NYC Defense Lawyers

NYC Car Accident Lawyers

Protecting Car Accident Victims in New York and Long Island

Being involved in a car accident is terrible, and there are so many things you don’t know about the process, being unfamiliar with the law. If you are involved in an accident caused by someone else, you might have rights you didn’t even realize you had. You might be the victim of negligence, and you could be entitled to damages from this accident. If the other driver was negligent and caused your accident, he or she is now liable for the injuries, the financial strain, and the pain and suffering you incurred since your accident.

Are you suffering injuries due to someone else's negligence? Call Raiser & Kenniff today at (888)-646-0025 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our car accident lawyers in NYC.

What To Do After a Car Accident in New York

When you’re involved in a car or truck accident, many things can happen. You could walk away without any injuries and later realize you suffered from internal injuries you were not aware of, such as a brain injury. Now you have expensive medical bills piling up in your name, and your injuries are far worse because they went so long without treatment. The insurance company for the other driver might push you to sign paperwork releasing your medical records. They might ask that you take the money they’re offering now before you have a chance to find out how serious your injuries are, and you might end up in a negative situation because you aren’t sure what to do.

If you were involved in a car accident, we recommend that you:

  • Call the police immediately following an accident and file an accident report
  • Seek medical attention within hours of being involved in an accident
  • Call an attorney to ask about your options

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

You are not required to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver, but you can if you suffer from injuries that put you in a tough financial situation. These can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Future medical needs
  • Pain and suffering

You might have issues with your back that require you to see the doctor regularly, and now you’re responsible for paying those medical bills. Your back injury might prevent you from returning to work in the same capacity, and now you’re forced to take a pay cut because you can’t go back to work.


Contact Our NYC Car Accident Attorney Today

Our car accident attorneys in NYC can help you with your situation by allowing you to ask questions. For example, you might not realize you are not required to sign any medical release for the other insurance company. All you need to do is provide them with the medical records from the accident. You also don’t have to accept their settlement offer when it comes in. If they offer to pay you money, you can fight back and tell them it’s not enough. You might not know how severe your injuries are yet, and you need time to figure this out, so you know how much you need.

You are not responsible for living a life filled with financial stress and upset when someone else was negligent. Their negligence caused this problem in your life, and they are responsible for ensuring you have the resources to pay your medical bills, make up for being out of work during your recovery, and to ensure you needn’t worry about money in the future. You have rights, and you should call an attorney to find out what those are. The NYC car accident attorneys at Raiser & Kenniff are here to answer your questions.

Contact Raiser & Kenniff today to get started with our NYC car accident lawyers.

New York City Car Accident FAQ

  1. Should I Report the Accident to the Police? Yes, it's essential to report the accident to the police, especially if there are injuries, significant property damage, or disputes over fault. The police report will document key details of the accident, which can be valuable for insurance claims and legal proceedings.

  2. When Should I Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident? Even if you don't feel injured immediately after a car accident, it's advisable to seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries, such as whiplash or internal injuries, may not manifest symptoms until hours or days later. Medical documentation of your injuries is vital for insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits.

  3. What Steps Should I Take to Protect My Legal Rights After a Car Accident? To protect your legal rights after a car accident, it's essential to:

    • Avoid admitting fault or discussing the accident extensively with the other party.
    • Notify your insurance company promptly and provide factual information about the accident.
    • Refrain from signing any documents or accepting settlements without consulting with a car accident attorney.
    • Preserve evidence from the accident scene, such as photos, witness statements, and medical records.
  4. Do I Need to Hire a Car Accident Attorney? While not mandatory, hiring a car accident attorney can significantly benefit your case, especially if you've suffered injuries or significant property damage. An experienced attorney can navigate complex legal procedures, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and pursue compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  5. What Damages Can I Recover in a Car Accident Lawsuit? Damages recoverable in a car accident lawsuit may include:

    • Medical expenses, including past and future medical treatment related to the accident.
    • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity due to injuries.
    • Property damage, including vehicle repair or replacement costs.
    • Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  6. What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit in NYC? In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including car accident cases, is generally three years from the date of the accident. However, there are exceptions and nuances to this deadline, so it's crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to avoid missing any filing deadlines.

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