Below you will find some Frequently Asked Questions for Personal Injury Law, along with a brief answer to each question. For more information and a detailed explanation, please contact the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C.
- I was injured due to the negligence of another, what can I do?
You should contact an attorney to begin a Personal Injury action to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
- How much can I recover for my injuries?
There is no set formula or official method to calculate how much an injury is worth. There are various factors involved, including severity of the injuries, liability, comparative negligence, the other person(s) involved, etc.
- Can someone obtain compensation for any injury?
Under NY law, the injury must be a serious injury as defined by §5102 of the Insurance Laws. A serious injury, for which you can recover damages for, is classified as:
3. significant disfigurement
4. a fracture
5. loss of a fetus
6. permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system
7. permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member; significant limitation of use of a body function or system
8. A medically determined injury or impairment of a non permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person’s usual and customary daily activities for not less that 90 days during the 180 days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment.
- How long will it take to recover compensation for my injuries?
It depends on the willingness of the insurance company to settle with an amicable resolution. If a settlement cannot be reached, the time frame is dependent on the Court’s scheduling.
- I was injured in a car accident, but cannot afford to pay for an attorney, how can I proceed?
At Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., we do not take any counsel fees up front for Personal Injury actions. We are paid on a contingency basis, meaning if we do not recover compensation for you, we do not get paid.
- What is No-Fault insurance?
No Fault insurance essentially covers various expenses, including medical expenses for the occupants of a motor vehicle involved in a car accident. The No Fault insurance company covering your expenses is the insurance company for the car you were in, or car that hit you in the event of pedestrian or bicycle. There is a limit of $50,000 per person, and your No Fault coverage will be stopped once the limit is reached.