An accident can be a very frightening experience. In some cases, it can also involve a serious injury. Due to the injuries sustained, a victim will usually need to take time off work to heal, in addition to dealing with insurance companies and the party responsible for the accident. The aftermath of an accident can be a very draining time, which is why accident victims should consider hiring a White Plains personal injury lawyer from the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm for professional legal guidance.
Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
from the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm
When an individual has been wrongfully injured in an accident, they may not know what steps to take to receive compensation for their injuries. Having an experienced White Plains lawyer by their side can help them navigate this type of complex legal process. Legal guidance can give accident victims peace of mind and can also prevent insurance companies from attempting to take advantage of the situation. Our team of experienced lawyers at the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm will use aggressive strategies and litigation tactics to pursue the best financial outcome for our clients and protect their rights.
White Plains Personal Injury Lawsuits
In a personal injury case, the injury is caused by someone other than the victim. This causation will legally obligate the negligent party to pay for any losses that are associated with the victim’s injuries. To establish fault, an attorney must provide reasoning and evidence to prove that:
- The accused party had a duty to the victim
- The injuries were caused by a breach of duty
- The victim was injured
- The accused party did not fulfill their duty
Obtaining the necessary information and evidence to prove each of these points can be very time-consuming and complex. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be familiar with all of the legal requirements necessary to build a claim.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
To determine whether or not you have a personal injury case, you must establish the following three things:
A victim must prove that the person that is responsible for their injury was negligent. Negligence involves a failure to take reasonable care to prevent injuries or the loss of life. This can mean that the person responsible for the injury acted recklessly, carelessly, or negligently to cause a jury to conclude that they are at fault.
The victim must prove that negligence directly caused their injury. The victim is only entitled to damages if they can prove causation and negligence. Causation refers to the relationship of cause and effect. For example, a property owner fails to repair a broken lock on the gate that surrounds their pool. A neighborhood child enters the property and ends up drowning in the pool. The property owner’s negligence is what caused the accident.
Economic damages can consist of past, present, and future lost wages and medical bills. Non-economic damages refer to past, present, and future pain and suffering, in addition to interference with the victim’s ability to lead a normal day to day life, including the loss of abilities that the victim had before the accident. This can include the inability to work at the same pace the victim did before the accident, the inability to participate in sports, or a significant change in physical ability. Non-economic damages allow a victim to recover compensation for every way the accident impacts their life.
Holding the At-Fault Party Responsible
When a White Plains personal injury case is started, an attorney will instruct insurance companies to direct any further communication to them. A personal injury lawyer will usually hire a private investigator to help put the facts of the case together so the lawyer will have a full understanding of the case. After an attorney has obtained all of the information, they can develop a strategy that can result in a fair and quick settlement, without filing a lawsuit, if the insurance company offers a settlement that both the lawyer and victim consider fair.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer from the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm
Accident victims should contact a personal injury attorney from the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm to discuss their case as soon as possible. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the details of a case. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm immediately. We will protect your rights and prevent insurance companies and the defendant’s legal representation from taking advantage of you. One of our experienced attorneys will guide you through the legal process every step of the way and will fight to ensure you receive the best settlement possible.