Personal Injury - Westchester, Putnam & Bronx
Whenever you have an injury to the body, mind or your emotions, you are involved with a personal injury. Personal injury is injury to your person as opposed to your property.
If you have been seriously injured by someone's wrongful or negligent behavior you may be entitled to damages. To obtain damages, you may need to file a lawsuit in court to be awarded damages. Insurance claims may cover some of your damages, but it is likely you will need to file a claim against the party that injured you. There is a statute of limitations which is enforceable according to which state you live in.
You must prove certain elements of your case even though you are the victim. Where your injury is based on negligence, intentional tort or strict liability, you will need to prove separate elements involving causation and harm. The burden of proof is a "preponderance of the evidence." This means you have to prove that the defendant is more than 50 % likely to be responsible for your injuries.
Your damages are not limited to your medical bills. Lost wages, pain and suffering, personal property losses, past and future medical bills are all considered depending on your facts and circumstances.
At Sampson Law Group we are skilled at assisting people who have losses due to personal injury. We can help you obtain the relief you deserve.