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.
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:
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.
Call us if you or a loved one were the victim of a:
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.
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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When your injuries exceed your no-fault insurance, we may demand compensation from the other driver for your:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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