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It is an unfortunate reality that an accident can happen at any time, to anyone. When they do, they can cause injuries that have the potential to impact a person for the rest of their life. When a person sustains a serious injury, they can be burdened not only with physical trauma, but emotional and financial as well. It is because of this that they can look to recover compensation from the negligent party that caused the accident. This exists as coverage for any damages. When facing these situations, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney for help.

What is a Serious Injury?

Serious injuries can cause detrimental long-term or permanent damage to a person. The following are examples of common serious injuries that are sustained in an accident:

  • Burn injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Acoustic injuries

Why Would Compensation be Awarded?

When a serious injury is sustained, it often results in significant financial hardship as well. It is because of this that victims may recover compensation. This may be in the event of the following situations:

  • Serious injuries usually require medical attention, such as surgery, rehabilitation, or the use of a medical device/medication for life. Compensation can be provided to afford these expenses.
  • Injuries can sometimes leave people unable to return to work for a period of time. Compensation may be awarded for lost wages as a result. 
  • Victims can suffer both physically and emotionally after an accident, which is why compensation may be awarded for both.

How Do I Recover Compensation?

In order to recover compensation for damages caused by a serious injury, the injured party must file a personal injury claim. To be successful, they are required to prove the other party was negligent, thus directly causing the injuries to occur. This can be done with a variety of evidence depending on the accident that happened. For example, in the event of a car accident, pictures of the scene can help to prove a claim. Other evidence that is helpful in personal injury accidents can include medical documentation of the injury, witness testimonies, and more. 

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City personal injury accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.

$3,250,000

Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

$3,000,000

Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

$1,415,000

Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

$995,000

Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

$850,000

Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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