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NY Accident Cases; What’s Difference Between Long Term Injury & Short Term Injury?

NY Accident Cases; What’s the Difference Between Long Term Injury & Short Term Injury?
NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
Email: Gerry@Oginski-Law.com

Injured victims often want to know how the value of their case changes if they have an injury that heals up quickly compared to one that is permanent and disabling.

The differences are huge.

The differences are significant in terms of evaluating what damages and harms and losses you have suffered.

In New York, in an accident case or medical malpractice case or even a wrongful death case, once a jury determines that the people you have sued are legally responsible for causing your injuries, then the jury becomes legally obligated to compensate you for all of your injuries.

In almost every type of civil lawsuit that seeks compensation because of someone else’s carelessness, the jury will always be able to consider the suffering and the pain you endured, from the time of your incident up until the time of the jury verdict.

Legally, that’s known as past pain and suffering.

In addition, the jury will also be asked to evaluate how your injuries will affect you into the future. That’s known as future pain and suffering.

There are other elements of compensation that the jury will consider if the evidence supports it. This would include economic damages which are the financial losses that you experienced as a result of your injuries.

Let’s say for example that you were involved in a serious car accident and suffered massive trauma and fractures to both of your legs. You then required surgery to fix the broken bones. You needed to have open reduction, internal fixation, which means you underwent surgery and had titanium and steel hardware, pins, plates and rods inserted into your legs.

Contrast that to someone who suffers a fractured pinkie that was simply buddy-taped to the next finger and you can return and resume all daily activities the next day.

From a common sense standpoint, there is a clear difference between the type of compensation someone who suffered significant trauma in the car accident had compared to someone who suffered a fractured pinkie.

Each case stands on its own merits.

The value of each case is dependent upon the type of injuries you received and how it has affected your daily life now and into the future.

Watch the video to learn more…

Here’s a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client: http://www.oginski-law.com/video/cardiac-malpractice-in-ny.cfm

Here’s a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering: http://ow.ly/azKg6

To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, ‪http://www.oginski-law.com/library/new-york-car-accidents-12-key-deposition-techniques-in-a-car-accident-case.cfm.

If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at Gerry@Oginski-Law.com. This is what I do every day and I’d be happy to chat with you.

Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021

Email: Gerry@Oginski-Law.com