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New York Dodge Car Accident

Thousands of people are involved in car, SUV, minivan and truck accidents each year, including accidents involving Dodge vehicles. While there are many reasons for New York Dodge car accidents, more often than not car accidents are caused because someone was negligent. Examples of negligence includes distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding. Because of the size and weight of cars and because they are often traveling at high speeds at the time of the accident victims of car accidents tend to suffer from serious injuries such as internal bleeding, deep lacerations, traumatic amputations, head injuries, and back injuries. Such injuries are not only physically painful requiring long recovery times, they also can be financially painful, causing the victim to fall into deep debt. Fortunately, the law gives victims of Dodge car accidents as well as victims of other types of personal injuries the right to seek compensation for their losses. If you were injured in a car accident it is important to make sure you get the medical attention that you need. It is also important to take steps to protect your legal rights, such as immediately getting in touch with an experienced New York car accident lawyer who will take the steps necessary to ensure that the person responsible for your injuries is held legally and financially accountable.

Common car accident injuries

When a serious car accident occurs such as a head-on collision or a side collision the injuries suffered are typically devastating. While on some occasions people walk away with only minor scrapes in bruises, in far too many cases victims are carried away in ambulances and must spend time in the emergency room, hospital and rehabilitation facilities.

For example, in the case of Kestenbaum v. Khiyaev (N.Y. Sup. Ct., 2011), plaintiff Nadia Kestenbaum was a victim of a car accident that involved excessive speed. Kestenbaum suffered pelvic fractures, broken ribs, collapsed lungs and brain hemorrhage. The injuries that Kestenbaum suffered are common to car accidents. In fact the most common injuries are brain injuries such as a concussion, contusion or a hemorrhage; bone fractures such as broken arms, legs, fractured pelvis, broken ribs and skull fractures; back injuries including spinal cord injuries; and neck injuries such as whiplash.

Pursuing a claim

Victims who are injured due to the negligence of another person or entity have the right under the law to demand that the negligent person pay damages. Thus, if you are injured in a car accident because someone else was speeding, ran through a red light, was driving drunk, was texting while driving, or was in some other way negligent, then you may file a claim against that person and demand a financial settlement. Accident victims are often out significant sums of money. They face medical bills including hospitalizations, several trips to various doctors, prescriptions, medical equipment and rehabilitation fees. Thus, victims can demand that the responsible party pay all of your past and future medical expenses related to the accident.

Victims seriously injured miss weeks, months and even years of work. In fact, there are cases where brain injury victims have experienced concussions symptoms well over a year after the injury. In some cases the victim is able to return to work, while in other cases the victim periodically misses work. In still other cases the victim is not able to return to the same job at all because of the lingering symptoms. There are also instances in which while the victim fully recovers physically, the victim suffers lingering psychological problems such as post traumatic syndrome.

If you miss work, can no longer work, or can no longer earn as much money as you did prior to the accident you can demand compensation for lost wages, lost benefits and loss of future earning capacity.

In addition, your attorney will explain that you may also have the right to non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

Sadly, victims of New York Dodge car accidents that were causes by another person’s negligence frequently suffer serious injuries, lose their jobs, are unable to participate in leisure activities, and see their personal relationships suffer. A serious accident can also cause financial ruin from mounting medical bills coupled with a decrease in income. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are experienced in handling personal injury cases stemming from auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We serve individuals hurt in car accidents in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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