Personal Injury Lawyers in Orange County, NY

If you’ve been injured in an accident in Orange County, NY, you need a dedicated personal injury attorney on your side. At The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC, we’ll fight for the compensation you deserve, guiding you through the legal process every step of the way with personalized legal services and compassionate support.

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Worker's Injury
$2.45M

A worker was injured when a ceiling panel fell on his head.

Construction Worker Excavation Fall
$2.3M

A construction worker who fell in excavation.

Pedestrian Electrocuted - Jury Verdict
$1.8M

A pedestrian was electrocuted by stray voltage.

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Compassionate Representation for Orange County Accident Victims

When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve a legal team that will fight tirelessly for your rights. Founded in 2012, our firm brings decades of combined experience among a team of dedicated attorneys who will thoroughly investigate your case, negotiate aggressively with insurance companies, and take your case to trial if necessary.

We serve clients throughout Orange County — including Warwick, Middletown, Newburgh, Port Jervis, Goshen, and other areas — and we’ll work to help you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve. Don’t let insurance companies take advantage of you. Contact a skilled Orange County injury attorney at The Ahearne Law Firm today.

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Types of Injury Cases We Work On

Our lawyers work with a wide range of personal injury cases. This means that no matter how you were injured, a compassionate attorney at The Ahearne Law Firm can help you get back on your feet and rebuild your life.

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Construction Accidents

The consequences of a construction accident can be devastating. Our attorneys understand the complexities of worksite accident law and have a track record of success in securing compensation for injured employees. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

We Also Help You With:
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Falling Object Accidents
  • Welding Accidents
  • Crane Accidents
  • Roofing Accidents
  • Toxic Exposure Accidents
  • Electrocution Accidents
  • Demolition Accidents
  • Overexertion Injuries
  • Explosion Accidents
  • Trench & Excavation Accidents
  • & more
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Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers: Your Legal Advocates

Facing an injury can be scary, but we’re here for you. Our Orange County team is dedicated to getting you the compensation you’re due.

Focus on Recovery, Not Legal Fees: No Upfront Costs

Injuries can cause many physical and emotional challenges, but they often come with significant financial strains as well. That’s why our personal injury attorneys in Orange County work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay any legal fees unless we successfully win your case.

You have nothing to lose. We’ll cover all the upfront costs of your case, including investigation, expert witness fees, and court costs. This means you can focus on your recovery and not have to deal with the stress of financial debt. We’ve got you covered.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your Orange County injury case.

Proving Negligence: The Key to Your Orange County Injury Case

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Proving negligence is essential for obtaining compensation in any personal injury case. In legal contexts, negligence means that someone failed to act with reasonable care and that their carelessness directly caused your injuries.

In order to prove negligence, your legal team must demonstrate the following key elements:

  • Duty of Care: We'll establish that the other party owed you a legal duty to prevent harm or warn you of the potential for harm.
  • Breach of Duty: We'll prove that their actions (or lack of action) violated their duty of care.
  • Causation: We'll show that their breach of duty directly led to your injuries.
  • Damages: We'll document the extent of your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Proving negligence is incredibly difficult on your own, but reputable Orange County personal injury lawyers can handle these legal challenges while you focus on recovering.

Beyond Medical Bills: Types of Damages in Orange County Injury Cases

When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

Economic damages cover tangible losses, such as:

  • Medical expenses (past, present, and future)
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury

Non-economic damages compensate for intangible losses, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement or disability
  • Loss of consortium (in wrongful death cases)

In cases of gross negligence, you might also be eligible for punitive damages — these are financial penalties meant to punish the offender and deter them from similar future behavior.

The amount and type of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the specific circumstances of your case. Our experienced Orange County injury attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your situation and fight to secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Don’t Lose Your Right to Compensation: Understand Time Limits

Statutes of limitations are strict time limits that govern how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you could lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries, no matter how strong your case might be.

The general statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in New York is three years from the date of the injury. However, there are exceptions that may shorten this time frame, such as if the case involves a government entity or a minor.

To ensure you don’t run afoul of these deadlines, it’s crucial to consult with an Orange County personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. We’ll help you understand the specific time limits that apply to your case and make sure your legal rights are protected.

Understanding the Value of Your Orange County Injury Claim

Every injury case is unique, and there’s no single answer to how much your case may be worth. Several factors will determine the amount of compensation you could potentially receive, including:

  • The Severity of Your Injuries: The nature and extent of your injuries are a major factor, including whether they result in permanent disability or disfigurement.
  • Medical Expenses: The cost of your medical treatment is a significant factor, including past, current, and projected future medical costs.
  • Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: We'll also consider any loss of income and your injury’s impact on your future ability to earn a living.
  • Pain and Suffering: This includes compensation for your physical pain, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life.

Depending on these factors, your case could be worth a significant amount of money, and you might be under a lot of pressure from insurers to accept a lowball offer. Don’t let them talk you into settling for less than you deserve. Our team works with high-value cases all the time, and we are passionate about securing the maximum possible compensation in every situation. 

Consult with our team today to get an accurate estimate of the potential value of your case.

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Timeline for Your Orange County Injury Case: What to Expect

While each personal injury case is different, there’s a general timeline that most injury cases follow. Here’s what you can generally expect:

  • Initial Consultation: Meet with an Orange County personal injury lawyer to discuss your case and legal options.
  • Investigation: Your attorney will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts.
  • Treatment: Continue receiving medical care, and document your recovery process thoroughly.
  • Negotiation: Your attorney will negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement.
  • Litigation: If a fair settlement can’t be reached, your attorney will file a lawsuit and prepare for trial.
  • Trial: While most cases settle, some go to trial for a judge or jury to decide.

It’s important to understand that resolving a case and securing fair compensation takes time. While the occasional case can be quickly negotiated and settled, many others can take months to resolve.

Contact us for a free consultation to get a better understanding of the potential timeline for your case.

Enough Is Enough: Fight Back with Our Help

Feeling overwhelmed and taken advantage of? Don’t fight this battle alone; let our Orange County injury lawyers take your burden off your shoulders and fight for justice.

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Serving Orange County and the Greater Hudson Valley: Your Personal Injury Advocates

While Orange County residents have access to local personal injury lawyers, it's important to recognize that our legal support extends throughout the Hudson Valley region. Our attorneys provide broader access to expertise and resources for those seeking compensation after an injury.

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What Makes the Ahearne Law Firm Stand Out

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Comprehensive Support

We manage all aspects of your case so you can focus on healing.

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Compassionate Advocacy

We treat you like family, providing dedicated support throughout your fight.

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Proven Success

We have the experience and resources to win even the most challenging and high-value injury cases.

Take Control: Start Your Path to Recovery Today

Your injury shouldn’t define you or keep you from pursuing the resources you need to recover. Contact us for a free consultation, and let’s explore your options for getting fair compensation.

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