New York Personal Injury Attorney
Sykes & Associates is committed to obtaining justice and compensation for our injured clients. We have a reputation for success in all types of injury cases. “Personal Injury” is a broad term, encompassing a wide variety of accidents. Our breadth of experience enables us to provide superior representation for people injured in the following types of accidents:
1. Auto Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can be devastating. They lead to various serious injuries that can burden you with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and chronic pain and suffering. The experienced auto accident attorneys at Sykes and Associates, handle all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, train, and bus accidents.
2. Bicycle Accidents
Bicycles share the roads with all other motor vehicles. In that regard, cyclists are at a disadvantage. Bicycles are hard to see, hard to follow, and offer the operator no protection in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle. If a bike was to get into a collision with a truck, car, or bus, the results could be devastating for the cyclist.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you should contact an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and lost wages through the driver’s no-fault insurance policy, if the accident involved a motor vehicle. If you were injured because of poor road conditions or design, the municipality responsible for the maintenance of the road could be held liable.
Sykes & Associates has years of experience handling bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles. Contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation.
3. Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and Falls may not seem like a serious form of accident or trauma. But, slip and fall accidents kill thousands of people every year, and injure hundreds of thousands more. In fact, slips, trips, and falls are the second leading cause of accidental death, second to motor vehicle collisions, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They cause 15 percent of all accidental fatalities, and millions of serious injuries such as bone fractures, torn ligaments, traumatic brain injuries, contusions, lacerations, spinal cord injuries, and serious sprains.
At Sykes & Associates, our slip & fall lawyers have successfully represented a number of clients with their slip and fall cases. We can provide you with top-tier representation and secure compensation for your injury.
4. Pedestrian Accidents
Injuries to pedestrians are among the top 10 leading causes of injury related hospital admissions and death for almost all age groups in New York State. Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on the state’s roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the hospital annually.
Pedestrian accidents have the potential to cause death and catastrophic injury to the pedestrian, even when they involve a vehicle traveling at low speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that even cars traveling at less than 20 miles per hour can kill or seriously injure pedestrians. As speed increases, pedestrian accidents become exponentially more dangerous. If you were injured by a vehicle while crossing the street, walking on the sidewalk or along the side of the road, you may have the right to financial recovery from the responsible party. The pedestrian accident lawyers at Sykes & Associates can help you recover the maximum compensation to which you are entitled for injuries sustained from a pedestrian accident.
Federal, State, and New York City laws forbid workplace discrimination on the basis of protected categories. Discrimination in the workplace occurs when employees are unfairly treated or harassed in matters concerning hiring, promotions, compensation, layoffs, or forced retirement. Discrimination can also lead to a wrongful termination and a hostile work environment. If you believe you have a claim for workplace discrimination, please contact Sykes & Associates today for a free initial consultation.
6. Civil Rights Violations
Not all personal injury cases involve the obvious long-term physical damage or impairment. Some injuries involve damage to one’s constitutional/civil rights as a result of—e.g.—police excessive force, false imprisonment or illegal search and seizure. If you are a victim of police brutality or an illegal search and seizure, contact Sykes & Associates. We can file a claim for compensatory damage on your behalf, under state and federal statutes.
7. Construction Accidents
Working on a construction site comes with many inherent risks and dangers, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve compensation if you were injured due to a negligent coworker or employer.
There are regulations in place, designed to keep workers like you safe. Unfortunately, regulations are often ignored or ineffective—as of course—demonstrated by your injury. But, you don’t have to face such injustice! If you have been injured on a construction site, in addition to your physical injuries you likely will be dealing with a heavy financial burden due to lost wages and mounting medical expenses. When such injuries are the fault of another party, however, you should not be left to face that burden alone. The attorneys at Sykes & Associates understand the severity of these consequences and are prepared to help you obtain maximum compensation for your losses.
8. Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can occur in many ways. When a doctor or medical care provider fails to provide an acceptable standard of care or deviates from the acceptable norms, thus causing injury to the patient, a medical malpractice lawsuit becomes necessary to seek redress and compensation.
From a missed or wrong diagnosis to wrongful death, the team at Sykes & Associates can help you seek the justice and guide you through every step of your claim.
9. Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a legal term that describes a situation where negligence leads to the death of another person. Wrongful death occurs in varied situations, to include medical malpractice, construction accidents, automobile or airline accidents, exposure to hazardous conditions or substances, or other serious accidents during a supervised activity.
At Sykes & Associates, our objective is to make sure that the survivors and beneficiaries of a wrongful death victim, are fully compensated for their loss and cared-for for the foreseeable future.