While an absolute number of injuries suffered by New Yorkers is not available. But a report by theNew York Department of Health suggests that 823 per 1,00,000 New Yorkers end up in the hospital due to an injury. This just about 1% of the population. Moreover, rate of death from injuries in New York stands at about 40 per 1,00,000 New Yorkers.
Any injury suffered due to someone’s negligence can be considered a personal injury. Some of the common personal injury causes in New York are:
New York’s personal injury laws depend on the type of accident and the injuries. However, fundamentally, to prove someone’s negligence in a personal injury claim, there is a need to prove that you were injured due to their wrongful conduct.
Some basics about personal injury claims in New York are:
New York is a comparative negligence state. comparative negligence comes into play when the injured party is partly at fault for the accident New York follows “pure comparative fault” rule when both parties are at fault. Under the pure comparative fault rule, the plaintiff’s damages award is reduced by a certain share which equal to their share of fault.The comparative fault rule in New York applies even if you are found to be more responsible for the accident than the negligent party.
If you have lost a family member in an accident caused due to someone’s negligence, you can file for a wrongful death claim. In this case, you can recover some of the losses suffered. Of course, it is needless to say that is an emotionally difficult time for the families, but the compensation can provide some sort of financial stability to the surviving members, especially in cases where the deceased was the only earning member.
This refers to personal injury claims in cases where the concerned person has deceased. If the deceased member suffered any losses, such as medical expenses, trauma, pain and suffering, their next of kin can bring survival action on behalf of the deceased to compensate for the losses.
Determining the at-fault party’s negligence in a personal injury claim in New York involved four critical details:
Getting the compensation, you deserve
If you’ve suffered an injury due to someone’s negligence, you deserve a compensation. Hire a personal injury lawyer and let them take care of it. A personal injury attorney at Siler and Ingber will understand your long-term needs and the money necessary for your care. When valuing your accident claim, we will make sure that the compensation covers all the financial expenses and the damage done to your quality of life. A few such components which should be included in your settlement are: