Corona Personal Injury Lawyers
New York-based law firm Douglas and London offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you vet local Corona personal injury lawyersand find the best representative for your case.Our attorneys have recovered over $4 billion for our clients over the past two decades. We offer deep experience in handling complex cases, whether multiple parties share liability or you’re up against one, large, well-heeled defendant.
Our firm has the resources to invest in your case so that you can count on maximum compensation. Douglas and London clients only pay for legal services AFTER a settlement is negotiated or jury verdict handed down. Our goal is to help you get your life back, first and foremost.
What is a personal injury?
In the legal field, personal injury is a specific type of law pertaining to an injury to the body, mind, or emotional state of a person– rather than harm done to a person’s property. Furthermore, your injury must have been caused by another party who owes you a duty of care– either through negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct. If your claim can be proven in civil court, the defendant can agree to settle or be ordered by the court to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Types of personal injury
The most common types of personal injuries we handle are:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Broken elevators
- Slip and falls on wet floors, cracked sidewalks, or any property owned by another person
What kind of injuries are involved in lawsuits?
While any injury can become the grounds for a lawsuit, most people don’t contact lawyersunless the losses are substantial. If you were bruised, scraped, or sustained a soft tissue injury that fully heals, you are probably not a candidate for a lawsuit. However, if you suffered a serious injury, such as a concussion, broken bone, loss of use of a limb, or a debilitating illness– then you could have strong grounds to sue.
New York defines the “serious injury threshold” as a “medically-determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature, which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person’s usual and customary daily activities for not less than 90 during the 180 days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment.” These injuries tend to fetch the highest amount of compensation. Any lasting disfiguring scars or disabilities will result in the payment of future damages.
What to do after an accident
Documenting your injuries and recovery progress can be an important part of your legal claim. Take pictures of injuries. Keep a diary of your day-to-day symptoms and a calendar with all your medical appointments and follow-ups. File copies of your police reports, medical summary handouts, bills, and related out-of-pocket receipts in one place. Though you have up to three years to initiate legal proceedings, it is best to work with Corona personal injury lawyers as soon as possible to investigate, preserve evidence, and file your lawsuit within the state’s statute of limitations for personal injury. Call a Douglas and London personal injury attorney today.