Newburgh Personal Injury Lawyers
For years, our team of skilled attorneys at Douglas & London have fought for the legal rights of Newburgh residents. We understand the hardship that comes with a severe injury and have dedicated our career to standing up for the rights of victims. If you sustained an injury through no fault of your own, you may have the right to seek compensation. Contact our Newburgh personal injury lawyers right away to discuss your options.
Common injuries in a personal injury lawsuit
There are no limits to the types of injuries possible in a lawsuit. They depend entirely on the nature of your accident. For example, slip and fall cases frequently result in head and neck injuries while product liability cases often result in burns. Some of the most common include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Neck injuries
Damages available in a Newburgh personal injury case
When you hire a personal injury lawyer with Douglas and London, you hire an entire team ready to fight for your recovery. They will work diligently to investigate every aspect of your injury. One of the most important roles for our team is identifying the damages available. Damages that are commonly recovered in an injury suit include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Future medical costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Permanent disability
Proving negligence in a personal injury lawsuit
In order to recover the damages resulting from your injuries, your personal injury attorney must convince a jury that the defendant was negligent. In order to establish negligence, your attorney must prove the following elements:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
- The defendant breached that duty
- The breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries
- The plaintiff suffered actual damages due to the injuries
The first element requires a defendant to owe the plaintiff a duty of care. If a defendant owes no duty to the plaintiff, recovery will not be available. The duty of care depends on the circumstances. For example, all vehicle operators owe each other a duty to operate their vehicle safely. In premises liability cases, a property owner only owes certain people a duty.
Once duty is established, a plaintiff must also prove that the defendant breached that duty. A breach could be anything from breaking traffic regulations to failing to provide adequate security at an apartment complex.
The plaintiff must also prove that they sustained damages and that those damages are a direct result from the breach.
Contact a Newburgh personal injury attorney as soon as possible
There is a time limit on every injury lawsuit; a failure to comply with these time limits could result in the dismissal of your claim. Do not let a technicality cost you recovery from your valid injury claim. To learn more about how the Newburgh personal injury lawyers at Douglas and London would handle your case, call right away to schedule your free initial consultation.