Woodlawn Personal Injury Lawyers
Another person or party’s negligent actions can ruin your life. Because of their carelessness, you’ve suffered a serious injury, cannot work, and face mounting medical and personal bills. Do not despair– help is available.
A Woodlawn personal injury attorney at Douglas and London can determine which parties are responsible for your injury and hold them accountable. We will negotiate with the insurance company so you may receive the compensation you deserve. While most cases are settled, if the insurance company will not agree to a fair settlement, we will take it to trial.
Types of Personal Injury
In New York, many personal injury cases involve motor vehicles. Besides cars, trucks, and buses, many result from the reckless actions of taxi drivers, or ride-sharing apps. Slip and falls are another major category—when a property owner fails to maintain their premises. For example, ice and snow are not cleared away, and creates a public hazard. These are just a few examples– personal injuries run the gamut. What they all have in common, however, is negligence.
What to Do After an Injury
It is critical to document the situation as thoroughly as possible. Of course, some victims are too badly hurt to take photos or videos of the scene. If this is the case, try to have a friend or relative take these photos as soon as possible.
If the injury involves any motor vehicle, get the license number of the driver, insurance and contact information. Record the names and contact information for any eyewitnesses. Always call the police to report the accident.
If the injury involves premises liability, such as a slip and fall, photograph the scene– including the cause of the fall. For example, a store may have wet floors that were not cordoned off or posted with warning signs. Report the incident to the manager immediately.
Write down or record the event to the best of your ability. In the aftermath of an injury, memories can fade quickly, so you want to make sure you document every detail as soon as possible.
Seek prompt medical attention. If you were badly injured, emergency medical services should transport you to the hospital. If not, go to the emergency room or an urgent care provider even if you do not think you were hurt. Many injuries are masked by adrenaline.
These may include soft tissue injuries such as whiplash or even fractures. Failure to have a medical examination after your injury can harm your case. The insurance company may either try to minimize the severity or allege such injuries were pre-existing.
Contact our team of Woodlawn Personal Injury Lawyers
We will review your claim and advise you of your options. Call us today or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. Our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for clients.