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What Damages Can I Recover if I’m Injured in an Auto Accident?

Nothing is more devastating than sustaining an injury in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another. The unfortunate reality is that auto accidents occur every single day here in the Big Apple, and a significant amount of them result in permanent, life-changing injuries. That said, fortunately, victims of auto accidents have a path to legal recourse through personal injury claims, wherein, as long as they are successful, they may recover compensation to help them recuperate and move on from their injuries. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated New York City personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about the different types of damages you may recover in a successful auto accident claim. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the different types of damages awarded in auto accident cases?

Damages recovered in personal injury claims can generally be broken down into three main categories. They are as follows:

  • Economic damages: These are the tangible and measurable losses you have incurred because of the accident, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, rehabilitation costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Non-economic damages: These are the intangible and subjective losses you have suffered because of the accident, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, and loss of consortium.
  • Punitive damages: These are the rare and exceptional damages that are awarded to punish the defendant for their reckless or malicious conduct and to deter others from engaging in similar behavior.

How do I prove my case?

To prove your personal injury claim and win compensation for the damages you’ve incurred, you will need to prove that the other party was negligent or at fault for causing the accident, that you suffered injuries and losses as a result, and that your damages are reasonable and justified. Some of the best ways to satisfy the burden of proof in an auto accident claim are as follows:

  1. Call law enforcement and emergency services at the scene of your accident.
  2. Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  3. Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle and the other driver’s vehicle.
  4. Keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
  5. Retain the services of a seasoned New York City auto accident lawyer.

Our firm is prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Contact us today.

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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 866-886-0892 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.

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