The Rockland County personal injury lawyers of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman are dedicated to providing the highest caliber of legal advocacy to our clients. When the negligence or careless actions of another party have caused you harm, we are here to protect your rights and fight for maximum monetary compensation. If you are looking for award-winning representation and steadfast support in your personal injury matter, please contact our office for a free consultation.
Whether your injuries were caused by a distracted motorist or a negligent property owner, getting the right legal counsel is essential. Our attorneys represent your best interests every step of the way, and work tirelessly to obtain the financial resources you deserve to feel whole again.
Serving Rockland County for Nearly 50 Years
For nearly 50 years, injury victims throughout Rockland County, NY, have relied on Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman for comprehensive legal guidance. We help you make informed decisions, avoid costly missteps, and level the playing field when going up against big insurance companies. While we strive to achieve a quick resolution for your car accident or other injury case, we know how to ensure the defendant does not undervalue your losses.
Our case results in Rockland County speak for themselves. For example, attorney and firm Partner Barry S. Kantrowitz obtained a jury verdict of more than $800,000 in a slip and fall lawsuit, and a $1.3 million judgment in a malpractice trial. The notable accomplishments of our legal team have been recognized by many respected organizations, including Super Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, and The National Trial Lawyers.
We’ve helped thousands of injury victims overcome some of the biggest challenges of their lives, and are always available when you need legal support.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Navigating the legal system on your own is a stressful and complicated process. One mistake can mean a low settlement, or possibly no compensation at all. Hiring experienced Rockland County personal injury attorneys is the surest way to improve your chances of success.
We represent clients in a wide range of personal injury matters, including:
The majority of car accidents in Rockland County are caused by reckless, intoxicated, or distracted drivers. Those who suffer a “serious injury” can step outside of New York’s No-Fault insurance system and sue for appropriate damages.
Some of the most catastrophic injuries are sustained in truck accidents with tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers. Oftentimes, these tragic collisions can be traced back to negligence on the part of the trucking company or driver.
Our lawyers work with experts to demonstrate liability and pursue maximum compensation for victims of motorcycle accidents. Fortunately, motorcyclists in Rockland County do not have to meet the “serious injury” threshold to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles claim countless lives each year. Among the more common causes are negligent drivers who ignore traffic signals, speed through intersections and crosswalks, or fail to yield the right of way.
When a healthcare professional fails to perform their duties in accordance with the accepted standard of care and causes harm to a patient, they may be held liable for medical malpractice. Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medication errors, and other forms of negligence can give rise to litigation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
All property owners and managers are obliged to ensure their premises are reasonably safe for visitors, guests, and patrons. A slip and fall injury attributed to lax maintenance or failure to warn of hazards can merit a personal injury claim.
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. New York Labor Law 240 is designed to protect those who are wrongly injured on the job.
As consumers, we are constantly exposed to defective products that can cause serious injury or even death. Product liability litigation can stem from dangerous drugs, medical devices, faulty airbags, and other goods that were not properly designed, manufactured, or tested for safety.
When the negligence of another person or entity causes the untimely passing of a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim for pre-death pain and suffering, economic loss to dependents, funeral expenses, and lost benefits.
Statute of Limitations
All personal injury cases in Rockland County, NY, are subject to a statute of limitations. Generally speaking, injury claims must be filed within three years. Medical malpractice is generally two and a half years. Wrongful death claims are two years. Claims against municipal defendants require prompt written notices of claim. There are exceptions to thesere rules, however. Our attorneys can review your situation and relevant factors to determine the deadline for suing a negligent party.
How Can Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You?
From complex truck accident lawsuits to a slip and fall injury, we help our clients recoup damages from the at-fault party in the most efficient manner possible.
Our accomplished attorneys and support staff take pride in providing personalized attention and excellent communication throughout the legal process. When you partner with Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, you are benefiting from decades of litigation experience and a firm that will make you our top priority.
Your road to recovery begins with a dedicated attorney who can craft the strongest case possible on your behalf. Focus on your health while we take care of the rest.
- In-depth investigations to determine potential liable parties and avenues of recovery
- Gathering evidence such as police or accident reports, witness statements, photos of the accident scene, surveillance footage, cell phone records, medical records, and other supporting documentation
- Handling all communications with the defendant’s insurance company
- Enlisting experts such as accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, life care planners, and economists
- Preparing a demand letter that reflects the full extent of your injuries and monetary damages
- Negotiating for the highest settlement
- Representing your case at trial if needed
Compensation in a Rockland County Injury Claim
Every personal injury claim is unique, so the available compensation will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. A settlement or court award will include two types of damages: economic and non-economic, which can provide the resources needed to cover bills and move on with your life.
Personal injury damages can include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Property damage
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Emotional distress, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of familial relationships
It is our goal to ensure that our clients are properly compensated for their injuries and suffering. While we always strive for the highest dollar amount, specific damages awards will hinge on several factors, including: your prognosis for a full recovery, the amount of past and anticipated medical bills, if the injuries left you with permanent disabilities, and the overall impact on quality of life.
Seeking Justice for Serious and Catastrophic Injuries
Our veteran personal injury lawyers help accident victims who suffered life-altering harm caused by negligence. Serious car crashes, pedestrian knock-downs, and other preventable accidents may result in:
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Severe burns
- Neck and back injuries
- Loss of limb
- Impairment of hearing or eyesight
Trusted Rockland County Injury Lawyers
Contact Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman to arrange a free consultation with an attorney Rockland County residents have come to trust. The case evaluation is confidential and comes with no obligation to proceed. Get the quality legal representation you deserve – call today!
Personal injury victims and their families often experience waves of misfortune. First an accident causes physical injury and possible property damage as well, then the victim must go through treatment or other healing processes, and then medical bills follow at a time when the ability to work may have been impaired.
The law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. was founded over four decades ago upon a commitment to bring and artful legal representation to individuals, families, and businesses in New York and New Jersey. We bring that same dedication when representing the individuals and families who have been hit hard by someone else’s negligence.
Additional Personal Injury Resources:
- New York State Bar Association, http://www.nysba.org/