Troy Personal Injury Attorneys
Filing a Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit
If you have been injured due to the careless, reckless, or negligent conduct of another, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. By filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you can not only recover the monetary resources you need to heal, but you can also work to hold the responsible party accountable for the harm they have caused.
Since 1898, E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy has been standing up for the rights of the injured and the wronged throughout Eastern New York. From our office in Troy, our personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout the region in all types of complex cases. We have a long, proven history of success and are prepared to use our extensive experience and available resources to help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
How to Tell If You Have a Personal Injury Case
Most personal injury cases are brought on the grounds of negligence, though it is also possible to bring a claim based on strict liability or default.
To have grounds for a negligence-based personal injury claim, you will need to prove the following:
- The person or party against whom you are bringing the claim (known as the “defendant”) owed you a duty or care. This means that they had a responsibility to act reasonably and take certain measures to avoid causing foreseeable injury.
- The defendant failed to uphold or violated the duty of care they owed you. Typically, proving this involves proving that the defendant acted negligently, carelessly, recklessly, wrongfully, or even intentionally with the aim of causing injury.
- You were injured and, as a result of your injuries, you suffered measurable damages. These damages can be economic or non-economic in nature, and may include things like medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
- The defendant’s act or omission was the direct or proximate cause of your injuries. In other words, you must prove that you would not have been injured or suffered damages had the defendant acted differently/upheld the duty of care.
As the person bringing the claim (known as the “plaintiff”), you have the burden of proof. This means that you are the one responsible for proving your claim. However, unlike in criminal cases, you do not need to prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt; instead, you must only prove your case by a “preponderance of the evidence.” This means you must prove that your claim is more likely to be true than not.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we assist injured victims and the families of those wrongfully killed with all aspects of personal injury and wrongful death law. We are capable of handling every legal detail so that you can focus on your physical recovery.
Our Troy personal injury lawyers frequently represent clients in cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Large truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
- Boating accidents
- ATV accidents
- Jet Ski accidents
- Sports injuries
- Dog bites
- Drunk driving accidents
- Dram shop liability
- Foodborne illnesses
- Premises liability
- Slip and falls
- Product liability
- Auto defects
- School injuries
- Third-party liability
We have the resources of a large, well-established firm and are prepared to represent you in litigation and at trial if necessary. As a boutique law firm, we also offer compassionate, client-focused legal representation. Our award-winning attorneys are available and accessible to you throughout the entire legal process.
Put an Award-Winning Team on Your Side
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we are known for our personalized and attentive approach, our aggressive client advocacy, and our results. We have been recognized by numerous prestigious legal organizations, including Super Lawyers®, The Inner Circle of Advocates, Hacker, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and others. While we are proud of the reputation we have earned throughout our decades in practice, we are most proud of the real ways in which we have helped ordinary people recover the justice they deserved.
If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to reach out to our team for a free consultation to learn how we can help. We are happy to discuss your case, as well as your various rights and options, at absolutely no charge and with no obligation for you.