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December 5, 2020

How Much Do You Know About Personal Injury Claims in NYC?

How Much Do You Know About Personal Injury Claims in NYC?

Do you know what’s involved in a personal injury lawsuit? If you believe you have a personal injury claim, your personal injury lawyer NYC will ask you a number of questions. Some of the most common questions an attorney will ask about an accident include:

  • When did the accident occur?
  • Were you injured? If so, do you have medical bills, are you back at work, or do you expect to lose wages because of the accident?
  • Were you at work when the accident occurred?
  • Where exactly did the accident occur? In the event that the accident happened at a business, a private home, or a rental property, premises liability factors may be considered.
  • Have you been contacted by others involved in the accident? Has anyone involved (including yourself) made an admission of fault?

About Compensation

After your attorney has asked a number of questions and gathered appropriate information, documents, and proof of medical expenses, estimates of lost wages, and so forth, you may naturally wonder what you can expect in regard to compensation.  Personal injury NYC attorneys know that awards depend on a number of factors including the type and severity of the injury.

Proving Fault

Any lawsuit regarding personal injury will need to prove fault, negligence or reckless behavior by the person (or entity) accused of causing or contributing to the injury.  However, attorneys Greenstein & Milbauer also want individuals to know that negligence and comparative fault may also come into play. Not all states apply comparative fault rules, including New York. However, the term ‘negligence’ can be applied to cases in New York that can determine the level of shared fault between a victim and plaintiff in an accident case. While a plaintiff in New York can be awarded damages in a personal injury case, that award may be decreased depending on the level of determined negligence when it is applied.

Greenstein & Milbauer want you to be aware of your rights, obligations, and legal responsibilities when it comes to personal injuries. Protect yourself and others from lawsuits as well as injuries by being aware of your surroundings at all times. Feel free to comment on and share this post with friends and family.