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Nassau County Personal Injury Attorney
After an accident, it is extremely difficult to focus on your physical, emotional, and financial recovery all at the same time. You need to continue medical treatments, but you also have a legal right to hold the negligent party liable for paying compensation. While you focus on getting better, a Nassau County personal injury attorney from Silberstein, Awad & Miklos can take care of your claim on your behalf, working to give you the best chance of securing maximum damages. Request a free consultation with our experienced lawyers today.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Many people try to file a personal injury claim on their own, but they often do not recover the full compensation they deserve. This does not happen when you work with a personal injury attorney. While working on your case, one of our knowledgeable lawyers will:
- Identify all negligent parties
- Collect evidence to support your claim
- File your claim with the appropriate insurance company
- Handle all communication with the insurance company
- Enter into settlement negotiations
- Take your case to trial, if necessary
A lawyer will always act as your advocate and take care of all the legwork so that you can focus on treating your injuries.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
An accident can happen in any number of ways. The most common types of personal injury cases include:
Car accidents are by far one of the most common types of personal injury claims. Although New York follows no-fault laws when there is a car accident, there are times when drivers can file a claim or lawsuit against the liable party.
By its very nature, construction is a dangerous industry. Workers on construction sites and innocent bystanders are at great risk of becoming hurt by dangerous equipment, electric shocks, and more. While workers can often claim workers’ compensation, victims must sometimes file a personal injury claim.
Healthcare professionals are not immune from acting negligently. When they do and a patient becomes harmed as a result, the patient can file a medical malpractice claim against liable parties.
Motorcyclists are vulnerable when they are out on the road, and drivers do not always watch for them. Motorcycles are also not covered under New York’s no-fault laws, making a personal injury claim or lawsuit even more necessary.
Nursing home residents are sometimes at risk for suffering from abuse and neglect from the very people trusted to care for them. When this occurs, elderly individuals suffer severe injuries.
When a pedestrian and a vehicle collide, it is always the person on foot who will suffer the worst injuries. While pedestrians may have their own auto insurance, they also may have to file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver.
Consumers are hurt every day by defective auto brakes, faulty medication, and more. Manufacturers can be held liable when they make a mistake that results in an injury.
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury claims, falling under the area of premises liability law. Premises liability claims are complex, as New York has many laws regarding visitors on a property.
Truck accident claims vastly differ from car accident claims. The injuries are much more serious, there is more likely to be multiple liable parties, and these accidents are governed by state and federal law.
Buses keep people in New York moving, including in Nassau County. Unfortunately, buses also get into accidents and cause serious injuries.
A dog bite claim can involve negligence and strict liability, making them very complex. Personal injury claims are often necessary in these cases, as dog bites can result in serious injuries and can even cause permanent scarring and disfigurement.
These accidents result in the most serious injuries, and they can sometimes even be fatal. When that is the case, surviving loved ones of a deceased individual can file a wrongful death claim.
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in Nassau County
New York places a statute of limitations on all personal injury claims. A statute of limitations is the length of time you have to file your claim. Most personal injury cases in Nassau County, NY have a statute of limitations of three years from the date of the accident.
There are many reasons for the statute of limitations. The first is so defendants do not have a potential lawsuit hanging over their head for an indefinite period of time. Over time, evidence may be destroyed and memories may fade, as well, which the statute of limitations is intended to prevent.
If you do not file your claim before the statute of limitations expires, you will likely lose your right to claim any compensation at all. There are very few exceptions to the statute of limitations, although there are some. It is important to speak to a Nassau County personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so you do not forfeit your chance of securing the damages you need during your recovery.
Get Legal Help Today
If you or someone you love has been hurt by the negligence of another person, our Nassau County personal injury lawyers are here to help. At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., our attorneys have the necessary experience to identify all liable parties and will negotiate with the insurance company effectively to help you obtain the full settlement you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys and learn more about how we can help.