Helping You Move On With Your Life Following An Automobile Accident
A serious automobile accident will impact your life in many ways. The physical, mental and emotional trauma from an accident can present major challenges. In addition to your health, you also have to worry about financial issues. Your medical expenses and lost income can create serious problems for you and your loved ones. In these times, an experienced auto accident lawyer can make all the difference in the world.
Former New York State Attorney General G. Oliver Koppell and his team of attorneys have helped numerous drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists, injured in car crashes in New York City and beyond. We are both compassionate and knowledgeable counselors and fierce advocates for our clients. In every personal injury claim, we make it our goal to make the legal process as easy as possible.
Giving Our Clients Every Opportunity To Recover Full Compensation
Driver error, distraction and fatigue, as well as drunk driving, are among the top causes of car accidents. However, there are numerous other possible causes of car accidents, including failure to properly service or maintain the vehicle, defects in the road surface, or manufacturing defects in the car. In short, there may be multiple parties responsible for your accident.
Our automobile accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident to determine whether you may have a product liability claim or a claim against the municipality in addition to any claim against the driver. We also move to secure critical evidence, including the police report, eyewitness statements and photographs of the vehicles involved. Every step we take will be with the goal of maximizing your financial recovery.
A Word About No-Fault Insurance
Everyone who is injured in a car accident in New York should file a no-fault claim within 30 days of the accident. New York’s no-fault law requires insurance companies to pay up to $50,000 to cover an injured party’s noneconomic losses, such as lost wages and medical expenses. This compensation is available regardless of fault. Under this law, only plaintiffs who have suffered serious injuries or more than $50,000 in economic losses can file a car accident lawsuit. What is considered a serious injury under the law is up for discussion. Our lawyers can tell you whether your injuries meet this threshold.
If you have been injured or hurt in any way, you should immediately file a notice of claim with the insurance company that covers the car in which you were riding. If you miss the 30-day deadline, you may not be able to recover critical benefits to cover the cost of medical care or lost income.