Receiving Compensation in a New York Personal Injury Case

Personal injury accidents can detrimentally affect a person’s life. This may be due to a serious injury or even the death of a loved one. When this happens, an injured person or their loved ones may be left with a significant loss. This may be a financial loss, a loss of quality of life, or the loss of a life entirely. In these situations, injured parties may pursue compensation from the party responsible for the accident through a personal injury case.

Compensation

It is important for the injured to seek medical attention immediately if they were injured in an accident of any kind. Depending on how serious an injury is, the injured may require a great deal of medical help. This can cause medical bills to pile up and become overwhelming for a person. Sometimes, injuries can prevent a person from going back to work for a period of time or even permanently. When they are not receiving an income, these expenses be more difficult to manage and the situation can grow out of control.

This is why those who are injured in an accident due to negligence are can seek compensation for these costs. This exists to cover any medical bills or lost wages that burden the injured party as a result of the incident. This gives the injured the opportunity to recover without having to worry or stress about any additional expenses due to the accident. Compensation may be awarded for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lose earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Court costs

When traumatic injuries happen, people often suffer more than only physically. People can suffer emotionally and psychologically as well. Because of this, they can receive emotional compensation in addition to physical compensation. Emotional compensation exists to cover pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.

Proving Negligence

An injured party must file a personal injury lawsuit in order to pursue compensation. This requires them to prove the other party’s negligence caused the accident. The injured party can be this by gathering evidence that proves the accident and their injuries happened as a direct result of the party’s negligence. This satisfies the burden of proof. Evidence that may be used can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures or videos of the hazard, or any witnesses to the incident.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was injured in a personal injury accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact the Law Offices of George Poulos today.

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.