Colonie Personal Injury Attorneys
We Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
Injuries cause greater issues than just physical pain. While your pain may be significant, you are also likely experiencing the inconvenience of not being able to work and simultaneously being responsible for medical bills and other costs. If your injury was the result of another person’s negligence, you’re probably also grappling with feelings of confusion, anger, and uncertainty, and the questions that accompany these emotions. Who is responsible for your injuries? Can they be held accountable for their fault? How can you pay for the resulting damages?
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our attorneys are available to answer your questions and support you during this time. We will guide you through the complexities of your case and help you navigate the legal system to make sure you are cared for.
Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury litigation can focus on any incident in which one person was harmed because of another person or group’s negligence, malice, or wrongdoing. Injuries can range from minor issues to severe debilitating injuries that cause permanent disability and impact the rest of a victim’s life.
Your personal injury case may involve situations such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- ATV accidents
- Bus accidents
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Food borne illness
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Train accidents
Additionally, we handle cases involving wrongful death. Wrongful death claims proceed similarly to personal injury claims but are handled by the personal representative of the victim’s estate, rather than the victim themselves. We can assist you with recovering compensation for funeral expenses, other costs, and non-economic damages if your loved one was killed because of someone else’s negligence.
Elements of a Personal Injury Claim
In order for a personal injury claim to be successful (i.e., result in compensation for injury victims), certain elements must be present. It must be proven that an injury resulted, and that the injury was caused by the negligence of another person or entity. There also must be evidence of both tangible and intangible damages caused by the accident. Legal proceedings will focus on holding the negligent party accountable and recovering compensation for the victim’s damages.
Role of a Personal Injury Attorney
It is crucial to have a lawyer on your side who can fight for your rights after an accident. Filing a personal injury claim on your own can prove difficult, as there are various legal processes that must be completed and deadlines that must be met.
From the beginning of your case, we are here to support and guide you. During your free initial consultation, we will learn about your situation and answer your questions. Based on the information we gather during this conversation, we can begin collecting evidence and seeking witnesses to substantiate your claim. We’ll value your case to ensure all damages are accounted for. Whether your case proceeds to trial or settles out of court, we have the experience that is necessary to tenaciously fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call to Discuss the Details of Your Case
The statute of limitations on personal injury claims in New York is generally three years from the date of an accident. For this reason and more, it is important to get started on your case as soon as possible by scheduling a free consultation with our Colonie personal injury attorneys. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you fight for your rights!