New York State Car Accident Lawyer - Nave Law Firm

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Anyone who lives or works in New York is aware of how bad traffic can be. While car crashes might seem to be just a part of life, the resulting physical injuries and property damage can create substantial challenges for the victims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you should not hesitate to obtain the assistance of an experienced accident attorney.

Obtaining Compensation after a New York Car Accident
Following car accidents, injured victims face steep hospital bills, lost wages, and substantial pain and suffering. Fortunately, we can help you obtain compensation for various damages, which might include:

  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Property damage

One of the steps that is often critical to making sure that you obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible is evidence collection. We have helped many accident victims by obtaining evidence in the form of accident photos, police reports, insurance reports, medical bills, and witness testimony.

Types of Accidents Our Lawyers Commonly Encounter
Motor vehicle accidents can cause substantial injuries to drivers, passengers, and nearby cyclists and pedestrians. Some of the most common types of accidents include:

  • Head-on collisions. When two vehicles collide head-on with one another, the resulting damage is often substantial.
  • Side-impact collisions. Unlike head-on or rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions impact the side door area of a vehicle, which offers occupants less protection. These accidents often result in substantial injuries including internal organ and spinal cord damage.
  • Rollover accidents. During rollover accidents, the roof of vehicles can be crushed or collapse on drivers or passengers and result in serious injuries or fatalities.

 

Common Car Accident Injuries
When vehicle accidents occur, the injuries often fall into one of two categories:

  • Impact injuries. These injuries are caused by a person’s body colliding with a surface inside of the vehicle. Due to the substantial impact, these injuries frequently result in either broken or crushed bones. Wearing a seatbelt is one of the best steps you can take to avoid impact injuries, but seatbelts cannot completely eliminate the risk of injury.
  • Penetration injuries. Penetration injuries frequently result in cuts, lacerations, or punctures. These injuries are often the result of contact with broken glass or sheared metal from a vehicle’s frame.

Statute of Limitations for New York Car Accidents
A statute of limitations refers to the amount of time that a person has to initiate a lawsuit after an accident occurs. In the state of New York, any person who is injured in a car accident must file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the crash. If a victim is under the age of 18, the statute of limitations does not begin until the victim reaches the age of 18. If you have lost a loved one in a New York car accident, you will only have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to initiate a lawsuit. Pursuing a lawsuit beyond these time limits means that you will be prohibited from pursuing compensation in a New York court of law.

Speak with a Knowledgeable New York Accident Attorney
At Nave Law Firm, our attorneys have helped countless accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve. Contact our law office today to schedule a free case evaluation.