An accident can occur at any given time and leave you with significant injuries. It is not uncommon for someone else’s negligence to be the cause of the accident. Have you or a loved one in the Brooklyn area been harmed through no fault of your own? If so, review your case with a Brooklyn personal injury attorney at Shulman & Hill. We can help determine if you are entitled to compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and more.
Brooklyn Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases come in a wide variety of forms. The following are merely some of the types of cases our personal injury law firm in Brooklyn handles:
Premises Liability Cases
If you are on someone’s property and have a legal right to be there, the property owner, manager, or other relevant party has a legal responsibility to protect you from hazards that could cause injury and maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition. You may seek compensation for your losses if you are harmed due to this responsibility being neglected.
Auto Accidents and Other Vehicular Accidents
Pursuing compensation after being injured in an accident involving some type of vehicle will always vary depending on circumstances. Because New York is a “no-fault” state, if you are hurt in a car crash, you would first attempt pursuing compensation for medical expenses and loss of earnings by filing a claim with the insurance carrier for the vehicle in which you were an occupant, even if someone else caused the accident. O
Knowing how to proceed when seeking compensation after an accident can be very difficult if you are not familiar with all the applicable laws. Fortunately, our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn have the expertise necessary to help you pursue what you may be owed.
Losing a loved one can leave you with severe emotional pain, especially when the loss is unexpected. It can also have a long-term impact on multiple areas of your life, including finances, personal responsibilities, and more. Schedule a consultation with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer to discuss your options in more detail.
In a busy environment like Brooklyn, pedestrians need to be on the lookout to avoid hazards. Unfortunately, even if you are vigilant when navigating the city, you may still be involved in an accident if the operator of a motor vehicle is careless. We can help you secure potential compensation if this ever occurs.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Just as property owners have a responsibility to keep their guests and employees safe, dogs and other pet owners have to ensure their pets are not harmful to others. Victims are often entitled to compensation when pet owners are negligent.
Employees in New York State typically have the option of filing workers’ compensation claims when they are injured in on-the-job accidents. However, if you do not have legal representation, getting a claim approved in a timely manner may be more difficult than you anticipate.
It is often necessary to investigate such cases thoroughly to prove your claim should be approved. Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys can conduct such an investigation, presenting the evidence needed to confirm you are entitled to workers’ compensation.
The Benefits of Working With a Brooklyn Personal Injury Law Firm
The above list covers just a few of the types of Brooklyn personal injury cases we at Shulman & Hill handle. Regardless of the specific nature of your case, when seeking compensation, it is wise to hire a personal injury lawyer instead of working directly with insurance companies.
Other ways we can help include the following:
Identifying Liable Parties
It may be unclear who is responsible for compensating you in a Brooklyn personal injury case. Perhaps, your car accident was the result of negligence on the part of the vehicle’s manufacturer or designer. By investigating your accident thoroughly, we will determine where you should seek compensation from.
Determining What You Are Owed
Losses must often be accounted for when calculating how much compensation you are entitled to. Along with medical bills, lost wages if you cannot return to work due to the severity of your injuries, there might be other financial losses. We can review your situation to determine how much compensation you should ask for when filing a claim.
Corresponding with Insurers
Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys can handle all major correspondence with the insurance companies throughout the claims process.
Not only does this give you more time to focus on recovering after an accident, but it also potentially helps you save money. Most insurers prefer that claimants work with them directly, as that makes it easier to convince injured parties to settle for less than their claims are worth. Attorneys have the experience and training necessary to effectively negotiate for the full amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
Our primary goal is to reach an appropriate settlement in a reasonable timeframe, while you recover physically and mentally. We want to ensure you collect sufficient compensation given the extent and severity of your losses. Thus, if we cannot reach a fair settlement with an insurance company, we will go to court to pursue damages.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill?
Many personal injury law firms in Brooklyn advertise by insisting their attorneys are qualified to handle your case and offer aggressive representation. Yet, not all firms can legitimately deliver on such promises.
That is why we do not ask for blind faith when we take on new clients. Instead, we reference our numerous past successes. We will gladly cite real-world examples to illustrate why we are the right firm for your needs. To learn more, call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule a free consultation online.