Personal Injury Lawyer in Brooklyn
When you’re hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it can be frustrating and overwhelming to deal with the aftermath. You need an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer who will stand up for you and your family and demand fair compensation for your injuries and suffering. Contact Shulman & Hill to speak with a trusted personal injury attorney in Brooklyn and see how we can help you fight for your rights.
Preventable injuries happen every day in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. Reckless drivers, careless property owners, and hazardous work conditions can lead to accidents that change people’s lives in an instant. As a result, victims are left to deal with expensive medical bills, lost income, painful recoveries, and emotional suffering.
If you or a loved one was injured in Brooklyn due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. At Shulman & Hill, we are passionate about helping hardworking New Yorkers fight for the compensation they need and deserve after an accident.
Our experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and skill to take on big insurance companies who try to pay less than your claim is worth. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill to Handle Your Personal Injury Case
Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys provide personalized representation in every case. To our team, you are more than just a number. We treat you like family and advocate aggressively on your behalf while you recover from your injuries. We build trust with every client we represent through open communication and by following through with our commitments.
We have over a decade of experience in personal injury law and have secured more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients, including:
- $2,000,000 settlement for an immigrant laborer who was severely injured as a direct result of falling from a defective ladder.
- $1,350,000 settlement for a client involved in a head-on motor vehicle crash.
- $1,100,000 settlement for a 51-year-old Uber driver who was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle, causing injuries to his neck and left shoulder.
- $1,000,000 settlement for the driver of a motor vehicle who was struck by a motor vehicle, causing injuries to her right knee, neck, and back, requiring surgical intervention.
Additionally, Shulman & Hill attorneys are widely recognized for their legal excellence. Partner Alex Shulman has been listed as a New York Super Lawyer since 2017 and recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer. Our personal injury firm has also received the Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Award.
Types of Brooklyn Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Shulman & Hill is a full-service personal injury law firm with the skills and resources needed to handle even the most complex personal injury cases.
With so much traffic congestion in Brooklyn, car accidents are common throughout the borough. In fact, Brooklyn experiences the most motor vehicle collisions of all five boroughs. No matter the circumstances, our seasoned legal professionals are ready to help you navigate the legal aftermath of all kinds of auto accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Lyft accidents
- Uber accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
Because New York is a no-fault insurance state, you must first file a claim with your own insurer to pursue compensation. However, you may be able to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurer if your economic damages were more than $50,000 or you suffered a “serious injury” as defined by statute. Speak with a Brooklyn car accident lawyer at Shulman & Hill to learn more.
If you were hurt on another person’s property because of an unsafe condition, you can seek compensation for your injuries and losses through a premises liability lawsuit. Premises liability cases are as diverse as the properties that give rise to them. For example, they can include situations involving:
Shulman & Hill obtained a $2,500,000 settlement for a non-union laborer
Shulman & Hill obtained a $2,000,000 settlement for an immigrant laborer
Shulman & Hill obtained a $1,600,000 settlement for a 53-year-old union bus driver
Shulman & Hill obtained a $1,500,000 settlement for an undocumented day laborer
Shulman & Hill obtained a $1,500,000 settlement for a bus driver
Workplace accidents can have serious consequences for victims. In most cases, you can secure benefits through the New York workers’ compensation system to help offset the impact of the accident on your life. Let us help you navigate the process and claim the full value you are entitled to. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are standing by to ensure you leave no money on the table.
Among other things, we handle cases involving:
Other Personal Injury Claims in Brooklyn
Ultimately, however, it is impossible to list all of the situations that can give rise to a personal injury lawsuit. No matter the type of accident and injuries you have suffered, our firm has the skills and resources to handle your case. A few other case types we handle include:
Common Personal Injuries Sustained in Brooklyn Accidents
Injuries we see in our legal practice range from minor to catastrophic. In many cases, they are fatal. Some common types of injuries we see after accidents in Brooklyn include:
- Strains, sprains, tears, and bruises
- Broken and fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, including full or partial paralysis
- Burn injuries, including road rash
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Psychological distress
If you sustained injuries because of someone else’s careless or negligent actions, you do not have to suffer the consequences alone. A skilled Brooklyn personal injury attorney can assess your legal options and demand full and fair compensation for your medical bills and other losses
How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Claim?
In most personal injury cases, the New York statute of limitations gives you three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. However, the filing deadline may vary depending on the facts of your case.
In any case, subject to very few exceptions, failure to file before the correct deadline passes will result in your case being dismissed in court. Schedule a free consultation with our team to see what deadline applies to your claim and how we can help you get started.
Damages Available in Brooklyn Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury victims face several hardships after an accident, including financial, physical, and emotional struggles. In New York, you can claim both economic and non-economic damages to compensate you for all your losses. The economic damages represent quantifiable monetary losses, while non-economic damages refer to the emotional and physical ways you’ve suffered.
Through a Brooklyn personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for things like:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Lowered future earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Lowered quality of life
It is difficult to predict and impossible to guarantee exactly how much compensation you will receive through your lawsuit. However, our personal injury lawyers are standing by to conduct a thorough, independent investigation of how your accident occurred and give you a good idea of how much your claim may be worth.
How Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help Your Case
Personal injury cases in Brooklyn can be complex and highly stressful for victims and their families. That’s why we’ve dedicated our practice to helping members of our community seek justice and accountability when injured at little to no fault of their own.
When you work with our trusted legal professionals in Brooklyn, you can count on us to manage your case from start to finish. Our services include:
- A free initial consultation to explain your full legal rights and options
- Legal guidance and support throughout the claims process
- A full investigation of your accident to determine what happened
- Negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf
- Representation in court if your case needs to go to trial
To build your case, our team will gather the evidence needed to prove the defendant’s culpability and your resulting damages. We do not back down from tough cases and will work hard to maximize your recovery.
Liability in Brooklyn Personal Injury Cases
Multiple parties can be held liable for compensating you if you were harmed by their actions. To name just a few, liable parties in a personal injury lawsuit might include:
- Businesses and employers
- Product manufacturers and distributors
- Service providers
- Property owners and landlords
- Government entities
- Vehicle owners
- Animal owners
Though every personal injury lawsuit is different, most cases are based on the legal theory of negligence. To successfully bring a case via this route, you will need to prove four legal elements:
- Duty – The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff.
- Breach – The defendant breached that duty through action or inaction.
- Causation – The breach of duty directly caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
- Damages – The plaintiff suffered actual damages (physical, emotional, financial) as a result of the breach.
Further, it is important to remember that New York follows a “pure comparative negligence” rule. Under this rule, you can secure compensation even if you were partly responsible for an accident. However, your compensable damages can be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 30 percent responsible for an accident, your damages will be reduced by 30 percent.
This means it is even more important that you secure high-quality legal representation. If the at-fault party tries to reduce your compensation by unfairly pinning the blame on you, our legal team is ready to push back.
Shulman & Hill Is Here To Help
We have helped thousands of New Yorkers pursue justice and accountability after being injured by the carelessness of others. We are ready to do the same for you. We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case. Contact our team of Brooklyn personal injury lawyers today to schedule your free consultation.