Every day, you get out of bed and put your best foot forward. The last thing you expect is to end up in the hospital because of a car crash, fall at work, or a physician’s negligence. Yet, these incidents happen every day. Other people’s carelessness, recklessness, and intentional misconduct can cause you harm. This puts you in the difficult position of having to physically and emotionally recover while pursuing fair compensation in court or through the insurance claim process.
At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are here to handle all the communication with the insurance company, litigate your personal injury claim, and strive to win you full and fair compensation for your injuries. To talk with us about how we can help you, submit your information through our online contact form or call 212-490-5700 to schedule a free confidential consultation.
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When you are injured due to another person or business’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct, then you may have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This compensation typically covers several “damages,” which is the legal term for compensable physical, psychological, and financial injuries.
More specifically, your compensation may encompass:
To learn more about the relevant damages in your situation, talk with a Bronx personal injury attorney as soon as you can.
When you are interested in pursuing personal injury compensation after an incident, you should speak with a Bronx, NY personal injury lawyer. A lawsuit is never a simple, easy, or fast process. You should work with a lawyer who will prepare you for the many steps of personal injury litigation, the potential problems that may arise, and the ways your case may be resolved, such as through a pre-trial settlement or a court ruling.
An overview of the process of a personal injury lawsuit includes:
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After you are injured in a situation created by another person’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional conduct, you only have a certain period of time to file a lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations. If you file a lawsuit after the deadline, it will most likely be dismissed. For most personal injury claims in New York, you have three years from the date of incident to file a lawsuit. However, all claims are different so you should immediately contact our attorneys to discuss the applicable statute of limitations. For cases against municipalities and New York State the statute of limitations is much shorter. There is also a requirement that prior to filing a lawsuit, a Notice of Claim be filed within 90 days of the accident.
Other types of cases, such as medical malpractice lawsuits, have different statutes of limitations. There also may be exceptions that fit your circumstances and give you a longer period of time to file. Because of these factors, it is important to talk with a Bronx personal injury attorney as soon as possible about your possible claim and your filing deadline.
Some of the hospitals that people can seek treatment from in the Bronx include NYC Health + Hospitals North Central Bronx, Calvary Hospital, BronxCare Health System, North Central Bronx Hospital, Lincoln Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and St. Barnabas Hospital.
Seek medical attention right away. You can call 911 for immediate assistance. Then, you should also immediately contact the New York City Police Department to complete an accident report. In the Bronx, you may be served by various precincts, including:
In New York you have three years from the date that you were injured to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, many things can impact this deadline. You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible so you can begin the process.
When you or a loved one have been hurt because of someone else’s misconduct, it can suddenly feel like the world is pressing down on your shoulders. Because of all of the emotions you may be experiencing—anger, resentment, fear, stress—we recommend working with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. This is not the time for you to be dealing with an insurer and trying to make legal decisions. Let us handle the insurance claim and litigation processes while you focus on getting better and spending time with your family.
To talk with us about how we will make your claim a priority and fight for your compensation, call Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at 212-490-5700 or schedule a free consultation through our online contact form.