Getting Financial Compensation After You have Been Injured
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Accidents—especially car accidents—are the most common cause of serious injuries. Individuals and companies must be held accountable for the damages they cause through careless or negligent actions. If you have been injured, you may have a claim for financial compensation.
If you think you have a personal injury claim, even if you are unsure, contact a New York City personal injury lawyer at Strazzullo Law & Associates, PLLC promptly after your injury for a free initial consultation. An experienced personal injury attorney at Strazzullo Law & Associates, PLLC will advise you on steps you can take now to protect your ability to make a claim for damages.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
There are three kinds of wrongful conduct that could make someone responsible for an injury or death:
- Negligence, or carelessness, would include a driver who turns without looking and hits a pedestrian, or a doctor who fails to follow established medical procedures.
- Intentional misconduct is when someone is injured because of something done deliberately, such as speeding or drunk driving.
- Strict liability holds a company or property owner responsible for creating dangerous conditions, such as manufacturing a defective or dangerous product, or when a dog bites someone.
Personal Injury Compensation
You are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and the cost of repairing your property. You are also entitled to compensation for pain, disfigurement, long-term disability, mental distress and other psychological injuries. By keeping a daily log of all medical and financial consequences of your injury, your New York personal injury lawyer will be better able to press your case successfully in court.
Starting a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Your injury attorney will interview you to learn the facts of your accident and the extent of your injuries. After the initially interview, we will review medical records, interview witnesses, obtain police reports, and gather other information necessary to build your case. There may be several responsible parties or sources of income to help with your financial recovery. We will investigate every option, including insurance policies, property owner liability, and even employer liability if, for example, you were struck by a car being driven for work purposes.
Evidence is essential for successfully bringing your claim. Evidence should be stored in a secure place where it will not be damaged. Even a wrecked car or motorcycle should be stored, if possible, so it can be reviewed by an accident expert. The vehicle should be photographed before any repairs are made. If your claim involves a defective product, keep the packaging and instruction booklet as well as the product that caused the injury.