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At trial, the treating physician of the plaintiff testified that the doctors who performed magnetic resonance imaging (hereinafter MRI) and nerve function test (hereinafter EMG) scans were reliable, that he used their reports to form a treatment plan, and that these reports were the kind generally accepted by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients. Doctors opined that the plaintiff’s spinal injuries were the result of trauma from the boating accident.
The jury returned a verdict awarding damages in the sums of $50,000 for past pain and suffering, $19,300 for past lost earnings, $100,000 for future pain and suffering, and $120,000 for future lost earnings, and awarding the plaintiff’s son damages in the sums of $3,000 for past lost services and $7,000 for future loss of services.
Statistically there are 11.3 million licensed drivers in New York with over 300,000 motor vehicle accidents annually. Ajlouny Injury Law New York personal injury lawyers receive hundreds of calls monthly from people injured in New York car accidents looking for FREE ADVICE.
Car accidents happen suddenly, however, what comes after the crash can change lives forever. A negligent driver slams into your loved ones car head-on in a fatal wrong-way crash on the Thruway, resulting in a devastating loss. A sleepy truck driver brakes fail and slams into your vehicle on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Your loved one is killed after being struck by a yellow cabs on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.
A distracted driver hits you in Bushwick causing serious broken bones, nerve damage, or traumatic brain injury (TBI). An overly eager driver tries to overtake another vehicle and then attempts to get back into the left lane entering the westbound Belt Parkway entrance ramp.
The vehicle loses control and drives onto the shoulder before striking a light pole and a tree. Loss of life. Accidents happen. 2017 despite Vision Zero safety measures, driving in New York safely is challenging.
53,000 motor vehicle collisions have been reported in NYC during the first three months of 2017 alone (close to 600 per day). 13,106 people injured resulting from motor vehicle collisions. 11 people killed. Central Brooklyn, the West Bronx, Kips Bay, DUMBO being the most dangerous streets.
Injured In A Car Accident. What Now?
Check for Injuries.
Call the Police
Inform Your Insurance Company
Keep Track of Your Medical Treatment
Don't talk about the accident to anyone other than your lawyer, your insurance company, and the police.
Consider Hiring an Attorney
If anyone was injured in the accident, it's best to consult an experienced car accident attorney. Once hired, an attorney can help you maximize your recovery if you're injured or better defend yourself if you're at fault.