Personal Injury Recourses:
How To File a Case If My Child Is Hurt in An Accident?
Unfortunately, we cannot always keep our children safe from terrible harm. Accidents happen, but when they could have been avoided due to the carelessness of another, you are entitled to get compensation for your losses. However, because your child is a minor, they cannot file for themselves.
Speak with a personal injury attorney about representing your child. You may be able to defend them in court with the assistance of a lawyer, allowing them to receive the money they require to recuperate. This money can be held away for them until they reach the age of majority, or it can be given to the parents to cover economic losses such as hospital bills etc.
When Should I Report the Accident or Injury?
If you have been harmed in a car accident or other occurrence, file a report with the appropriate authorities or individuals as soon as possible. If you need to submit a personal injury claim, having an official written report of an accident or injury can help.
Call 911 right away since it is the most effective approach to report a traffic accident. Moreover, accidents related to construction must be reported to the owner of the property, contractor, and employer. An accident on someone else’s property should be notified to the owner or someone in charge of administering the property.
What Is Comparative Fault?
Your percentage of fault for the accident’s cause reduces the amount of money you receive for your claim.
For example, if you are speeding and another driver runs a red light, a jury may determine that both of you are partially to blame for the collision. However, if the jury determines you to be 30% at blame, the amount you receive for your claim is reduced by 30%. You have the right to defend charges of comparative fault. Never accept fault or apologize for an accident after it has occurred. To avoid saying anything that could be used to suggest comparative fault, avoid speaking with insurance adjusters without a counsel.
I Wasn’t Directly Injured by A Person. Can I Still File?
In some circumstances, whether it was an auto accident, a slip-and-fall injury, a single-vehicle car collision, or a defective product, you may have been involved in a single-person accident. Even if you were not personally hurt, someone could have been negligent with your safety.
In these circumstances, you should consult with your Bronx attorney to determine who is liable and how you should proceed.
Do You Handle Work-Related Accidents and Third-Party Claims?
The injuries that happened at construction sites or on the work place are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Well, some workers may have a third-party claim in case of another party negligence.
Third-party claims compensate for damages that are not covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Injuries caused by defective products and traffic accidents caused by third parties are examples of third-party claims.
How Long Do I Have to Take Action?
Statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit differs according to the case. In most cases, you will have at least 3 years. You should always talk with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident or incidence of medical negligence. For further information, send us an email or call our office at (718) 414-6642. We serve clients in Bronx and across the wider region.
For A Free Consultation, Contact Our New York Personal Injury Lawyer.
Do you have any further questions about a personal injury claim? After an accident or injury, our Bronx personal injury attorneys are ready to answer your concerns and give legal guidance to assist you defend your best interests. To schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your case, please contact our legal firm.