Not sure whether you have an actual personal injury case?
While we don’t encourage anyone to do guesswork, we can give you some general guidelines that you can use while you try to decide whether to contact our offices.
What is a personal injury case?
A personal injury case is any case wherein:
- A party who holds a duty of care fails to uphold that duty of care.
- This results in an accident of any kind. Here in New York City this covers everything from car accidents to falling debris that strikes a pedestrian passerby.
- That accident results in an injury, which in turn results in financial losses.
The purpose of the case is to compensate you for the financial losses.
You do not have a personal injury case just because you got injured. People get injured every day. You have a personal injury case because someone else’s negligence caused your injury.
What is negligence?
Negligence occurs when someone who has a duty of care to any party fails in that duty.
The duties vary. In general, most people have the duty to follow the law, especially when failing to do so can result in an injury. Property owners have a duty of care to make sure that their properties are safe and in good repair.
Your lawyer will have to prove that the responsible party was negligent in some way. It is the negligence, that failure to handle the duties the defendant is responsible for, that makes the case.
Call us if you believe the elements of a personal injury case exist.
Once you think you may have a case the best thing you can do is contact a personal injury attorney. The sooner you involve a lawyer the stronger your case is likely to be.
We can file the claim with the relevant insurance companies and deal with the adjuster on your behalf. We can also accurately evaluate the strength and value of your claim, ensuring that you avoid taking a lowball offer. We can also negotiate for the highest possible settlement given the facts of your specific case.
Best of all, reaching out to our office is absolutely free. We work on contingency, which means we don’t get paid unless we bring your case to a successful conclusion. Contact us to get started today.