Personal Injury

 

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Syracuse, NY – Relentless Personal Injury Attorney

Who We Are

Relentless. Exploring every option to get you what you deserve when you have been injured.  Personal injuries can have devastating, long-term consequences.  You may find your whole life turned upside down and not sure where to turn or who is on your side.  This is what we do. We are always on your side. There are no attorney fees unless you recover money, and the amount of fee is based on the amount of recovery- so you know we are on the same team.

Cases We Handle

  •  Accidents- auto, motorcycle, boating

  • Property liability

  • Slip and fall

  • Medical malpractice

  • Workplace Injury

  • Wrongful death

  • Dog Bites

  •  Accidents- auto, motorcycle, boating

  • Property liability

  • Slip and fall

  • Medical malpractice

  • Workplace Injury

  • Wrongful death

  • Dog Bites 

Personal Injury FAQ

1. What is a personal injury?
2. What sort of cases are personal injury cases?
3. Can I still have a personal injury claim if the accident is partly my fault?
4. How much do you charge for a personal injury case?
5. What are case costs?
6. How much is my case worth, and will you guarantee success?
7. My insurance agent says I can handle the case myself without a lawyer. Is this a good idea?
8. If you take my case, what will I have to do?
9. How long will it take to successfully resolve my personal injury case?
10. Can I talk to you about my case for free?

Personal Injury FAQ

1. What is a personal injury?

“Personal Injury” is a broad term (sometimes referred to as bodily injury) that means any physical or mental injury to a person as a result of someone’s negligence or harmful act. To have a personal injury case, you must be able to show that you have been injured, either physically or emotionally, by someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct. If you are not sure whether someone was negligent or committed an act harmful to you, please call us. Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Weisberg & Zukher, PLLC will take the time to talk with you and help you determine if you have a personal injury case.

2. What sort of cases are personal injury cases?

Here are some examples of the most common personal injury cases:
• Car and truck accidents
• Motorcycle accidents
• Boating accidents
• Slip and fall accidents
• Dog bites
• Product liability (injury from a defective product)
• Home accidents
• Medical malpractice
• Nursing home abuse
• Wrongful death
If your case is not listed here, please call us. Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Weisberg & Zukher, PLLC will take the time to talk with you and help you determine if you have a personal injury case.

3. Can I still have a personal injury claim if the accident is partly my fault?

Yes. In most cases accident victims can recover money even if they are partly to blame for the accident. In some cases it may be necessary for you to show that the other party was more at fault for the injury than you were.

4. How much do you charge for a personal injury case?

We typically charge for personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not pay us anything unless there is a settlement or a winning verdict at trial. Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Weisberg & Zukher, PLLC will take the time to talk with you to ensure that you understand all of the legal fees in your personal injury case.

5. What are case costs?

Case costs are money that we pay out to others in order to get your case ready for trial. Examples would be the filing fee required by the court and expenses for depositions and experts. Case costs vary depending on the complexity of the case. Remember that if we do not recover anything for you, you do not have to pay back the case costs to us. This is not true of all law firms, so make sure you understand what other firms might propose to you. Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Weisberg & Zukher, PLLC will take the time to talk with you to ensure that you understand all of the legal costs in your personal injury case.

6. How much is my case worth, and will you guarantee success?

The “value” of your case depends on many factors, such as the extent of your injury, the amount of your medical bills, and your condition after you have finished treating. The calculation also involves the ability of the other party to pay a judgment, and whether you played any role in causing the accident. There are no guarantees. We will review your case, and give you a fair assessment of the outcome based on our experience, the injury itself, and what jury verdicts have been achieved in cases similar to yours.

7. My insurance agent says I can handle the case myself without a lawyer. Is this a good idea?

Since a consultation is free, it won’t hurt to ask us if we think we can help. Having worked as lawyers for many years, we have a bias against insurance companies and what they might tell you. This bias is based on our knowledge that no matter how nice insurance adjusters sound on the phone, they have one goal in mind above all others–to pay you as little as possible. Insurance companies do not work for you. They rarely help you figure out your legal rights, and may not fully understand them. They will not provide you with a fair assessment of the value of your case. If your injuries are significant, there are several ways in which a good lawyer can help you. When you hire a lawyer who is willing to take a case to trial, value is added to your case in a number of ways. A good lawyer will seek every category of damages that applies to your case, and find ways to support those damages with evidence that will be admissible in court. The threat of trial itself adds to your bargaining power. Make no mistake: the insurance company knows that it’s almost impossible to take a case to trial on your own.

8. If you take my case, what will I have to do?
If you hire us to be your lawyers, you will be a significant part of your case team. We will ask you to help us gather the information that we will use to support your case. Just as we will keep you informed about your case, you will need to keep us informed about your medical treatment and your physical limitations. You may have to be evaluated by other doctors. If your case does not settle, you will have to be present for the trial. Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Weisberg & Zukher, PLLC will work with you every step of the way so that you know what to do and what is expected of you to achieve the best result possible in your case.

9. How long will it take to successfully resolve my personal injury case?
Even though many cases settle before trial, this does not usually happen until both sides have prepared the case. The length of lawsuits can vary significantly based on the complexity of your case, the congestion of court dockets, and other factors. What is our advice to our clients? Be patient. We are always willing to tell you exactly what is happening with your case. In the meantime, you have to trust that we are working hard for you.

10. Can I talk to you about my case for free?

Yes. If you want to talk to one of our lawyers about a case, just call on the phone and ask. After you have answered a few basic questions with one of our staff members, we will be happy to discuss your case for free on the telephone or in our office.

 

Most personal injury matters are handled on a contingency fee basis- so there are no fees to you unless you recover monies. Certain statute of limitations apply to automobile accidents, so don’t wait to get good advice.  Call us. 315-701-2939.

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