Personal Injury Attorneys in New York

We know that most people hope they’ll never need a personal injury attorney. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we help people when things go wrong, and we’re proud to deliver results to our clients.

Clients come to us because they’ve suffered serious injuries and have been denied payment for the costs they face. We know you didn’t ask for the situation you’re in, and we’re committed to helping you get the most of a bad situation.

Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC to schedule a free consultation with our team. We want to learn more about your situation, so we can plan a way to move forward.

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Aggressive Legal Representation for Personal Injury Claims in NYC

An unexpected injury can turn your world upside down and make you wonder how you can cope with this sudden life change. Beyond the initial shock and immediate pain, the real costs of a personal injury add up over time and for a lifetime:

  • Medical expenses
  • Hospital bills
  • Lost income due to missed work
  • Rehabilitation or therapy
  • Ongoing pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • And more.

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Many people associate personal injury attorneys with car crashes. And though we deliver robust legal assistance to vehicle accident victims throughout NYC, New York personal injury law involves much more than auto accident claims and civil litigation. The personal injury lawyers at Kaplan Lawyers PC have many years of experience in virtually every aspect of New York personal injury law.
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Additionally, regarding vehicle accidents, we provide aggressive legal representation to the victims of:

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Not all law firms are equal. If your objective is to retain the right lawyer to help you with an injury accident, to be successful you must consider those who offer these features:

  • Demonstrated experience
  • A clear reputation for client success in injury cases
  • Seasoned lawyers with references from satisfied clients
  • Integrity and high sense of ethics
  • An understanding of YOUR needs

At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we meet clients on their terms. If a client is unable to make the trip to one of our locations, we go to them. We use all available connections to make sure they get the help they need to get their lives back to normal. Our firm is more than just an advocate in a personal injury claim — we are a support network for our clients.

If you, a friend, or close family member has suffered injury, illness, or injustice in New York, and someone else’s negligent or illegal behavior is to blame, we can help. Our New York City injury lawyers will fight to maximize the value of your claim and get you the full amount of compensation you deserve. Remember: We don’t get paid unless you do, too.

Questions for New York Personal Injury Attorneys

How much is my case worth?

Damages awarded in personal injury cases can range from thousands to millions of dollars. The amount of compensation a person seeks is based on the financial, physical and emotional consequences of an injury, so the amount you should seek will be unique to your situation. During a free consultation, we can give you a better idea of the damages that are recoverable and those that aren’t.

What is a Personal Injury?

A personal injury is bodily harm, typically suffered due to negligence of another party.
– Insurance companies don’t represent your best interests. It’s just the opposite, in fact. They’re only looking out for themselves – and their customers – first.
– Settlement offers from insurers are almost always “lowball” (in other words, they offer much less than the victim deserves).
– These settlement offers, once signed, mean that’s all you get, and you cannot take any future action.
– Many injuries can take weeks or even months to appear. Where does that leave you if you took the quick money and signed the release?
– Bills can pile up slowly. Your accident might look like a low-cost incident now. But the reality could be different in a few months. And if you’ve already settled, chances are you will have to eat those losses yourself.
– You can hire our personal injury lawyers without paying any money up front. We won’t charge you unless (and until) we get you money.

How long do personal injury cases take?

Some cases are resolved within weeks, while others take several months or longer. There are many factors that determine how long a case will take, including the number of parties involved in the claim, the willingness of insurance companies to meet demands, the complexity of the case and whether the case is settled or goes to trial.

How do I choose a personal injury attorney in New York?

When finding a personal injury attorney in New York, you should consider many factors. Ask yourself if the attorney has a track record of success in these claims. You should trust the firm’s skill and experience. You should also feel comfortable with the firm you are hiring. If you know someone that has had similar experiences as you’ve had, you might see if they’ve worked with an attorney they would recommend. Many firms – including Kaplan Lawyers PC – offer free consultations, so you can meet with an attorney in person to see if you want to hire them. Take advantage of these free consultations when considering the right personal injury attorney for your case.

Should I settle or go to trial?

When the two sides in a personal injury claim come to an agreement about the amount of compensation that will be given to the injured person, a settlement is reached and there is no need for a trial. If no settlement can be reached, then the matter can be taken to trial where both sides will argue their case in front of a jury. The decision to take a case to trial is yours, though our team will make sure you have enough information to make a decision that is in your best interest. When we accept a case, we prepare to go to trial. Though these matters are often resolved in settlement, we find that the best results come from thorough preparation. If the other side knows that we are willing to take a case all the way to court, they are more likely to make an acceptable settlement offer.

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?

Attorneys can charge clients however they choose. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we work on a contingency fee, which means we get paid only if you get compensation. We believe that no client should be forced to pay an attorney’s fees if they don’t get a result, so we take a fee only if we win your case.

How Personal Injury Attorneys Serve Clients

No two personal injuries are the same. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we are proud of the fact that our team is consistent in the service we offer clients, yet flexible enough to cater our services to meet the unique demands of each client. We handle day-to-day aspects of personal injury claims: filing paperwork, conducting research, investigating the causes of our clients’ injuries and corresponding with insurance companies and attorneys on our clients’ behalf.

We have access to the credentialed, reputable expert witnesses that help us build cases. We invest heavily in presentations for trial that demonstrate what led to our clients’ injuries and how those injuries have impacted their lives. We are skilled negotiators that have years of experience representing clients, so we know how to make sure our clients are being given a fair offer.

Our attorneys and support staff answer any questions our clients have, and we keep them informed about the progress of their case throughout every part of the personal injury claim process. We know that meeting a client’s needs requires more than just getting great results; it means listening to their concerns and making sure all of their needs are met.

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In 2003, a New York woman working a desk job at the Stony Brook University Medical Center suffered a serious back injury after her chair collapsed underneath her. She filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the chair, Steelcase. The woman claimed that the defective chair had impacted her enjoyment of life and rendered her mostly unable to leave home.
To build their argument against the woman filing the suit, Steelcase’s legal team turned to her Myspace account for ammunition. They found a picture of her smiling outside her home, along with posts with smiling emoticons, which the attorneys claimed indicated that the woman was happy.

Why You Should Schedule a Free Consultation

Kaplan Law TeamFree consultations serve many purposes. There’s no way to give potential clients accurate answers to their most pressing questions without knowing some basic details of their situation. Consultations give us an opportunity to learn more about you and your story, so we can tell you how the law applies to your case and how you might proceed if you’re interested in filing a personal injury claim.

Consultations also give clients a chance to see whether they feel comfortable with our team. There are many personal injury attorneys that will happily accept your case, but each approaches cases differently. Though we can show clients our track record and give accounts of clients we have helped, we understand that our successes alone aren’t enough. You should feel comfortable with your attorney and their team, which is why we want the chance to tell you in person what we will do for your case.

If you’ve been injured by a negligent person or business, you deserve to know your options. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Today

Please contact us at (516) 399-2364 or fill out our online contact form to arrange a free consultation as soon as possible to get started. You pay nothing whatsoever unless we are able to negotiate a compensation amount that you approve or win your case in court. We’re here to fight for you.

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