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A personal injury accident has the potential to greatly impact a person’s life. This may be as a result of a serious injury or even the death of a loved one. In the event of this, an injured person or their family may be left with a considerable loss. This can be either a financial loss, a loss of quality of life, or the loss of a life altogether. Because of this, an injured party may pursue a personal injury case to recover compensation from the party responsible for the accident.


When an injury happens as a result of an accident, it is important for the individual to seek medical attention immediately. Depending on how serious an injury is, the person may require a great deal of medical attention. This can result in expensive medical bills that can pile up and become overbearing. Sometimes, injuries can prevent a person from going back to work for a period of time or even permanently. If this happens and a person is not receiving an income, it can be more difficult to manage these medical expenses.

This is why people who are harmed in an accident due to negligence are able to pursue compensation for these costs. This compensation exists to cover any medical bills or lost wages burden the injured party as a result of the incident. This gives the injured the chance to recover without having to worry about these added expenses. Compensation may be awarded to an individual for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lose earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Court costs

When traumatic injuries happen, people can suffer more than only physically. People involved in accidents can suffer emotionally and psychologically as well. It is because of this that they can receive emotional compensation in addition to physical compensation. Emotional compensation can cover pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.

Proving Negligence

In order to pursue compensation, the injured party must file a personal injury lawsuit. This requires them to prove the negligence of the party that caused the accident. This can be done by satisfying the burden of proof. To do so, the injured party must gather evidence that proves the accident and their injuries happened as a direct result of the party’s negligence. Evidence that may be used in a case can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures or videos of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the incident.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was injured in a personal injury accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact the Law Offices of Hausman & Pendzick today.

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represents victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.