All auto accidents are jarring, and in most cases, at the very least, they result in some sort of property damage. Unfortunately, in the worst cases, they also can result in very serious injuries. If you are someone who was hurt as a result of car accident negligence, you most likely require significant compensation to get back on your feet again. Often, car accidents leave people with several questions. Our Manhattan car accident attorney has put together this short FAQ to help address some of your concerns. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more.
New York City Car Accident FAQ
A: After sustaining an injury in a car accident, one of your first questions will likely be “who is going to pay my medical bills?” After all, your health is your number one concern, and an auto accident injury can be a very costly medical expense. That said, most likely PIP insurance will cover a portion of your medical bills and lost wages, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, if you were hurt due to the negligence of another, you may recover additional compensation through a personal injury claim.
A: “Pain and suffering” is a term often used in personal injury cases, and describes a type of “non-economic” damage that you can recover compensation for. Pain and suffering deals with the physical and emotional pain a person has to live with after an accident.
A: Emotional trauma is another type of non-economic damage that an injured person can sue for. For example, car accidents are often traumatic events, and it’s not uncommon for those injured in them to develop PTSD or depression as a result of a lower standard of life due to, say, a spinal injury.
A: Public buses are virtually everywhere here in New York City. If you were injured on or by a public bus, you will likely sue the city or state for compensation. Suing a governmental entity is a bit different than suing a privately-owned bus company, in that you’ll need to file a Notice of Claim in a matter of months. If you fail to do so, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to sue.
If you have any additional questions about the claims process, simply pick up the phone and give us a call.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.