Have you or someone you love suffered an accidental injury in Harlem? Was this injury caused by another party’s negligence or reckless behavior? If so, consider speaking to the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP about filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit for compensation. We have over a decade of experience helping Harlem residents get the compensation they need to move on with their life after an injury.
Call us today at (212) 779-0057 for a free, confidential consultation. We will review your case and determine whether you’re eligible for compensation. Don’t let an accidental injury slow you down. Call Hach & Rose, LLP today.
Why Do I Need an Attorney for My Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury (PI) law is complex, and you need the help of a qualified attorney to understand how the laws work and to obtain the outcome you need. Your attorney is more than your representative. We are your guide, your counsel, your chief negotiator, and your confidant.
Obtaining compensation through PI claims requires knowledge of how damages work. Damages are the verifiable losses you sustained as a result of the accident. They come in many categories. Some damages are easy to define, such as medical bills, but others, like mental anguish, are highly subjective and require the help of a lawyer to estimate accurately. Not hiring an attorney to assist with this process may mean not getting the total compensation you’re owed.
In most PI cases, compensation comes as a settlement from the responsible party’s insurance company. A settlement is a monetary payment intended to compensate you for your injuries, provided you forgo any legal action against the party responsible for the accident.
Your lawyer will help you compose and submit a demand letter to the insurance company outlining your grievances and the compensation you expect in return. The catch is that the insurance company will do everything in its power to protect its bottom line, including denying payment on valid and genuine claims. It’s up to your attorney to negotiate a fair and just settlement. Attempting to do this on your own may mean that you receive a lower settlement amount.
Why Hire Hach & Rose, LLP to Represent Me?
With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our team of motivated, dedicated legal professionals is ready to use their knowledge and skills to get you the results you need. We are intimately familiar with New York PI law, and we can use that knowledge to help you and your family.
We believe in providing personal service to every one of our clients. We will work hard to protect your rights and your interests and keep an open line of communication with you at all times. We will be available to answer questions, offer guidance and support, and provide updates on your case whenever necessary.
Our record of success is second-to-none. We’ve obtained over $400 million in settlements and awards for our clients since our founding a decade ago. We know how to make the law work for our clients.
We take no payment unless we get you the compensation you need. We work on contingency, which means there are no up-front fees to our clients. We will build your claim, thoroughly investigate the accident that caused your injury, and gather all necessary evidence to support it, all at no charge to you. We take our payment as a percentage of any award we obtain for you. If we aren’t successful in getting you some form of compensation, we don’t get paid.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
We have experience handling claims of all shapes and sizes, from slip and fall premises liability claims to sexual abuse lawsuits. We have no qualms about taking on large corporations or government organizations for our clients.
Some of the practice areas we handle include the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Defective products
- Construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Class action
- Sexual abuse
- Train accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Workers’ rights
- Nursing home abuse
- Defective drugs
- Property damage
How the Personal Injury Process Works
Through personal injury claims, and in some cases, personal injury lawsuits, we help our clients obtain monetary compensation for losses they suffered because of another person’s actions.
A personal injury claim is handled like other types of insurance claims depending on the circumstances.
Your attorney will sit down with you so you can discuss the accident, your injury, and the losses you’ve sustained as a result. A demand letter will be drafted, and we will notify the insurance company that you intend to seek compensation. They will conduct their own investigation to determine whether your claim is valid, and based on their results, decide whether or not to pay your claim. They may offer a lower settlement than you requested. In this case, your attorney will negotiate on your behalf and attempt to get you the maximum payout possible.
If the insurance company will not offer an acceptable settlement amount or decides to withhold payment entirely, your attorney may recommend moving forward with a lawsuit against the responsible party directly. A New York Civil Court judge would then hear your case and decide on the outcome. If the judge rules in your favor, the court, not the insurance company, will decide on the compensation amount. If the judge rules against you, however, you would receive no compensation.
Compensation for a Personal Injury Claim
You can receive compensation for a variety of special damages and general damages. Special damages have a definite monetary value and include:
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Household expenses
General damages are subjective and vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. There are several categories, such as:
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
Ask your attorney which damages are appropriate for your claim.
Call Hach & Rose, LLP Today
If another party’s negligent or careless behavior injured you or a loved one in Harlem, don’t wait any longer. Call the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP right away. New York’s statute of limitations on most personal injury lawsuits is three years, so the clock may already be running against you. Call us at (212) 779-0057 for a free consultation. We only take payment if we’re successful in getting you money, so you have nothing to lose. Call Hach & Rose, LLP today.