Frequently Asked Questions
Answers from Our Rockland County Attorney
Have you been injured in an accident? Has a loved one suffered unnecessarily
at the hands of another individual? If so, you may be entitled to receive
compensation by filing a personal injury claim. At the
Law Offices of Brian A. Kelly, P.C., we stand ready to provide our clients with the best possible representation
in the Rockland County area and we strive to ensure that each client receives
personalized and aggressive legal services.
We understand that you may be confused about where to turn or who to trust
during this trying time, but we are here to help! Below, you can find
some commonly asked questions regarding personal injury. After reading
through our FAQ page, if you still have questions or concerns, schedule a
free case review by calling (888) 308-1065.
Will I receive compensation?
Each case is unique and depending on the exact circumstances pertaining
to your injury, the amount of compensation will vary. In order to determine
how much you may be entitled to, and if you are able to file a lawsuit,
contact our office right away.
How do I determine who is at-fault for my injuries?
When you choose to work with our office, we will divulge into your case
and examine medical records, law enforcement records, insurance findings,
and other important documents to determine who may be liable for your
injuries. We work to hold the liable party accountable for their actions.
I was injured several years ago. Do I still have a case?
It depends. The state of New York has a statute of limitations on bringing
about a personal injury case before a court. The statute of limitations includes:
- Slip and fall cases must be filed within 3 years of the accident.
- Medical malpractice cases must be filed within 2 ½ years from the
illness or injury.
- Wrongful death cases must be filed within 2 years of the death.
- Negligence and emotional distress cases must be filed within 3 years of
Money is tight after my accident. How can I afford an attorney?
At the Law Offices of Brian A. Kelly, P.C., we understand that medical
bills, time away from work, and emotional distress can make money particularly
tight after an accident. This is why we work on a contingency fee basis
with our clients. You will not owe us unless we are able to obtain a monetary
compensation on your behalf.
Will I be able to speak with a lawyer before filing a lawsuit?
Yes! We offer free initial consultations for all potential clients.
How long will it take to complete the case?
Each case is different and the time frame from investigation, to discovery,
to filing the lawsuit, and to completion may vary. Based on the specifics
of your case, it could be months, or maybe even years to complete your
case. It is easier, however, with an advocate on your side.