- Jim Fleckenstein
An accident can change the course of your life forever, and it can affect those close to you. You can face the astronomical cost of medical bills, surgery, lost earnings, huge anticipated future expenses, the loss of productivity, and pain and suffering. I will represent you compassionately and aggressively throughout the entire legal process. My philosophy is to provide quality legal services while treating each client with care and respect. I will work with you to decide whether it is better to fight a case in court or to pursue a settlement to obtain the financial recovery that you deserve.
Auto & Truck Accidents
Have you or a loved one been injured in a vehicular accident? If so, you should see whether you may seek damages for your medical expenses by having us file a personal injury claim. Just as we have helped many others in upstate New York, we will help to get you the compensation you deserve.
We are experts at examining no-fault insurance benefits and the other details of New York's complex auto insurance law. We know the deadlines that the insurance law requires you to meet. For example, the following legal documents must be timely filed:
- Accident report: 10 days
- No-fault claim: 30 days
- Lost wages: multiple deadlines, depending on your circumstances
- NYS disability: 30 days
- Notice of claim (if applicable): 90 days
- Claim against other driver: should be filed as quickly as possible
- Claims with MVAIC (Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation - if the person responsible for the accident has no insurance): 90 days
- SUM/UM claim: ASAP
- Lawsuit: Typically within 3 years.
Let us help you through this maze of requirements. Successfully resolving your claim for damages requires detailed preparation and research. That is our job. That is what we specialize in. Let us guide you.
Our office works with accident reconstruction and economic experts to help prepare your case and bring it to a conclusion. Experience counts - and we have the successful record and commitment to obtain compensation for you.
When a pedestrian accident occurs, the pedestrian has the same right to seek financial compensation as any motorist. My office will conduct a prompt investigation of the accident and your injuries. I have credibility with auto insurance companies, and I will work tirelessly to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Ladder, Scaffold, & Hoist Claims
Are you a construction worker that has been injured in a fall from a ladder or scaffold? Was the equipment defective or incorrectly installed? If you are temporarily disabled or unable to work, contact me, Attorney Jim Fleckenstein, today. Let me help to get you the money you deserve.
The death of a loved one can seem impossible to accept. The loss is made even more painful when it occurs due to someone else's negligence. New York's wrongful death laws may help you get justice for your loved one.
I have been assisting grieving families with wrongful death lawsuits for more than 30 years. Call my Syracuse office, at 315-475-3012 for free advice on your claim.
Brain/Spinal Cord Injuries
Brain injuries are one of the most debilitating injuries that someone can suffer in an accident. If you or someone you love sustained a brain injury in an accident caused by someone else, you can count on me to fight for you. For a free consultation, contact me today at 315-475-3012.
I will work with economic and medical experts to prepare your brain injury case so that you can obtain the maximum award.
Not every labor and delivery goes smoothly. Medical complications can lead to serious birth injuries in children and perhaps permanent disabilities or even death.
If your newborn sustains injuries that could have been prevented with proper and timely medical care, contact me. I work with medical and economic experts to investigate the facts of your birth injury claim and counsel you on the best way to proceed, whether to take your fight to a judge and jury or to a settlement.
Defective Product Claims
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a defective consumer product, you can be compensated for your suffering. Injuries can arise from negligent design or manufacturing, insufficient product warnings or disclaimers, and product recalls. Call me.
We rely on doctors to make the right decisions every day. Usually, they do. At times, health care professionals fail to provide the appropriate care. The result is medical malpractice. Malpractice can occur through medical errors, misdiagnosis, failing to order appropriate treatment, failing to consult with appropriate specialists, and surgical errors.
A medical malpractice lawsuit must be brought within 2 1/2 years of the malpractice. Longer time limits apply in some special circumstances. Regardless, immediate action is the best course of action.
Nursing Home Neglect
All too often, nursing home facilities fail to provide the care that they promise. Vulnerable nursing home residents sometimes become victims of neglect and abuse at the hands of employees or other residents. The result can be a debilitating injury or wrongful death.
If you are concerned that your family-member has been neglected or abused, you need an experienced, aggressive attorney. Contact me today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Fall Down Claims
When slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls happen due to someone else's failure to maintain their property or repair an unsafe condition, you may be able to file what is called a premises liability lawsuit. I can assist you with your claim if you are injured in a preventable accident.
One in five workplace deaths occurs on construction sites. I work to protect the rights of workers and families who have been harmed due to a construction accident. My office works with economic and accident reconstruction experts to identify the at-fault parties and hold them accountable for their negligence. I fight for you!
Unfortunately, accidents happen with the use of recreational craft such as snowmobiles, boats, and ATVs. Accidents occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from the negligence of a drunken operator to malfunction of equipment. Let me represent you to get you the compensation that you deserve for serious personal injuries and wrongful death.