Sustaining a minor injury from an accident may not seem like a big deal in the beginning, but it’s never something to be overlooked. While a great deal of situations can be resolved outside of a courtroom, there are some that require an attorney. If you’ve recently been injured in an accident, make sure you’re looking at all potential options before writing off the idea of legal action.
Minor Injuries Aren’t Always Minor
If you’ve sustained any type of injury, you need to consult with a lawyer before accepting ANY type of settlement. An important factor to note is the potential progression of pain as time goes on. Your doctor can make claims as to how serious an injury can be, but this is only an estimate. An attorney will advise you to wait until you know the full extent of your injuries and discuss the best time for you to accept an offer.
Pain and Suffering
If your claim happens to make it to trial, you are entitled to recover from pain and emotional distress. Settlements without an attorney present sometimes fail to cover these damages due to the negligence of the individual. Even for minor injuries, a competent attorney will be able to help recover damages on your behalf, ensuring your settlement is sufficient.
No matter the issue, it’s critical that you consult with an attorney who is well rounded in the personal injury field. If/when the time comes, the team at GNPCV is ready to help.
Founded in 2000, Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP brings together a group of highly qualified attorneys focused on serving the legal needs of individuals, businesses and municipalities throughout New York, Connecticut and the surrounding areas. For appellate cases, we have a number of attorneys that specialize in the specific fields you may be looking for.
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