At Lacy Katzen, our knowledgeable attorneys understand that your injury or loss is so much more than physical. It’s emotional and financial, and it’s much more than an injury to a single person; it often impacts the entire family. If you or a loved one has been injured due to no fault of your own, please don’t hesitate to contact a seasoned Rochester personal injury lawyer from Lacy Katzen LLP today.
Personal Injury Lawyer | Representing Accident Victims in Rochester
Our passion for representing injured people grows from the understanding that the difficulties caused by an injury go far beyond physical pain. We work to help answer the questions that inevitably arise with your injuries or loss. Speak with our firm today so we can provide you with the assistance and guidance you deserve.
Our Personal Injury Services
Lacy Katzen LLP handles all types of personal injury cases on behalf of our clients, including those involving:
Auto Accidents: From fender benders to catastrophic collisions, our team has experience in advocating for victims of negligent driving. We ensure that our clients receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma.
Premises Liability: If you’ve been injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, whether it’s a slip, trip, or fall, Lacy Katzen LLP will fight for your right to be compensated for your injuries and losses.
Defective Products: Consumers trust products to be safe. When they fail and cause harm, our attorneys step in to hold manufacturers and distributors accountable, ensuring victims get the justice they deserve.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: TBIs can alter lives forever. Our compassionate team is dedicated to helping victims of brain injuries receive the financial support needed for rehabilitation and lifelong care.
Wrongful Death: The loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is heart-wrenching. We provide compassionate legal support, ensuring families receive the compensation they need during these tragic times.
Dog Bites: An unexpected dog attack can lead to serious injuries. We help victims navigate the complexities of liability, ensuring they get compensated for medical bills and emotional trauma.
Construction Site Accidents: Construction sites can be perilous. When accidents happen due to safety violations or negligence, our dedicated team steps in to protect the rights of the injured and ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.
Are You Entitled to Compensation?
If your injuries happened because of someone else’s misconduct or negligence, they may be responsible for the losses you have suffered.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine if an injury or death could have been prevented if reasonable care had been taken by another. If another’s negligence caused your injury you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, expenses for services incurred due to your injury, pain and suffering, and permanence. If you or a family member are injured or die due to the negligence of another, you should consult a personal injury lawyer to explore your options.
Building a Personal Injury Claim Around Negligence
In personal injury matters, negligence must be proven. Negligence is the failure to exercise the amount of care that a reasonable person in the same situation would exercise: for example, applying the brake when traffic is stopped up ahead. Or, it could be doing something a reasonable person would not do under the circumstances: for example, driving under the influence of alcohol.
The concept of negligence and reasonable conduct is applied to each type of case. A driver will be held to the standard of a reasonable driver who is required to follow the rules of the road. A product manufacturer is held to a standard of acting reasonably to not put consumers at risk. A physician is held to the standard of a reasonable physician practicing in the same specialty.
Negligence has four components that must be present for a successful claim:
The defendant owed a “duty of care” to the plaintiff, requiring them to act in a certain way to minimize the risk of accidental harm coming to the injured person
The defendant did something careless, reckless, or illegal that breached their duty
The breach was the direct cause of the incident
The injured person suffered “compensable damages” or injury as a direct result of the incident
Types of Compensation
A typical claim centers around medical expenses, lost work income, and “pain and suffering.” Below is a list of potential compensation claims:
Medical and hospital expenses
Vehicle repair or replacement
Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Pain and suffering
Permanent loss of use
Future medical care
Lost income and lost future income
Funeral and burial expenses
Lost financial support
Loss of parental guidance
How Lacy Katzen LLP Can Help You
Even when it seems obvious that someone else is to blame for your injury, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you through what can be a complicated process to hold them legally accountable. To get a fair and complete recovery you may need to utilize the services of experts such as engineers, financial, and medical experts.
If, after a free consultation, one of our personal injury attorneys believes you may have a claim, you will work directly with this attorney and their team. Our knowledgeable attorneys use years of experience along with tools and resources to:
Determine if negligence has occurred
Guide you through the steps of filing a personal injury claim
Gather proof from experts and witnesses
Advocate for you to the courts and insurance companies
Contact a New York Personal Injury Lawyer Today
In New York State, the statute of limitations varies depending on the nature of the injury or loss. It is important that you contact an attorney to determine if you have a claim before time runs out. For more than 70 years, we have been helping injured people and their families get results. Contact a Rochester personal injury lawyer from Lacy Katzen LLP today for a free consultation. Our legal team stands ready to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Why Choose Lacy Katzen
Our mission is to ethically serve our clients with excellence and teamwork each day.
Over 73 Years of Experience
Nine Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
Ranked by Best Lawyers as a Best Law Firm®
Six Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers
One Attorney is a Fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers