Did you get hurt or lose a loved one in a vehicle collision in Queens? Now is the time to ask for help. Many car accident victims assume they can recover compensation through insurance quickly. Then they run into red tape and unfair claim denials. We highly recommend giving our car accident attorneys a call to improve your chance of receiving a fair settlement as soon as possible.

You can reach out through our online form or call Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at (212) 490-5700.

How We Can Help After a Traffic Accident

After getting hurt in a car crash, you have to bring a claim for compensation. As the claimant, it’s your responsibility to prove that another driver was at fault. Who caused the crash might be apparent. But not always.

By hiring a car accident attorney, you have someone to thoroughly investigate the accident and gather evidence, such as:

  • Photos
  • Video
  • Police reports
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Medical records
  • Expert witnesses

We use this evidence to prove who negligently caused the collision and your injuries.

When we represent you during a Queens car accident claim, we talk with the insurance companies. We handle the back and forth. If you need to give a statement or answer questions, we prepare you for that meeting.

New York is a no-fault state. At first, you’ll work with your insurance company to cover your bills and lost wages. But you may still have a claim against the other negligent driver. We’ll explain when.

Once we’ve shown you deserve compensation, our next step is to make sure you win the maximum amount possible. We know how important it is to receive a fair settlement that pays for your medical bills, lost wages, attorney’s fees, and pain and suffering. We know how to win excellent results and have recovered more than $500 million for our clients.

We Handle All Types of Collisions in Queens

Call us if you or a loved one were the victim of a:

Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Queens

The most common contributing factors to car accidents include:

Intersections are particularly common areas for car accidents, with the most dangerous intersections in Queens seeing multiple crashes per day.

Common Car Accident Injuries

If you were injured in a Queens car wreck, talk with us about demanding compensation for your injuries. We’ve handled cases involving moderate, serious, and catastrophic injuries. We know what it takes to get you the maximum financial recovery.

Call us if you or a loved one are recovering from:



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We Fight for Maximum Car Accident Compensation

When your injuries exceed your no-fault insurance, we may demand compensation from the other driver for your:

How Much is Your Car Accident Claim Worth?

We highly recommend you talk with a lawyer about the value of your car accident claim – many people under- or over-value their damages. You also can’t trust online calculators, which can’t add or subtract any nuance. It’s always best to talk with a car accident attorney about your specific circumstances and the factors that might increase or limit your settlement or court award.

Car Insurance Coverage in Queens

New York is a no-fault accident insurance state. The purpose of no-fault insurance is for each person injured in a crash to work with their insurer to cover their medical bills, lost earnings, and some other costs up to $50,000. Even if someone else hits your car, you’ll work with your auto insurance company first.

There are rules and deadlines around no-fault car insurance. Make sure to notify your insurer of the crash immediately and start your claim for medical coverage.

If your injuries are worth more than $50,000, you have a few options to obtain more compensation. You may have more insurance coverage, or you may be able to file a claim against the at-fault driver. Drivers in New York carry some liability insurance for this purpose.

Every person who drives in New York State is required to have car insurance. The minimum required coverage is:

  • $10,000 for property damage for an accident
  • $25,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for death for a person involved in an accident
  • $50,000 for bodily injury and $100,000 for death for two or more people in an accident

Our car accident attorneys can help you with first- and third-party insurance claims. When it’s in your best interests, we’ll also represent you in court against the negligent driver.

Were You Partly At Fault?

New York has a law called comparative negligence. Under that law, every person’s degree of fault is considered. If you contributed to the crash, you might be partly at fault. You can still recover compensation, but your percentage of fault reduces it.

How Long You Have To File a Lawsuit

If you need to file a lawsuit, you should know there’s a deadline. New York’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years. Typically, you have three years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver.

Did Your Loved One Pass Away From a Car Crash?

If your spouse, child, or parent died from car accident injuries, call us right away. We’ll explain New York’s wrongful death law. You and your family may have a right to sue and demand compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses accrued before the decedent’s death
  • The decedent’s pain and suffering before their death
  • The decedent’s lost wages before their death
  • The loss of the decedent’s future income
  • The loss of the value of the decedent’s services
  • The loss of decedent’s parenting

Call Our Queens Car Accident Attorneys for Help

Car accident cases in Queens can become complicated quickly. You might not expect a hassle only to run into one issue after another. The best way to handle the claims process is to hire an experienced and successful car accident attorney.

Our team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. is waiting to hear from you. Give us a call or use our online form to request a free initial consultation.


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