Personal Injury FAQs


Personal injury law is the aspect of law that deals with injuries that are a direct result of carelessness, recklessness, or negligence. Fortunately, in the United States, victims of accidents have the legal right to pursue financial compensation from the legally liable party. Below we have compiled some common frequently asked questions for your convenience.

If you would like further information, we encourage you to contact a White Plains injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler as soon as possible. We can file a claim for you and negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you receive the maximum monetary compensation possible for your physical injury and emotional suffering. We don’t get paid unless you get paid.


A. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care when it comes to the safety of others. Reckless driving, not mopping up a spill in a store, and allowing a dangerous dog to roam the neighborhood would be examples of negligence. In cases such as these, if someone else was injured due to the negligent actions of another, they may be entitled to compensation for their damages.


A. If you have been injured, you will need to receive the necessary medical care to treat your injuries. In this case, you can expect to receive medical bills from the ambulance company, the physician, hospital, chiropractors, physical therapists and other health care providers. Those bills will be placed in your name and you are ultimately responsible for paying them. However, the at-fault party’s insurance carrier is responsible for paying you fair compensation for any damages incurred. Keep in mind that there are physicians out there who work on a “lien basis,” meaning they don’t expect payment until the case is finalized.


A. Under premises liability law, both residential and commercial property owners have a duty to maintain their property and prevent injuries to visitors. When a property owner fails in that duty and a friend, relative, or other visitor is injured or killed, then the injured person may be legally entitled to compensation for their economic losses and other damages, such as emotional distress. Dog bite claims, swimming pool accidents, slip and fall accidents and many other personal injury claims fall under the category of premises liability law.


A. Depending on the facts surrounding the case and the type of accident, there probably is a statute of limitations (fixed time frame) for when you can file a claim. This means that if you fail to file a claim within a certain period of time, then you lose your right to file permanently. The time period during which you are allowed to file a claim depends upon the type of injury you have. Therefore, if you have sustained an injury in an accident, or due to the negligence of others, it’s wise to secure legal representation as soon as possible.


A. Before reviewing the facts of your case, it’s difficult to give you an estimate. How much compensation you ultimately receive will vary depending upon a variety of factors such as the extent of your injuries, the insurance limits on the at-fault party’s insurance policy, and any other losses that you have incurred or are likely to incur.
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