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Can I recover compensation if was partially at fault for the accident?

As a state that utilizes a system of pure comparative fault, it is possible to recover compensation for any accident for which you share partial fault, regardless of degree. However, the amount of compensation that may be recovered will directly reflect the degree of fault you are found to be responsible for. For example, it would only be possible for you to recover 60% of the total damages awarded in the case if you were found to have been 40% at fault for the accident itself.

To discuss how this law will affect your personal injury claim with a New York attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP, please call our New York offices at (212) 779-0057 today.

How does a statute of limitations affect my claim?

If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of a third party, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering and related expenses by filing a personal injury claim. In order for your claim to be legitimate, you will have to file it within a certain period of time. This window is called the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations varies depending on the state and the crime committed, but usually floats between one and six years. Although there are instances in which the circumstances surrounding the statute of limitations will vary, in general:

  • The statute of limitations begins on the day the accident occurs or when the crime is committed.
  • You can not file a personal injury claim after the statute of limitations has run its course, nor can you be prosecuted for a crime.

As such, after an accident, it is advisable to seek professional legal assistance as quickly as possible. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our New York personal injury lawyers are experienced in a broad range of practice areas and are dedicated to fighting for rightful compensation for our clients. To learn more about how a lawyer can help you, please call us today at (212) 779-0057.

What is a statute of limitations?

A statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time you have to file a claim or be prosecuted for a crime. If you have sustained physical or material damages in an accident due to the negligence of another party, you will likely be strapped with steep medical or repair expenses. It is possible, however, that you will be eligible for compensation that will cover the entirety of these expenses as long as you file your claim within a reasonable amount of time.

If you fail to meet the statute of limitations, you will be legally ineligible for any financial compensation for your injuries. To avoid this issue, it is important to file a personal injury claim as soon as possible after the accident.

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you understand the statute of limitations for your specific case. To learn how you may pursue financial compensation, call our New York City offices today at (212) 779-0057.

If I am offered a settlement early on, should I accept it?

While it may be tempting to accept a settlement early on in the process to speed matters along, it may not be in your best interest to do so. In fact, these kinds of offers are often only extended when it is fairly obvious that the victim is not at fault in the incident. With that in mind, you should seriously consider consulting with a personal injury attorney before making any decision regarding the settlement you have been offered, especially since that settlement may be considerably less than you anticipated.

If you have been offered a settlement for the injuries you sustained in a construction accident, the New York construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you make an informed decision about your future. To discuss the particulars of the settlement you have been offered, please call our New York offices at (212) 779-0057 today.

Why should I hire a personal injury attorney?

Following a serious accident, the physical and emotional damages may feel like more than you can bear. However, the more purely financial damages of an accident—the cost of medical and rehabilitative care, the cost of pharmaceuticals, and loss of income—will need to be addressed at some point. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to help you anticipate the full extent of the present and future damages you sustained in your accident. From there, an attorney may help you build a comprehensive legal strategy intended to recover any and all those damages from the party responsible for your injury.

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