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.
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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.
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 New York 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:
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.
To obtain compensation in a car accident injury claim, you need to prove:
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.
Don’t wait to take legal action! Call a New York City auto accident lawyer at (212) 577-9325 or fill out a free case evaluation.
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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