If you were hurt in an accident on Staten Island, Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you understand your legal rights. Our Staten Island personal injury lawyers will fight to get the full compensation you deserve by holding the party responsible for your accident accountable.
Recovering from a serious injury can be overwhelming. The legal system doesn’t have to be. Call today to schedule your free consultation with a skilled lawyer who can help.
How Can Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Help If You’ve Been Injured
Personal injury victims are often tempted to accept whatever settlement the insurance company puts on the table. You need money in your pocket and who wants to deal with complex legal issues?
Unfortunately, victims of serious injuries often underestimate the cost of their injuries.
If you take a lowball settlement, you might spend the money before you’ve even finished recovering. An experienced Staten Island personal injury lawyer can fight to make sure you’re compensated for the full cost of your injuries.
The insurance company’s job is to convince you to accept less. Our lawyers work for you. We fight to make sure you have enough money so that you’re protected both now and in the future.
When we go to work for you, our lawyers will:
- Launch a detailed investigation to find out what caused your accident
- Interview witnesses, find camera footage and locate official documents needed to support your claim
- Work with top-rated experts whose opinions can be used to persuade the insurance company to offer a fair settlement
- Help you understand what to expect throughout the legal process
- Stand by your side and work closely with your family to answer any questions you have along the way
- Negotiate with the insurance companies and fight for your rights in court if necessary
Insurance companies rarely make the claims process easy for accident victims. However, insurance companies in New York, NY recognize our lawyers by reputation. They know that we don’t back down and that our lawyers are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
Even if you haven’t made up your mind, remember that your consultation is 100% free. It never hurts to get the opinion of an experienced personal injury attorney if you’ve been injured.
What is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law is also called “tort law.” It deals with situations where someone caused an accident, but didn’t intend to hurt anyone. The victim has the right to file a civil lawsuit to get compensation for their injuries. Car accidents, medical malpractice and slip and fall accidents can all cause serious personal injuries.
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. In other words, situations where someone was careless or reckless and another person was hurt as a result.
Compensation in a personal injury case is also called “damages”. The law gives you the right to recover damages that make you “whole” again. The damages are designed to put you in the same financial position you would have occupied “but for” the accident.
We Handle All Types of Personal Injury Cases
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our lawyers have over 40 years of experience handling complicated personal injury cases. We regularly help victims of:
- Car accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Airplane accidents
- Train accidents
- Subway accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Uber accidents
- Lyft accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security
- School accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Defective products
- Fire accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect
Regardless of how you were hurt, your life is likely feeling a bit uncertain right now. Our lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. are here to do whatever we can to help you get back on your feet. For help with your personal injury claim, just call our law firm for a free consultation.
Who is Liable for My Injuries?
The short answer is: anyone whose careless actions caused your injuries. In some cases, multiple parties share responsibility for an accident. We’ll fight to hold all responsible parties accountable.
For example, responsible parties may include:
- Negligent property owners
- The at-fault driver in a car accident
- A doctor or surgeon who made a serious mistake
- The employer of someone who caused an accident at work
- Someone who was responsible for your child’s safety
- Government agencies, such as the NY transit authority
You probably don’t have time to identify everyone who caused your accident while you’re recovering from a personal injury. That’s where our lawyers come in. We’ll conduct a comprehensive investigation and get to the bottom of what happened.
Accident Victims Often Suffer Serious, Lasting Injuries
Any type of injury can be overwhelming. You might not realize how much an injury can change your life. We want to make sure you’re fairly compensated for your losses. Our personal injury lawyers often help clients who have sustained:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Broken bones
- Fractures and joint injuries
- Chest injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage
- Catastrophic injuries
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
You might not feel up to travelling if you’re hurt. That’s understandable. Our lawyers are happy to come to you when you’re ready to discuss your case.
Staten Island, NY Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases
New York law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. You usually have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Medical malpractice cases are unique. You only have 30 months to file a claim based on medical negligence.
If a government agency is partly to blame for your injuries, the time limits are even more strict. You must file a notice of claim with the city within 90 days of the accident.
It’s important to get started on your case right away. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, the negligent property owner might fix the danger. Witnesses tend to forget as time passes. Responsible parties might even intentionally destroy important documents.
We’re always here to help. Call our law offices as soon as you’re ready to get started.
Understanding How Comparative Fault Might Impact Your Damages Claim
Comparative fault and contributory negligence are legal words for shared fault. New York personal injury laws recognize that multiple parties can share the blame for an accident. The contributory negligence law in New York lets accident victims hold every responsible party liable for their fair share.
Insurance companies often try to avoid paying by twisting this law and blaming someone else. They might even blame you, the victim. Our lawyers want you to understand that you don’t forfeit your right to compensation even if you’re partly to blame. As long as someone else is at least partly responsible, you’re entitled to recover damages.
In these cases, the key is to minimize your role in the accident. The percentage of blame assigned to you will also reduce your compensation payment. If you were 20% to blame, you’ll receive 80% of your settlement.
If the insurance company tries to blame you, don’t give up. Our lawyers regularly handle cases involving shared fault. Just give us a call and we’ll give you our honest opinion about what we can do for you.
Compensation Available for Staten Island Personal Injury Victims
If you’re not represented by an attorney, the odds are strong that the insurance company will try to get you to accept a lowball settlement. They know that most accident victims don’t know any better. They also know that once you accept, they’re off the hook even if your expenses far exceed their payment.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our injury lawyers will fight to get money for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical expenses
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Physical therapy, rehabilitation and long-term care
- Out-of-pocket expenses, like childcare and transportation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage
- Damages for wrongful death, such as loss of consortium or financial support, funeral and burial costs
- And more
If you’re seriously hurt, looking into the future might be unsettling. It’s also important to understand that it’s never easy to know what something will cost tomorrow, measured in today’s dollars.
Our lawyers work with experts and specialists who can testify to the fair value of your injuries. Medical experts, psychologists, financial experts and actuaries can all help form an estimate of the amount you’re entitled to receive.
We’ll also work hard to put a dollar value on hard-to-value damages like pain and suffering. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our lawyers get to know you. That way, we can develop a strong damages claim that’s custom-made for you.
Contact a Seasoned Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Case Today
Your consultation at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. is always free. You have enough on your plate with an injury–and we don’t want you to worry about the cost of legal advice. We’re here to answer any questions you have about your legal options and rights.
To learn more, call to schedule a 100% free consultation with an experienced Staten Island personal injury lawyer today. Our law firm has been representing clients in New York City and across the New York metro area for over 40 years.