What Damages Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
Damages are any financial or otherwise losses a person sustains due to
another party’s negligent or wrongful conduct. Because each case
is unique, the actual damages you will be able to recover in your injury
lawsuit will depend on the specific circumstances involved.
Our Queens personal injury attorneys help injured individuals seek compensation
for the following damages:
- All medical expenses associated with treating accident-related injuries
- Future medical care costs, including future treatments and ongoing care
- Lost income, wages, and other employment benefits
- Future lost earnings and loss of earning ability due to disability
- Pain and suffering
In cases where the defendant acted with willful or wanton disregard for
the safety of others, injured victims may also be able to seek punitive
damages. In contrast to compensatory damages, like those listed above,
punitive damages are not meant to compensate the victim for losses but
to punish the defendant for egregious negligence. Punitive damages are
rare, but they can sometimes be used to send a clear message that such
conduct will not be tolerated.
What is the Statute of Limitations in New York For Negligence Cases?
The state of New York has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims,
meaning you only have a certain amount of time to file your claim and
pursue a lawsuit. In most cases,
the standard statute of limitations on personal injury claims in New York
is three years from the date of injury. There are some—minimal—exceptions to this three-year time
limit, but in most cases, your lawsuit will be dismissed if you try to
file a claim after more than three years.
Because of this, you must act quickly. We encourage you to immediately
reach out to our Queens personal injury lawyers to learn how we can help
you with your case. In addition to ensuring you do not miss the deadline
to file, acting quickly can also allow us to gather invaluable evidence
to support your claim. Over time, this evidence can be lost, so the sooner
you get in touch with our team, the better.
Contact The Cassisi Law Firm today to schedule a FREE consultation with our Queens personal injury
attorney! We offer legal services in English, Spanish, and Italian.