Coney Island Personal Injury Lawyers

When you are dealing with a serious injury caused by another person or entity, the physical pain can be overwhelming.  And this is frequently exacerbated by the mental or emotional anguish—worrying about how you and your family will survive financially.

The medical bills keep piling up, and you do not know how to pay the rent, mortgage, and other everyday expenses. Do not despair. A personal injury lawyer protects your rights and works hard to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.

The Coney Island personal injury lawyers at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to trial when necessary.

Personal injury law

Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is a branch of law dealing with the physical, mental, or emotional suffering of a plaintiff caused by another party or parties– the defendants. The bottom line is that the defendant caused an injury to the plaintiff. When a plaintiff is seriously injured due to another party’s actions or lack of action, the only way of making them whole is via financial compensation.

For example, if a person loses the use of their legs in an accident caused by another person, financial compensation cannot give the victim the ability to walk again. It can, however, pay for expenses relating to the plaintiff’s rehabilitation and recuperation, and ongoing needs.

Types of personal injury

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common types of personal injury, but there are many others:

  • Premises liability – slip and fall and similar accidents fall under this category, in which an owner or tenant did not safely maintain their property, contributing to the accident.
  • Defective products – when a product is used as directed but causes damage; such as catching fire and burning someone– the plaintiff might file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, retailer, and other entities
  • Medical malpractice – if a doctor makes a wrong diagnosis, improperly treats a medical condition, prescribes a dangerous medication, fails to warn of side effects, the patient might file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
  • Construction site accidents – in New York, construction is everywhere. This work is dangerous, and accidents often occur because management did not follow proper safety procedures or provide proper equipment or monitoring.

This is just a sample of personal injury cases. Other include animal attacks, swimming pool accidents, boating accidents, and assault. While the latter is also a criminal offense, the plaintiff may also sue a defendant in civil court.

Contact Coney Island personal injury lawyers

If you or a loved one were seriously injured because of another party’s recklessness or negligence, 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. There is no fee unless we win. Our dedicated lawyers have recovered over $18 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients.