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Personal Injury

Are you or a loved one a victim of any of the following?

Medical Malpractice | Nursing Home Abuse | Reputation Defamation | Traffic Accident

Personal Injury claims can also include:

  • Emotional Distress, Anxiety or Depression caused by a personal injury
  • Occupational Illnesses (ex. Mesothelioma, Deafness, Chest Diseases such as emphysema and chronic pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis or asthma)
  • Wrongful Death

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Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik Shkolnik LLP has taken multi-million dollar verdicts in both state and federal courts. Our attorneys represent individuals and their families for injuries and deaths resulting from “slip and falls” to motor vehicle accidents caused by driver negligence or poor road maintenance or design to construction accidents due to inadequate safety equipment or supervision.

General negligence

General negligence injuries refer to injuries caused by negligence of a person or company that cannot be classified under another type of personal injury such as medical malpractice or nursing home abuse. Because general negligence injury cases are very complex, it is important that you do not hesitate to find a personal injury law firm that can help you through the process of filing a claim and seeing it through to its resolution. Finding a personal injury firm as soon as possible after your injury or the death of a family member is the best way to ensure that your rights are protected.

There are many examples of injuries that can be categorized as general negligence injuries. These injuries include dog bites, drowning, and situations that occur due to negligent security or negligent supervision. Dog bite cases can be complex depending on the severity of the injury sustained. Dog bite injury claims can take into account medical bills, lost wages, the costs of future plastic surgery and other medical care, pain and suffering, and mental health counseling should the victim develop a need for it. Drowning and near-drowning are often the result of negligence. These accidents can happen at public swimming pools, bodies of water offering public access, private swimming pools, water parks, and hotel pools.

Negligent security on the premises of a private or public place can lead to many types of accidents and injuries, and may even lead to wrongful death. Some examples of negligent security include unsecured rental properties, failure to respond to a request for help, lack of proper warnings or fencing at work sites, poor lighting in parking lots and garages, and negligent security at train stations and bus terminals. Negligent supervision is when an employer does not provide the supervision needed to make sure that employees follow the rules of the company. This can result in injuries or deaths if an employee becomes menacing and physically harms colleagues or supervisors.

While it is impossible to predict how much a general negligence injury claim is worth, there are many things to consider when determining how much you could recover for your injury. There is a possibility of collecting compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and present and future disability. Only an experienced attorney can help you determine if your claim has merit and, if so, how much you could recover.

If you are the victim of a general negligence injury, it is important to find an experienced attorney at a personal injury firm. The defendant’s attorneys may try to get you to settle for way less than you deserve or use complicated legal terminology and concepts to confuse you and try to convince you to give up your rights. Don’t discuss your case without having an experienced legal representative to advise you. Here at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP, we have the experience and skills necessary to represent you in general negligence injury cases. We can handle dog bite cases, drowning cases, and cases involving negligent security or negligent supervision so that you have a chance to get compensation for your injury.