If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in an accident or procedure, retaining the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney is crucial. From motor vehicle or construction accidents to medical malpractice claims, personal injury attorneys provide accident victims with legal representation to defend their rights and help them secure compensation for their injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney will handle all aspects of your legal claim, so you can focus on your recovery. Our team of expert litigators at Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC work closely with our clients to build strong claims on their behalf, and ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries arising from an accident, and believe someone else is at fault, contact us at (212) 935-2600 or fill out our online form to get in touch with an expert New York personal injury attorney.
Investigate Your Accident and Gather Evidence
An investigation may be required to determine the cause(s) of your accident and any responsible parties. Even in motor vehicle accidents, where responding officers issue a Police Report narrating the events that transpired, an investigation may be required to gather evidence and prove your case. At Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC, our team of expert New York personal injury attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to make a strong claim on your behalf.
Assess Your Injuries
Your personal injury lawyer will assess your damages to determine how much your injury claim is worth. Doing so may require physicians, economists, and other relevant professionals who can calculate and quantify your economic and non-economic damages. Victims of accidents caused by negligence are often entitled to several different forms of compensation, including the following:
- Medical Expenses: If your accident resulted in medical expenses, you could be eligible for compensation to cover any out-of-pocket costs.
- Past and Future Lost Wages: If you are unable to work after your accident or are limited in your mobility or capacity, you may be eligible for compensation to cover any past or future wages that you might have lost as a result of your injuries.
- Property Damage: compensation may be awarded to cover any damage to your personal property.
- Past and Future Pain and Suffering: Plaintiffs in a personal injury claim may be eligible to receive compensation for any pain and suffering experienced during or after an accident, in addition to the financial damages discussed above.
- Loss of Financial Support and Guidance: You may be compensated if a personal injury matter results in the death of a parent, spouse, or head-of-household.
Even if you’ve received Worker’s Compensation for your accident, you still may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Workers’ compensation is only temporary and is often not enough to cover the full extent of your damages.
Communicate with Insurance Companies
Insurance companies will often reach out to accident victims, asking them to recount the events that transpired in a written or oral statement. While these communications may seem harmless, insurance companies often avoid or delay paying claims, and any statement you give can be used as evidence in a personal injury claim. Our attorneys at Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf PLLC will communicate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive proper compensation for your damages.
File Your Claim
An experienced personal injury attorney will ensure your personal injury claim is filed before its deadline. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in New York State only extends three years from the date of the incident; however, this time limit may be longer if the victim of an accident is under 18 years of age. For accidents involving wrongful death, the statute of limitations is only two years from the date of the victim’s death. Lastly, if the responsible party is a local, state, or federal government entity, a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days of the incident. It is crucial that you contact an attorney and file your claim before the statute of limitations expires.
Negotiate a Settlement or Take Your Case To Trial
Retaining the services of an experienced New York Personal Injury Attorney can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Insurance companies will often offer accident victims lowball settlements, which are often insufficient in compensating you for the full extent of your injuries. Research indicates that victims represented by an attorney typically receive more than 300% more compensation than they would without a lawyer, even when you account for attorney’s fees. Our attorneys at Halperin Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC will negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair and reasonable settlement for your injuries or take your case to trial if a settlement agreement cannot be reached.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident, let the experienced personal injury lawyers at Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC fight for the money you deserve. Our team of personal injury attorneys have the experience to raise any potential claims and protect your rights throughout this challenging time, and our results speak for themselves. Give Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf PLLC a call today at (212) 935-2600 or fill out the contact form on our website to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our expert personal injury attorneys.
For more than 40 years, Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC has built a reputation in the legal community for its hard work, diligent representation, and advocacy for victims of negligent wrongdoing, personal injury, medical and professional malpractice, and commercial litigation. Even if you choose not to retain us, our attorneys will give your issue the focus and dedication it deserves—and find someone who can assist you if we are unable. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your civil litigation matter and any concerns relevant to your personal or business needs. Simply fill out our online form, or call us at (212) 935-2600. We’re glad to serve you.
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New York, NY 10017