Harlem Personal Injury Lawyer
Getting injured in an accident where someone else was at fault can leave you in a bad financial situation, possibly without the ability to work and earn an income. Whether you were injured while walking near the Apollo or driving out of the borough, you need the help of a Harlem personal injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP to file a lawsuit on your behalf and seek financial compensation.
Whether your injuries led to expensive medical bills or the possibility of a permanent disability, you can seek restitution from the person responsible. Working with our law firm gives you the best opportunity to do so.
Types of Personal Injuries
A Harlem personal injury lawyer from our firm will have significant experience handling cases involving all types of injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions and head trauma
- Spinal injuries of the vertebrae, muscles, and nerves
- Broken bones
- Damage to internal organs and internal bleeding
- Eye injuries
- Burn injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of limbs and amputation
Watch for Delayed Injuries and Emotional Trauma
Depending on the injury, you may not immediately notice any symptoms. This makes it important to continue to monitor your health after an accident and to consult your doctor should anything abnormal manifest.
For example, PTSD can make it difficult to function normally, but it is also typically not diagnosed during an emergency room visit. Likewise, a TBI can lead to difficulty processing thoughts or making decisions, which may not be obvious immediately after your accident.
Since there is a statute of limitations restricting how long you have to file a claim, you need to make sure that you visit your doctor as soon as you notice any symptoms. Once diagnosed, call our office to speak with a Harlem personal injury lawyer.
Common Causes of Personal Injuries
The type of accident you were in will also influence your injuries and provide information indicating who was at fault. For example, a slip-and-fall tends to lead to different types of fractures than a car accident would.
Some of the more frequent accident types we see are listed below:
- Car wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Animal attacks and dog bites
- Harm caused by bad products
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- The intersection at E. 125th Street and Lexington Avenue is famous for this
- Construction accidents where bystanders are harmed
- Taxicab and public transportation accidents
- And more
It doesn’t matter where you were hurt if we can prove that your accident and injuries were caused by the negligence of another person, a business, or a government entity. In this case, your Harlem personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Getting More for Your Personal Injury
One of the key reasons to hire a Harlem personal injury lawyer is to make sure that you get the most compensation possible for your injuries. With decades of experience, we know how to maximize the value of our clients’ personal injury claims and ensure that nothing is left on the table.
This is partially because we leave no stone unturned. As an example, if you visit our office complaining of a head injury, we are not going to simply look at your medical bills and therapy expenses. Instead, we will sit down with you to discuss how your life has changed and how much the injury has really cost you.
Since TBI can make it difficult to process information, victims may find that they can no longer help their children with homework and are unable to hold a job, cook, or do simple tasks around the house without becoming distracted. This creates a need to hire help, which can be expensive.
While only one example, it illustrates how we work to uncover all of the ways that an injury can negatively impacted your life, regardless of the type.
Any financial expense that you suffer because of what happened should be compensated by the at-fault party:
- Cost of receiving medical care—both today and in the future
- Rehabilitation expenses and costs of alternative treatments such as physical therapy and acupuncture
- Therapy to address PTSD symptoms
- Cost of remodeling your home to make it handicap friendly
- Transportation expenses to receive medical treatment or the cost of a new vehicle
- Lost wages due to an inability to work
- Money for mobility devices
- Caregiver expenses
- Pain and suffering
When you work with a Harlem personal injury lawyer from our office, you can be confident that we will work diligently to maximize the compensation you receive for your injury claim.
Negotiating vs. Filing a Lawsuit
Working with your Harlem personal injury lawyer will provide you with the opportunity to negotiate with the other side or take your case to court.
You don’t have to decide which one you want to do immediately. However, we typically recommend that you start the process by using our services to negotiate.
Once we have built a strong case that proves the other party’s negligence and have also gathered evidence to demonstrate why you deserve financial compensation, we can write a demand letter to start the negotiating process. If the other party agrees to our terms, there will be no need to go to court.
In the event that they are unwilling to make a fair settlement offer, we will already have everything we need to take your case to trial. There, we will present our evidence and call witnesses to the stand, taking the opportunity to create a compelling argument for why you deserve as much compensation as we are asking for.
Get Help from a Harlem Personal Injury Lawyer
When you have been injured, you need the help of a trained and experienced Harlem personal injury lawyer. When you work with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, a partner will work on your case the entire time. This gives you the advantage of having time and experience on your side.
To schedule your free initial consultation, fill out the form below or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462).
Harlem Personal Injury FAQ
Provided below are answers to some of the questions most frequently encountered by our attorneys:
How long is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
New York allows three years in which to file your personal injury lawsuit. If you file after that, your case may be dismissed outright without actually being heard in court.
What if I can’t afford a personal injury attorney?
Most personal injury lawyers, including us, work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won’t pay anything until your case is won. Attorney fees will then be deducted from your end settlement amount. If your case isn’t won, you pay nothing at all.
How long does the personal injury legal process take?
This depends entirely on whether the other side is willing to settle. Your case could settle immediately if they accept the initial offer, but it could take much longer if negotiations are difficult or if court is required.