New York Personal Injury Lawyer
Bendall & Mednick79 Washington St
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
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Law Firm OverviewBendall & Mednick law office is located in Schenectady, New York, with a satellite office in Atlanta, Georgia. James W. Bendall and Kevin S. Mednick, both, have been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers — Upstate Edition for 2009, and James W. Bendall has been listed as a Best Lawyer for the past several years. We pride ourselves on being "real lawyers for real people," we are on your side.
At our firm, you will personally handle the case from the beginning, until its final resolution. We will settle your case quickly with your best interest in mind. We prepare every case as though it is going to trial, because we know it's the only way to maximize your settlement. We work hard so you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our practice is devoted to personal injury law. We understand the impact that serious injuries have on our clients, and the importance of full and fair compensation. We seek to maximize our clients' recovery by employing modern and sophisticated methods alongside old-fashioned hard work, dedication and personal attention. Many of our clients tell us that they are "not the kind of people who sue." We don't represent "people who sue." We represent clients with genuine injuries, who genuinely need financial compensation for those injuries.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Uninsured & Under-insured Motorists, Bicycle and Pedestrain Accidents, Products Liability, Injuries to Minors and Children.
Areas of Law Description
- Personal Injury
At the law firm of Bendall & Mednick, based in Schenectady, New York, we guide injured clients through the process of pursuing full and fair compensation for their injuries. We have helped clients obtain money damages to help them cope with the consequences of a wide range of injuries.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
When you have been injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver, you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. You can rely on the attorneys at Bendall & Mednick to remain committed to your case through its final resolution, no matter how large or small your claim is.
- Truck Accidents
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to share the road with other motorists and follow all traffic and motor carrier laws. Each is also bound by additional requirements designed to protect the safety of drivers on New York's roadways. When they fail to do this, the results can be devastating.
- Construction Accidents
The Lawyers of Bendall & Mednick have decades of experience representing construction accident victims like you. Even if you have no experience with an injury attorney, you can trust us to guide you through the process and to fight aggressively for you, for your family, and for the compensation and justice you deserve.
- Premises Liability
Did you know that when an accident or injury occurs to a visitor or tenant living on another person's property the owner may be legally responsible for the injury? If you've suffered an injury and the place that you were hurt was owned by someone else, you may be able to file a claim to recover the costs involved to pay for your medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.
- Boating Accidents
It started out as a fun day on the water and it ended in a way that no one could have expected. Boating accidents are more common than you think, and can have deadly consequences. Bendall & Mednick welcomes clients in New York, Massachusetts, or Georgia who have suffered personal injuries or lost loved ones in boating accidents and collisions. Many factors can contribute to a boating accident either on a privately owned vessel, a personal watercraft (jet ski) or even a ferry.
- Products Liability
What happens when a product doesn't work as intended? Product liability is an area of personal injury law that focuses on dangerous and defective products. There may have been a problem with the design, with the warning, or with the manufacture of the product. Bendall & Mednick accepts representation of plaintiffs in New York and Georgia in matters against corporations or manufacturers who have sold or manufactured unsafe products to consumers.
- Medical Malpractice
Anyone, including doctors and nurses, can make a mistake and cause an injury. When, by virtue of professional education, skill and training, a person is expected to meet certain professional standards of conduct but fails or deviates from those standards, the doctor or nurse can be sued for professional negligence. This is what medical malpractice is in a nutshell. Professional negligence claims and lawsuits can arise against a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, hospital, or other healthcare provider when a person is injured carelessly or negligently.
- Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
Many senior citizens are abused, neglected and exploited in nursing homes and other elder care facilities every year. Such abuse and neglect is unconscionable. Many of our seniors who are victimized are frail and vulnerable and cannot help themselves, depending on others to meet their most basic needs. Legislatures in all 50 states have passed some form of an elder abuse prevention law. Knowing the warning signs of abuse is a first step toward protecting elderly friends or relatives. Sometimes all you might see is that first bruise. Sometimes the neglect is the dehydration, malnutrition from missed meals, or infections from untreated bedsores. If you believe someone is being neglected in a care facility, then there is a chance their fellow residents are also under threat from this neglect.
- Brain Injuries
Brain injuries often go undiagnosed because they are difficult to spot, but these injuries can permanently harm your quality of life and limit your ability to do everyday tasks. Sometimes the injury is clear; you've suffered a blow to the head, you've lost consciousness, you've been hospitalized. Sometimes it's not so clear and there is no diagnosis of a brain injury at your first visit to the doctor.
- Back Injuries
An injury anywhere along the spinal column, from the neck (cervical spine) through the lower back, can have catastrophic consequences. When you have suffered a back injury in a car accident, construction accident or any other accident, an attorney can help you pursue compensation.
- Burn Injuries
Suffering a burn injury can be an extremely traumatic experience. These injuries are very painful, and they often leave behind permanent scarring. If you have been seriously burned in an accident, you need an advocate who is prepared to stand up and fight for your rights.
- Wrongful Death
When a person is killed as a result of the negligence of another person, the law calls this kind of a claim a "Wrongful Death" claim. Examples of wrongful death claims could include deaths caused by drunk driving; the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product; the construction of an unsound structure or building, construction accident, and medical malpractice. The term "wrongful death" really refers to the type of damage suffered, and the cause may be any one or more types of negligence claims. There is usually a second claim asserted for the "conscious pain and suffering" of the decedent before their death, where appropriate.
- Injuries to Minors & Children
When these injuries lead to severe disability, the person or company responsible can be held accountable through a lawsuit filed on behalf of the injured child. When a child is killed as a result of someone else's negligence, a claim by the child's parent(s) can be a difficult and sensitive matter, requiring the requisite amount of understanding, compassion and patience obtained through years of experience in working with survivors in these situations.
- Car Accidents
When the worst happens, and you are seriously injured in a car accident, you may be wondering where to turn. With medical bills to pay, therapy and recovery, as well as dealing with insurance, a car accident injury can be overwhelming. If this sounds like your story, you need a dedicated personal injury lawyer on your side.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Because of the vulnerability of motorcycle riders, motorcycle accident injuries are often horrific. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident in New York, you shouldn't have to go it alone. The negligent driver responsible for your crash needs to be held accountable.
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
If you have been struck by a motor vehicle in a crosswalk or knocked off your bicycle by a negligent driver, you need an experienced attorney looking out for your interests. At the law firm of Bendall & Mednick, our personal injury trial lawyers have been helping people like you for decades.
- Uninsured & Under-insured Motorists
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be wondering how you are going to pay for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. If the person responsible for your accident has little or no insurance, you may feel there is no hope for recovery.
- Vehicle Rollover Accidents
When you are injured in a vehicle rollover accident caused by a tire blowout, a sharp turn on a roadway or any other incident, it will take an experienced attorney to determine who is responsible for your injuries and how you can best pursue compensation.
- Slip & Fall
It's embarrassing. It can also cause serious injuries. When an accident or injury occurs to a visitor or tenant living on another person's property, the owner of the property may be liable (legally responsible) if it can be proved that their negligence or recklessness led to the injury. If you have been injured through a slip and fall accident at someone else's home or business which you believe may be a result the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be able to assert a claim to recover the costs involved to pay for your medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.
- Dog Bites
Each year more than 4.7 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs. If you have been bitten, you know how traumatic these injuries can be. More than 750,000 of these bites are serious enough to require medical attention. Owners of dogs may be liable for injuries caused by their pets under certain circumstances.
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