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Getting injured is never a pleasant experience. When that injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, you may feel frustrated, confused, upset, or all of the above. You could be facing gigantic medical bills, long recovery regimens, and reduced quality of life through no fault of your own. Dealing with the aftermath of an injury caused by negligence can be an incredibly stressful experience.

Fortunately, our lawyers are ready to help. We can take the right people to court to be held accountable for their injuries and prepare a strong case to give you the best chance at getting the financial compensation you need after getting injured.

Do not hesitate to call our personal injury lawyers from The Martello Law Firm, PLLC, at (914) 685-6950 for a free case review.

Injuries We Can Help You with in a Port Chester, NY Personal Injury Lawsuit

There are many different injuries that can result in a personal injury lawsuit. The extent of your injuries is very important to determine the damages you ask for in your lawsuit. One of the first things our personal injury lawyers will likely do when you come into our office is ask about your medical providers so we can talk with them and get information about treatment for your injuries.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are some of the most common injuries for individuals involved in serious accidents. Car accidents, truck accidents, and other motor vehicle-related accidents often result in broken bones for the victim. Broken ribs and pelvises are especially common since they are centrally located on the body and are the most likely area to be hit by a motor vehicle.

Slipping and falling down can also result in broken bones if someone falls with enough force or onto a hard surface. Alternatively, if someone falls and lands in an odd or awkward way on one of their limbs, it could snap under the pressure of being in a position the limb was not meant to be in.

Cuts, Lacerations, and Puncture Wounds

Deep cuts and lacerations can happen in any injury involving sharp or jagged surfaces. These kinds of injuries could result from hewn or warped metal in a car accident, falling onto a sharp object, or other accidents.

Deep cuts frequently require stitches or sutures to heal fully. In severe circumstances, cuts to the face could cause permanent disfigurement, and high-speed collisions with sharp objects could also sever appendages like fingers or toes.

Stabs and puncture wounds are generally much more dangerous than cuts. They are much harder to sew shut and stop bleeding than cuts are. Moreover, a puncture wound that penetrates only a few inches into the body can hit vital organs, causing serious damage. Puncture wounds can easily be fatal without immediate medical care.

Nerve Damage

Strong, forceful impacts on certain parts of the body can strike nerves, pinching or damaging them. This could cause temporary pain, tingling sensations, or loss of use of the body parts that need the affected nerve to work. More serious impacts could cause permanent nerve damage, where those symptoms do not go away after treatment or with the passing of time. In the most severe cases, a hard impact in a car accident or fall can result in paralysis.

Nerve damage can also occur through medical malpractice. For example, you can get injured if a surgeon is not careful with their incisions and accidentally damages a nerve.

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, accidents that cause serious injuries can also result in death. If you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit, under some circumstances, you may be able to recover damages for hospital bills or medical treatments the deceased undertook before they passed. Determining whether this is possible can be complicated, so it is best to speak with our lawyers about your particular situation.

Damages in a Port Chester, NY Personal Injury Lawsuit

Damages are the court’s way of putting plaintiffs back where they were before they got injured. In effect, it is a way to make up for the injury as best the court can. Damages are generally broken down into non-economic and economic damages.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are based on things that are abstract or not necessarily tangible. Examples of things that fall under the category of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, or lost autonomy because of injuries. These items do not have a bill or fee associated with them. It is not possible to put a cost on, say, pain from a broken bone or sadness from not being able to do certain activities. However, there are ways that our lawyers can calculate a value for these injuries that is acceptable to the court, and you can recover for these types of injuries in a successful lawsuit.

Economic Damages

Compensation for things that have tangible monetary value makes up economic damages in a personal injury lawsuit. These items include hospital bills and costs of recuperative treatments.

Additionally, you can be awarded economic damages for lost income. If you had to take off work for an extended period of time to recover from your injuries, the court can award you damages based on the income you would have had were you not injured. Similarly, you can be compensated if you can no longer do your job because of your injuries. For example, if you are required to lift heavy things for your job but suffered nerve damage in an accident and can no longer lift objects over 10 pounds, you probably will not be able to do your prior job. If you cannot find similarly gainful employment or cannot work altogether, the court can compensate you for the income you would have had if you did not get injured by the defendant.

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