When a person is involved in an accident, they may sustain injuries that can quickly result in an incredible financial strain. A lot of people wonder whether or not it’s worth it to pursue a personal injury lawsuit upon being injured in an accident. Many people are hesitant because they think that starting a lawsuit and hiring an attorney is too expensive in the face of an overwhelming situation. However, personal injury attorneys are paid on a contingency fee. This simply means if you don’t collect, neither does your attorney. If the lawsuit is successful, you will be compensated for your injuries and you will pay a portion of that to your attorney.
It is important not to dwell on the idea of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit for too long. The statute of limitation for personal injury cases requires you to file your case within two years of the date of the accident. If you fail to do so, you may not be able to recover compensation, sending you into financial turmoil. It is important to weigh your options and consult with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding the specific circumstances surrounding your accident.
If you pursue a case, you may be able to collect damages for both economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses can include medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and having to hire outside help to assist you in your daily life. Non-economic losses may include the pain and suffering you experienced because of your accident, the loss of enjoyment of life, and the inability to conduct your life as you once could. If you have questions about a possible personal injury case, consult with an experienced attorney today.
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.