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Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer from Powers & Santola

Serious injuries change lives – not only the life of the injured person but his or her family members as well. At Powers & Santola, LLP, we know how the recovery from a personal injury can be slow, painful and costly. If you were harmed by another’s negligence, you need a personal injury lawyer what will be able to help you get through this challenging period and recover the compensation you are due.

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Since 1987, our attorneys have provided skillful legal guidance and aggressive representation to personal injury victims and their families in Albany, Syracuse and communities throughout New York.

Our mission is to pursue full and fair compensation for the injuries our clients have suffered due to the actions of negligent doctors, construction site owners, drivers and others.

If you believe that you or a loved one was hurt due to another’s wrongful conduct, call or reach us online today. Our consultations are always free.

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Case?

When we provide a consultation about your case, we will answer all of your questions and learn more about what happened to you or your family member.

In particular, we will focus on whether your case contains the four basic elements of a personal injury claim:

To be liable to you, a person, company or government agency must owe a duty of care to you. For instance, New York’s “Scaffold Law” places a duty on construction site owners, contractors and their agents to ensure the safety of workers who operate in a location, or in a manner, where they could fall from one level to another.

You must show that a party failed to fulfill the duty of care owed to you. For example, a doctor may have breached a duty of care owed to you as a patient if the doctor failed to order proper tests based on your symptoms (causing your cancer to go undiagnosed).

You must also establish that a party’s negligence – whether actions or failure to act – caused harm to you. For example, if a driver had not been recklessly texting while driving, the driver would not have crossed the center line and struck your vehicle

Finally, you must show that you suffered actual harm as the result of the party’s conduct such as severe bodily injuries that required you to stay in a hospital for a prolonged period and to miss time at your job.

At Powers & Santola, LLP, a personal injury lawyer will provide a frank assessment of your case. We limit the number of personal injury claims we handle. Doing so allows us to work closely with each client and thoroughly prepare each case.

To learn more about the steps that are involved in pursuing a personal injury lawsuit in New York, please see our Timeline. You can also check out our section, Do I Have a Case?

What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Recover in New York?

Our goal at Powers & Santola, LLP, is to make a fundamental difference in each client’s life. We know how difficult it can be to suffer from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage or severe burns due to the careless or reckless acts of another.

We work tirelessly to pursue the compensation that our clients deserve, including:

We work tirelessly to pursue the compensation that our clients deserve, including:
Medical expenses
Medical expenses – We can review your medical records and consult with experts to determine and pursue your past and future medical costs, including emergency care, operations, hospitalization, medication, assistive devices and rehabilitation.
Lost income
Lost income – We will seek a recovery that reflects the wages you have lost to date and will lose in the future due to your diminished ability to earn a living as a result of your injuries.
Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering – We will strive to recover compensation for your physical pain, disfigurement and emotional suffering, including the loss of your enjoyment of life.
Loss of consortium
Loss of consortium – We can also seek to hold the at-fault party responsible for the harm done to your relationship with your spouse
Punitive damages
Punitive damages – In addition to compensatory damages, a party who injured you by engaging in intentionally harmful or willfully or wantonly negligent or reckless actions can be held liable for punitive damages as well. 

New York follows a doctrine of pure comparative fault. This means that your recovery in a personal injury claim can be reduced according to the percentage of fault assigned to you. If the other party in your case claims that you were at fault for your injuries, we will be ready to answer.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, please see our Wrongful Death section to learn more about your rights and the damages that can be pursued in those cases.

Cases Our Personal Injury Lawyers Handle in Albany and Syracuse, NY

The attorneys at Powers & Santola, LLP, focus primarily on three areas of law:

Due to our legal skill, experience and resources, we can handle personal injury cases in a wide range of other areas, including:

Nursing home abuse and neglect
Premises liability
Defective products

Get Help Today from Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Albany & Syracuse

When we accept a personal injury case at Powers & Santola, LLP, our attorneys look at the big picture. We consider your current medical needs, your anticipated rehabilitation and vocational retraining and your physical and medical needs far into the future.

We understand the effects that serious injuries can have on victims and families as well as the long-term costs associated with treating the injuries. We don’t settle for less than our clients need and deserve.

This dedication to our clients’ interests has allowed us to recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for people who have suffered injuries in Albany, Syracuse and throughout New York.

To learn more, contact us today and receive a free consultation about your case.