Personal injury lawsuits are the result of one’s negligence toward another, causing bodily injury or harm.
In New York, you must prove that you have been injured by another party’s recklessness or carelessness in order to successfully win a personal injury claim.
Physical personal injury can include: disfigurement, loss of limb, permanent or disfiguring scars, disability, and loss of one of the five senses. Mental harm might include: emotional trauma, mental anguish, embarrassment, or loss of enjoyment.
Whether your injuries were caused by an accident, malicious intent, or a defect in a product’s design, production or labeling, you have the right to seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
New York does have a statute of limitations that applies to all personal injury cases. Victims have a limited timeframe in which to file their case. It is important that you consult a personal injury attorney if you believe you have a claim, so that you protect your right to file suit.