People get hurt in accidents or from malpractice every day. While it would be nice to imagine that doesn’t happen on Staten Island, the truth is different. When you’ve been severely injured due to the negligence of another in Staten Island, you need the services of a Staten Island personal injury lawyer.

Experienced personal injury attorneys in Staten Island can help you get the money you need to recover from serious injuries in a timely fashion. Rather than struggling with uncooperative insurance companies and distant courts, you can focus on your health while your attorney gets you the money you deserve.

Contact Kaplan Lawyers today at (516) 399-2364 to get more information and book a free consultation.

No Place Like Staten Island

Most Staten Island residents and visitors will never need the services of a Staten Island personal injury attorney, and that is the way we prefer it.

As attorneys who have been proudly serving this great borough for years, we love all of the amazing things that make Staten Island stand out. If you’ve never gotten to know this fair borough, you should take the time to visit local attractions and historic sites like:

  • The Staten Island Ferry
  • The Staten Island Zoo
  • Historic Richmond Town
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
  • Chinese Scholar’s Garden
  • Staten Island Museum
  • Fort Wadsworth

Staten Island is one of the oldest places in the country, and it is filled with history, splendor, and great people. Serving the people of this community and supporting its history is one of the greatest honors we have as attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers.

How We Help Our Clients

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Staten Island

The human body — a natural marvel — is frighteningly susceptible to harm. And when it is injured, that body suddenly functions a lot less efficiently than before. When your body isn’t functioning efficiently, you may find it difficult or impossible to do everyday activities like working or driving. This can have a significant impact on your life.

When you’ve been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, the responsible party (usually via their insurance company) is supposed to pay for the expenses you incur due to that injury — including paying lost income. This is supposed to prevent your life from falling apart due to an injury.

Unfortunately, not every responsible party is responsible enough to pay for the damage they have caused. That is when you need a personal injury lawyer in Staten Island.

A Staten Island personal injury attorney uses many tools to get you the compensation that you need to return from an injury. From the start, your attorney will take over your case. This means that you don’t have to spend time and energy dealing with insurance companies and paperwork while also trying to recover from a serious injury.

Your personal injury lawyer in Staten Island will immediately gather evidence to prove your case. Important evidence in personal injury cases includes:

  • Medical reports
  • Recordings of the accident
  • Witness testimony
  • Police reports
  • Bills and financial records.

Attorneys use this information to prove that you were injured due to the negligence of another party and that you have suffered significant harm due to the injury.

With enough evidence, your lawyer can often get an insurance company to settle and pay fair compensation without going to trial. Insurance companies are much more likely to capitulate when facing a law firm armed with strong evidence.

Your Staten Island personal injury attorney will file a lawsuit if the insurance company doesn’t settle. Even if your lawyer can’t convince an insurance company to pay what it owes, the courts can force compliance. A knowledgeable and experienced attorney will vigorously fight to get you a large reward from a jury trial.

Understanding Personal Injury Cases

An Explanation from Personal Injury Attorneys in Staten Island

Personal injury is a catch-all term that covers various types of claims. These claims range from medical malpractice to workplace injuries.

While the circumstances surrounding these claims are all different, they all have a few things in common. All personal injury claims involve an injury that was caused by the negligence of another party and resulted in lasting harm. These injuries can include:

  • Brain damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of vision
  • Hearing impairment
  • Broken or shattered bones
  • Loss of functionality in a limb
  • Dismemberment
  • 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death.

These injuries cause lasting harm in two different ways. Most of these injuries temporarily or permanently limit your ability to work or live a normal life. Some don’t meaningfully limit you but are so painful — in the short term — that you deserve to be compensated for that suffering.

The way you are injured defines what type of claim you are making.

Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury. Too many drivers these days speed, drive under the influence, or are distracted by their phones while driving. A driver looking at their phone may not notice you while merging on Route 440, and suddenly you are in an accident.

When the other driver is at fault, a Staten Island car accident lawyer from Kaplan Lawyers can help ensure that you get compensated for any injuries, damage to your vehicle, and loss of income from the accident.

Workplace Injuries

During our time as personal injury attorneys in Staten Island, we have noticed that most workplace injuries happen when employers create unsafe conditions for their employees.

For example, you might slip and fall at the workplace because your employers don’t remove the ice from walkways in the winter. This is a common type of injury we see during the winter months on Staten Island.

Regardless of the details, your employer is supposed to be protecting you while you are at work. If their negligence results in an injury, the Staten Island personal injury attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers will help you file your claim and collect disability insurance, if applicable.

Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals aren’t perfect, and sometimes even when they do their best, they cause more harm than good. But when they act recklessly or negligently and cause harm, that is medical malpractice.

Contact a personal injury lawyer in Staten Island immediately if you believe you have suffered medical malpractice at Staten Island University Hospital, Richmond University Medical Center, or any other medical facility.

Kaplan Lawyers proudly represents clients in personal injury cases throughout Staten Island. If you need a Staten Island personal injury lawyer, contact us at (516) 399-2364 today for your free consultation.

Personal Injury FAQ

Answers from a Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyer

At Kaplan Lawyers, we love to answer your questions. The more questions you ask, the more invested you are in your personal injury claim. And invested clients are more likely to win their claims. So ask away.

  • Are there time limits on my claim?

    Except for wrongful death claims, personal injury claims have a statute of limitations of three years from the discovery of the harm caused.

    Wrongful death claims must be made within two years of the death. Your personal injury lawyer in Staten Island is aware of these deadlines and will ensure that you don’t miss them while making your claim.

  • What will it cost me to make a personal injury claim?

    Normally, there are two costs when making personal injury claims. You need to pay for any court fees, and you need to pay for your lawyer. However, when you retain Kaplan Lawyers, we pay all of your court fees in advance and don’t charge for our representation unless we get money in your case.

    Once you are paid, we then take a percentage of that reward to cover our costs. However, if you don’t win your case, you will never pay a dime for making a personal injury claim.

  • What should I do if I can’t pay my medical bills?

    Medical bills can build up quickly after a serious injury. If you are falling behind on bills while waiting for compensation from an insurance company, we can help put a hold on those bills. Tell your lawyer what bills need to be delayed, and we will try to get the bill collectors to wait until the end of your lawsuit.

  • Can I get money without going to court?

    There are two ways to get money without going to court: settlements and arbitration. We try to get the insurance companies involved to settle for a fair value in most cases. Usually, if we have enough evidence, insurance companies will choose to settle rather than risk spending much more due to a trial.

    When an insurance company doesn’t settle, sometimes you will find yourself in arbitration. Your lawyer is permitted to represent you in arbitration, and our personal injury attorneys in Staten Island have a lot of experience with arbitration.

  • When should I get a lawyer for a car accident?

    The best time to get a lawyer for a car accident is immediately after the accident, especially if the accident wasn’t your fault. At Kaplan Lawyers, we recommend getting medical attention first and then speaking to a lawyer before speaking with anybody else. The sooner you include us, the easier it is for us to get you the compensation you deserve.

The first few days after an accident are stressful and confusing. At Kaplan Lawyers, we answer all of your questions to help reduce that stress and confusion.

Why Choose Us?

We believe we are a special breed at Kaplan Lawyers. But we don’t expect you to take our word for it. That is why we let our past clients speak for themselves with testimonials about how we have helped them.

If you read those testimonials, you will see a few common points that we are proud of. The most important point is that we have a long record of success getting money for our personal injury clients. These people have all enjoyed better lives due to the money we recovered for them.

We have often been described as professional or experienced, but our favorite way of being described is compassionate. When you are suffering due to injury or the loss of a loved one, you need help from people who care.

Kaplan Lawyers is staffed entirely by Staten Island personal injury attorneys who care about the lives of their clients. We demand nothing less from our attorneys, and you certainly deserve that during this difficult time.

Contact Our Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyers

Staten Island is one of the most lovely and historical places in the country. But it suddenly seems much less lovely when you are injured in Staten Island due to someone else’s negligence.

Contact us at (516) 399-2364 for a free consultation and let our Staten Island personal injury attorneys help you once again love this city.

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 ]

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