Whether you’ve been in a serious car accident or a minor slip and fall, an injury can change your life in an instant. Medical bills can add up fast—faster if you are unable to work—and that’s just the financial fallout. You can’t put a price tag on your emotional wellbeing.
At Shafran & Rock, our qualified team of personal injury attorneys in Coxsackie is dedicated to ensuring justice is served and that you get the compensation you deserve. For almost 20 years, we’ve fought for injury victims with professionalism, expertise, and compassion.
We have experience in all manner of personal injury cases including, among others:
- Car, truck, and motorcycles accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Slip and falls
- Nursing home negligence
- Medical malpractice
- Chiropractic malpractice
Providing a personal touch, we individually assess each case we take on. We don’t take a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Delivering personalized professional care and advice is our primary objective.
If you need a Coxsackie personal injury attorney, get in touch with our team for a free case evaluation. You can call us at 1-845-383-1170 or fill out our webform, and we’ll get back to you promptly.
Car accidents are among the most common personal injury claims. In New York alone, there are over 130,000 ER visits and 12,000 hospitalizations a year as the result of auto accidents. If you’ve become part of that statistic, it’s natural to feel angry and frustrated—especially if it wasn’t your fault.
A multitude of causes contribute to the prevalence of car accidents in Coxsackie. The sheer number of people is one factor, but most car accidents are caused by:
- Distracted driving—cellphone use in particular
- Driving under the influence
- Fatigued drivers
- Improper passing and turning
- Poor road maintenance
- Weather conditions
These accidents also result in a broad range of injuries with head trauma, shoulder and spinal damage, broken bones, and internal injuries, such as hemorrhaging, being most common. That’s on top of the typical minor injuries, like bruises and lacerations, which make the recovery process that much harder.
Some of these injuries take time to become apparent after an accident, which can complicate the claims process. Many also have lasting effects that can affect your ability to work or perform everyday tasks.
No matter what led to your car accident or the injuries you sustained, here at Shafran & Rock, we understand how debilitating a car accident can be. Not just for your physical health, but mental wellbeing too. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help ease the burden of dealing with insurance companies and the legal aspects of auto-accident aftermath.
We’ll individually assess all aspects of your accident and formulate the strongest possible case to ensure that you get both justice and the compensation you’re owed. Choosing the right Coxsackie personal injury attorney can mean the difference between obtaining fair compensation, none at all, or even worse, being blamed for the accident yourself even if you did nothing wrong.
Our team will work tirelessly work to ensure that doesn’t happen—and we have a proven track record of doing so.
An 18-wheeler can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds—that’s 20 times heavier than the average car. It’s no surprise then that the injuries sustained in truck accidents are frequently more severe than those seen in car accidents. The number of fatalities is also far higher.
In addition to the typical lacerations, bumps, and bruises of auto accidents, truck accidents also frequently result in:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Shattered or broken bones
- Permanent spinal damage
- Full or partial paralysis
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of life
Unlike passenger vehicle accidents, which are most commonly the result of driver error, mechanical failure can also be to blame for truck accidents. In these cases, it can hard to determine who to hold responsible for the accident. Is it the driver or the company that owns the truck? The manufacturer of the truck, or perhaps the mechanic that worked on the truck?
As you can imagine, truck accident claims can be complex—worse, as they frequently involve large companies, you’ll be up against a well-paid legal and investigative team working to shift the blame to you. They don’t want the expense or negative PR that comes with being involved in a major accident—especially if there was a fatality. It’s vital to have a qualified professional of your own to defend your rights.
At Shafran & Rock, we’ll fight for you no matter what you’re up against. We have decades of experience and have helped countless New Yorkers win their personal injury or wrongful death cases. We have the resources and expertise to investigate the cause of your truck accident and prove without a doubt who was to blame.
If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident, call us today to work with a top Coxsackie personal injury attorney.
On a motorcycle, there is no seatbelt or protective frame. There’s virtually nothing separating the rider from other vehicles or the road. As a result, motorcycle accidents often lead to long-term injuries, sometimes with catastrophic consequences. They also present with injuries not often seen in car or truck accidents, such as road rash. The need for skin grafts is common in severe cases.
While motorcycle accidents in New York aren’t as common as car accidents, they often cause a greater number of fatalities, sometimes making up as much as a quarter of all road-accident-related fatalities.
In more than half of all motorcycle crashes, the driver of another vehicle is at fault. Common causes include drivers:
- Cutting off motorcyclists to make left-hand turns
- Failing to see motorcyclists when changing lanes
- Following too close
- Driving distracted, fatigued, or under the influence
- Speeding or failing to obey traffic signs
However, other drivers aren’t the only ones who can be held negligent for a motorcycle accident. The municipality also may be responsible if road conditions led to the accident. The motorcycle manufacturer or mechanic could also be to blame if the cause was mechanical.
Sadly, despite this, it’s not uncommon for motorcyclists to shoulder the blame. More so if they weren’t wearing the proper protective gear. That makes determining—and finding evidence to prove—the cause of the accident crucial.
If you were in a motorcycle accident in Coxsackie, our expert team has all the knowledge and tools necessary to quickly identify who is at fault. We can provide detailed, professional advice every step of the way. Here at Shafran & Rock, every single one of our personal injury attorneys is dedicated to helping victims get justice.
Regardless of where you work, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation if you were injured at your workplace. Especially if your injuries are severe enough to stop you from working altogether.
Lost wages and accumulation of medical bills can place a substantial financial burden on you and your family. Our Coxsackie personal injury attorneys are committed to helping you protect your rights. It is of the utmost importance that you do not:
- Fail to report your injury to your employer
- Miss claim-related deadlines
- Ignore instructions from your doctor
- Engage in activities that may be used to dispute the authenticity of your injury
- Admit fault
All the above can put your chances of winning a workers’ compensation case in jeopardy. We can guide you on what to do after you’ve been injured at work. Call us at 1-845-383-1170.
Your employer should be held accountable if your working conditions weren’t safe, especially if they were already aware of potential dangers and didn’t resolve them. Otherwise, someone else will likely be in the same spot you are soon—standing up for your rights is the best way to ensure no one else gets hurt.
From unsafe machinery to poorly maintained facilities and everything in between, if you’ve suffered a work-related injury, our experienced Coxsackie personal injury attorneys can help you navigate the complex world of workers’ compensation claims. We care about the good people of New York and their safety. You don’t have to fight this alone.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
In our decades of practice, we’ve handled all the case types detailed above and more. No matter how you were injured or how substantial those injuries were, when you choose Shafran & Rock, you can rest easy knowing you’re in the hands of the best personal injury attorney in New York.
Our team knows how to build a rock-solid case and can show you the path to a successful claim and the compensation you deserve. Don’t gamble on your future. If you or someone you love has been a victim of any kind of negligence, get in touch with us today to schedule a free case evaluation, and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.
We work closely with every one of our clients, helping rebuild lives shattered as a result of unfair injuries. Get started on your journey to rightful compensation with the help of a Coxsackie personal injury attorney from Shafran & Rock.