Queens Car Accident Lawyers Explain Bodily Injury Claims in New York
A bodily injury can be caused by any type of intentional or negligent conduct. This includes assault and battery, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and other types of serious personal injury cases. But Queens car accident cases can commonly cause some of the worst types of bodily injury claims. This is particularly true if a bodily injury was caused by the reckless actions of a large commercial vehicle driver such as a truck driver behind an 18 wheeler or tanker. There are many components to a bodily injury claim in New York, and our Queens car accident lawyers know that many victims and their families do not realize what their rights may be under the law.
But here at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. , our experienced Queens car accident lawyers want everyone to know what their rights are under New York law. This is why we offer FREE consultations to victims and their families—even if they are not sure that they may have a claim. Because often times they actually do have a claim, even if an insurance adjuster tells them that they do not. If we accept a case, we will conduct a free and thorough investigation into a victim’s injuries and determine who is at fault for the accident. We also have no upfront costs because we accept cases on a contingency fee agreement. This means that we only get paid a percentage of what we recover for you in a settlement or court award, and only after we recover that money. There is no risk to hiring our experienced law firm.
Common Types of Bodily Injuries
There are many different types of bodily injuries which could be caused by a Queens car accident. This includes some of the worst types of personal injuries which can be catastrophic and disabling, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs, including coup-contrecoup TBIs, diffuse axonal TBIs, brain bleeds, penetrating brain injuries, concussions, hematomas, and other serious damages
- Spinal cord injuries or SCIs, including paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Broken bones
- Organ injuries
- Back and neck injuries, including disc herniations and ruptures, slipped discs, annular tears, and other injuries
- Burn injuries
- Post-accident infections including sepsis
- Chemical burns
- Wrongful death, and
- Many other types of serious or catastrophic bodily injuries.
How Long Do I Have to File a Bodily Injury Claim?
The time limit to file a bodily injury claim such as for a Queens car accident is known as the statute of limitations period. This is a strict time limit on a claim. The failure to file a claim within the statute of limitations period may result in a judge automatically dismissing the claim. Most types of bodily injury claims caused by a motor vehicle accident are three years from the date of the accident. However, there may be some types of claims which must be filed must sooner, including claims against municipal entities or state agencies. Sometimes these claims must be filed in as little as 90 days after an accident with a “notice of claim.” Thereafter, a lawsuit must be filed within one year and 90 days, which means that a municipal car accident case resulting in bodily injuries has a much shorter time limit.
Ask our Queens Car Accident Lawyers for Help with Your Bodily Injury Claim
Even if you think that you have more time to file your bodily injury claim, you actually may not. Always ask our Queens car accident lawyers at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. how much time you have to file your claim and what you may be entitled to under New York law. We offer FREE consultations and have built our law firm around protecting the rights of victims and their families harmed by the reckless, careless, and negligent conduct of another person, business, or government entity. Learn more about your rights by calling 800-247-8164 for a FREE case evaluation or use our convenient and easy-to-use contact us box available here.