Car Accident Lawyer
Representing NYC and Surrounding Areas
If you’ve been in a car accident in New York City and are dealing with injuries, medical bills, or the emotional toll, you may be eligible for our expert legal assistance.
At the Law Offices of Eric Richman, Esq., our experienced Brooklyn car accident lawyers deeply understand the legalities involved in these cases. We can help you navigate the complex world of insurance claims, liability, and compensation. If you were the driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian in a car accident in Brooklyn, we can help. Our team is ready to provide expert legal representation.
Contact our law firm for a free initial consultation. Additionally, we offer home or hospital visits if you cannot travel.
Other Areas of Practice
Eric Richman is well-versed in various personal injury cases, including pedestrian accidents, vehicle collisions, premises liability claims, sexual assault cases, and many others. Our law firm delivers skilled legal representation across several other practice areas.
Car Accident Settlements
We know car accidents can be devastating physically. Our expert Brooklyn car accident lawyers work tirelessly to make sure they aren’t also devastating financially.
While crossing the street at a crosswalk, a pedestrian was recklessly run over by an inattentive driver. Eric successfully proved the case to the Judge. At that point, the Trial proceeded only on a partial basis – to determine the amount owed to the Plaintiff for her injuries. Due to the Plaintiff’s multiple back fractures and surgeries, Eric was able to obtain $1,500,000 to compensate her for her pain and suffering.
A client was sitting in her vehicle when it was struck from behind. She had to have surgery on her neck and never fully recovered. We were able to prove to the court that this accident was entirely the defendant’s fault.
A pedestrian was struck by a truck that was reversing the wrong way down a one way street. The client suffered from herniated and bulging discs and was forced to retire due to his injuries. For his pain and suffering and lost earnings, The Law Offices of Eric Richman won a recovery of $750,000.
What if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
If a party is not fully liable for the accident, then there may be a chance for them to get some compensation financially. Accidents are rarely the sole fault of a single party. The fault is usually shared between a number of parties involved. Even if you are not sure whether you are eligible to get any compensation, it is worth speaking to a professional.
Will my car accident case go to trial?
A car accident case rarely makes it to trial. Usually, a settlement is reached before the trial stage. However, it’s wise to prepare like the case will go to trial.
Do I have to report a car accident?
Under New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law, if a car accident results in injury or death, the driver must contact the police and report the accident. It’s generally advised to contact the police immediately after a car accident takes place, even if there doesn’t appear to be injuries or damage to the vehicles. If the other driver has left the accident scene, you can still call the local police department’s non-emergency number or visit a police station.
Additionally, a car accident that results in injury or death or over $1,000 in property damage must be reported to the New York DMV.
What is the statute of limitations for car accidents in New York?
Under Civil Practice Law & Rules of New York, Section 214, if you’ve been in a car accident and want to seek personal injury damages in court, you must file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident.
However, if you want to make a claim against a government entity, there’s a 3-month deadline starting from the day of the accident to file a Notice of Claim.
This is not legal advice. Every case is unique, so please work with a lawyer to get advice on your specific situation.
Hear What Our Clients Are Saying
Working with Eric has been amazing. He is always incredibly responsive. He’s also kind, thoughtful and walks you through the process. I highly recommend his services to family, friends, and anyone who is in need of good counsel. Eric and his team are highly effective and get the job done. You will not regret working with him. I cannot recommend his services enough! I am very pleased with my experience.