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© 2019 The Law Offices of Robert F. Rich, Jr. PLLC

Personal Injury

For almost 25 years, Bob has spent his legal career mostly defending personal injury and medical negligence claims. He learned, developed and successfully used "every weapon in the arsenal" to win scores of verdicts in court on behalf of the insurance companies or their insureds. Now, Bob uses his experience and first-hand knowledge of the techniques used by the defense to deny claims in order to all the more effectively fight on behalf of the victims of negligence. Decades of trying complex cases involving various areas of medicine have allowed Bob to acquire a broad and in-depth knowledge of medical issues, which makes him particularly skillful at evaluating, investigating and preparing your case for trial.

When choosing an attorney to be your advocate in a personal injury matter, most experts agree that you will be best served by someone who has actual courtroom experience. While it is true that the majority of personal injury cases settle out of court before trial, it is also true that the odds of achieving a favorable settlement are far greater when the insurance company knows it is dealing with an attorney who has a proven track record of being ready, willing and able to take a case to court and try it before a jury rather than settle the case for less than its full fair value. Having an experienced trial lawyer on your side allows you the flexibility of being able to negotiate from a position of strength. Many people do not realize that the vast majority of attorneys do not spend any time in court trying cases. In fact, only a tiny percentage of attorneys ever try cases in front of juries. From this select few, Bob has been rated among the top 1% of trial attorneys for medical malpractice in New York State by Medical Malpractice Lawyers, an independent publication that uses a rigorous, multiple step selection process, including actual verdict history and peer reviews. Bob has won verdicts in Federal Court (Southern District of New York), and State Supreme Court in the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. He has built a reputation of excellence as a trial lawyer not only with his clients, but among judges, peers, insurance companies, and his adversaries as well.

Some of the types of personal injury cases Bob has successfully litigated over the past two decades:

-Automobile/truck accidents

-Chiropractic malpractice

-Dental malpractice

-Dog bites

-Falls on ice/unsafe premises

-Lead paint exposure

-Legal malpractice

-Medical malpractice

-Nursing home negligence

-Podiatric malpractice

If you have been in an accident, or believe that you may be the victim of someone else's negligence, give Bob a call for a free consultation.