Belmont Personal Injury Lawyers
A serious injury affects you not only physically and mentally, but also financially. Not only are you dealing with the immediate aftermath and its long-term consequences, but the medical bills and loss of income can also have a devastating effect on you and your family’s future. During this difficult time, you need a personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights.
The Belmont personal injury lawyers of Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to trial when necessary.
Personal injury is a broad term, encompassing the various types of injuries an individual may suffer due to an irresponsible party. Common causes of personal injury include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accident
- Boating accident
- Slip and fall
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous drugs
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Swimming pool accidents
New York personal injury damages
In New York, damages, or compensation, for personal injuries may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental anguish
- Loss of mental or physical capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
When a defendant has behaved in a truly egregious manner, a jury may award punitive damages to the plaintiff. Punitive means to punish and such damages make an example out of the defendant– to deter others from acting in a similar malicious or wanton manner.
New York statute of limitations
In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is three years from the injury date. If a person dies from their injuries, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the death date.
While the statute of limitations may seem like a reasonable amount of time, it is imperative to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Waiting to seek legal help might mean that important evidence is lost. For example, surveillance video in the vicinity of the accident may have captured it on camera, but property owners rarely keep this for long periods.
In addition, the memories of witnesses may dim with time, and locating them may prove difficult. The sooner legal counsel is obtained, the sooner work can start on your case. Seeking immediate legal counsel also means you may receive a fair settlement, negotiated by an attorney, more quickly. With a settlement in place, you can get started on the next chapter of your life.
Contact Belmont personal injury lawyers
If you or a loved one were seriously injured because of the negligence or recklessness of another party, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We review your case, advise you of your options, and answer any questions you have.
There is no fee unless we win. Our attorneys have won over $18 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients.