Bronx Personal Injury Attorneys Glenn and Robin Herman Discuss Several of the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits in the State of New York and What They Mean.
Personal injury lawsuits are an important part of the legal system in New York, allowing individuals to seek compensation for harm caused by another’s negligence. In this article, Bronx personal injury attorneys Glenn and Robin Herman discuss several of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits in the state of New York and what they mean.
Car or Traffic Accident Personal Injury Cases
Car accidents are a common source of personal injury cases in New York. When someone is injured due to the negligence of a driver, they may be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and other damages. In addition to collisions involving two or more cars, other kinds of motor vehicle accidents are frequently brought to court, such as:
E-bike and e-scooter accidents
Pedestrian accidents, including hit-and-runs
Ride share accidents
Trucking/delivery truck accidents
Even though New York is a no-fault insurance state, injured parties can still recover money damages for their injuries if those injuries exceed the “no-fault threshold.” What this means is that in cases of most motor vehicle accidents, excluding motorcyclists, and in certain other cases, the injured party must sustain a “serious injury” under Section 5102(a), of the New York Insurance Law in order to recover for pain and suffering. Such injuries include broken bones, significant disfigurement, permanent limitation in use of bodily movements, other types of injury and in cases of death.
Slip and Fall/Premises Liability Personal Injury Cases
Property owners owe a certain duty of care to individuals who come onto their property, either as an invited guest or a lawful visitor….