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Have you been injured? Then you need the best representation to get you the best possible outcome. At Testa Law Firm, P.C. we will evaluate your case with you and give you a personal referral to a firm that will best suit your needs.
What does this mean to you? You will not have to guess who the “best” attorney is to handle your case, you won’t have to rely on gimmicky advertising to find your attorney. Instead your case will be evaluated by an experienced attorney and we will match you to the best attorney for your individual situation. Some attorney’s concentrate on car accidents, some on medical malpractice, some on asbestos related claims etc. Since each case is unique you don’t want a one size fits all firm, you want a firm that concentrates in the area of your injury.
Personal Injury Areas Include:
- Motor-vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Legal malpractice
- Construction and Workplace accidents
- Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
- Products Liability
PERSONAL INJURY FAQ
What kind of damages can I receive in a personal injury lawsuit?
Personal injury law in New York allows for injury victims to recover compensation for physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, lost wages, medical expenses and other damages. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to determine your eligibility for compensation and hire expert witnesses to help prove your claim.
Common Expenses Eligible For Compensation Include:
- Medical expenses, past, current and future
- Emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, and interference with your family relationships
- Time lost from work
- Property that was damaged, such as your vehicle
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York?
The New York personal injury statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is three years from the date of the accident or injury. The statute of limitations for New York wrongful death claims is two years from the date of death. Similarly, the time limit for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years and six months. Once the New York statute of limitations expires, the injured victim will be prohibited from filing a lawsuit to recover damages. If you believe that you have been injured you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
What must I prove to have a successful personal injury lawsuit in New York?
In most cases, you will have to prove that the person who caused your injury was negligent. To do so, you must show that this individual owed you a duty to not injure you, but failed to uphold this duty. Furthermore, you must prove that there was a connection between this breach of duty and your injury. Lastly, you must prove that you suffered damages as a result.
Should I keep evidence?
The more evidence that you have the better your chances are when pursuing an injury claim. If you’ve been injured, it’s important to ensure your legal rights are protected. Write down everything about your accident, including names and contact information of witnesses. You may also want to obtain evidence of your injury or accident, such as a photograph of a totaled car. Next, contact an attorney as soon as possible!