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Slideshow | How to Prove Fault in a Personal Injury Claim

December 13th, 2017

To prove fault in a personal injury claim, you must determine who the guilty party is in the accident that caused your injuries. When it comes to representing you in a personal injury lawsuit, you can depend on the knowledge and skills of the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

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The Possible Outcomes in a Personal lnjury Lawsuit

December 5th, 2017

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If you have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may file a personal injury claim against the negligent party and recover compensation for your injuries. However, it is important for you to understand the possible outcomes of your claim. The following are the possible outcomes of your claim:

Your case may settle out of court: Most personal injury claims reach a settlement before going to trial. A settlement results in a formal contract between the injured party, also known as the plaintiff, and the defendant wherein the plaintiff agrees to drop the case in exchange for monetary compensation for:

  • Past, present and future medical bills
  • Lost income
  • A diminished capacity to earn
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property and vehicle repair costs

Your case may go to trial: If the insurance company offers you a low settlement or refuses to compensate you for your injuries, your attorney may take your case to trial.

You may win the case at trial: If you win the case at trial, damages may be awarded to compensate for hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.

The defendant may win the case at trial: If the defendant wins the case, you will not receive an award. You may, however, be ordered to reimburse the defendant for legal fees, court filing fees, attorney fees and other taxable costs of the defendant.

Appealing the verdict: If the judgement in the case goes against you, you can appeal the decision. You have 30 days to appeal after the verdict has been entered. If an appellate court finds that there was an error in the judgement, the court can remand the case for further adjudication or overturn the judgement.

Contact Us

At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we specialize in personal injury cases. You can depend on our skills and knowledge when it comes to representing you in a personal injury claim. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Video: Legal Theories in a Defective Product Liability Claim

November 19th, 2017

If you have been injured due to a defective product, you may file a product liability claim based on a particular legal theory. Watch the video to know which legal theories are used in a product liability claim. Call us at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525. You can also email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Slideshow | Compensation for Injuries as a Passenger in a Motorcycle Accident

November 10th, 2017

A motorcycle accident is dangerous. A motorcycle lacks an outer protective shell and has no passive protection system such as seatbelts or an airbag. An injured passenger of a motorcycle accident has the right to make a claim against the responsible parties and recover damages. An injured passenger of a motorcycle accident can make a claim against the operator, the driver of another vehicle and the manufacturer of a defective motorcycle part. If you or someone you love has been injured as a passenger in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can help you. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

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Video: Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys

November 7th, 2017

Were you or a loved one injured in a slip and fall accident? A qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer can help you receive compensation. Contact the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. right away! Call us at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525. You can also email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Slideshow | The Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Case

November 2nd, 2017

The statute of limitations is a state law that sets strict time limits on filing a personal injury claim in court. Each state has a different statute of limitations based on the type of claim. If you fail to file a personal injury claim within a specific time limit, the claim may be dismissed. If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you should contact a qualified personal injury lawyer immediately to make sure that you do not miss your state’s statute of limitations. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we are experienced in handling personal injury cases. We can guide you successfully. Call 917-300-0797 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


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Slideshow | How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help You?

October 25th, 2017

When you are injured due to the negligence of someone else, it can change your entire world in a matter of seconds. Hiring a personal injury attorney can help you put the pieces of your life back together. He or she can help you identify the parties that are liable for your injuries, help you understand your legal rights and negotiate with the insurance company. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we have extensive experience in handling personal injury cases. We can help you make a successful claim against the parties responsible for your injuries. Call 917-300-0797 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

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How are Victims of Personal Injury Accidents in New York Compensated?

October 21st, 2017

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If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may have huge medical bills and other expenses due to your time off from work. You can recover these expenses through a personal injury lawsuit. Although it is true that money cannot restore your health, compensation can help to make your life whole again.

Victims of personal injury accidents in New York can seek compensation for two types of damages under the personal injury awards: special and general. Here is a brief description of the two damages:

Special damages: Special damages are those types of damages where victims can seek reimbursement for medical bills, costs of replacing damaged properties, lost wages and diminished lifetime earning capacity caused by the injuries. Special damages are easy to calculate and simple to prove because of the bills from doctors and vehicle repair shops.

General damages: General damages do not carry an objective monetary value. Victims can seek compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured, any physical disfigurement they have suffered and their reduced quality of life. It is important to note that general damages may differ according to the severity of injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident, seeking the help of a personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference in how much you recover. On many occasions, insurers have not compensated victims the full amount they deserve for their injuries. A skilled personal injury lawyer can advocate for your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we have years of experience in dealing with personal injury cases. Let our firm handle your case and guide you through the entire legal process. We understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with your recovery and the mounting medical costs incurred along the way. Let us focus on the legal procedures involved in your claim while you focus on recovering your health and well-being. Our skilled personal injury lawyers will fight for your rights and help you get justice, compensation and peace of mind. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Video: Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

October 18th, 2017

If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you have the legal right to receive compensation for the accident. Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to ensure that your legal rights are protected. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our personal injury attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. as soon as possible. Call us at 917-300-0797 and 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Case

October 12th, 2017

Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Case

Proving who is at fault is at the root of winning a personal injury case. You must prove that another person is responsible for your injury or damages and provide the necessary documents and evidence to support your claim so that you can receive the compensation that you deserve. If you are injured due to the negligence of another person, proving who is at fault may not be easy. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer will have the knowledge and experience to help you receive your rightful compensation.

Determining Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

If you have been hurt in an accident, determining who is at fault is crucial in filing a personal injury claim. The accident may be caused by a person who failed to perform, execute or uphold his or her duty. The court will decide which individual or party acted negligently and caused the accident. If you are injured as a direct result of the negligence of another person or party, they are considered at-fault for your personal injury and are responsible for compensating you for the injuries and damages.

Another important component of a personal injury claim is providing proof of the damages. You should bring proof of any financial or other losses you suffered because of the accident. These losses may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Impairment or decreased quality of life
  • Lost wages
  • Damage to property
  • Psychological or emotional impairment

Were you partly responsible for the accident?

Even if you were partly responsible for the accident you were injured in, New York State’s comparative negligence clause allows you to claim compensation for your injuries and damages from the other party. The amount you receive will be calculated according to what percentage of the negligence you and the other person or party were responsible for in the accident.

When More than One Party is at Fault in the Accident

In cases where more than one party is at fault for the accident, you may be required to notify all the parties involved in the accident. However, you can bring a personal injury claim against only one negligent party depending on the evidence and information you gather.

Handling a personal injury case can be more complicated than you might anticipate. The wisest course of action is to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you through the legal process and ensure that you receive your rightful compensation.

Contact Us

At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our experienced injury lawyers understand the complexities involved in personal injury cases, as well as the importance of presenting adequate supporting evidence. We will work with you to compile the necessary documentation. We will consult with medical experts, whenever necessary, so that we can effectively represent your personal injury claim. We are dedicated to getting our clients the maximum compensation possible. We specialize in personal injury cases so you are able to depend on our knowledge and skills when it comes to representing you in a personal injury lawsuit. If you would like to consult with us about your accident and injury claim free of charge, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525. You can also email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.