Manhattan is easily one of the most impressive cities in the world. Every day millions of people live, work, and visit the city. It is alive with activity like almost no other place in the United States.
Millions of people having billions of interactions every day eventually result in accidents. That is just the law of averages. And when people get hurt in Manhattan, they are lucky to be surrounded by some of the best doctors in the world. But great doctors need to be paid, and that is when you might need the assistance of Manhattan personal injury lawyers.
The attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers proudly help people injured in Manhattan get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident, workplace injury, or any other situation, you can trust our legal team to help you get the recovery you need to get back on your feet.
Call our law firm at (516) 399-2364 for a free consultation when you need a personal injury lawyer in Manhattan.
Why Choose Us?
Personal Injury Attorneys in Manhattan That Know the City
The city has hundreds, if not thousands, of Manhattan personal injury attorneys. What makes us different from the rest is our love for and in-depth knowledge of the city. This familiarity with Manhattan makes us better personal injury attorneys for the people who live here.
But at Kaplan Lawyers, we are more than just great lawyers. We are also proud and dedicated members of the Manhattan community. We provide scholarships for our local community members, sponsor the Wounded Warrior Project, donate to the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and do whatever we can to help improve our community.
When you retain Manhattan personal injury attorneys from Kaplan Lawyers, you are getting the assistance of a true friend and neighbor.
Even more importantly, we get the results you need. Our Manhattan personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements over the years. This money helps people like you return to normal after a serious injury or wrongful death disrupts your life.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
When Do You Need Personal Injury Attorneys in Manhattan?
With any luck, you will never need a personal injury lawyer, even if you are seriously injured. Hopefully, if you are injured, insurance companies or responsible parties will fulfill their obligations and compensate you for your medical treatments, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
Unfortunately, all too often, that isn’t what happens. And when you are denied proper compensation, you need personal injury attorneys in Manhattan.
There are numerous ways that a serious injury can disrupt your life. And most of these disruptions cost you money. A personal injury lawsuit can potentially get you compensation for:
- Medical bills directly resulting from the injury
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- The wrongful death of a loved one
- Caregiver and therapy costs after an injury
- Additional expenses incurred due to the injury.
When another party is responsible for a serious injury you suffered, they are also responsible for all expenses (current and future) that you incur due to that injury. Insurance companies often try to avoid paying the compensation you need to fully recover from an injury. This is when you need to file a personal injury lawsuit.
The term “personal injury” encompasses a variety of scenarios where you can be injured. Your personal injury lawyer in Manhattan will be able to tell you exactly what type of injury you have and how to approach a lawsuit.
Even when equipment problems exist, almost every car crash results from human error at some point. In particular, driving under the influence, distracted driving, and reckless driving are some of the most common causes of car accidents in Manhattan.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury while driving on Manhattan streets, a Manhattan car accident lawyer from Kaplan Lawyers will get you compensation for your suffering.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Have you ever seen sewer water flowing down the stairs of a subway or entered a restaurant with a broken stoop? These are dangerous situations that can lead to a slip and fall injury.
Any time the negligence of a person or a business creates a dangerous situation, they are liable for any injuries you suffer as a result of that dangerous situation. Older adults are particularly susceptible to suffering major injuries during a fall because of these dangerous conditions.
Accidents in the Workplace
Workplace accidents are almost always the result of negligence. When your employer is negligent, they are responsible for your injuries. The most common cause of avoidable workplace accidents is a failure to implement safety regulations. Employers will do this to save money, at the cost of your health.
Construction worker injuries are particularly common in Manhattan due to the large amount of construction going on every day. Injuries in the field are often extremely serious and usually prevent you from working for long periods.
If this happens to you, you need an experienced Manhattan personal injury lawyer fighting to get you the compensation to keep you on your feet during the entire recovery process.
Manhattan is home to some of the greatest hospitals in the world, like Bellevue Hospital Center and N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center. But no matter how great the hospitals are, sometimes doctors recklessly or negligently cause harm to their patients. This is rare, but you have the right to sue for medical malpractice when it does happen.
After a serious accident, you need time to recover and money to pay your bills. At Kaplan Lawyers, we give you both by doing all of the work to get you fair compensation for your injuries. Contact us at (516) 399-2364 today for a free consultation and case analysis.
FAQs for a Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer
Answers from a Personal Injury Lawyer in Manhattan
Do you want to know about your rights in a potential personal injury case? Are you curious about how much a personal injury lawsuit will cost you? Have you gotten an offer from an insurance company, and you’re unsure what to do? Our lawyers are always more than happy to answer any questions you have.
What is the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in New York?
According to New York state law, personal injury lawsuits must commence within three years of discovering the harm. Your Manhattan personal injury attorney will monitor all deadlines during your lawsuit to ensure it doesn’t get dismissed due to time limitations.
The insurance company offered me money. Do I have to accept the offer?
No, you do not. Insurance companies will often make lowball offers to avoid paying you the full compensation you deserve. These offers always come with paperwork where you sign away your rights to future compensation.
Kaplan Lawyers understands the fair value of your injuries and what compensation you need to fully recover. If an insurance company offers you less than you need, we will advise you to refuse the offer and negotiate for a better deal. When necessary, we are always willing to go to trial to force the insurance companies to pay what they owe.
Should I retain a personal injury lawyer in Manhattan before speaking to the insurance companies?
While you can retain your personal injury attorney at any time in the claims process, the best time to retain your lawyer is before speaking with anybody about your case.
If at all possible, you shouldn’t even provide a statement to the police until you have spoken to a lawyer. This ensures that your lawyer is involved in every interaction in your case and will be able to prevent you from making mistakes that can reduce your compensation.
How much do personal injury attorneys in Manhattan cost?
At Kaplan Lawyers, we don’t have a fixed fee for personal injury cases. Instead, we take your case on contingency. This means that we charge you nothing and pay for all court costs until we successfully get you recovery in your case. If we fail to get you money, you never pay a dime for our representation.
We can do this because we only take cases we believe have a strong chance for success. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will evaluate your case and determine whether you are likely to win a personal injury lawsuit in Manhattan.
Does my injury qualify me to receive Social Security disability?
Social Security provides disability payments for people who suffer from long-term disabilities and short-term disabilities. If your injury leaves you temporarily disabled, you can apply for disability payments. Our legal team will guide you through the process and, if necessary, file any appeals if you are denied.
Can I sue over the wrongful death of a loved one?
Wrongful death lawsuits are the most unfortunate of personal injury lawsuits. When a loved one dies due to the negligence of another party, you have to deal with the hassle of the legal process while simultaneously mourning your loss. Let us relieve you of some of that burden.
>Our compassionate legal team will help you get the money to pay for funeral costs and lost income from your loved one. We will also assist you with any other needs during this difficult time if possible.
Does my injury qualify for a personal injury claim?
There is no specific list of injuries that qualify for a personal injury lawsuit. In general, if your injury causes significant and lasting harm, it can be the basis for a personal injury claim. Common examples of significant and lasting injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Herniated discs
- Organ damage
- Loss of hearing or vision.
This is not a complete list. Even an injury that might normally be considered relatively minor might qualify you if it has lasting harm.
For example, minor loss of function in your fingers could be life-altering for a surgeon or a pianist. Your Manhattan personal injury lawyer will be able to evaluate your case during your free initial consultation.
How Our Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
It is frustrating how little compassion most insurance companies have. When you are suffering from a serious injury, the last thing you need is to deal with an insurance company that is trying to save money and offer you the lowest amount of money possible.
Kaplan Lawyers understands this. Our attorneys reduce your stress by gathering evidence, communicating with the insurance companies, and filing court briefs if necessary. We know what the big insurance companies owe you, and we’ll work hard to get it.
Don’t let Manhattan insurance companies push you around. Contact the skilled attorneys of Kaplan Lawyers at (516) 399-2364 to get your free consultation and case evaluation today.
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan has focused his career on advancing his legal knowledge though the day to day practice of law. Jared is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC in Syosset, New York and has been a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years. His career started in litigation, so Jared is aware of the pitfalls in litigation and uses that knowledge in the representation of his clients in complex matters. [ Attorney Bio ]