Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether you were hurt in a traffic accident or bitten by a dog, if you weren’t at fault for what happened, you shouldn’t have to pay for the expenses that result. Get the compensation you need to pay for your recovery by working with a Manhattan personal injury lawyer.
Suffering a personal injury can lead to physical pain soon accompanied by devastating financial losses. However, you should not have to pay for expenses associated with your accident if someone else was responsible for what happened. A Manhattan personal injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you determine if you have grounds for a civil lawsuit and exactly what your case is worth.
We represent clients that have suffered a variety of injuries caused by an even greater variety of accident types. From car and truck collisions to motorcycle wrecks, slip-and-falls to defective products, we will know how to proceed with your unique situation. In the end, it doesn’t matter what type of accident you were in, so long as that accident was caused by the negligence of another person, business, or government entity.
Hold the Responsible Party Accountable
In most accident cases, no criminal charges will be brought against the party who caused your injury. The only exception would be if you were hit by a drunk driver or injured during an assault or another act of malice. This means that your only opportunity to hold the at-fault party accountable is to file a civil lawsuit, something a Manhattan personal injury lawyer from our office can handle for you.
Filing a civil lawsuit gives you the opportunity to seek financial damages in court. Even if criminal charges are pending, this is a wise decision because it is the only way for you to receive compensation outside of negotiating a settlement.
Avoid the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury
It is critical that you hire a Manhattan personal injury lawyer and file your lawsuit prior to reaching the New York statute of limitations. In most cases, this means that you need to file a lawsuit within three years from the date of your accident.
Failing to do so could result in an inability to recover financial damages. The other party could simply ask for the case to be thrown out of court and would likely be granted their request.
Types of Personal Injuries
Your injury does not need to be catastrophic to hire a Manhattan personal injury lawyer. If your injury has resulted in the need for medical care, you have grounds to sue. Just keep in mind that the nature of your injuries and how long it takes to recover will directly impact the value of your claim.
Some of the more common injuries we see are as follows:
- Broken bones
- Burns and lacerations
- Eye and facial injuries
- Brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other emotional distress
- Limb loss
Seeking Compensation for Your Accident
We understand that not everyone is eager to file a lawsuit. However, if you do not seek compensation for your injuries, you could be stuck paying all of your medical bills and expenses associated with your accident.
Your Manhattan personal injury lawyer will work to get you the most money possible for your injuries. We may request money from the insurance company or at-fault party for any of the following that apply to your case:
- Emergency medical care and transportation
- Ongoing medical treatments and physical therapy
- Medical equipment such as crutches, wheelchairs, or prosthetics
- Therapy to address PTSD
- Money for a caregiver
- Cost of a new or retrofitted vehicle
- Money you have lost by being unable to work
- Funds to make your home handicap accessible
- All other financial losses or expenses associated with your injuries
Keep in mind that just because we file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, it does not necessarily mean that you will end up in court. If the other side is willing to negotiate with us, we may be able to reach a fair settlement offer completely out of court.
Knowing when to Settle a Personal Injury Claim
During the negotiation process, we will make recommendations as to whether you should settle or go to court based on the amount being offered. One of the most common mistakes injury victims make is choosing to settle your case without first having it reviewed by a Manhattan personal injury lawyer.
The other party or insurance company will have an attorney representing them whose objective will be to pay you as little as possible. Without an advocate on your side, you could be leaving money on the table without even realizing it.
We will let you know if you are receiving a fair settlement offer, fight for as much compensation as possible, and represent you in court if you are not being compensated like you should be.
A Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Scheduling a consultation with an experienced Manhattan personal injury lawyer is as easy as completing the contact form below or calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462). When you speak with an attorney at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we will be happy to go over your case in greater detail, discuss your options, and let you know the best way to proceed with filing your case.