Toxic exposure is one of the worst things a human body can endure. If you have recently been exposed to toxic materials and developed a serious medical condition as a result, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
What is chemical exposure?
There are two types of chemical exposure: acute and chronic exposure. Though both can have severe results, they are brought about by different things. Acute exposure is a one-time incident, where an individual is exposed to a toxic substance. Instances of acute exposure can leave victims permanently injured.
On the other hand, chronic exposure is when an individual is exposed to a toxic chemical over a long period of time, causing the chemical to gradually accumulate in the individual’s body, until one day, the individual reaches a toxic level of said chemical and develops a serious medical condition as a result.
Do I qualify for compensation?
To recover financial compensation, you will first have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, whether it be another person, the product designer or manufacturer, or even the company the employee worked for. However, the offending party will most likely hire expert legal counsel to fight your tort claim, so you must do the same. Our firm is here to help.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
As stated above, you may only recover compensation if you can prove another party’s negligence. Fortunately, our firm knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process, which means we have years of experience in gathering and presenting evidence in the most effective way possible.
Our attorneys will obtain security camera or surveillance footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documents regarding the extent of your injuries, police reports of the incident, eyewitness testimony confirming your claim, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in New York?
The statute of limitations in New York is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. However, if you wait past the three-year mark, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. We are ready to get the claims process started.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.