In the blink of an eye, an accident can change your life forever. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may no longer be able to work or resume activities you enjoyed prior to the accident. And if someone else is to blame for the harm you’ve suffered, you deserve to seek compensation. At Aguwa & Metu, P.C., we fight aggressively to uphold the rights of personal injury victims in Jamaica, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and across New York City and surrounding counties. Our experienced attorneys understand what’s at stake in your case and work tirelessly to identify and hold the party or parties who caused you harm accountable. We provide tenacious advocacy for clients injured through medical malpractice, premises liability, pedestrian accidents, and auto collisions, and seek damages for the family members of those killed in wrongful death accidents.
You go to the hospital to be treated for illnesses or injuries — not to sustain additional harm. Yet sometimes, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals fail to meet accepted standards of care, and through their negligent acts or mistakes cause serious injuries to the very patients they are supposed to heal.
If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice in New York, it’s important to contact a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our experienced lawyers retain knowledgeable medical experts who will review your case and determine if your injury was the result of substandard medical care. We represent clients in many types of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:
You trust your doctor and other medical professionals to provide you with quality medical care. If he or she causes you injury instead, we will fight for the recovery you deserve.
When you’re injured on someone else’s property, you may have a right to file a premises liability claim. In order for you to recover compensation for a slip and fall injury, you must be able to prove that the property owner acted negligently. We review the circumstances of your case, identify responsible parties, determine if the property owner has previous negligence claims, and fight for you in court if necessary.
Common causes of common slip and fall accidents include:
Property owners have an obligation to keep their premises free of hazards. If you suffer injury in a slip and fall, our lawyers are ready to take your case.
Driving is likely the most dangerous activity you engage in on a regular basis. Since New York is a no-fault insurance state, victims must file a claim with their own insurer first. Our lawyers represent your best interests in car, truck, and motorcycle accident cases and negotiate with your insurer to help you obtain rightful compensation.
Common auto accidents injuries we handle include:
If your injuries are severe, we can assist you in filing a personal injury claim against the driver.
Walking is a fact of life for most New Yorkers, even those who use mass transit to get around the city. Yet given the number of drivers, cabbies, buses, and Uber operators that fill our city streets, pedestrians face numerous hazards. If you or someone you love is struck by a car, bus, truck, or motorcycle, our law firm advocates for your rights to compensation for what are often extensive and sometimes fatal injuries.
We review insurance settlement offers to ensure they are sufficient to cover the full extent of your injuries. By calling on experienced medical experts, we are able to determine the level of harm you sustained in your pedestrian accident.
When a negligent party causes the death of someone you love, words cannot describe the pain, anger, and frustration you experience. However, with our firm’s help, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and obtain just compensation for funeral and burial expenses, medical care related to your loved one’s final injury or illness, lost wages and benefits, and more.
Aguwa & Metu, P.C. fights passionately for the rights of New York City injury victims. Please call 718-739-4444 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation with an attorney at our Jamaica office.