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Generally people are unsure of what to do when it comes to their personal injury cases. Our team at The Harrison Law Group, P.C. is proud to offer all of Long Island and New York State with the best in personal injury legal services. With over 30 years of experience arguing personal injury cases our team knows the law backward and forwards and is able to help you.

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

I have a lawyer but I am not happy with the representation I am receiving, can I switch?

Yes, you have the right to change your lawyer or law firm anytime if you are not happy. It is easy to switch, you do not need to even speak to your attorney again, simply retain a new attorney or law firm and they will handle the rest. Changing attorneys will not cost you or effect your bottom line. If you are not happy with the services you are currently receiving from your current lawyer and would like to talk to an attorney in regards to switching attorneys contact us at (866) 216-7911 and see how we can help you.

How much does a personal injury attorney charge?

Our services are on a contingency fee basis which means that we do not charge any fees upfront. The Harrison Law Group, P.C. will cover all of the expenses of your case and only charge a percentage when we win.

Another firm has refused my case, do I have any chance of winning?

Yes, we have taken numerous cases that other firms declined to take and we have won. Give us a call, so that we can review the details of your case and see if we can help.

The insurance company keeps calling me. Do I have to call them back?

Before speaking with either your insurance company or the defendants insurance company we suggest you speak with an attorney first. While you may have a duty to speak with your insurance company, you do not have to speak with the defendants insurance company. Speaking with insurance claims adjusters may adversely affect your case.

Will The Harrison Law Group, P.C. take my case?

Our practice focuses only in representing Plaintiffs that have been injured in personal injury claims. We carefully review and evaluate each potential case before making a decision whether or not to take the case. Call (866) 216-7911 today and let us review your case for free and quickly let you know whether we are able to take your case.

How much is my personal injury case worth?

There is no exact science to determining how much a personal injury case is worth. In fact, no two cases are the same. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help approximate how much your case is worth based on various factors. Some factors lawyers consider include the number of damages, the severity of your injuries, and if you will suffer long-term impact from the injuries. They use their experience handling similar cases to determine how much would be fair compensation to pursue.

If you want to pursue a personal injury claim, it is wise to seek the counsel of a personal injury lawyer from the start. Your attorney will guide you on the amount to pursue as compensation. This will help you avoid being cheated of the compensation that is rightly yours.

Do I have a personal injury case?

This depends on various factors. However, the most important factors are liability and damages. You must show that you were injured and that the injury was a result of an accident caused by another party. If you want to determine whether you have a legitimate case or not, you should contact an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer. Our attorneys will review your case and determine whether you have a valid personal injury case. We will identify who you can hold liable and guide you on the best way to recover compensation.

What type of evidence can one present to support a personal injury claim?

You will need to submit evidence to support your personal injury claim. This evidence is required for proving liability and demonstrating damages. Materials that are typically submitted as evidence include:

— Police reports
— Medical records and receipts
— Witness statements
— Images and videos of the scene of the accident as well as the injuries resulting from the accident
— Reports from the claims adjuster
— Income statements
— Receipts for expenses related to the injury e.g. care services for children

An experienced Suffolk County personal injury lawyer can help you in the collection of evidence to strengthen your claim. The legal team at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. will work with experts to reconstruct your accident. We will obtain expert testimony to show the extent of the injuries and their impact. We will work to build a strong case on your behalf.

How can I afford a personal injury lawyer?

Many accident victims avoid hiring a personal injury lawyer as they think that it is too expensive. However, many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay the attorney upfront and from your pocket. Instead, your lawyer will take their fees from the compensation you are awarded. Their fees are a percentage of the compensation they recover on your behalf. If they fail to recover compensation in your case, they won’t get paid. They, therefore, have good reason to pursue just compensation.

Paying your attorney a contingency fee means that you can afford to have the best legal representation. Contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New York?

If you have been injured as a result of the negligence or reckless action of another party, you will have 3 years to file your personal injury claim in New York. If you fail to file your claim within this period, you may no longer be able to recover damages. There are some exceptions to the statute of limitations on personal injury cases. For example, if the victim is below the age of 18, the statute of limitations will begin on their 18th birthday. If you are filing a claim against a government agency, you will have an even shorter period (90 days) within which to file your claim.

It is advisable to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Your attorney can get the process started early and ensure that you’re not locked out of seeking compensation for your injuries.

How can I afford a personal injury attorney?

Many accident victims are hesitant to hire personal injury attorneys as they assume that hiring an attorney would be too expensive. Fortunately, many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. You can have the benefit of a highly experienced and knowledgeable Amityville personal injury lawyer from the Harrison Law Group, P.C. without having to worry about the costs. We only get paid if we win. Our fee is a percentage of the compensation we recover on your behalf. Hiring an attorney from our law firm is, therefore, risk-free.

Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our firm. You can decide whether our law firm is the best option for you.

Can I recover medical bills or lost wages through a personal injury claim?

Yes. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may be able to recover the economic damages resulting from the accident. Economic damages include any expenses that you have had as a result of the accident. These include medical expenses for the treatment of the injuries you sustained, the cost of property damage such as repairing a vehicle involved in a car accident, and lost wages for the period that you were out of work while recovering from your injuries.

An experienced Babylon personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at The Harrison Law Group, P.C. will examine your case and determine the types of damages that you can recover and the approximate value of your case.

I am a survivor of a family member that died as a result of an accident caused by someone else. Can I file for damages in New York?

Yes. The survivors of accident victims can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek financial compensation for damages as well as justice for the loss of their loved one. The legal team at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. is highly experienced in guiding and representing families in wrongful death lawsuits. We will provide you with the support and guidance you need to get through this difficult period. Contact our law firm to learn more about your rights and options.

What should I do when the other person’s insurance company contacts me after the accident and asks me to record a statement?

You should say no. It is important to note that insurance companies are out to protect themselves from losses. They will do all they can to either have your claim denied or to reduce the amount you receive as compensation. You should therefore avoid talking to them before you consult with an experienced Bohemia personal injury lawyer.

Do not provide verbal or written statements and do not sign anything that the insurance company approaches you with without consulting your personal injury lawyer. The insurance company may use your statement against you. You should instead consult with your attorney to determine the best way to approach your case.

I signed a waiver prior to the medical procedure. However, the doctor was negligent and I was injured. Did I waive my rights?

No. All medical procedures must be provided only after the patient has given their informed consent. It is only in an extreme emergency that a doctor may make a decision without seeking the consent of the patient. Patients sign general consent forms when being admitted to the hospital and even more specific consent forms prior to a specific procedure. These consent forms indicate that your doctor has explained to you your medical diagnosis, the proposed treatment, and the risks involved. However, it doesn’t give the doctor permission to be negligent. If the doctor does not provide you with the appropriate standard of care and you are injured as a result, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim.

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