Starrett City Personal Injury Lawyer
There are many types of personal injuries. Perhaps you were hit by a car, injured in a construction accident, the victim of a defective product, misdiagnosed or given inappropriate medication by a doctor. What all these injuries have in common is that they occurred because of the actions of another party. You are now dealing with the consequences of that behavior, which could mean significant medical bills and treatment, inability to work, as well as anxiety and fear about the future.
A Starrett City personal injury lawyer at Douglas and London will protect your rights while holding the people or the corporations responsible for your injuries accountable. Over the past 15 years, our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $18 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
What to do after a personal injury
Seeking medical attention after an injury is critical. Do not wait because you think you are not seriously hurt. An insurance company will jump on the fact that you did not promptly visit a healthcare provider to claim your injury is not that serious or even that some other event caused it.
Follow your healthcare provider’s advice. If you are told to do certain things, such as not engage in strenuous exercise for a specific period, obey the doctor’s orders. Again, failure to heed medical advice is also used by an insurance company to deny the severity of an injury.
Along with medical attention, seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Although the statute of limitations in New York is three years, do not wait. As time passes, evidence can disappear, and the memories of witnesses may fade.
What not to do after a personal injury
Do not agree to any settlement with the insurer until you obtain legal advice. Insurance companies want to settle claims for as little as possible– it is the nature of the business. What may sound like a reasonable claim may not be enough if you are badly hurt. A personal injury attorney knows a fair settlement amount for your injury, your prognosis and your long-term needs.
Personal injury damages
Compensation, or damages, for a personal injury in New York may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Contact Starrett City personal injury lawyers
If you suffered a personal injury because of the negligence or recklessness of another party, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call or text us at any time to schedule a free consultation or contact us online.
We will review your case and advise you of your options. There is never a fee unless we win. While most cases are settled, we will go to trial when necessary. If you’re ready to rebuild your life, we’re standing by—ready to fight for you.