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Elmira Personal Injury Attorney Practice Areas

The New York attorneys of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP will fight for you! Our firm has a successful track record of securing results for victims of car accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death claims, and other injury / accident lawsuits. Please visit the below topics to learn more about our legal services.

ATV / Boating Accidents
ATV accidents are dangerous. In 2010, 317 people died in an ATV-related incident. 115,000 people visited the emergency room as a result of ATV accidents. Even more tragic, many of these injuries involve children.
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Birth Injuries
A “birth injury” is defined as any type of damage to an infant’s body before, during or just after birth – which occurs in approximately 27 of every 1,000 births in the United States. Some birth injuries occur because of unforeseen complications beyond the control of the health care provider attending the mother or baby.
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Brain / Head Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries occur when trauma to the head injures the skull, brain, or scalp – and they are one of the most common serious injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly 1.7 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year.
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Cancer Misdiagnosis
A diagnosis of cancer is something we all hope never to hear. However, when the possibility of cancer exists, prompt diagnosis of this disease can often make a positive difference in the patient’s outcome.
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Car Accidents
Ninety-five percent of all vehicles involved were passenger cars or light trucks. In New York State alone, more than 1,000 people die each year as a result of car accidents.
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Construction Accidents
New York construction accidents happen every day. Even with improvements in safety regulations, construction still accounts for more work-related fatalities than any other industry. During 2010, 751 people lost their lives as the result of construction accidents.
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Dog Bites
Dog bites can be frightening and cause serious injury – and they happen more frequently than you might think. In fact, the Center for Disease Control estimates there are nearly 4.5 million dog bite victims each year – and 34 fatal dog attacks in the United States during 2010 were fatal.
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Hunting and Firearms Accidents
New York hunting and firearm accidents can cause serious, and even fatal, injuries, leaving victims and their families to deal with long-term injuries and significant medical bills. Some of these accidents are truly unpreventable, and no one is to blame.
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Insurance Settlements
If you have been injured in a New York car accident or other event that was not your fault, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. But dealing with a severe injury can be difficult enough without filing all the insurance paperwork necessary to submit a claim for compensation.
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Medical Malpractice
New York doctors and other health care professionals must make life or death decisions on a daily basis – and most take the utmost caution when providing medical treatment. However, when NY patients are not provided with the expected standard of care, serious injuries and even death can result.
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Motor Vehicle Accidents / No Fault Insurance
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than five million motor vehicle accidents in 2009, killing more than 24,000 and injuring over two million. Almost 1,500 motorists died as a result of motor vehicle accidents in New YorkState.
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Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries happen every day in New York State – some result in only minor scrapes and bruises while others cause broken bones,brain and spinal trauma. Not all injuries that occur due to falls are cause for legal action – sometimes falls are unpreventable.
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Wrongful Death
Wrongful death in New York is the legal concept that one person can be held financially liable for the death of another. When the actions or negligence of one person or company cause someone to die, survivors may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased.
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