Personal Injury Accident Lawyers
Personal Injury Accidents
Dealing with injuries following a personal injury accident can be a life changing event. You may feel like you don’t have many ways to handle your situation. If someone else caused your injuries, you should focus on recovering your health. You should retain an attorney to safeguard your rights to compensation as you recover.
Individuals can commence a personal injury lawsuit to help people who have been hurtby a careless or negligent party. To recover in a lawsuit, you must prove negligence, including duty of care, breach of duty, cause, and injury.
You will also be required to establish your damages. Damages in a Westchester personal injury lawsuit can include the costs for medical bills, lost wages, and a sum for any pain and suffering you sustained. If you want to file a lawsuit, you have three years from the date of your injury to do so. Act quickly and talk to a lawyer as soon as possible about your legal options.
The Law Office of Cesar Zuniga, Esq. proudly represents victims of personal injury accidents. Whatever worries you may have about your case, our personal injury lawyers in Westchester are ready to help. Call us at (914) 677-1330 to set up a free phone consultation to discuss all your legal options.
Proving Liability in a Westchester Personal Injury Lawsuit
You may be able to commence suit against the individual(s) who caused your accident and personal injuries. In personal injury cases, the plaintiff must show that the defendant acted negligently. To be considered negligent, there must be a duty of care, a breach of duty and an injury.
Proving Duty of Care
In a case of negligence, the defendant must have owed the plaintiff a duty of care, which means they were required to take reasonable steps to make sure the plaintiff was safe. Duties depend on the situation and how the plaintiff and defendant know each other. There is a duty between a doctor and a patient, a property owner and a guest, and a manufacturer and a customer, among other relationships.
Proving Breach of the Duty of Care
In a negligence case, a plaintiff must show that the defendant did not meet their duty of care. To do this, must show what specific duty the defendant owed you and how the defendant breached his or her duties through their acts or omissions.
Once you’ve established a duty and a breach of the duty of care, you must still prove causation. You must prove the defendant’s carelessness led to the accident. Proving causation can be difficult when a defense attorney argues other factors caused the accident. Our Westchester Personal Injury Lawyers can answer any questions you may have about how to prove causation in your case.
As a plaintiff, you will also have to prove that you were injured along with any other damages you are claiming. After being injured, you should always be seen by a medical professional right away and obtain the medical assistance you require.
Proving that you were hurt is also important for figuring out how much money you should get. This kind of payment is also called “damages.” Damages are meant to provide recourse for personal injury victims in line with the consequences of the defendant’s negligence.
You can seek recovery for certain costs you have to pay because of your injuries. Most of these costs will come from medical bills. You can be compensated for the money that you are forced to spend on emergency procedures, hospital stays, surgery, rehabilitative therapy, and specialist appointments, to name a few.
You can also ask for compensation for any loss of earrings you sustained. If your injuries have impacted your livelihood, your damages could include money to compensate you for your ower earning potential or missed chances to move up in your profession.
Personal injury victims also often experience long-term pain. At times, personal injury victims can’t enjoy life as much, or have mental problems like anxiety or depression that are caused by their condition. It is usually difficult to determine how much a personal injury case is worth without knowing enough about the injured person, the accident, and the injuries. If you are curious about what you stand to gain from a lawsuit against the party responsible for your accident, our Westchester personal injury lawyers can evaluate your accident and injury.
Time to File a Personal Injury Claim
In New York, you have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. This is called the “statute of limitations.” This means that you have to file your lawsuit with the right court within three years of the accident or you won’t be able to get money for your injuries.
Preparing and filing a lawsuit can take longer than you might think because you have to find all possible defendants, gather information, and figure out how much the damages are. The sooner you file your lawsuit, the sooner you will likely see the compensation you require to recover comfortably from your injuries.We strongly suggest that you talk to one of our personal injury lawyers in Westchester as soon as possible.
Call our Westchester Personal Injury Accident Lawyers
The Law Office of Cesar Zuniga, Esq. can help you obtain a recovery for serious personal injuries and damages you sustained. The experienced Westchester personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Cesar Zuniga, Esq. have the skills and resources to help you. Call us at (914) 677-1330 right now to talk to us about your possible case and how we can help you get money back.
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