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Saratoga Springs Personal Injury Attorneys

Saratoga Springs Personal Injury Attorneys

Serving Clients & Their Families in Upstate New York Since 1898

Accidents caused by the reckless or negligent actions of others can have a ripple effect that impacts not only the victim, but their family as well. From lost wages and quality of life to the financial hardships injured victims must face, the high costs of an accident can last long into the future. Our caring legal team at Hacker Murphy understand what you are going through and can help you seek the compensation you and your family need.

With decades of combined experience, our Saratoga Springs personal injury lawyers understand the importance of getting to understand you and the unique circumstances of your accident. We will look at the facts of your injuries and build a strong case against the negligent party and their insurance company. Our goal is to help every client achieve a successful outcome to help them recover and move forward.

It all starts by scheduling your free initial consultation. Call us today at (518) 284-3183 for the help you need.

Potential Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

When an injury or death occurs due to the negligent actions of others, the law provides help for a victim in the form of a personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit. While this is a vital legal tool to help victims recover, the legal process is complex and winning a proper settlement or jury award requires the help of a skilled professional.

In the state of New York, Articles 50-A and 50-B of the Civil Practice Law and Rules define both economic and non-economic damages and how they are calculated. When properly applied, these Articles are highly favorable toward injured victims.

Economic damages include:

  • Earnings lost or a diminished earning capacity due to the injury
  • Costs of current, past, and future medical and rehabilitative care
  • Costs of services the injured person must pay for because they can no longer perform them due to their injury
  • The value of care services provided by a family member

Your lawyer may employ the help of experts in their field in order to calculate economic damages. These experts include physicians, rehabilitation specialists, lifecare planners, economists, and others. In this way, we can better assess the costs of your injury to fight for the full compensation you need.

In addition, we may be able to pursue non-economic damages, which include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment, and the loss of services provided to family members. Though non-economic damages do not have a quantitative number attached to them, they are an essential piece of your recovery. Based on the details of your case and the facts of the law, your attorney will fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Cases We Handle

The lawyers of Hacker Murphy have experience in a wide variety of cases and we take cases on contingency, meaning you owe us nothing upfront and our fees come from a percentage of your financial award. There is no obligation when you schedule your free initial consultation with our attorneys.

Contact our firm if you’ve been injured by any of the following: 

We also serve the surviving families of those who have lost their lives due to any of the above. We handle wrongful death and personal injury cases with the care and attention you need when you are emotionally and physically recovering.

Should You Hire a Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case?

Negligent defendants can be stubborn and insurance companies often do whatever they can to minimize your claim. The law is also complex and attempting to handle your case on your own can lead to additional stress, heartache, and a less money than you need, or, worse, a complete denial of your claim. At Hacker Murphy, our goal is to seek the full and fair compensation you are entitled to through aggressive negotiation, skilled trial work, informed counsel, and dedicated advocacy.

After an accident, contact our Saratoga Springs personal injuries as soon as possible. Reach out to us online or call (518) 284-3183 to schedule your free consultation.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.