When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, acting as your own advocate becomes next to impossible. New Yorkers have a reputation for their resilience and toughness, but you need help from an experienced personal injury lawyer after an injury. Being injured can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll lasting years, or even a lifetime. Having the added stress of a legal case is something no one wants, and our Manhattan injury law firm is here to help.

Common Types of NYC Personal Injury Claims

At Roth & Roth, our NYC personal injury attorneys have a proven history of successfully representing the victims of personal injury cases in many different types of accident claims and in many different venues. We handle cases throughout the State of New York, not just New York City. The types of cases we handle include but aren’t limited to:

Roth & Roth has been successfully representing individuals and families throughout the State of New York for over 25 years. If you or someone you know was injured or killed in New York due to someone else's wrongdoing, contact us to discuss your options. Initial consultations are always free and we never get paid unless and until you do.

There are a number of benefits to retaining a New York City personal injury law firm after being hurt in an accident. Your injury attorney will take over all correspondence with the insurance companies, corporation, or municipality so that you no longer have to worry about how to deal with the Defendants’ representatives. Your lawyer can address vital issues such as how to establish liability and how much damages you should be entitled to based upon the medical evidence. They also have intimate knowledge of the legal and court system to ensure you are treated fairly. 

The Manhattan personal injury attorneys at Roth & Roth take their responsibility to their clients seriously. For more than 25 years, our attorneys have been fighting for the rights of injury victims throughout New York. Our law firm is so well-respected that attorney peers routinely bring us in as co-counsel on difficult and complex cases for clients who have suffered catastrophic losses. 

If you’ve been hurt due to another party’s negligence, we will be your strongest legal advocate. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help with your case. 

What should I do after a personal injury accident?

If you have been injured in an accident, collect as much information as possible while you are still at the scene. Provided you are able, get the names and contact information of witnesses and take photos. If you are not able, ask someone else to do it for you. Whether you feel you need it or not if you feel hurt seek immediate medical attention from a licensed professional to be evaluated. The extent of some injuries, such as whiplash and brain trauma, may not be immediately known. Medical documentation and treatment are vital for your case and your well-being. Finally, contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to schedule a free consultation and protect your right to recovery. 

What is the personal injury claims process?

After you suffer an injury because of another party’s negligence, you’ll want to seek immediate medical attention and hire a good lawyer. Your lawyer can help you meet all the deadlines, file the appropriate paperwork, request the necessary information, search public databases for relevant evidence, if applicable notify the correct insurance company, gain access to valuable benefits, and keep track of your damages. The case will be worked up in the most efficient way possible through both the claims process if possible as well through litigation. The attorneys at Roth & Roth work up every case for trial so that we can maximize the value for you. Insurance companies and corporations will only pay fair value if they see that your attorney has properly prepared your case.

Should I speak with the insurance adjuster when they call?

It’s never a good idea to speak with an adjuster if you intend on making a claim. You should always first talk with an attorney before speaking to sophisticated adjusters and investigators.  Keep in mind that adjusters work for insurance companies, and their goal is to pay as little money as possible or no money at all. You’d be surprised at how a seemingly innocent conversation with an adjuster can be turned around to damage the strength of your case. Your best course of action is to allow a seasoned injury lawyer to facilitate these interactions.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

There’s a common misconception that only wealthy people can afford legal counsel or that you have to pay a lawyer for services in advance. Neither is true when you have a solid personal injury case. Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t collect any attorney fees unless we win your case. You do not have to worry about out-of-pocket legal fees, and working with a skilled lawyer often results in much larger settlements and verdicts for injury victims. If you are wondering about the cost of legal counsel, a better question to ask yourself might be: Can I afford not to work with a reputable NYC injury lawyer?

Who can be held liable for personal injuries?

One person, multiple people, a business, or even a government entity can be held liable for personal injuries. Establishing who is responsible for an injury is only the first challenge. Proving negligence and securing a fair award can be equally time-consuming and complex tasks. 

What damages can I recover through a personal injury claim?

Under New York law, you can recover a variety of damages for the personal injuries you suffer due to another party’s negligence. These include payment for past and future medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. A skilled personal injury attorney will be able to determine your eligibility for these damages and hold the party responsible for your harm accountable. 

Is New York a shared fault state?

Figuring out who is at fault is a critical element in personal injury cases. New York, unlike some other states, follows a pure comparative fault law. This doctrine allows injured plaintiffs to recover compensation for their injuries, even if they were partly responsible for the accident that caused them. A plaintiff in a New York personal injury action is not prevented from recovering damages even if they are partially responsible for the incident that gave rise to their injuries, but the amount they recover will be lowered in proportion to the amount that they are at fault.

What is New York’s no-fault law?

In automobile cases, New York has a no-fault auto insurance system. Under this law, insurance companies must pay first-party benefits for medical bills, lost wages, and other covered expenses such as home care due to a motor vehicle accident regardless of fault. The system is designed to ensure accident victims can receive medical treatment and lost wages in a motor vehicle crash. The no-fault system has certain deadlines and requirements that NYC personal injury law firms can help navigate for you so that you get all the benefits that you are entitled to. 

Are damages different for a wrongful death case?

Damages for wrongful death claims in New York are limited, some of the damages the estate and family are entitled to are pain and suffering before death, the amount of support that the deceased gave to his or her relatives, loss of services, parental support and guidance, pre-death medical expenses, fear of impending death. You also have the right to compensation for other losses, such as funeral and burial expenses, the value of future financial support, and the loss of parental guidance of the deceased.

Who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim in New York?

In New York, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate is the only party permitted to bring a wrongful death claim. The claim is made by the representative on behalf of certain surviving family members, which may include the spouse, children, parents, or other beneficiaries. Wrongful death cases can be complex, and our knowledgeable New York counsel would be happy to discuss your situation. 

Can I file a personal injury claim if I was injured at work?

In construction accidents, such as when a worker is injured due to failure to provide safety equipment, or a fall off a scaffold or a ladder, they can file a workers' compensation claim with their employer's worker’s compensation insurance carrier and file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the commercial premises as well as the general contractor and sub-contractors who are not their direct employer.

Whether you were injured at work or not can be a significant factor in who pays for medical treatment and lost wages. Injuries that happen at work, in many cases, are handled by the workers’ compensation system. You may still be able to file a personal injury case against anyone other than your employers, such as the person who owns the premises, and any time where the negligence of a third party was involved, such as another driver or a manufacturer. Our attorneys can investigate your claim and provide guidance about what will be in your best interests moving forward.  

What are my chances of winning my personal injury case?

Every personal injury case in New York is different. Because of this, it’s impossible to make any promises about a case outcome. You should be wary of any attorney who does so. However, we will give you an honest assessment of your case during your initial consultation, including its strengths and potential weaknesses. We’ll also continue to provide skilled counsel and advocate for your interests as the case progresses. 

Can my personal injury case be settled without my permission?

Absolutely not! We keep our clients well-informed about the status of their cases and do not have this type of authority. We will always counsel you as to whether we believe a settlement offer is in your best interests. But it is ultimately your decision whether or not to accept an offer made to you by the other party. 

How long does it take to resolve a personal injury case in New York?

We can’t stress enough that every personal injury case is unique. Some cases will necessarily take longer than others. Factors that will impact how long a case takes to resolve include the nature and severity of the injuries and who else is involved. Some insurance companies may be more willing to discuss settlement sooner than others. And some won’t make an offer at all, depending on the circumstances of the case. 

How much time do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

New York State law lists a three-year statute of limitations for most personal injury matters. This means that you have three years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. In municipal cases, there is a 90-day deadline to file a notice of claim and 1 year and 90 days deadline to file a lawsuit. While it is possible to make a motion to file a late notice of claim within one year and 90 days it is always advisable to file the notice of claim within 90 days.  While it may seem that time is on your side, nothing could be further from the truth. Witnesses and evidence can disappear quickly. The sooner you file your claim after the accident, the better your chances of recovering the full and fair compensation you deserve. 

What will I need to prove in a personal injury lawsuit?

If you are pursuing a personal injury case, you will need to prove that the other party was negligent. To accomplish this, your lawyer will gather evidence showing that the other party owed you a duty and then violated that duty. Further, you must also establish that there is a connection between the breach of duty and the injuries and damages you have suffered. Proving negligence and damages is something a top Manhattan injury law firm can achieve on your behalf. 

Do I need a personal injury attorney?

If you weren’t injured in the accident, you probably don’t need an attorney. But if you were seriously hurt, a skilled lawyer can be helpful in getting you just compensation. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain by taking advantage of a free consultation to learn more about how an attorney can provide assistance. 

If you’ve been seriously hurt due to another party’s negligence, you are understandably stressed and confused. Even if you’re skeptical about personal injury lawyers, you owe it to yourself to find out how a reputable and honest law firm can provide the support and assistance you need during this difficult time. 

At Roth & Roth, we are established and respected Manhattan personal injury attorneys who are committed to maximizing the value of cases for our injured clients. We understand that you may be under various types of strain after an accident, and our goal is to relieve that stress and get you the best result possible so that you can move forward with your life. 

Our personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation, so you risk nothing by contacting us. We are confident you will know your case is in excellent hands after we speak. Don’t wait another minute. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We never get paid unless and until you do. 

“Roth & Roth were very helpful. They always made me feel comfortable and at ease. They prepared me very well so I wasn’t nervous. I have recommended Roth & Roth to members of my family. And what’s more, I’m happy that even after my case was settled, they still took the time to answer any questions I had.”
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“David Roth is a hard worker. I worked with Audra when she joined the firm. Everything was explained to me and they always answered any questions I had. They were always available for me. I have some friends who looked for lawyers and I recommended Roth & Roth. I will always recommend them.”
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