Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Laws in New York

Answers from an honest attorney in Brooklyn

It’s natural to have questions after being injured, and if you’re like most people, your head is probably full of them. You’re likely wondering what comes next and how you’ll deal with the stress and anguish your injury has caused. The Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure is pleased you’re considering letting us represent you as your personal injury lawyer. To help you make sense of your case, we’ve addressed some commonly asked questions below:

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Call the Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure for your free consultation

If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer who will go above and beyond to win your case, the Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure should be the first firm you call. We work for you, not the other way around, and you’ll never deal with anyone but Fredric when you call our office. For your free consultation, call the Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure at 718-942-7777, contact us online or stop by our office, located centrally in Brooklyn, NY at 1932 Ralph Ave.


How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

If you’ve suffered an injury and someone else is to blame, there’s a chance you could have a personal injury case. Even if you only suffered emotional distress as a result of someone else’s negligence, you might be able to collect compensation. The Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure can help you decide how to pursue your case in court.

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What is negligence?

By law, you are required to act with caution and concern for the safety of yourself and others. When someone fails to act with reasonable care, the situation can be labeled negligence. To recover in a personal injury case, you and your attorney need to prove that a person or business was negligent and that the negligence caused your injuries.

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How much is my case worth?

Many factors determine your settlement. The court takes into account how badly you’ve been injured, the estimated value of your medical expenses, damage to personal property and the defendant’s conduct. The Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure can explain the process more thoroughly over the phone during your free consultation.

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Why do I need an attorney to deal with my insurance company?

Though they exist to serve you, insurance companies are invested in their own interests. They might try to deny your claim or coerce you to settle for less while pretending to be on your side. The Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure isn’t afraid to take on your case and go head to head with these bad faith companies.

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How do compensatory and punitive damages differ?

Compensatory damages cover your financial losses, including medical expenses and lost income. They are intended to help you get back to the lifestyle you enjoyed before your accident. Punitive damages, on the other hand, punish the defendant and aim to prevent others from committing similar negligent offenses.

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Is there a minimum or maximum amount that can be recovered in a personal injury settlement?

No.

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