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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury In New York

Below, you can find answers to some common questions we at MJP Injury Law hear from our clients. Do you have a question about something we don’t cover? Reach out to us directly to discuss your concerns over a free case evaluation.

How do I know if I have a case for a personal injury claim?

Each case is different, but the best option is to consult with a qualified legal professional. At our firm, we have years of experience behind us and can determine whether you have a valid claim during a free consultation. We understand the strategies that work when building cases for our clients. Let us help you understand more about your case and how to proceed confidently.

How long do I have to file a personal injury case?

In the state of New York, you have three years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury claim. However, the sooner you file, the easier it will be to collect to ensure your case is supported.

What damages are available in a personal injury case?

Any expenses deemed reasonable and related to your accident and recovery can potentially be recovered (though your chances improve if you have a competent lawyer on your team). You are eligible to receive reimbursement for both economic (medical bills, property damage) and non-economic (pain and suffering) damages.

How much is my personal injury case worth?

Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury case?

While a lawyer is not required to file a claim, someone with experience in such matters can be a major boon. We recommend at least consulting with a personal injury lawyer so you can learn about your legal rights and options. Following a consultation, you should be able to make an informed decision on your own concerning whether you would like to take legal action or not.

I was in a car crash and the other driver’s insurance company offered me a check. Should I take it?

No. Do not accept any settlement or compensation without first speaking with a qualified personal injury lawyer. While the check may seem like a forthcoming and honest attempt to make things right, the truth is insurance carriers often offer the smallest amount to victims by handing them a lump sum right away. Michael J. Prisco can help you determine the extent of your injuries and make the right choice regarding how much you will need to recover from them fully.

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