Personal Injury FAQ

You Have Questions – We Have Answers

At the law office of Kimelman Law PLLC, we aggressively represent individuals who have been injured in personal injury accidents in New York. We have compiled a list of common questions that people have concerning personal injury law. We realize that no list can answer all of your questions. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of someone else, contact us for a free consultation at 212-227-8140.

Five Common Personal Injury FAQs

Should I talk to the insurance adjuster about my accident?

Representatives from the other driver’s insurance company will likely contact you to gather information to minimize their costs or to deny your claim outright. Before speaking to insurance adjusters or investigators, it is best to consult with a personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the process and protect your rights.

The insurance company offered me a settlement — How do I know if it is fair?

A quick settlement offer may signal that the insurance company wants to process the claim before all the evidence is fully analyzed by a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies are in business to make money — at the expense of serious accident victims like you. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer before entering into any legally binding agreement.

What are ‘damages’ in a personal injury lawsuit?

The term “damages” refers to a variety of different types of losses the accident victim has suffered. Past and future medical bills are forms of damages. But, there is a range of damages that will apply to your case. For instance, pain and suffering is an intangible form of damages that can include the loss of the ability to continue to enjoy activities that have been an important part of your life due to the injury. We will work hard to understand all that you have lost to tailor our aggressive representation to your unique circumstances.

What is my personal injury claim worth?

There is no fill-in-the-blank formula for determining the full extent of the harm you have suffered. Every accident has its own unique set of circumstances. The tangible and intangible losses you have suffered must be analyzed. Our lawyers assess every detail, including potential discrepancies in the evidence on a case-by-case basis. We value cases aggressively to obtain optimal results.

Will I have to go to trial to get results?

Most personal injury claims settle without a trial. However, it is important for you to work with an attorney who has trial experience. When a serious injury is involved, the stakes are high. We fight the insurance companies every step of the way, with strong advocacy aimed at producing results. Our trial experience is a clear strength in building a compelling case. When the insurance companies are unwilling to settle for what is a fair result, we have the resources and ability to go the distance in trial to protect the best interests of our clients.

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys for Answers

To schedule a consultation at our New York City office to review your accident, call 212-227-8140 or contact us online.