Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer
As the most populous borough in New York City, Brooklyn sees more than its share of car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other causes of personal injury and wrongful death. Brooklyn personal injury lawyer John Giuffré has seen more than his share of personal injury cases as well. If you’ve been hurt because of the negligence of another, Giuffré Law Offices in Brooklyn will take care of you, treat you well, and help you get a positive outcome in your personal injury matter.
Types of personal injury cases we handle
With over 30 years in legal practice, we’ve seen and done all sorts of accident and injury cases in New York. We provide practical advice and helpful assistance across a wide range of personal injury matters, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Scooter Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Slip, Trip and Fall
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Negligence in Nursing Homes
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Insurance companies try to avoid liability or limit their payout
Insurance companies make money collecting premiums; they lose money paying claims. That’s why they hire adjusters to make a claim seem worth as little as possible. They’ll also hire lawyers to get out of liability altogether. One common approach is to argue that your own negligence caused the accident or contributed to your injuries. For every percentage point of blame they can lay off on you, that’s one less percentage of money damages they’ll be forced to pay you. Here are some typical examples of ways they’ll try to make an accident seem like your fault:
- They’ll say a driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
- They’ll say a motorcycle rider wasn’t wearing a helmet.
- They’ll say a driver was to blame for hanging out in a trucker’s blind spots.
- They’ll say a bicyclist failed to ride visibly and signal intentions.
- They’ll say a pedestrian didn’t obey traffic signals or crossed outside of a designated crosswalk.
- They’ll say a patient didn’t follow doctor’s orders or accurately disclose medical history.
- They’ll say a slip or trip and fall victim wasn’t watching where he or she was going.
If you don’t fight allegations like these with the proper legal and factual arguments, you can lose some or all of the compensation that is due to you from a negligent driver, doctor or property owner.
Insurance companies also commonly dispute your injuries, claiming your injuries are exaggerated or were caused by some other event. We’ll make sure you aren’t unfairly tagged with any blame that doesn’t belong to you and that your injuries and other damages are well-documented and supported with evidence.
How Giuffré Law Offices can help
Any personal injury attorney will tell you that insurance company settlement offers are much lower when they are dealing with people who don’t have legal representation. They get away with it because the average person doesn’t know how much their case is worth, and insurance claims adjusters are trained experts when it comes to making their offer sound like the final, best offer. They are also experts at getting you to make incriminating or inconsistent statements that hurt your case, and they’ll soon have you over a barrel, stuck accepting whatever they decide to offer.
As an experienced personal injury attorney, John Giuffré and the Giuffré Law Team carefully investigates and evaluates your case from the start and puts in the hard work necessary to prepare your case for a strong settlement. When the timing is right, we have the facts on our side to support a fair and reasonable settlement that meets your needs and reflects the true value of your case.
John Giuffré is a successful trial lawyer who has effectively tried numerous cases, including complex medical malpractice and wrongful death matters. We’ll be prepared to put your case before a jury and let them decide how much your case is worth. The insurance companies know this about us, making them more likely to settle than go to court. We only go to court when we need to, and most cases settle, but our background and experience helps us get top-dollar for our Brooklyn personal injury clients.
Giuffré Law Offices in Brooklyn, Ready to Work for You
Come see us at our office on Court Street in downtown Brooklyn. If you can’t make it to our office, we’ll arrange to come to you, whether you are laid up in the hospital or convalescing at home. Our staff speaks English, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. We serve all of Brooklyn, from Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay to Bed-Stuy and Bushwick. Your consultation is free, and we only charge a fee once we are successful recovering compensation for you, so call today at 516-802-9912, and let us help you get the compensation you deserve after your Brooklyn personal injury.