What New York’s No-Fault Car Insurance Rules Mean for People in Minor Accidents

Pain Suffering for Minor Accidents

But car accidents can take a real emotional toll too. What about all the pain you’re forced to endure? The fear you feel about getting back in your car? The emotional distress of your life suddenly being “flipped upside down”? New York recognizes these types of non-economic damages, which are generally referred to as pain […]

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Learn How Courts and Insurance Companies Put a Price Tag on Emotional Damage

Calculate Pain & Suffering

“Pain and suffering” is one of those phrases you hear all the time, but people rarely stop to define it. More often than not, it gets repeated in a sinister or dismissive tone. You’ll sometimes hear people talk about pain and suffering as a “bogus claim” from “fakers” who “just want money from a lawsuit.” […]

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Can Passengers Claim Whiplash After an Accident?

Whiplash As Passenger

Insurance companies are nothing if not good at PR. Through years of television ads and media campaigns, they’ve convinced the public that they are good neighbors, holding your hand and standing by your side when accidents happen. (Alas, when accidents actually do happen, they might start singing a different tune.) One of the insurance industry’s […]

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Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Claim

Non-economic Damages

New York personal injury law makes it possible for an injured person to recover financial compensation after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. In the legal field, we use the term damages to refer to the suffering and losses that a person experiences after an accident or injury. There are two basic categories of […]

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Timeline for Settling a Personal Injury Claim

Injury Claim Lawyer

As the old expression goes, “time is money.” Undoubtedly, after any personal injury accident, you hope to reach a resolution as quickly as possible. In addition to the satisfaction of putting the matter behind you once and for all, there’s also the fact that you may need that money to cover your bills and other […]

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