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Compensation As Passenger Or Driver

As technology and transportation needs change, so does the possibility of injuries and accidents involving various motor vehicles. At the law firm of Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, we have an experienced team of New York car accident attorneys focused on all types of motor vehicle accidents – and we know how to fight for compensation for your medical and property damages.

Our Services For Auto Accident Victims

We can help you with cases involving a variety of motor vehicles and claims, including:

  • Uber or Lyft rides where the company may be liable for hiring their drivers
  • Taxi and town car transportation when you are a passenger
  • Bicycle accidents, including users of Citi Bike and pedestrian accidents
  • Car, rental car or motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle
  • Motorized bikes, ATVs or recreational vehicles
  • Serious injuries or damages to vehicles
  • Accidents caused by vehicle issues or manufacturer issues
  • Serious accidents that result in wrongful death cases

In many cases, the drivers who cause an accident are responsible for the injuries caused by the accident. However, even if you are a driver involved in an accident, you may have the right to recover for your own injuries. Call us to find out if you have a case.

What You Should Do After A Car Accident

When you have an accident, time seems to move extremely quickly. Many people don’t know what they should do first, but there are some important steps to take after a serious accident:

  • See a doctor: You need to get a medical evaluation to see how extensive your injuries are. Feeling “fine” after an accident is pretty common, but deceptive as injuries can become apparent much later.
  • Get the other driver’s information: You don’t have to do this, a family member, friend or your attorney can get the information of the other driver to help with the eventual claim.
  • File a police report: Insurance companies and courts rely on police reports to provide an unbiased analysis of the accident. Early, accurate police reports are a vital part of the process.
  • File a no-fault application: You need to, within 30 days, file a no-fault application with your own insurance company to make sure your medical bills are paid.
  • File a claim: To get compensation for your injury, you will need to file a claim with the other drivers’ insurance company. This can be the most treacherous part of the post-accident process.

By following these steps you can minimize the gaps in your claim. However, you may need our legal guidance to help you navigate New York’s complicated fault laws.

The Complexities Of Liability In New York

New York has a pure comparative negligence law. This means, in an accident where both parties may share blame, both parties may get compensation for the accident. The ultimate reward of the lawsuits are reduced by the percentage of “negligence” attributed to the parties.

This means that no matter how “at-fault” you may have been in the accident, you can receive some financial assistance for your medical bills, missed time at work and pain and suffering.

Need Motor Vehicle Accident Help? Contact Us Today.

If you were the driver or passenger in an accident and are injured, do not wait. Contact our knowledgeable New York accident lawyers at 646-916-3179. From our New York City office, we can help injury victims throughout the state. Schedule a free consultation about your car crash settlement day or night with our online form or by calling today. Se habla español.