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FAQs for New York Personal Injury Cases

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I’ve you’ve been injured due to the fault or neglect of another individual, you’re probably wondering if you have a personal injury case. While a personal injury case can help you get compensation for medical bills, treatment, and other expenses related to your injury, not every injury will qualify as a personal injury case.

To help you determine whether or not you have a personal injury case, here are a few frequently asked questions you may have.

What kinds of injuries are included in “personal injury”?

Any injury where one person causes another’s through intent, negligence, or reckless behavior. This can include auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, police misconduct, battery, wrongful death, or premises liability.

Do I really need a personal injury attorney?

A personal injury attorney can help you collect the evidence you need to prove the fault of the accused individual. Personal injury attorneys can also ensure you get the appropriate amount of compensation you deserve and that you’re not taken advantage of by insurance providers. It is always advised to work with a personal injury attorney.

What kind of damages may I be able to recover?

Damages are provided to help cover medical bills and treatment, as well as provide you with compensation for time spent out of the office. Damages may also be provided for additional expenses related to your injury. In some cases, you may also be able to seek damages for pain and suffering. Some situations may also call for punitive damages, which intend to punish the responsible individual.

What should I do immediately following an injury?

If you’ve recently been injured, it’s important you take the appropriate first steps. If you need emergency medical attention, be sure to first get the treatment you need. You’ll also want to collect evidence, including images, witness testimonies, and other information that helps support your case.

You’ll also want to contact Held & Hines, LLP. As expert personal injury attorneys in the New York City area, we can help you through your personal injury case. Call us at 855.HELD.HINES for a free consultation.

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