A Strong Advocate For Injured Parties In Upstate New York
If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to take a financial hit as well. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always see it that way. Because they are interested in protecting their own bottom line, insurance companies often undervalue an injury claim or deny a valid claim completely.
I have helped injured parties and their families in upstate New York stand up to big insurance companies for more than 40 years. I understand the tactics that insurance companies use to minimize the amount they pay out in injury claims. I know how to build strong cases that combat these tactics and maximize the amount that my clients recover.
Experienced With All Types Of Injury Cases
I represent clients who have been injured in car accidents, construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and many other types of incidents. I also represent family members in wrongful death lawsuits if they have lost a loved one due to injuries sustained in an accident that is caused by someone else.
Because I focus on personal injury cases and have practiced law since 1980, I have seen almost every kind of injury claim imaginable. However, I am always mindful that each case has its own unique facts that must be carefully reviewed.
I have established a network of highly regarded medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists and other experts who help me create the strongest possible cases for my clients. Often, I am able to resolve injury lawsuits without the need to litigate by building strong cases that insurance companies do not want to risk taking to court.
I only settle when it is a fair offer for my clients, however. I am always ready to advocate in court on behalf of my clients when a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiation.
What You Can Recover
Under New York laws, injured parties may seek economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Medical equipment related to injuries
- Home modifications necessary due to injuries
- Property damage
Noneconomic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium or enjoyment of life
- Permanent scarring or loss of limb
In some cases, punitive damages may be warranted if the at-fault party’s actions were reckless or malicious. Examples of cases in which punitive damages may be awarded include a car accident caused by a drunk driver and a property owner who knew of a dangerous condition and did not take action to eliminate it.
Experience Makes A Difference
Personal injury cases are complex, and insurance companies aggressively defend lawsuits against them. They have lawyers on staff who defend these cases every day. It is important to put the same type of experience in your corner.
I work closely with every client from start to finish, emphasizing clear communication so they are always informed about the status of their case. That is important, as injury cases can take months or even a year or more to resolve. I will communicate with medical providers and others on your behalf regarding payment of bills.
It is also important to know that there are no upfront costs, and you will only pay an attorney fee if I help you obtain a recovery.
Schedule A Free Consultation Today
Prompt action in injury cases is critical to building the strongest possible case. Evidence must be collected, and witnesses must be interviewed while the accident is fresh in their memory.
The initial consultation is free. If your injuries limit your mobility, I will come to you.