Personal Injury Cases in NYC
Most New Yorkers are savvy legal customers who are familiar with personal injury law. We’ve all seen commercials and advertisements for New York City personal injury attorneys on TV, in local papers, on the backs of buses, and even on billboards.
Discussing Your Rights with a New York Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a personal injury, and you believe your personal injury was caused by someone else’s carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions, contact The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP. The New York personal injury lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP represent clients from all over NYC and they will help you understand your legal rights. Let the experienced legal professionals at our personal injury law firm help you obtain the money you deserve.
In addition to offering legal advice and legal representation, our legal team approaches the attorney-client relationship with compassion. We understand that serious injuries can place major emotional and financial burdens on accident victims and their loved ones, and diminish their enjoyment of life. We are here to help you achieve justice and compensation for your losses.
***Your initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer in NYC is always free.
***We do not take a fee unless and until we are successful in recovering money for you.
What is a personal injury claim?
What, exactly, is personal injury law? Personal injury law is broad, covering situations like car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, birth injuries, traumatic brain injuries, product liability and more. It is important to be aware of the law, and the remedies it provides, especially in cases of a life-altering, or even life-ending, catastrophic injury.
Torts: What does this word mean?
The legal term most associated with personal injury law is the law of torts. A tort is a “civil wrong” that, when committed, allows those hurt to receive financial recovery for injuries due to the negligence of others. For example, if a bicycle rider loses control of his bike and collides with and injures a pedestrian walking on the sidewalk, the rider has committed a tort. New York law allows the pedestrian to recover money for the negligent acts of the bicycle driver.
In a busy metropolis like New York, injuries caused by the unreasonable conduct of others is quite common. Car accidents, bike collisions, construction mishaps, dangerous falls, and similar incidents often involve torts.
One who commits negligence may be held liable in either, or both, criminal or civil court. In a criminal trial, trial lawyers must prove, “beyond a reasonable doubt,” that the defendant was criminally negligent. However, in a civil trial for monetary damages, the standard of proof is significantly lower, and the injured party is only required to prove, by a “preponderance of the evidence,” that the defendant was at fault. Practically, this means that suing for monetary damages in civil court carries less of a burden of proof than a criminal case.
Why do I Need a New York City Personal Injury Attorney? Why can’t I Represent Myself?
Following an unexpected accident, it is only natural to want to settle the matter as quickly as possible and move on with life. You may be tempted to try and resolve all the issues, including legal issues, without representation from a qualified attorney. It is crucial, however, to understand the dangers of trying to handle your case by yourself.
In almost all cases, an experienced attorney can work on your case to ensure you receive full and fair monetary compensation for your losses. You can be sure that those representing the negligent party - usually an insurance company - will be insurance adjusters and attorneys whose goal is to pay you as little as possible for your loss. Opposing adjusters and attorneys generally make settlement offers depending on how aggressively they believe the injured party will fight for full compensation.
When you retain the services of an experienced attorney, you protect yourself from being taken advantage of by the other side. Your lawyer will know how to gather and present very specific information to ensure all of your damages are accounted for. Knowing that you are represented by legal counsel who are willing to take the case to court to ensure a fair recovery, the opposing side will likely negotiate more reasonably from the start.
There is simply no good reason to represent yourself. An experienced attorney from The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP will represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means our lawyers are only compensated following a successful recovery.
What are the most Common New York City Personal Injury Actions?
Personal injury claims are one of the most common types of legal action that is pursued in the state of New York in any given year. This is due to the wide scope of issues that fall under the category of personal injury actions, such as:
- Injuries caused by negligence, such as motor vehicle accidents, premises liability claims like slip and fall injuries, construction accidents, workers’ compensation cases, defective product cases, dangerous drug cases, and medical malpractice cases.
- Injuries at schools, daycare centers, and extracurricular activities, including gym class or sports injuries, and injuries caused by improper supervision, including injuries resulting from schoolyard fights and bullying.
- Wrongful death lawsuits when a party’s negligence resulted in a death, such as nursing home negligence or automobile accidents.
- Assault & battery, abuse, and other crimes. Many criminal offenses such as battery, domestic violence, and child or elder abuse also have potential civil components that can be pursued through the civil process.
NYC Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been a victim of negligence in New York City (including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island), contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP to find out if you should pursue a lawsuit. Our personal injury law firm has over 50 years of experience helping injured individuals like you.
Call The Rothenberg Law Firm law offices at our phone number, 1-800-624-8888, or through our contact forms at InjuryLawyer.com for a free consultation and a free case evaluation. The initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer in NYC is always FREE of charge. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not take a fee unless and until we are successful in winning money for you.
Some personal injury lawsuits need to be filed before an impending expiration date, known as the Statute of Limitations. Therefore, call or contact our personal injury law firm in NYC right away to ensure that you do not waive your rights to money damages, punitive damages and/or other benefits.
It is impossible to make generalizations about the value of any personal injury case without knowing the details of the injuries and the manner in which the accident took place. The law allows recovery for a wide range of situations, many of which may not be readily apparent to the injured party. This includes past medical bills, future medical expenses and rehabilitation costs, therapy, lost past wages, lost future income, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced personal injury attorney will fight to obtain money for you to compensate you for all of your damages, past, and future.