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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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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Motor vehicle accident

A motor vehicle crash on Long Island proved to be fatal for a man and woman. Both died immediately. At least 5 people were injured in this accident; two of them were children. The kids suffered serious injuries, while the other three victims suffered non-serious injuries.

More Details of Accident:

This accident happened on Sunday at about 1:40 PM. Olvin Jimenez was driving his Toyota Corolla Southbound on Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood. He suddenly lost control of his car and entered the Northbound Lane, colliding with a Toyota RAV4, said the police.

Casualties:

According to the police, Olvin Jimenez and Erica Jimenez-Mejia, both 39, were declared dead at the scene. Erica was Olvin’s front seat passenger.

A two-year-old and ten-year-old were also sitting in the backseat of the Corolla at the time of the accident. Both suffered serious injuries and were rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

The 21 year old RAV4 driver, and his two passengers, also suffered non-serious injuries in the crash, said police. One of his passengers was 17 years old, while the other was 73 years old. All three of them were rushed to Southside Hospital for treatment.

The police closed the Crooked Hill Road in both directions till 6:00 PM, after the crash. The police also impounded both cars for a safety check.

The police are investigating the crash further.

 

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Assumption of Risk in Personal Injury

On November 12, 2015, in Message/News Board, Personal Injury, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

In the world of Personal Injury and General Tort Litigation, there is a concept referred to as “Assumption of Risk.”  This concept is a defense to the plaintiff’s claim that can defeat the entire claim.  Certain activities have inherent risks.  These risks are well known or should be known to the possible claimant.  In some scenarios, the plaintiff’s skill and experience in participating in a certain activity can form the basis of the defense.  The defense actually works to negate the duty of care owed by the defendant to the plaintiff.  The New York case law is flooded with cases where the assumption of risk defense is raised.  Although a common misconception is that this defense is only applicable for sporting events and recreational activities, it is also applicable to other scenarios.

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If you or a loved one are involved in an accident where you believe the assumption of risk doctrine could be asserted, please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at (516) 858-2620 to speak with a personal injury attorney today!

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