How Can a Manhattan Car Accident Lawyer Help?

Hiring a car accident attorney is an essential step after a collision. Filing a car accident claim alone can be intimidating and result in confusion or errors. You should have someone to guide you, and Manhattan collision attorneys uncover details others may overlook and apply our knowledge of the law to help you obtain total compensation.

An HKD car accident attorney has decades of experience working with car crash victims and has likely encountered similar situations as yours. We know which approaches work and will personalize the process to fit you. Our experienced injury attorneys can tackle challenges and negotiate for what’s right—no matter what it takes.

Manhattan Car Accidents We Handle

Car crashes are unfortunately common all over NYC, especially in busy Manhattan. In the past decade alone, there have been almost 2 million reported motor vehicle accidents in New York. These include:

  • Single-vehicle accidents
  • Multi-vehicle collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on crashes
  • Rollover accidents
  • Side-impact “T-Bone” collisions
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Runoff accidents
  • Wrong-way accidents
  • Uninsured/underinsured accidents
  • Uber & Lyft car accidents
  • Taxicab accidents
  • Fatal car crashes
  • Bike vs. car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

Whether you are a victim of one of these accidents or another, HKD can help.

Common Causes of Manhattan Car Crashes

The most common cause of auto accidents is human error, which is largely preventable. In addition to general negligence, here are some of the various factors that can lead to an injury-causing motor vehicle accident:

  • Alcohol or drug impairment
  • Driver fatigue and falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Aggressive driving (road rage)
  • Road conditions and bad weather
  • Inattentive and distracted driving
  • Improper passing or lane usage
  • Disregarding traffic signs or signals
  • Young or inexperienced drivers
  • Following too closely
  • Passing too closely
  • Backing up unsafely

Who’s At Fault for Your Manhattan Car Accident?

If the other driver solely caused the crash, they are considered at fault. For example, if a driver were under the influence when they hit your vehicle, they would generally be considered at fault.

However, more than one party can contribute to a collision. New York’s comparative negligence system assigns a portion of fault to each driver based on their actions leading up to the crash.

Common Car Accident Injuries in Manhattan

Unfortunately, a motor vehicle crash can cause significant injuries, such as:

In some cases, injuries can be fatal. Learn more about pursuing compensation after losing a loved one in a car accident when you contact our compassionate New York wrongful death lawyers.

Manhattan Car Accident Compensation

When you suffer from injuries related to a car wreck, you’ll likely be in pain and stressed about the bills coming in through no fault of your own. You should not be responsible for the cost of your recovery after a car accident. With a car accident claim or lawsuit, you can secure the compensation you need and the financial relief you deserve.

Our Manhattan car accident lawyers can review your case and help determine the total value of your losses. Including your:

How To File a Manhattan Car Accident Claim

New York is a no-fault state. Regardless of who is responsible for the crash, you will typically file a claim through your car insurance first to cover many of your medical bills and most lost wages.  However, you may not have enough coverage for treatment if your injuries are severe.

New York’s PIP (no-fault) insurance does not cover damages like pain and suffering. To recover these losses and more, you must prove you have severe injuries before filing a third-party claim or lawsuit against the other driver.

With help from an experienced Manhattan car accident attorney, you can:

  • Investigate the accident and collect evidence of fault and the severity of your injuries.
  • Draft and send a demand letter to the insurance company that outlines what you deserve and why.
  • Aggressively negotiate with insurers and liable parties who may be trying to reduce what they pay.
  • File a car accident lawsuit to gather more evidence through discovery and show insurers you mean business.
  • Determine the full value of what it’ll take to recover from your car accident and fight for all of it.

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