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Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer

Hurt and Overwhelmed? Talk to a Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer

An accident can occur at any given time and may leave you with significant injuries. It is not uncommon for someone else’s negligence to cause an otherwise avoidable accident. Have you or a loved one in the Brooklyn area been harmed in an accident caused by another party? If so, review your case with a Brooklyn personal injury attorney at Shulman & Hill. We can help determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more.

Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer Case Types

In the year 2020, 55.4 million people in the U.S. sought medical treatment for a preventable injury, and over 200,000 died of such injuries. The Shulman & Hill personal injury attorneys in Brooklyn represent victims injured in many different kinds of accidents, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents Whether you are hit on Lawrence Street and Willoughby Street or rear-ended on Hooper and South Fifth Street, accidents happen, and our car accident attorneys are here to fight for you. Pursuing compensation after being injured in an accident involving some type of vehicle will always vary depending on the circumstances. Since New York is a “no-fault” state, if you are hurt in a car crash, you would first pursue compensation for your medical expenses and property damage by filing a claim with your insurance carrier, even if someone else may have caused the accident. However, this will only cover some of your expenses and will not cover pain and suffering. If another party caused your accident, like an at-fault driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover additional compensation.
  • Pedestrian accidents – In a busy environment like Brooklyn, pedestrians need to be on the lookout to avoid hazards. Unfortunately, even if you are careful when navigating the city, you may still be involved in an accident if the operator of a motor vehicle is careless. According to accident statistics, some of the most dangerous roads in Brooklyn for pedestrians include Bedford Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Linden Boulevard, Adams Street, and Coney Island Avenue. No matter where your injury occurred, our pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help you secure compensation if this ever occurs.
  • Accidental death – 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. If another party’s negligence resulted in the loss of your loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for your financial losses.
  • Premises liability If you are on someone’s property, the property owner, manager, and other relevant parties have a legal responsibility to take reasonable measures to protect you from hazards that could foreseeably cause injuries. This may include fixing broken steps, mopping up spills in a timely manner, or warning visitors of uneven flooring that could cause a slip and fall accident. If a property owner does not keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition and you are injured as result, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses.
  • Dog bites and animal attacks – Just as property owners have a responsibility to keep their guests and employees safe, dog and other pet owners as well as those who harbor them have to ensure their animals are not harmful to others. Brooklyn dog bite victims may be able to recover compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Burn injuries – Burns can occur in many different ways. Severe burn injuries may require extensive and costly medical treatment. When a landlord fails to keep a property safe and a fire breaks out, they could be held liable for any burn injuries that occur. If a burn injury occurs at work and a party other than the worker’s employer contributed to the accident, they may be held financially accountable. In most cases, the employee should also be entitled to workers’ compensation for their medical bills and lost wages.
  • Scaffolding accidents – Construction workers are frequently injured in scaffolding accidents due to the large number of high rises in Brooklyn and NYC. Our attorneys can help hold contractors and property owners accountable when a Brooklyn scaffolding accident is caused by their negligence.
  • Aviation accidents – Aviation accidents can happen on commercial airplanes, sightseeing helicopters, private jets, or any aircraft. Pilots, airlines, aircraft owners, manufacturers, and aircraft mechanics are all responsible for meeting strict aviation standards and regulations put forth by the federal government. When the standards and regulations are not met and they feel to take reasonable measures to keep passengers safe, they could be held liable for any injuries that occur.

The above list covers just a few of the types of Brooklyn personal injury cases Shulman & Hill handles. 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.

Knowing how to proceed after an accident can be difficult if you are not familiar with all of the applicable laws. Fortunately, our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn have the expertise necessary to help you pursue what you may be entitled to.

When to Call a Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer

  • You have sustained a serious injury or will be permanently disabled – If you were severely injured or disabled in an accident, you likely are facing substantial medical bills and may need continued care in the future. If another party’s negligence may have caused the accident, a Brooklyn personal injury attorney can consult with medical experts to review how your injury may have been caused and the past, current, and future effects it may have on your life.
  • Liability for your accident is disputed – Injured victims seeking compensation must prove that the other party’s negligence or carelessness caused their accident. If you were injured in an accident and the other party involved is denying liability, a personal injury lawyer serving the Brooklyn area can investigate the cause of the incident and gather evidence to help prove liability.
  • You have experienced problems with the insurance company – If you were injured in a motor vehicle collision, a slip and fall, or a similar accident and the insurance company is failing to investigate, raising false allegations, intentionally misleading you about your rights, or refusing to pay a valid claim, they may be acting in bad faith in order to avoid paying your personal injury claim. Personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn are familiar with the various tactics insurance companies may use and will not hesitate to take your case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
  • Your accident involves multiple parties – Personal injury cases in which multiple parties are involved, such as a multi-vehicle car accident, a medical malpractice claim, or a construction accident tend to be more complicated. A Brooklyn injury attorney can help establish all of the potential parties who may be at fault in order to increase the chances of a successful recovery.
  • You are being blamed for contributing to your injury – Even if another party’s insurance company accepts liability, it may still claim that your actions contributed to the accident as well. In New York, being declared partially at fault for an accident can negatively impact the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries but does not disqualify you from receiving compensation altogether. Our lawyers can help prove the other party’s liability and maximize the compensation available in your personal injury case.

Benefits of Working with a Brooklyn Personal Injury Law Firm

  • Wealth of legal knowledge and prevention of critical mistakes – After being injured in an accident, you may be experiencing pain, anger, and confusion. The trauma of an injury may make it difficult to handle your claim objectively to get the best possible outcome. Experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers have a deep understanding of the legal process and can help you navigate your claim to ensure you receive adequate compensation for your injuries.
  • Identifying potentially liable parties – It may be unclear who is responsible for compensating you in a Brooklyn personal injury case. By investigating your accident thoroughly, we can help determine who may have been at fault for your accident and injuries.
  • Pursuing fair compensation – Losses and damages resulting from an accident must be accounted for when pursuing compensation after you have been injured. Along with medical bills and lost wages if you cannot return to work due to the severity of your injuries, there might be other financial and intangible losses, such as future medical care and pain and suffering. We can review your situation to help you assess whether a settlement offer is fair for your case.
  • Corresponding and negotiating with insurers – Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys can handle all correspondences with the insurance companies throughout the claims process. Not only does this give you more time to focus on recovering after an injury, but it also potentially helps you save money. Some insurers may prefer that claimants work with them directly, as that may make it easier to convince injured parties to settle for less than what their claims may be worth. Attorneys have the experience and training necessary to effectively negotiate for the full amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
  • Helping you to expedite your claim – By retaining a lawyer immediately after getting injured in an accident, a claim can be filed before your treatment is complete and while you are still recovering. This can lead to you receiving compensation much more quickly than if you would have handled the claim alone. An experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorney will also know how to avoid common setbacks in order to reach a settlement as quickly as possible.
  • Providing you with peace of mind during recovery – After being injured or losing a loved one in an accident, you may be dealing with severe physical pain, intense mental and emotional trauma, and mounting medical bills. Managing the process of a personal injury lawsuit can cause unneeded stress during a time you should be focused on recovering or grieving. A Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can handle all of the logistics of your lawsuit and act as your advocate throughout the duration of your case so you can focus on getting better.

Our primary goal is to reach an appropriate settlement in a reasonable timeframe while you recover. We want to ensure you collect sufficient compensation given the extent and severity of your losses. That is why if we cannot reach a fair settlement with an insurance company, we will go to trial to pursue a favorable verdict on your behalf.

Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer: FAQ’s

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

Our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay upfront, and we only take fees if a settlement is reached. You will not owe your personal injury lawyer upfront legal fees before your case is won. If your case is successful, your lawyer’s fees are taken out of your settlement.

What does a personal injury lawyer do?

Personal injury lawyers are civil litigators that focus on making victims whole by holding the potentially responsible party financially liable. Personal injury attorneys in Brooklyn will guide you through the legal process, investigate all aspects of your case to build a strong case, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, fight for a fair settlement, and litigate your case in trial if a settlement cannot be reached.

How are personal injury settlements paid out?

After reaching a settlement with the at-fault party, both parties and their lawyers will need to execute a final release and settlement agreement. The release waives your right to pursue compensation for this injury in the future. Next, your Brooklyn injury law firm will settle any outstanding liens with medical providers before the settlement check is sent out. The opposing insurance company will then send out the settlement check to your personal injury law firm in Brooklyn. From there, the lawyer will subtract their legal fees from your settlement. You will then receive your settlement check, which is the full settlement minus any medical liens, attorneys fees, court costs, and loans.

What percentage does a personal injury lawyer take?

Most injury lawyers in Brooklyn that work on a contingency fee basis will charge one-third of the net compensation you receive, or 33.33%. Your net compensation is your final settlement amount after paying any liens or expenses. According to New York law, personal injury lawyers are prohibited from charging more than one-third of the net settlement amount.

What percentage of personal injury cases go to trial?

Personal injury claims make up a large percentage of all civil litigation. The vast majority of these personal injury lawsuits are settled before it goes to trial. Of the thousands of personal injury claims filed each year, only between 3 and 5% of these cases go to trial.

Learn How a Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Today

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.

At Shulman & Hill, our lawyers have numerous past successes that make them uniquely qualified to help you after an injury. Take a look at our settlements and verdicts to see how we have helped other injured Brooklyn residents like yourself. To learn more, call us today or schedule a free consultation online.

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Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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