It is unfortunate, but accidents happen. You may be entitled to compensation if you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. The Upper West Side personal injury attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP know that you face a financial, physical, and emotional burden after a severe injury.
During this challenging time, our legal team can help protect your rights and fight tenaciously for fair compensation for your injuries. You should not have to face this challenging time in life alone. Our legal team is committed to understanding the details of your case and unearthing the evidence needed to support your claim.
Insurance companies employ adjusters who work hard to lower their company’s financial liability. These people are skilled negotiators. They often want to speak with you directly after the accident for more information and possibly to offer you a quick settlement. It is important you don’t speak with an adjuster without your attorney present so you don’t accidentally say something that negatively impacts your case.
You should also know that the first settlement is not often a fair settlement. Insurance companies have experienced adjusters and lawyers representing their rights. You should too. Call the legal team of Hach & Rose, LLP at (212) 779-0057 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.
What Type of Compensation Is Available?
After an accident, your attorney may be able to negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault person’s insurance company. If a reasonable settlement can’t be reached, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation, called “damages.” If your case goes to court, you may be awarded compensation for several accident-related losses to help cover your costs. These include:
Medical expenses: The money is meant to cover your medical bills related to the injury. This can include doctor visits, surgery, medical specialists, physical therapy, and prescription medications. Depending on your injuries and the estimation of your future costs, the court may also award you compensation to cover future medical care. This can also include home care.
Lost wages: These are damages paid for the time you may have missed work due to the injuries you received in the accident because of another person’s negligent actions. If you are unable to return to your old job because of a physical disability that resulted from the accident, you may be entitled to help or retraining so you can find a new job.
Property damage: The court may award you compensation for property damaged during the accident, such as a cell phone, laptop, bicycle, motorcycle, car, or recreational vehicle.
Pain and suffering: The law allows an individual to be compensated for pain and suffering and other emotional distress, such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD, after an accident.
Our Upper West Side Personal Injury Attorney Practice Areas
If you were involved in an accident that was not your fault, you want an experienced, skilled, compassionate attorney to represent your rights. There are many areas of personal injury law, and understanding the nuances in case law particular to your accident can lead to better negotiations with an insurance company or a stronger case in court. Our legal team has experience in the following areas:
- Construction Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Railroad Worker Injuries
- Premises Liability
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Workers’ Rights
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Work-Related Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Sexual Abuse
- New York Child Victims Act
- New Jersey Child Sex Abuse Law
- Defective Drugs and Products
- Toxic Substance Exposure
- Aviation Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Class Actions
- Zantac Lawsuits
- Talcum Powder Lawsuits
- Tourist Injuries
- Rental Bike Accidents
- Fires and Explosions
- Electric Scooters
- Philips CPAP Lawsuits
- Benzene Lawsuits
- Baby Formula Lawsuits
Types of Injuries
An accident can result in different types of injuries. They can include physical, mental, emotional, and/or psychological injury after a traumatic event. While some injuries are immediately apparent after the accident, others may take hours or weeks to show up, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
It is crucial that you receive medical attention immediately after an accident to document your injuries and demonstrate your intention to maintain your health. Several of the types of injuries that can follow an accident include:
- Brain injury, also called traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Catastrophic injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Heart attack
- Internal injuries
- Kidney damage
- Neck or back injury
- Nerve damage
- Psychological injury, including PTSD
- Soft tissue injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Torn or ruptured ligaments and tendons
- Traumatic amputation (loss of limb)
Call Hach & Rose, LLP Today
After an accident that was not your fault, we understand that your life has been turned upside down. Money cannot make up for the loss of property or your injuries. But it can reduce the financial burden often from mounting bills and lost wages.
Recovering compensation can help pay those expenses and make the path to recovery easier. Our legal team has won over 5,000 cases since 2018 and recovered $500,000,000 for our clients.
A serious injury can sideline your normal activities for weeks or months. In some cases, you may not return to your previous level of functioning. You can reclaim control and have a significantly positive impact on your future when you work with an experienced Upper West Side injury attorney.
You Can Expect a Commitment from Hach & Rose, LLP
Our personal commitment to our clients is the cornerstone of our practice. We believe that it is our responsibility and our privilege to represent your rights. When you work with us, you can expect to:
- Never pay anything unless we recover damages for you
- Have your calls answered promptly
- Receive an honest and straightforward assessment of your case
- Have a thorough investigation of the facts related to your case
- Have counsel make informed decisions about any settlement offers
- Have skilled and knowledgeable attorneys working on your case
Contact the Upper West Side Personal Injury Attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, our legal team is ready to represent your rights and fight for fair compensation for your injuries. Navigating insurance company rules or the complex legal system can be overwhelming. You should spend your energy recovering from your injuries and leave the negotiation and litigation to the Upper West Side attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP.
Call our office today at (212) 779-0057 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. You will meet with an experienced attorney to review your case and advise you on your next best steps.