In New York State, anyone under the age of 18 is considered to be an infant. People who are 15, 16, and 17 don’t want to hear those terms, but when an infant is under the care of an adult, the adult has the duty to act in a reasonable manner. If an infant is on a field trip and injured, we need to determine how they were injured, what happening at the time of the injury and whether that injury could have been prevented if the adult in a supervisory capacity had acted reasonably under the circumstances. If a child is injured on a field trip, the first thing that we do is we start entering into an investigation to determine exactly what happened and whether there was negligence on behalf of the supervising adult.
Attorney Robert Maranto is a partner with Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC and has achieved the rating of superb on Avvo. Following an auto accident, an insurance company may try to contact you. The insurance company’s goal is simple — to minimize the cost to the insurance company. Insurance companies have little regard for the well-being of injured victims, and they will do everything possible to protect their interests — even when that means asking victims to sign documents or statements without having an attorney review them, or trying to convince victims to agree to a settlement much lower in value than they deserve.
The Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC fight for the rights of persons who are injured or disabled. We approach each case on an individual basis and personally assist each client with their unique needs. We are involved in every step of the legal process, and ensure that each case receives the time and effort necessary for success.