New York City Personal Injury Lawyers
With offices in Manhattan and Long Island, we serve accident victims throughout the metropolitan area
The law firm of Rich & Rich, P.C. can be counted on to provide personal service to you or a loved one in connection with your personal injury lawsuit. Our midtown Manhattan office is located within a short walk of most subway lines, Penn Station, Times Square and Grand Central Station, so we are accessible to clients throughout the metropolitan area. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for victims and their families in a wide range of cases, including matters arising from auto accidents, falls and medical malpractice.
Common questions people have about personal injury litigation in Manhattan
Getting hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence is a traumatic event and you may have questions about how you can achieve the most successful results. We provide a free consultation and answer all of our clients’ questions, such as:
What are the best steps to take immediately after an accident?
You should see a doctor as soon as possible after your accident. If you can, take photos of the accident scene and get contact information for any witnesses who saw what happened. From there, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your interests and learn about your legal rights.
What types of compensation am I entitled to after being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence?
Various types of damages are available in a personal injury claim, including pain and suffering, reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages. Depending on the circumstances, you might be able to collect a favorable settlement fairly quickly. In other cases, it might take some time for doctors to evaluate your medical condition and provide a full assessment of your eventual prognosis. For example, the effects of a spinal cord injury could be permanent, so it is vital to have all of the pertinent medical information before pursuing settlement.
Should I provide a statement to the insurance company? No!
Insurance companies want to reduce or eliminate the amount of money they pay under the terms of their insured’s policies. They may take advantage of an injured victim by persuading them to make a statement that can hurt the victim’s legal case in the future. Don’t speak to an adjuster, an investigator or anyone else before retaining an attorney who will advocate for you.
Compensation in midtown Manhattan personal injury cases
Under New York law, you can recover compensation for the following economic and noneconomic damages in a personal injury lawsuit:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills, including hospital, doctor, ambulance and emergency room costs
- Lost earnings to date and any reduction in future earning capacity
- Rehabilitation, including physical and/or occupational therapy
- Prescription drugs and medical devices
- Long-term care
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Loved ones of wrongful death victims also rely on us for counsel in cases where they seek damages including reimbursement for funeral expenses and income that the decedent likely would have earned had they lived.
Where to seek compensation
Whether your claim stems from an auto accident, a fall or some other type of incident, it is critical to identify all of the parties who may be liable for your injury. This could include a negligent driver, property owner, doctor or hospital. From your first meeting with us, we will explain how the law applies to your case and we will vigorously pursue compensation from all liable parties on your behalf.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New York?
You should speak to a qualified New York attorney as soon as possible after being hurt in an accident. While a three-year statute of limitations generally applies to many personal injury claims, the circumstances of your case might require you to take action much more quickly. Notice requirements for claims against the city or other governmental entities are much shorter and usually require a claim to be filed within 90 days of your incident.
Contact a New York City personal injury lawyer for a free consultation
Rich & Rich, P.C. represents personal injury victims throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our midtown Manhattan office is located at 1430 Broadway, Suite 1802. Please call 347-696-7707 or contact us online for a free consultation.