Suffolk County personal injury law is based on two principles: negligence and intentional acts. Negligence involves someone bringing about harm without the intention to cause injury.
Vehicular accidents (if a person is not breaking the law), slip and fall accidents and professional malpractice accidents are usually considered negligence. Intentional acts that cause injury are also called torts. Tort law covers personal injury claims such as assault, battery, child abuse and defamation of character.
If a person is injured at work, he or she can usually claim worker’s compensation. An injured person may be legally entitled to additional compensation if a third party caused the injury. For instance, if a person is injured by a machine operated by a different company or a subcontractor, that person may be able to recover worker’s compensation in addition to compensation from the machine operator and/or the company.
If you have been injured, whether in an auto accident, animal attack, slip & fall or your job related accidents, you must get in touch with a Suffolk County personal injury attorney immediately.
A Suffolk County personal injury lawyer can review the facts of your claim and inform you of your eligibility for legal compensation. The first step to getting an injury settlement is filing a lawsuit against the person or company that caused the injury.
There are times when the compensation offered by the defendant is not acceptable, or they simply refuse to pay anything. If out-of-court settlement negotiations break down, you can bring your case in front of a judge if you still want to pursue it. The court will then decide if you should receive a judgment against the defendant. The court will also decide whether the amount you are asking is fair and equitable. Once the final judgment in the case has been entered, the defendant is obligated to pay you in accordance to the terms outlined in the final decision.
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