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The roads of New York can be dangerous for motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicycle riders alike. When heavy traffic is paired with poor driving habits, negligent drivers can cause serious auto accidents that result in devastating injuries and expenses.
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, individuals 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. You should partner with our trusted auto accident lawyers in New York City. Call (212) 577-9325.
Understanding New York Car Accident Laws
Under the laws in New York, every driver is required to purchase insurance called Personal Injury Protection. PIP coverage ensures that motorists have their medical bills and lost wages covered after a car crash, no matter who is to blame. While PIP provides important protections for drivers, it only offers coverage for bills and lost wages up to the limits set forth in the terms of the policy.
PIP provides NO compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages
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 City car accident attorney. However, 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.
Pursuing a 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.
- The driver was negligent and breached the duty of care.
- The driver’s negligence was the direct cause of your wreck.
- You were harmed because of this accident and suffered losses and damages.
Our firm 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. We 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. Whether you were in a head-on collision or a fender bender, we are prepared to guide you through this difficult time.
Get Answers to Your Car Accident Questions
What should I do if I am involved in an accident?
It’s always important to report your accident to the police, no matter how minor it may have been. Make sure to write down the contact information and names of witnesses to the crash, and make sure you get a copy of the driver exchange information form from the police officer at the scene. It’s also important to contact your insurance company to inform them of the collision.
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.
Do I have to let my insurer know about the accident if the accident was not my fault?
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.
Do I still have a case if I received a traffic citation stating I was the cause of the accident?
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 an attorney to learn more about your rights.
Don’t wait to take legal action! Call a New York City car accident lawyer at (212) 577-9325.
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