Harlem Personal Injury Lawyers
Harlem is a vibrant place to call home, with exciting nightlife, unbelievable restaurants, and an art scene that is second to none. But while you’re crossing a busy intersection or taking in the sights and sounds, you may fall victim to an accident. Pedestrian accidents, car crashes, slip and falls, and other incidents can throw your life off track. At Douglas & London, we’re here to help you put it back together again.
Our Harlem personal injury lawyers offer free case reviews to New Yorkers who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or reckless actions. We firmly believe that you shouldn’t have to pay for mistakes that someone else made, and if you were hurt you deserve compensation for your financial losses, and your recovery.
What exactly is a personal injury lawsuit?
When a person suffers harm as the result of another person’s negligence, the victim may file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages for their losses. This lawsuit may also be filed if an individual intentionally causes harm to another. This is known as an intentional tort.
A personal injury lawsuit can arise from a variety of accidents, including the following:
- Car, truck, bus, motorcycle, or pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall cases, dog bites, and drowning injuries
- Defective products and dangerous drugs
- Medical malpractice, including birth injuries and medication errors
In any personal injury case, four elements must be present.
- The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff.
- The defendant breached the duty of care.
- The breach caused the accident.
- The plaintiff suffered injury as a result, which may include bodily harm, property damage, emotional trauma, or lost wages.
Should I settle my lawsuit?
It’s common for lawsuits to resolve with a settlement arrangement. This happens when the parties make arrangements outside of court to drop the lawsuit in exchange for financial compensation. When you become a client at Douglas & London, you can expect your personal injury lawyer to engage in vigorous negotiations to increase your chances of maximum compensation.
If we secure a settlement offer on your behalf, we can advise you as to the likelihood of your getting a more favorable award if the case goes to trial instead. However, only you can decide whether or not to accept the settlement or go to trial. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions. If you do decide to go to court instead of accepting a settlement, you can expect our legal team to apply aggressive strategies to enhance your prospects.
Schedule your free consult in Harlem today
At Douglas & London, the initial consultation is always free, and there is no obligation to pursue a lawsuit. Plus, we never charge a legal fee unless we secure compensation on your behalf. We’ve recovered more than $18 billion for our clients across the five boroughs.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, please talk to our legal team about your options for securing compensation. Even if you think you may not have the basis for a legal claim, our Harlem personal injury lawyers may be able to secure compensation on your behalf. Call us today to request a free consultation with a personal injury attorney or contact us online.