How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Garden City Personal Injury Lawyer?
Our attorneys handle personal injury cases based on contingency fees. You pay no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you. Then, our team takes our agreed-upon percentage, so you never pay us out of pocket for our services.
Our firm offers free consultations, so you have nothing to lose. We will review your case, explain if you are eligible to pursue compensation, and outline the next steps if you choose to proceed. Then, your Garden City personal injury lawyer can take action on your behalf and fight for compensation to cover your related losses and expenses.
What Is the Average Settlement for an Injury Case in New York?
There is no publicly available average settlement for a personal injury case in New York, and you shouldn’t put your faith in settlement calculators. No matter what the settlement was in another similar case, your compensation could differ significantly due to the details of your situation.
Factors that Affect the Value of Your Case
Some factors that can affect the value of your settlement or award include:
- The severity of your injuries
- Whether or not you were found to be partly at fault
- The amount of your medical bills and other costs
Results for Our Past Clients
The amount you could seek in your case depends on the unique factors of your situation. However, we are proud of the following results for our past clients:
- $2.5 million for a teen who faced major injuries after a multi-car crash
- $2 million for a construction site injury for a laborer
- $900,000 for a woman who faced hearing loss after a car crash
We are prepared to pursue every possible legal avenue to seek your fair compensation. If our lawyers need to go to trial to pursue the recovery you need, we will do so.
Take These Steps to Protect the Potential Value of Your Case
You can take several actions to give yourself the best possible chance of financial recovery. We recommend the following:
Avoid Social Media
While you may want to get support and advice from friends on social media, avoid speaking about your injuries online. An insurance company may gain access to your posts and use statements you make to lower your case value.
Follow Your Doctors’ Orders
Getting medical care and following through on all your doctors’ orders is one of the most important things you can do for your case. Not only is it important to treat your injuries, but your medical records will:
- Create a link between the incident and your injuries
- Prove the extent of your injuries
- Demonstrate intangible damages you could seek, such as pain and suffering
If your doctors recommend that you get diagnostic testing, physical therapy, surgeries, medications, or other follow-up care, do so. An insurance company can argue that you worsened your injuries if you neglect your doctor’s advice.
Act Promptly to Meet the Statute of Limitations Deadline
According to CPLR § 214, you generally have three years to file a lawsuit to hold a negligent party liable for injuries. Further, wrongful death claims must typically be brought within two years of death. However, there are many exceptions to these rules. For instance, when the suit is against a municipality, your deadline to file may be shorter. If you miss the filing deadline, the court could bar you from taking any legal action in the case.
Because deadlines in a personal injury case can approach quickly, our team recommends discussing your case with our representatives promptly. Once your injuries stabilize, our attorneys can go to work on your case.
Our Injury Lawyers Work with Garden City Injury Victims
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we help injury victims in several practice areas pursue the damages they need and deserve to make them whole again. You may be eligible to recover significant compensation for the losses and expenses you suffered.
Call for a Free Consultation
Let an experienced personal injury attorney from our law firm review your case for free today. In addition to English, our firm can assist clients in Spanish. Let us help you pursue justice so you can move on with your life and begin the recovery process. Call us today for your free consultation.