A personal injury lawyer can protect your rights and help you navigate the complex claims process. We can take care of everything from filing the claim to proving that the other party is at-fault for your injuries.
Without an injury lawyer, you would need to do all this on your own. Whether it is worth it to hire a personal injury lawyer will depend on how much time you can foreseeably devote to chasing down insurance companies to accept your claim.
We will explain what your best options are for recovering compensation. We can handle all of this while you focus on what is most important: recovering from your injuries.
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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Could Benefit You
Some reasons to consider obtaining legal aid include:
We Offer Free Case Reviews
We understand that hiring a personal injury attorney is an intimidating process. So, to make the process easier, we offer free case reviews. During your free consultation, you can:
- Ask a legal professional questions about your situation
- Explain why you’re seeking compensation
- Ask a representative about our previous results and legal services
- Schedule an appointment to meet with a lawyer
There is no obligation to work with us. This is simply an opportunity to explore your legal options.
We Don’t Charge Any Upfront Costs
You never have to worry about upfront costs when you work with our team. We handle our cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you only pay us if we recover compensation for your injuries.
We Can Calculate the Value of Your Losses
You want to recover every penny you deserve for your injury-related losses. A lawyer from our team can determine how much you’re owed.
They can do this by:
- Adding up your billing statements, receipts, and invoices
- Consulting with economists and healthcare professionals
- Reviewing the outcomes of cases similar to yours
- Evaluating the extent of your pain and suffering
- Considering your portion of fault for your accident
We Will Protect You from Bad Faith Insurance Practices
Many insurance companies do their best to pay out claims. Some, however, do not. Instead, they prioritize profits over people.
We can hold the insurance company accountable for your losses. This involves presenting your case’s evidence, citing the liable policy, and arguing for what you need.
These Things Make It Worth It To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
By hiring an attorney:
You Give Yourself Time to Focus on Recovering
It can take days, weeks, or even months to resolve your injury claim. Instead of spending that time pouring over legal documents, managing communications with multiple parties, and calculating your losses, you can focus on what matters most: yourself.
Hiring an attorney gives you more time to attend physical therapy, spend time with your loved ones, and focus on your well-being. Managing a case on your own, however, prevents you from doing these things.
You Give Yourself an Extra Layer of Protection
Your lawyer is more than a trusted advocate; to some extent, they’re your “middleman,” standing between you and the other parties. They will prevent you from being taken advantage of while you recover from your condition.
They will manage all communications, supply the insurer with the information it needs, and negotiate for what you deserve.
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The American Bar Association Has Reservations About Pro Se Claimants
In 2020, the American Bar Association (ABA) conducted a study about pro se claimants––or people who represent themselves. It found that these individuals:
- Often miss important deadlines
- Don’t understand how litigation works
- Find themselves asking the other party’s lawyer for advice
Because there is no financial risk in partnering with our team, there is no need to forgo legal aid. Let our team handle your legal matters while you focus on your well-being and future.
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Examples of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Here are just a few of the most common types of injuries we can help you with:
- Car collisions, including those involving trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians
- Boating injuries
- Construction site injuries
- Slips and falls
- Nursing home abuse
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
Types of Damages You May Recover After an Injury
Every case is different, and a number of factors can impact the types of damages you may be entitled to recover, including the seriousness of your injuries and whether or not you were partially responsible for your injuries. That said, some of the common types of damages victims recover include:
- Medical expenses, including ambulance rides, surgeries, and doctors’ examinations
- Ongoing treatments
- Adaptive equipment
- Wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity, if you are unable to return to work
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
You may recover additional losses depending on your situation.
Be Aware of the Statute of Limitations
You need to be aware of the statute of limitations. In the state of New York, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit under CPLR § 214, or you may lose your option to recover damages. In the event of wrongful death, you generally have two years from the date of the victim’s death to file under EPTL § 5-4.1.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to another party’s negligence, our team can take the necessary steps to prove that the other party was liable for your damages by:
- Gathering police reports, medical records, and eyewitness statements
- Obtaining video surveillance from the incident
- Gathering bills, receipts, and estimates to help calculate your total losses
- Other documents related to your expenses and losses
The purpose of this investigation is to document as many of your damages as possible and prove that your injuries meet the serious injury threshold set by the state of New York. New York insurance law defines a serious injury as:
- Significant disfigurement
- A fracture
- Loss of a fetus
- Permanent loss of a body organ, function, member, or system
- Permanent limitation of use of a body organ or member
- A significant limitation of a body function or system
- A medically determined injury or impairment of non-permanent nature that prevents the injured party from performing normal daily activities for at least 90 days
Learn More About Partnering with a Personal Injury Lawyer
These cases can be complicated. Only you can decide if it is worth it to hire a personal injury lawyer for your specific situation. An injury lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you navigate the legal process from start to finish. Contact us at (631) 994-1910 today for a free, no-risk evaluation of your case.