What Are the Common Causes of Personal Injuries?
The following are common causes of personal injuries:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Auto accidents are among the most common types of personal injury cases
we handle at Gruenberg Kelly Della. From car accidents involving drivers
and pedestrians to truck accidents that result in multi-vehicle pile-ups,
we are equipped to provide you with comprehensive legal representation
at each step of your case.
Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
These types of accidents can occur just about anywhere and at any time.
Whether it’s slipping on water at a retail store and injuring your
back or falling and breaking your leg because the stairs to your apartment
gave out, you are entitled to compensation if your injury was the result
of another person’s negligence.
Products manufactured improperly can inflict serious injuries on unsuspecting
consumers. Companies have a legal responsibility to ensure their products
are safe for use before selling them to the public.
Injuries caused by medical negligence occur more frequently than you might
think. Medical negligence occurs when doctors breach the duty they owe
to patients by harming them or failing to take necessary steps that would
likely prevent harm. Medical errors and misdiagnoses are common cases
of medical negligence.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover for My Personal Injury?
Personal injury lawsuit awards are meant to make the injured party "whole"
again from a financial perspective. Depending on the details of your case,
our skilled lawyers can help you recover the following types of personal
Lost Income: If your injury causes you to lose some of your salary and wages, then
you can pursue compensation for “loss of earning capacity."
Medical Treatment: If your personal injury lawsuit is successful, you can be awarded compensation
to cover the cost of medical care associated with the accident.
Property Loss: You can also be reimbursed for personal property that was damaged due
to the accident, as well as repairs you had to make to your property.
Pain & Suffering: The physical pain you endure due to your injury can also be compensated
if you can prove it can be attributed to the accident that caused it.
New York Personal Injury Laws
When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, New York is a “no-fault”
state. This means that if you have been involved in an accident that resulted
in serious injury, the insurance company has to pay for medical care regardless
of who is at fault. If you want to file a lawsuit against the vehicle
that is at fault for the accident, you will have to breach the no-fault
threshold, which determines if you have a personal injury under the law.
Under New York’s comparative negligence statute, the court will determine
the percentage of fault for each party if both are deemed negligent. The
damages will then be awarded proportionally.
If you have been injured in an accident and want to sue the negligent party,
you must file your lawsuit within three years of the date you were injured,
otherwise, the statute of limitations will expire and you won’t
be able to pursue the compensation.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?
Personal injury cases are complex and require you to prove various aspects
of your injury and its impact on your life. If you want to recover the
maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to, then you should consult
with an experienced personal injury lawyer to get the legal guidance you
need to successfully navigate your case. Call Gruenberg Kelly Della today
to set up your case consultation with a dedicated personal injury lawyer
on Long Island.