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Personal injury is on the rise: Know your rights

By Law Firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C.
Updated March 25, 2021 4:02 AM

Not everyone can go through life without experiencing negligence or injury at another’s hand. In fact, there are an average of 400,000 personal injury cases nationwide each year according to the U.S. Justice Department. That’s why the Brand360 studio asked personal injury expert, Rudolph Migliore, and the law firm that bears his family’s name, to help consumers understand, respond and seek justice if involved in an accident caused by someone else.

To know if your injury demands compensation, you’ll need an experienced personal injury lawyer to review your case – and one who will consult with you at no cost. Here are key indicators that you are legally entitled to recovery:

Severe or Catastrophic Injury

If you suffered an injury – physical or emotional harm, and/or financial loss – your injury may be legally actionable if that injury can be directly linked to an accident or incident – or an injury suffered may exasperate a pre-existing injury.

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Injury Caused by Others’ Negligence

A personal injury lawsuit is based on injuries caused by the negligent action of others. Negligence is defined as the failure to behave with the level of care that a reasonable person would have exercised under the same circumstances. It must be proved that the person or party responsible for the injury acted negligently. This is done through evidence that they had a duty to behave in a responsible way, breached that duty by failing to act in a responsible manner and caused the injury through negligent action or inaction. Those found to be negligent must pay damages to compensate for these actions.

Hard to Understand Medical Personnel and Insurance Carriers

If English is not your first language, a lot can be lost in the translation of events. Language barriers may be used to negatively impact your rights and mitigate other’s responsibilities. Some insurance companies may offer you money but may undervalue the amount you might receive if you went to court. Even if you are English-speaking, the language of a claim and understanding your rights can be confusing. If you accept an offer without first speaking to an attorney, you may end up recovering substantially less compensation than you would have had if you retained a lawyer.

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Loss of Income

Damages are monies awarded to an injured party to compensate for their injury or other losses, such as lost wages (from an inability to work) or reimbursement for medical expenses and other bills. Damages can also cover things such as a diminished quality of life, reduction in earning capacity, and emotional and mental suffering, all of which are harder to calculate.

A lawyer works to successfully establish that another party or person acted negligently. Personal injury attorneys negotiate on your behalf in court, with insurance companies, opposing attorneys, and hospitals to ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries. Personal injury attorneys act on your behalf in a trial seeking a court-imposed settlement or jury verdict.

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Other Party Retains Counsel

If as the injured party you are unsuccessful dealing with the offending party yourself – or if you haven’t yet filed a claim, but the person or party responsible has, it’s time to call a lawyer. It is best to bring a lawyer into the matter as soon as possible to preserve your rights.

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How We Work with You and for You

From the minute you contact the Law Firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C., one of New York’s leading personal injury law firms, we are on your side, working to get you the justice you deserveWe’ll outline each step in the process, offering options to proceed or settle at key stages. Our goal is to keep your case moving towards a satisfactory conclusion for all. This may involve investigation and expert opinion, discovering and understanding the other side’s position, detailing the necessary paperwork and filings, conducting negotiations on your behalf, managing access to you, and outlining the pros and cons of litigation and a trial process or a settlement.

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Local Expertise Combined with National Support

The Law Firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. works with a national network of co-counsel attorneys. That means your representation is backed by the best practices and perspectives of the most accomplished personal injury lawyers in the country. At Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C., when you hire one attorney you have a battalion of legal expertise at your back. This network allows the firm to serve a wide variety of personal injury needs and litigate against large companies.

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Expertise Where it Counts

Asbestos is an extremely toxic substance that was widely used in industrial products despite many manufacturers’ knowledge of its harmful effects. Accidentally ingested or inhaled, asbestos fibers get trapped inside the body, often leading to lung cancer. Mesothelioma is a specific form of lung cancer linked directly to asbestos exposure. Individuals suffering from asbestos-related lung cancer are often faced with overwhelming medical expenses and severe suffering. Those that are affected have a right to hold the liable parties responsible.

Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. has decades of legal experience with asbestos-related cases and can answer your questions about asbestos-related lung cancer. They have won more than a thousand asbestos-related cases, some with multi-million dollar settlements.

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Continuing a Tradition of Excellence

Who you work with on your most vulnerable legal issues matters. The Law Firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is a second-generation, full-service firm, that has provided a wide variety of legal services for more than 40 years. Founder, Rudolph F.X. Migliore made it a practice to protect clients’ legal rights and help them recover compensation for their injuries. Today, son and namesake, Rudolph Migliore, carries on that tradition of service and support for Long Island families.

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Our attorneys work with nationally recognized law firms to reach successful verdicts and major settlements. We assist victims of Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Personal Injury, Nursing Home Negligence, Labor Law Violations, and Product Liability. Our practice has built its success by providing first-class legal representation that offers meaningful advice and a compassionate yet aggressive approach when it comes to seeking justice for our clients.

The Law Firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is positioned to help those seeking legal representation.

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