New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
FAQs About Personal Injury in New York
Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Personal Injury FAQs
A majority of civil litigation in the United States is made up by personal injury lawsuits. According to statistics, some of the most common causes of personal injuries include traffic accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, and defective products.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that 6 million automotive collisions occur each year across the US – an average of about 1 car accident every 10 seconds.
Personal Injury FAQs
Q: How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
A: If you suffered a personal injury in New York to your person or property due to someone else’s fault, you have a personal injury case. Keep in mind that bringing a personal injury lawsuit does not always have to be due to physical injury. In some cases, personal injury claims can be based on a number of different nonphysical harms and losses.
For example, in case of an assault, it is not necessary to show that the action of the party at fault caused you actual physical harm, but only that you expected them to harm you. You may also have a personal injury case if someone has inflicted emotional distress on you, invaded your privacy or attacked your reputation.
Q: How soon after the accident should I file a personal injury lawsuit?
A: Certain time limits, known as the statute of limitations, exist in every state, and this statute varies from one state to another. This governs the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit against another person. In some states, there may be limited time which could be little as a year for you to file a lawsuit for compensation based on a car accident.
In case you fail to file a law suit on time and miss the deadline, you may lose your legal right to file your lawsuit. This is why you should immediately consult a lawyer as soon as you discover or suffer a personal injury in New York after an accident.
Q: Why do I need an attorney for my personal injury case?
A: Many victims of an accident think that they can file a personal injury lawsuit themselves as their injuries or damage to their property are obvious, or because they want to settle the matter as soon as possible and move on with their lives.
However, without an attorney, you might not receive the rightful compensation you deserve for your injuries. You should understand that the goal of an adjuster is to pay you as little as possible for damages. With an attorney by your side, you can make sure that this does not happen and you recover maximum damages as per the law in your state.
RMFW Law Works Hard for all Our Clients
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or harm due to another person’s negligence or recklessness, you should immediately seek the help of a robust personal injury attorney. Your legal pro will assess your case and determine whether or not you have a valid case.
If you do, you can take the first steps to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party and recover compensation for your injuries and other damages. We are Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff, of RMFW Law and we know how to get the job done. Call us at 212 697 9280 for a free appointment to discuss the details of your case.
RMFW Law’s track record is stupendous. We know how the game is played. We know how to get the job done and we know how to win cases inside and outside the court room. Do not sign anything with any insurance company. They are not on your side.
The price they offer you does not take into account your missed time at work, the pain and suffering, the other aspect of your life that have been impacted, and so on. Do not sell yourself short. You need RMFW Law on your side since we know their tactics and we have an answer for them. We know which direction the case should go and we know how to build a stellar case.