Do I need an attorney to handle my claim?
No. However, the insurance company employs an army of attorneys, claims specialists, and experts to win the case, so in order to get the compensation that you are entitled to you will need to hire an attorney that specializes in this type of law. Our legal team has decades of experience and a proven track record of maximizing settlements and we are in the best position to guarantee that you get everything that you are entitled to.
How long do I have to bring a claim?
The statute of limitations (or time in which a claim must be brought from the date of the accident) is 3 years for a personal injury claim. If a claim is being brought for wrongful death the claim must be brought within 2 years from the date of death. If the claim is being brought against a municipality the time to bring a claim is significantly shorter depending on who the claim is against so you should consult with an attorney immediately.
Do I have to pay any legal fees if I lose my case?
No. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee which states that if you don’t win your case we don’t get paid.
How much is my case worth?
If any attorney tells you that they know how much your case is worth before reviewing all of the documentation then they are lying or incompetent. However, our legal team has decades of experience and will maximize the value of your case.
How long will it take to settle my case?
Every case is different but our legal team utilizes the most advanced technology and aggressive legal strategy to expedite our client’s cases, generally resolving cases years faster than any other firm.
How will my medical bills get paid?
If you have private health insurance, your medical bills will be paid by your insurer. If you do not have health insurance your medical bills will be submitted as an item of special damages as part of your claim against the liable party.
What do we have to prove to win the case?
Train and subway accident cases are very fact specific so it is imperative to hire the train and subway accident attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC so that we can investigate, preserve evidence, retain experts, and prove liability so that you can receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
Does it help if I have pictures of the location where the accident happened?
Yes. Very often pictures can prove to be the most significant evidence in proving the case so if you have photographs be careful to safeguard them.
Does it make a difference if someone else was injured due to the same condition?
Yes. A prior incident can help to prove that the owner knew of the dangerous condition and failed to correct the problem.
Is it OK that I gave a statement at the time of the incident?
Yes. An incident report can serve as proof that the accident happened where you claim and how you claim it happened. However, we do not recommend giving any statements directly to the insurance company.