Over 50 years of experience.
NYC MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS WITH 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
With over one hundred million dollars in settled cases and more than 50 years of experience, our experienced personal injury attorneys at Spar & Bernstein will fight for the best possible outcome, including a maximum settlement for your case.
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WHY HIRE SPAR & BERNSTEIN FOR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CASES?
Our knowledgeable and tenacious lawyers are ready to represent you, whether you were involved in a motor vehicle accident as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian.
Our compassionate attorneys will support you legally and emotionally throughout the entire process, giving you peace of mind that your case is in good hands.
TYPES OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS RECOGNIZED BY NEW YORK STATE LAW
The most common motor vehicle accidents recognized by New York State Law for which you can seek compensation include: head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, side impact collisions (also known as T-bone or broadside collisions), rollovers, single-vehicle accidents, and multiple vehicle pile-ups.
NEW YORK CAR ACCIDENT LAWS
Statute Of Limitations (New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law and Rules – CVP § 214)
The statute of limitations states that the period to file a claim after a motor vehicle accident extends to three years (3), starting from the date of the accident. If the statute of limitations passes, the court is likely to dismiss your case.
New York No-Fault Law (Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Insurance Reparations Act)
The New York No-Fault Law states that insurance companies must provide up to $50,000 for medical and hospital services, non-medical treatment and care, physical, psychiatric, and occupational therapy, and other injury-related professional services, regardless of who is at fault for the accident.
Contributory or Comparative Negligence (N.Y. Civ. Prac. L. & R. §1411)
This law states that the damages you can claim after a motor vehicle accident are reduced by your own percentage of fault, no matter what the fault amount is.
WHO IS LIABLE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IN NEW YORK?
The parties responsible for a motor vehicle accident in New York include anyone who contributed to the accident, from a driver to pedestrians, bicyclists, and more.
TYPES OF COMPENSATION FOR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INJURIES IN NEW YORK
Since New York is a no-fault state, after a motor vehicle accident, your Personal Injury Protection Insurance (PIP) will cover your medical bills, lost wages and additional expenses for in-house help or transportation for treatment.
If you were involved in an accident as a pedestrian or bicyclist, the coverage will be provided by the insurance company of the driver of the vehicle that hit you.
Losses Beyond No-Fault Coverage
If your medical expenses exceed the no-fault policy limit, you can sue the party that caused the accident.
Pain And Suffering
To seek compensation for pain and suffering, you can file a third-party claim or a lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident.
If the motor vehicle accident results in personal property damage, you can seek compensation from the at-fault party.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT FAQs
What Should I Do After A Motor Vehicle Accident?
- Call the police and give your statement
- Remain on the scene of the accident until police arrive
- If possible, take pictures/video of the incident with your phone
- Seek medical help
Who Will Pay If I Am Injured In A Motor Vehicle Accident?
- Medical expenses up to $50,000
- 80% of lost wages
- In-house help, if you are unable to perform routine daily activities like dressing, eating, etc.
- Travel expenses to/from doctor’s appointments
Is New York A No-Fault State?
What Does No-Fault Mean?
Is There A Deadline To File My No-Fault Claim?
What Is A Serious Injury In New York?
- Significant disfigurement
- Loss of a fetus
- Permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system
- Permanent consequential limitation of a body organ or member
- Significant limitation of use of a body system or function
- Medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person's usual and customary daily activities for not less than 90 days during the 180 days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment
When Should I File My Motor Vehicle Accident Claim?
Who Can I Sue After A Motor Vehicle Accident?
What Happens If The Vehicle I Was In Had No Insurance At The Time Of The Accident?
How Much Can I Get As Compensation In My Motor Vehicle Accident Case?
- Seriousness of your injuries
- Need for surgery/hospitalization/treatment
- Inability to work for a period of time
- Lenth of time without being able to work
- Injury impact on your daily life
- Need for external help for routine everyday activities like bathing, eating and more
- Psychological and emotional trauma
- Possible disfigurement or paralysis
- Vehicle damage
What Will Spar &Bernstein Attorneys Do For My Motor Vehicle Accident Case?
- Define liability
- Gather evidence
- Calculate losses
- Advise you on filing a claim or a lawsuit
- Communicate with insurance companies
- Draft and filing of insurance claims
- Draft and filing of lawsuits
- Secure your legal representation
- Defend your rights
- Take your case to trial
- Negotiate settlements