Inwood Personal Injury Lawyers
From reckless drivers striking pedestrians to property owners who fail to maintain their premises in a safe condition— this is personal injury. Innocent people are seriously hurt because of the negligent actions of another person or party. The victim deals not only with their pain but the inability to work, mounting medical bills, and an overwhelming feeling of helplessness.
If this has happened to you, help is available. An Inwood personal injury lawyer at Douglas and London can investigate your case and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. In other words, we can assist you in rebuilding your life.
Personal Injury Causes
Motor vehicle accidents make up the bulk of personal injury cases, including those involving buses, trucks, and motorcycles. Other causes of personal injury include:
- Slips and falls
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
They may include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
Some people will eventually recover. Other types are catastrophic, and the victim is permanently disabled. In this scenario, the person may never again be gainfully employed, or live independently and may require special equipment or constant caregiving.
In some extreme cases, the victim may succumb to their injuries. In such circumstances, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years.
Personal Injury Damages
Damages or compensation may include:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs, current and future
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Home and vehicle modification
- Pain and suffering
- Inability to enjoy life
Unlike many other states, New York does not impose a cap on damages. The amount awarded depends on various factors, including injury severity, the time needed for recovery, and the behavior of those liable.
Statute of Limitations
In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is three years. However, that does not mean a person should wait before seeking legal counsel. Evidence may get lost, witnesses may prove hard to locate, and accident scenes are cleaned up. Therefore, it is wise to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
A thorough investigation is immediately launched, even as the victim continues their recovery. Depending on the nature of the injury, we will work with medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and others who can substantiate the claim.
Contact our team of Inwood Personal Injury Lawyers
We will protect your rights and help you receive the maximum compensation. Schedule a free consultation by contacting us online or calling or texting today. While the majority of cases are settled, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary. There is never a fee unless we win.