Car Accident Attorneys in New York
Car Crash Lawyers Serving Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx & Staten Island
There are few activities in one's daily life that are more dangerous than driving a car in a crowded city. Driving a car is considered more dangerous than most other forms of transportation. The degree of risk has especially increased recently with the mounting number of accidents involving cellular phones and texting while driving. Many people, fail to realize the risk, lack of responsibility, and negligence involved in multitasking with a phone in the car. When one acts in this kind of negligent manner, they put the lives of other drivers at risk.
If you have been injured in a car accident, consult with one of our skilled Manhattan car accident attorneys by calling 800-SMART-LAW.
Your Legal Rights After Sustaining an Injury
So what exactly are your rights following a car accident? First of all, if the driver who caused the accident was acting negligently, a personal injury lawsuit could be filed against them. Under law, drivers are required to show reasonable care to others on the road. If it can be shown that they did not uphold this duty of care, this could prove liability.
If the accident was not your fault, you have the right to be properly compensated for any property damage or physical injury. In order to pursue legal action, the first step you should take is to discuss your case with a Manhattan car accident lawyer. They can work with the insurance company and ensure you get the compensation you deserve following the accident.
Being involved in an auto accident can cause severe injuries, resulting in extensive medical treatment, lost wages, and property damage. At its worst, it can result in death. Having someone who knows the laws and can effectively put together your case for settlement or trial is vital when dealing with insurance companies and uninsured motorist claims.
A successful car accident lawsuit could result in recovery for:
- Loss of future income
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Cost of medical devices
- Medical care
Motor vehicle accidents can range from minor to catastrophic, and New York State has no-fault laws that require an injured victim to establish certain medical facts before collecting compensation. Under the no-fault law, you may also be entitled to $50,000 in benefits for medical expenses and lost earnings.
Causes of Car Accidents
One of the most important issues that will have to be resolved in a car accident case is in regards to who was at fault in the collision. Proving who was at fault will directly affect your ability to get the compensation you deserve.
Below are some common causes of car accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving
- Talking to other people in the car
- Eating while driving
If you have more questions about proving what the cause of a car accident was, please do not hesitate to contact our firm.
Hit and Run Accidents
What should you do if you were injured in an accident but the driver did not remain at the scene of the accident? Hit and run accidents are illegal because the law states that any driver involved in an accident is required to make sure no one was injured and then exchange contact information. In some cases, law enforcement will need to be contacted so that they can take a statement. If you were injured in a hit and run, it may result in criminal charges, possibly even a felony charge. Not only could they be facing time behind bars, but given a $5,000 fine as well.
Choose a Manhattan injury lawyer from our firm!
After a car accident, the first thing you should do is get legal help! Finding a professional lawyer can be as easy as calling Segal & Lax. Our skilled Manhattan car accident attorneys are friendly and caring while aggressively fight for the rights of our clients. We can work with clients one on one throughout the legal process, keeping them fully informed as to the status of the case. We have over 75 years of combined experience on our side and have been able to secure our clients high amounts of compensation for their injuries.
Contact a Manhattan personal injury attorney from our team today to learn more about how we could help you!