Queens Village Personal Injury Lawyers
In New York, more than 136,000 people visit the emergency room or are hospitalized each year. Motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls are the leading causes of injuries.
While Queens Village residents and local government have become diligent about preventing traffic-related accidents among cars, cyclists, and pedestrians– the other remaining potential hazards are still very real.
The long-lasting effects of a personal injury, especially if it wasn’t your fault, can be devastating– causing pain and suffering throughout the entire family. Trauma can also manifest as financial burdens for property or home modifications, medical expenses or funeral arrangements and other losses.
When an accident is caused to someone else’s actions or negligence, you may qualify for potential compensation depending on the severity of your injuries. If you’re unsure of where to turn and need help deciding the best course of action– contact a skilled and compassionate personal injury lawyer from Douglas and London
Our team of Queens Village personal injury lawyers know what to do, and how to help you regain control of your life – emotionally, financially, and mentally. To help you better understand your options, here are some common questions:
How do I know if someone else was considered negligent?
Negligence is failure to use reasonable care towards a person or in the upkeep of private or commercial property. If the responsible party’s actions or lack of action– or failure to conform to a required standard of conduct causes foreseeable injury or harm to another— it is considered negligence.
What types of personal injury could be a result of negligence?
While accidents can be caused in many ways, the Queens Village personal injury lawyers of Douglas and London are experts in the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Defective medical devices and prescription drugs
- Defective products
What kind of compensation could I seek?
Compensation as a result of a personal injury can include past, present and future damages related to emotional pain, medical expenses, loss of wages, property loss or modifications, assistive devices or technologies, as well as wrongful death and other related costs.
What are the steps in a personal injury lawsuit?
Every case begins with a free consultation with one of our Queens Village personal injury lawyers.
From there, we investigate your accident—with your help, we gather and collect evidence to support your claim. Together, we decide on a course of action such as settling before filing a lawsuit or filing the suit in court. Depending on this course of action, it could mean going to mediation or a full trial with a judge or jury.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is three years. It’s best to start as soon as possible, so you don’t risk missing out on any potential resolutions. Cases can last between six months to a few years.
What if I can’t afford a lawyer?
At Douglas and London, we’re focused on providing everyone the opportunity to access high-quality legal representation, regardless of economic or social backgrounds.
That’s why we offer our services based on contingency. Our fees are dependent on winning you a settlement. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
We offer free consultations for all Queens Village residents. By consulting a personal injury attorney from our team we will outline the potential case and any associated compensation to help you decide on a clear path. We’ve achieved positive results in both individual cases and complex litigation. We’re standing by—ready to advocate for you. Contact us any time of day or night.