When innocent people are injured in accidents caused by others’ negligence or recklessness, they have a right to pursue compensation for the harm they have suffered. At Zlotolow & Associates, our Manhattan personal injury lawyers have been successfully fighting for the rights of accident victims for more than 20 years. Clients trust our skilled team to handle every aspect of their personal injury claim so they can focus on healing. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury due to a motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall accident, medical malpractice, defective product, or another accident that was not your fault, don’t try to fight the insurance companies on your own. Insurance companies want to pay you as little as possible. We want you to have no lasting debt from the accident or your injuries. Contact our Manhattan personal injury lawyer today to schedule a free consultation. We pursue personal injury claims on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless and until we obtain compensation for you.
Since 1992, our Manhattan personal injury attorneys have helped countless individuals and families recover the compensation they need after a serious accident. Our dedicated Manhattan personal injury law firm provides comprehensive legal services, including:
In many cases, we are able to negotiate a full and proper settlement before a case goes to a judge and jury. However, we will never back down from a fight and will see your case through to a jury verdict if that is what’s necessary.
If you have suffered injuries in an accident that required hospital care, you face multiple expenses in addition to what may be a lengthy physical and emotional recovery. Under New York personal injury law, you may seek compensation for your injuries (including financial harm) from any person or entity whose negligence or intent has caused you harm. This requires an insurance claim in most cases.
If insurers dispute your claim or otherwise refuse to pay full compensation, which is inevitable in most high-cost cases, a personal injury lawsuit is necessary. A lawsuit spells out why the defendant should be compelled to pay you and what compensation you are due, and it asks the court to order payment.
Factors that will be considered in determining how much your personal injury claim is worth include:
In cases of accidents that have led to disability or long-term recovery, our Manhattan personal injury attorneys work with consultants who create life care plans. These reports are detailed projections of medical and personal care needs and costs over the anticipated lifespan of the victim. Similarly, we work with financial experts to calculate the full breadth of income loss due to an inability to return to work. This considers the injured individual’s training and experience, prior employment, prior income and fringe benefits, and unrealized income increases from anticipated raises, promotions, or other career advancements.
As we begin to work with you, we will discuss keeping a journal about your recovery, including progress and setbacks, to help demonstrate your pain and suffering.
Although it is not ethical, nor possible, to promise what your personal injury claim is worth, Zlotolow & Associates does promise to fight for the maximum amount of money available to you. After a successful claim, you should not have debt associated with your accident, and you should have compensation for the physical and emotional pain you have been put through.
Personal injury cases can be complex and time-consuming. It is beneficial to meet with a personal injury lawyer in Manhattan as soon as possible after a serious accident.
The State of New York imposes statutes of limitations on personal injury cases, after which a claim may not be pursued. Additional factors may affect your case, but the statutes of limitations address:
Remember, initial legal consultation with our personal injury law firm in Manhattan is absolutely free of cost and further obligation. If we pursue a claim for you, we will not charge you a fee unless and until we obtain compensation for you.
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, our legal team will fight fiercely for the compensation you deserve. We pursue claims for:
Don’t let an insurance company short-change you after a serious accident. Let our experienced and aggressive attorneys fight for all the compensation you deserve. Call or contact us online to get started on your claim.