New York Car Accident Lawyer
The roads of New York can be dangerous for motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicycle riders. Unfortunately, high traffic coupled with drivers who don’t behave in a responsible way can lead to many auto accidents.
New York has no-fault laws in car accident cases, which means every auto accident victim can have his or her medical bills and lost wages covered by insurance regardless of who was to blame for the crash. However, those who suffer serious injuries or who lose loved ones in auto accidents may also be able to pursue a claim for additional compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Obtaining the compensation you deserve after a vehicle crash can be complicated, and a New York car accident lawyer at The Perecman Firm will serve as your legal ally.
Understanding New York Car Accident Laws
Under the laws in New York, every driver is required to purchase insurance called Personal Injury Protection (PIP). PIP coverage ensures that motorists have their medical bills and lost wages covered after a car crash, no matter who is to blame. You have only a limited amount of time to make a no-fault claim after an accident happens, so be sure to take action right away. If you need help, or if your insurer is trying to deny a legitimate claim or underpay for your losses, you may wish to consult with an experienced New York auto accident lawyer.
While PIP provides important protections for New York drivers, it only offers coverage for bills and lost wages up to the policy limits. It also provides no compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, or wrongful death damages such as lost companionship. As such, if another driver is to blame for your crash and you suffer serious or debilitating injuries, you need to take action and pursue an injury claim with the help of a New York car accident attorney.
Car Accident Injury Claims
To obtain compensation in a car accident injury claim, you need to prove:
The other driver had a duty to be careful on the roads. Proving this is relatively easy because all drivers do.
The driver was negligent and breached the duty. You can show this by proving the driver violated safety laws or behaved in a way that no reasonably competent motorist would have acted in the same situation.
The driver’s negligence was the direct cause of your wreck.
You were harmed because of the accident and suffered losses the driver can compensate you for.
A New York car accident lawyer can help you prove these elements of your case with law enforcement accident reports, eyewitness testimony, expert testimony from accident reconstruction specialists, and a host of other essential legal tools. Your attorney can also help you either negotiate a settlement for your car accident losses or make a strong case in court so you can get the compensation you deserve.
Free Consultation with a New York Car Accident AttorneyWhen you or a loved one has been hurt in a wreck, you need to take action to get the money you need to cover your losses in full. A New York car accident lawyer at The Perecman Firm can help. Our attorneys are award-winning legal professionals with extensive experience helping auto accident victims. To learn how we can put our legal knowledge to work for you, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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