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If you suffer from injury, when is someone else liable to pay you for the medical costs and other expenses involved? This is a common question that injured people have. In fact, people often ask a number of questions about personal injury. The following are some of the questions our law firm frequently answers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
What is personal injury?
In a legal context, personal injury is an injury or injuries to a person’s body, their emotions or their reputation. To have grounds for a lawsuit, someone else must be responsible for causing the injury. Grounds are often based on negligence or intentional wrongdoing.
What is negligence?
Negligence is the most common ground for a personal injury lawsuit. Negligence occurs when someone owes you a level of care and fails to act in the manner that a reasonable person would act. An example is a driver who runs a red traffic light. All drivers must stop at red traffic lights. This is the level of care that drivers owe to one another. When a driver runs the light and crashes into another car, the driver is liable for the bodily and emotional harm caused.
What are examples of intentional wrongdoing?
Examples of intentional wrongdoing include: assault, trespassing and purposefully causing emotional distress. Examples of cases based on intentional wrongdoing that arise out of non-bodily harm include defamation, false arrest and invasion of privacy.
What types of incidents can lead to a personal injury claim?
The following images are of types of personal injury claims that our firm has extensive experience in handling:
What types of damages can you pursue in a personal injury case?
Compensation for damages that you can often seek in a personal injury claim include:
- Doctor bills
- Hospital bills
- Physical therapy costs
- Prescription drug costs
- Emergency room or urgent care bills
- Lost wages (current and future)
- Future medical treatment
- Household assistance
- Travel expenses for medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Reduction of quality of life due to injury
Why is legal representation often vital for a serious personal injury?
Insurance companies representing a person being accused of causing personal injury want to reduce their costs as much as possible. Sadly, personal injury victims may face astronomical medical bills, permanent disability and financial hardship. They need an experienced attorney who can devise an effective legal strategy and deal with insurance company litigators. Personal injury lawyers can evaluate the extent of your losses and advocate to help you receive fair compensation. They understand the challenges you are up against and the tactics that insurance companies use in an attempt to make you settle prematurely. Premature settlements typically result in lower payments that do not cover your costs.
When you have suffered serious injury through someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. We are such a law firm.
Are there time limits for filing personal injury cases?
New York State law restricts the time frame for filing personal injury and no fault car accident claims. In certain types of cases, you may only have thirty days to file. For this reason, it is crucial to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At the Law Office of John Fazzini, P.C., the initial consultation is free. We will discuss your accident and determine whether you have a case.
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Do you need legal help with a personal injury case? Get assistance from a skilled personal injury lawyer today.
Were you injured through no fault of your own? When someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing seriously harms you, you should seek legal help. A lawsuit can help you recover fair compensation for damages. To arrange a free consultation, contact the Law Office of John Fazzini. Call us at (631) 547-8989 or reach out to us through our contact form.
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