Key Things to Know about getting Personal Injury Compensation

On December 10, 2018, in Personal Injury, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Personal injuries are one of the possible setbacks suffered by accident victims. Such injuries can be devastating for the victim, as well as for their family, in many ways. According to experienced personal injury lawyers in Queens, such injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, animal bites, assault and battery, construction accidents, or any type of negligence or intentional or unintentional wrongdoing.

In case you or someone in your family has suffered personal injuries due to reasons mentioned earlier, you may think about filing a personal injury claim against the party you think is guilty. But experienced personal injury lawyers in Queens suggest you familiarise yourself with some key things first. For example:

  • Were you at fault for the accident?
  • Do you have serious injuries?
  • Are your injuries a result of the accident?
  • Is there another source to recover from (i.e. worker’s compensation, etc.).
  • The amount of compensation to expect in a personal injury case.

 

To answer these questions and any others that you may have, you should consult with an attorney. This is where the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC, a group of experienced personal injury lawyers in Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County, New York, Long Island, Manhattan, Long Island, Bronx and Staten Island can help you significantly.

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On December 4, 2018, in Motor Vehicle Accident, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

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At least four teenagers suffered injuries because of a motor vehicle accident in Long Island this Wednesday. One of the injured teens had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital.

More details about the accident:

This accident happened on Wednesday afternoon about 3:40 p.m. at Elmont Road and Dutch Broadway, resulting in injuries to the four teenagers. According to the police, it was a head-on-collision between four vehicles.

The impact and intensity of the collision were so powerful that one of the cars involved in the accident ricocheted towards the sidewalk and struck victims near the corner of the two roads in Elmont.

What about the victims?

According to the police, the list of victims includes three teenage females and one teenage boy. All of them being sophomores who were on their way home after school.The authorities report that two injured girls were rushed to an area hospital. One of them had to be airlifted in critical condition. The injuries suffered by the other two are said to be non-life-threatening injuries.

We will keep readers posted with the latest relevant updates.

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Physical Suffering and Mental Pain in Personal Injury Cases

On November 25, 2018, in Personal Injury, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

According to the experienced personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn, pain and suffering is one of the most important components of every accident case. Most personal injury accident victims may not be familiar with it. It greatly affects the amount of money you receive as compensation for your accident and the personal injuries you suffered.

What Exactly is Pain and Suffering?

It is actually the pain and other problems you go through due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Experienced personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn take many things into consideration to determine accident victims’ damages, among them, pain and suffering. Examples of damages are as follows:

  • Physical Pain
  • Mental Pain
  • Loss of Income
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Expenditure on Medical Services/Treatment

What is Physical Pain and Suffering?

It is the pain you experience due to the injuries you are suffering because of your accident. In such a scenario, experienced personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn take a number of crucial factors into consideration to determine your physical discomfort. For example:

  • The pain and discomfort your body has already gone through.
  • The pain and discomfort your body is currently enduring.
  • Detrimental effects your injuries may cause in the future.
  • Financial issues you or your family will have to go through because of the medical expenses you pay to heal your body.

 What is Mental Pain and Suffering?

Mental pain and physical suffering is the outcome of an accident victim’s bodily injuries. Such a thing is easily capable of affecting an accident victim’s life negatively in many ways. This is why experienced personal injury lawyers look at many things to determine the way your quality of life could be affected. For example:

  • Mental Anguish
  • Depression
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Enjoyment in Life
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Humiliation
  • Anxiety
  • Shock
  • Mood Swings
  • Dysfunction of Bodily Organs
  • Lack of Energy

The list doesn’t end here either.

Many personal injury accident victims suffer both physical and mental effects from their injuries. These effects change their life in many ways. If you are one of those facing these problems and want to seek the compensation you think you deserve as a result of someone else’s negligence, we could be the right legal team to depend on.

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Construction accident can result in fatalities for victims. For those who do not suffer this fate, the injuries suffered affect the entire course of life. That’s right! These severe injuries can result in the loss of limbs or bodily function, or a reduction in the victim’s ability to perform daily routine tasks and earn money. Extreme weather conditions, heights and heavy-duty machines are some things that increase the chance of a life-threatening accident at construction sites.

These accidents can affect a victim’s personal, family and professional lives in many ways. This is exactly where our experienced construction accident lawyers prove their value in a victim’s life by protecting their financial interests.Before moving further, it is important to know the factors that lead to fatal accidents at construction sites.

Some reasons for construction accidents:

According to the experienced construction site attorneys in the Bronx, below are the leading factors behind construction accidents:

  • Scaffolding/decking malfunction
  • Defective machinery
  • Crane and heavy equipment accidents
  • Falling heavy objects and machinery
  • Failure to use proper safety equipment
  • Slips and falls from heights/roofs/ladders
  • Machinery’s collision with construction workers
  • Fall into trenches or some other areas that are excavated
  • In short, failure to comply with Industrial Codes

How construction accident attorneys help victims?

Most importantly, this is the key thing you should seek an answer to. Life after a construction site accident changes significantly for the victim. How? Let’s see below:

  • You can die.
  • You can be injured badly resulting in time and money spent in the hospital.
  • You could be in a coma.
  • The expense of your recovery, medical and healthcare procedures can affect you, as well as, your family’s financial life.
  • You lose income because you are not able to go to work unless you recover fully.
  • Your ability to work and earn is reduced due to ongoing conditions.

More to the point, you need someone who can safeguard your financial interests to help make sure you have money available to handle your daily needs, and the needs of your family. This is where the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC, a group of experienced construction accident lawyers in Bronx, Queens, Nassau County, Brooklyn, New York, Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island, can help you move in the right direction.

 

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