When you’re hurt because of someone else’s actions in Queens, NY, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping accident victims in Queens get the money they need. You could receive fair compensation to pay your medical bills, cover your lost wages, and even recognize your pain and suffering.
Our New York personal injury lawyers represent injured clients in Queens and across NYC. Give us a call today to speak with an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer. We review your case for free, so you have nothing to lose by learning more about your legal rights.
How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help You Get Compensation That’s Fair
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our Queens personal injury attorneys focus on detailed solutions to get financial results for our clients. We don’t think accident victims should have to worry about money. We also know that the at-fault party isn’t going to simply hand over a check.
If you hire us, we put in the hard work to get the money you need. We will:
- Work with experts to make a full claim for damages
- Investigate to find out who or what caused your accident
- Return your calls promptly and make sure you know what’s going on in your case
- Act as a buffer between you and the insurance company
- Negotiate with the insurance company to get fair compensation
- Prepare to litigate your case at trial if necessary
Experience and results matter when selecting a personal injury law firm. Here are some examples of our recent case results:
- $22 million recovered for a car accident victim who suffered a traumatic brain injury
- $4 million recovered for a victim who was permanently injured because of a store owner’s negligence
- $2 million recovered for a car accident victim who suffered nerve damage and fractures to the leg
- $1.5 million recovered when a student’s eye was injured because the school failed to properly maintain school equipment
The past performance of your lawyer cannot guarantee a successful outcome. However, it’s important to get a sense of whether your lawyer has what it takes to deliver financial results. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we have a proven track record of success. In our minds, that’s the best evidence of our ability to provide the high-quality legal advice you need.
Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation. Don’t worry if you aren’t feeling well enough to travel. We can arrange to have an experienced personal injury attorney come to the hospital or your home.
Examples of Personal Injury Claims Our Law Firm Handles
Personal injury is an area of law that gives accident victims a way to get compensation from the party that caused their accident. Our practice areas include:
- Car accidents
- Motor vehicle 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
Most personal injury claims are based on negligence. In other cases, strict liability might apply. That means the responsible party can be held accountable even if they weren’t careless.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we know the law in Queens, NY. We know how to use the law to prove that you have a legal right to compensation–and we know what it takes to make sure that compensation award includes every dollar you deserve.
What Are Serious Personal Injuries?
An accident in Queens can leave you struggling with painful injuries. Many accident victims experience debilitating injuries that keep them away from work–and that are expensive to treat. Fair compensation can help you get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our law firm handles all types of personal injury cases, including those that result in:
- Spinal cord damage
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Vision or hearing loss
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage
- Chest injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
The person or business who caused your injuries should be held accountable. Our Queens personal injury attorneys want to make sure you have the money you need to get the high-quality medical care you deserve.
New York Law Imposes Time Limits on Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Queens
New York state law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. You generally 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. The clock usually begins to run on the date of your accident.
Even if you want to avoid court and accept a settlement, the three-year limitations period is important. Insurance companies usually refuse to deal fairly when they know you can’t sue for damages. Plus, the insurance company might have its own deadlines for filing a claim.
Legal Theories for Recovering Compensation in a Queens Personal Injury Case
You may have heard of something called “tort law.” As opposed to criminal law, where the defendant’s actions are intentional, tort law deals with accidents caused by careless or reckless actions. Most of these personal injury cases are based on negligence.
Negligence is a legal concept. Like any other law, you have to prove various elements to prove your claim. The elements of a negligence claim are:
- Duty of care. This means that the other party owed you a duty to act reasonably to keep you safe (for example, every driver has a duty to drive carefully to keep others safe).
- Breach. Here, we show that the at-fault party made a mistake.
- Causation. To show causation, we work to prove that the mistake caused the accident.
- Damages. Damages is the legal term for “harm.” Harm can be in the form of medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage and more.
Negligence cases are handled in Queens civil court, although most are actually settled with the insurance company outside of court.
New York City Contributory Negligence Law
It’s common for the defendant in a personal injury case to try to blame the victim. This type of defense is designed to get you to accept a lower settlement award or give up the fight entirely. However, even if you are to blame, New York comparative negligence law still allows you to get compensation.
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. Your verdict or settlement will be reduced by the amount of fault assigned to you.
Damages Available for Personal Injury Victims
Damages in a New York personal injury case are divided into three basic categories: economic damages, non-economic damages and punitive damages. The value of your case is determined based upon factors like:
- The severity of your injury
- Whether your injury was catastrophic or permanent
- The cost of your treatment
- Whether you have an ongoing need for medical care
Getting maximum compensation often requires patience. We want to get the money you need quickly. We also want to make sure we understand the full impact of the accident and injury before making our insurance demand.
Economic Damages for Accident Victims
Economic damages are relatively easy to calculate because they compensate for your out-of-pocket expenses. Complications can arise if your injury has not completely healed. Your economic damages should also account for future costs.
Examples of economic compensation that may be available include reimbursement for:
- 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
- Lost wages and earning ability
- Childcare costs
- Property damages
Our Queens injury attorneys work with medical experts and economic advisors. We want to make sure your compensation award protects you both now and in the future.
Calculating Non-Economic Damages Awards in Personal Injury Cases
Non-economic damages compensate for the subjective, or intangible, impact that the injury has had. An experienced personal injury attorney will know how to calculate a fair measure of non-economic damages, which can include compensation to reflect:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional distress
- Damages for wrongful death, including compensation to reflect the loss of your loved one’s company
Several factors go into estimating your non-economic damages. The severity and permanence of your injury are important. Our lawyers also work closely with you and listen when you talk about how the injury has changed your life. We can also look at similar cases as evidence to support a non-economic damages award.
Understanding Punitive Damages
Punitive damages are awarded if the judge or jury finds the defendant’s actions especially shocking. Most New York cases don’t include punitive damages. These types of damages are awarded for the sole purpose of punishing the defendant–rather than compensating the victim.
Schedule a Free Case Review with a Trusted Queens Personal Injury Lawyer Today
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our talented trial attorneys will help you through every aspect of your case. We investigate, negotiate and advocate for you. We don’t give up and we don’t back down until we get what’s fair for you.
We offer free initial consultations. Call our law office today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer who will fight back against the powerful insurance companies involved in your case.