New York, NY – It’s natural for individuals hurt due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence to be concerned about the compounding financial worries. Thus, personal injury law focuses on restoring victims’ pre-accident status. While it’s challenging, the injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP help clients navigate the justice system.

In most claims, justice is completed when a negligent party, an insurance company, or a corporation provides financial damages for injuries and lost/destroyed property. In New York, special damages refer to economic reimbursement for anything that costs the victim money due to their accident. They include medical expenses, lost wages, in-home care expenses, loss of future earnings, and out-of-pocket costs.

General damages are non-economic and account for situations when victims find themselves injured due to negligence but don’t have an immediate cost/value. An attorney can pursue pain and suffering, lost opportunities, mental anguish, emotional distress, long-term disability, and loss of consortium. Punitive damages are less common in injury cases, but courts can award them to financially reprimand offenders for extremely immoral or reckless behavior.

Many individuals following an injury prefer to rest, recover, and pursue those responsible. Though this approach works well in some cases, the statute of limitation in New York is three years from the date of the injury. However, if a case includes the wrongful death of a loved one, the family has two years to file a cause of action on behalf of the deceased. For medical malpractice claims, victims have two and half years from the incident’s date or thirty months to file.

The basis of a personal injury is negligence, recklessness, or disregard for another’s life or well-being. Where there’s shared fault (when an injured victim is partially responsible for their injuries), an attorney may still be able to recover damages. New York follows a legal rule called Pure Comparative Negligence which stipulates that the damages a victim is entitled to are reduced by the percentage of their fault.

No matter the situation, Hach & Rose, LLP advises victims to consider a law firm’s honesty, experience, and results. An attorney should be trustworthy enough to maintain open lines of communication, approach each case with compassion, leverage all their resources to a claim, and put clients’ needs first.

The personal injury law firm represents victims of automobile accidents, nursing home neglect/abuse, traumatic brain injuries, premises liability, rental bike accidents, medical negligence/malpractice, tourist injuries, aviation accidents, and fires/explosions. Clients can learn more about their New York office and how they handle mass tort cases, construction injuries, and social security disability claims.

About Hach & Rose, LLP

Attorneys Michael Rose and Gregory Hach have represented New Yorkers for over a decade in personal injury claims and recovered over one billion dollars. Hach & Rose, LLP offers extensive consultations before conducting investigations, interviewing witnesses, examining legal reports, and finding a personalized approach to representation.

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