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After an injury or accident, you have to juggle medical appointments, bills, and treatment while trying to figure out the legal claims process for compensation. Insurance companies and the party responsible may try to pressure you into settling a case for less than the fair value. They often rely on the fact that you may be too confused or overwhelmed to fight your own case. You need a Brookhaven personal injury lawyer who can fight for you so you can focus on your recovery.

Fortunately, TonaLaw is here to help you during this difficult time. Our firm’s lawyers have over 30 years of experience helping personal injury victims on Long Island. We are caring and compassionate attorneys who understand the challenges of an unexpected injury. Our dedication to our clients ensures that they get the compensation they deserve. 

Types of Injuries in a Personal Injury Case

Our clients have experienced numerous types of injuries leading to their personal injury claims. Some common types of injuries include:

  • Whiplash,
  • Traumatic brain injuries,
  • Cuts and bruises, 
  • Fractures,
  • Burns,
  • Scarring and disfigurement,
  • Back and neck injuries,
  • Spinal injuries,
  • Sprains and other soft tissue damage, and
  • Emotional trauma.

This is not an exhaustive list of all possible injuries from an accident. The type of injuries you sustain depends on the specific circumstances of your accident. A Brookhaven personal injury attorney from our office will be able to assess your injury to determine your ability to file a claim.

Common Personal Injury Claims Our Brookhaven Personal Injury Law Firm Handles

There are many types of personal injury claims. Generally, for most injury claims, you must prove that another party caused your injury through their action or inaction. Many accident victims use the legal theory of negligence. An attorney can help you best understand the possible legal concepts involved in your case.

Below are some common personal injury claims handled by our office: 

  • Car accidents,
  • Motorcycle accidents,
  • Pedestrian accidents,
  • Boating accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents,
  • Defective products,
  • Premises liability, and
  • Wrongful death.

If your injury claim isn’t on this list, contact our office so an attorney can determine if we can help you.

What To Do After an Accident or Injury

We’ve compiled a list of steps you can take to preserve your health and safety after an accident or injury. Taking these steps can also help you if you wish to pursue a legal claim for compensation.

Get Medical Assistance

Call for medical assistance immediately after an accident or injury. Your health is of the utmost importance. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be transported to the hospital immediately. Even if you don’t feel like your injuries are significant, seek medical assistance. Often, people injured in an accident don’t immediately feel the extent of their injuries because the adrenaline of an accident can mask pain. This means that you may not feel the full impact of the accident for hours, days or even weeks.

Getting a medical evaluation after an accident will also help any future claim for compensation. Medical records can be important evidence in a personal injury claim. 

Contact the Authorities

Depending on your accident, you may want to call the police. If you called for medical help, the police may also come to the scene. The police may take a report. This report can be used as evidence in a future claim.

In some instances, you may be required to contact the authorities to report your accident. For example, in a motor vehicle accident where someone is injured, New York law requires you to report your accident to the police and the Department of Motor Vehicles

Collect Information from the Responsible Party and Witnesses

If you are able to do so, collect the name, contact information and insurance information from the party that you believe is responsible for your injury. Depending on your accident, the party may be required to provide this information to you. For example, the parties to a car accident are typically required to exchange this information.

Additionally, gather the names and contact information from anyone who saw the accident. If you decide to pursue a claim, witnesses can help you establish who is at fault for your injuries. 

Photograph the Scene

Take pictures of the location where your injury took place. Include anything that you believe caused the accident. For example, if you slipped and fell in a store, take pictures of what you think caused your fall. If you are not able to because of your injuries, ask a friend or family member to take pictures of the scene of the accident as soon as possible.

Contact the Insurance Company

Depending on your accident, you may need to file a claim with an insurance company. When filing your claim, be careful about any statements you make to the insurance company. An innocent statement can be misconstrued. Insurance companies may try to use your words to claim you are partially at fault. This can reduce your potential compensation. Keep all of your statements to the basic required facts needed to file a claim. Do not provide a written or recorded statement without first speaking with a Brookhaven personal injury attorney such as the attorneys at TonaLaw.

Retain a Brookhaven Personal Injury Lawyer

Although not legally required, hiring an experienced, honest, and knowledgeable personal injury attorney will benefit your claim for damages. An attorney will do most of the legwork required for building a case, including investigating the circumstances of your accident, contacting witnesses and negotiating with insurance companies. Hiring an attorney can also help ensure that you meet any required filing deadlines for your case. An attorney takes the burden of legal claims off your shoulders so you can focus on what matters most – your health and recovery.

Hire a Top Brookhaven Personal Injury Attorney from TonaLaw 

At TonaLaw, we don’t treat our clients like just another attorney fee. Instead, we take time to learn about our clients, their accidents, their families, and their lives. The relationships we build with our clients inform the legal strategies we employ. 

When you work with a Brookhaven personal injury attorney from our office, you’ll find someone with a thorough knowledge of New York personal injury law and procedures. We use our in-depth knowledge and extensive experience to vigorously advocate against insurance companies to get the best settlements for our clients. Plus, we’ll fight a case in court if that’s what it takes to get fair compensation for our clients. If you need a personal injury attorney serving Brookhaven, contact our office to experience the TonaLaw difference today.

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