3 Important Factors Affecting Your Personal Injury Claim
Post-Incident Mitigation of Injuries or Damages
One of the most important reasons to immediately get a personal injury lawyer Long Island and most of the state of New York has laws in place stating that the injured party must make a reasonable effort to mitigate their injuries, and financial damages following the accident. For instance, if you are injured in an accident, you are supposed to seek treatment as soon as possible, rather than leaving your injuries untreated, making them worse, and thus making the negligent party responsible for worse injuries, and higher financial costs. At the same token, if your car was damaged in an accident, and you rather than fixing it, chose to drive it and caused even more damage – the judge may decide to grant you far less damages than you would have gotten initially. These laws state that it is the responsibility of the injured party to attempt to mitigate the damages (financial and medical) rather than trying to “squeeze: every possible penny from the situation.
As a personal injury claimant, it is important to know the proper ways to proceed from the moment of the incident to the awarding of damages, a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney like Mr. Joel Levine and his team at Levine & Wiss, will help make sure you follow the right steps, and help you to maximize your damages and get the justice you deserve.