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At Roth & Khalife, LLP, we understand that dealing with a personal injury is not just about legal battles—it’s about rebuilding your life. With decades of combined experience in New York City’s dynamic legal landscape, our team is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate, and effective legal representation for those who have been wronged.

What is Considered a Personal Injury?

Personal injury” refers to legal cases involving harm to an individual’s body, mind, or emotions, typically due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. This area of law aims to provide compensation to the injured party, often covering medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Our Personal Injury Services

NYC Personal Injury Lawyer

At Roth & Khalife, LLP, we offer expert legal representation across a diverse range of personal injury cases:

Car Accident Injuries

Handling all aspects of car accident claims, including negotiations with insurance companies and litigation for complex cases.

Slip and Fall Cases

Addressing premises liability law and holding negligent property owners accountable for unsafe conditions.

Medical Malpractice Advocacy

Navigating the complexities of medical negligence cases and helping victims receive justice.

Workplace Injury Claims

Assisting with workers’ compensation and other claims related to injuries sustained on the job.

Product Liability Cases

Pursuing justice for individuals harmed by defective or dangerous products.

Construction Accidents

Providing legal support for individuals injured in construction site accidents, including falls, machinery accidents, and negligence.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Representing pedestrians and cyclists injured in traffic-related incidents, ensuring their rights are protected.

Motorcycle Accident Claims

Addressing the unique challenges faced by motorcyclists in accidents, including severe injuries and insurance disputes.

Public Transportation Accidents

Offering legal assistance for injuries sustained in accidents involving buses, trains, subways, and other forms of public transport.

Boating and Recreational Accidents

Handling cases involving injuries sustained in boating, jet skiing, and other recreational activities.

Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

Assisting victims of animal attacks, focusing on securing compensation for their injuries and trauma.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Providing specialized legal support for victims suffering from brain injuries due to accidents or negligence.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Advocating for those who have sustained spinal injuries, focusing on the significant long-term impacts and required care.

Wrongful Death Claims

Representing families in seeking justice and compensation for the loss of a loved one due to negligence or wrongful acts.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Addressing cases of elder abuse, neglect, and mistreatment in nursing homes and care facilities.

Burn Injuries

Offering legal support for victims of severe burn injuries, focusing on recovery, rehabilitation, and compensation.

How Can a NYC Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

NYC Personal Injury Lawyer

As a leading NYC personal injury law firm, we at Roth & Khalife, LLP are uniquely positioned to help those who have suffered due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others. Our experienced legal team provides comprehensive support and representation in personal injury cases, ensuring that our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. Here’s how we can assist you:

1. Experienced Legal Advice

  • Understanding Your Case: We begin by thoroughly analyzing the specifics of your case, helping you understand your rights and the legal options available to you.
  • Strategic Planning: Our attorneys devise a strategic plan tailored to your case, considering all aspects of the law and the unique circumstances of your incident.

2. Investigation and Evidence Gathering

  • Accident Reconstruction: We work with specialists to reconstruct the accident scene, if necessary, to establish liability.
  • Gathering Evidence: Our team diligently collects all relevant evidence, including medical records, police reports, witness statements, and other crucial documentation to build a strong case.

3. Negotiating with Insurance Companies

  • Dealing with Insurers: Insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts. We negotiate assertively on your behalf to ensure that you receive a fair settlement that covers all your damages.
  • Protecting Your Interests: We shield you from lowball offers and aggressive tactics used by insurance adjusters, ensuring your rights are protected.

4. Legal Representation in Court

  • Courtroom Expertise: If a fair settlement cannot be reached outside of court, our skilled trial attorneys are prepared to represent you in court, advocating passionately on your behalf.
  • Litigation Support: We handle all aspects of the litigation process, from filing lawsuits to presenting evidence and arguments in court.

5. Maximizing Your Compensation

  • Comprehensive Claim Assessment: We ensure that your claim includes compensation for all your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other applicable damages.
  • Fighting for Full Compensation: Our goal is to secure the maximum compensation possible, considering both current and future impacts of your injury.

6. Personalized Attention and Support

  • Client-Centered Service: We provide personalized attention to each client, understanding that every case has its unique emotional and physical challenges.
  • Constant Communication: Our team keeps you informed at every stage of your case and is always available to answer your questions and address your concerns.

7. No Upfront Costs

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay any legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you.

How To Know if You Have a Personal Injury Case

As attorneys at Roth & Khalife, LLP, specializing in personal injury law in New York City, we understand how crucial it is for potential clients to recognize when they have a viable personal injury case. Here are key factors that can help you determine if you have a case:

1. Establishing Negligence

  • Duty of Care: Was there a duty of care owed to you by the other party? For example, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely.
  • Breach of Duty: Did the other party fail to meet that duty? This could be through action (like speeding) or inaction (like failing to fix a hazardous condition on a property).
  • Causation: You must show that the other party’s breach of duty directly caused your injury.
  • Damages: Finally, there must be actual damages (physical, emotional, financial) resulting from the injury.

2. Evaluating the Severity of Your Injuries

  • Medical Treatment: Have you sought medical treatment for your injuries? Documented medical treatment is crucial in personal injury cases.
  • Long-Term Impact: Consider whether your injuries have a long-term impact on your life, such as chronic pain, disability, or inability to work.

3. Understanding the Statute of Limitations

  • Timely Filing: Personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations. In New York, you typically have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.

4. Assessing Economic and Non-Economic Damages

  • Economic Damages: These are quantifiable costs such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

5. Documenting the Incident and Injuries

  • Evidence Collection: Collect and preserve evidence related to your injury, including photos, witness information, accident reports, and medical records.

6. Consulting with a Personal Injury Lawyer

The best way to know for sure if you have a case is to consult with a personal injury lawyer. We can provide a professional evaluation of your situation.

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation

If you believe you have a personal injury case, contact Roth & Khalife, LLP for a free consultation. We can help you understand your legal options and guide you through the process of seeking the compensation you deserve. Our experienced team is dedicated to advocating for your rights and ensuring justice is served.

Damages You Can Pursue in a Personal Injury Case

In a personal injury case, the damages you can pursue are typically categorized into economic, non-economic, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Understanding these categories is crucial in determining the full extent of compensation you may be entitled to. Here’s a breakdown:

1. Economic Damages

These are quantifiable financial losses directly resulting from the injury.

  • Medical Expenses: Costs for current and future medical treatment, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any necessary medical equipment.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the income you lost due to your inability to work following the injury. This includes lost earning capacity if your injury affects your ability to work in the future.
  • Property Damage: Costs to repair or replace any personal property damaged as a result of the incident (e.g., vehicle repairs in a car accident).

2. Non-Economic Damages

These are more subjective and compensate for the non-financial impacts of the injury.

  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical pain and discomfort suffered due to the injury.
  • Emotional Distress: This covers the psychological impact of the injury, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Compensation for the loss of enjoyment in daily activities and hobbies.
  • Loss of Consortium: This applies if the injury adversely affects the relationship between you and your spouse.

3. Punitive Damages

While less common, punitive damages may be pursued in cases where the defendant’s actions were particularly reckless or malicious. These damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future, rather than to compensate the victim.

Considerations for Pursuing Damages

  • Case-by-Case Basis: The types and amounts of damages vary significantly based on the specifics of each case.
  • Documentation and Evidence: Thorough documentation of all losses and impacts is crucial. This includes medical records, employment records, and personal accounts of the injury’s effects on your life.
  • Legal Guidance: An experienced personal injury lawyer can help assess the full range of damages applicable to your case and ensure that you pursue the maximum compensation available.

Why Choose Roth & Khalife, LLP?

  • Expertise in Diverse Personal Injury Cases: Our attorneys specialize in a wide range of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, and more. We know the ins and outs of New York’s legal system and use our expertise to advocate for your rights.
  • Client-Focused Approach: At Roth & Khalife, LLP, you are not just a case number. We take the time to understand your unique situation, offering tailored advice and support throughout your legal journey. Our goal is to make this process as seamless and stress-free as possible for you and your loved ones.
  • Proven Track Record of Success: Our firm prides itself on a history of securing favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients. We leverage our negotiation skills and courtroom expertise to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Committed to Your Recovery

We believe that legal representation should go beyond the courtroom. Roth & Khalife, LLP is committed to helping you not only win your case but also recover from your injuries. We collaborate with medical professionals, therapists, and financial advisors to ensure a holistic approach to your recovery.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, don’t navigate this challenging time alone. Contact Roth & Khalife, LLP today for a free consultation. Let us be your advocates for justice and fair compensation.

Roth & Khalife, LLP – Your Voice, Our Fight.

NYC Personal Injury Lawyer FAQs

1. What constitutes a personal injury case in New York City?

A personal injury case arises when an individual suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. Common types include car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and workplace injuries.

2. How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in NYC?

In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years from the date of the injury. However, this can vary depending on the type of claim, so it’s important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.

3. Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury case?

While you are not legally required to have a lawyer, it is highly advisable. Personal injury law can be complex, and an experienced attorney can help navigate the legal system, negotiate with insurance companies, and ensure you receive fair compensation.

4. What kind of compensation can I expect in a personal injury case?

Compensation can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The amount depends on the specifics of your case, including the severity of your injury and its impact on your life.

5. How is fault determined in a personal injury case?

Fault is determined based on negligence. If another party failed to act with reasonable care and caused your injury, they may be found at fault. In some cases, there may be shared fault, which can affect the compensation.

6. What does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer in NYC?

Most personal injury lawyers, including those at our firm, work on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any upfront fees; the lawyer’s fee is a percentage of the settlement or award you receive.

7. How long does a personal injury lawsuit take?

The duration varies widely depending on the case’s complexity, the clarity of fault, the severity of injuries, and the litigation process. Some cases settle quickly, while others may take years.

8. Can I still file a claim if I was partially at fault for the accident?

Yes. New York follows a comparative negligence rule, meaning you can still recover compensation even if you were partly at fault, though your compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault.

9. What should I do immediately after an accident?

Seek medical attention, report the accident (e.g., to the police, your employer), gather evidence (photos, witness information), and avoid making detailed statements or accepting blame until you speak with a lawyer.

10. How does the settlement process work in a personal injury case?

Once a claim is filed, there may be investigations, negotiations with the opposing party or insurance company, and, if necessary, litigation. A settlement can be reached at any stage before a court verdict.