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Why Are There Personal Injury Lawyers in Brooklyn?

Hire The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Brooklyn

Hire The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Brooklyn

When an individual’s recklessness, negligence, or carelessness results in another person being injured or killed, the victim—or their family—should receive compensation. Similarly, if property damage is the result of another’s negligence or recklessness, the owner of the damaged property should be compensated.

Personal injury goes beyond just physical pain. If an individual has experienced emotional pain because of another’s actions or inaction, such constitutes personal injury as well. And in personal injury cases, pain isn’t all that a plaintiff wants to be compensated for. Usually, there are financial ramifications (lost wages) and medical expenses associated with an injury, and an injured party should be compensated for these incurred costs when their injury was caused by another.

When an individual believes that someone else’s negligence or recklessness is what caused them physical or emotional harm—or that property damage is the result of another’s actions or inaction—it’s at this point that a personal injury attorney should be contacted.

Call 1-800-HURT-511 when you need the best personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn. The Sanders Law Firm has secured hundreds of successful judgments for our clients, and our lawyers have the skills and experience that’s needed to present compelling personal injury cases.

What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Accidents are unavoidable sometimes, and a lot of personal injury cases are the result of an accident. But just because someone didn’t mean to cause harm or damage doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be held liable when they do. If an injury has resulted in medical bills, pain and suffering, ongoing medical expenses, and lost wages, then the at-fault party should compensate the victim accordingly.

Even though a personal injury case can go before a judge and jury, often these cases are settled before a lawsuit is ever filed.

How Are Personal Injury Lawsuits Resolved?

Formal Lawsuit

If an injured party wants to file a formal lawsuit, they can do so using a civil court. It’s in this court that the injured party—otherwise known as the plaintiff—can sue an individual, business, or government entity for causing the injury. The plaintiff will allege that the defendant’s negligence, carelessness, and/or recklessness is what caused the injury, and therefore they should be held liable.

Settlement

An injured party can also settle the dispute without going to court. This kind of dispute resolution involves a settlement being created by the disputing parties, their insurance companies, and their lawyers. The first step here is negotiation. After negotiations have concluded, a written agreement will be formed, wherein the process of disbursing restitution will be outlined. This agreement will also include a clause that ensures no further action can be taken in regard to the dispute.

Arbitration or Mediation

Parties can also go to mediation or arbitration when they want a resolution. This avenue of dispute resolution is not as formal as a court hearing, but it’s more formal than pursuing a settlement, as in this latter instance there’s no judicial authority present.

Can You Wait to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

An injured party is expected to file a lawsuit soon after the event which caused the injury takes place. There’s a statute of limitations in personal injury cases, meaning an injured individual has a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. The time an individual has to file is largely dictated by when they first noticed their injuries.

Once an individual has noticed injuries, they should get in touch with a personal injury lawyer, as this way they can sue before it’s too late. Once the lawsuit is in motion, a plaintiff has a lot more time to present their case.

What Qualifies as a Personal Injury?

Accidents, illnesses, and trauma are all forms of personal injury. Death is also a kind of personal injury. In this instance, since the deceased individual is not able to sue, their family can sue on their behalf.

The extent of one’s injuries is a major factor in a personal injury case. For example, if an individual has sustained both psychological and physical injuries as a result of another’s negligence or recklessness, then they may be entitled to receive more compensation. Most personal injury claims are related to traffic accidents, but medical malpractice, slip and fall cases, workplace accidents, and defective products can also result in a personal injury lawsuit.

Many personal injury claims are related to an individual’s occupation. If you’ve developed chronic stress because of your occupation, or you developed a disease because of the job environment you work in every day, you should be able to receive compensation for your injury.

How Is Fault Determined in a Personal Injury Case?

Determining fault is one of the most important parts of a personal injury lawsuit. It’s up to the plaintiff’s attorney to prove that their client’ injuries were the result of the defendant’s negligence or recklessness, and it’s the defense attorney’s job to show their client was not at fault. Once both sides have presented their arguments, a judge, jury, arbiter, or mediator will make a decision. But again, there are instances when the parties to a dispute agree on liability, and in such cases a decision maker is not needed.

How Much Is the Average Personal Injury Settlement?

In some cases, a personal injury claim settlement will be just a few thousand dollars. But in most cases, settlement amounts are much higher. In general, an injured person may receive anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, but plenty of cases have yielded higher figures. The size of a settlement has a lot to do with how well the plaintiff’s attorney can depict their client’s injuries. Moreover, most personal injury attorneys work off contingency, so they’re only paid if a settlement has been reached.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

A personal injury lawyer will help their client navigate the complexities of filing a personal injury claim, and they’ll also handle negotiations and evidence gathering for their client. While it’s possible for an injured party to handle a personal injury claim on their own, the majority of individuals get professional legal assistance when pursuing a personal injury claim.

Call 1-800-HURT-511 to speak with the best personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn. The consultation is free!

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