If we were to poll the approximately 12 million people who live in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk, we would find that the majority at some time suffered an accident that resulted in personal injury. Some accidents produce minor injuries, while others involve serious personal injury. As examples, consider the following: a slight auto accident may leave the motorist with a mild laceration. Conversely, a violent crash of two cars could produce several fractures of significant bones such as the hip, leg, shoulder, skull, or other significant body structures.
Another type of accident might include a trip and fall on a broken sidewalk or a slip and fall on snow and ice that should have been removed by the property owner, and so on. Such accidents might cause minor personal injuries or an injury so serious as to require massive surgery and rehabilitation, all with the permanent pain and suffering that follows. Using the latter example, the victim of such a violent blow to the human body can find oneself in a desperate and painful posture, as he or she lays alone in a hospital bed or in a rehab facility. Extreme permanent pain can be described only by the one who unfortunately experiences the suffering that accompanies it. Only words of optimism can encourage the victim to muster the strength to survive the agony that the sufferer bears.
- “SURVIVAL IS THE GOAL. RETREAT IS DEFEAT”
Leonard L. Finz, age 95, is a decorated WWII veteran (1st Lt., Field Artillery, Philippines), a former New York State Supreme Court Justice, Peer-Reviewed as “One of America’s Preeminent Lawyers”, and the Founder of Finz & Finz, P.C.