Valley Stream Personal Injury Attorneys
Local Injury Representation for Long Island Residents
After an accident or injury, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer who can advise you on your legal options in regards to seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This monetary award can help pay for your care and treatment, repair damaged property, and hold the negligent party responsible for your injury accountable for their actions.
Our Valley Stream personal injury attorneys at Nass Roper & Levin, PC are experienced in trying a range of personal injury matters where a person’s, company’s, or entity’s wrongful conduct causes another’s injury. Courts then award compensation to victims in an attempt to make them whole once again.
What Is the Statute of Limitations?
The statute of limitations is a law that limits how long injury victims have to file a personal injury claim before they lose their legal right to do so. How long the statute of limitations is depends on the state. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules section 214 the statute of limitations in the state of New York is three years.
This means you have three years from the date your injury was inflicted to file a claim or you risk losing your ability to file and effective claim compensation. There are some exceptions to this law that can extend or shorten the amount of time you have to file so it’s important to speak to an experience attorney about your case as soon as possible. If you have been injured, call our firm today to schedule a free consultation.
To discuss your case and learn how our Valley Stream personal injury lawyers can help, call (718) 775-3246. We offer help in English, Spanish, and French for your convenience.
The Elements of a Successful Personal Injury Claim
To succeed in a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to prove that an entity owed a reasonable duty of care, breached that duty, and caused injury. The state of New York has a three-year statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits, meaning that if you do not file your lawsuit within three years of the accident, your claim may be time-barred. This is why it is vital that you speak with a Valley Stream personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
At Nass Roper & Levin, PC, we can look at the details of your accident, including your medical records, witness testimony, any evidence from the scene of the injury, in order to build a claim for compensation on your behalf. The sooner you contact our firm, the stronger your case will be, as memories fade and evidence can disappear.
The statute’s countdown also begins on the date of your accident, in most cases, so while it is important you get prompt medical attention, the next step you take should be to contact our Valley Stream personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury Representation with a Personal Touch
Our experience and legal knowledge help us guide our clients toward the best course of action in seeking compensation for their injuries. Our clients routinely tell us that they value our personal focus and careful attention to their unique needs.
We understand the financial, emotional, and physical toll that an injury can cause an individual and his or her family. That is why we fight for our clients at every step of the process to receive the most compensation possible for their personal injury claim.
We handle a range of cases, including:
- Auto accident injuries: Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States. Many times, a person’s negligent or reckless driving causes a car accident that results in serious injuries to others.
- Motorcycle accident injuries: Many automobile drivers do not realize that their negligent driving practices can cause severe injuries for motorcyclists, who are more vulnerable than those in cars and trucks.
- Slip and fall injuries: When businesses fail to use reasonable care to protect their customers from slipping, tripping, or falling, accidents happen. Did you slip and fall in a grocery store or other business location? Did the store negligently fail to clean up the spill, resulting in your injuries? You may be able to recover compensation for your losses.
- Truck accident injuries: Due to their weight and size, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles can have devastating effects on passengers in cars or motorcyclists involved in accidents. A truck accident claim also involves multiple parties, such as the driver, the parent company, and their insurance agency. It is for these reasons that a claim can be more complicated.
Has Someone Else’s Negligence Caused Your Injury? We Can Help.
If someone else’s negligence has caused you or a loved one an injury, you might be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Courts award successful personal injury plaintiffs specific damages for medical costs, lost wages, and property damage.
Courts also award damages for less quantifiable injuries like pain and suffering for the emotional toll that your injury has taken. In cases in which the defendant acted with malice, the court may award the plaintiff additional punitive damages.
Contact our Long Island personal injury lawyers at Nass Roper & Levin, PC to discuss your claim. We are local for your convenience.
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