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.