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Calculating Damages in a New York Personal Injury Case

Calculating Damages in a New York Personal Injury Case

Calculating damages in a personal injury case can be a complex and overwhelming process. As a victim, it is crucial to understand the various factors involved in determining the compensation you may be entitled to.

Understanding Economic Damages:

Economic damages refer to the financial losses incurred as a result of the injury. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and future medical costs. We can delve into each of these categories, providing you with tips on how to accurately calculate and document your economic damages. Non-economic damages are intangible losses that cannot be easily quantified, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. 

Assessing Punitive Damages:

In certain cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant for their reckless or intentional behavior. We can explore the criteria that must be met to seek punitive damages and explain how they are calculated. 

Considering Contributory Negligence:

New York follows the rule of comparative negligence, which means that if the victim is partially responsible for the accident, their compensation may be reduced. We can guide you on how to determine if contributory negligence applies to your case and how it can impact the damages you are entitled to.

Factoring in Future Damages:

Injuries sustained in personal injury cases may have long-term or permanent consequences. It is essential to consider future damages, such as ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation costs, and loss of earning capacity. We provide insights into how to accurately calculate and present future damages to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Calculating damages in a New York personal injury case requires a thorough understanding of the legal framework and the ability to present a compelling case. The Paris Law Group, PC has a team of experienced personal injury attorneys who specialize in calculating damages and fighting for the rights of victims.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can assist you in navigating the complexities of your personal injury claim.