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How Can I Tell If I Have a Personal Injury Case?
If you have been hurt in an accident, you may be wondering if you have a case, so you can receive money to pay for your medical bills and any harm that has come to you. This is an understandable question since not all injuries warrant filing a lawsuit. At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we have decades of experience handling personal injury cases and can provide you with advice after a consultation. However, there are certain factors that generally indicate that you should file a claim.
Tip: You Need to Have Suffered Physical Harm to File a Personal Injury Case
This may seem fairly obvious, but it is an important point to make. If you did not suffer a personal injury in NYC but were in an accident, your claim will only be for property damage. Typically, the insurance company will pay to have the damage repaired and you can go on your way. If they are refusing to do so or treating you unfairly, you should still contact an attorney. Otherwise, filing an actual lawsuit is probably not worth it.
After a Personal Injury in NYC, How Can I Tell If I Actually Have a Case?
The first thing you need to do is think about what happened and who is responsible. In order to have a case after a personal injury in NYC, you must prove that someone other than you was the cause of the accident and your injury. Someone else needs to be found negligent so they can be responsible for paying your medical bills and any other financial claim you make. For example, if you were in a car wreck and the other driver was negligent, their insurance company would be responsible for paying for your damages.
How Can I Tell If I Have a Personal Injury Case That Requires Hiring an Attorney?
If you suffered a personal injury in NYC, we recommend that you hire an attorney right away. The insurance company will certainly have one, and this puts you at a distinct disadvantage if you are unrepresented. Since their attorney will be experienced and focused on minimizing their losses, you will need your own attorney to make sure you are treated fairly and that you receive a fair settlement. Essentially, if you have suffered any level of physical harm, it is wise to call an attorney.
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To discuss the particulars of your accident and injury, call 1 (800) 842-8462. During your free consultation, we can let you know whether we believe you should file a claim and what you could expect from the process. Keep in mind that when it comes to a personal injury in NYC, the more experience your attorney has, the more likely it is you will receive a favorable settlement. We have been doing this for a long time and would be happy to put our experience to work for you.