Are you recovering from injuries that are someone else’s fault? When you are hurt because of another person’s careless or reckless conduct, you are likely in pain and worried about your financial well-being. You deserve the opportunity to be made whole again after an accident, and we recommend contacting a Queens personal injury lawyer to discuss your options. Under New York personal injury law, you may have the right to hold that person responsible for their conduct by pursuing compensation through a lawsuit and insurance claim.
At HKD, we have decades of experience, which enables us to create aggressive and unique strategies to win maximum compensation. Call Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at 212-490-5700 or use our online form to schedule your free personal injury consultation.
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At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are proud to have a track record of obtaining compensation for our clients. We understand each case that comes through our doors is unique. Because of this, we never take a one-size-fits-all approach to bodily injury claims. We carefully investigate each accident and determine the most effective strategy for obtaining our client’s a fair financial recovery.
Our custom approaches have enabled us to obtain several million and multimillion settlements and court rulings. We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum.
While not all personal injury claims result in million- and multimillion-dollar settlements, our team always strives to obtain the maximum compensation possible for our clients.
When you are injured in an accident in Queens, NY that was caused by another person’s careless, reckless, or intentional misconduct, it is important to talk with a lawyer. When you have proof that another person or business is responsible for your injuries, then you have the right to pursue compensation.
To hold the at-fault party responsible and receive compensation, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. The litigation process is often integral to a successful claim. It enables you and your attorney to obtain and analyze evidence that would otherwise be unavailable to you. It gives you time to build your case and time to calculate the value of your financial, physical, and psychological injuries.
Far more claims are actually resolved through personal injury settlements than trials. The insurer for the at-fault party may pay out on a policy rather than go through the expense of a trial.
Whether through a personal injury trial or insurance settlement, a Queens personal injury lawyer will fight for you to receive full and fair compensation for:
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Seeking compensation for bodily injuries can be difficult for someone unfamiliar with the process. That’s why we recommend working with a Queens personal injury attorney. Your attorney will focus on the legal aspects of your circumstances while you focus on your recovery.
It is essential to contact an attorney as soon as you can after an accident because there is a limit on how long you have to file a lawsuit. In New York, personal injury lawsuits typically must be filed within three years from the date you suffered harm. For cases against municipalities and New York State, the statute of limitations is much shorter.
For wrongful death cases, it is 1 year and 90 days. There is also a requirement that before filing a lawsuit, a Notice of Claim is filed within 90 days of the accident. If you file suit after the statute of limitations, it can be dismissed, and you will have no other legal recourse to obtain compensation.
This may feel like plenty of time. However, it passes quickly. By partnering with a lawyer right away, you can be fully aware of the deadline and be confident that your suit is filed in a timely manner.
Some of the hospitals that people can seek treatment from in Queens include New York-Presbyterian – Queens, Queens Hospital Center, Mount Sinai Queens, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, NYC Health + Hospitals, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center.
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 Queens, 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.
If you are suffering from an injury that is another person’s fault in Queens, NY, you should have legal help. You have enough on your plate without having to deal with insurers or navigating the Queens County courts on your own.
By contacting Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., you gain a genuine and highly skilled legal advocate, who will handle both the insurance claim and litigation process for you. An injury should not hold you back, and we are here to fight for the compensation you need to move forward.
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I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise and knowledge of the law and more importantly his ability…
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