Personal Injury Attorneys

Did you recently suffer an injury but don’t know what to do? It’s important to know who is at fault in a given situation and if it would be wise to consult a personal injury lawyer to find out what kinds of damages can you receive compensation for.

How Can Personal Injury Attorneys for New York City Help You?

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As New York personal injury lawyers we consider our clients as part of our family. When there is damage done to our client because of the negligence of another party, regardless if it’s physical or psychological, we are here to fight for your rights. As your personal injury lawyer we will find all of the resources surrounding your accident and get you compensated for the amount that you deserve. You might be eligible to recover damages for injury, loss of wages, emotional loss, etc.. That is why its important to talk to your New York personal injury lawyer today to find out what you are entitled to.

Who is at fault?

The first question that your personal injury lawyer will ask is “who is at fault?” In personal injury cases you have to show that an accident occurred because of someones negligence. This is where you will base your analysis in finding out the one at fault. Negligence is defined as any kind of careless behavior or attitude that resulted or contributed to an accident.

What are the types of damages in Personal Injury cases? 3D stick figure on stretcher – New York personal injury attorney

There are two types of damages in a personal injury case. There are compensatory damages and punitive damages. Most cases fall under the former.

Compensatory damages

This is the usual type of damage that is awarded in personal injury cases. The idea here is that the defendant is trying to compensate for the damages and injury that he/she has inflicted. The goal is to make you, the plaintiff, feel “whole” again. There are many types of compensatory damages:

  • Pain and Suffering – This is for any kind of discomfort or pain as a result of an accident. The compensation should account for past and present pain that you have suffered.
  • Loss of Enjoyment – If an accident has prevented you from doing the things you enjoy, such as pastimes, sports, recreation, and hobbies, then you should be compensated for that.
  • Loss of Consortium – This is where you have suffered an injury that affects your relationship with your spouse. Sometimes, the damages are awarded directly to your spouse.
  • Emotional Distress – Injuries have varying psychological impacts to a person. That’s why these damages are usually related to accidents that are traumatizing in nature.
  • Income Loss – If you suffered an injury that has affected your ability to work, then you should receive compensation for income lost. In other words, you have lost your “capacity to earn” and, thus, should be compensated accordingly.
  • Medical Treatment – When you are injured, there are always medical expenses that should be accounted for. The compensation should cover all the expenses in the past, present, and also in the future as you seek medical care.
  • Property Loss – If your property is damaged as a result of the accident, such as your car or your home, then the compensation should cover the repairs or the current value of the property in the market.

Punitive damages

Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are awarded on top of compensatory damages due to special cases. If the defendant is deemed extremely careless in his/her actions, punitive damages are in place in order to “punish” the defendant. Your experienced, aggressive, and caring New York personal injury lawyer will explain to you where to seek compensatory and/or punitive damages so that you can be properly compensated for your injury. So whether you are concerned about obtaining immediate compensation for medical treatment or securing your future care, Pulvers, Pulvers, Thompson & Friedman will provide the commitment you need to get results. Fill our our free New York personal injury consultation today.

 

Here is a list of some of the personal injury Cases we handle.