If you or someone you love was injured or suffered severe property damage in an accident, you might have the basis of a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Some key elements you’ll need to prove in your personal injury case include:
- Whether another party owed you a duty of care
- Whether that party breached that duty
- What caused the accident that led to your injuries
- What injuries and damages you experienced because of the accident
A Long Beach personal injury attorney from Morelli Law Firm can help you build your case. Our team can start preparing a personal injury claim or lawsuit on your behalf right away.
Our Personal Injury Law Firm Can Offer Support Right Away
If you decide to hire our team, we will start working on your case right away because the state determines the amount of time that we have to file a lawsuit on your behalf.
To ensure we meet the filing deadline, we adhere to the state mandates regarding the personal injury lawsuit statute of limitations. You generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to CVP § 214. In a wrongful death case, your family generally has two years to file a lawsuit, according to EPT § 5-4.1.
The circumstances of your accident might lead to a change in how the statute of limitations is calculated. One of our personal injury lawyers in Long Beach, NY, can ensure your case is filed in accordance with its appropriate filing deadline.
Types of Personal Injuries
After ensuring the filing deadline is met, we work hard to build your case. We first start by identifying the kind of accident that caused your injuries, as this can determine what kind of case you have.
Our team handles various personal injury cases, including those involving:
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites or attacks
- Wrongful death
- Car or truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Physical assault
After we establish what kind of case you have, we can start calculating the value of your damages. We use a wide range of documents to help us calculate your case’s value to ensure our total is accurate. Our team can also help you compile and organize evidence that shows how you may be entitled to receive compensation.
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Our Personal Injury Lawyers Work on a Contingency Fee Basis
One of the primary concerns when debating whether or not to hire an attorney is how much you will have to pay for legal services. Fortunately, personal injury lawyers generally operate on a much different payment system than most other attorneys.
Instead of paying for every minute that your attorney spends working on your case, you will pay a percentage of the compensation you receive. If our Long Beach personal injury lawyers are unable to secure you a payout from the liable party, you don’t owe us anything. Our fee is entirely contingent upon you getting money to cover your damages.
If you do receive compensation, our fee will be assessed as a percentage of your settlement or court-ordered compensation. We will discuss the percentage we will receive before you retain our services. With this setup, you can rest assured that your attorney will do everything possible to make sure you receive as much money as possible for your injuries.
We Can Calculate the Value of Your Case by Measuring the Cost of Your Damages
One of the ways our team helps you build your case is by assigning financial value to your injuries. We do this to determine how much compensation you might be entitled to receive, so this total serves as a goal during negotiations or when filing your lawsuit.
To reach this value, we add the values of your recoverable damages, as defined in ISC § 5102. Your damages may include:
- Past and anticipated medical care
- Past and anticipated lost wages
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Permanent disability
- Property damage
- Public humiliation
You do not have to collect the documents that prove your recoverable damages or calculate them on your own. Our team carefully compiles and reviews these documents to ensure your lawsuit receives an accurate valuation.
Our Team Can Help You Collect Evidence to Support Your Case
We may ask you for any available evidence you have, such as an accident report, or we may ask for authorization to obtain evidence on your behalf. Because evidence can come from a variety of sources, it might be difficult to request and compile this information on your own.
Our Long Beach personal injury attorneys are available to help you gather the information you need to build your case. The items we help you obtain may include but are not limited to:
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Written prognoses
- Salary history records
- Photos of your injuries
- Property damage photos
- Accident scene photos
- Surveillance video
- Witness statements
- Personal statements
Try to comply with our information requests as soon as possible. If your injuries prevent you from doing so or if the process is overly taxing, you can let one of our team members know. We may be able to request documents, record data, and obtain other evidence on your behalf.
Our Team Offers Several Benefits to Help You Build Your Personal Injury Case
Our firm fights hard for our injured clients by guiding them through the compensation recovery process. We can manage your case for you so that you can focus on your physical and financial recovery.
Once you become our client, our team will:
- Deal with insurance company forms and information requests
- Build an evidence file that establishes the at-fault party’s liability
- Identify, locate, and interview witnesses to the accident
- Assign a financial value to your case
- Negotiate with the at-fault party and their insurance provider
We also provide prompt, courteous, responsive communication and ensure you receive regular updates on the progress of your lawsuit.
Most personal injury cases are resolved outside of court. We will walk through your case with you, providing insight during negotiations or at trial. Our goal is to ensure your damages are not undervalued or underpaid and that you are not left with out-of-pocket expenses.
We Will Protect You From the Insurance Company
Insurance companies spend a lot of time and energy attempting to avoid paying claims. If the insurer is forced to pay out an insurance claim, they will do what they can to ensure that the amount they pay is as little as possible. They rely on the fact that most people are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of how injury claims work.
The best way to fight back is to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer can handle all interactions with the insurer on your behalf and level the playing field. Never give a statement to the insurance company or accept a settlement offer until you have retained legal representation.
Let Our Team of Attorneys Help You Fight for Financial Compensation
Your fight for financial compensation after an accident might be arduous and complex. Fortunately, you do not have to face this challenge on your own.
Find out how hard our Long Beach, NY, personal injury lawyers will help you fight for compensation. Contact Morelli Law Firm by calling us or contacting us online and get a free case evaluation today.