Forest Hills Personal Injury Lawyers

Because of someone’s negligence, you are now recovering from a serious injury. You cannot work, or pay your bills, and your future looks bleak. Do not despair. Help is available through a personal injury lawyer, who will fight aggressively for your rights and holds those liable for your pain accountable.

The Forest Hills personal injury lawyers at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation. Our compassionate and dedicated lawyers have recovered more than $4 billion for our clients in verdicts and settlements. Most cases are settled, but we will go to trial for our clients when needed.

Personal injuries

Personal injuries fall into different categories, but there is one thing they all have in common. There is a victim, the plaintiff, and the person or entities responsible. Serious injuries may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Head trauma
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries

The victim may find themselves unable to work for a long time, or it may mean they can never hold employment again or hold the same job they did before the incident. They may require special equipment, motor vehicles, housing modification, and caretakers. The long-term costs of this are huge.

In some instances, an insurance company representing the at-fault party will contact the person not long after the accident with a settlement offer. Never accept such an offer before obtaining legal counsel. The insurance company will always try to pay as little as possible in a settlement– that is their business model.

 A personal injury lawyer knows the fair settlement value. The client may not realize exactly what they can expect in treatment and recovery, but their attorney is familiar with their potential needs.

New York statute of limitations

New York’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is three years from the date of the accident. However, if the injury occurred on government property, such as a park or school building, or involved a government vehicle, the statute of limitations is very short. When the government is involved, a claim requires filing within 90 days.

Not everyone survives a serious personal injury. If the person dies, under New York law, the personal representative of the estate has two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

New York personal injury damages

Damages in a personal injury case, also known as compensation, may include:

  • Medical bills, current, and future
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Contact Forest Hills personal injury lawyers

If the negligence or recklessness of another party has caused you pain and suffering, you need the services of a personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call us at any time or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers will review your case carefully and advise you of your options going forward. There is no fee unless we win.