Riverdale Personal Injury Lawyers

Home to Wave Hill, the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx is beautiful. Yet, like any place else, personal tragedy can strike. As we saw with the local synagogue bombings and the Spuyten Duyvil derailment, life can change suddenly in the blink of an eye. If this has happened to you, you may need the team of Riverdale personal injury lawyers from Douglas and London.

For more than two decades, we’ve fought against big tobacco on behalf of lung cancer survivors, area hospitals involved in medical malpractice, and pharmaceutical companies who failed to warn users of known risks associated with their products– so they could reap big profits. We’re not afraid of the controversy or the confrontation. In fact, we welcome it, as we vigorously defend your reputation and pursue top dollar for your injuries.         

Do You Have A Personal Injury Case?

Most people don’t immediately think personal injury lawyer after a serious accident. They’re focused on seeking immediate medical attention. Over time, as the medical bills mount up and days off work turn into weeks, accident victims may have a better alternative than pursuing compensation through the courts.

You might have a personal injury case if:

  • You were involved in an accident that wasn’t 100% your fault. If another person or party, particularly one who owes you a standard “duty of care” to prevent harm from befalling you, was the cause or a contributing factor in the cause of the accident, you may have a valid claim.
  • You were hurt. You can sue for injuries that do not heal within a few weeks – like broken bones, organ damage, joint injuries, head trauma, chronic illness, burns, disfigurement, or loss of mobility.
  • You filed paperwork according to the state deadline. It has been less than three years since the date of your accident. (The exact statute of limitations that applies to your case may vary, so it’s best to contact a personal injury attorney before discounting your case.)

Personal Injury Compensation

New York State allows personal injury lawsuit plaintiffs to collect both economic and non-economic damages. You can be compensated for losses like medical expenses and lost wages, as well as granted an estimation of your physical pain and mental suffering. The courts have multiple ways of determining how much non-economic compensation to award, but it may be the actual damages multiplied by 1-5x depending on severity, or it may be the number of days you had to take off work for your recovery– multiplied by your average daily wage.

Having a large, experienced team of Riverdale personal injury lawyersbehind you can increase your likelihood of obtaining maximum compensation. Whenever necessary, we bring in a network of medical professionals, forensic economists, and other experts to make the case based on a preponderance of the evidence.   

What Other Legal Options Do I Have?

In addition to filing a civil complaint, you may have sufficient grounds to press criminal charges against wrongdoers. The end goal of criminal court is to punish defendants with jail time, hefty fines payable to the state, probation time, mandatory sex offender registration, and other sanctions. Whenever necessary, Douglas and London attorneys work closely with the District Attorney’s office to share information from your civil case with those working on your criminal case.

Even if you have not succeeded in criminal court, you may still have a strong civil case on your hands, as the standard of evidence and legal arguments differ. Contact the Riverdale personal injury lawyersat Douglas and London to schedule a free consultation. Our services are provided free of charge unless we recover money on your behalf.