What damages can I recover in a personal injury claim?
Under New York law, you will have two years to file a claim for damages. This time period is called the statute of limitations. It allows you to recover from your injuries and also gives you time to estimate what medical treatment will be needed in the future. Those damages generally include:
These are expenses associated with the accident. This includes hospital and doctors’ fees, diagnostic testing, medical or surgical procedures and medications and medical support equipment such as crutches or wheelchairs.
This includes lost wages incurred due to the accident as well as any future losses in income resulting from your injuries.
Pain and suffering:
This includes compensation for the physical pain and suffering you experienced due to your injuries, as well as the emotional pain or suffering the accident has caused.
Rockland Injury Lawyers - Ready to Handle Your Personal Injury case!In order to keep people safe, everyone must play their part. Property owners are obligated to keep their property safe. Drivers are obligated to maintain a proper level of insurance, and to drive safely. Medical providers must comply to use accepted medical practices, and use their expertise to give patients the care they deserve. Failure to do so is negligent. If you’ve been injured because someone else failed to live up to their obligations, then the effects can be devastating. It’s more than just the medical bills, or your ability to earn a living. An injury can impact every aspect of your life. If you’re injured because of someone else’s negligence, then obtaining the right legal representation is crucial. A personal injury lawyer is highly experienced and trained in the field and has a vast understanding of personal injury litigation.
Rockland Injury Lawyers in Bardonia, NY has the experience and ‘know-how’ to help you navigate the legal system.Practice Areas Include:
- Car accidents, (both driver and passenger)
- Motorcycle accidents, (both biker or passenger)
- Pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents, including wrongful death and fatal accidents
- Construction accidents, including injuries from scaffolds, ladders, and falling objects
- Premises liability, including dog bites, slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice, including surgical errors, birth injuries, failure to diagnose and prescription drug errors