New York law allows you to hold another party liable if their negligence or carelessness caused your injuries or property damages. If you suffered injuries in an accident in New Hyde Park, New York City, or a nearby area and want to discuss your right to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, reach out to Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., today.
We respect your time and when you contact us, we will let you know promptly if your case presents as one that we believe we can win for you. If so, and you choose to retain our services as your attorneys, a New Hyde Park personal injury lawyer on our team will start working on your case quickly. We take on cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing out of pocket. We only collect attorney’s fees if and when we obtain a monetary recovery for you, by winning either settlement or jury award in your case.
- Let Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., Advocate for Your Legal Interests
- What Damages Can You Pursue in a Personal Injury Case in New Hyde Park?
- You Will Need to Act Quickly to Preserve Your Rights
- We Will Help You Understand If You Have a Valid Personal Injury Case
- Talk to a New Hyde Park Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Case
Let Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., Advocate for Your Legal Interests
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., the interests of our clients always come first. Our personal injury attorneys are advocates for the injured and fight for compensation to cover our client’s losses. When you work with our law firm, we will handle all aspects of your personal injury claim or lawsuit while you heal from your injuries.
Our New Hyde Park personal injury lawyers offer support and will address any concerns you have as soon as possible. We also have a multilingual staff who will discuss your case with you in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada as necessary to ensure you have the best understanding of your options and next steps.
We Will Handle the Insurance Company for You
While you focus on getting better, we will deal with each and every insurance company connected with your case. We will handle all case-related communications and correspondence. The at-fault party and insurance company against whom we pursue damages will depend on how your injuries occurred. We typically seek monetary damages for our clients from:
- Homeowners’ insurance providers in cases of dog bites, dog attacks, and slip-and-fall accidents on residential property
- Commercial and retail insurance providers in cases of slip and fall accidents, negligent security, and premises liability
- Professional liability insurance providers in cases of medical or other professional malpractice
- Auto insurance providers in cases of car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents (In motor vehicle accident cases, this would typically include your own insurance company as well as the insurance carrier(s) of the at-fault party.)
You do not have to figure out which insurer to negotiate with. We know how to determine who is liable, the applicable insurance policy, and how to secure financial compensation through a negotiated settlement when possible. This is a significant advantage of having personal injury representation on your side in an injury case.
Our legal team will do the hard work for you, including working to negotiate the best possible settlement or representing you in court. A very important part of our mission is to relieve you of the stress, anxiety, and burdens of deadlines and adversarial communications so that you can focus on your medical treatment and optimize your healing and recovery.
Typically, after we have assessed the value of your injuries and their related expenses we are ready to negotiate with the insurance carrier for the at-fault party. Our team will field settlement offers and weigh and clarify the advantages and disadvantages of each offer you receive.
While the ultimate decisions in the case are always yours, we will provide all the information necessary for you to properly evaluate each available course of action and offer you the benefit of our training and experience to make recommendations among the available options.
Our Key Legal Services
As a part of handling your personal injury case, you can count on our team of lawyers to:
- Keep you updated on your case
- Identify liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Gather evidence
- Determine a value for your case
We Also Work with a Network of Expert Witnesses
Not only will we conduct a full investigation and gather any available relevant physical evidence in your case, but we will also interview witnesses and, where indicated, work with experts to get a better understanding of the liability and causation of your injuries as well as the consequences in terms future medical and financial effects.
Experts we work with on personal injury cases include:
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Medical experts
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Lifecare planners
We Will Represent You Both in and Out of Court
Our New Hyde Park personal injury lawyers will likely try to reach an out-of-court settlement in your case before taking it to trial if a favorable outcome can be reached by doing so. This allows us to recover compensation and hold the responsible parties accountable without investing the time and resources necessary to take a case to trial.
If the insurance company refuses to offer an acceptable settlement that covers your expenses and losses, we are ready and able to file a lawsuit in civil court, represent you in every step of litigation, and argue forcefully on your behalf to a judge and jury at trial.
Often, we file lawsuits and still settle the case out of court. The insurance companies generally do not want to go to trial any more than we do. That does not mean we will not prepare your case for trial, though. Over 30 years of experience have shown us, time after time, that the optimal settlements are obtained by handling your case as if it will ultimately be tried before a judge and jury in a court of law. The way we look at it, simply stated, is that we prepare your case as if we are going to fight to the end, meaning all the way to a jury verdict. In most cases, the best way to win a fight is to be so well prepared that the other side is afraid to fight and agrees to pay an appropriate settlement amount to avoid the fight.
Our Legal Team Works on a Contingency Fee Basis
Affording our legal services will never present any financial obstacle for you, as our law firm works for a contingency fee instead of an hourly rate. We believe all injured parties should be able to hire an experienced personal injury team. We ensure this by charging based on contingency. Through this process, we agree to:
- Charge attorney’s fees only if we win your case
- Be transparent about our legal fees before we begin your case so there are no surprises later
- Take our fee out of your compensation award, so you never have to pay out of your own pocket
A team member at the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., office can explain our fee agreement system more thoroughly during your free initial consultation. Understanding when, how, and how much you will pay for our services is essential to ensuring you feel confident in your decision to let our law firm represent you and seek legal remedies on your behalf.
Hear from Personal Injury Clients We Have Represented
Hearing from personal injury clients we fought for in the past can help you understand what it is like to work with our law firm. When they share their experience on our client testimonials page, previous clients say the following:
- Andrew: The firm provided me with excellent legal advice. They took the time to answer all my questions, have professional staff, were easy to get ahold of, always called me back…Most importantly, walked away with my medical bills all paid for and then some. Very happy and strongly recommend.
- Daniel: I worked with Friedman & Simon on my extremely complex personal injury case. The team of attorneys at Friedman & Simon are nothing short of amazing … It goes without question that I endorse Friedman & Simon; if you choose them to represent them, you have made the right decision.
Our goal during representation is to streamline an otherwise complex legal situation and to fight for the compensation you need and deserve so that you can get your life back on track after an accident.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving New Hyde Park, call 516-932-0400
What Damages Can You Pursue in a Personal Injury Case in New Hyde Park?
As a part of building a strong case for settlement negotiations or trial, our team will identify many expenses and losses you endured as a result of your accident and injuries. These are the damages you suffered. They add up to the compensation we pursue on your behalf. We will pursue any damages you experienced, which might include:
- Medical treatment and any related care costs
- Future medical care costs related to your accident injuries
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished enjoyment in life
Should you qualify for other damages, we will factor those values into your compensation total. This process will be discussed with you in future consultations.
Surviving Loved Ones Can Pursue Wrongful Death Damages
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we have worked on many cases where the injuries were so severe that the victim of a personal injury accident passed away. If this has happened to a member of your family, we offer our heartfelt condolences.
We will give you the compassionate support and guidance you need to hold the at-fault party liable for their negligence. We consider it a special privilege to represent the surviving families of wrongful death victims. We are determined to win the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
If you want to pursue compensation for your loved one’s death, you may file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit and demand compensation for the following types of damages:
- Funeral arrangement expenses, including costs for burial or cremation services
- Loss of financial support from your loved one, both current and future
- Pain and suffering experienced by both your loved one and family
- Loss of parental guidance and/or companionship
- Loss of consortium (These are the special types of damages recognized by law that a person suffers when their spouse is a wrongful death victim.)
Call today to discuss your case with a caring, sympathetic member of our team. A New Hyde Park personal injury lawyer on our legal team will help you with your case.
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You Will Need to Act Quickly to Preserve Your Rights
There are deadlines on how long you have to take legal action after suffering injuries in New York. Under New York state law, there are statutes of limitations on personal injury and wrongful death cases. These put deadlines on how long accident victims or their families generally have to file a lawsuit against the liable party.
The most frequently applicable deadlines can be found in:
- New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 for individuals filing personal injury lawsuits
- Estates, Powers & Trusts § 5-4.1 for surviving family members filing wrongful death lawsuits
- New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214-A for individuals filing medical malpractice lawsuits specifically
When we review your case, we will explain the time constraints you face. There could be additional factors that give you longer or require quicker legal action. (As just one example, claims where a government agency caused personal injury typically involves a shorter deadline than cases against private individuals and entities.)
Let us help you navigate this process and protect your legal right to recover a payout for the damages the other party caused you to suffer. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin collecting evidence to support your case and begin work to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Doing so can prevent certain time-sensitive evidence (for example, surveillance and dashcam video footage, accurate recollections as stated in eyewitness statements, etc.) from being lost, destroyed, or invalidated before you file your case.
We Will Collect Evidence That Supports Your Right to Compensation
The evidence that proves the cause and cost of your accident and injuries will vary on a case-by-case basis. It will also vary according to the type of accident you were involved in.
The evidence our investigation uncovers can include:
- Accident reports
- Animal control reports
- Internal incident reports
- Medical records and bills
- Witness statements
- Photos and videos
Due to the time-sensitive nature of certain evidence, we will canvass the accident scene and surrounding area for residential, commercial, security, and traffic camera footage. Our canvass will also include locating and interviewing witnesses, surveying the accident scene, and taking other steps to identify and collect evidence to support your claim.
Evidence is an important part of your case because it typically steers your resolution toward a financial settlement versus a lengthy trial. When we represent you, we do not stop at evidence collection. We also organize your evidence, frame it in the context of the most compelling arguments, and submit it to the at-fault party and their insurance representative on your behalf.
Every single action step we take is with the purpose of advocating on your behalf. Ultimately, the sole purpose of our practice is to champion your cause.
We Will Help You Understand If You Have a Valid Personal Injury Case
Our team of attorneys serving New Hyde Park will review the facts of your case, explaining your rights under New York law. If evidence exists to prove another person or company acted negligently and caused your accident and injuries, we are determined to uncover it, analyze it, and prepare it for presentation in front of a judge and jury.
Our legal team handles the following types of personal injury cases:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice and birth injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Slips and falls and trips and falls
- Truck accidents
- Uber & Lyft accidents
Members of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., team are ready to take your call now. Our complimentary consultations help us determine the strength of your case and allow you to ask questions and better understand your legal options.
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Talk to a New Hyde Park Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Case
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in an accident in New Hyde Park, the attorneys from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will evaluate your case for free with no obligation to sign up for our services. We will answer your questions, explain the strength of your case, and take legal action on your behalf when possible and necessary.
Our team of New Hyde Park personal injury lawyers also handles cases anywhere on Long Island or New York City. Call today or complete our online contact form for your complimentary case evaluation and consultation with a member of our team.