Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyers
Brooklyn is one of New York City’s boroughs and encompasses the most populous county in the state. Accidents and injuries occur nearly every minute in Brooklyn. Injuries in an accident can be life-altering, especially if severe or permanently disabling. An injury can result in emotional trauma, financial hardship, and pain and suffering. If another party’s negligence injures you, our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers at Rubenstein & Rynecki can fight to seek justice and the compensation you deserve.
What Is a Personal Injury?
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 30 million are treated for injuries yearly in the United States, with two million requiring hospitalization. A “personal injury” is defined as injuries sustained in an accident caused by another’s negligence, which allows you to file a claim for damages against the responsible party for your accident-related expenses.
Injuries can result from a wide array of accidents and vary from mild to severe, the most common including:
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones, fractures, bruising, burns, and lacerations
- Concussion and traumatic brain injuries
- Crushed or severed limbs
- Disfigurement and Scarring
- Nerve and organ damage
- Partial or full paralysis
- Psychological trauma
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Does Rubenstein & Rynecki Handle?
Our skilled Brooklyn personal injury lawyers have over 50 years of experience helping injured clients recover maximum compensation for accident-related injuries. We handle injury cases resulting from a multitude of accidents, including but not limited to:
- Bike Accidents
- Boating & Ferry Accidents
- Brain Injury
- Burn & Smoke Inhalation
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Police Brutality
- Premises Accidents And Explosions
- Product Liability
- School Negligence
- Slip And Fall
- Spinal Injury
- Subway & Bus Accidents
- Transportation Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Workers’ Comp & Social Security Disability
- Wrongful Death
What Should I Do Following an Accident in Brooklyn?
If you are physically able, gathering information and evidence following an accident can significantly benefit your personal injury claim. You should consider taking the following steps:
- Report the accident if possible. Depending on where the accident occurs, report it to the property owner building manager or call 911 and report the accident and any injuries if you are in a car accident.
- Document the accident scene. Photograph the scene, including the injuries, damage, and what caused or led to the accident.
- Request accident and police reports. If the accident occurred in a public building or commercial space, request a copy of the accident report.
- Minimize conversation with the other party. Limit conversation at the scene, and do not argue or apologize. What you say can be used against you later.
- Gather statements from witnesses. Exchange contact information and gather statements from any witnesses.
- Seek medical attention right away. Be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible, even if you believe your injuries are minor. Certain untreated internal injuries with minor symptoms can be life-threatening. A medical report documenting your injuries is also critical to your claim.
- Maintain all records. Keep all records related to the accident, such as incident reports, medical records, communication, invoices, and estimates you receive related to the accident and your injuries.
- Consult a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer. Speak with a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury lawyer.
Note that, in New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is three years from the accident date or two years from the date of death.
How Can Rubenstein & Rynecki Help Me With My Personal Injury Case?
Accidents often have life-altering consequences, especially if you sustain serious injuries that cause physical pain and suffering, financial hardship, lost income, property damage, and debilitating medical conditions or disabilities.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer alleviates the burden of pursuing your claim and compensation on your own. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers can investigate, review accident reports, work with experts, consult your medical team regarding your care, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.
For over 50 years, Rubenstein and Rynecki have earned an exceptional reputation and extensive history of successfully obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
What Compensation Can I Recover for My Injuries?
The compensation you can seek for a personal injury claim is determined through a combination of economic and non-economic damages resulting from the accident and the severity of injuries:
- Economic damages refer to the fixed expenses related to the accident, evidenced by bills, estimates, or invoices, and include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Rehabilitative care
- Property damage
- Non-economic damages refer to intangible losses with no stated financial value, based on factors such as severity of injuries, age, or life changes, and include:
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
In New York, “pure” comparative negligence applies to personal injury cases. You are assigned a percentage of fault for the accident. You may be entitled to damages even if you are partially responsible for the accident. Your percentage of fault will be deducted from your total available compensation.
Contact Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyers at Rubenstein & Rynecki After an Accident
Suffering an injury can be emotionally taxing and often results in costly medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers at Rubenstein & Rynecki can help if someone else’s negligence has injured you. Call us today at 718-522-1020 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Brooklyn, we serve clients in New York City, including The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.