Hempstead Personal Injury Lawyers
When you purchase a product, undergo medical treatment, or simply go shopping, you expect a certain level of safety. If that product harms you when used as directed, a doctor makes an egregious error during a procedure, or you suffer a serious fall because a property was not maintained, you need the services of a personal injury lawyer.
The Hempstead personal injury lawyers at Douglas and London protect your interests and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. Our experienced attorneys have won over $18 billion for clients in settlements and verdicts. While most cases are settled, we are prepared to go to trial when necessary.
Personal injury lawsuits
Personal injury lawsuits run the gamut, but what they all have in common is that someone was seriously injured because of another person’s negligence, recklessness, or deliberate intent. While various types of motor vehicle accidents constitute a majority of personal injury lawsuits because car, truck, or motorcycle crashes are so common, they are far from the only types of injuries caused by another party. Personal injury lawsuits are frequently filed by those dealing with the aftermath of:
- Medical malpractice
- Construction/workplace accidents
- Defective medical devices
- Product liability
- Pharmaceutical product liability
- Premises liability – also known as slip and fall
Personal injury damages
Compensation, also known as damages, for personal injury may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Quality of life reduction
Many victims of personal injury will never recover completely. While money alone cannot restore your health, it does allow you to receive proper treatment and rebuild your life.
New York statute of limitations
Every state has a time limit when it comes to filing personal injury lawsuits, and in New York that statute of limitations is three years from the injury date. If a person succumbs to their injuries, the personal representative of the estate has two years from the death date to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
However, if the personal injury occurs on government property, whether local, state, or federal, the statute of limitations is much shorter. In these circumstances, an initial claim against a municipality or county requires filing within 90 days, and a lawsuit must commence within one year. Claims against the state also require filing within 90 days of the incident.
While focusing on recovery is critical, do not wait too long before obtaining legal counsel. The sooner a lawyer is hired, the more quickly the investigation can begin.
Contact Hempstead personal injury lawyers
If you or a loved one were seriously injured due to another party’s negligence, contact a personal injury attorney at Douglas and London to arrange a free consultation. Call us 24/7 or contact us online. An attorney reviews your case and advises you of your options.
Since we work on a contingency fee basis, there is no fee for our legal services unless we win compensation on your behalf. We will not settle for less than you deserve.