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Even minor injuries can work their way into your daily life, making it hard to move forward after your accident. Allow a Queens personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation as you recover.
Whether the people responsible for your injuries had actual malice in their hearts or were simply careless, the main concern of most accident victims is simply getting rightful compensation.
After all, you now have medical bills to pay on top of all of your other expenses.
If you’ve been the victim of a serious injury, regardless of its cause, a Queens injury lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can evaluate your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Most Common Types of Injury
Almost any kind of injury in Queens can qualify for personal injury compensation, but a few serious injury types tend to pop up over and over again.
These include the following:
- Brain Injuries – Whether caused by a blow to the head or a fall, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect nearly 3 million Americans a year. While many victims recover, a TBI can greatly impair your ability to live a normal life. Both physical capabilities (mobility and sensation) and cognitive capabilities (thinking and memory) can be impaired by injuries that fall under the banner of TBI, including concussions and contusions.
- Spine Injuries – The spine, which contains nerves that relay messages to and from the brain, is often not fully appreciated until it’s injured. Many spine injury victims experience excruciating symptoms, including loss of strength, sensation, and general bodily function. While the severity of a spinal injury depends on a lot of factors, it’s important to note that the damage is often irreversible.
- Broken Bones – Bone breaks and fractures are some of the most common injuries. In some cases, a broken bone can happen immediately, while in other cases, it can happen as the result of repeated strain (stress fractures). It’s imperative to seek medical care promptly after a break to help ensure that you fully heal.
- Severe Burns – Burns can be caused by contact with a variety of harmful substances, including fire and corrosive chemicals. Anyone who has experienced a serious burn should, first and foremost, seek out a physician.
How Personal Injury Law Works in New York
The state of New York follows a standard called pure comparative negligence in personal injury cases. This lets accident victims recover at least some damages for their injuries, as long as they weren’t completely responsible for the onset of the injuries in question.
Typically, compensation is awarded at a level proportionate to the defendant’s level of fault; a party that is 50 percent responsible for an accident will pay half of potential damages). This highlights the need for a lawyer to show why a party other than you was completely responsible for what happened.
Also keep in mind New York’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases, which is three years. This means you will have three years from the date of your incident to bring forth a claim.
It also helps to be familiar with the concept of negligence. Being able to prove another party’s negligence is usually essential to winning a personal injury case.
Personal injury law can quickly become confusing, but a Queens accident injury lawyer is here to help.
What Should I Include in a Personal Injury Claim?
As experienced personal injury lawyers, we are asked this question a lot. While every case varies in significant ways, there are generally common threads between most cases.
Generally, you will first want to identify any losses or injuries that can be demonstrated in your claim. Some potential losses that you may want to document include medical expenses, lost wages or earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional distress, necessary lifestyle adjustments, loss of consortium, and diminished quality of life.
A word to the wise: Include all harm you’ve experienced as a result of your injuries, whether it happened in the past, is happening in the present, or is expected to happen in the future.
Once again, an experienced Queens accident attorney can help you sort out any confusion you have about your claim and make sure your rights are protected.
Team Up with a Queens Injury Attorney
Injury victims know all too well how hard it can be to recover sufficient compensation for the various physical, emotional, and financial hardships they’ve been subjected to.
Let a qualified Queens injury lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP take the reins of your case today. We encourage all new clients to contact us for a free, no-obligation case consultation to see if we’re a good fit. Either call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the form below to get in touch.