When a person sustains an injury in New York due to the negligence of another person, they may want to know whether they can bring a lawsuit against the responsible party. There are a lot of factors that go into determining your right to bring a lawsuit because New York is a no-fault state. In many situations, an injury can result in a serious financial burden that the injured party was not prepared for. Unforeseen injuries can result in overwhelming medical expenses, the high cost of rehabilitation, time out of work resulting in lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life. Depending on your situation, you may be able to bring a lawsuit. First, however, you may be required to show that you have sustained a serious injury.
In many situations, a serious injury must require a person to deal with negative repercussions of the injury for the rest of their lives. Your injury may meet the serious injury threshold if it caused you to no longer be able to use one of your body parts, caused you to be significantly disfigured, fractured your bones in some way, caused you to lose a fetus, or caused a body part or organ to never be able to heal and function to the way it was prior to the accident.
If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can assess your situation and determine whether you have a case.
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