East Village Personal Injury Lawyers
Because of another person or party’s negligent behavior, you suffered a serious injury that has put you in the hospital, kept you out of work, and severely strained your finances. Depending on the circumstances, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
An East Village personal injury attorney at Douglas and London can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our dedicated lawyers have recovered over $18 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Types of Personal Injury
These types of injuries run the gamut, but what they all have in common is the reckless actions of another party. Many involve motor vehicle accidents, including pedestrians or cyclists, hit by cars. Other frequent causes of personal injury include:
- Construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Slips and falls
What to Do After a Personal Injury
With any personal injury, documentation is crucial. A critically injured person may not have the ability to collect evidence at the scene but doing so is important. Use your phone to take pictures or videos of the site and obtain the contact information of any eyewitnesses. Call the police and report the accident. If the injury takes place in a store, as in a slip and fall or premises liability, inform the management and fill out appropriate forms.
Go to the emergency room or otherwise seek prompt medical attention after the injury. Failure to do so can jeopardize your claim, as the insurance company may allege your injury occurred elsewhere or was a pre-existing condition.
Keep good records of all medical costs relating to the injury. That includes the cost of transportation to and from appointments, as well as prescription and over-the-counter medication receipts.
Do not speak with an insurance adjuster regarding the incident before contacting a lawyer.
Personal Injury Damages
Damages, or compensation that a victim might receive in a New York personal injury case may include:
- Medical expenses, present, and future
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of previous enjoyment of life
When a defendant acts with extreme negligence, a jury might award the plaintiff punitive damages, meant to “punish” the defendant by making them an example. A drunk driver causing a severe injury might trigger punitive damages, but keep in mind such damages are the exception rather than the rule.
Contact our team of East Village Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you know suffered a serious injury due to another party’s negligence, we can evaluate your claim and advise whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. We offer free consultations, so call or text today or contact us online and schedule an appointment. Since we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless we win.