Rockland County Personal Injury Attorney
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic-related accidents remain one of the primary public safety issues in the area. While it continues to rank as one of the best places in the United States to live, Rockland County residents do face some challenges out on the roads. Regular, heavy construction throughout the area—common on New York streets—can make it incredibly difficult for Rockland County residents to navigate safely, increasing the risk of an accident.
Recent improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, and traffic signs are all excellent progress toward decreasing accidents, helping to make it the amazing place that many residents find the perfect place to live. Nevertheless, car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents continue throughout the Rockland County area.
Injured victims may have the right to seek compensation from the parties responsible for their injuries. At the Finkelstein & Partners Rockland County office, our skilled Rockland County personal injury lawyers represent personal injury victims in a variety of scenarios. Contact us online or call today to learn more about whether you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Common Rockland County Personal Injury Cases
Our Rockland County associates represent all manner of personal injury victims, including:
While bicycles can provide immense convenience for Rockland County residents who use them for both transportation and leisure, they can also lead to serious injuries in an accident. Bicycles provide relatively little protection for victims in a collision with a vehicle.
Boating on the Hudson River or Hessian Lake is an amazing way to spend a sunny summer day. Unfortunately, it can also mean a wide range of potential dangers, including other boaters who may fail to follow necessary safety regulations. Boating accidents can lead to a high risk of drowning as well as a wide range of other injuries.
Auto accidents across Rockland County can cause severe injuries. Whether you get rear-ended, T-boned, or hit in a head-on collision, you may find yourself suffering from anything from traumatic brain injuries to multiple broken bones, all of which can result in a long road to recovery.
Traumatic brain injuries can impact every area of your life. They often leave victims with serious trouble concentrating on the task at hand or struggling with short-term and long-term memory loss alike. Traumatic brain injury can also leave challenges with emotional regulation: mood swings, inappropriately extreme emotions, or reactions out of keeping with the initial stimulus.
Construction sites in Rockland, despite stringent safety requirements in New York, have immense potential for injury. Construction sites may include a wide range of potential hazards, from dangerous chemicals to electrical hazards. They often also have serious fall hazards, the risk of falling objects, or the risk of severe crushing damage from heavy equipment.
Construction companies bear a strong duty of care to both visitors and workers on those sites to ensure that they provide a safe working environment.
Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bites can pose serious hazards, from the immediate damage from the dog’s jaws to the high risk of infection. Dog owners bear a high duty of care to other Rockland County residents and visitors. They must keep their dogs under control to decrease the risk that they will cause serious injury to someone else. If you suffer a dog bite because of another party’s negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Motorcycles, like bicycles, offer little protection from the road or other vehicles. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders can sustain severe injuries in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence. Nevertheless, many drivers do not take adequate precautions when sharing the road with motorcycles, which can lead to serious injuries.
Slips and Falls
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. Businesses throughout Rockland County, from the Hilton Pearl River hotel to The Shops at Nanuet, bear a high duty of care to their visitors. They need to quickly clean up spills and provide safe walkways for their visitors.
Unfortunately, not all business owners provide adequate protection for their visitors. Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, from hip fractures to traumatic brain injury.
Workplace injuries can pose immense challenges to many Rockland County residents. When you suffer a workplace injury, you must understand your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. Workers Compensation provides vital assistance to Rockland County residents injured on the job, whether you suffered a fall in the workplace or suffer injuries while trying to pick up something too heavy.
Seeking Compensation After a Rockland County Accident
You sustained serious injuries in an accident. Now, you need to seek compensation for those injuries—but how much compensation should you realistically expect after your accident? Talk to the experienced Rockland County attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners to learn more about the compensation you, specifically, deserve after a serious injury due to the liability of another party.
Who bears liability for your accident?
The party that bears liability for your accident can have a substantial impact on the compensation you ultimately receive for your injuries. Most of the time, severe injuries receive compensation from an insurance company that covers the liable party.
In the case of a premises liability claim, for example, you may need to file a claim through the property insurance, while if you suffer serious injuries in an auto accident, you may need to file for compensation through the liable driver’s auto insurance policy.
Most insurance policies have strict limits regarding the compensation they can offer for certain types of incidents and injuries. In the case of some severe injuries, those policy limits may determine the limits on the compensation you can receive for your injuries.
The experienced attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners can help evaluate your accident and identify all parties that may share liability for your accident. In many cases, you may identify more than one party that shares liability for your injuries. Your attorney will ask several key questions to help determine who may share liability for your injuries.
In general, that will mean taking a look at:
- Who bore a duty of care to you at the time of the accident, including other drivers who may share the road with you in an auto accident or the company where you suffered your accident.
- How the liable party violated that duty of care.
- How that violation of the duty of care led to your injuries.
What injuries did you suffer?
The injuries you sustained in your accident will ultimately have a substantial impact on the compensation you receive. The more serious your injuries, the greater the extent of your medical bills, which will form the foundation of your personal injury claim. If you sustained relatively minor injuries, you may need to seek less compensation through your personal injury claim. If, on the other hand, you sustained severe injuries, you may need to seek considerably more compensation.
Keep track of all medical bills related to the injuries you sustained in the accident, from the emergency cost of medical transport and treatment immediately after the accident to long-term medical costs like in-home medical care, a long hospital stay, or therapy for your injuries.
How much time did you have to miss at work because of your injuries?
The injuries you sustained in your accident can prevent you from working at your usual capacity. Sometimes, that may be a short-term loss: inability to work while in the hospital recovering from your injuries, for example. In other cases, you may have a long wait before you can return to work after your accident.
While some employers will work with you to help you return to work as soon as possible, others may prefer that you progress in your recovery before going back to your workplace. The more time you miss at work, the more those lost wages can pile up, and the more compensation you may need to claim.
What other harms did you face because of your accident?
In addition to the tangible financial losses you faced due to your accident, you may also face immense emotional suffering and ongoing physical pain from your injuries. Talk to an attorney to learn more about the compensation you deserve for pain and suffering.
Our Rockland County personal injury lawyers provide effective legal representation.
After an accident, you have a lot of issues that you may have to deal with quickly. Not only do you have to contend with a wide range of medical professionals and procedures, you may find yourself dealing with repair shops and car rental companies, the police, and, of course, the insurance company.
Insurance companies often prove the most frustrating part of a Rockland County accident. While many insurance companies may seem to have your best interests in mind at first, in reality, they may not provide the compensation that you really deserve for the injuries you sustained in the accident.
Sometimes, it can feel like a constant fight just to figure out how much compensation you really deserve. Having the experienced lawyers at Finkelstein & Partners on your side, on the other hand, can make a big difference in your personal injury claim, alleviating a great deal of the stress you will face when navigating the aftermath of your claim.
Take a look at some of our biggest claim results from past claims:
- $28.3 million awarded after a workplace accident
- $16.5 million awarded in a product liability settlement
- $13.5 million settlement after a motor vehicle accident
- $12.7 million settlement awarded to the victim of an unsafe working conditions accident
- $8.9 million awarded after an auto accident
Prior results, of course, cannot guarantee a similar resolution to your personal injury claim. Nonetheless, we work hard to provide our Rockland neighbors the support they need. At Finkelstein & Partners, we offer comprehensive legal support throughout the process of filing your personal injury claim.
We start by investigating the conditions that led to your accident.
Did you suffer injuries in an auto accident? Did you have serious injuries because of unsafe workplace conditions? We can investigate all the circumstances that led to your Rockland County accident, help identify any evidence that might help establish liability for the accident, and uncover all entities that may share liability for your accident. Often, identifying more than one party who shares liability for your accident can help increase the compensation you receive for your accident.
We can help ensure that you understand the compensation you deserve.
Often, insurance companies will not provide you with an adequate assessment of the compensation you deserve for your accident. Frequently, insurance companies may try to take advantage of your lack of knowledge and try to convince you that you do not deserve as much compensation as you really do for your injuries.
We make sure that you fully understand the compensation you really deserve.
We can take over negotiations on your behalf.
The last thing you need to deal with while handling your personal injury claim is complicated negotiations with the insurance company. You have enough challenges in front of you. At Finkelstein & Partners, we can take over negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf, leaving you with more time to focus on your recovery.
At Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, we help our personal injury clients find justice, compensation, and peace of mind. Our lawyers will treat you with compassion and care.
Do You Need a Rockland County Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you suffered serious injuries of any kind in Rockland County, yes—you need a personal injury attorney dedicated to helping you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact Finkelstein & Partners’ Rockland County lawyers today for your free case evaluation.