Soho Personal Injury Lawyer
Your life may feel like it has fallen apart after an injury. Not only are you dealing with pain and mobility issues, but you are unable to work, and the bills are piling up. If your injury occurred because of another party’s actions or inactions, you might have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
A Soho personal injury lawyer at Douglas and London can hold those responsible for your injury liable and help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Over the past 15 years, our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $18 billion for clients in settlements and verdicts.
What to do after an accident
After any injury, documentation is critical. Fortunately, smartphones allow immediate documentation of the incident. If you are able, use your smartphone to photograph or video the scene. Get the contact information of any witnesses and ask them to state what they saw. If you are not able to document the scene, ask a relative or friend to do so as soon as possible.
Always seek medical attention after an injury. Failure to go to the doctor, or follow the doctor’s orders, allows the insurance company to allege you were not badly hurt, or even that circumstances over than the accident caused your injury.
In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is three, but do not wait too long before consulting a lawyer. A lawyer not only negotiates with the insurance company, but can also recommend healthcare providers and, in the case of motor vehicle accidents, aid in resolving car repair or replacement.
What not to do after an accident
After a personal injury, do not post information about the circumstances on social media. An insurance company can take a statement out of context to try to prove your injury was not serious.
With these types of injuries, especially those dealing with motor vehicle collisions, the other party’s insurance company may contact you soon after the accident. Never agree to a settlement before obtaining legal counsel. An insurance company will try to pay out as little as possible, and once an agreement is made, it is not re-negotiable. A personal injury lawyer protects your interests and knows a fair settlement amount for your injuries involved as well as the long-term repercussions.
Personal injury damages
In New York, damages, or compensation, for personal injuries may include:
- Medical expenses, present, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
New York does not place a cap on damages, including medical malpractice claims.
Contact Soho personal injury lawyers
If you’ve been hurt because of the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call or text us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
While most cases are settled, we will go to trial when necessary. There is never a fee unless we win. Hablamos Español.