Kingston Personal Injury Lawyers proudly serving the Hudson Valley since 1870
When you experience a serious injury, caused by someone else’s wrongful or negligent acts, you may be frustrated and intimidated by the prospect of navigating the world of insurance claims and lawsuits just to be paid what you’re owed. Not only is it confusing, but the system is designed to get individual claimants to either give up entirely, or to settle for much less than what they’re owed out of a desire not to walk away completely empty-handed. Rather than fighting an uphill battle for compensation after an accident, find a skilled New York personal injury attorney who can seek an award for damages on your behalf, and allow you to focus on getting your life back to normal after an accident.
Negligent parties are responsible for the cost of your injuries
Not every accident is a result of someone else’s bad behavior. But when someone else acted wrongly, or failed to act when they should have, they must be held responsible for the harm caused. Courts will hold liable a person or business that failed to uphold their duty to behave in a certain way, such as failing to drive attentively and causing a wreck, or failing to keep the premises of their business safe by mopping up spills, causing you to slip and fall.
Negligence can take many forms
One common source of personal injury lawsuits is car accidents. However, at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, our attorneys are experts in recovering damages for injuries resulting from a broad array of accident types, including:
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful death
Insurance companies are experts in getting you to take less than you’re owed
Should you try to settle your case with an insurance carrier on your own, you may end up receiving far less than you’re owed. The insurance adjuster may deny your claim immediately, in an effort to get you to abandon it. Should you persist, they may offer you a quick cash settlement, claiming that it’s the best you can expect. They know that you’re in desperate need of the money to pay your accident-related expenses. However, they also know how difficult it can be to accurately value a claim, and to predict what expenses you may have in the future. An attorney who has handled many similar claims will be better equipped to estimate what you’ll need going forward, and what you deserve to receive for your injuries.
Help is available from knowledgeable and experienced Hudson Valley Injury Attorneys
If you’ve experienced an injury and recognize the need for legal assistance in recovering the damages you’re owed, contact the knowledgeable and zealous personal injury attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello for a consultation on your claims, at 845-331-4100.