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    Car Accident Lawyer in NYC Boroughs Including Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx

    It is common knowledge that New Yorkers aren’t always the safest drivers. Distracted and aggressive driving leads to serious collisions every day. Our expert New York car accident lawyers have seen the devastating results first-hand.

    Call the Law Offices of Eric Richman if you have been injured in an auto accident in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Other NYC Boroughs. Or, use our contact form to request a free consultation from a qualified car accident lawyer today.

    Common Causes of Car Accidents In New York   

    Common causes of motor vehicle accidents in New York City include:

    • Driver inattention or distraction 
    • Another driver tailgating or following behind too closely
    • Failure to yield
    • Improper lane usage or passing
    • Driving at an unsafe speed
    • Drivers passing too closely 
    • Automobile backing up unsafely

    Studies have shown that New York City roadways have actually gotten safer for drivers over the past 15 years. However, thousands of motorists are still involved in accidents every year in the Big Apple. The NYPD reports that in September 2020, over 9,400 motor vehicle collisions occurred in New York City involving 18,545 motorists. Of those motorists, over 2,000 were injured or died as a result of the crash.

    Just because you follow the rules of the road when it comes to driving in New York doesn’t mean other drivers will. 

    No matter your outcome from a car crash, you may have the right to recover damages from the responsible party. The expert attorneys who handle car accidents at the Law Offices of Eric Richman can provide support and legal guidance to help you take action.

    Injuries & Distress From an Auto Accident

    Car accident injuries can range from mild to severe and in some cases, permanent. Our local auto accident lawyers have witnessed the life-altering effects of injuries caused by car accidents. These injuries may include broken bones, head trauma, internal bleeding, emergency surgery, severe neck and back injuries, and even death. 

    Dealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision can be extremely painful, frustrating, and time-consuming. Car accident victims often have to: 

    • Deal with insurance company claims
    • Cover vehicle repair bills and other property damage
    • Manage injuries and medical care that interfere with daily life
    • Miss work (and lose wages)
    • Lose out on time with family and loved ones

    At the Law Offices of Eric Richman, we work for car accident victims during their recovery by advocating for their right to compensation. If you have been in a car crash, you deserve proper medical care and the opportunity to recover damages for your pain and suffering. While you focus on healing and getting back to work, our expert car accident attorneys can deal with insurance companies and lawsuits against parties responsible for your trauma.

    Car Accident Questions

  • 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, but instead 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?

    It is rare that a car accident case makes its way to trial, as there is usually a settlement reached prior to the trial stage. However, it’s wise to prepare like the case will go all the way to trial.

  • Do I have to report a car accident?

    Under New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law, if a car accident resulted in injury or death, the drivers are obligated to 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 don’t appear to be any injuries or any 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.

  • Every case is unique. This is not attorney or legal advice. In order to make a full and proper determination regarding your time to file suit, please contact The Law Offices of Eric Richman.

    If You’ve Been Injured in a Car Crash

    New York law requires all motorists to carry Personal Injury Protection (or no-fault) insurance, but PIP might not provide compensation for pain and suffering. Some vehicle operators may not be properly insured. That is why hiring an attorney after a car accident is critical.

    Our expert New York car accident lawyers will assist you in building a strong case based on solid evidence. We may collect evidence by visiting the scene of the accident with experts and/or photographing and measuring the scene.

    We are passionate advocates for our clients and their families, and we present claims in a detailed and comprehensive manner. In some cases, our car accident attorneys are able to pursue damages outside of those listed below. These include past, present, and future medical expenses, loss of earnings potential or wages, and related out-of-pocket costs.

    As expert auto accident lawyers, we help our clients obtain appropriate compensation for the following areas:

    • Pain and suffering

      The road to recovery following a car accident can be a long and hard one. The physical and emotional distress caused by this type of event can interfere with your day-to-day life and your ability to work. Everything from physical aches and pains to scarring to limitations on activity may be considered pain and suffering in a lawsuit.

    • Disability & permanent disfigurement

      Permanent disability or disfigurement from an auto collision can have profound and long-term effects on your wellbeing. In addition to potentially limiting your mobility and independence, these types of life-long injuries can require decades of continued medical care and rehabilitation.

    • Emotional distress

      Anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD – the psychological injuries of a car crash can be as debilitating as the physical ones. Chronic stress following a major life event like this can lead to behaviors like substance abuse and fear of driving, among others.

    • Interference with work and career

      Your ability to work is critical to supporting yourself and your family. When you miss time from work following a car accident, you lose wages. Losses continue to pile up especially without access to primary transportation and with significant ongoing medical expenses.

    Discuss Your Case Now With an Auto Accident Lawyer
    in New York

    Hiring an attorney after a car accident shouldn’t add to the stress of an already difficult situation. At the Law Offices of Eric Richman, we make this process easy. Contact our legal team 24/7 by phone or email for a free consultation.

    If you or a member of your family has suffered after being in car accident in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Rockland, Westchester or Long Island, you need an experienced New York car accident lawyer on your side. 

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    Law Offices of Eric Richman

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