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Helping Injury Victims Get Justice In New York
If you have been hurt due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence in New York, it’s natural to be concerned about how you’ll pay for the cost of treatment and recoup wages that you’ve lost, among other expenses you’ve likely incurred.
The concept of personal injury law is to return injured victims to the position they were in before the accident. In reality, this is difficult and nearly impossible, but using the legal system, the personal injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP are here to help you get as close as you can. In most situations, this must be completed by providing financial compensation to account for your injuries and any lost or destroyed property. Compensating you for these loses will come to you in the form of monetary damages. Every case is different, but the types of damages available in personal injury cases can include:
In New York, special damages refer to economic damages or damages that reimburse you for anything that has cost you money due to your accident. Special damages can include:
- Medical Bills
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Prescription Costs
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Future Earnings
- Property Damage
- In-Home Care Expenses
- Childcare Expenses
- Medical Equipment
- Transportation Expenses
- Childcare Expenses
You may be eligible for other damages as well. If you have been out of pocket any other damages that you do not see on this list, please talk to our helpful attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP about your specifics so that we can get you everything that you deserve.
These damages are non-economic in nature and account for situations you are put in due to personal injury that do not have an immediate cost or value, including:
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Mental Anguish
- Long-term Disability
- Lost Opportunities
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Loss of Consortium
The nature of general damages can make them hard to quantify, but an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand the general damages situation as it may apply to your case.
This category of damages is less common in personal injury cases, but courts can award punitive damages in effort to financially reprimand offenders in cases of extremely immoral or reckless behavior. It is important to remember that while you may feel that the person responsible for your injuries deserves punitive damages, that the court is very conservative in making those determinations. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can let you know if your case might qualify for punitive damages.
There are no guaranteed damages in personal injury cases but having an understanding of the types of damages available can give you a good understanding of what may be available in your circumstances. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP are available at any time to review your case with you and help you determine what your case may be worth.