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January 28, 2020

Our Brooklyn injury and accident attorney is dedicated to helping victims and their families when someone’s negligent actions or omissions caused serious injury.  We understand New York law and how to use common law (judge-made law), statutory law (legislatively-made law), regulations (agency-made law), and other important legal authority to help prove a victim’s case.  We also understand the medicine behind personal injury cases and can work with your treating physicians and experts to prove your injuries in court.  No matter what type of personal injury you or a loved one sustained, ask how we can protect your rights to compensation under New York law.

Types of Brooklyn Personal Injury Accidents

There are many different types of personal injury cases that could be caused by the negligence of another person, company, or municipality.  Some of the most common types of personal injury accidents include some of the following:

  • Auto accidents;
  • Trucking accidents;
  • Pedestrian knockdowns/hit by a car (which Bed-Stuy is notorious for);
  • Medical malpractice;
  • Birth injuries;
  • Premises liability cases such as slip and falls or trip and falls;
  • Construction accidents, including falls from a height or falling debris/materials;
  • Products liability cases;
  • Animal attacks and dog bites;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Any other type of accident caused by a negligent action or a negligent omission.

Damages in Personal Injury Accidents

Anytime a victim has been injured in an accident he or she may be entitled to recover what are known as “damages.”  Under New York law, “damages” are the measure of relief that a party may recover from a court.  In personal injury cases, damages are typically compensatory in nature.  This means that a personal injury victim may be entitled to recover money for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings if unable to return to the same job, medical bills, loss of consortium or services from loved ones or dependents, and other injuries causally related to the accident.

Generally, the most significant type of damages in a personal injury case is the pain and suffering award.  Pain and suffering is typically broken down into two parts.  The first part is past pain and suffering which is measured from the date of injury to the date of the award.  The second part is future pain and suffering which is measured from the date of the award until the end of the life expectancy of the victim.  There are also other types of pain and suffering which include pre-impact terror or pre-death terror in wrongful death cases.  These claims are difficult to prove but could result in substantial recoveries with the help of a Brooklyn injury and accident attorney.

Ask our Injury and Accident Lawyer for a FREE Consultation

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured, or if a loved one was wrongfully killed due to the negligence of another individual, please ask our Brooklyn injury and accident lawyer for a FREE consultation.  Even if you think that the accident may have been partially your fault, New York is a comparative fault state which means you can still recover for the wrongful acts of another even if you contributed to the happening of the accident.  This is important because serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, amputations, broken bones, and other permanent injuries could still result in a sizable award.

Have us protect your rights to possible compensation.  Get a free consultation on our 100% contingency based injury law services today at: Ribowsky Law 333 Stanley Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207 (347) 292-7353.

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