Can I Sue Someone for a Serious Injury in New York?

Can I Sue Someone for a Serious Injury in New York?

When an accident takes place, it is unfortunate that they can cause harm to those who are involved. In some cases, these injuries can be severe and life-threatening. When a person sustains a serious injury in an accident, they can face significant physical, emotional, and financial hardship. It is because of this that they may want to seek financial compensation from the negligent party that caused the accident in order to cover these damages. During this time, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance.

What is a Serious Injury?

When a person sustains a serious injury, it could cause long-term or permanent damage. Examples of common serious injuries that happen as a result of dangerous accidents can include the following:

  • Burn injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Acoustic injuries

Why Would Compensation be Awarded?

Serious injuries often call for a great deal of financial difficulty. This is because there are often a variety of expenses involved in caring for these injuries. It is because of this that victims may receive compensation to cover these burdens. This may be in the event of the following situations:

  • Serious injuries usually require medical attention, such as surgery, rehabilitation, or the use of a medical device/medication for life. Compensation can be provided to afford these expenses.
  • Injuries can sometimes leave people unable to return to work for a period of time. Compensation may be awarded for lost wages as a result. 
  • Victims can suffer both physically and emotionally after an accident, which is why compensation may be awarded for both.

How Do I Recover Compensation?

To receive compensation, the injured party must file a personal injury claim. During this time, they are required to prove the other party was negligent and their behavior directly caused the serious injury. This must be done with evidence that backs up their claim. The evidence that is needed can vary depending on the type of accident, such as a car accident, premises liability claim, product liability claim, etc. Helpful evidence during this time can include medical documentation of the injuries, picture or video of the hazard that caused the accident, witness testimonies, and more. If the injured party successfully proves negligence, they may recover compensation as coverage for any damages.

Contact our Firm

A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!