The purpose of a personal injury lawsuit is to use pursue compensation for a person injured due to the negligent actions of another. In other words, if you are injured in an accident, and the accident would not have occurred except for another person’s careless or reckless behavior, then you have the legal right to pursue compensation via a personal injury lawsuit.
Addition general information about personal injury lawsuits can be found on our information centers, including our Personal Injury Information Center.
You Deserve a Lawyer, Even for a “Small” Personal Injury Case
In reality, the way personal injury lawsuits work, the injured person ends up pursuing compensation from the insurance companies with whom the responsible person has coverage.
After a major accident that results in severe injuries or wrongful death, it should be clear that you need an attorney’s assistance to make sure you recover all the compensation to which you are entitled. However, even after a more minor accident or injury, a personal injury lawyer can provide invaluable help.
Your attorney will:
- Evaluate the accident
- Identify all responsible parties in order to tap all sources of compensation
- Calculate the full extent of your financial losses — past medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical needs, and possible future loss of earning potential
- Help you obtain necessary medical exams
- Be your advocate with the insurance companies, making sure you do not accept a low-ball settlement offer
A Powerful New York Personal Injury Law Firm:
At the New York law firm of WeitzPascale, we have made a name for ourselves as aggressive, successful personal injury trial lawyers. Our attorneys represent clients with all kinds of injuries who have suffered all types of accidents — and we are known in New York as dynamic and extremely successful advocates on behalf of injury victims and their families.
Over the decades, we have won dozens of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we have achieved success in countless smaller cases as well. We provide powerful legal representation in all areas of personal injury litigation:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Tractor-Trailer accidents
- Train accidents
- Bus and taxi accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Recreational accidents
- Claims against the City and Counties of New York
- Worksite and construction accidents
- Premises liability lawsuits
- Slip and fall accidents
- Retail store accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Dangerous medical devices & prescription drugs
- Defective consumer products
- Medical malpractice
Contact WeitzPascale for a Free Consultation
Our law offices are located at 221 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola. We always offer new potential clients a complimentary consultation and case evaluation — either over the telephone or in person at our office.
Call 212-553-9300 or 516-280-4716, or send us an e-mail.
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Personal Injury Q&A
Millions of people suffer personal injuries each year in the U.S. When an accident occurs that causes bodily injury or a fatality, the victim or their survivors are entitled to seek compensation for damages under personal injury laws. These laws differ slightly from state to state, but the questions asked are similar.
The law firm of WeitzPascale, welcomes personal injury cases, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about personal injury accidents, cases or compensation. Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys are experienced with state laws and courts at all levels. We provide clients with aggressive legal representation to preserve rights and obtain fair compensation for injuries.
New clients often ask many of the following basic questions about personal injury law.
What is Personal Injury? – Personal injuries include physical injuries to the body, or harm to the mind or emotions of a human. The injuries may occur due to negligence that caused the accident or a deliberate attack by another person. In a personal injury lawsuit, liability for the accident must be established.
What is fair compensation? – Personal injury claims are made to recover reasonable payment, or compensation, for expenses that are a direct result of the injury. This includes items like medical expenses, lost wages, costs for rehabilitation or therapy, long-term care or special equipment, lost future inheritance, funeral or burial costs, loss of companionship/guardianship and other costs due to the injuries.
What to do if I am injured? – After you receive immediate medical treatment, contact your personal injury attorney to determine your best course of legal action. Do not speak with anyone else or you could jeopardize your rights to full compensation.
What is a contingent fee? – Legal fees, other than small office fees, are not billed until your case is won and you receive an award or settlement.
How long will my case take? – Personal injury cases may take years to resolve, but most are settled prior to court, which is a cost-saving solution.
If you want answers about personal injury law or accidents, please contact WeitzPascale, at (212) 553-9300 or (516) 280-4716.