Co-op City Personal Injury Lawyer
What does tripping and falling on a wet supermarket floor, getting hit by a motor vehicle, being prescribed the wrong medication, and having a neighborhood dog attack– all have in common? All of these victims suffered harm because another party was negligent or reckless, and they all need legal advice from a personal injury lawyer.
The Co-op City personal injury lawyers at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our dedicated and compassionate attorneys have recovered more than $18 billion in settlements and verdicts for clients. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to trial when necessary.
Personal injury causes
In the examples above, the trip and fall accident is considered premises liability, or the duty of the property owner to safely maintain it. If the supermarket floor was wet from a freshly mopped-up spill and employees did not put up warning signs, or cordon off the area, the person may have a good case for a claim against the store.
Getting hit by or a car or any type of motor vehicle accident is among the most frequent causes of personal injury. An incorrect prescription medication causing harm falls under medical malpractice– however if the prescription was correct, but the drug was defective, the personal injury might fall under the pharmaceutical company. If someone else’s dog attacked you, you might file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner.
Other common causes of serious personal injury include:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Birth injuries
- Environmental toxic exposure
Statute of limitations
Under New York law, a person injured by another party has three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. However, if it occurred on government property, including public schools, parks or recreational facilities, there is a 90-day limit on filing a claim with municipalities, counties or the state and just one year in which to file a personal injury lawsuit.
This might all sound like sufficient time, but it is wise to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible so an investigation can begin and those accountable can be held responsible.
Wrongful death lawsuits
Sometimes, a person dies from their injuries, whether before or after a personal injury lawsuit is filed. Under New York law, the personal representative of the estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years.
Personal injury damages
Damages, or restitution, for personal injuries may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
Contact Co-op City personal injury lawyers
If you or a loved one were seriously injured because of another person or entity’s negligence or recklessness, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. We will review your case and advise you of your options going forward. There is no fee unless we win.