If you were injured in a car crash in Staten Island, New York, the best thing you can do is contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. as soon as possible.
We have handled injury claims arising from all types of collisions, including but not limited to:
Whether you suffered whiplash in a rear-end collision or lost a loved one in a fatal head-on crash, we can help.
The most common contributing factors to collisions include:
When you’re involved in a car crash, dealing with the aftermath can be very stressful, whether you’re anxious about any injuries or damages to your property. After a collision, there are critical steps to recover the most compensation you can.
Our Staten Island car accident attorneys handle cases involving:
In the aftermath of a car crash, you will be busy recovering from your injuries or adjusting to a new way of life. Although drivers in New York are required to have Personal Injury Protection insurance, there are limits. You may not be thinking of recovering compensation to pay for medical bills or property damage caused by someone else’s negligence.
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In New York, drivers are required to carry certain insurance. And your insurance coverage can influence the compensation you can expect after an accident and your ability to pursue a lawsuit or third-party insurance claim.
Remember, you can only pursue a third-party insurance claim or lawsuit if you were seriously injured in the crash. New York considers the following serious injuries: death, dismemberment, significant dismemberment, fractures, loss of a fetus, permanent loss of a body organ, member, function, or system, or a permanent disability.
You have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit after a Staten Island auto accident. This deadline is the statute of limitation and states that personal injury claims must be filed within three years from the date you suffered the injury. However, the statute of limitations is much shorter for claims against municipalities and New York State. There is also a requirement that before filing a lawsuit, a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days.
If you were hurt in a Staten Island car accident, you might believe the other driver was at fault. However, that driver may claim you were to blame. When there is a question of who is at fault, you need an attorney. You and the other may be partly responsible for the crash, and New York’s comparative negligence rule applies in these circumstances.
Under the comparative fault rules, you can still receive compensation if you are somewhat to blame for the accident. So long as you were less than half responsible, you can obtain compensation. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
If you are more than 50% at fault for the crash, you are prohibited from receiving any compensation.
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After a crash, it’s important to receive help for the injuries and losses you endured. If you call the experienced Staten Island car accident lawyers at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we’ll listen to your story and work to resolve your case. Your consultation is free, and you won’t be charged upfront: you’ll only pay if you win the settlement or the lawsuit.
We’ll ask you some questions during your consultation to get a sense of what happened. If we believe you have a case, then we will:
If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash anywhere in Staten Island caused by negligence, the last thing you want to do is worry about medical bills or lost wages on your own. Hiring an experienced lawyer significantly increases the odds of a successful settlement or lawsuit.
At Hecht, Kleeger & Dmashek, P.C., we are ready to help. HKD will address your situation, ensure your rights are respected after a car accident and help recover the maximum compensation possible.