Can Passengers Get Compensation if They Are Hurt in a Car Accident?

If you live in the Bronx or anywhere in New York City, you know there are areas in NYC with traffic issues that often lead to accidents. Even the best drivers can find themselves in accidents that have lingering legal effects like medical bills, expensive car repairs and disputes with insurance companies. All of this gets even more complicated if there is a passenger in your car or if you are a passenger in somebody’s car.

What are Liens in Personal Injury

When you are injured in a car accident, on the job, or in another type of accident, your primary concern should be healing. But, in today’s healthcare environment, worries about the costs you incur after an injury can be overwhelming.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor After an Accident

After an accident, even if you feel okay, it may be days or hours before you experience any symptoms from an injury. After an accident, when someone asks, “Are you okay?” The best answer is, “I don’t really know. Only a doctor can assess my health.” That’s the truth of the situation. You may be in shock or have a post-traumatic-stress reaction. Immediately following an accident, you really can’t objectively assess your situation.

How Pre-Existing Conditions Impact Personal Injury Claims

If you are involved in an accident, you have every right to seek compensation for your injuries. But insurance companies will look for reasons to pay you less. If an insurance company finds that you have a pre-existing condition, they may try to reduce any compensation or not pay you at all

Understanding Comparative Fault in New York

New York personal injury law uses comparative fault calculations when determining responsibility and compensation for an accident. This means that when courts look to award monetary compensation to an accident victim, they will look to see if the accident victim did something that contributed to the accident.

What is Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering is the term used to describe the physical or emotional stress caused by being injured in an accident. How much compensation you should get for pain and suffering is calculated separately from the amount you get for more direct expenses.