Mount Vernon Personal Injury Lawyer
As one of Westchester County’s most densely populated cities, Mount Vernon, New York sees its fair share of personal injuries. You may be the ideal candidate to speak with a Mount Vernon personal injury lawyer at Douglas and London if you were seriously injured through little to no fault of your own by someone else’s negligence or recklessness.
We’ve seen it all – slip, trip, and fall accidents, dog bites, defective products, car crashes, manufacturing workplace accidents, and more. Our firm proudly serves the 67,000+ residents in Mount Vernon, including Downtown, Mount Vernon Heights, North Side, and South Side.
Will A Personal Injury Lawyer Take Your Case?
Mount Vernon personal injury lawyers will consider several factors in regard to your case.
- Did someone owe you a legal duty? The difference between a true “accident” and a “personal injury” lies in the breaching of a legal duty. When another person acts so negligently or recklessly that it goes beyond reason, he or she may be liable for financial damages. If you fell down a business’s steps they failed to repair, they owe you a duty of care. New York is a no-fault state, which allows plaintiffs to recover compensation even if they were partially to blame. If you are credited with some of the blame, you may receive a reduced award.
- Were your injuries serious? Broken bones, scars, burns, internal organ damage, joint injuries, and nerve pain are all common claims. If you spent time in the hospital, required surgery, or underwent rehabilitative therapy, you probably have a strong personal injury claim. PTSD, depression, and anxiety affirmed by a doctor or therapist can also be good reason to sue for damages in a personal injury case.
- Are you within the statute of limitations? New York allows up to three years from the date of the incident (or the realization of harm) to file a personal injury lawsuit. In some cases, like when suing a government entity, the time limit can be as little as 90 days to file a “notice of claim” and one year to file the subsequent lawsuit. It is always best to seek immediate medical care after an accident and contact Mount Vernon personal injury lawyers soon thereafter.
How Much Do Personal Injury Attorneys Cost?
Here’s the great news: a personal injury attorney at Douglas and London will cost you NOTHING upfront or out-of-pocket. We provide free consultations and front 100% of the cost for filing and pursuing a lawsuit. We only collect reimbursement for our services out of any settlement or jury award we recover on your behalf. Since we are working on a contingency basis and collecting a percentage, it is in our mutual best interest to pursue maximum compensation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain from securing the best possible representation.