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Common NY Personal Injury Claims

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If you’ve been injured due to the fault or negligence of another person, holding them responsible with a personal injury claim can help you pay medical bills, cover lost wages, and even compensate for your pain and suffering.

Personal injury cases are common in New York City. However, there are five main kinds of personal injury cases. Let’s take a look at what they are.

1. Slip and Fall Cases

Whether you slip and fall or you trip and fall, these kinds of cases are some of the most popular in personal injury. Slipping or tripping can result in serious injuries, including hurting your back or even brain injuries.

2. Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents happen every day. Whether you’re injured or a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s negligent driving, you can file a personal injury claim to help with medical bills or funeral costs.

3. Medical Malpractice

Your doctors and medical team are supposed to help you through illnesses and conditions as best they can. If your medical team acted negligently or they made a serious mistake when diagnosing or treating you, you can file a personal injury claim.

4. Construction Accidents

Walking past a construction site can be dangerous. If something is dropped or the area isn’t properly secured, you may be seriously injured. You can hold the building owner responsible if you’re injured at a construction site.

5. Police Brutality

Police brutality seems to be happening all too often. If you’re injured because of the negligect or malicious actions of a police office, you can bring a personal injury case against them.

Proving fault and negligence is crucial for winning a personal injury case. This means you need to collect the right evidence to prove the other individual is responsible for your injuries. In order to this, you will want the help of an expert personal injury attorney.

The attorneys at Held & Hines, LLP can help you through your personal injury case. We have offices in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, giving you support no matter where you are in the New York City area.

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