Serious Legal Help After A New York City Car Accident
With rideshare services like Uber and Lyft, New York has more cars on the streets than ever before. With Citi Bike, there are more bicycles on the streets than ever before, too. When you add up all these vehicles and bicycles (not to mention pedestrians) in such a small and confined location, accidents are bound to happen. When they do, the consequences can be severe.
Thankfully, help is available. For more than 25 years, our attorneys at Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, have aggressively represented our clients’ interests to ensure that they obtain the medical care they need and the monetary compensation they deserve – and our firm has the track record to prove it. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you secure the resources you need to move forward with your life. Too many accident victims suffer in silence, shouldering immense medical expenses while remaining unaware that New York law affords them important protections. Our injury lawyers will work with you – and for you – to ensure that justice is served.
How The State’s Insurance Laws Will Impact Your Claim
New York is a no-fault insurance state, meaning that if you are the driver or a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident or a pedestrian or bicyclist struck by a vehicle, no matter who is at fault, your medical expenses and lost earnings (up to a certain amount) are paid for by the insurance company of the vehicle you were in or struck by. Under New York’s no-fault regulations, you only have 30 days to apply for no-fault benefits. Sometimes, however, depending on whether you were in someone else’s vehicle when the accident occurred, it can take your attorney some time to discover which insurance company is responsible for paying your medical bills. It is, therefore, important to seek representation as soon as possible after an accident,
The insurance company that is responsible for paying your bills or obligated to provide a defense to the party responsible for the accident will have serious resources dedicated to fighting your claims, so it is critical to partner with an experienced attorney like those at our firm. They understand the unique challenges faced by auto accident victims and work closely with those injured and their families to help them start the next chapters of their lives.
Suing For Additional Damages
Unless your accident was relatively minor, chances are good that no-fault benefits won’t be enough to adequately compensate you. Thankfully, New York law allows you to pursue additional compensation in a personal injury lawsuit if your injuries are deemed sufficiently serious. As a matter of course, you should seek medical evaluation and treatment after a crash, even if you don’t think your injuries are serious. This is because many personal injury victims are not aware of the full extent of their injuries right away. Victims may be suffering from injuries related to their accidents without even knowing it. For example, a traumatic brain injury may manifest itself as sleep difficulty or anxiety.
At our firm, our lawyers help car accident victims suffering from a range of injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), broken bones, whiplash and other serious injuries related to car accidents. If you or your family is struggling to pay medical bills or provide a loved one with the rehabilitation they deserve, we are ready to help.