Personal injuries are a daily occurrence. However, most of these accidents are not reported. Have you ever tripped and sprained your ankle? Have you experience unpleasant side effects due to a medical procedure? If the answer to one of those questions is yes, then you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits
Many people do not file a personal injury lawsuit because they do not know about the incidents that qualify as a personal injury. Slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle accidents are the most common types of personal injury. However, the following can be classified as a personal injury.
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability accidents
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
- Premise liability
- Construction Site Accidents
- Nursing home abuse
People have the right to pursue legal action after they have been hurt in an accident. However, every state has its own Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations is three years in the state of New York. If you wait until the Statute of Limitations has expired, then you may not be able to pursue compensation.
It is important to note that medical malpractice claims are excluded from personal injury Statute of Limitations. The Discovery Rule will apply to Medical Malpractice cases. This means that the three-year clock does not start ticking until the problem has been discovered.
For example, a person wants to pursue a medical malpractice claim because a surgical instrument was found inside of their body. They have three years from the date that the surgical instrument is discovered to file a claim.
How a Mamrockneck Personal Injury Attorney can Help
If you file a personal injury claim, then you want to make sure that you file a claim. A Mamrockneck personal injury attorney can help you get a fair compensation. You may be able to get compensation for the following.
- Lost wages
- Medical Equipment
- Psychiatric treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Ongoing costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
- In-home Care
Our attorneys can evaluate your case. They can also understand all of the options that you have. Our attorneys will be able to provide you with legal representation throughout the process. They will also help you get a fair compensation for your injuries.