Almost all New Yorkers have suffered a personal injury. If not that, they know someone who has suffered a personal injury. One of the biggest personal injury cases to ever hit the city was the one resulting from the 9/11 victims compensation fund. Thankfully, there is redress if you are ever a victim of a personal injury. Winning a personal injury case can help you cover the cost of treatment, burial costs, lost wages, and much more. With the right legal help by your side, you should get fairly good compensation.
Understanding the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund
The people who attacked the country on 9/11 killed more than 3,000 people. However, the loss was much more than that. The jets used in the attack carried dangerous chemicals that spilled onto the streets of New York. The dust and debris from the attack affected both first responders and the bystanders.
Today, many bystanders on that day and first responders continue to suffer from respiratory illnesses while others have passed on. If you or a loved one has been living a life of misery since that day, you qualify for some compensation.
At our law firm, we have lawyers who have dedicated their professional careers to helping victims of various injuries such as the 9/11 attack. Up to this day, there have been hundreds of millions paid to victims of the attack.
In the haste to help victims of the attack, many first responders did not wear the right equipment. It exposed them to poisonous debris and chemicals resulting from the attack. As a result, many people contracted major illnesses such as asthma, severe laryngitis, chronic cough syndrome, RADS, GERD, and many others. If you were a victim of any illnesses resulting from 9/11, our attorneys can help you receive compensation.
The Compensation Fund
The compensation fund was set up resulting from the James Zadroga Act. It was allocated over $2.4 billion to deal with health-related issues resulting from the attack. Anyone who was present at the site of the incident can seek compensation if he or she has proper legal representation.
File Your Claim Today
Before filing a claim today, ensure that you have a good lawyer to represent you. The lawyer will direct you to a specialist, who can help to determine the extent of your illness, the disease that you have and whether it is covered under the Act. At our law firm, we want to ensure that you get enough monetary compensation to allow you go about your life normally.
What You Should Do
If you have been receiving medical attention of any kind, you should bring that documentation with you. Ensure that you request your doctor for copies of any files you may need that are related to your case. Additionally, you should look for any receipt that you have.
In short, a complete list of your medical and financial records will be quite important. If you lost someone due to the attack, you should also provide the documentation. If you think their death resulted from the attack, bring with you all their medical records. Our lawyers may prove quite helpful to your course to get justice.