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Personal injury claims are about more than just money

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2016 | Car Accidents

When it comes to personal injury claims in the aftermath of a car accident, people often get far too tangled up in the monetary values. True, it is encouraging to know that you could recover thousands or even millions of dollars with a successful claim, but the money is often only a part of what motivates a personal injury claim. This is especially true depending on the nature of your injuries, which may be well beyond the capacity of money to heal.

For many people, the money they recover from a successful claim is more of a bonus next to the fact that they are holding a person accountable for that person’s wrongdoing. Car accidents, unlike burglary or assault, are not crimes, so a victim is often unable to charge the person responsible for the accident with a crime. By bringing a successful personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party or parties, victims can, at least, have some sense of justice being served on their behalf, knowing that the negligent party did not go unpunished after causing a potentially life-altering injury.

It may sound incredible to hear of car accident victims who recover more than a million dollars, but the amount of money recovered is often influenced by the nature of the injuries suffered. Some injuries in a car accident cannot be repaired, and no amount of money will truly make the incident right. Imagine, for instance, if you lost your legs because of a car accident. Does 1 million dollars really seem like a large amount considering you will never walk again?

If you have been injured in a car accident in New York, you should know that you can take legal action against the negligent party or parties to recover compensation. But more than that, you should know that you can take legal action to hold someone accountable for the enormous damage they have wrought on your life. Visit our web page to learn how we can help you start the process and begin taking legal action.