Personal Injury/Negligence FAQs
The legal team at Miller & Caggiano, LLP, can help you understand your rights when you have experienced a personal injury. Following are questions our clients often ask:
When should I consider pursuing a personal injury lawsuit?
Any personal injury loss should be investigated immediately after the accident occurs. Evidence that would assist in pursuing and supporting a viable claim tends to disappear very quickly. It is also important to be aware that lawsuits must be filed within a certain amount of time or you may forfeit your right to pursue a lawsuit. Most negligence lawsuits for individuals over 18 years of age must be filed within three years from the date of the accident. In cases wherein you are pursuing a lawsuit against a municipality, like a town, city or state-owned entity, you must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident and then file a lawsuit within one year and 90 days.
What is negligence?
Negligence is when an individual or entity fails to exercise proper and appropriate care and attention under specified circumstances. At the heart of negligence is the requirement of people to exercise reasonable care in their actions by considering potential harm that may foreseeably cause harm to people or property.
What is the value of my personal injury/negligence lawsuit?
The value of your lawsuit can only be determined after extensive investigation into the liable parties, loss of wages and anticipated wage loss, and most importantly, the extent of the physical injuries sustained. Miller & Caggiano, LLP, can assist you in your understanding of what to expect.