Dutchess County Personal Injury Attorneys
80+ Years of Helping Victims of Accidents, Falls, and Bites
At Steven H. Klein & Associates, our team of experienced lawyers are committed to helping clients who have suffered serious accident injuries. We understand how overwhelming it can be when you have to deal with a personal injury lawsuit while you recover from an accident. That is why were are here to assist you and provide you with the knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation that you deserve.
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What is the Statute of Limitations in NY for Personal Injury?
New York's statute of limitations allows for most types of personal injury cases to have a three year window. The deadline for filing the lawsuit starts the day the injury occurred. Any case that is brought to the attention of the court after the three years will likely not be heard. For additional information, you can find the New York statute of limitations on personal injury cases at N.Y. Civ. Prac. R. section 214.
What is Considered to be a Personal Injury in NY?
Personal injury law covers a broad scope of legal issues that mainly pertain to events such as car & truck accidents, slip & falls, dog bites, etc. Personal injury is considered a civil law issue, meaning you are able to sue and collect monetary damages from the opposing party. Keep in mind, not all injuries need to be physical; emotional and psychological stresses may fit the criteria to file.
Is a Car Accident Considered a Personal Injury?
Yes, a personal injury means that you have sustained a type of injury due to a variety of situations including those suffered from the negligence of another driver or the defect of the car itself. An employer may be liable as well if the driver uses their vehicle for work purposes.
What is the Average Time to Settle a Personal Injury Case?
Unfortunately, since every accident case is unique, it's almost impossible to predict how long the claim would take. It can take 2 weeks to a couple of years for a settlement to be reached. It's always a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as possible after seeking initial medical attention so that they can get started on your case. The seriousness of your injuries and the care needed to get you well again are typically the most significant factors in the scope of your case.
Factors That Influence Waiting Time
Factual inconsistencies can cause your case to take longer. Hospital bills, care records, accident details, witness statements, photos of injuries, and loss of income are some of the conflicts that can be resolved by an attorney.
If you've ever been through the process of a personal injury case you know that the medical attention you receive is the most significant component of your lawsuit. It is important that you receive all of the care you need for your injuries in order to return to normalcy. You and your attorney will have a clear understanding of how these accidents will affect your life both in the short and long term.
Personal injury lawsuits may also require substantial sums of money due to high hospital costs. The insurance provider can take longer to resolve the claim due to the lengthy arbitration process for such large amounts.
Can I Sue For Pain and Suffering?
Suing for pain and suffering damages is not an easy task unless you have sustained life-altering injuries. These are considered non-economic damages and may account for a substantial portion of your settlement award. Here are a few examples of this type of injury:
- Dismemberment of a body part
- A major bone fracture
- Permanent limitation or loss of a body part or organ
How a Dutchess County Lawyer Can Help You With Your Case
A personal injury can have a substantial impact on your entire life. It is crucial that you obtain maximum compensation to cover all of your injury expenses. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury due to the negligence of another person, you should immediately consult with our legal professionals in Poughkeepsie to discuss the details.
Call our office today if you or someone you know has experienced any of the following personal injuries:
- Assault Injuries
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Slip & Fall Injuries
- Severe Burn Injuries
- Car Accident Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Product Liability Injuries
- Medical Malpractice Injuries
- Commercial Truck Accident Injuries
Get Help From a Personal Injury Lawyer in Poughkeepsie
Schedule your appointment today to get assistance with your personal injury claim. We know what to expect from these types of cases, and we are prepared to use our skills to pursue the financial compensation that you deserve. Our team strives to provide our clients with excellent customer service, and we will answer all of the questions and concerns that you have about your case. Let us get to work for you today.
Call (845) 203-2287 to request your free consultation with our Dutchess County personal injury attorneys.