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Damages & Compensation
for Car Accident Injuries
If you were a car accident victim, you may have experienced significant and
debilitating injuries that affect your daily life. You may also have lost time from
work and accrued a substantial amount of debt as a result of medical treatment and
out of pocket costs. While insurance may cover medical expenses and lost wages
up to a certain amount, car accident victims who have suffered a “serious injury”
in New York may be entitled to compensation for various damages incurred as a
result of another’s negligence.
Unreimbursed Medical Expenses
Car accident victims may suffer from serious injuries that require extensive
medical treatment. Although no-fault insurance may cover up to $50,000,
treatment can quickly exceed this amount. If this is the case, you may be entitled
to recover for past unreimbursed medical expenses, as well as future medical
If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident, you likely had to take time
off from work to physically recover. No-fault insurance will cover 80% of your
lost wages up to $2,000 a month up to three years. However, if you make more
than $2,000 a month, you may be entitled to reimbursement for the remaining lost
wages, as well as loss of future earning capacity.
Out of Pocket Expenses
Other economic damages that may be recoverable from a car crash include out of
pocket expenses related to the accident that exceed no-fault coverage. These
expenses may include those related to medical care such as transportation costs to
and from medical appointments.
Loss of Consortium
If your car accident injuries affect your relationship with your emotional and
physical relationship with your spouse, you may be able to be financially
compensated for loss of consortium. In awarding damages for this cause of action,
the court may consider aspects such as loss of services, financial support, and loss
of the marital relationship.
Pain and Suffering
Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, a New York jury may award
a car accident victim damages for conscious pain and suffering. Putting a dollar
amount on pain and suffering damages can be complex and require tangible
evidence of your injuries through medical documentation, testimony, employment
records, and any other evidence that can demonstrate how your injuries impacted
If a loved one was lost in a car accident, the estate of the deceased may bring a
wrongful death action. Compensation may be recovered for medical bills, funeral
expenses, and lost wages, as well as the economic damages to which the deceased
was entitled, and the pain and suffering experienced by their loved one prior to the
time of death.
Car accident victims may not only experience physical injuries – they may suffer
severe emotional injuries that may require therapy or psychological medical
treatment. Car accident victims may experience anxiety, depression, sleeplessness,
panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. If it can be shown through
medical evidence that you have suffered from emotional distress in connection
with the car accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Punitive damages are not compensatory. Rather, they are meant as a deterrent and
may be awarded to a plaintiff if the defendant’s conduct was egregious. For
example, a plaintiff may be awarded punitive damages if the defendant’s behavior
was intentional or reckless, such as in the case of driving under the influence.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been in a car accident, it is best to contact a personal injury attorney as
soon as possible following the accident as there are strict statutes of limitation in
place. An experienced car accident attorney can advise you of your legal rights and
remedies. Scott Baron & Associates, P.C. has been helping car accident victims
obtain the maximum compensation they deserve for their injuries for nearly three
decades. Call today to schedule a consultation.
Making Sense of the Census
Julie Menin, Director of NYC
Census 2020 and Jennifer Jones
Austin, Esq., CEO and Executive
The 2020 Census is less than
three weeks away, and NYC has a
lot at stake.
The census determines how
hundreds of billions of dollars in
federal funding are divided among
communities across the country —
but what does that mean for New
Looking past the sheer numbers,
census-related funding supports
important public programs
that so many New Yorkers rely on,
from childcare to youth programs
to workforce development. In total,
there are more than 100 census-related
funding programs that support
our city and our communities.
And they all rely on a complete
census count to get the funding we
deserve. That’s why a coalition of
faith leaders are organizing to ensure
every community based in
New York City is counted.
Want to help make sure your
community thrives with all these
services and more for the next decade?
Then there’s just one simple,
easy thing you need to do: respond
to the 2020 Census..
“Making Sense of the Census” is
a weekly column from Julie Menin,
Director of NYC Census 2020. Every
week we will be publishing pieces
from Julie, and guest authors laying
out the facts and answering tough
questions about this year’s census.
Starting March 12, you’ll be able to
fill the census out at my2020census.
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