Can You Claim Bodily Injury From A Buffalo, New York, Car Accident?

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Differentiated as a Super Lawyer and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Seasoned Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Battle to Secure Maximum Results for Victims Who Have Suffered Severe Bodily Injuries in Car Crashes in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Back Injury Suppose that you, or someone close to you, were among the millions of victims unfortunate enough to suffer injuries in car accidents each year. In that case, you may be entitled to obtain sizable monetary compensation. However, New York's no-fault insurance laws control when you can bring a claim against other motorists for crash-related injuries. In most situations, regardless of who was at fault for the accident, victims are required to file claims against their no-fault insurance, also commonly known as personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Under New York law, PIP coverage is a mandatory part of every car insurance policy. No-fault insurance was specifically designed to pay victims quickly for economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other necessary expenditures. This swift payout helps some people injured in crashes to avoid the long, drawn-out lawsuits to determine liability.

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our sympathetic attorneys realize victims of brutal accidents, like head-on collisions, may suffer life-altering impacts. From multiple surgical procedures and exhaustive physical therapy just to be able to walk again to being unable to perform the routine job tasks, the effects of a severe injury can resonate throughout your entire life. The last thing our elite team wants is for you to be stressed about receiving adequate compensation. Fortunately, upon meeting the serious injury threshold, car accident victims can sue the liable drivers for additional damages. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his veteran lawyers have helped numerous clients show that their injuries satisfied or exceeded the standard set by statute. This is why consulting with a highly experienced personal injury attorney after your car accident is so valuable.

If you have any questions about your case, please do not hesitate to call us for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can contact our leading lawyers by calling us at 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. Our brilliant team is on hand 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. There is never any fee until you get paid for your injuries!

Fighting For Full Compensation For Your Serious Injuries

Arm Injury Under New York law, every insured vehicle must carry a minimum of $50,000 in no-fault coverage. Personal injury protection covers crash-related medical costs up to policy limits. As previously mentioned, accident victims can file lawsuits against liable drivers for further damages when their case meets the legal criteria. However, victims must demonstrate that their injuries satisfy the serious injury threshold requirements. Under New York Insurance Law §5102(d), a “serious injury” can include any of the following:

  1. A fracture;
  2. A medically determined non-permanent injury or impairment which precludes the victim from performing the vast majority of the material acts which make up that individual's routine activities for at least 90 days during the 180 days immediately following the injury or impairment;
  3. Permanent extensive limitation of the use of a body organ or member;
  4. Irreversible loss of the use of a body organ, member, function, or system;
  5. A substantial limitation of the use of a body function or system;
  6. Dismemberment;
  7. Significant disfigurement;
  8. Loss of a fetus; or
  9. Loss of life.

Please note that serious injuries are specifically not limited to the above list. Various other injuries can also meet the serious injury threshold. Our expert personal injury attorneys would be happy to review your claim and advise you of your legal rights.



Suing For Pain And Suffering After A Car Accident

After suffering a serious injury, you may be entitled to file a third-party claim against the other motorist's insurance company or even a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault motorist. Upon meeting the specific legal criteria, you can pursue compensation for your damaged property, additional lost wages, medical expenses exceeding your no-fault cover, even damages for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages cover a wide range of harms, including both bodily pain and mental anguish. Since this type of award includes suffering from emotional or psychological traumas that may persist, such as nervousness, depression, anxiety, and shock, they could greatly exceed your economic damages. Some factors that may be considered when determining the award include:

  1. Your age, earning capacity, and family responsibilities;
  2. Whether you require future medical treatment;
  3. The severity, scope, and permanence of injuries suffered;
  4. How much the pain interferes with your ability to work and earn wages;
  5. Shame and humiliation caused by your injuries;
  6. Limitations in being able to complete daily tasks;
  7. Whether your emotional issues and mental anguish are likely to persist; and
  8. The overall impact on your relationships, social life, hobbies, and enjoyment.

Following a collision, it is crucial to understand the significance of retaining a highly skilled attorney. Our seasoned lawyers have close professional relationships with members of law enforcement, health care providers, accident reconstruction experts, and vocational rehabilitation experts, who can assist us in showing the severity of your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his team of battle-tested car accident lawyers take great pride in navigating our clients through the personal injury process from filing to collecting your compensation.

Time and time again, our prior clients have said that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is the best personal injury attorney in Western New York. Kindly see our clients' testimonials and Google 5 Star rating by clicking here. It is imperative to contact us as soon as possible at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s best of the best attorneys are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Please do wait any longer to schedule your complimentary case evaluation and consultation!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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