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Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions

Accidents can be traumatic, and dealing with the aftermath of a personal injury can create a lot of anxiety, especially when it comes to what you do not know. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Tinari, O'Connell & Osborn, LLP, want to help ease your worries. If you are considering filing a claim, here are some questions you may be asking:

 How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

First, determine whether it is possible your personal injury was the result of someone’s negligence. If you believe someone may be at fault, then gather as much information you can about the event. Write down what you remember. Get names and contact information on whoever was involved. Time could play a large factor in your case, so you’ll want to move quickly. We can help you determine the merit of your claim during a free initial consultation.

 How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?

In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury is three years — meaning you have three years from the date of your injury to file a claim. You should see a doctor first and foremost. It’s important to allow some time for medical examinations to determine the degree of your injury. But be sure to get the claim process rolling and contact an attorney as soon as possible.

 What is my personal injury claim worth?

Numerous factors go into calculating the worth of a claim. Medical bills, the severity of the injury, financial loss, lost work expenses and more all have their influences. No two personal injury cases are alike and, because of this, determining the claim’s worth is not a simple assignment. Take advantage of our free consultation, where we can help you get a better idea of your claim’s value.

 Do I need a lawyer to handle my claim?

Insurance companies will always try to pay as little as possible on your claim, and you can bet they have a team of lawyers assisting them. You should have legal representation, too.

A lawyer can help you better understand the complexities of your situation and can also speak to insurance companies on your behalf. A good lawyer will also critically examine the details of your injury as well as the extent of the financial and personal stresses the injury has caused. In addition, the threat of going to trial puts you in a better bargaining position from the start. We at Tinari, O'Connell & Osborn will work to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

 Contact Us For More Information

At Tinari, O'Connell & Osborn, we value will answer every question you have about your case. There is no such thing as wasted time when it comes to your health and financial well-being. Give us a call at 631-904-0308 or send an email to schedule a free consultation at our office in Central Islip.