Accidents resulting in personal injury happen daily and without notice. Injuries can often seem mundane (such as a sprained ankle from tripping on the sidewalk) or victims may not know what to do (such as a case in a case of injury resulting from a medical procedure). Many don’t know their rights when it comes to pursuing legal compensation for their injuries which leads to not only a vast majority not reporting their injuries, but also an unfair shouldering of the costs related to those injuries.
The Injury Attorney Network understands the mental and emotional duress that accidents and resulting injuries can inflict on individuals and they are dedicated to helping personal injury victims obtain the compensation they are authorized by law.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents in White Plains
The main reason many individuals do not pursue personal injury claims is that they are unaware of whether their particular situation qualifies. While car accidents and accidents involving trips or falls are the most common, there are several other qualifying incidents that fall under the personal injury umbrella. These include:
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Construction site negligence
- Nursing home abuse
- Police brutality
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog Bites
- Product liability accidents
State laws set time limitations which require victims of personal injury to file a claim within a certain time period. This is known as a statute of limitations. New York state has a statute of limitations of three years, therefore victims of personal injury are required to file their claim within three years of the date of injury in order for compensation to be sought. If a victim does not file within that time period, they will no longer be eligible to seek damages for their injuries resulting from an accident or medical procedure.
There is one exception to the three year statute of limitations Victims of medical malpractice are subject to the Discovery Rule which states that if a medical instrument is left in a patient’s body after a medical procedure, the statute of limitations is three years from the date that the instrument is discovered in the patients body and not the date of the actual procedure.
How The Injury Attorney Network Can Help
The Injury Attorney Network help clients to obtain all accident relate compensation that they are legally eligible for. Examples are:
- Lost wages
- Medical treatment
- In-home care
- Pain and suffering
- Psychiatric treatment
- Medical equipment
- Continuing costs for physical therapy and rehabilitation
The Injury Attorney Network evaluates each claim on an individual basis and help clients to understand their legal rights, evaluate their options and will provide legal representation throughout the entire claims process. They are committed to assisting individuals in White Plains with obtaining just compensation for costs associated with accidents that were not their fault.