Freeport Personal Injury Lawyers
In addition to the physical and emotional stress caused by a personal injury, there is also the financial stress. For some people, dealing with the physical pain, caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, is not as painful as the constant worry about whether you will recover sufficiently to go back to work and earn a living again.
On top of anxiety about recovery, you might have to face the possibility of eviction or foreclosure because the injury leaves you without a way to pay your bills. A personal injury lawyer fights for your rights and works aggressively to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.
The Freeport personal injury lawyers at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. While most cases are settled, we will bring your case to trial, if necessary. Our dedicated attorneys have won over $18 billion for our clients in verdicts and settlements. We fight for the underdog.
Personal injury causes
Personal injury cases involve injuries occurring to victims through no fault, or very little fault, of their own. For example, when undergoing a surgical procedure, you are notified of potential risks, which are true in any surgery. You do not expect the surgeon to leave a sponge or any other tools in the body after the operation, causing pain and possibly threatening your life. Such an act falls under the category of medical malpractice.
Motor vehicle accidents, whether involving cars, trucks or motorcycles are major causes of personal injury. So is a trip and fall accident, also known as premises liability, because a property owner did not maintain the site in a safe manner. Other common causes of personal injury include:
- Product liability
- Defective drugs or medical devices
- Animal attacks
- Construction accidents
Statute of limitations
In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is three years from the date of the incident. While recuperation is always your primary concern, it is important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible, since it is always wise to begin an investigation when evidence and memories are fresh.
Personal injury damages
Damages, or compensation, in personal injury cases may include:
- Medical expenses – current and future
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Quality of life reduction
- Property damage
Contact Freeport personal injury lawyers
If you suffered a serious injury due to the actions or inactions of another party, 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. No two personal injury cases are alike, and we treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve. We will review your case thoroughly and advise you of your options. There is no fee unless we win.