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East Syracuse, NY 13057
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East Syracuse is an incorporated village located in the town of DeWitt. It had a population of about 3,000 residents as of 2010, and about a third of the households included young children. If your child or you were hurt in an accident, you may have legal recourse. Accident victims may want to know that the main office of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano is located at 6739 Myers Road in East Syracuse, and we are available by phone at 315-479-9000 or online. In some cases, accident victims suffer serious setbacks while going through rehabilitation or are never able to work again. Their families may suffer from the loss of their ability to financially contribute, and they may develop depression or other emotional difficulties as a result of their injuries. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP, our East Syracuse personal injury lawyers are committed to helping accident victims and their families recover damages.Assert Your Rights Through a Negligence Claim
If you are injured in or around East Syracuse, it is important to retain an experienced local attorney to go after the party or parties at fault. What you will need to prove varies based on the type of accident that it was and how the defendant was at fault.
Most car accidents, for example, are results of negligence by one or more people. In order to recover damages for a motor vehicle accident, typically you will need to establish the negligence of another driver. This means that you will need to show that it is more likely than not that another driver owed you a duty of care, they breached this duty, and there was causation and actual damages.
Sometimes, there is more than one person or entity responsible for an accident. It may not be just the driver of the other vehicle who is at fault, but also the driver's employer or the owner of the road or a manufacturer. In a truck accident, for example, the trucking company may be partly to blame.
Trucking companies are heavily regulated and are supposed to keep close watch on their employees' hours of service and adherence to regulations. They are supposed to conduct background checks and make sure that their employees are properly trained. If, for example, a trucking company failed to conduct a background check that would have revealed that a truck driver had multiple DUI convictions, and the truck driver got into a drunk driving accident, the trucking company could be held liable for negligent hiring. Other theories that may be used to establish liability include negligent supervision and negligent training.
Medical professionals are held to a more specific standard of care. Each specialty has its own professional standard of care when faced with a particular problem. If, for example, your doctor fails to diagnose your cancer, and as a result you suffer damages, you may be able to hold the doctor liable for this breach of the professional standard of care. In most cases, an East Syracuse personal injury attorney will need to retain an expert to opine on the professional standard of care, whether the doctor breached it in your case, and whether the breach caused your injuries.
Sometimes it can be challenging to show causation in a medical malpractice case. If you would have gotten similarly worse whether or not the doctor failed to diagnose you, misdiagnosed you, or mishandled your treatment, you will not be able to recover damages. It is important to show that the doctor's breach of duty actually and legally caused your damages. In a failure to diagnose cancer case, this will probably mean that your attorney will need to show that had you been diagnosed in a timely fashion, you would have recovered quickly and not suffered as much. When a patient dies as a result of a failure to diagnose cancer, their family will need to show that they probably would have been saved by a timely diagnosis in a wrongful death claim.Retain a Skillful Personal Injury Lawyer at our East Syracuse Office
Whether you are injured or a loved one is killed as a result of negligence in East Syracuse, the capable personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at DeFrancisco & Falgiatano may be able to help you. Call us at 315-479-9000 or contact us via our online form for a free consultation.