New York has some of the most congested roads in the country. Whether you are navigating the streets of our cities or driving on suburban roads, you will be faced with hazards and aggressive drivers that may cause accidents to occur on the roads. When these situations occur, a car can face damage and people may face many injuries that can be very serious. Some injuries can include concussions, spinal cord injuries, dismemberment, bone fractures, and more. Serious injuries can burden you with overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, impacted employment and a devastated quality of life. Some injuries can stay dormant for years before impacting the life of a victim. If you were seriously injured in a collision caused by the negligence of another driver, you need to talk to an attorney. You may be entitled to damages not covered by the insurance.
Immediately after an accident, car insurance will cover our medical bills and lost wages to a certain extent. In New York, drivers pay for “no-fault” insurance, or personal injury protection to ensure that we can seek medical attention after an accident without the worry that we will amass overwhelming medical bills or suffer from a devastating loss of wages. If you are injured in a car accident, you can feel comforted by that fact. When a car crash injury goes beyond the coverage of PIP, you may need to consider your legal options to seek more compensation.
If your injuries surpass the protection offered under PIP, you may have to explore your legal options. If you are seriously injured because of the negligence of another driver, you may need to bring a lawsuit to cover the impact on your future. Some examples of negligence in a motor vehicle crash can include unlawful turns, careless lane changes, tailgating, speeding, electronic device use, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and drowsy driving.
You may be able to recover damages if you were seriously injured by the negligence of another driver. You also may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, depending on the situation. Economic damages include wage loss, unpaid medical bills, property damage, and more. Economic loss will often be a factor in a personal injury lawsuit. Non-economic damages are a more complicated matter. If you are able to establish “pain and suffering” caused by the accident, you could recover monetary compensation based on how the accident impacted your quality of life, including how the experience affected you and how your life was changed because of the collision.
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.