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Personal Injury FAQ

1. Is there a time limit to bring a lawsuit in New York?

For personal injury actions, the statute of limitations (SOL) is three years from the date of accident/injury. For cases involving the City of New York, New York City Transit Authority or other municipalities, a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days of the accident and a injury lawsuit filed within 1 year and 90 days. For wrongful death, the time limit is 2 years from the date of death. For medical malpractice, the time limit is 2 years and 6 months from the date of the malpractice. Of course you should consult with an experienced attorney as there are other time limits and sometimes certain tolls which extend the statute of limitations.

2. What damages can I obtain for my injury?

One of the most common element of damages is compensation for conscious pain and suffering including past and future. In addition, damages may also include medical bills, property damage such as that to an automobile in a car accident, lost earnings which are economic damages, and sometimes emotional trauma resuling from a personal injury.

3. What will I have to prove to win my case?

At trial, you and your lawyer will need to show two things:

Liability – who is at fault? The legal jury will assign a percentage of fault to each party. For example if two cars collide with each other and each driver says the other ran a red light the jury can sometimes believe one side and say driver was 1 was 0% at fault and driver 2 100% or they can split it 50-50 or any other degree of fault.

Damages – injuries or losses resulting from the accident. These include showing a medical diagnosis of injury, a prognosis of how the injury will affect you in the future, and several other types of damages such as loss of earnings, wages or future medical expenses and care.

4. How do I know if I have a good case?

If you suffered an injury to your person which was because of someone else’s fault or negligence, you will usually have a case. However, there are many factors that need to be considered. That is why contacting an attorney and describing what happened is the best way to find out. We offer a free consultation at (866) ATTY – LAW.

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This small law firm was very helpful and friendly. The car accident lawyers treat their clients very well. While my auto accident case was pending, the attorney kept in touch by phone or email and answered my questions. When it came time to go to court, the trial attorney was aggressive fighting for the most possible. Overall excellent.

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I was very happy with the outcome of my personal injury case. Mr. Frekhtman and staff was very helpful and always kept me updated. Anytime I had a question or concern, he always took time out to respond right away. Thank you Frekhtman & Associates for your hard work and dedication!

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I referred by a friend to a construction accident lawyer here who knew about $2.8 million settlement here for a worker on who concrete fell from the excavator bucket. I have similar job site accident injury from falling debris. I walked in here in Febuary…very happy so far. These boys have my back and listen, bring on best experts and let justice be served!

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Great communication in both language English and Spanish and also work fast on your case and in your favor all the time i always ask for yahaira she was able to solve all my needs every time i call about the case.

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This firm has good attention to detail and prepares clients the right way. They treat clients like they are a close member of their family. I love that. Also they obtained an amazing award for my case

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