When an individual becomes injured in New York City as a result of another party’s negligence, they may be subject to a number of serious burdens. Of course, some of the most obvious burdens that an individual may face are those that are financial in nature. Economic burdens can consist of the high cost of medical bills, the cost of rehabilitation, follow up doctor’s appointments, the cost of needing to hire additional help around the house, transportation to and from appointments, lost wages due to time out of work, and more.
Economic vs. Noneconomic Damages
While many people want to pursue economic damages in a personal injury lawsuit, it is also important that they consider trying to recover noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damages are those that caused a serious impact on the injured party’s life, even though it was not economic in nature. Some of the noneconomic damages that an injured party may want to try and recover in their personal injury case include emotional impacts from the accident, the loss of independence, pain and suffering, loss of a significant relationship, and the loss of enjoyment of life. It is important to acknowledge the impacts that the accident caused because some injuries are completely life-changing. If you have been injured in an accident, contact our firm today.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in regards to a personal injury or workers’ compensation case in New York City, please contact The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands and we would be happy to assist you.