Auto accidents happen every day in New York. While the bulk of them are relatively minor fender benders in which no one is injured, some of them do result in driver, passenger or pedestrian injury. Anyone who has suffered a car accident injury due to the negligent actions of another individual may be entitled to seek damages through legal means.
Numerous car accident victims suffer physical, financial and emotional losses. Such damages can affect them personally and professionally. They can affect them temporarily or permanently. They can also affect their loved ones.
Following a car accident, victims may seek compensation for any losses deemed legally recoverable. These losses include medical expenses, such as ambulance fees, hospital treatment and stays, in-home services and therapy, pain and suffering, and lost wages. A victim’s spouse may also file claims for loss of affection, also called loss of consortium. There are specific requirements that must be met in order to pursue a loss of consortium claim. One’s legal counsel can provide the specifics.
Every car accident injury case is unique. While the damages may vary per case, all victims may suffer losses that affect them and their families in a negative way. Thanks to the laws of New York, such losses do not need to be shouldered by the victims and their family members alone. By filing civil claims against the parties believed responsible, victims can fight for fair and full compensation. With the assistance of legal counsel, such legal claims may be addressed in negotiation sessions or in court.