Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer
In the aftermath of a serious accident, a personal injury attorney can be your best ally. Douglas and London supports our clients in every way possible – by listening with Have reckless or careless actions caused you harm in Brooklyn, NY? If negligence was a factor, you might have grounds for seeking compensation with the support of an experienced attorney.
Douglas and London supports our clients in every way possible – by listening with compassion to your story, referring you to the area’s best medical care providers, putting a stop to medical bill collector harassment, dealing with pushy insurance adjusters on your behalf, and advocating for your rights every step of the way. We have procured millions of dollars in settlements for our clients and have the resources and skills to protect your rights. Call today for a free case evaluation.
Personal Injury Lawyer Brooklyn Trusts
Over the past 20 years, we’ve helped many Brooklynites get back on their feet after a serious injury. Our firm understands the hardships of an unexpected accident—including hospital bills and extended time off of work. Whether you were rear-ended by an inattentive driver or fell on an icy sidewalk, there are many challenges to getting a fair settlement. Insurance companies routinely take advantage of claimants who pursue the legal process on their own. At Douglas & London, we know how to place an accurate value on personal injury claims and fight tirelessly for the compensation our clients need and deserve.
Start exploring your legal options with a free consultation. We work on a contingency basis, meaning that you owe us NO ATTORNEY FEES unless we recover compensation for you through a settlement or jury verdict. You have nothing to lose by contacting a Brooklyn personal injury attorney at Douglas & London today!
Comprehensive Representation for Injury Claims
For tenacious advocacy in a wide range of personal injury matters, you can depend on Douglas & London, where every client is our top priority. Attaining the most favorable outcome for injury victims is what drives our strategies and decisions. We accomplish this by devoting our full attention and resources to your claim.
Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys handle complex claims involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Product liability
Our skilled lawyers understand how courts interpret NY State Laws, which gives us an upper hand in devising a winning strategy. When you hire us to represent your interests, you gain an ally whose passion is maximizing your monetary damages.
Advocacy for Serious Personal Injuries
Because every personal injury has different repercussions and recovery expenses, we work closely with healthcare providers and specialists. Our team has litigated complex injury claims and lawsuits in which clients suffered:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Loss of limb
- Broken bones
- Severe Burns
- Organ damage
- Neck and back injuries
- Nerve damage
- Car accident whiplash
- Chest injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The value of your case will depend on many factors, but whether you suffered broken ribs or are bound to a wheelchair after a spinal cord injury, you can rest assured that we will champion your rights.
Shared Negligence in Brooklyn Injury Claims
If you are worried that your own actions or carelessness contributed to your injury, fear not. New York follows a “pure comparative negligence” law, which means that the amount of compensation you can recover is reduced by the percentage of liability you hold for the accident.
For instance, if the case is settled for $100,000, but it is determined you were 25 percent at fault, you will receive $75,000. Even if you are 90 percent to blame, you can collect on the remaining 10 percent. Keep in mind, these rules only apply to a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. If you’re dealing directly with an insurance adjuster, they can outright deny your claim or offer you a grossly underestimated settlement if they think you’re at fault in any way. Having a Douglas & London attorney representing you forces the other side to take your claim seriously.
Serious Injury Threshold in NY
New York has “No-Fault” laws for car accident cases. If you’re injured in an automobile accident, your own insurance company policy will compensate your medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and property damage losses, regardless of who caused the crash. However, you may also step outside the No-Fault system to file a personal injury lawsuit if you’ve reached the serious injury threshold.
New York defines a “serious injury” as:
- Loss of a fetus
- Permanent loss of use of a body organ/member/function/system
- Permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ/member
- Significant limitation in the use of a body function or system, or
- A medically-determined injury or impairment which prevents work and daily activities for more than 90 of the first 180 days following the injury or impairment.
It’s important to note that scooter riders and motorcyclists in Brooklyn are not covered by No-Fault Insurance, and should always seek legal counsel after an accident.
Types of Personal Injury Compensation Available
When stepping outside of the No-Fault insurance system, plaintiffs can seek personal injury compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Depending on the circumstances of your specific case, this may account for losses such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of income and wages
- Pain and suffering
- Costs for in-home care and rehabilitation
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment in life
Why Choose Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Law Firm
After a debilitating injury, you need to focus on your health, not the legal process. Douglas & London is here to help you every step of the way. Our personal injury attorneys and support staff:
- Make themselves available 24/7 to answer questions
- Conduct thorough investigations to identify all liable parties
- Collect all evidence that supports your claim
- Ensure all legal paperwork is filed correctly
- Will retain expert witnesses to advance your case
- Are prepared to take on well-funded defendants
- Take pride in open communication throughout the legal process
- Remain dedicated to fighting for full and fair compensation
- Are skilled negotiators and know tactics used by insurance companies
- Prepare every case as if it were going to trial
NY Statute of Limitations
Working with our Brooklyn attorneys gives you a better understanding of specific laws pertaining to your accident. For instance, there is a statute of limitations for civil recovery that starts as soon as your injury occurs – or was discovered– and goes up to three years. If it has been more than three years since you were injured, the courts can bar your right to sue.
While this may seem unfair, it is an important protection for the accused to avoid having to defend against a claim where evidence or memories have been lost over time. There are several exceptions – particularly, if you were a minor at the time, or if you only recently realized the true cause of your symptoms. If you’re filing a claim against the government, you may have as little as 90 days to follow standard claim-filing protocol, so it’s best to speak with a personal injury lawyer who can guide you.
Because evidence can degrade or disappear – and memories tend to fade — it’s crucial to get the legal process started as quickly as possible after an accident. Call Douglas & London in Brooklyn to set up a private case review. That’s all it takes to find out if you qualify for money damages and get the claim filed within the appropriate deadlines.
Exceptional Personal Injury Representation in Brooklyn
At Douglas and London, we bring our knowledge, experience, and dedication to bear in a wide variety of personal injury cases — from auto accidents, trips and falls, and medical negligence, to injuries caused by faulty and dangerous products. We are unafraid to fight for the underdog and strive for maximum compensation for your injuries. Call the Brooklyn personal injury lawyers at Douglas & London for a free consultation. Our firm serves residents throughout the borough, from Flatbush and Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bushwick and Sunset Park.