How to Calculate Personal Injury Damages

New York personal injury lawyersPersonal injury lawsuits are filed in order to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions that led to an injury. By doing this, people are able to obtain damages that cover losses and assist with recovery. There are a number of misunderstandings about damages, however, which is what we’re hear to clear up.

Our team of personal injury lawyers would like to take a few moments right now to consider some of the basics with regard to damages in civil cases. We will turn some of this focus on how they are determined.

What are damages in a personal injury

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Whiplash Injuries During Auto Accidents

whiplash car accident lawyerDuring auto accidents, victims can experience a number of severe injuries. There’s the potential for major contusions, broken bones, fractures, brain injuries, concussions, serious lacerations, and so on. One common kind of injury during auto accidents is whiplash, though it’s one of the most misunderstood injuries people sustain. Just consider it yourself. Have you ever wondered what whiplash involves exactly?

Our team of personal injury attorneys want to take this opportunity to consider the nature of whiplash and look into what it involves and why you should take it seriously if it happens to you.

About Whiplash

Whiplash is a

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What Are Compensatory Damages?

What are compensatory damages?There are many issues to consider when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. These can be somewhat daunting for people who are unfamiliar with the legal profession. That’s why speaking with skilled personal injury attorneysis so crucial for you and your loved ones in a legal proceeding.

One such topic that may confuse some clients is the issue of compensation and damages and how those are assessed. Right now, we’d like to consider the nature of compensatodamages and what they may mean for you and your legal needs.

About Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages refer to damages that are sought to … Read the rest

What Are Punitive Damages?

What are punitive damages?The term “damages” refers to the monetary award granted to victims of injury as compensation for their losses and expenses. There are two basic types of damages: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are the most commonly awarded type of damages; this represents the compensation that the defendant must pay to the plaintiff to cover demonstrable losses and expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are awarded quite rarely. As the personal injury attorneys of Levine & Slavit tell clients of our firm in Long Island, punitive damages should not be … Read the rest

Car Seat Safety Tips Not to Be Ignored

An article appeared recently on the website caremom.com  titled, “9 Lifesaving Car Seat Rules You’re Probably Ignoring. The article reminded that car seats are installed and used correctly to avoid unnecessary personal injuries and even death of children in motor vehicle accidents. The article strongly recommends that the following rules be observed for the child’s safety when a car seat is being used:

1. Make sure the shoulder straps are in proper position-meaning that when the baby is rear-facing, the straps should be at or below the baby’s shoulders.

2. Baby should be rear-facing until at least 2 years old … Read the rest