What should I do after a car accident?

After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. What you do at the scene of a...

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How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?

Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically Results—financial value of settlements and awards Positive testimonials that speak to you We shall now explore the relevance of each of...

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How Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?

Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration...

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Brain Injuries from Car Accidents & No-Fault Insurance: How Can a Lawyer Help

What You Need to Know About Brain Injuries from Car Accidents and How Your Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You With No-Fault Insurance To Pay Your Medical Bills If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in a New York auto accident, your no-fault coverage will pay for your medical care.  Traumatic brain injuries may require surgery, cognitive therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy,  which is all covered under New York’s No-Fault law.  Your car accident lawyer can help...

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5 Things to Do If You’re in a Car Accident

We hope you never are injured in a car accident. However, statistics show that people are involved in at least two motor vehicle accidents during their lifetime. If, or when, this happens to you, you should be prepared. Here is our advice on the top 5 things to do if you are involved or injured in an auto accident: Seek Medical Attention. Whether you are severely injured or just shaken up after an auto accident, make sure you have a...

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Former Cornell Student’s Injury Lawsuit in Manhattan Results in $71M Damages Award

For a free case evaluation with an experienced  New York City car accident attorney, contact us online or call our office at 718-993-9999. In the long-running and ongoing debate about access to health care in this country, one of the central issues within this topic is the very high cost of health care. This issue of extremely high costs also arises when it comes to care for seniors, who may require long-term and extensive skilled care. The high cost of...

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Using a Defendant’s Guilty Plea on a Vehicle and Traffic Law Violation in Your New York Auto Accident Case

There are multiple ways to secure a successful outcome in your auto accident case. While winning on liability after trial is a positive outcome, receiving the same result without having to go to trial could be even better for you. Depending on the facts of your case, your skilled New York auto accident attorney may be able to help you navigate the process and obtain the outcome you need by using the procedure of summary judgment. Summary judgment means that...

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Your New York Auto Accident Case; Multiple Vehicles Collision

Any vehicle accident in which you suffer injuries is an important one to you. While all auto accident cases are important, some may be more complex than others. Multi-vehicle accidents can create especially complicated cases for injured plaintiffs. These cases may present an increased number of variables, such as multiple potential defendants and multiple theories of how the crash occurred. They may also present a heightened need for an expert witness’ testimony. For assistance and guidance in making these and...

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How to Pursue a New York Car Accident Case Caused by an Improperly Maintained Vehicle

There are a wide array of ways that an auto accident can happen. There are intersection collisions involving turning vehicles. There are rear-end accidents. There are lane change accidents, and sometimes there are flying wheel accidents. In one recent case in which a wheel became loose and fell  off a car and struck another vehicle, the courts concluded that the injured driver could pursue liability claims against both the auto shop that worked on the car and the driver who was...

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Rear-End Accidents and Securing Favorable Litigation Outcomes in New York

If you are keenly familiar with the rules of the road, you probably know that, as a driver, you are required to maintain a “safe following distance” between you and the vehicle in front you. If a rear-end collision takes place, it is generally presumed that the rear driver is at fault, having failed to maintain that safe distance.  If you were injured because someone rear-ended you, you may have a strong case that may allow you to win without...

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