July 19, 2016
Benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer
By Jonathan Damashek
A personal injury is a physical injury inflicted on a person’s body caused by the negligence of a third party that can be an organization, a random citizen, a private business or even the government. Nearly 30 million Americans—or 1 out of 10—will seek emergency treatment for an injury this year. Another 120,000 will be fatally injured due to an accident.
Injuries happen very often, sometimes with no severe consequences, but others, with the worst outcome. As any citizen, if your injury was caused by the irresponsible behavior of someone else, you have the right to fight for your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. And the process of doing so can be stressful, traumatic and very tiring.
In order to receive monetary compensation, you must first prove three things:
- The responsible party was negligent. For example, if a building owner mopped the floor but didn’t put out a sign indicating that the floor was wet and someone slips and falls causing them to become injured, the building owner was negligent.
- The negligence caused the injury. In the above example, if the victim’s fall caused them to have neck or back injuries then the negligence would be considered to have caused the personal injury.
- The injury resulted in harm. If the aforementioned victim received medical bills, lost wages, and/or pain or suffering due to the injury, then such injury would be considered to have resulted in compensatory damages.
A personal injury lawyer will analyze your case and choose the best course of action. He or she will also help you identify the responsible party and prove that the negligence existed. During this terrible moment, you should only care about the treatment of your injuries and let an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer handle this process. When you file a claim in New York, you’re not just going up against the person or organization that injured you. You’re also facing their insurance company and defense attorneys.
The lawyers at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., have extensive knowledge and experience in these types of cases. We have recovered more than $200 million in accident and injury cases and will fight aggressively for the compensation you and your family deserve.
If you’ve been a victim of a personal injury accident contact us immediately for a free consultation.