When someone doesn’t care enough to act responsibly, and you get injured, it can be devastating. But you don’t have to live in frustration and struggle financially while trying to pay your medical bills.
At the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore, we are ready to hold the person who caused your injury accountable.Our personal injury attorneys in Bronx, NY, have handled some of the most difficult cases and won. We’re ready to help you start the process of getting the compensation you qualify for.
What Types of Accidents Qualify as Personal Injury?
Personal injury law is defined as any injury to the body, mind, or emotions, so many accidents fall under this legal umbrella. Some of the top personal injury cases that our firm has handled are:
- Construction accidents
- Auto accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Premises Accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Pedestrian accidents
- Brain Injury Accidents
We can handle many more case types, so if you don’t see yours above, you can get in touch with a Bronx personal injury attorney to verify that you have a valid case. We’ll be happy to answer any and all of your questions when we meet.
How Can the Statute of Limitations Vary?
In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury is three years, according to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules section 214. But this deadline can change depending on the details of your case. For example, that time limit may even be shorter if your case involves a municipal entity like the New York CIty Transit Authority.
To know exactly when to file, you can talk to one of our personal injury lawyers in Bronx, NY, to find out the exact amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. It’s important that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible after your accident, so you know your deadline.
A consequence of being unaware of the personalized deadline for your accident could be that you miss it, and you can no longer be eligible for compensation or file another claim. This is why it’s so important to file early, to protect your settlement.
What Are the Losses That You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
Regardless of the type of personal injury accident you suffered, you are going to have losses. These losses can make it difficult to stay out of medical debt, afford monthly bills, and recover from your injury. But when you work with our experienced firm, we can help you recover damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Future medical care
- In-home services
- Property damage and repairs
What Are Punitive Damages, and Does Your Case Qualify?
Punitive damages’ purpose is to punish the defendant for their intentional and excessively harmful actions. To get punitive damages, your lawyer must be able to prove to a judge or jury that the defendant meant to harm you and acted in a reckless and egregious was.
This can be very difficult to prove and is very case specific but where it exists, our lawyers know the methods of how to prove that the defendant was unnecessarily negligent. The ultimate purpose of this type of damage is to prevent the defendant and other people from performing excessively negligent actions.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Your Case?
A personal injury case can be stressful and drawn out if you don’t have the right legal support. One of the first things you need to do when you’re injured by someone else’s negligence is file a claim. If you’ve never filed one before, we can help you make sure that you file in time, enter the correct information with all the paperwork you need.
Another way our personal injury attorneys in the Bronx can help you with your case is by negotiating with the insurance company. If you were in an auto accident and wanted to handle the claim alone, firstly that’s a bad idea but if you do, you’ll have to regularly speak with the insurance company of the driver that hit you and this can be nerve-wracking and confusing. Our team is well-versed in the tactics the insurance claims adjusters use to limit their exposure and their liability so we can protect you and protect your settlement.
Compared to other law firms, our experience is unmatched, and so is our compassion and empathy to you and your family’s situation. Many people may forgo the requirement of compassion when they’re looking for a lawyer but our team lives by this value because it’s what can make or break a client-attorney relationship.
When we handle your case, you can be sure that we will approach it with all of our experience and have compassion throughout the legal process. Our mantra is simple, empathy and compassion to our clients and aggression and diligence when it comes to the insurance companies and their lawyers. We can work together for the mutual interest of getting you the compensation you qualify for.
Contact The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore for a Free Consultation
If you were injured as a result of someone else’s careless actions, a personal injury lawyer in Bronx, NY, can help you file a claim, gather evidence, and hold the at-fault parties accountable. At The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore, we care about your recovery from your injuries, so we can do all the hard work if you qualify for a personal injury case.
Call us or fill out the contact form on our website to get a free consultation to find out if you have a case.