Types of Damages You Can Recover with a Nassau County Attorney at Duffy & Duffy
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to various damages to compensate you for your loss. Our firm has helped thousands of clients get on their feet by obtaining compensation they are entitled to, and our Nassau County lawyers are here to help you.
Depending upon the cause of action, there are different types of damages we can help you recover:
- Medical and Hospital Bills
You have 30 days in New York to file an application for no-fault benefits, which is necessary to protect your medical, hospital and physical therapy benefits and ensure their payment. Many clients, especially in pedestrian knockdown accidents, have a hard time locating the insurance company for the defendant and fail to file a timely claim for their bills to be paid. We at Duffy & Duffy eliminate the guesswork and make sure every deadline is met and your rights are protected. Filing a timely no-fault claim will help ensure that you may continue going to your medical professionals to receive the treatment you need following your accident.
- Lost Wages
Generally, a no-fault carrier will pay 80% of your gross salary or up to $2,000.00 per month, whichever is less, minus any disability benefits you may be entitled to from your job. 20% is automatically deducted for taxes, and if you, or the insured have additional PIP coverage, your lost wages may be paid up to $4,000.00 per month. The benefits are usually paid until you resume work or the doctor for the insurance company determines, after a medical evaluation, that you can return to work and the disability no longer exists. Our Nassau County attorneys are experienced in helping you receive payment for lost wages you may desperately need due to your inability to return to work.
- Loss of Services and Consortium
If your spouse has been taking care of you as the result of your injury and has been unable to work regularly, he or she may be entitled to compensation. These damages may also include reimbursement for loss of contribution to household maintenance and expenses, loss of family interaction and loss of ability to engage in sexual activity between spouses.
- Pain and Suffering
Our legal system allows people who have been hurt in life altering accidents to receive damages to make up for the losses. It is literally compensation for the pain one suffers due to the effects of the accident and while it’s difficult to place a monetary value on each unique loss; our Nassau County attorneys have the experience and access to resources to maximize your recovery.
The lawyers at Duffy & Duffy have been successfully representing thousands of clients like you and would be happy to sit with you to discuss your case. Call us today at 800-294-6190 and see what damages you may be entitled to.