After you or a loved one has been injured or there has been a death due to an accident or malpractice, you may be wondering if you have a case or not. During this troubling time, medical bills may be piling up and you are still unable to return to work. You or your loved ones may be wondering how the family is going to be provided for and taken care of from this point on into the future. In order to evaluate whether you or your loved ones has a valid claim(s), there are a number of facts and circumstances which must be thoroughly evaluated to determine if there is a personal injury or malpractice case to pursue or not.
Is There a Party or Individual Who Was Responsible for What Happened?
This is actually the very first question you should ask yourself after you or a loved one has been the victim of any type of accident or malpractice resulting in injuries and/or death. If there is another party or individual who was at fault for what happened, you and your loved ones may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit or a malpractice lawsuit in order to recover all the necessary financial compensation, including damages for any pain, suffering and other harms and losses which resulted due to the negligence or malpractice of others. It is important to realize that if any injuries or a death resulted which was not the fault of another party or individual, there will not be any claim. Obviously, we are in a position to fully evaluate whether or not the given facts and circumstances surrounding any injuries or death give rise to a valid claim which can be pursued under the law.
What Are My Damages?
Regardless of how severe the injuries were, or in the case of death, there may be a variety of damages, harms and losses that were incurred, such as past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages (both past and future), in addition to loss of benefits (pension/ profit sharing/ retirement) as a result of the inability to work or lost employment. These damages and losses can continue to mount up and become very substantial over time. As a result of the different types of damages and losses which may be incurred in a variety of circumstances, it is important to evaluate all items of damage which may give rise to a claim or claims on behalf of you or a loved one.
Does There Need to Be Documentation in Order For a Claim to Be Brought?
Depending upon the circumstances surrounding an accident which involves injuries or a death, it may be difficult to initially document what occurred. Of course, any documentation relating to the initial accident or malpractice which gives rise to a claim is certainly helpful in bringing forth evidence during a case later on. However, the mere fact that you may not have all of the documentation to show specifically what occurred does not mean that you do not have a valid claim or the right to pursue a case in a court of law. Obviously, all the facts and circumstances surrounding any accident, injuries and/or death need to be evaluated by our office so that we can guide you appropriately.
If your accident, injuries and/or a death occurred recently, it is important to document various facts, circumstances and other events as early as possible so that a chronology of what has occurred to date can be at your fingertips. This includes taking down witness information, taking photographs, names, dates, identity of physicians, hospitals and other health care facilities and various other information which will make it easier for us to prosecute and handle your case. We realize this is a troubling and difficult time for you and your family so there is no need to be overly concerned if you or your loved ones did not do exactly what someone else would have done in terms of gathering information and documentation from the very beginning.
Should I Call a Lawyer to Find Out More Information?
Every personal injury or malpractice case is different and the circumstances surrounding whatever occurred needs to be thoroughly evaluated. The chances are that if you or a loved one was involved in an accident or there was wrongdoing by another party or person resulting in an accident or malpractice and injuries or death have occurred, you and your family probably do have valid claims and a lawsuit should be commenced and prosecuted for the purpose of ensuring that you and your loved ones obtain full and fair compensation for all of your harms and losses.
In order for you and your family to have the best chance of winning your case, hiring the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman and Robert D. Rosen will only benefit you and your loved ones when it comes to getting the full and complete justice that each of you deserve as a result of what happened. We are here to provide you with immediate help, so do not hesitate to call us at once at (212) 689-5000.