Motor vehicle accidents are unfortunate but common; in fact, there are over 130,000 hospitalizations due to motor vehicle accidents in New York State each year. Some can be minor, like fender benders, and only cause damage to your car or property; other accidents, however, can be severe and cause devastating injuries and fatalities to those involved. Victims of car accidents may sustain traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, fractures, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries.
Though you can take steps to avoid a collision, you cannot eliminate the risks of driving- especially if the accident is not your fault. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and believe someone else was at fault, contact a personal injury attorney at Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC. to learn more about your rights. To get the highest compensation possible, one of our experienced and dedicated car accident attorneys is here to help.
Motor vehicle accidents can take a wide variety of forms. Below are the three most common types of motor vehicle accidents that we see.
Below are steps that you should take to protect your rights and strengthen your potential case after a motor vehicle accident.
New York State allows many forms of compensation to those injured in motor vehicle accidents and to the family members of those killed. The most common types of awarded damages include:
The statute of limitations, in most cases, for motor vehicle accidents in New York State only extends three years from the date of the accident; however, this time limit may be longer if the victim of an accident is under 18 years of age. For accidents involving wrongful death, the statute of limitations is only two years from the date of the victim’s death. Lastly, if another vehicle involved in the accident was owned by a municipality, whether a state, or the federal government, a Notice of Claim must be filed immediately – usually not longer than 90 days after the accident. It is crucial that you contact an attorney and file your claim before the statute of limitations expires.
A: Even if the insurance company offers you compensation for your motor vehicle accident, it is essential to consult with a personal injury attorney. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine how much your claim is worth and negotiate a higher settlement.
A: You can afford us. Halperin and Halperin P.C. operates on a contingency basis. We do not require any payment unless and until we recover damages.
Our car accident attorneys at Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC. have handled thousands of cases related to motor vehicle accidents and can help you gather the appropriate materials to make a strong claim. Our experienced car accident attorneys will give your case the attention and dedication it deserves. We have proven results in securing significant settlements and trial verdicts for our clients.