Schenectady Personal Injury Attorneys
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Accidents happen, but sometimes, the causes of accidents aren’t as random as the name “accident” may imply. Injuries are often the result of negligence. By acting carelessly, people who ignore the risks of their behavior put others in danger.
If you’ve been the victim of this type of disregard for safety, you deserve payment for your damages and access to the care you need — E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy can help. Contact us today to learn more.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Many people who have been injured because of the negligence of others make the mistake of not hiring an attorney, and instead opting to file a claim themselves or rely on insurance companies. Often, this is due to misconceptions about what personal injury lawyers do.
As your representation, we will fulfill many responsibilities that are difficult to handle on your own — especially when you are recovering from an injury. In addition to general tasks like gathering evidence, meeting legal deadlines, and filing your claim, we can ensure your rights are protected throughout the progression of your case. It is important to remember that insurance companies want to protect their bottom line above all else, and often do this through tactics that minimize the value of injured peoples’ claims. We are familiar with the strategies of insurance companies and will negotiate on your behalf to help you get the compensation you deserve. If your case needs to go to trial, we have the experience that is necessary to fight for you in court.
Our legal team can assist you with cases such as:
- ATV accidents
- Bus accidents
- Boating accidents
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Food borne illness
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
Determining Fault for Your Injuries
Identifying an at-fault party, and proving their fault, is one of the most crucial elements of a personal injury case. Without knowledge of the liable party, you cannot receive compensation for your injuries.
In some cases, the liable party is obvious. For example, in cases of car accidents, it is common for both of the involved drivers to stop and exchange information. In these cases, you can easily file a claim against the negligent driver or their insurance company.
Liability may not be as obvious in other personal injury cases. This may be because multiple parties are at fault or because the at-fault party is an entity (such as a business), rather than an individual. Some cases are even more complex and mysterious, such as in cases of hit-and-run accidents.
Our legal team will evaluate the details of your case and gather evidence to identify the liable party and ensure that they are held accountable for causing your injuries.
People and groups who could be liable in a personal injury case include:
- Negligent drivers
- Product manufacturers
- Restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses with unsafe conditions on their premises
- Transportation companies
- Government entities and municipalities
The above list includes only a few examples of parties who are commonly defendants in personal injury claims. Every case is different, so it is important to speak about your unique circumstances with an attorney.
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Start your journey to recovering the compensation you deserve in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy legal team. We will advocate for you from start to finish!