Available Damages for New York Personal Injuries
Under New York law, there are strict time limitations from the date of your accident to begin a case of personal injury and start seeking compensation. The amount of compensation—or damages—you’re able to recover will vary greatly depending on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries.
There are two key types of damages you may be able to pursue: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages can be quantified and are typically easier to prove when seeking compensation. They are meant to reimburse claimants for things like:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Therapy costs
- Property damages
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Funeral costs (in the case of wrongful death)
Not every loss you suffer during an accident can be quantified. Non-economic damages are awarded to cover things that can’t be reimbursed dollar-for-dollar, including:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Decreased quality of life as a result of your injuries
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
Why Work with Us?
Having spent decades representing cases of personal injury, our team is prepared to guide you through the legal process toward the outcome you deserve. It is likely that the insurance provider is failing to offer you proper compensation for an injury caused by a car accident, slip and fall, or another related incident.
At the Law Office of Steven R. Smith, we don’t back down from a challenge. In fact, we thrive under pressure. We are ready to fight aggressively for the results you need to move forward. Put our competitive spirit to work for you in the New York and Long Island area by contacting our office today. If you were injured in any of the surrounding areas, including Hempstead, Westbury, Queens, Hicksville, Mineola, as well as all counties and areas of New York, we’ll be here to provide you with dedicated defense. Schedule your free consultation today.