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Being injured by someone else’s negligence puts you in the very challenging position of enduring steep losses while facing a difficult journey forward toward regaining your physical and emotional health and well-being. A personal injury claim can help you recover for your losses – in support of a favorable health outcome. Having the professional legal counsel of an experienced Syracuse personal injury attorney in your corner can make a significant difference in your ability to put this setback successfully behind you.

Your Claim

Personal injury claims take many different forms, but most fall into categories like the following:

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, and other traffic accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Accidents at work, including on construction sites
  • Slip and fall accidents and other forms of premises liability claims
  • Claims involving dangerous consumer products

The Other Party’s Negligence

Personal injury claims are based on negligence, and as such, every claim must include the following primary elements:

  • You were owed a duty of care, which means the other party had a responsibility for your safety. A prime example is the duty of care motorists owe one another.
  • The at-fault party didn’t live up to their personal responsibility.
  • The at-fault party’s negligence was the direct cause of the accident that left you injured.
  • You incurred legal damages as a result.

In your personal injury claim, you can seek compensation in several primary categories of loss that include all the following:

  • Medical bills that include expenses related to ongoing healthcare needs
  • Lost income, including losses related to career advancement and earning potential
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

Your focused personal injury attorney will carefully define your full range of losses to protect your rights and ensure your complete recovery.

Taking Swift Action

You have been injured in an accident that someone else caused, and your focus is on your recovery. In the meantime, however, your legal right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party is not without limits. The statute of limitations in New York is just three years from the date you were injured, which makes consulting with a savvy personal injury lawyer early on advised.


How can I prove the other person’s fault?

Proving the other party’s fault in your case will rest on the available evidence, and your skilled personal injury attorney will ably take on the critical task of compiling this evidence in a strong claim.

What can I do if I can’t afford a personal injury attorney?

Most reputable personal injury attorneys are paid on what is called contingency, which means their pay is based on case outcomes. If your claim isn’t ultimately successful, you won’t owe anything.

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Syracuse Personal Injury Attorney

The compassionate Syracuse personal injury attorneys at Steve Foley Law Firm dedicate their practice to fiercely advocating for advantageous outcomes that help their clients move well beyond the devastation they’ve experienced. For more information about what we can do for you, please don’t put off contacting us online or calling us at 716-249-2222 today.