Personal injury can happen without warning. Perhaps it’s a trip on the sidewalk resulting in a sprained ankle or a medical procedure that didn’t go as planned. Most people don’t know their rights regarding filing a personal injury claim which results in most legally eligible claims not being filed and loss of compensation for the victims.
The Injury Attorney Network has skilled attorneys who understand the mental and financial strain that accidents can cause and are dedicated to helping the victims of personal injury recover the compensation they are due.
Types of Personal Injury in Central Islip
Most people do not file personal injury claims simply because they don’t know whether their incident qualifies for compensation under the law. While car accidents and slips tend to be the two most common types of personal injury claims, there are a variety of others that fall within the category. Some examples are:
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
- Product liability accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction site negligence
- Police brutality
All victims have the right to file a personal injury claim. However, they must be cognizant of the statute of limitations within their state. New York law state that individuals who have been in an accident resulting in injury through no fault of their own have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim for compensation. If the claim is not filed within that three year period, victims essentially forfeit their ability to recover compensation for their injuries related to the accident. There is one exception to the statute of limitations. The Discovery Rule states that individuals who have had medical instruments retained within their body after a medical procedure have three years from the date of the discovery of the instrument within their body to file their claim, rather than three years from the date of the actual medical procedure.
How Injury Attorney Network can Help
The Injury Attorney Network is committed to helping clients obtain all compensation they are legally eligible to in regards to injury resulting from an accident. Some examples of personal injury compensation are:
- Loss of wages
- Cost of medical equipment
- Medical treatments
- Continuing rehab and physical therapy
- Psychiatric treatment
- Pain and suffering
- In home care
The attorneys at Injury Attorney Network are dedicated to helping clients obtain the compensation they are legally due. They assist clients from the start of their case to the conclusion with personal claim evaluation, assistance with understanding their options and serving as legal representation throughout the entire claims process. For a free case evaluation call (718)-305-4437.