There are many different types of injuries that can entitle the victim to compensation in Massapequa. If you were recently hurt and believe that someone else is responsible, consider contacting our firm about your legal rights and options. Working with a Massapequa personal injury lawyer from our team takes a great deal of the stress and guesswork out of the process and helps you focus your energy on healing instead of trying to figure out the legal system.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we represent victims in personal injury cases, helping them seek the compensation that they deserve. Our multilingual staff members are passionate advocates for the injured, and we are available to meet with clients anywhere on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
There are several factors to consider when deciding how to go about asserting your right to compensation, and many of these variables depend on the type of accident that you suffered.
Personal injury law can apply in a variety of situations. The type of incident that led to your injuries will dictate what you need to prove in your case in order to receive compensation. At our firm, we help clients by prosecuting claims and lawsuits involving:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
- Rideshare accidents
Many other types of accidents fall under the category of personal injury, as well. Even if you do not see the type of injury you suffered listed above, our team will review your case and discuss your options with you.
Proving Your Right to Damages
If you pursue compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, there are generally at least four things that you will need to prove before you can receive damages. They are called the elements of negligence, and they include the following:
Duty of Care for Your Safety
First, you must show that the other party owed you a duty to act with a general level of reasonable care and skill for your and others’ safety. The level of care that someone owes can depend on the situation.
For example, when it comes to a car accident, drivers have a duty to follow applicable traffic laws, refrain from distracted driving habits, and adjust their speed during inclement weather. Property owners, on the other hand, have a duty to ensure that their premises are generally safe for people coming onto their property.
Breach of Duty
Next, you must show that the other person failed to act according to this duty. In the collision example, this could mean showing that they were drunk driving, ran a red light, or were tailgating you. For a slip and fall, you may need to show that the property owner did not clean up spilled liquid even after they knew or should have known that it was creating a hazard.
Causation Connecting Careless Actions to Injuries
You must also show a connection between the breach of duty and the injuries you suffered. Sometimes, many different factors play a role in an accident, and you must prove that the other party’s actions were a primary cause.
An example would be a heavy rainstorm in which two vehicles fail to abide by traffic laws. It can be difficult to determine what the primary cause of the accident was in this situation. Our team will use the evidence we collect during our investigation to do so.
Damages that Occurred as a Result
Finally, you will be asked to provide evidence supporting the compensation you claim in the lawsuit. There are many different categories of damages that are available to personal injury victims. A lawyer from our team will help you account for each item of your damages with the necessary evidence and value them properly.
Knowing how these elements apply to your situation and the types of evidence needed to prove them can be tricky. When you choose a Massapequa personal injury lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to represent you, our team will help you build the strongest case possible.
Collecting Damages for Your Injuries
Most personal injury victims are concerned about getting enough compensation to cover their injuries and expenses. A car accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice situation can lead to major expenses that seem to pile up every single day. Figuring out how much compensation you deserve is one of the most important steps in your case.
A few types of compensation that are generally available to personal injury victims include:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Ongoing medical care needs
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment or devices
- In-home care support
- Missed paychecks
- Impaired quality of life
- Pain and suffering
If you have not already done so, keep any receipts, invoices, or other documents showing the expenses you have had to pay due to the accident. This will help our team make sure that every penny is accounted for in your claim or lawsuit.
Why You Should Work with the Attorneys at Our Firm
There are many different services our legal team will take care of on your behalf. A few examples of how Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will assist you include:
- Keeping you updated on your case
- Identifying liable parties
- Communicating with all parties for you
- Gathering evidence
- Determining a value for your case
- Fighting to win you the best possible case outcome
We will also answer your questions and make sure that you are prepared for any court appearances and depositions. For most injury victims, this takes a great deal of stress and fear out of the process.
Get a Free Consultation From the Lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
Getting the compensation that you legally deserve should not add to your stress after suffering injuries. Working with a Massapequa personal injury lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can give you comfort and help you feel confident about asserting your legal rights.
We offer a free consultation so you can ask questions and learn more about your case and how we will help you fight for your rights. Dial (516) 932-0400 now to get started.