Monthly Archives - January 2020

Liability in New York Slip and Fall Claims

Liability in New York Slip and Fall Claims

Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one out of every five falls causes a serious injury? Falls are also the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Slip and fall accidents are one of the most dangerous and most underestimated accidents in Central New York. Fortunately, legal recourse may be available for those who have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence. Can the City Be Held Liable? The answer depends on where in the state the accident occurred. Most municipalities have their own sets of rules and regulations regarding sidewalk liability. In most cities outside [...]

What Is the Average Settlement for a New York TBI Case?

What Is the Average Settlement for a New York TBI Case?

Recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can seem like a daunting feat. Your accident can change your entire life, especially if your injuries were severe. Luckily, the state of New York allows victims of personal injury to seek compensation for their injuries. You may be wondering how the courts will calculate your TBI settlement. How much can you expect to recover in your traumatic brain injury claim? Read on to find out more. Damages in a New York TBI Settlement In every personal injury settlement, plaintiffs are looking to collect certain compensatory damages. These are “damages that compensate the injured victim for injuries actually endured.” Compensatory damages [...]

What Are Non-Economic Damages in a New York Personal Injury Claim?

What Are Non-Economic Damages in a New York Personal Injury Claim?

Everyone knows about the monetary costs of personal injury—medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages can all add up very quickly. But personal injury may cause further, non-monetary losses as well. Every accident has the potential to be traumatizing. The effects of such trauma are just as lasting and real as anything else you may suffer in your accident. In this blog post, we will give a brief overview of economic and non-economic damages in a New York personal injury claim. Categories of Damages If you have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek damages from the [...]

Should You File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Should You File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Nothing prepares you for the pain of losing a loved one, especially if they passed as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. The legal name for such cases is wrongful death. Wrongful death can occur in many different contexts. Some of the more common examples include a drunk driver causing a fatal car crash or a doctor making an incompetent mistake leading to a patient’s death. In any case, the lasting effects are devastating on the decedent’s loved ones. Fortunately, legal recourse is available. Read on to find out more. Recovering Damages for New York Wrongful Death In the state of New [...]

What Are Punitive Damages in a New York Personal Injury Claim?

What Are Punitive Damages in a New York Personal Injury Claim?

Accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. You can do everything right and still have something wrong. Fortunately, if you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, legal recourse is available. In the state of New York, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your accident. All successful New York personal injury cases will pay the victim some compensatory damages. Particularly egregious cases, however, may also entitle you to punitive damages. Personal Injury Claims as Civil Cases Because personal injury claims are civil cases, the courts are generally not too interested in meting out punishment to the defendants. On the [...]