How to Calculate Personal Injury Damages

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCPersonal Injury Lawsuits

The damages you can recover in a personal injury lawsuit fall into two categories. The first is to compensate for your tangible economic losses such as medical bills and lost wages. The other covers your intangible non-economic injuries, such as your pain and suffering. Calculating the value of an injured party’s damages is in many ways quite subjective. Personal injury …

How Does Underinsured Motorist Coverage Work in New Jersey?

By Barry KantrowitzAuto Accident

After an auto accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, a driver who carries a standard insurance policy will generally be able to recover at least a portion of the damages from their insurer. However, the recovery will be limited by the policy’s coverage limits and the state’s comparative negligence rules. Also, if the driver only has a basic policy, …

How to Get a Police Report in New Jersey

By Barry KantrowitzAuto Accident

In New Jersey, almost every motor vehicle accident requires a police response. Their report would include the date and location of the collision, the vehicles involved, and the cause of the accident. Fortunately, getting a police report in New Jersey is a straightforward matter. Going to the police department in the municipality where the crash occurred during business hours is …

What Is the Most Common Cause of Car Crash Deaths in NY?

By Barry KantrowitzAuto Accident

Motor vehicle accidents are the fourth leading cause of injury-related death in New York State. Annually, 1,098 New York State residents die in collisions. There are multiple causes, including impaired driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. If a family member lost their life in a car accident, you could pursue a civil lawsuit to obtain justice. When you …

4 Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

By Barry KantrowitzPersonal Injury Lawsuits

A personal injury case involves allegations that one party’s negligence caused another party harm. Four of the most common types of personal injury cases include: Car and truck accidents Slip and fall accidents Medical malpractice Product liability The personal injury lawyers in NJ & NY at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer, & Graifman, P.C. can hold the responsible party liable and help victims …

How Pain and Suffering Damages Are Calculated by NJ Courts

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PC and Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr.Auto Accident

Pain and suffering damages would not reflect in your doctor’s bills unlike the economic damages you may suffer after an accident. In the same way, your wage statements wouldn’t show your reduced earnings. If you are injured by another person’s negligence, the mental anguish, emotional distress, and physical pain you experience are a significant component of your compensation. The NJ …

Is New York a No-Fault State?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCAuto Accident

New York is one of twelve states that apply no-fault liability rules to auto accidents. Under those rules, a motorist’s own insurance covers his or her injuries, regardless of who caused the accident. In certain circumstances, no-fault insurance precludes the need to sue an at-fault driver to recover compensation for injuries. When those injuries are significant, however, a car accident …

What To Do After a Car Accident in New York City?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCPersonal Injury Lawsuits

There are car accidents every day in New York City—the streets and avenues are packed with impatient cab drivers, confused tourists, buses, trucks, and vans. After a collision, the steps you take could significantly impact the success of your personal injury case and improve your chance of a full recovery. Unsure of what to do after a car accident in …

What Is the Statute of Limitations in NY for Personal Injury?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCPersonal Injury Lawsuits

The statute of limitations deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New York is generally three years from the time of the illness or injury, or the time when the illness or injury became apparent. Some exceptions do apply, so injured parties are advised to consult as soon as possible with a qualified attorney to determine if they are …

How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident in New York?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCAuto Accident

Even though New York adheres to “no fault” insurance rules in car accidents, an injured motorist can sue an at-fault driver to recover a greater measure of damages–in certain circumstances. Determining fault in those circumstances is critical because New York also follows a pure comparative fault rule. It reduces the injured party’s damages in proportion to their relative fault. The …