In New York City, car accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death. However, even a minor injury has a significant impact on your life. If you or your family member has been seriously injured in an auto accident, call the New York City personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP for a free consultation today.
We do not charge our clients unless we win – we are that confident in our ability to protect the rights and interests of our clients. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.
Having an accident lawyer by your side while pursuing a car accident claim can greatly increase your chances for success. At Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, we pledge to take these ten steps in every case we take:
In any car accident in which another party was responsible, you have the right to pursue certain damages. Damages are a legal term referring to financial compensation. Depending upon what occurred in your case (or if a loved one has been seriously injured or killed), two types of damages are sought: Economic and non-economic. These two forms of compensation equate to:
To find out what you can claim in your case, speak to a New York City car accident lawyer.
Insurance companies are always looking after their bottom line. They do not have your best interests in mind. In fact, auto insurers have a single goal: to pay out as little as possible on your claim.
At Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, our New York City accident lawyers understand how insurance companies operate and the tactics that they employ. We battle insurance companies every day and will not let your case settle for less than fair value. If you are not being treated fairly, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial.
Vehicle operators in New York are required to carry a certain level of auto insurance; however, it should be noted that not all drivers in the city are live in the state and may have a different amount of insurance coverage than the required in our state.
New York is a “no-fault” state. The law is called the Comprehensive Automobile Insurance Reparations Act and outlines what an injured person can and cannot do with regard to seeking compensation for damages. To learn more about this law, speak to an NYC auto accident lawyer.
One of the most important aspects of this law is the definition of a “serious injury”, which will come into play in filing a lawsuit against a negligent driver. The right to recover damages for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, can only be filed in cases of serious injury per the definition, which is in essence, an injury resulting in:
You have limited time in which to file a claim or lawsuit in New York. Personal injury cases allow for three years from the time of the incident in which to file, as outlined in N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(5). Many people falsely believe that there is plenty of time in which to file a lawsuit to seek compensation. In fact, your car accident injury case should be initiated as quickly as possible after the incident.
Eyewitnesses to the accident must be interviewed before they become difficult or impossible to find, and all supporting evidence must be identified and preserved. Our accident investigation team is one of the best in the nation and can to go to work for you now.
The process of filing a car accident claim moves through several phases. These steps must each be handled correctly, including investigations, filings, negotiations, and court appearances, when necessary.
Our New York City car accident lawyers have unlimited resources to bring to the table, including professional accident investigators, medical experts, and other respected professionals to provide supporting evidence for your case. The steps in filing a car accident claim follow this general sequence:
Some car accidents are so serious that the injuries sustained prove to be fatal. In a case in which a driver or passenger was killed due to the negligent act of another, a wrongful death claim can be filed on behalf of specific family members.
While it may be difficult to consider getting involved in a legal matter after losing your loved one, failing to do so could leave your family struggling to make ends meet. A wrongful death claim in a car accident case makes it possible for certain members of the family to pursue the following types of compensation:
To properly determine the compensation amount, we thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the economic losses suffered by the family member, a complex calculation that involves reviewing any wage increases that were likely to have occurred over the lifetime of the individual. The personal consumption costs of the family member who died must be subtracted from the total losses.
Our team of litigators at will work diligently and professionally to pursue the maximum amount possible under the EPT, Article 5 (Estates, Powers, and Trusts). Some cases allow for punitive damages – damages intended to punish the wrongdoer.
According to traffic data from the NYPD, there were 19,308 auto collisions across New York City in December 2018 alone. Queens saw that majority of these crashes, as 5,804 accidents occurred there. Brooklyn was a close second, witnessing 5,488 wrecks.
If you or a loved one was injured in these crashes, please call an NYC auto accident attorney to find out what you can do next.
Our NYC accident lawyers are here to level the playing field and to relentlessly pursue justice and full compensation for all damages. We handle every detail of your claim or lawsuit, from start to final resolution – and we never charge a fee unless we win. With a success rate of over 95%, you can be confident that your case will be managed with the highest level of professionalism and legal skill.
Contact the experienced New York City car accident lawyers at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today for immediate assistance in a case of serious injury or death. No fees unless we win for you.