No one ever plans on being injured, but the reality is that there are many ways in which New York residents might suffer an injury on any given day. Motor vehicle collisions, for starters, are incredibly common in America, and New York is not immune to these potentially deadly events. Workplace injuries are another common event, as are injuries that occur due to dangerous property conditions or even injuries caused by defective consumer products. When New York residents suffer injuries in these types of situations, they may have legal rights to consider.
Analyzing personal injury claims
Victims of a personal injury incident, no matter the cause, usually have a lot on their minds in the immediate aftermath of the event. If serious injuries are involved, victims usually put their primary focus on their medical needs – focusing on attempting to get to a point of full health recovery, if possible. Then, victims worry about how those needs will be paid for, if their health or automobile insurance will cover the costs and what they will do about earning an income while unable to work due to recovery time. These concerns are all valid and pressing.
However, the immediate aftermath of a personal injury event can be a crucial time for putting together the building blocks of a potential personal injury lawsuit. Photographs of the accident scene, for example, can become highly important pieces of evidence later on, as can photos of the injuries caused in the accident. Copies of medical bills must be preserved, documenting lost income becomes important and keeping records about the potential long-term impact of the injuries may be the key to proving damages in a personal injury case.
At our law firm, we work with New York residents how have suffered injuries in any number of ways. For more information about how we might be able to help in your situation, please visit the personal injury overview section of our law firm’s website.