Poughkeepsie Personal Injury Lawyers
When you are badly hurt through no fault of your own, you need someone on your side who can hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. You need a personal injury lawyer who defends your rights and always treats you with the care and compassion you deserve. The Poughkeepsie personal injury lawyers of Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation. While most cases are settled, we will go to trial when necessary.
Types of personal injury
Personal injury cases are as unique as each individual. Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common—as well as the following:
- Medical malpractice– a doctor or other healthcare provider’s negligent actions result in serious injury.
- Defective drugs– these particular defective products, either prescription or over the counter, can cause catastrophic side effects.
- Premises liability– property owners have a duty to maintain their premises. Slip and fall and similar accidents may occur when this duty is breached.
- Product liability– defective products, when used as intended, can cause serious issues.
- Toxic substance exposure– toxic substances in the environment can cause long-term illness and may prove fatal.
Other personal injury actions may include dog bites, construction accidents, swimming pool accidents, and assault.
Holding parties accountable
In some personal injury cases, the accountable parties are obvious and limited. In others, accountability extends to various entities. For example, in a defective drug case, those liable may include the manufacturer, the distributor, the retailer, and others. In a toxic exposure situation, many parties may have contributed to the creation of the dangerous environment.
A personal injury lawyer fights hard to ensure that every party responsible for a client’s injuries is held accountable. While seeking justice for the client is the top priority, it is also important to prevent other innocent people from getting hurt because of a defective product, drug or medical device or other circumstances that may have wider implications.
What to do after a personal injury
If you suffer a serious personal injury in a motor vehicle or other type of sudden accident, the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster may contact you with a settlement offer. Never accept this offer before obtaining legal advice. The insurance adjuster is looking to settle a claim for as little as possible, and once the settlement is agreed upon, the matter is closed.
A personal injury lawyer knows the value of a fair settlement offer for their client’s particular injuries and prognosis. What seems like a reasonable offer from the insurer may not cover the individual’s long-term needs, which is why it is imperative to have a lawyer looking out for your interests.
Contact Poughkeepsie personal injury lawyers
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury because of another party’s negligence, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Our record speaks for itself, as our attorneys have recovered over $18 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients. Call us 24/7 to schedule a free consultation or contact us online. There is no fee unless we win.