Decades ago, being paralyzed in any degree would irrevocably change your life. You would have difficulties finding work, taking care of yourself, and getting around your home. But great advances have been made over the past years, with new technology allowing paralysis victims to live better lives and have more independence.
When you’re filing a personal injury claim, it is important to keep track of all your medical records, test results, treatments, and appointments due to the accident. This evidence of your injuries supports your claim and shows that you suffered due to the negligent party’s actions. These records also can demonstrate the overall costs of your injuries by outlining your individual medical expenses.
Most people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving, such as texting while driving, but research is growing in the area of distracted walking. We in New York understand how common it is for tourists or visitors to bury their heads in their phones as they walk down a crowded street, oftentimes bumping into others. While this is a minor issue in most cases, it can become a major point of contention in a personal injury case.
When a loved one slips into a coma, family members are forced to make heart-wrenching decisions about their future. They may worry that their loved one may never wake up and be resigned to a vegetative state. On top of that, they may also be left with years of medical bills and expenses just to keep their loved one alive.
Following the death of a loved one, a family can easily be devastated under the weight of financial insecurity. Many homes in New York require each family member to work full-time jobs to make rent, pay for household expenses, and raise children. The resulting financial fallout of a death can completely change the course of an entire family.
Built on the strength and culture of immigrants, New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world. As such, it is home to hundreds of thousands of undocumented workers who provide much-needed services throughout the city. Unfortunately, when injured, they often are afraid to come forward to seek medical treatment, much less to file a claim for damages against a negligent or reckless person.
A serious auto accident, slip and fall, or construction site injury can easily put you out of work for weeks or months. You will need to take time off to recover from your injury, attend doctor’s appointments and surgeries, and attend physical therapy sessions. That is not discounting the possibility that you develop a disability due to your accident, which can add months to your recovering time, and you may still be left with a serious health condition afterward. All of this is to say that the cost of your injury goes far beyond your physical injuries. However, if someone else is at fault for your injuries, then you may be able to recover both lost wages and lost future earnings in a personal injury claim.
Social media is an excellent networking tool and a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter are in constant use by people of all ages, and TikTok has all but overtaken Snapchat among younger users. Most adults are also so accustomed to using these platforms that checking in and posting updates is part of their daily routine. Social media has definite advantages for many people, but take care how you use it if you are filing a personal injury claim.
Though we often do not realize it in New York, power lines run throughout our city in an underground series of wires. This utility system supplies power to everything in our daily lives, from our apartment’s appliances to major construction sites to even our cars now. With so much energy around us, it is almost inevitable that someone can become injured due to an electric shock, but oftentimes it is the fault of a negligent property owner, dangerous product, or poor building planning.
Whether you were in a vehicle collision or construction accident, you are likely dealing with a great deal of pain, both physical and mental. It is not uncommon for a traumatic event to lead to a serious mental illness such as severe anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you had a mental illness prior to an accident, your condition may in fact worsen because of the event and as a result of your physical injuries.