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One minute you are going about your normal routine, and the next minute, everything changes. Suddenly, you are hurt, need medical care, and have to take time away from work to heal. These circumstances cost a great deal. Financially, you have to handle medical expenses while missing out on your usual wages. It also costs you your physical and emotional well-being. When it is another person or business’s fault, you should speak with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer about your options.

We recommend calling us at 212-271-4156 or online to submit your information and request a free initial consultation.

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Our Brooklyn Injury Lawyers Accept

  • Brooklyn Construction Accidents: Construction is a constant in Brooklyn and New York’s other boroughs. Buildings are constantly going up, and workers maintain the roads and other aspects of Brooklyn’s infrastructure. When certain standards are not met, it is these workers who are put at risk. Our injury lawyers routinely handle third-party liability claims arising from construction accidents in Brooklyn. If you were hurt at work or a loved one suffered a fatal construction accident, call us right away.
  • Brooklyn Car Accidents: One of the most common types of personal injury claims we address is car crash injuries. Collisions occur throughout New York City every day, and many of them lead to serious injuries and fatalities. If you or a relative were injured in a crash, do not hesitate to call us to speak with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer. We are here to guide you through the insurance claim and litigation processes and to fight for you to receive appropriate personal injury or wrongful death compensation.
  • Brooklyn Truck Accidents: Our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn, NY also handle commercial truck crashes. The injuries and costs associated with this type of accident are often much greater than personal vehicle collisions. If you were injured or a relative passed away following a crash with a large commercial vehicle, you need to contact an attorney right away. When commercial vehicles are involved, we will take steps to protect valuable evidence, promptly investigate the accident, and fight for the maximum personal injury settlement possible.
  • Other Vehicle Accidents: Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. also take cases relating to planes, boats, ferries, buses, MTA, taxis, Uber and Lyfts, motorcycles, railroad, and bicycle accidents. Whatever vehicle led to your injuries, you should have a Brooklyn injury lawyer when you are suffering because another individual or business was negligent or reckless.
  • Pedestrian Accidents in Brooklyn: If you or a loved one were struck by a vehicle while walking to the subway, out for a run, or crossing the street, call us immediately. Whether you live in Brooklyn or were just visiting, you should feel safe. Unfortunately, negligent drivers are all around us, and when they cause you harm, you deserve to be compensated for your losses.
  • Premises Liability: You or a loved one may have suffered an injury on another person, business, or municipality’s property because of a dangerous condition. Common claims include slip and falls, elevator and escalator accidents, swimming pool accidents, and inadequate security. Premises liability claims in New York can be complicated, and it is important that you receive a thorough and accurate analysis from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
  • Spine Injury: If you suffered a serious back and neck injury, like a fractured vertebra, herniated disc, or a paralyzing spinal injury, contact us right away. It is essential that you work with an experienced and aggressive lawyer to secure maximum compensation for your injuries.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Our Brooklyn injury lawyers handle cases involving all types of significant and catastrophic injuries, including, amputations, concussions, and moderate-to-severe TBI.
  • Burn Injury: At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we aggressively pursue compensation for people suffering from serious burns caused by another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct. This included claims stemming from fires, chemical burns, electrical accidents, and scalding water incidents.
  • Nursing Home Abuse: If you believe your elderly loved one passed away or their condition has deteriorated due to nursing home abuse or negligence, call us for a free consultation. We will help you investigate, take steps to protect your loved one, and when necessary, pursue compensation from those responsible.
  • Medical Malpractice: When you see a doctor, you expect to receive quality medical care. However, you may learn the doctor failed to diagnose your condition accurately, wrote the wrong prescription, caused a birth injury, or caused some other type of injury. In these cases, we recommend speaking with a personal injury attorney in Brooklyn, NY to discuss your rights and legal options.
  • Civil Rights: We accept more than negligence-based cases. We can help you if a civil rights violation caused you harm. Call us today if you have suffered due to racial profiling, false arrest, false imprisonment, police brutality, or malicious prosecution.
  • Dog Bites: If a dog in Brooklyn attacked you, contact Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. as soon as possible. We can help hold the animal owner accountable for your injuries.

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We Have a Track Record of Success

At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are proud to fight hard for our clients to receive full and fair compensation for their injuries. Our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn are proud to be able to say we have helped our clients receive hundreds of millions of dollars through personal injury settlements and court verdicts. Due to the success of our aggressive approach, we are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum.

Some of our recent successful cases include:

  • $9 Million Settlement: Construction workers were injured on exterior scaffolding.
  • $8 Million Settlement: A child was burned by scalding water in a shower.
  • $7.9 Million Settlement: Construction workers were injured in a scaffolding collapse.
  • $7.6 Million Settlement: A wrongful death due to asbestos exposure.
  • $7.2 Million Settlement: A construction worker suffered a brain injury in a fall from scaffolding.
  • $6.8 Million Court Ruling: A individual sustained injuries in a bus accident.

Instead of assuming or guessing at the value of your case, it is important to talk with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer about the specifics of your claim, your injuries, and other factors that may increase or decrease your final compensation.

At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we will always provide you with an honest and clear analysis of your case, including the potential value of a settlement or court award.

Brooklyn Personal Injury Compensation

After suffering a personal injury in Brooklyn because of another person’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct, you may have the right to pursue compensation. The first step in obtaining what you deserve is by working with an experienced attorney. At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we will thoroughly investigate the accident to gather evidence and identify who is liable. From there, we will work closely with you, your family members, your physicians, and when necessary, expert professionals, to document and calculate the value of your physical, psychological, and financial injuries.

If we find you have a valid bodily injury claim, we will represent you during a personal injury lawsuit and insurance claim. Our top priority will be to win you the maximum compensation possible for your:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Medical Expenses, including future medical costs
  • Lost Wages
  • Mental Anguish and Emotional Distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced Earning Potential
  • Lower Quality of Life
  • Loss of Consortium

Additionally, if there is evidence that the at-fault party acted recklessly or with malicious intent, you should speak with a lawyer about punitive damages. This type of compensation is intended to punish the wrongdoer for their conduct. However, you must be able to prove that their actions were grossly negligent or intentional.

To learn more about these damages and the potential value of your claim, schedule an appointment with an experienced and skilled injury lawyer right away.

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Guidance Through the Personal Injury Claim Process in Brooklyn

One of the many benefits of working with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn, NY is that you have someone to walk you through the personal injury lawsuit and insurance claim processes and to explain your rights and options at each phase.

The personal injury claims process

  • Analyzing your potential personal injury claim: Before you dive into an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, it is best to talk with a lawyer about whether or not you have a valid claim. To pursue and win compensation, you must have proof that the other party was negligent, reckless, or acted intentionally. Our lawyers are here to review your circumstances, advise you of whether you have a valid legal claim, interview and take statements from witnesses, and gather as much evidence as possible to support your case.
  • Identifying the appropriate jurisdiction: If you wish to file a personal injury lawsuit, you must file your complaint in a court with jurisdiction over the matter. If you file in the wrong place, your case can be dismissed. If you were injured in Brooklyn, you may file your claim in a Court in Kings County.
  • Drafting and filing the complaint: A lawsuit begins by filing the Summons and Complaint. This is a document that includes information regarding you and the at-fault party—the defendant—and why you believe the defendant is liable for compensating you for your injuries. It also includes the type and amount you demand.
  • Serving the defendant(s): Once you file your complaint in the appropriate court, we must serve a copy of the complaint and a summons to each defendant. Your case cannot proceed until each defendant is served in accordance with the law and be given a chance to Answer to the Complaint after hiring an attorney, who is usually paid for by the defendant’s insurance provider.
  • Taking part in discovery: Before your case can proceed to trial, the parties go through a phase called discovery. During this time, the parties exchange information, usually through legal tools such as interrogatories, requests for documents, and depositions. It is important to work with an attorney because at this point, taking full advantage of discovery enables you to gather more evidence to support your claim and to identify and analyze evidence that could be used against you.
  • Conducting settlement negotiations: Most personal injury claims are resolved through insurance settlements. However, it is rarely a good idea to accept an insurer’s first settlement offer. Instead, by working with us, you can be included in all settlement discussions. We’ll help identify when an initial offer is lower than the potential value of your claim, initiate negotiations, and provide counter offers when necessary.
  • Preparing for trial: By working with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer from Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., you can be confident your case and legal team are trial ready. While we may focus on negotiating a settlement offer, we never fail to fully prepare to argue your claim at trial.
  • Filing an appeal: if a judge or jury determines the defendant is not liable for compensating you for your injuries, talk with us about filing an appeal. We will scrutinize the court record and quickly determine if you have a valid reason to appeal the decision.

Time Limits for Filing an Injury Lawsuit in Brooklyn

Every state has a time limit for how long you have to file a lawsuit based on bodily injuries, which is known as a statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years. However, all claims are unique, so you should immediately contact our team to discuss the applicable statute.

Wrongful death claims have a statute of limitations of two years. For cases against municipalities and New York State, the statute of limitations is much shorter.  There is also a requirement that prior to filing a lawsuit, a Notice of Claim be filed within 90 days of the accident.

While you normally have three years from the date were injured to file a lawsuit, you should never wait to get started. The longer you delay, the higher the likelihood that evidence will be lost or degraded. You are better off speaking with a Brooklyn injury lawyer as soon as you can and pursuing compensation right away.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which Hospitals Can I Get Treatment From After a Personal Injury or Car Accident in Brooklyn?

Some of the hospitals that people can seek treatment from in Brooklyn include Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, NYC Health + Hospitals, New York Community Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, Kings County Hospital Center, University Hospital – Brooklyn, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

2. Who Should I Call After a Personal Injury or Car Accident in Brooklyn?

Seek medical attention right away. You can call 911 for immediate assistance. Then, you should also immediately contact the New York City Police Department to complete an accident report. In Brooklyn, you may be served by various precincts, including:

3. When Should I Contact a Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney?

In New York you have three years from the date that you were injured to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, many things can impact this deadline. You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible so you can begin the process.

Brooklyn Injury Lawyers to Fight For You

Don’t needlessly suffer because another party was negligent or reckless. You deserve to know your rights and what to expect. After suffering an injury in an accident in Brooklyn, the best thing you can do for yourself and your family is to consult with an experienced, skilled, and successful personal injury attorney.

We recommend calling us at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at 212-490-5700 or reaching out online as soon as you are able. We will immediately and carefully review your circumstances, and when appropriate, get started on your claim for compensation.

Let us pursue what you deserve while you heal. Learn how we can help in a free, no-risk consultation.

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