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On busy New York highways, car, truck, motorcycle and other motor vehicle accidents occur daily and often happen when someone is distracted from their driving. A driver is at fault for negligence when his lack of attention causes an accident that results in serious injury or death. While negligent or reckless drivers may cause accidents, there are several other factors that may cause a collision including severe weather conditions, confusing signs, poor road design or unexpected objects or animals in the vehicle’s path.

Getting legal help immediately is important for many reasons. Your chances of recovering fair compensation are better with an attorney who is experienced in handling injury accident claims than without one. Under New York law, the statute of limitations limits the time you have to file a civil suit from the date of the accident. If you do not take action in a timely matter, you will not be able to seek compensation.
If your claim is against a public entity, you will have a shorter time frame to file suit. Building a substantive case can take months or even years, depending on the extent of your injuries, the time needed to regain your health and the investigations and research required.

Protecting Your Legal Rights – If you are a victim of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to file a lawsuit to recover damages for your medical expenses, loss of income and rehabilitation costs as needed. Retaining a competent attorney who regularly deals with personal injury lawsuits is essential to protect your legal rights and pursue justice for the injuries you have suffered.

How a Case Unfolds – It is important to preserve all bills, including those paid by your insurance company and any other expenses (travel, home-health aid, etc.). Medical expenses are paid by your carrier under No-Fault, however, you must file within 30 days of the accident or risk coverage denial. Both your No-Fault carrier and the defendant may require examination by a private medical carrier – IME – to determine extent of injury; compliance with the IME is required if need be. If threshold injury has been sustained, Pain and Suffering may be brought.

If a case cannot be settled, a trial by jury will decide and determine liability, or who is at fault and if the fault is proportional. Once liability has been determined, a jury will consider other losses and injuries in order to determine your rewards. Keeping our clients informed every step of the way and explaining everything as a case unfolds is what distinguishes us from other attorneys. With us, you will remain well informed and secure in knowing that you are in good hands.

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