How badly do I need to be hurt in a fire to file a lawsuit and recover damages?

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How badly do I need to be hurt in a fire to file a lawsuit and recover damages?
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There are no specific injuries or minimum dollar amount of damages that you need to experience in order to file a successful lawsuit after a fire injury in your New York City apartment. Instead, it is up to each individual victim of the fire to do his or her own unique cost-benefit analysis to determine if it will be worth it to pursue a claim.

How to Make this Decision

Ask yourself the following questions when deciding if you were hurt badly enough to file a lawsuit.

  • How long you will you be out of work?
  • How much will your medical expenses be?
  • How much will your out-of-pocket expenses be?
  • How much are you suffering emotionally and physically?
  • How long will it take to file a claim and recover damages?
  • How hard or stressful will it be to file a claim and recover damages?
  • What will happen if you fail to file a claim and pursue a settlement?

These will not be easy questions for you to answer, but you don’t need to make the decision alone.

Call Us for Help

You may not even have all the information you need to make a decision without consulting with a lawyer. For example, you may need an attorney to tell you how long litigation might take and what a fair a settlement could be for your injuries. If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with one of our lawyers to get more information about your possible claim and to make an informed decision about your future, please start a live chat with us today.