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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will my case go to trial?

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We recognize that the benefits of an early settlement are compelling to a great number of injury victims. To that end, we are able to skillfully negotiate the vast majority of our cases and obtain the full value of the claims prior to trial. The offers presented by insurance companies are often based on how aggressively they believe the victim will fight for full compensation. Some lawyers have a reputation for always settling cases and never going to trial. Knowing this, insurance companies may present low settlement offers, assuming that the lawyer will settle to avoid going to trial. Insurance companies know that at Kaye Law, PLLC we are willing and able to go to trial if a satisfactory settlement agreement is not reached. Our eagerness to fight for our clients’ rights combined with our proud history of courtroom success gives us the necessary negotiation leverage to force a fair settlement of even the most difficult cases.

However, sometimes a trial is your best or only option. At Kaye Law, PLLC, we make the trial process as stress-free as possible for you. We provide zealous representation and use our team of experts including top doctors and other specialists to help show a jury the exact ways in which your life has been impacted by your injury. You can feel confident that we use every resource to get you the compensation you deserve.

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How do I know if I have a legal claim?

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A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered an injury as a result of an accident. If someone else caused the accident, either intentionally or negligently, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation. Personal injury claims may be common, but determining whether or not you can make a claim can be complex. While friends and family members may offer advice about pursuing a claim based on their personal experiences, only a skilled and conscientious attorney can sort through the facts to make an appropriate assessment. If you have been injured by someone else, we strongly urge you to meet with a knowledgeable attorney to learn about your rights, establish the viability of a claim and explore your legal options.

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What will this cost me?

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We offer every prospective client a free and no-obligation initial consultation. It is important that you fully understand the merits of your case, your legal rights, and available options. During the free consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss your case in detail and learn how Kaye Law, PLLC can help you.

We work on a contingency fee basis. This means that a client does not pay any attorneys’ fees unless there is a recovery by settlement or verdict. We tie our success to yours and receive payment for our services only after we recover money for you.

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Is there a time limit for me to file a claim?

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Yes. Under New York law, statutes of limitations dictate how much time from the date of injury an accident victim has to file a lawsuit. Once that time period has passed, victims lose the right to file a claim seeking compensation. Time is often of the essence in personal injury cases, so it is prudent to consult with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights. At Kaye Law, PLLC, our policy is not to delay. We have a full understanding of the laws relating to your personal injury case and provide aggressive representation so that your claim can be resolved as quickly and effectively as possible.

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What if I can’t come into the office for a consultation?

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Our office is conveniently located in downtown Manhattan. However, if you have been injured in an accident, you may be unable to leave the hospital or your home for some time. It is vital for you to protect your rights and get professional advice as soon as possible. At Kaye Law, PLLC, we are accustomed to accommodating people in your position. We offer initial consultations wherever and whenever it is most convenient for you. Our mission is to provide you with the support you deserve at this difficult time so that you can concentrate on your recovery. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help.

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Should I speak with the other parties’ insurance carriers or accept an insurance company settlement before seeing a lawyer?

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Insurance companies aim to minimize payouts to accident victims in order to maximize their own profits. There is no reason to rush into a settlement from an insurance company without advice from a qualified attorney. The insurance company’s goal is to pay you as little as possible. Retain an attorney whose goal is to get you the most money possible. All communication with insurance company adjustors or representatives should go through your attorney who will determine what information is necessary to provide.