The Rights of Injury Victims in New York
No matter what state you live in, you have rights if you’ve been injured because of someone else’s careless or reckless actions. In New York, you have a right to file a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your harm.
Physical bodily injuries are often the most obvious signs of personal injury immediately following an accident. In extreme cases and depending on the type of accident you are involved in, you may sustain broken bones and even require hospitalizationÃ¢€”and in some extreme cases, surgery.
The good news is that you will receive the rehabilitation that you require; however, the bad news is that you will accumulate medical expenses throughout this process. So irrespective of whether or not the other party is going to try and place some of the blame on you, you are entitled to a claim for damages.
If your injuries are not serious or permanent, then you can be compensated for your medical expenses, loss of wages, and various other expenses incurred immediately following the accident. However, if your injuries are permanent, then you are entitled to claim for past pain and suffering, as well as any future pain and suffering that you will experience as a result of your permanent injury. This includes all future medical expenses that you will incur as a result of receiving continuous and ongoing treatment due to your permanent injury.
If you are unable to return to work due to a disability, then you can also receive compensation for loss of wages and various other inconveniences. Find out more:[dcl=6613]