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Motor Vehicle Accident FAQ

New York City Car Accident Attorney Answers Your Questions

If you were injured in a New York car accident, speak with an attorney as soon as possible in order to determine your options. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we provide skilled representation for our clients, ensuring that they receive the coverage they are entitled to and advising them as to further legal action. Read answers to the questions below, or contact our office today at (212) 577-9325 to schedule a free review.

What should I do if I am involved in an accident?

Regardless of how minor you think an accident was, you should always report it to the police. Write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses, and make sure the police officer gives you a copy of the driver exchange information form. Call your insurance agent and your insurance company immediately for further instructions.

What if I don’t report the accident to my insurance company?

If you do not report the accident, the insurance company may deny payment of any claims you file subsequently. Your insurance company must notify you within 30 days of receiving proper notice of the claim whether it will pay or deny your claim, or inform you that it is still in the investigation stage.

If the accident is not my fault, do I have to let my own insurer know about it?

Yes, you need to inform your insurance company of the accident even if you weren't at fault.

What kind of coverage is my insurer required to provide?

New York is a no-fault automobile accident state. That means your insurance company is required to pay for your medical expenses up to a certain amount, depending on the policy you purchased.

What if I received a traffic citation stating I was the cause of the accident? Do I still have a case?

That depends. If the accident was not completely your fault, you can still recover damages from the other driver for the portion of the accident that was his or her fault. New York allows injured parties to bring claims against others even if they were partially at fault. Discuss your case with a New York personal injury lawyer.

More Than $300 Million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

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