Brooklyn Personal Injury Claim Process

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Many clients who walk into a lawyer’s office have important questions about the Brooklyn personal injury claims process. When you file a personal injury claim, there are many different deadlines and restrictions that you have to comply with depending on the location of your accident and the parties involved in your accident. In general, the most important thing you can do to protect your right to file a personal injury suit in the future is to speak with an attorney about the personal injury lawsuit timeline. Some defendants, such as cities or state government agents, require that you file your claim and give them notice within ninety (90) days of the date of the injury.

These requirements differ for every case, which is why it is important to speak to an attorney about your claim, but the general timeline for personal injury claims is as follows:

  • Accident
  • Medical treatment
  • Filing of claim
  • Continued medical treatment and therapy
  • Gathering evidence
  • Discharge from treatment
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Litigation if settlement negotiations are not completed in time

When you are hurt in an accident, the first thing that happens that will have a bearing on New York personal injury lawsuit settlements is your medical treatment. If you are hurt, bleeding, in pain, or otherwise injured, you should seek medical treatment immediately. Once you are stabilized, then you will be ready to file your claim. Filing a claim usually consists of notifying all relevant insurance companies of the details of the accident, and providing with information about the location, time, and cause of the accident.

These requirements, even though they happen at the very beginning of a Brooklyn personal injury suit, can be very complicated, and they also have a great impact on the future of your case. Once your claim has been filed, the insurance companies will need documentation about your injuries and your medical treatment. Medical records are important evidence for Brooklyn personal injury lawsuits, as they show the pain and suffering that the victim endured as a result of the defendant’s negligence.

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Your attorneys at Belushin Law Firm will handle the complicated legal aspects of your personal injury claim for you. We can help you gather medical evidence and ensuring that it is provided to the insurance company to prove your injuries had an impact on your life. Once you are discharged from treatment, your attorneys will be able to engage in settlement negotiations with the insurance company.

Many clients ask why attorneys cannot start this process sooner. The answer is that until you are finished with your treatment, it is impossible to know the value of your case. The longer the injury impacts your life, the higher the value of your case. Once you have finished your medical treatment, the attorneys at Belushin Law Firm can complete the personal injury lawsuit process in New York by either settling or litigating your claim.

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