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Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyer

There are many ways a person can sustain severe injuries on Staten Island. While there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of being involved in an accident, there are no guarantees in life. Unfortunately, there is a possibility you may one day be in an accident that causes you harm because another party was negligent in some capacity. And the consequences of your accident could be significant.

In the aftermath, you may be burdened with medical bills, the inability to work and earn an income, and pain and suffering. To learn more, call Shulman & Hill today at 212.221.1000. We can review the circumstances of your accident and determine the best strategy that meets your case’s unique needs to receive compensation. You will only pay for our services if your Staten Island personal injury lawyer wins your case.

Compensation Our Staten Island Personal Injury Team Can Pursue

Your potential compensation depends on the severity of your injuries and how they affect your life. Some accident-related injuries can be severe, resulting in a need for both immediate and long-term medical care.

We don’t want you to be left footing the bill for someone else’s negligence down the road. Our lawyers can assess your damages, taking both current and future losses into account.

Then, we will get to work negotiating for fair compensation. Here are some damages that may apply in your case.

Medical Expenses

Injuries can be expensive to treat, especially if they are severe. You can pursue compensation for all your medical care, and our attorneys fight for the full amount of your medical expenses. We can help you recover compensation for all the short- and long-term care your injuries require. In general, we may seek awards for:

  • Emergency room care
  • Diagnostic testing, such as X-rays, MRIs, and other tests
  • Surgeries
  • Hospital stays
  • Rehabilitative care, such as physical therapy sessions
  • Specialists
  • Doctor visits
  • In-home aid
  • Home modifications to help you cope with your injuries

Lost Income

Even seemingly minor injuries can keep you out of work for an extended period. Lost wages can cause financial strain for victims and their families. We can work to recover your wages, along with any missed bonuses, benefits, and paid leave.

If you cannot return to work or work in the same capacity, we can also seek future lost income. If you can’t earn your pre-injury income, you shouldn’t have to settle for less going forward.

Our Staten Island personal injury lawyers work to value your current and future lost wages to determine how much we can go after.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering is a non-economic damage that may apply in your case. This type of damage can be difficult to calculate, but our legal team can help place a value on it.

Wrongful Death Damages

If you lost a loved one in an accident on Staten Island, your family deserves justice. While no amount of money can replace your loved one, a settlement or verdict can help your family cope with the financial losses from your loved one’s passing. We can file a wrongful death lawsuit to help beneficiaries recoup certain losses, such as:

  • Your loved one’s medical bills as a result of the accident
  • Funeral expenses, including the cost of burial or cremation
  • Loss of your loved one’s financial support

While you honor the memory of your loved one and grieve with your family, we can work on your case.

Staten Island Personal Injury Cases: Common Examples

Many types of accidents and circumstances can lead to personal injury. Common examples include:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Your ability to pursue compensation after an accident may depend on various factors. If you were in an accident involving a car, truck, or motorcycle, you might be eligible to seek compensation by filing a lawsuit against the potentially at-fault party. This can help recover additional money for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, in addition to medical expenses. An attorney can support you through what can seem like an overwhelming process.

Premises Liability Cases

You should expect that a property owner will take basic steps to limit the odds that you will be in an accident caused by a hazard on their property, such as a slippery floor or a broken step. This is the basis of premises liability law. If you are injured because a property owner neglected their duty to you, you can consult with our Staten Island personal injury lawyer to determine if you are eligible to seek compensation.

Pedestrian Accidents

While pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere, you may have a higher chance of getting into an accident if you live in a densely populated area. The more traffic on the roads, the greater the risk to pedestrians. If you are harmed in a Staten Island pedestrian accident, you should seek legal representation for help securing any compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Work-Related Accidents

Generally, workers injured on the job in New York State can seek compensation for certain losses by filing a claim with their employers’ workers’ compensation insurer. However, because insurers often try to find reasons to deny claims, it is wise to hire one of our workers’ compensation lawyers before filing your claim.

Dog Bites

Anyone who owns a potentially dangerous dog (or any other type of dangerous pet) should take reasonable steps to ensure their pet does not bite or otherwise harm someone else. If they fail to do so, injured parties may be entitled to compensation.

Accidental Death

Our Staten Island personal injury attorneys also handle cases involving accidental death. Accidental death occurs when someone’s negligence causes another’s untimely death. Accidents that may result in fatal injuries include train accidents, motor vehicle accidents, falls from heights, and plane accidents.

Surviving family members of the deceased may seek compensation if it can be shown that, had their loved one survived and only been injured, they would have been entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.

The Importance of Working With a Personal Injury Law Firm in Staten Island

Those examples are merely a few types of cases that fall under the personal injury classification. One of our Staten Island personal injury attorneys can discuss your case and help you better understand your rights.

Other reasons to work with an attorney when filing a personal injury claim include:

Investigating the Case

It is not always clear who may be responsible for compensating you after an accident. Our Staten Island personal injury law firm can investigate to identify all liable parties. We have the resources to consult experts, interview witnesses, review surveillance footage, and obtain accident reports.

The evidence we gather may support your case for compensation. For example, we can work to illustrate the negligence of another party and the extent of your losses.

Handling Administrative Tasks

Filing a personal injury lawsuit can involve many steps and tasks. Whether you need help collecting evidence, submitting paperwork, or corresponding with insurers and medical staff, our personal injury attorney in Staten Island can help. After all, you should focus on what is most important: making a full recovery.

Our Staten Island personal injury lawyers can give your case the attention to detail it deserves. You shouldn’t have to sweat the paperwork and worry about making a minor clerical error that could delay or compromise your case. We can take a fine-tooth comb through the legal documents involved in your case and work to streamline the legal process.

Negotiating for Fair Compensation

Insurance companies may try to deny or undervalue your claim. For example, they may try to shift some or all the blame for the accident onto you. They may also argue that you worsened or contributed to your losses by forgoing medical care. In some cases, they employ bad faith practices to outright deny a claim.

Our Staten Island personal injury lawyer can not only help you identify low settlement offers, but they can also negotiate with the insurance companies to obtain a higher offer. If the insurers refuse to settle, our lawyers can take your case to trial and fight for a verdict that compensates you for the full extent of your losses.

Communicating With Involved Parties

As a personal injury victim, any time you speak directly with involved parties, you’re taking a risk. Insurers may ask permission to record your statements, for example. When you hire a Staten Island personal injury attorney, they can step in and handle all these communications. They can represent your best interests when dealing with the liable party, insurers, or attorneys.

Remember that, depending on your type of accident, you may be going up against large corporations that have teams of attorneys. Instead of dealing with them alone, you can have a lawyer handle all the communication associated with your case.

Representing You in a Trial

Another way a Staten Island attorney can help is by representing you in a trial. Our legal team may even be able to avoid going to trial by negotiating for an out-of-court settlement. Regardless, we are ready to seek a favorable verdict at trial.

Keeping You in the Loop

The last thing you want is to feel left in the dark about your personal injury case. When you work with our lawyers, they will make themselves available to answer your questions and keep you informed about your case. We can notify you of any progress along the way and explain the nuances of the legal process.

Our Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyers Take Cases on Contingency

You may worry about how you’re going to afford legal representation. When you work with our legal team, you can set this concern aside. We take personal injury cases on contingency so we can get to work immediately without charging any upfront fees.

We take our payment from the compensation we secure for you. This way, you don’t have to risk further financial losses to obtain legal representation. We put injury victims first, and we also offer free consultations so you can get clear on your legal options.

Start Your Richmond County Personal Injury Case Today

We want to secure your right to seek compensation, so you should begin your case as soon as possible. According to CPLR § 214, you generally have three years from the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. You have even less time—generally two years—to file a wrongful death lawsuit under EPTL § 5-4.1.

Remember, it takes time to build a case. The sooner you call our law firm, the sooner we can start building your case to recover compensation for all your losses.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill for Your Staten Island Personal Injury Case?

At Shulman & Hill, we handle personal injury cases across all five boroughs. We have an impressive track record for helping injured New Yorkers recover compensation for their losses.

We offer free case consultations. To discuss your Staten Island personal injury case, call us today at 212.221.1000.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

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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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