New York City Car Accident Lawyer
Thousands of car accidents occur in New York City every single year. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured in those car accidents, many of them permanently so. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a skilled New York City car accident lawyer from Mirza Law today to learn more about car accidents in NYC and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
Car Accident Lawyer Serving Clients in New York City
We understand just how devastating a car accident can be, which is why it’s so important that car accident victims retain the services of a knowledgeable New York City injury lawyer who can fight for the full and fair compensation they need. Our law firm’s experienced legal team has fought on behalf of car accident victims throughout New York City, and we are prepared to fight for you as well.
Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can happen for a number of reasons. In many cases, people are injured on the road due to inclement weather conditions, dangerous road conditions, or faulty car parts. That said, the most common cause of car accidents is driver negligence. Just some of the most common types of driver negligence we see are as follows:
- Texting while driving (or otherwise driving while distracted)
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while drowsy
- Running stop signs or ignoring traffic lights
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to yield
If you were injured because another driver was doing any of the aforementioned at the time of your accident, there’s a strong chance that you’ll have a valid personal injury claim. Our seasoned car accident lawyer can pursue that claim on your behalf.
PIP in New York State
Many states require motorists to carry PIP insurance (short for Personal Injury Protection insurance). New York is one of those states. Here in NYS, you’ll have to purchase at least $50,000 in Personal Injury Protection insurance, which will cover up to $50,000 in damages in a given car accident. PIP insurance is a type of no-fault insurance, meaning that regardless of who is at fault or whether there was any negligence, you should still receive some amount of compensation for the economic losses incurred. That said, PIP coverage often doesn’t cover the full extent of an injury, in which case you should strongly consider hiring an experienced car accident lawyer who can help fight for the maximum compensation to which you’re entitled.
Uber/Lyft Accidents in NYC
As you probably know, Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular modes of transportation here in New York City. That said, Uber and Lyft drivers are only human and, because of this, they, too, can cause auto accidents. If you were injured in a car accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, you should understand that you cannot hire just any attorney to represent you; you’ll need a car accident lawyer who has significant experience handling these claims. Uber and Lyft have a liability coverage system in place, and the compensation you may receive for your case will depend largely on how or when you were injured. We understand the various nuances associated with these cases and can put our knowledge to work for you.
If you are hurt due to a car accident, there is a strong chance you’ll qualify for compensation. However, to receive compensation, you’ll need a competent attorney who can satisfy the burden of proof. We’re prepared to gather and present all the necessary evidence on your behalf to help you recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet again. This compensation can help you cope with the financial and non-financial damages you’ve incurred due to your accident, including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, disfigurement, and more.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
Often, our clients ask us whether their personal injury case will go to trial. Typically, most personal injury cases are settled, and our diligent and experienced team is fully prepared to attain a favorable outcome on behalf of our client. That said, insurance companies are known to offer lowball settlements. When we partner with the client, if we believe we can attain a better outcome by taking a case to trial, we will.
Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims
The statute of limitations for most car accident claims in New York is three years, giving accident victims three years from the date the accident occurred to sue. That said, there are exceptions, and certain factors in your case may shorten the time you have to initiate a lawsuit to mere months. Since the statute of limitations may vary, the smartest thing you can do is speak with a competent car accident lawyer as soon as you can. Waiting too long to sue may result in you being permanently barred from doing so.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Today
We truly care about the rights of injury victims. When you turn to us, you can feel confident in your choice of legal team. Contact Mirza Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced New York City personal injury law firm.