Canarsie and Flatlands Personal Injury Lawyers
Severe injuries can impact an entire family. Not only do you suffer the pain of the injury itself, but you are usually left with substantial medical bills, lost wages due to an inability to work, and the challenging task of readjusting your lifestyle to fit your new limitations. Unfortunately, this scenario is not uncommon, with roughly 31 million people experiencing a personal injury each year—many of which could have easily been avoided if the other party had taken more care.
If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life due to an accident, and you believe another person or entity may be to blame, you may be eligible for financial compensation. A free consultation with our Canarsie and Flatlands personal injury lawyers can help you determine if you have an eligible lawsuit.
Types of personal injury cases
Anytime a person suffers an injury or death due to an incident that could’ve easily been avoided—if a person had taken reasonable steps to address or avoid the hazard– there is the possibility of a lawsuit. While every case is unique, many personal injuries fall into similar categories.
Some of the most common types of cases we see include:
- Defective vehicles, appliances, toys, medical equipment
- Vehicle accidents and hit and runs
- Injuries on private or public property
- Wrongful death
- Work-related accidents
- Medical malpractice
Keep in mind that there are many other types of scenarios that can be eligible for a lawsuit, and the best way to determine if you have a case is to contact a personal injury lawyer from Douglas and London today.
What you can sue for
Many clients wonder what can be included in their lawsuit. While most people know that you can request compensation for the medical costs of your injury, many other items can also be included that may not be as obvious.
Some other common damages that may be included in your civil case include:
- The estimated cost of ongoing and future medical care
- Childcare, elderly care, and other role-related costs when a spouse, parent, or other family member has been injured, disabled, or has lost their life
- Expenses for funerals and other memorial practices
- Damaged property
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduction in quality of life
- Emotional trauma
When you hire Douglas and London, your personal injury attorney will take the time to fully examine all of the ways the injury has impacted the lives of you and your family and make sure that your settlement covers those expenses.
Schedule your free consultation
We understand that many people experience financial hardships after a personal injury and often can’t afford quality legal representation. That’s why our consultations are always free, and you never pay until you win. Call us today to see how we can help you.