Personal injury is any injury to the body, mind or emotions caused by someone else’s inappropriate actions or inaction. The injury may have rendered you incapable of managing your daily activities — likely you have temporary lost some basic limb functions. So long someone else has a hand in your harm, it becomes paramount that they make up for what they have done to you. We may not be able to bring back life or a lost limb, but holding someone accountable for their unreasonable actions has a highly positive emotional impact to you. We can help you achieve this.
Our team of personal injury attorneys offers reputable and heartfelt representation to clients seeking compensation for personal injury in New York. It is our approach to understand the circumstances of the case, as well as your present situation in order to better represent you in court. As it is advisable to get an attorney near you, we are just a phone tap away. Where ever you live within the five Boroughs of New York, kindly put a call through to us today to speak with a personal injury attorney near you.
What is personal injury?
Personal injury as a legal term refers to any harm to your body or mind as opposed to property. There is personal injury when such harm is suffered as a result of the negligence, intentional action or inaction of another party. The lawsuit is filed by the plaintiff (most likely the injured party except for wrongful death claims) against the defendant (the party whose action or inaction led to the harm). Personal injury cases most frequently involve accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and defective products which lead to harm to the users. It is generally a tort lawsuit and may sometimes involve battery and assault as opposed to accidents. The monetary damages awarded are to compensate for the standard of life you have thus been denied of.
New York regulations concerning personal injuries
New York laws regulate how a personal injury lawsuit should be filed and the damages deserved for particular kinds of injuries.
For accident involving vehicles or a vehicle and pedestrian, the vehicle insurance will be used to cover for the injuries regardless of who was at fault. It is only when the insurance policy does not have enough coverage for the particular injury sustained or that the injury is “serious” that a personal injury lawsuit should be filed. “Serious” in this legal context refers to death, miscarriages, broken bones, loss of limbs or functionality.
For other personal injury claims of which the victim is partly at fault, they will only receive a proportional fraction of their damages.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations of New York determines the time limit for you to file your personal injury claim to court. The period is dependent on the type of injury sustained, but typically 3 years maximum.
As there is a plethora of factors to consider while checking the validity of a personal injury claim, it is crucial contacting a personal injury lawyer as soon as you are injured.
How we can help you
For your case to stand, there must be proof of negligence on the part of the accused, and proof that their negligence has resulted in your injury. Having an experienced attorney represent you is important as sometimes these cases are hard to prove in court. Our team of personal injury attorneys can also help you liaise with insurance companies while preparing your case.
There is no fixed value of damages and the amount awarded must be such that makes up for the disadvantages you have been put into. If the injury will intrude on your employment opportunities and cause life-long challenges, all of these will be assessed and a monetary value calculated.
Depending on your injury, we can help you seek damages for:
- The pains
- Present and future medical expenses
- Potential earnings you would miss out on
- The good things of life you will no longer be able to enjoy.
How do I find a personal injury attorney near me?
Where ever you live in New York, we are only a phone call away. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss and prepare your case. Our purpose is to serve your best interests and give you your entitlement.