The Difference Between Monetary and Emotional Compensation After an Accident

Non-Economic Damages in New York

But have you paused to think about what your accident has cost you beyond your wallet? About the damages you might have suffered psychologically, emotionally, and within your private life? These types of damages are referred to as “non-economic damages,” and while they may be emotional in nature, they are just as legitimate (and just […]

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What Is the Average Settlement for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

New York Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

There is no clear way to calculate the average settlement for a traumatic brain injury because the final settlement figures vary so drastically (and are often kept confidential). It is true that accident victims who suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) because of another party’s negligence are entitled to financial compensation under New York personal injury […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries After an Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury

As the term itself suggests, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious and frightening injuries that a human being can suffer. The consequences can include disability, impairment, and even death. But the term “traumatic” also leads people to believe that TBIs are rare, occurring in only the most extreme and catastrophic of […]

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Important Points to Consider Before You Accept Any Offers

Never Accept Insurance Company Offer

When someone offers you money, it’s hard to say, “No.” That’s the predicament people find themselves in when an insurance company makes a settlement offer. On the one hand, you know insurance claims are complex legal matters, and insurance companies aren’t necessarily trustworthy. On the other hand, a little extra money sounds nice right now, […]

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Understanding Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

Understanding Punitive Damages

When A Defendant’s Negligence Is Extreme, New York Courts Might Choose To Punish Them By Awarding A Special (Sometimes Substantial) Monetary Award To The Victim When it comes to civil lawsuits for personal injuries, the courts in New York usually aren’t too interested in punishing anyone. Punishment is typically reserved for criminal cases. Instead, the […]

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Who is Responsible for a Slip & Fall Accident in a Public Place?

Who is Liable for a Slip and Fall in a Public Place

Filing a NY Premises Liability Claim When Injured in a Grocery Store, Mall, Etc. New York is a busy state, bustling with people and commerce. Not a day goes by without someone slipping and falling in a public place. If you’re like most people, your first instinct might be to feel embarrassed, or to assume […]

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