Many Types of Personal Injury Cases May Include Pain and Suffering
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we handle many different personal injury cases, any of which could include pain and suffering damages.
For instance, you could qualify for compensation if you were involved in a collision with a:
- Motor vehicle
- Commercial truck
Yet pain and suffering is not limited to injuries that happen on the road. Talk to us if you were hurt by:
- An animal bite
- Slip and fall
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Product liability
Being bitten by a dog is traumatic, often leading to additional issues like infections or phobias. These experiences deserve to be recognized. Likewise, injuries that happen in places meant to be safe and helpful—such as hospitals or nursing homes—can be particularly painful on an emotional and psychological level. Pain and suffering damages can provide recognition, closure, and a path toward healing.
How Long Do You Have to Pursue Pain and Suffering?
In New York, per CPLR §214, you generally have three years from the date of an injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. This deadline applies to any kind of damages you want to pursue, including pain and suffering.
However, some factors can shorten the time you have to file. For instance, if you were hit by a public bus or fell on government property, you may need to sue a municipality. This requires filing a notice of claim within 90 days, per GMU § 50-E. Additionally, wrongful death actions have their own time frames. Our team can determine how long you have when we review your case.
Get a Free Consultation Today
The pain and suffering lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. understand your struggle and want to help. We serve clients throughout Long Island by listening to and representing negligence victims like you. Assistance is available in English or Spanish.
To get started, call us today for a free case review.