New York City, with its tight streets and teaming traffic, has a high incidence of car accidents – with roughly 700 daily. New York City DOT reports almost one death a day due to traffic accidents. New York’s fatality rates per capita compare unfavorably to other highly concentrated cities, with more than double the fatality rate of Tokyo and Berlin.
Handling a Car Accident Claim
Injuries sustained during a car accident inevitable involve the other party, your insurance company, their insurance company and possibly the city itself. Understanding how the accident occurred is an all important first step – was someone texting and driving? Was there a missing street sign? Was the other driver impaired due to drugs or alcohol?
Finding answers to all of these questions and dealing with the insurance company’s deliberate bureaucracy, with its built in hurdles and delays is very difficult to deal with when recovering from an injury. This is where an attorney, experienced in New York’s laws, court systems and insurance providers can step in and if necessary, aggressive litigate on your behalf.
Attorneys are helpful in recovering damages to both your property and your person. You are entitled to compensation for property damages, pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. An experienced attorney can represent you in negotiating a settlement with insurance companies or litigating on your behalf if necessary. Remember the insurance industry’s primary objective is to keep as much of their money as possible and to delay any payouts for as long as possible. Don’t go up against these profit-centric corporations on your own.
New York City Car Accident Lawyers
When it comes to protecting your rights, you need an attorney who will step beyond the information at hand to ensure the truth is presented. In a car accident, the primary document will be the police report. However, the police report might not tell the full story. That’s why we take the time to conduct detailed research of the accident, including consulting car accident reconstruction experts in appropriate cases to ensure all of the facts of the incident are available.
Our experience with personal injury law has given us the understanding necessary to build a strong case on your behalf. We know how the defense and the insurance companies operate. That knowledge will be put to work ensuring that your rights are protected.
We provide more than just a personal touch. We take a hands-on approach to your case to ensure it is provided the care and the attention it requires. It will not be shuffled off to the side or filed away. From settlement negotiations to trial, we will look out for your rights.