“What Injury Do You Have From the Car Accident?” I ask.
“My Back!” She says
NY Car Accident Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains What this means.
There are many times I will receive a call from a car accident victim wants to know if they have a valid case.
One of the key questions I always ask is “What type of injury you suffered as a result of someone else’s carelessness?”
Some of these accident victims reply “My back!”
That tells me immediately that this is not the right type of case for me. This tells me immediately that this injured victim was not diagnosed with any definable injury.
At least not yet.
When an injured car accident victim says that they hurt their back, it means that no doctor has diagnosed them with a fracture. It means that no doctor has diagnosed them with a specific disabling medical condition based upon diagnostic imaging tests such as a CAT scan or MRI.
It means that this is most likely a soft tissue case.
That means it would not meet the injury threshold needed in order to bring a valid case here in New York.
When you are involved in a car accident, in order to bring a lawsuit, you must have suffered some type of “serious injury.”
The law is very specific about what actually is a serious injury. There are nine separate definitions for this phrase.
To give you an example, if you received a fracture or broken bone, that would be considered a serious injury. So would scarring.
Watch the video to learn more…
Here’s a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client: http://www.oginski-law.com/video/cardiac-malpractice-in-ny.cfm
Here’s a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering: http://ow.ly/azKg6
To learn more about how accident cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, http://www.Oginski-Law.com.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at Gerry@Oginski-Law.com. This is what I do every day and I’d be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
67 Cutter Mill Road
Great Neck, NY 11021