Crown Heights Personal Injury Lawyers
There might have been a lot of things you were looking forward to; like a promotion, a family birthday, or traveling through Europe– until a personal injury caused by someone else– put an end to your plans. Now, your dreams are on hold while you recuperate. You must now face the reality of medical treatment and expenses, time lost from work or a possible job loss. At difficult times like these, you need a personal injury lawyer to protect your interests and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.
The Crown Heights personal injury lawyers at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $4 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. There is no fee unless we win.
What to do after a personal injury
Sometimes, there is nothing an accident victim can do but hope that someone has called 911. In other situations, a person may experience a serious injury but can still document the accident with their cellphone, or by immediately writing down what happened. If you are able– take photos or videos of the scene and contributing conditions; such as wet floors, potholes, or skid marks. If there are witnesses, get their contact information. If the accident involves a motor vehicle, get the insurance information and driver’s license number of the other driver, as well as their contact information.
Always seek prompt medical attention, preferably within 24 hours. Perhaps the injury involved a trip and fall in a store, and initially, you didn’t think you were hurt. However, failure to go to the doctor for an examination and diagnosis can later harm your claim. The insurance company might allege you were not seriously hurt or that the injuries did not occur from the trip and fall. Following your doctor’s instructions is also critical. Again, an insurance company might state your injuries are not that serious, if you are not complying with the doctor’s orders—for example, like attending physical therapy or taking certain medications.
After an injury, you might hear from the other party’s insurance company with a settlement offer. Never agree to this before obtaining legal advice. It is the insurance adjuster’s job to settle claims for as little as possible, and once a settlement is accepted, it is not possible to renegotiate it. A lawyer knows the fair value of a settlement for the type of injuries you suffered and for your long-term prognosis.
Contact Crown Heights personal injury lawyers
If you experienced a serious injury because of another person’s negligence, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. While most cases are settled, we will go to trial when necessary.