lawyer becomes known for taking cases to trial, his cases settle more quickly and fairly because litigation is very expensive, and insurance companies are more eager for a speedy resolution when they know, from his past record, a plaintiff’s attorney is not bluffing about going to trial. If you become our client at the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, we will pride ourselves on providing personal legal representation and we will keep you fully apprised of your case status until it is resolved. Please contact Mark A. Siesel at (914) 428-7386 or complete our online form for a free initial consultation and dedicated legal representation.