Poor driving habits and heavy traffic can easily combine to create the perfect storm for a negligent driver to turn what should be a peaceful commute home into a tragic auto accident. New York’s No-Fault laws allow drivers, passengers, and pedestrians to have their lost wages and medical expenses up to a certain amount, depending on the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance policy of the driver, covered no matter who was at fault. Victims who suffered a “serious injury” under the No-Fault law may be able to file a lawsuit to secure compensation. A “serious injury” is defined as:
“[D]eath; dismemberment; significant disfigurement; a fracture; loss of a fetus; permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system; permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member; significant limitation of use of a body function or system; or a medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person's usual and customary daily activities for not less than ninety days during the one hundred eighty days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment.”
If someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing caused you to suffer a serious injury, it’s important to hire qualified legal representation right away.
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The Perecman Firm P.L.L.C. has been defending injured victims for more than 30 years, and our passionate car accident attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to everyone we represent. Over the years, we have successfully secured more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for clients throughout New York. If you are in need of experienced legal representation, contact us today to discuss your case.
Every driver in New York is required to purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, otherwise called No-Fault insurance, which covers certain lost wages and medical bills of you, your passengers, and pedestrians if you are ever involved in a car accident, regardless of who or what was at fault. However, PIP insurance does not cover:
It’s important to move quickly and file your no-fault claim as soon as possible – you only have a limited amount of time until your claim will no longer be accepted. However, if another driver’s negligence cause the crash and left you with a serious injury, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim and/or lawsuit with the assistance of an experienced attorney in order to secure the compensation you deserve. In order to do so, you need to prove certain things:
If you were seriously injured in a car accident, your PIP insurance (No-Fault insurance) may not be able to provide you with the total compensation you are eligible to. At The Perecman Firm P.L.L.C., our Long Island car accident lawyers will help you prove your case with expert testimony, eyewitness testimony, police reports, and various other essential legal tools in order to secure you the maximum compensation possible. Fill out our online form to tell us about your situation in a free case evaluation, or give us a call at (212) 577-9325 to speak with one of our Long Island attorneys today.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 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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