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12 June 2015

New York Accidents: How A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

If you have been seriously injured in an accident you are likely facing costly medical expenses and time away from work, in addition to suffering from physical pain.

You may also be wondering what to do next….

In this article we discuss common accidents in New York City and how an experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to help after an accident.

What Is A Personal Injury?

A “personal injury” is a legal term that refers to injury or damage suffered to one’s person (i.e. body, mind, emotions, etc..) instead of damage suffered to one’s property.

A personal injury can be the result of many different type of accident including, but not limited to:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Work Accidents
  • Slip & Fall Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Assault
  • and more

When a person is injured in an accident, he or she may be able to recover compensation for various physical, emotional and financial damages incurred as the result of the accident in a personal injury lawsuit.

Common Accidents In New York City

New York City can be a dangerous city for tourists and residents alike.

Some of the most common types of accidents that result in personal injury lawsuits include car accidents, construction accidents and slip and fall accidents.

1.) Car Accidents

New York is home to some of the busiest streets in America with thousands of vehicles on the roads at any given time during the day.

Cars, taxis, buses and bicycles make for hazardous driving conditions throughout the city.

Unfortunately, the busy traffic in NYC often leads to serious accidents.

2.) Construction Accidents

The construction industry is booming in New York City with development and job statistics that are reminiscent of the housing boom just a few years ago.

While more construction has created more jobs, it has also resulted in a significant rise in construction accident rates.

In fact, there were 231 construction-related accidents in 2014 which accounted for a 24% rise year-over-year.

3.) Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents occur frequently in New York.

Many injuries occur each winter due to snowy / icy sidewalks throughout the city. Additionally, damaged or defective sidewalks often result in trip and fall accidents in the summer months.

How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

Many of these accidents are the direct result of the negligence of others. When a person is injured due to the negligence of others, that person may be able to recover compensation for certain financial, emotional and physical damages.

However, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

An experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation regardless of the type of accident that caused you to suffer an injury.

Some of the financial recovery that you may be entitled to include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Income
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Contact Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C.

Have you been injured in an accident in New York?

You may be entitled to compensation. However, recovering compensation can be very difficult as personal injury lawsuits are often complex.

Contact our New York lawyers for a free consultation to start your path to recovery. We have been helping accident victims in New York City for decades and have the experience required to handle any type of personal injury lawsuit.