Sleepy Hollow Personal Injury Lawyer
When another party’s actions result in serious injury, the consequences go beyond the individual’s pain and medical treatment. Often, the injured person cannot work or participate in normal activities, and their financial situation becomes precarious. If this has happened to you and your family, you need legal counsel to hold those responsible for your injuries liable.
A Sleepy Hollow personal injury lawyer at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. While most cases are settled, we will go to trial to fight for you.
Personal injury causes
It can happen to anyone. Whether it is a motor vehicle accident, a bad fall in a commercial parking lot, a swimming pool accident, or having a defective device implanted during a medical procedure, all of these situations fall under the category of personal injury– if another person directly or indirectly caused the harm. Examples include:
- Defective drugs—reactions include heart attacks, heart conditions, numbness and stroke.
- Medical malpractice– surgical errors, failure to diagnose, and birth injuries
- Premises liability– also known as slip and fall
- Product liability– each year, thousands of people are injured by defective products that they used according to instructions
Many people will eventually recover from their injuries. Some may have to deal with long-term impairment, and those with catastrophic injuries will be permanently disabled. Common personal injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue damage
Catastrophic injuries involve the brain, skull, or spinal cord, usually leading to full or partial paralysis or severe neurological issues. The accident victim is no longer able to work or live independently and will require lifelong care.
Insurance companies may offer what sounds like a generous settlement to the injured party, but no one should ever accept an insurance company settlement before obtaining legal advice. What may sound like a reasonable settlement to a layperson may not take into account the individual’s long-term needs– keeping in mind, an insurance company wants to settle claims for as little as possible. A personal injury lawyer possesses the expertise to know a fair settlement for a client’s injuries.
Personal injury damages
In New York, damages, or compensation, for personal injuries may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
The amount of damages awarded depends on various factors, including the person’s age and their long-term prognosis. The more serious and incapacitating the injury, the higher the compensation.
When it comes to medical malpractice damages, many states impose a cap on the award amount. However, that is not the case in New York– one of the few states without a cap.
Contact Sleepy Hollow personal injury lawyers
If you were injured due to another party’s negligence or recklessness, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call us today to arrange a free consultation or contact us online.
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