Hudson Valley Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in a car accident or workplace accident, or suffered an injury because of the negligence or misconduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party to meet your expenses and help cover your financial and emotional losses. However, such payment is not automatic, and the burden is on you to prove the other party’s negligence and provide the documentation that justifies the legal damages you are seeking. It may be necessary to institute and pursue litigation against the negligent party before you can obtain a satisfactory settlement of your claim. Highland personal injury attorney Peter Cordovano helps people throughout Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties who have been injured by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another.
If you suffered a “serious injury” within the meaning of New York no-fault insurance law, we can help you obtain compensation for the full amount of your damages, including:
- Present and future medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Present and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminishment in quality of life
If your claim for no-fault benefits was denied, we can help there too. Our office is experienced in dealing with administrative agencies and claims denials in areas such as Workers’ Compensation, NYS Retirement Disability and Social Security Disability, so if the no-fault insurer is denying your application for testing, treatment or your request to see a specialist, we can help pursue the matter through arbitration or civil litigation as needed. See our Car Accidents page for more information.
If your injury occurred on the job, we help you pursue all applicable sources of compensation, including workers’ comp, SSD and NYS disability retirement. Additionally, if the injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, we can pursue a civil claim to get you compensation for the full range of legal damages applicable to your case. Learn more on our Workplace Accidents page.
Dealing with the insurance company
If you were injured by the negligence of another, you will likely find yourself dealing with the other party’s insurance company. The insurance company may offer a cash payment to settle your claim quickly, but once you accept their payment, you may be prohibited from pursuing your claim any further, even if you have injuries and expenses that you didn’t know about or consider at the time. The insurance companies want to settle your case as quickly as possible, before you have spoken to an attorney, but the offer they make will not accurately reflect the true value of your case. They are counting on the fact that if you haven’t talked to a lawyer, you likely have not considered all the legal damages that you are entitled to.
Other common insurance tactics are to deny your claim by stating that you were not as seriously injured as you claim, that your injury was caused by some other accident, or that your own negligence caused your injuries and not the other party. We make sure that you are not pushed around by insurance company tricks like these when they aren’t supported by actual facts in your case.
Get Help with Your Hudson Valley Personal Injury Claim
Attorney Peter Cordovano helps people injured in car accidents, workplace accidents or other types of personal injury in Ulster, Dutchess & Orange counties. If you have been hurt by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, contact the law office of Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. in Highland for a free consultation.