Orange County is in Southeastern New York State. As of 2010, Orange County had a population of 372,813. Founded in 1683, and named after the Prince of Orange, Orange County has a rich history. Just 50 miles from New York City, Orange County is a popular weekend travel destination, home to West Point and the Storm King Art Center. It is a hot spot for Orange County personal injury accidents.
Help of an Orange County Personal Injury Attorney
Accidents that result in personal injuries can happen anywhere, including in Orange County, New York. Serious personal injuries have devastating consequences. Many victims of personal injuries suffer spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, severe burns, and organ damage. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious Orange County personal injury due to another person’s negligence, you need to contact an experienced lawyer.
At Michael LoGiudice, LLP, we fight hard for the rights of Orange County personal injury victims. We understand that, in most cases, personal injury victims suffer from extensive financial burdens. For example, a person who suffers a spinal cord injury that results in quadriplegia will need over at least one million dollars to pay for their living expenses.
Coping with a devastating injury can also cause severe, long-lasting emotional pain and suffering. We use our personal injury knowledge to fight hard so our clients can receive the compensation they deserve. We’ve recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Contact our experienced law firm today to schedule your initial consultation.
Common Personal Injuries in Orange County
At Michael LoGiudice, LLP., we have decades of experience fighting for Orange County clients who have suffered severe personal injuries. Accidents can happen to anyone and often result in expensive medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Our experienced legal team has represented clients in all of the following types of personal injury claims:
- Car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Work-related personal injuries
- Defective drugs
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Asbestos exposure
- Defective products
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Aviation accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Train accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Sexual abuse
- Wrongful death
Recovering Damages in an Orange County Personal Injury Lawsuit
In New York, successful personal injury plaintiffs can recover special damages and general damages. Special damages refer to economic damages or damages that compensate the victim for their financial losses caused by personal injury. Special damages also include the following:
- Rehabilitation costs
- Medical bills
- Prescription costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- In-home care expenses
- Property damage
- Childcare expenses
- Transportation expenses
- Medical equipment
- Lost past and future wages
Successful Orange County personal injury plaintiffs are also entitled to general damages. Quantifying general damages can be challenging. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you consider which general damages apply to your case. At Michael LoGiudice, LLP, we can help you create a fair and accurate general damages amount. General damages are non-economic and provide compensation for damages that do not have an immediate value or cost, including the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Lost opportunities
- Loss of consortium
- Long-term disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
When a defendant acts extremely egregiously or recklessly, New York courts may impose punitive damages. Courts award punitive damages to punish the defendant for terrible conduct. There is no guaranteed amount of damages when it comes to personal injuries, but the skilled lawyers at Michael LoGiudice, LLP, can help determine the value of your personal injury case.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in New York
Statute of limitations refers to the period in which you must bring a lawsuit. The statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is three years. In other words, you have three years from the date of your injury to file your claim.
When a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional causes your injuries, you have two and a half years to file your medical malpractice lawsuit. There are several exceptions to this statute of limitations. Personal injury lawsuits are often extremely complex. The more time your lawyer has to prepare your case, the better your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries.
The Benefits of Hiring Michael LoGiudice, LLP
At Michael LoGiudice, LLP, we offer our clients a superb level of skill and customer service. When you choose to work with our team, you will not have to pay any attorneys’ fees unless we win you financial compensation. We provide quick communication with our clients and answer calls promptly.
Our legal team understands how traumatic it can be to suffer a serious personal injury. That’s why we always value our clients’ time. We listen carefully to our clients and provide straightforward, honest answers to their questions. We ensure that we conduct a thorough investigation of our clients’ cases and fight hard for their right to compensation for their injuries.
Contact Our Orange County Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you’ve suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation from a lawsuit. We fight hard for our clients to recover all of the damages caused by their incident, including the costs of their pain and suffering. In many cases, we can procure a settlement through insurance. When insurance settlements aren’t possible, attorney Michael LoGiudice will use his skills to litigate your case. Contact Michael LoGiudice, LLP today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced lawyers.