Hempstead Personal Injury Lawyer
Serious injuries are always hard to deal with. When they occur without warning and are not your fault, the situation is even worse. As medical bills pile up, regular bills usually pile up as well, because most serious injury victims are unable to work. The economic pressure makes it more difficult to recover physically. Frequently, these victims feel like they are caught in a downward spiral.
At the Giuffré Law Offices, our dedicated Hempstead personal injury lawyers reverse this downward spiral. We take care of first things first. We immediately connect victims with doctors, so they get the medical treatment they need. Usually, because of the professional partnerships our Hempstead personal injury lawyers have with doctors, this treatment costs nothing upfront. We make similar arrangements for things like vehicle repair or replacement. Then, we work hard to obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
Types of Personal Injuries
This compensation, which usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering, is available for several different types of personal injury claims:
- Car Wrecks: Vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure millions of Americans every year. Air bags and other safety systems cannot possibly absorb all the force of a high-speed crash. Furthermore, many victims, such as pedestrians, are completely exposed to danger in these situations.
- Falls: Anyone could sustain a serious fall at any time, but older people are especially at risk for serious injury. These individuals often have pre-existing conditions which increase the risk of a fall and/or make the resulting injuries more serious. Many older fall victims cannot live independently after such an injury, because they never fully recover physically or emotionally.
- Dog Bites: Animal attacks account for over a third of the homeowners’ insurance claims in New York. Much like falls, dog bites cause physical and emotional injuries. The physical injuries are normally gruesome and often permanent. Emotionally, many of these victims must deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-type symptoms which make it difficult for them to function in society.
- Medical Negligence: Since doctors have a very high standard of care in New York, it’s easier to prove negligence, which is a lack of care. Misdiagnosis, birth injuries, and surgical mistakes are the most common kinds of medical negligence in New York.
Fundamentally, negligence claims don’t “blame” anyone for these injuries. We all make mistakes, and we must all face the consequences of these mistakes. Fair compensation in a serious injury case is one such consequence.
What to Expect When You File a Claim
Our Hempstead personal injury attorneys settle most of these claims out of court. If liability is clar, the insurance company has a legal duty to immediately offer a fair settlement offer. Usually, however, there is at least some question about liability. Therefore, most cases proceed to the next level.
That next level involves filing legal paperwork. This move puts pressure on the insurance company to settle the claim and also preserves the victim/plaintiff’s legal rights.
At this point, most Nassau County judges refer matters to mediation. A third-party mediator, who is normally an unaffiliated Hempstead personal injury lawyer, works to forge a settlement between the two sides. If both parties negotiate in good faith, mediation is normally successful.
It’s very important that the personal injury settlement fully accounts for all current and future expenses, especially medical costs. Otherwise, the victim/plaintiff could be financially responsible for these expenses.
Reach Out to a Dedicated Hempstead Personal Injury Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Hempstead, contact the Giuffré Law Offices, P.C. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.