There are many types of personal injury claims, but there are two basic features that they all have in common:
- Liability – Who caused the accident?
- Damages – How much money can you be compensated as a result of the accident.
If you can show that someone else caused your injuries, which is typically due to some form of negligence, you can be awarded money damages as a result of your loss.
NEGLIGENCE AND PERSONAL INJURY
Everyone must act reasonably and not negligently under the circumstances. So, if you are stopped at a red light and you get hit in the rear, the driver of the other vehicle is negligent in failing to stop.
TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES
Personal injury cases come in all varieties. While all personal injury cases involve harm as a result of someone's negligence or misconduct, there are some that are more common than others. Some typical personal injury cases include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Workplace Injury
- Wrongful Death
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
It is challenging to determine whether an injury accident merits the need for a personal injury attorney and possible lawsuit. In order to recover monetary damages as a result of an accident, you must prove that you did not cause the accident AND you were seriously injured.
Pursuing a personal injury case can be complicated. A typical personal injury case involves filing your case within the applicable statute of limitations, depositions, insurance company interactions and evidence gathering. If you try to do it yourself, an insurance company will likely give you a low ball settlement figure. It takes years of experience to understand what the maximum value of your injury. Traditionally, in New York, a jury in Bronx County will aware more money for the same case as compared to Nassau County. That's why if you are a Nassau County resident and you have an accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway headed to the Yankee game, you are better off commencing your lawsuit in New York
I can give you a better understanding of the process, provide answers to your questions and give you an expert assessment on pursuing a particular personal injury case. Let me know how the accident happened and the nature of your injuries.