That depends. Auto accident cases are fact specific and the unique circumstances surrounding your accident must be evaluated by a qualified attorney in order to assess the merits of any potential claim. Generally, victims injured by negligence have the right to bring claims against the party or parties they allege to be at fault. However, New York requires those seeking compensation for pain and suffering in an auto accident to prove they suffered a “serious injury” as defined in the Insurance Law in the State of New York. Our attorneys can review your case and discuss if you have grounds to bring legal action.