Have you recently been injured in an accident in Brooklyn, NY? You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and suffering.
However, you might not really know how to protect your rights after you’re actually hurt in an accident. A Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can help you get back on your feet.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our law firm was founded upon our commitment to helping injured clients. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers have over 40 years of experience fighting to protect clients like you. We want to help you get the financial help you need to return to your normal life as quickly as possible.
If you were hurt in an accident and are interested in learning about your right to financial compensation, call us for a free consultation today.
Why Choose Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to Safeguard Your Legal Rights After an Accident in Brooklyn
Accident victims often wonder whether they really need to hire a lawyer to represent their interests. An injury lawyer can both make the process easy for you and help you recover maximum compensation. Even if an insurance company admits fault, they aren’t likely to hand over the money you need willingly.
When a respected Brooklyn personal injury lawyer contacts the insurance company, they know you mean business–and often become much more likely to act fairly.
We know you have countless other personal injury law firms to choose from. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we stand out from the crowd. We have a proven track record of success that we’re ready to put to work for you.
Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers offer:
- A small firm atmosphere where your lawyer will be available to answer your questions and explain your options
- A reputation for getting big firm results in the form of fair compensation for our clients
- The resources necessary to investigate your claim to identify the cause of your accident
- Skilled negotiators who don’t back down when facing off against large corporations and insurance companies
- An attorney who will take the time to make sure you have the information needed to make an informed decision about accepting a settlement or proceeding to trial
- A full commitment to fighting to get fair compensation for you
Our personal injury lawyers want you to know that we are fully committed to getting the fair compensation you need. We work on a contingency basis. That means we only recover attorneys’ fees if we win compensation for you.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
New York personal injury law gives accident victims the right to financial compensation when they’re hurt because of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional actions. In theory, a compensation award is supposed to make you whole again after an injury.
A personal injury lawsuit is a civil action to hold someone responsible for the harm they have caused. When we say “lawsuit” we know that accident victims imagine a stressful and expensive court case. In reality, insurance companies often prefer cases settled out of court.
Our lawyers are here to help you get every dollar you deserve. We know that money can’t really make you whole. But, our accident lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. are here to help you get as close as possible.
We Handle All Types of Personal Injury Matters
Our lawyers handle personal injury cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Airplane accidents
- Train accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Subway accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- School accidents
- Negligent security
- Elevator accidents
- Defective products
- Fire accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
We’ve been helping clients with personal injury claims for over four decades. When it comes to pursuing compensation after an accident, we’ve seen it all. Give our team a call today to find out how we might be able to help you after an avoidable accident in Brooklyn. As always, your first case evaluation is 100 percent free.
Common Accident Injuries
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys handle all types of personal injury and medical malpractice cases, including those that result in:
- Spinal cord damage
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage
- Chest injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
Our lawyers want to make the legal process as simple as possible for you. You can either set up a time to come to our office and talk, or a lawyer can come to you.
Time is Limited to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Brooklyn
Like every other state, you only have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. Under New York City law, you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. After three years have passed, you lose your right to recover compensation unless an exception applies.
However, there are certain exceptions to this general rule.
Medical malpractice victims are subject to a different limitations period and usually have only 30 months (2.5 years) to file a claim.
Claims against the NYC transportation authorities that run the city buses, trains, and subway system are handled differently than claims against private parties. You first have to provide notice of your intent to file a claim within 90 days of the accident. After you provide notice, the public agency has time to formally respond.
Experienced legal help is important in all personal injury claims. Contact our Brooklyn personal injury team for help as soon as you can after you get hurt. We will work to make sure that you don’t miss out on the compensation you deserve.
Elements of a Negligence-Based Personal Injury Case
Most personal injury lawsuits are based on negligence. Proving negligence requires showing:
- Duty of care. In a negligence claim, we first must show that the defendant owed you a duty to exercise reasonable caution to keep you safe.
- Breach. Breach means that the defendant failed to exercise the degree of care that was warranted under the circumstances.
- Causation. We have to show that the accident was the actual cause of your injuries.
- Damages. You have to suffer some type of harm to bring a personal injury lawsuit. Medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are all examples of damages.
Our lawyers are here to take the burden of proving legal liability off your shoulders. We will work to get the information and evidence needed to support your claim for compensation.
New York Comparative Fault: The Role of Shared Blame in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Under New York law, accident victims can recover compensation from anyone who is at least partly responsible for the accident. You can also recover compensation if you were partially responsible. For example, if you are found 25% to blame for the accident, you can recover 75% of your compensation award from the other party.
Comparative fault can create complex questions in personal injury cases. Insurance companies might seize on any evidence of fault to convince you to accept a lower settlement. Our lawyers know how to respond to these tactics effectively to get the fair compensation you need.
Our Brooklyn Accident Lawyers Fight to Get Full Compensation for Your Injuries
If you were hurt in an accident, you might wonder how the insurance company will place a dollar value on your claim. The insurance company is motivated to find a way to reduce the value of your claim. Their profits are based on the amount of premiums they collect minus amounts they have to pay injured clients.
An experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to calculate a fair settlement in your case. That amount is based upon the severity of your injuries and your out-of-pocket costs. A fair settlement also accounts for the subjective (personal) impact that the injury had on your life.
A fair settlement award should provide damages to cover:
- Medical care and related costs, such as the cost of medications, medical devices and ongoing future treatment needs
- Emergency room costs
- Physical therapy
- In-home health care and assistance
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
- Lost wages
- Loss of your future earning capacity
- Childcare costs
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Damages for wrongful death, including compensation to reflect the loss of your loved one’s company or financial support
You know better than anyone how your injury has impacted your life. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to sit down with you and listen to what happened. We offer a free consultation so that we can give you our honest opinion about how to best protect your rights–without any obligation on your part.
Call to Speak with an Experienced Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident in Brooklyn, New York, speaking with a lawyer can help you fully understand your legal options. Our legal team will advocate on your behalf to get the money you need to recover from your injuries.
Call an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to tell us what happened today. We represent clients throughout New York City, Staten Island, and Long Island.