Saratoga Springs Personal Injury Attorneys
Serving Clients & Their Families in Upstate New York Since 1898
Accidents caused by the reckless or negligent actions of others can have a ripple effect that impacts not only the victim, but their family as well. From lost wages and quality of life to the financial hardships injured victims must face, the high costs of an accident can last long into the future. Our caring legal team at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy understand what you are going through and can help you seek the compensation you and your family need.
With decades of combined experience, our Saratoga Springs personal injury lawyers understand the importance of getting to understand you and the unique circumstances of your accident. We will look at the facts of your injuries and build a strong case against the negligent party and their insurance company. Our goal is to help every client achieve a successful outcome to help them recover and move forward.
It all starts by scheduling your free initial consultation. Call us today at (518) 284-3183 for the help you need.
Potential Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
When an injury or death occurs due to the negligent actions of others, the law provides help for a victim in the form of a personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit. While this is a vital legal tool to help victims recover, the legal process is complex and winning a proper settlement or jury award requires the help of a skilled professional.
In the state of New York, Articles 50-A and 50-B of the Civil Practice Law and Rules define both economic and non-economic damages and how they are calculated. When properly applied, these Articles are highly favorable toward injured victims.
Economic damages include:
- Earnings lost or a diminished earning capacity due to the injury
- Costs of current, past, and future medical and rehabilitative care
- Costs of services the injured person must pay for because they can no longer perform them due to their injury
- The value of care services provided by a family member
Your lawyer may employ the help of experts in their field in order to calculate economic damages. These experts include physicians, rehabilitation specialists, lifecare planners, economists, and others. In this way, we can better assess the costs of your injury to fight for the full compensation you need.
In addition, we may be able to pursue non-economic damages, which include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment, and the loss of services provided to family members. Though non-economic damages do not have a quantitative number attached to them, they are an essential piece of your recovery. Based on the details of your case and the facts of the law, your attorney will fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Cases We Handle
The lawyers of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy have experience in a wide variety of cases and we take cases on contingency, meaning you owe us nothing upfront and our fees come from a percentage of your financial award. There is no obligation when you schedule your free initial consultation with our attorneys.
Contact our firm if you’ve been injured by any of the following:
- Car or rideshare accidents
- Truck or commercial vehicle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice or negligence incidents
- Defective products, including auto parts and medical devices
- Construction accidents
- Slips and falls or other premises liability incidents
- Boating accidents
We also serve the surviving families of those who have lost their lives due to any of the above. We handle wrongful death and personal injury cases with the care and attention you need when you are emotionally and physically recovering.
Should You Hire a Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case?
Negligent defendants can be stubborn and insurance companies often do whatever they can to minimize your claim. The law is also complex and attempting to handle your case on your own can lead to additional stress, heartache, and a less money than you need, or, worse, a complete denial of your claim. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our goal is to seek the full and fair compensation you are entitled to through aggressive negotiation, skilled trial work, informed counsel, and dedicated advocacy.