When you are dealing with a personal injury claim, it can be helpful to gain a sound understanding of the process and why you might consider retaining an attorney to protect your rights. Personal injury attorneys represent people who have been injured in accidents caused by the recklessness or negligence of another individual, organization, or company.
Dealing with the claim means that you will need to document your medical treatment and also all of your expenses. Should you decide to retain an attorney to represent you, your attorney will need to hear the story of what happened at the accident scene, the treatment that you have received, and the impact that the accident has had on your life up to now. The attorney’s job will be to build a strong case in your behalf, ideally demonstrating that the negligent driver is at fault and it was his or her actions that led to you being injured in the crash.
Personal injury claims do not get resolved overnight, and that’s a good thing, because often, you may not know whether or if you will fully recover for up to a year or longer. If you have suffered serious injuries in the accident, rehabilitation could go on for years. The cost of such treatment, including potential surgeries required and retrofitting your home and car so you can function effectively, should be included in any settlement package.
The attorney much determine the potential compensation you will need for:
- Cost of medical treatment
- Ongoing medical treatment costs
- Future treatment costs
- Cost to replace damaged property
- Lost income
Then the attorney will need to assign a monetary value for non-tangible items, such as pain and suffering, the loss of social experiences and certain educational opportunities, emotional stress and strain on your family.
Personal Injury Law: Contact The Pryor Law Firm
The Pryor Law Firm maintains offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Nassau County. We handle personal injury cases exclusively on a contingency fee basis (meaning you pay no fee unless we recover compensation for you), and we can visit you or your loved one at home or at a hospital if travel is too difficult. To contact us for confidential advice following a serious injury or fatal accident, submit our online contact form or call 212-222-8444 in Manhattan, 718-773-1700 in Brooklyn or 516-741-8100 in Nassau County.
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Firm founder Kenneth A. Pryor is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Pryor is an experienced trial lawyer who teaches trial skills as an adjunct law school professor. Our firm can provide the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation you need.
+Disclaimer: The above case results are samples of some of the verdicts and settlements that were obtained through the efforts of Kenneth A. Pryor during his career as lead counsel or co-counsel and the results were dependent on the specific facts of each individual case. Prior results are no guarantee of a similar outcome or future success. Each case is unique and the final outcome of negotiations or trial is never guaranteed. In some cases, the verdicts may have been reduced by a court or settled by the parties for a lesser amount.