Tannenbaum, Bellantone & Silver P.C. is a law firm that limits its practice to the representation of injured and sick clients in personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home, construction accident, military malpractice, automobile accidents, and premise liability litigation. Our firm is trial counsel to many well known and respected firms throughout the metropolitan area. We have a long and successful track record in our areas of practice.
We work with recognized doctors, certified industrial hygienists, pharmacologists, physical therapists, economists, vocational specialists, life care planners, accident reconstructionist, and other experts to maximize the value of your case.
To better serve the needs of our clients and to assure proper attention to every case, we limit our practice to the representation of seriously injured people. If you are unable to meet with us at our offices, we will be pleased to meet with you at a convenient location. Please feel free to contact us to obtain an evaluation of your case. One of our attorneys will promptly respond to your inquiry.
A personal injury case can be filed when an injury causes harm to you or a loved one physically, mentally, or emotionally. The lawsuit will be filed against the person or entity that has caused your injury. These injuries can be due to negligence, reckless conduct, or intentional misconduct. In a personal injury case, the damages you incur may include but are not limited to, medical bills, pain and or suffering, and a diminished quality of life. When filing for personal injury, you (as in the plaintiff) will have a limited amount of time to submit your lawsuit. This is what we call the statute of limitations. This amount of time is usually determined by when the injury occurred, or when you have noticed the injury. During this time you must seek out a trustworthy attorney to begin the process.
If you or someone you love has fallen victim to personal injury and would like to work on a case to compensate you for your damages, our firm can help!
Common forms of personal injury:
While a person can be affected by personal injury in a variety of different ways, the most common incidents include:
Slips and Falls.
How do these cases work?
No two personal injury cases are the same. Every injury is different, and the damages incurred may vary, but there are standard steps that we base most claims off to ensure the big picture is met. These include:
The defendant has done something to harm or injure the plaintiff.
The plaintiff has determined that the defendant has breached some type of legal duty.
Settlement Talk Occurs.
Having the assistance of an experienced professional during times like these is essential. At Tannenbaum, Bellantone & Silver, P.C our attorneys can help you understand the facts surrounding your case, the processes that come along with personal injury, and the laws that coincide. If you, or a loved one, have been impacted by an accident, you are liable for compensation. Let our firm help you give you the support you deserve, contact us today!
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Understanding Construction Accident Cases
If you don’t work in the construction business, you may not realize the dangers that come along with being a construction worker. Despite safety procedures and laws being in place to protect construction workers, construction is one of the most dangerous professions. When things go awry on a worksite, the results can be devastating physically, emotionally, and financially. At Tannenbaum, Bellantone, & Silver, P.C., we take construction accident cases very seriously and are here to help you through this complicated endeavor. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a construction accident, our firm would like to help you understand these cases.
Construction is an extremely hazardous profession. Any slip-up can lead to irreparable damage. If you were injured while working, you may be entitled to some form of compensation. Construction accident cases can land anywhere on the legal spectrum. Here is a small list of injuries and accidents that can occur on a construction site and lead to a claim:
Work Vehicle Accidents.
Workers’ compensation may not be enough when you have suffered a devastating injury. It is a tough decision to file a lawsuit for you and your family, but it may be necessary to protect you from financial hardship. Suppose your employer does not provide workers compensation insurance, or you suffer a severe injury due to the negligence of someone else. In that case, it is a good idea to explore your legal options. Here are some circumstances where you have the right to file a lawsuit:
The employer violated safety rules in place to protect workers.
Your injury was caused by an individual outside of your company, such as a property owner or subcontractor.
A defective product led to your injury.
You were hurt in a motor vehicle accident.
Working With a Personal Injury Attorney
Our team of experienced construction accident lawyers will evaluate your case and determine which parties are liable, then seek compensation from them. Many construction accident cases can be resolved through negotiations with your employer or the negligent party’s insurance companies. However, if insurance does not make a reasonable offer, your case can be tried in court.
Lawsuits for Construction Accidents
After a construction accident, personal injury lawsuits usually follow. You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits no matter who was at fault, but if another party is responsible for your injury, you may be entitled to additional compensation. In order to proceed with your claim, we will need to determine who was at fault. Employers often try to shift the blame onto their employees to avoid being held liable. Personal injury lawsuits stemming from construction injuries rely on proving negligence. To prove negligence, your lawyer will have to show that:
The defendant owed the victim a duty of care and breached that duty.
This breach led to the victim’s injury.
The victim’s injury resulted in damages.
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An injury on the construction site can affect almost every aspect of you and your family’s life. These injuries can lead to lifelong, irreparable damage. If you succeed in your lawsuit, you can collect compensation for all losses stemming from the defendant’s negligence or wrongdoing. These financial losses are referred to as damages. In most cases, you can potentially recover the following damages:
Pain and suffering, including mental anguish.
Recovery of lost wages.
Reimbursement for accrued medical bills.
Loss of companionship.
Lost enjoyment of life.
Punitive damages are not a typical option. When the defendant’s conduct is especially abhorrent, and the court wishes to punish this behavior, punitive damages become available. In order to achieve the compensation you deserve, you want to work with an experienced team that specializes in these cases.
Have you recently been involved in a car accident? Are you wondering what sort of legal action you should now be taking? At Tannenbaum, Bellantone, & Silver P.C., we have the answers for you. Our expert attorney team is well-versed in this area and can help you receive the damages you are entitled to after an accident. Please continue reading to learn more about the common injury claims made in a car accident lawsuit.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Before we dive into the claims that are typically made during a car accident lawsuit, our team would like to discuss some of the common injuries that people are faced with after this type of incident. In many cases, these injuries will require medical attention, and the expenses needed to cover them can be recouped with a lawsuit. If you find yourself dealing with any of the below, consider reaching out to our team right away:
Soft tissue injuries.
Scrapes and cuts.
Bone fractures and breaks.
Questions Regarding These Injuries
When you’ve decided to move forward with a lawsuit, you need to be ready for the defense team to question your claims. Even if your injuries are valid, and the defendant is at fault for the accident, the opposing legal team will be doing everything in their power to limit the amount of money their client will have to pay. Fortunately, when you work with us here at Tannenbaum, Bellantone, & Silver P.C., you’ll be well equipped to handle this situation. Some of the questions regarding your injuries that will be thrown at you may include the following:
Were you wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident?
What area of the car was hit?
Was your body facing straight ahead when the accident occurred?
Was it a low-speed or high-speed collision?
Did the vehicle have airbags?
The most common injury claim made after someone has been in a car accident is for out-of-pocket expenses. When you’re injured, insurance companies pick up a brunt of the costs that come with the accident. However, in all likelihood, not all of the prices will be covered by your plan. The out-of-pocket expenses you’re expected to pay can quickly add up and put a financial strain on your situation. Our team at Tannenbaum, Bellantone, & Silver P.C. can help prevent that from happening. We’ll help create a record of all of your expenses that can be easily presented to the court, allowing a fair ruling to be made.
Pain And Suffering
Although this is more difficult to calculate than out-of-pocket expenses, another claim that can be made to help keep you financially protected is pain and suffering. Pain and suffering refers to both the physical and emotional strain that comes with being involved in a car accident. When a person becomes badly injured in a car accident, they’ll likely receive damages for this injury’s treatment and rehabilitation. However, when claiming pain and suffering, it takes it one step further. The plaintiffs can also receive damages based on the emotional stress the injury has placed upon them, in addition to the previously mentioned medical costs.
Calculating Pain And Suffering
Unlike with out-of-pocket expenses, the calculation for pain and suffering is not very straightforward. A lot of various factors go into coming to the final payment number. Below are just some of what goes into calculating the pain and suffering amount:
The severity of the injury.
Expected recovery time of the injury.
Whether or not the effects of the injury will permanently linger.
Schedule A Consultation
At Tannenbaum, Bellantone, & Silver P.C., our legal team works diligently to collect the highest amount of damages possible in every case. If you’ve recently been in a car accident, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Contact our team today and schedule the consultation needed to get this process started.