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New York Recently passed the Child Victims Act. This important law extends the statute of limitations for child abuse victims and it opens a window for victims to bring claims. This window will not stay open long, though, so if you have been a victim of child sex abuse, you need to act fast. Call an attorney from our firm today to get the justice you deserve. Learn more about our experience helping victims of child sexual abuse.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you have suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of a person or business, you likely have many questions about your legal rights. At Edelman & Edelman, P.C., our attorneys have the knowledge and insight to answer all of your questions.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
The statute of limitations for many personal injury claims in New York is three years, but that time limit can be significantly shorter in certain situations, including when the case involves negligence by a government employee. Don’t wait until it is too late. Contact us right away to learn how long you have to file your personal injury claim.
What should I do after suffering a serious personal injury?
- Seek necessary medical attention;
- Call 911, whether you need police or an ambulance;
- Gather evidence and information, including photos of the injury/accident and names/contact information of any witnesses; and
- Contact one of our attorneys to learn your legal rights.
What should I NOT do after suffering a serious personal injury?
First, DO NOT forget to complete the four steps already mentioned:
- Get necessary medical help for your personal injury;
- Call 911;
- Gather evidence; and
- Contact an attorney.
In addition, you should never admit fault or speak to the other side, including the other party’s insurance company or their lawyer. They will use what you say against you, so have your own personal injury lawyer communicate on your behalf. Lastly, never accept a settlement offer for your injury without first discussing it with an attorney.
What are the most common causes of construction accidents?
Otherwise known as the “Fatal Four,” these few construction hazards cause well over half of all fatal construction accidents every year:
- Falls from heights;
- Hit/struck by objects;
- Caught-between/in accidents; and
What is New York's Scaffolding Law, and why is it important?
This law requires all property owners and general contractors to provide construction workers with proper safety equipment — including scaffolding — when work is being done to a building. If they fail to do this and a worker is injured, the owner or contractor will be legally liable. In many cases, this law provides injured construction workers with the most effective legal remedy.
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We Are Your Advocates
For over 65 years Edelman & Edelman, P.C., has been New York City’s premier law firm for representation in complex, negligence and civil litigation matters. Our attorneys continue to amass an impressive record of multimillion-dollar settlements and precedent-setting verdicts in cases ranging from scaffolding falls to wrongful conviction and incarceration.
Our firm is set apart by the level of knowledge and skill of our attorneys. Martin Edelman has long been known for his understanding of serious injuries and his ability to present a compelling case for damages even when the doctors’ diagnosis indicated no substantial damage. We diligently pursue all options in an effort to secure the best possible outcome on your behalf.
3 Reasons To Hire Us
We Go All In: With every case we accept, we put all of the firm’s resources behind our pursuit of a positive outcome. We are not afraid to spend whatever amount is necessary to present a winning case on your behalf.
We Hire The Best Experts: We do our homework and find the experts who are doing the most cutting-edge research on your type of injury. We regularly work with medical experts, scientists, people from academia and others.
We Know Our Opposition: In our sixty-five years in business, we have seen all the tactics opposing attorneys uses. We use proven strategies to match them and act swiftly to overcome any attempt to limit your compensation.