1. What personal injury cases does your law firm handle?
2. What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
3. What damages can I collect as a result of my personal injury?
4. What issues will I face in making a personal injury claim for injuries sustained in an automobile accident?
5. If I slip and fall at a business, is the owner of the business legally responsible for my injuries?
6. How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
7. Why do I need a lawyer to represent me in my personal injury case?

1. What personal injury cases does your law firm handle?
Our firm helps those that have been injured, period. Below are examples of common injuries and types of litigations that our lawyers frequently advocate on behalf of our clients:

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2. What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
Personal injury claims must be brought within three (3) years of the date of the injury. A cause of action for wrongful death accrues on the date of death and must be filed within two years of that date. Exceptions may apply as all cases are unique, especially depending on the state and other factors. We suggest contacting our offices at 800-400-8182 so that we may get a better understanding of your claim.

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3. What damages can I collect as a result of my personal injury?
Compensation, or damages, awarded in personal injury claims vary based upon the type of injury and cause. The amounts can range from favorable settlements to jury verdicts, and our firm has experience in obtaining compensation as quick as possible for our clients. The most commons forms of compensation include payment for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Property Damage
  • Lost Wages
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Physical Disability
  • Mental Disability
  • Pain & Suffering

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4. What issues will I face in making a personal injury claim for injuries sustained in an automobile accident?
A claim for injuries sustained in an automobile accident is usually based upon carelessness or negligence. In worse case scenarios, it is based on an intentional or reckless act. The issues that typically arise in a tort claim after an automobile accident, for example, are the following:

  • Liability – who is at fault and to what degree
  • Damages – injuries or losses that were caused by the accident
  • Insurance Coverage – what the insurance company will pay for after an accident

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5. If I slip and fall at a business, is the owner of the business legally responsible for my injuries?
Typically, it is the duty of an owner to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of the premises and to warn a visitor of any known dangerous conditions. It is the responsibility of your experienced personal injury attorney to gather the relevant facts and to know the applicable legal principles in order to determine if the owner should be held liable for the injuries caused in a fall.

Every claim carries unique circumstances that should be discussed confidentially with a lawyer. You may reach our offices at 800-400-8182 to discuss your claim confidentially and at no charge.

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6. How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
The first requirement of a personal injury case is that you or someone you know must have suffered an injury to your/their body or property. Second, your injury must have been the result of someone else’s negligence or fault. It is not always necessary to have a physical injury to bring a personal injury lawsuit, however. Lawsuits may be based on a variety of nonphysical losses as well. Contact Oshman & Mirisola, LLP today to discuss your situation and determine if you have a personal injury case.

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7. Why do I need a lawyer to represent me in my personal injury case?
Your lawyer’s focus is obtaining the maximum damages for you, consistent with the nature of your injuries and losses. A lawyer represents you to protect your interests and guides your case through the legal pitfalls that come with filing a personal injury case. Additionally, a lawyer can investigate all sources of recovery and ensure that your medical expenses are submitted to the proper source for payment.

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