Personal injury law protects the rights of any individual who has suffered a physical, mental, or emotional injury at the hands of another person or entity. If you or a loved one was injured because of another party’s negligence, you should pursue compensation for the losses you experienced due to your injury.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our legal team members have been passionate advocates for personal injury victims since 1991. If you were injured in a preventable accident in Baldwin, one of the experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers from our team will provide you with legal services in your area.
Our team also works on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you do not have to pay any attorney’s fees whatsoever unless and until we secure compensation for you.
- How Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer from Our Team Will Build a Stronger Case
- You May Be Able to Recover Multiple Damages in a Personal Injury Case
- New York Law Imposes a Deadline When Filing Legal Actions for Your Injury
- We Accept Various Types of Personal Injury Cases in Baldwin, New York
- How We Determine Negligence in an Injury Claim
- Our Personal Injury Lawyer Will Protect Your Right to Compensation
How Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer from Our Team Will Build a Stronger Case
As a legal service provider dedicated to providing the highest level of client care, our team and staff approach our clients with professionalism and compassion. We understand that a person struggling with the pain of an injury is likely searching for a lawyer who can handle their legal matters so that they can avoid the stress and work involved in building a legal claim during this difficult time.
Another potential motivating factor is wanting to find an attorney with the training, record of success, and appropriate professional demeanor to optimize the likelihood of winning the best possible case result.
That’s why we commit to giving you the following once you become our client:
Timely, Proactive Updates on Your Case
We keep our clients informed every step of the way as their personal injury claims progress. We are happy to take your calls, and we return messages promptly. Some examples of case updates you will receive from your personal injury attorney, if applicable, include:
- Court notices and scheduled dates
- New developments regarding information or evidence we discover
- Settlement offers you receive from the opposing party
If you speak another language besides English and would prefer to use that language when discussing your case, our multilingual staff members are always willing to assist. Our staff speaks Spanish, Tamil, Greek, Kannada, and Bengali, and we are able to make special translation arrangements for other languages.
Private Investigation Into Your Case
After we collect basic information from you about the case, we will begin a separate investigation of the incident that led to your injury. Through this investigation, our personal injury law firm aims to:
- Identify every potentially liable party or parties involved in your case
- Collect information that establishes what caused your accident and injuries
- Collect evidence that supports your claims about the at-fault or liable party being tied to the accident that led to your injury
- Consult relevant witnesses to use their statements as legal testimonies for your case
If you believe you have information that might pertain to the case, our team will review what you provide and work with you to determine whether it should be included in your case argument. We aim to bring a collaborative effort in building your case and sharing your story. The evidence we collect supports the compelling case for appropriate compensation that we will present to the insurance carrier or through a personal injury lawsuit.
Communication with All Parties Related to Your Case
We are available to take calls and other forms of communication from inquiring and adversarial parties (For example, your own auto insurance company will make inquiries if you were involved in a car accident and the at-fault party’s insurance carrier will reach out in other types of accident injury cases).
Until you retain legal representation the adverse insurance company or the opposing party’s legal team may reach out to you directly for statements about the case. Providing such a statement could put you at risk because your words can be used out of context in court, presenting what you said or signed off on to minimize or even entirely defeat your claim for compensation
To avoid this, we will handle these communications and respond with truthful, accurate yet carefully worded statements that protect your case. This type of legal representation is often crucial to a positive outcome for accident victims.
We will also reach out to other parties when necessary, such as subject matter expert witnesses for example, should their analysis or opinion be useful for the case. In addition, if you receive notices from an adverse party, the at-fault party’s insurance carrier, your own insurance company, or any other party related to the case, we will handle these communications on your behalf and completely relieve you of the stresses involved with doing so.
Damage Assessment to Determine the Value of Your Case
Our team will work together to calculate an approximate value for the case based on your damages, including damages you might experience in the future. For certain types of damages, we may consult industry experts to reach a value, such as medical professionals, economists, and vocational experts.
This total figure serves as our goal for the amount of compensation we will work to win for you.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Baldwin, call 516-932-0400
In personal injury cases, plaintiffs—the injured victim—are often entitled to collect compensation for economic and non-economic damages. We describe the difference between these categories below.
Economic Damages Pertain to Financial Losses
If you lost money as a result of your injuries, we will calculate these losses and pursue compensation for them. As your legal team, we will collect receipts, bills, salary information, and other financial documents to calculate your current financial damages, which include losses you experienced in the past.
Some of the types of damages include costs for:
- Emergency transport
- Initial medical care and assessment
- Physician appointments
- Hospital accommodations
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Assistive devices
- Home modifications
- Prescription medications
However, while medical-related damages are often financial, they are not the only form of economic damages. If you lost income because you were forced to miss work to attend medical appointments or you were physically incapable of performing your job, our team will advocate for the compensation you deserve.
We also want to factor in other types of economic losses, such as:
- Diminished earning capacity
- Future medical expenses
- Property damage
If you suffered other forms of financial damages, do not hesitate to relay this information in a future consultation. We will work to recover every dollar of the damages you have suffered as a result of your personal injury.
Non-Economic Losses Pertain to Physical and Emotional Damages
Our team will also seek non-economic damages from the responsible party. These damages account for the intangible losses you experienced from your injury. For example, the following types of damages fall under non-economic losses:
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (These are the special types of losses a person experiences, recognized by law when their spouse is a wrongful death victim.)
Because these damages are subjective, our team will need to assign a financial value to them when calculating your compensation. We will explain this process to you throughout the case.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one due to injuries they suffered from another party’s negligence, please accept our sympathies for your loss. It is vital that you realize you have the right to pursue a wrongful death action against the negligent party in New York.
Wrongful death damages are separate from personal injury damages and can include:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of financial support
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New York’s statute of limitations, found in New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214, as well as a variety of other potentially applicable statutes, gives you only a limited time from the date of your incident to take legal action against the at-fault party. Consider hiring a personal injury lawyer from our team soon to make the most of the time you have. We are prepared to serve you in Baldwin right away.
Your case will benefit from an early start, as our team will have more time to construct a compelling case based on better-preserved evidence. For example, if you decide to work with us soon after your injury, we may have a greater opportunity to collect:
- Evidence from the scene of the incident
- Surveillance videos that have not been recorded over
- Witness testimonies while individuals still remember the incident clearly
Our experienced attorneys know how to best utilize this short period of time following an accident while our clients undergo treatment and heal from their injuries to build a solid, compelling case. This is essential to our success as Baldwin personal injury lawyers. We document what happened, the damages our client incurred, and the role of the responsible party or parties. Then, we demand compensation and negotiate for a settlement or take the case to trial.
Any of a broad range of situations—from simple to complex— can ultimately support a personal injury case. Almost any time one party’s carelessness or recklessness causes another to suffer injuries, our experienced lawyers can file a claim or lawsuit. We handle all manifestations of these personal injuries, including the following types of cases:
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
Whatever the circumstances of your injury were, when you retain our law firm, we identify the person or entity whose negligence caused it, and we work tirelessly to recover your damages. We welcome injured parties to call us today to learn more about our personal injury representation during a free initial case consultation.
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To establish that the at-fault party is liable for your damages, our legal team will need to prove the following four arguments to be true:
- Duty of care: The defendant owed you a duty of care to keep you from injury.
- Breach of duty: The defendant violated this duty of care.
- Causation: The defendant’s breach of duty caused the incident that resulted in your injury.
- Damages: You sustained physical, mental, and/or emotional injury with recoverable damages.
We will utilize our resources to collect evidence that establishes these main points so that our argument for how the other party caused your injuries is strong.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our team of personal injury lawyers will do everything in their power to recover fair compensation for your injuries. Our Baldwin personal injury lawyers investigate, build compelling cases, value damages, and take other necessary steps to recover fair and just compensation for clients hurt by another party’s negligence on Long Island and nearby areas.
Call us to discuss your legal options in Baldwin. You can speak with a member of our team by contacting our personal injury team now. The first consultation is free.