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Have you been injured due to someone else’s negligence or an accident? You might be struggling with medical bills and loss of wages. These stressors might even prolong your recovery time after the injury. I am an experienced Personal Injury Attorney serving Yonkers, NY, and I am ready to help you recover from loss of wages, time, and money.

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What Is Personal Injury?

What Is Personal InjuryPersonal Injury refers to all costs incurred by a plaintiff due to an accident or wrongful death in civil court claims. Anytime a person falls ill, is injured, or dies because of another party’s negligence, there might be a valid personal injury case.

What Are Common Types Of Personal Injury Claims?

  • Car accident. Injuries from a car accident could be immediately apparent, while some other injuries from a car accident might take hours, days, or weeks to appear. That is why it is best to contact a car accident attorney near you as soon as the possible after the accident. An experienced Car Accident Attorney might be able to help you pinpoint the exact cause of the injuries as they appear.
  • Motorcycle accident. Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are usually more serious in nature than those sustained in automobile accidents. If you think you are entitled to compensation following a motorcycle accident, consult with an experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney.
  • Bicycle accident. Anyone who contributes to a bicycle accident might be considered negligent, including manufacturers or retailers of defective bicycles or protective equipment. As an experienced Bicycle Accident Attorney, I can help you.
  • Truck accident. Long haul trucks are subject to different regulations from those driving personal vehicles. If you have been injuring in a truck accident, consult with me, an experienced Truck Accident Attorney, to find out what compensation that you might be entitled to.
  • Dog bites. Either the dog owner or the person in control of the dog at the time of the accident might be considered liable.
  • Slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents might be due to property owner negligence. If the building/premise is not well maintained or does not have the proper signage, the property owner could be liable for the plaintiff’s compensation.

What Are The Types Of Personal Injury Compensation In New York?

  • Medical expenses- Payment or reimbursement of payment of medical bills resulting from the accident
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish-compensation for feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, distress, trauma, or grief resulting from the accident
  • Pain and suffering- any physical and/or emotional injuries the victim experiences after the accident
  • Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity- all wages missed by the victim as a result of the accident and any earning potential the victim might have miss in their profession due to the accident
  • Punitive damages- compensation awarded due to malicious behavior of the defendant
  • Loss of consortium-awarded when the injury impacts relationships, companionship, and or support
  • Funeral and burial services- compensation that will cover the costs of funeral and burial services in a wrongful death claim

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How Do I File A Personal Injury Claim In New York?

How Do I File A Personal Injury Claim In New York?After seeking and receiving medical treatment for physical injuries sustained in the accident, contact Glen A. Kurtis, P.C. at (914) 686-3171 to schedule a consultation. I am an experienced Personal Injury Attorney, and I can help you decide the next steps of your personal injury claim. Questions we will ask are:

  • Was there duty of care? Was one person responsible to take care not to injure the other? Was there negligence, recklessness, intent, or strict liability?
  • Was there proximate cause? Did one person’s actions cause the injury of the other?

Be sure to bring any and all evidence to the initial Personal Injury Attorney consultation. Evidence includes medical bills, photos from the accident, insurance information, contact information of possible witnesses, and any communication with an employer if you have missed work due to the accident.

Each personal injury claim might look different based on the facts of each individual case but you should generally expect the following to take place.

  1. Investigation. An investigation might include a review of all documents and evidence to determine if there is cause for a personal injury claim.
  2. Offer of a settlement. The two parties involved in the accident might reach a settlement for compensation before filing a lawsuit.
  3. File the personal injury lawsuit. If the time is still within the statute of limitations time period, then the injured party will file a civil claim against the negligent party.
  4. Discovery. Representation for both parties can request information and documents from the other, along with questioning witnesses.
  5. Possible mediation or negotiation. Either party might request a mediation or negotiation to avoid a trial.
  6. Trial. If a settlement is not reach, the personal injury case could go to trial.
  7. Post-trial appeals. After a judgment is reached, either party might request an appeal to change the amount of compensation ordered in court.

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