What Is The Difference Between Negligence Claims And Statutory Claims?
Negligence is known as a "common law" claim, meaning it has evolved over a period of time from the decisions of courts and judges. Negligence claims are the most frequent and common types of claims that are brought on behalf of seriously injured victims.
There are also claims known as "statutory claims" or statutory "causes of action", which are simply claims that are grounded or based upon special or specific laws enacted by the legislature. Statutory claims sometimes exist to protect a group of persons who are at particular risk of serious injury. For example, special statutory claims exist in the State of New York to protect construction workers (these are known in New York as Labor Laws). A more general type of statutory claim is known as a dram shop claim. Dram shop laws are special statutory laws that protect the general public by imposing liability against bars and taverns for serious injuries caused by serving alcohol to already-intoxicated persons.
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Having to take legal action for an injury is bound to lead to various questions and concerns regarding your options. As our client, we will remain at your side during the entire development of your case. You will not feel in the dark or confused about your rights. Our mission is to help you move past this traumatic experience with the compensation you deserve. We strive to do more than just meet your expectations – we wish to exceed them.
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If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers in NYC, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.