If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt due to another individual or company’s negligence, you should not try to fight deep-pocketed insurers on your own. The insurance company’s goal is to pay you as little as possible after an accident. And they will fight fiercely to protect their profits ─ at the expense of your health. Scott Zlotolow is a dedicated Bronx personal injury lawyer and has successfully advocated for the rights of accident victims and their families for more than 20 years. Our seasoned legal team aggressively pursues full and fair compensation for:
Don’t let the insurance company and its lawyers deny your claim or pressure you into accepting less than what you deserve. Contact our Bronx personal injury lawyers for a free consultation about your accident claim now. We will protect your rights under New York personal injury law and fight for the justice you deserve.
Under New York personal injury law, accident victims should be compensated if their injuries are caused by a person’s or entity’s:
In other cases, the law recognizes a defendant’s “strict liability,” such as in cases of manufacturing unsafe consumer products or in abnormally dangerous activities, like exposing individuals to toxic substances.
In to prove that you deserve compensation for significant injuries suffered in an accident, you will need experienced legal assistance. Insurance coverage, such as auto liability or business liability insurance, is meant to pay for accident claims. However, these for-profit insurance companies will do everything in their power to keep payouts low.
It is not possible to say exactly what your claim is worth right from the start. However, our Bronx personal injury attorneys will work to calculate all of your past, present, and projected costs associated with the accident.
Among the costs and losses for which we may seek “damages,” or compensation, in a personal injury claim, the primary compensable loss is typically due to medical costs. This may include:
When injuries lead to disability or long-term recovery, we work with experts who create life care plans, which detail projections of medical and personal care needs and costs for those with catastrophic injuries.
Further, we do not overlook the accident-related medical needs of close family members. Witnessing a loved one’s death, catastrophic injury, or lingering disability and decline can cause emotional shock, depression, or other psychological harm. The costs of counseling to help cope with a loved one’s injuries or death are part of a proper personal injury or wrongful death claim.
The next largest losses are typically in income during recovery or because injures result in disability and a diminished earning capacity. We work with financial consultants to develop a full accounting of income losses due to unrealized earnings, which may include lost salary or wages, the value of lost fringe benefits, and unrealized income increases from longevity raises, promotion, or other career advancement.
To help calculate your losses, we will work with you and/or family members to keep a journal about your recovery, including progress and setbacks, and the impact your injuries have on your daily life. Maintaining a record of your physical and emotional journey after an accident will demonstrate your pain and suffering.
Our personal injury attorneys in the Bronx handle a wide range of cases, including:
At Zlotolow & Associates, our team will fight fiercely to stop insurance companies from taking advantage and short-changing you after an accident. Contact our dedicated personal injury law firm now to learn how we can help with your claim.
Our attorneys will seek the maximum compensation available with the goal of full financial recovery from the unjust harm you have suffered. Call or fill out our online form to schedule your free consultation today.