Statute of Limitations
When you work with a lawyer, they will be able to explain to you any local or state laws that could affect your case. For personal injury claims, it is important to keep in mind the statute of limitations, which sets a deadline for how long you have to file a claim after your incident. In New York State, this deadline is generally three years, according to CVP §214. There are many exceptions to this time frame that could limit your deadline even further. Don’t delay in contacting the team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to fully discuss the time frame that applies in your case.
A Lawyer Can Help You Seek Compensation for Your Losses
Many changes in your life circumstances are possible after you have faced injuries. Even minor injuries can be expensive to heal. Treating severe injuries like a back or head injury could require months of physical therapy and ongoing medical attention. More than this, your everyday life could look different than it did before you were injured.
If you suffered losses to your health, your life, or your ability to earn income, a lawyer can help you to file a claim or a lawsuit. You should not have to worry about paying for costs that resulted from someone else’s careless actions. A lawyer can handle the legal complexities of a claim or lawsuit and seek compensation for you.
Gathering Evidence and Determining Liability
A lawyer will often start by gathering information about the crash and your injuries. They will work to show that the driver’s negligence led to the crash and resulted in your injuries.
In order to determine liability, your lawyer will piece together what happened and gather compelling evidence to demonstrate that the driver was at fault. In many cases, there may already be records of the driver’s negligence, such as a ticket. In the event that the driver fled the scene after the accident, your lawyer may be able to gather witness statements.
Your lawyer will also assess the value of your case and present this settlement value to the insurance companies on your behalf. When a lawyer evaluates your medical expenses, they can include current and future care costs. These costs may include diagnostic testing, prescription medication, rehabilitative sessions, hospitalizations and doctor’s visits, and more.
We Will Speak to the Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
Many times, insurance companies may push you to accept a low settlement offer. However, a lawyer will be able to represent your interests during settlement negotiations. You do not have to be present for these conversations. Your lawyer can handle these communications for you.
There are some cases where a lawyer will recommend that a fair settlement is not possible in negotiation alone. In this situation, your lawyer will be able to pursue compensation through a trial.
We Will Work on Your Case for No Upfront Fees
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we do not require any upfront fees in order to begin working on your case. We work based on contingency fees, meaning that we only receive payment for our work when we resolve your case. During a time when you may have many medical expenses or a loss of income, we hope that this will give you peace of mind as we go to work for you.