Auto accidents are not uncommon in New York City & Westchester County, and if you’ve recently sustained an injury in one as a result of another person’s negligence, you need an experienced Westchester County auto accident lawyer on your side. Contact The Bàez Legal Group today to learn more about auto accidents inNew York City & Westchester County and how we can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one.
New York City & Westchester County Auto Accident Lawyer | On Your Side
Auto accident victims require the individualized attention of a seasoned New York City & Westchester County personal injury attorney. Our firm has fought on behalf of auto accident victims for decades in pursuit of their rightful compensation, and we are prepared to fight for you as well.
Our Legal Services
Our firm handles a wide array of auto accident claims. We are here to help if you’ve been injured in any of the following auto accidents:
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uber Accidents
New York Auto Accident FAQ
If you’ve recently sustained a serious injury in an auto accident, you most likely have a lot on your mind. Aside from physically recovering, if the accident wasn’t your fault, you’re most likely wondering who’s going to pay for your injuries. Below, our New York City & Westchester County auto accident lawyer has compiled some of the most frequently asked questions regarding auto accidents in New York State.
What Should I Do After an Auto Accident?
The first thing anyone should do after an auto accident is call 911. Calling emergency services will ensure that you receive medical treatment as quickly as possible. You should then get the other driver’s insurance information and take pictures of the damage to your vehicle, the other driver’s vehicle, and any property involved in the accident. You should also ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information. Once you are treated in a hospital, be sure to get a copy of any documentation concerning your injuries. Finally, you should speak with a New York City & Westchester County auto accident lawyer who can file your personal injury claim.
How Do I Win a Personal Injury Claim?
You can only win a personal injury claim if you and your attorney can satisfy the burden of proof. This means that you must prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. You and your attorney can do so by obtaining and presenting the evidence listed in the previous answer, such as witness statements and photographs of the accident.
What Damages Are Recoverable in a Personal Injury Claim?
When someone wins a personal injury claim, they will receive compensation for the economic and non-economic damages they’ve sustained. Economic damages deal with the financial impact of an accident, such as the cost of medical bills, while non-economic damages deal with the financially intangible, though real impact of an accident, such as disfigurement, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Will My Auto Accident Case Have to Go to Court?
Often, our clients ask us if their case will have to go to court. In most cases, the answer is no. Though no one wants to get wrapped up in court proceedings, the truth is, there are times where we may believe we could win a better settlement by taking a case to trial. Should this happen, we will inform you of your options, and, if you agree, we can take your case to trial and fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Happens When an Uninsured Motorist Causes an Accident?
When another person causes an accident, the injured victim will often sue the negligent driver’s insurance company for financial compensation. Though all drivers are required, by law, to carry car insurance, some don’t. If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone without insurance, you’re most likely unsure of where to turn. Fortunately, there is an answer. You pay into uninsured motorist coverage regularly for this particular situation. If you’re hurt by an uninsured motorist, you can sue your own insurance company for the compensation you need.
Who Do I Sue if I’m Injured as a Passenger in an Auto Accident?
Often, we have clients come in and tell us that they were injured as a passenger in their friend’s or relative’s car. Of course, they don’t want to sue their friend or relative, but they still require compensation to cover the cost of their injuries, missed work, and more, as they did not cause the accident. We are glad to tell our clients that in this case, we do not sue the driver him or herself; instead, we simply sue the driver’s insurance company.
How Long Will I Have to Bring a Personal Injury Claim in New York?
From the moment you are injured in an accident, the clock starts ticking on your personal injury claim. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years. This means you only have three years from the date of your accident to sue. That said, it is always best to take action immediately after an accident has occurred. We can help you today.
Contact a New York City & Westchester County Auto Accident Lawyer
Auto accidents can have lasting impacts. In some cases, the ramifications of an auto accident can only effectively be compensated with the help of a seasoned New York City & Westchester County auto accident lawyer. Contact The Bàez Legal Group today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced and compassionate legal team.