Personal Injury Lawsuits
What is a personal injury lawsuit?
Quite simply, it is a legal action brought against a party who injured another through purposeful, negligent or reckless conduct. If you have been injured, you have the right to a lawsuit when you are injured in an accident by someone else’s negligence. Contact the Snyder Law Firm, a local Syracuse, NY personal injury law firm, for more information on injury lawsuits in New York.
Every case is different, just like every person is different. When you meet with our staff attorneys, we will counsel you through your case and make sure that you know your legal rights. We will help you understand the law and the New York court system. Personal injury lawsuits cover the gambit of cases involving injuries to innocent victims.
To win a case and get the compensation you deserve, the first thing that we must do is to prove someone was at fault. How someone was as at fault can vary in many different ways. Maybe they were speeding, or drinking and driving. Perhaps they failed to maintain their property safely, or failed to use reasonable care in a service provided. Whatever the theory, we will show how this accident could have happened through the law and the facts of your case to show the negligence of the other party.
No matter the case, in order to have a cause of action, you must have damages sufficient to justify the time and expenses involved with a lawsuit. We will show how your injury has affected you and your family.
Damage is the legal name given to the types of compensation you may receive when you have been injured by another party. The damages in injury lawsuit settlements are:
- Economic Losses: Damages for economic loss include medical expenses, lost pay and benefits, including your losses in the future.
- Non-economic Losses – Non-economic damages are paid for injuries where a dollar amount is difficult to put a number on. The classic example is pain and suffering, but it can also include shortened life expectancy, loss of services or loss of consortium from a loved one.
- Permanent physical impairment for permanent injuries resulting in the loss of the use of a body part such as a leg, arm, hearing or vision.
- Punitive damages. Awarded to punish the tortfeasor’s deliberate and negligent conduct to compensate you over and above economic damages.