When you are involved in an accident that someone else caused, you have rights. The personal injury lawyers you hire must determine who caused the accident and file a claim for your injuries or losses. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation with a Glen Cove personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer will pinpoint who is to blame for your injuries and, when called for, litigate the case to the fullest extent allowed under New York State law.
Consult with a Lawyer After Your Injury
A consultation with a lawyer gives you the opportunity to share your story along with evidence that you’ve collected, and learn about your legal options. The consultation also provides your lawyer time to determine if your case has merit.
If you obtained a police report, took pictures of the accident, or met a witness, let your lawyer know immediately. Your lawyer can use this information to build a case and explain how they believe your legal claim will unfold.
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Reviewing How You Were Injured
When someone’s negligence caused your injuries, you should keep your lawyer informed of all your injuries regardless of severity. Your lawyer will review your medical records, request statements from medical experts, and calculate the value of your recovery. You may be entitled to compensation even for minor injuries such as whiplash, cuts, bruises, or burns.
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Parties Liable for Your Injuries
At-fault parties in a lawsuit might include:
- Property owners
- Federal, state, county, and local government agencies
- Construction crews
- Malicious coworkers
In most situations, to varying degrees, these parties have a “duty of care” they must uphold. When the “duty of care” has been breached and you have suffered injuries as a result of that breach, you are most likely able to file suit to recover compensation. For example, a business must keep its stairs in good working order. If you fall down damaged stairs, that business has breached its “duty of care” to you, the visitor.
This list is not exhaustive in any sense. If a negligent party caused your injuries, they may be the subject of a lawsuit. While your personal injury lawyer will seek to hold these parties liable for your injuries or losses, they are only a part of the puzzle. Depending upon the facts surrounding your injury, a personal injury claim and lawsuit can name several parties at once.
Other Potentially Liable Parties
Your personal injury lawyer, acting on your behalf, may determine that it is in your best interest to sue those who were indirectly responsible for your injuries or losses. For example, if a business used faulty materials to build a deck that collapsed and caused your injuries, the manufacturer of those faulty materials will be sued, as well.
Your lawyer might add multiple parties that are responsible for your injuries to the lawsuit. For example, a company that made faulty brackets used on the deck might have purchased defective screws from yet another company. That company may also be sued for your injuries.
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Your Options for Compensation
When you file a claim or lawsuit for injuries or losses, you might recover many different types of damages. Your lawyer’s demand for the compensation you deserve will typically include some or all of the following:
- Outstanding medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Lost income
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
While your lawyer will calculate your medical bills and speak to your doctor about your recovery, they need to know how much money you lost. You will also obtain a statement from your employer indicating how much you would have made had your career continued as normal. Additionally, the anguish caused by a personal injury accident results in further compensation, in the form of pain and suffering, that might be won in settlement or awarded by the court after your case is presented to a judge and jury and these elements add value to your lawsuit.
Some accident injury victims are afraid they will be barred from making a monetary recovery against any liable party if they themselves contributed to some degree to the happening of the accident. (For example, another driver caused the accident and resulting injuries by running a red light but the injured claimant was speeding through the green light.) Such claimants should take comfort in the following: Under New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §1411, you are compensated for your injuries based upon comparative negligence. If you are 50 percent responsible for a claim worth $100,000, your compensation is reduced to $50,000. In this way, New York law tries to serve justice in that each party is compensated and held responsible to the extent that their actions contributed to the outcome of the accident.
Wrongful Death Actions Are Available
If you suffered the loss of a loved one as the result of an accident, we offer you our sincere, heartfelt condolences.
Wrongful death actions help families recover after the loss of a loved one. The damages for a personal injury lawsuit (for example, the pain and suffering caused by the accident and experienced by the departed loved one from the time of the accident until the time they succumbed to their injuries and passed.) The wrongful death action will also seek to compensate the survivors for all the various financial harms caused by the passing of their loved one. (For example, a parent raising children and now that income is lost.)
If you lost a loved one in an accident, please call us for a compassionate, no-fee, no-obligation case review and consultation. We are dedicated to winning the compensation you need and the justice your loved one deserves.
Your Lawyer Handles the Whole Case
Taking your case to a lawyer ensures that you will focus on your recovery and your family’s well-being. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation.
Communicating with all the parties responsible for your injuries can be an exhausting process. Your Glen Cove personal injury lawyer will contact your insurance company, other lawyers, or the responsible parties on your behalf. You are not required to speak to anyone regarding your personal injury accident without your attorney present. Your lawyer will also work with opposing parties to negotiate a settlement for your injuries or go to trial when necessary.
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You might be eligible for a wide range of compensation from the responsible parties and any third parties that might have been involved in your accident. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation.