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New York State Law acknowledges various types of motor vehicle accidents, which may entitle you to seek compensation. These include head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, side impact collisions (commonly referred to as T-bone or broadside collisions), rollovers, single-vehicle accidents, and multiple vehicle pileups.
Statute of Limitations (New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law and Rules – CVP 214)
As per the statute of limitations, you have a three-year window to file a claim following a motor vehicle accident, commencing from the date of the incident. Failure to meet this deadline may result in your case being dismissed by the court.
New York No-Fault Law (Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Insurance Reparations Act)
Under the New York No-Fault Law, insurance companies are obliged to provide up to $50,000 for medical and hospital services, non-medical treatment and care, physical, psychiatric, and occupational therapy, as well as other injury-related professional services, regardless of fault.
Contributory or Comparative Negligence (N.Y. Civ. Pac. L. & R. 1411)
According to this law, the damages you can claim after a motor vehicle accident are reduced proportionately by your own percentage of fault, regardless of the actual amount of fault assigned.
In New York, parties responsible for motor vehicle accidents encompass anyone who played a role in the incident, including drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and others.
Since New York is a no-fault state, your Personal Injury Protection Insurance (PIP) will cover medical bills, lost wages, and additional expenses for in-house help or transportation related to treatment following an accident.
If you were involved in an accident as a pedestrian or bicyclist, the driver's insurance company will provide the coverage.
Losses Exceeding No-Fault Coverage
If your medical expenses surpass the limits of the no-fault policy, you have the option to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for causing the accident.
Pain and Suffering
To seek compensation for pain and suffering, you can initiate a third-party claim or file a lawsuit against the driver at fault.
If a motor vehicle accident results in damage to personal property, you are eligible to seek compensation from the responsible party.
A motor accident lawsuit is a legal action filed by an individual who has been injured in a motor accident seeking compensation for their injuries and damages.
You should consider filing a motor accident lawsuit in NYC if you have suffered significant injuries, property damage, or other losses due to the negligence of another driver, vehicle manufacturer, or any other party involved in the accident.
In New York City, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a motor accident is generally three years from the date of the accident. However, it's important to consult with an attorney to understand the specific deadlines that apply to your case.
To support a potential lawsuit after a motor accident in NYC, take these steps:
Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries.
Contact the police and report the accident.
Gather information from the other driver(s) involved, including their contact and insurance details.
Document the accident scene by taking photos, collecting witness statements, and noting any relevant details.
In a motor accident lawsuit, you may be able to seek various types of compensation, including:
Medical expenses (current and future)
Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
Pain and suffering .
Rehabilitation and therapy costs
Proving negligence in a motor accident lawsuit generally involves gathering evidence such as:
Accident scene photographs and videos
Police reports and witness statements
Medical records and expert opinions
Vehicle maintenance and inspection records
Surveillance footage or dashcam recordings
While it is possible to file a motor accident lawsuit without an attorney, it is generally advisable to seek legal representation. An experienced personal injury attorney can navigate the legal process, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for your rights.
In New York, the comparative negligence rule applies, which means you can still pursue a lawsuit even if you were partially at fault. However, your compensation may be reduced based on the percentage of fault assigned to you. Consulting with an attorney is crucial to understand the impact of shared fault in your case.
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