New York Personal Injury Lawyer in Elmira

 

Law Office of 
Charles E. Andersen

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Accidents at Intersections

 

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Close following

 

Sudden stopping

 

Skidding

 

Car leaving the road

 

Extenuating circumstances

 

Child crossings

 

Speed limits

 

Duty of Maintenance

 

Pedestrian Crossing Street

 

Responsibility for drivers actions

 

Double parked vehicles

 

Unlicensed Drivers

 

Safety Belt Defense

 

Infants Comparative Negligence

 

Mentally Deficient Plaintiff

 

General Damages

 

90/180 day rule

 

Pain and Suffering

 

Aggravation and activation of injuries

 

Structured judgments

 

Non-Recourse Funding

 

Duty of Driver on Through Highway

 

Turning Across Traffic

 

Violating the Rules of the Road

 

 

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Pain and Suffering

      

         Conscious pain and suffering damages compensate the victim for various forms of non-economic injury. Il is the hope of the system that through an award of damages, the plaintiff can be restored to his or her pre-accident condition. In addition to the physical pain caused by plaintiff's injury, plaintiff can recover for mental and emotional suffering caused by his or her injuries. Specifically, the jury may consider and award damages for:

 

            Emotional upset of the injured party; Endresz v. Friedberg, 24 N.Y.2d 478, 301 N.Y.S.2d 65 (1969) (woman's emotional upset caused by miscarriage following auto accident is compensate)

 

            In determining the amount, if any, to be awarded plaintiff for pain and suffering, you may take into consideration the effect that plaintiff's (decedent's) injuries have had on plaintiff's ability to enjoy life (have had on decedent's ability to enjoy life up to the time of death). Loss of enjoyment of life involves the loss of the ability to perform daily tasks, to participate in the activities which were a part of the person's life before the injury, and to experience the pleasures of life. However, a person suffers the loss of enjoyment of life only if the person is aware, at some level, of the loss that (he, she) has suffered. If you find that plaintiff (decedent), as a result of (his, her) injuries, suffered some loss of the ability to enjoy life and that plaintiff (decedent) was aware, at some level, of a loss, you may take that loss into consideration in determining the amount to be awarded to plaintiff for pain and suffering to dale. New York Pattern Jury Instructions - Civil, Volume 1A, Third Edition, Unified Court System, 1997, published by West Group

 

 

 

     

How I can help you recover:

 

     I am an experienced New York lawyer who has the time to aggressively pursue a personal injury case on your behalf. By knowing the law, we know who's right and who's wrong.

 

          Please call our office now if an insurer is refusing to cover your medical bills, compensate you for loss or diminution in earning capacity or cover the collateral costs of your injury.  

 

          Our office may also be able to help you recover for pain and suffering if you meet the threshold requirement for " serious personal injury " to sue under New York's  "No Fault" automobile statue. This means more than temporary injury and disability, however it does not mean that your injury must be disabling. A permanent scare, or permanent painful condition resulting from damages to joints or ligaments is sufficient to meet this threshold even though you are not disabled or out of work.

 

      

 

     

 

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Auto Accident Facts

Thousands of innocent people per year are injured in car accidents as a result of the careless driving of others. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 43,000 people died in car accidents in 2002. More than one-quarter of Americans have been involved in a car accident in the last five years.

Every 13 minutes, there is a death caused by a motor vehicle accident. Car accidents claim our very youngest and our very oldest populations. Americans from the ages of 1-33 are more likely to die from a car accident than from anything else. On the other side of the spectrum, elderly adults aged 75 and up are most affected by motor vehicle crashes.

Life Insurance & Auto Accidents

Most don't even have a life insurance policy that could pay for funeral expenses if the unthinkable happened. Considering the prevalence of auto accidents, it is important that automobile drivers educate themselves concerning auto accidents and the legal options that exist should an accident occur.

 

 

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