There is no meaningful way to calculate an average payout for a forklift accident injury case. When a victim pursues compensation through settlement negotiations or a forklift accident lawsuit, the money they recover depends greatly on their injuries, the costs they incurred, and how their injuries affect their life.
One of our experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers in Long Island can provide effective representation for you if you were hurt on a construction site. We will navigate the claims process as we work to recover compensation that will pay for your medical care, income losses, and other damages. Free consultations are available today.
- What Types of Compensation Are Available in a Forklift Accident Lawsuit?
- How Will a Forklift Accident Lawyer Help Me Get Compensation?
- Who Is Liable for My Forklift Accident Injuries?
- How Will a Forklift Accident Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
- Discuss Your Forklift Accident Injuries With Our Team for Free
What Types of Compensation Are Available in a Forklift Accident Lawsuit?
When a forklift accident lawyer from our team seeks compensation in your case, several types of compensation are available. This includes:
- Economic damages and non-economic damages
- Both current and future damages
As a part of handling settlement negotiations or preparing a lawsuit for trial, our attorneys gather documentation of damages and determine an appropriate settlement range. They fight for the payout the client deserves based on the facts of the case. This includes expenses and losses such as:
- Current medical bills and related expenses
- Future care and support costs
- Income losses, present and future
- Diminished earning capacity due to long-term injuries
- Related costs with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages
To ensure you recover an appropriate payout based on the expenses and losses you experienced, you must understand the value of your case. This is why you should never accept an early settlement offer from an insurance carrier, the property owner, or a general contractor. In fact, to protect your rights, we suggest that you never speak to these parties. Rather, we recommend leaving all case-related communications to your lawyer.
To value your case, you must collect documentation of your costs. This includes medical bills, income statements, receipts, and more. As may be called for by the specific circumstances of your case, medical expert witnesses, economists, and other expert witnesses will provide insight into your injuries, prognosis, and ongoing treatment costs. Working with a lawyer who handles construction accident and forklift injury cases regularly will make this process easier.
Some forklift accidents cause fatal injuries. When this occurs, a wrongful death lawsuit may be brought by the victim’s family. New York law requires the victim’s personal representative, as recognized by the victim’s will or the laws of intestacy, (i.e., the laws that govern the distribution of a deceased person’s assets if there is no will,), to represent their survivors in these cases. Our firm will advocate on behalf of the estate and the estate’s personal representative to win the compensation the family needs and the justice the departed loved one deserves.
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How Will a Forklift Accident Lawyer Help Me Get Compensation?
When you work with a forklift accident lawyer on your case, you will focus on your treatment and healing while they handle the rest. They know how to navigate the process, build a compelling case, and recover appropriate compensation for your expenses and losses. They do this regularly.
You should trust our team to handle the following for you:
- Keeping you up to date about your case and next steps
- Identifying the liable parties and developing a plan to hold them accountable
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf
- Gathering evidence and building a compelling case for compensation
- Determining an appropriate value for your case based on your current and future damages
- Fighting relentlessly to win the best possible case result for you
Not only will we handle all aspects of your lawsuit, but we will do so with no upfront fees. Our attorneys work based on contingency. We do not ask our clients to pay for their initial consultation or other hourly work. We do not charge any fees until (and unless) we win. Our attorney’s fees always come from the payout we recover for our client.
Who Is Liable for My Forklift Accident Injuries?
Forklift accidents are often construction accident injuries. On a construction site, many contractors work side-by-side to renovate, demo, or build the project. It is the job of the property owner or general contractor to oversee the project and keep everyone safe. When they fail to do so, they could face a lawsuit to hold them responsible for the injuries that occurred.
When forklift accident injuries occur, the property owner or another party is likely liable for the victim’s damages. This is in addition to any workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to recover.
The best way to learn if you have an injury case based on your forklift accident injuries is to speak to a law firm that handles these cases. We provide free consultations on Long Island and in New York.
How Will a Forklift Accident Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
Forklift accident injury cases often end with a negotiated settlement that appropriately compensates the victim for their injury, expenses, losses, and future costs. When you work with an attorney familiar with this type of case, they will aggressively pursue the money you need and deserve, using proven negotiation techniques.
When necessary, they will file a lawsuit and take the case to trial to hold the liable party or parties accountable and secure compensation. You only have a limited time to sue based on a forklift accident under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214. It is imperative to meet this deadline. Our attorneys will file your paperwork in time if we know about your case well enough in advance to do so. Please note, that depending on the facts of your case, a shorter statute of limitations and other deadlines may apply. We suggest that you contact us for a free, no-obligation case review as soon as possible so that we may inform you as to your options and time limitations.
When you contact us, we will assess your legal options, offer advice about seeking compensation, and explain how our services will help you successfully manage your forklift accident case. Once you hire our team to handle your claim, you no longer have to worry about it. We take on all aspects of the case, including all negotiations with the insurance carriers.
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Discuss Your Forklift Accident Injuries With Our Team for Free
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. provides free consultations for victims hurt in forklift accidents. We meet with potential clients on Long Island and in the New York metropolitan area. Our multilingual staff are passionate advocates for the injured. Let us know if you are more comfortable discussing your options in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada.
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