Jamaica, Queens Personal Injury Lawyers
The most common types of personal injury cases are motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and product liability. The bottom line is that another party caused your pain and suffering, and they need to be held accountable for their actions or lack thereof. No matter the type of personal injury, you need your interests protected by a personal injury lawyer, whose job is it to hold the responsible parties accountable.
The Jamaica, Queens personal injury lawyers at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our dedicated lawyers have recovered more than $18 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
How a personal injury lawsuit works
The injured person, known as the plaintiff, must prove that the defendant– the party responsible for their injuries– was careless or negligent. The plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed some type of duty of care.
For example, in a premises liability case, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant, perhaps a supermarket, should have put up warning signs around a recently mopped area so that the plaintiff would not have fallen and broken their hip. The property owner or tenant owed a duty of care to all shoppers, and by failing to keep shoppers away from the dangerous area, did not meet it.
The plaintiff must also prove that their injuries were caused directly by the defendant’s actions, and those actions should result in damages, or compensation, for the plaintiff’s injuries and related expenses.
New York damages
In New York, such compensation for a plaintiff’s injuries may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium, if the injury affects a marriage.
In some cases, when the defendant’s actions are truly egregious, the plaintiff may receive punitive damages, meant to punish the defendant financially.
Why you need a personal injury lawyer
Perhaps you were in an auto accident, and the other party’s insurance adjuster contacted you shortly afterward to settle your claim. The amount may sound reasonable, but if you were badly hurt, a personal injury lawyer knows that the proposed settlement amount cannot take care of your future needs relating to recuperation. Keep in mind that an insurance adjuster always tries to settle for as little as possible, while a personal injury lawyer fights hard, so you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Jamaica, Queens personal injury lawyers
If you were seriously harmed in an accident resulting from another party’s negligence, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. There is no fee unless we win. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to trial when needed.