Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer

Each personal injury lawyer at Lacy Katzen understand that the difficulties caused by an injury go far beyond physical pain. We work to help answer the questions that inevitably arise with your injuries or loss. How will I work? How can I pay my bills and rising medical expenses and provide for my family’s future? It’s emotional, financial, and much more than an injury to a single person. It impacts your entire family.

Personal Injury Matters Include:

Are You Entitled to Compensation?

If your injuries happened because of someone else’s misconduct or negligence, they may be responsible for the losses you have suffered.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine if an injury or death could have been prevented if reasonable care had been taken by another. If another’s negligence caused your injury you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, expenses for services incurred due to your injury, pain and suffering, and permanence. If you or a family member are injured or die due to the negligence of another, you should consult a personal injury lawyer to explore your options.

Building a Personal Injury Claim Around Negligence

In personal injury matters, negligence must be proven. Negligence is the failure to exercise the amount of care that a reasonable person in the same situation would exercise: for example, applying the brake when traffic is stopped up ahead. Or, it could be doing something a reasonable person would not do under the circumstances: for example, driving under the influence of alcohol.

The concept of negligence and reasonable conduct is applied to each type of case. A driver will be held to the standard of a reasonable driver who is required to follow the rules of the road. A product manufacturer is held to a standard of acting reasonably to not put consumers at risk. A physician is held to the standard of a reasonable physician practicing in the same specialty.

Negligence has four components that must be present for a successful claim:

  • The defendant owed a “duty of care” to the plaintiff, requiring them to act in a certain way to minimize the risk of accidental harm coming to the injured person
  • The defendant did something careless, reckless, or illegal that breached their duty
  • The breach was the direct cause of the incident
  • The injured person suffered “compensable damages” or injury as a direct result of the incident

Types of Compensation

A typical claim centers around medical expenses, lost work income, and “pain and suffering.” Below is a list of potential compensation claims:

  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Vehicle repair or replacement
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Prescriptions
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent loss of use
  • Emotional distress
  • Future medical care
  • Lost income and lost future income
  • Punitive damages
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost financial support
  • Loss of parental guidance

Personal Injury Lawyer Services

Even when it seems obvious that someone else is to blame for your injury, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you through what can be a complicated process to hold them legally accountable. To get a fair and complete recovery you may need to utilize the services of experts such as engineers, financial, and medical experts.

If, after a free consultation, one of our personal injury attorneys believes you may have a claim, you will work directly with this attorney and their team.  Our knowledgeable attorneys use years of experience along with tools and resources to:

  • Determine if negligence has occurred
  • Guide you through the steps of filing a personal injury claim
  • Gather proof from experts and witnesses
  • Advocate for you to the courts and insurance companies

Get in Touch with a Personal Injury Attorney in Rochester Today

In New York State, the statute of limitations varies depending on the nature of the injury or loss. It is important that you contact an attorney to determine if you have a claim before time runs out. For more than 70 years, we have been helping injured people and their families get results. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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