Glossary: Personal Injury 

William Mattar Glossary
Posted: July 7, 2022

Personal Injury:

A personal injury can include physical and emotional damages that a person sustains after a particular event. Those injured in motor vehicle accidents can sustain a personal injury. In fact, according to the New York Department of Health, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death and the second leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations.  

Facts that a jury may consider when determining the fault of the motorist who caused the personal injury may include:  

  • A driver’s speed 
  • Unexpected movements 
  • Riding with a drowsy or inebriated driver 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Knowingly driving a defective car 

 Depending on the circumstances, a jury can make an award designed to compensate for: 

  • Medical expenses 
  • Lost income 
  • Pain and suffering 

New York’s a pure comparative fault state, meaning that the injured person’s own fault does not eliminate the recovery. Instead, it may just reduce the amount of recovery.  

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William Mattar, P.C.’s experienced attorneys can help you achieve maximum compensation. Contact us today to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney. 844-444-4444. 

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