Trusted New York Auto Accident Lawyers

new york car accident lawyerSerious injuries can leave a car accident victim with staggering medical bills, a sudden drop in income, and months or years of pain and suffering.

At Belluck & Fox, our New York City car accident lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the compensation you need to get your life back in order after an accident. We believe that you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence, and our attorneys have more than two decades of experience successfully holding at-fault parties accountable.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Car Accidents

A: You are obligated to tell your insurer within a certain amount of time (which should be outlined in your policy) if you plan to seek compensation for your accident.

A: You can go it alone, but keep in mind that you will be a minnow in a shark tank once you begin negotiating. Insurance companies, automakers, auto parts manufacturers, and distributors don’t have one lawyer, they have teams of lawyers.

A: New York has a three-year statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit to pursue compensation for injuries or property damage.

A: We take vehicle collision cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay upfront for us to start working on your claim. We collect legal fees if and when we recover compensation for you.

A: Even if no criminal charges are filed against the driver, a victim may be able to bring an action for damages.

A: Medical expenses, existing and those to come, are part of the reason it’s important to have a lawyer on your side to fight for full and fair compensation for your injuries.

A: Do not sign anything or accept any settlement offer without speaking to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. The insurance companies have lawyers working to protect their interests. You deserve to have the same.

A: Yes. Don’t take chances with your health. Injuries such as whiplash aren’t always immediately evident, and those scratches and bruises might be outward signs of internal problems.

A: Never assume that you are the one at fault. New York state’s “comparative fault” law allows for both parties to be partially responsible. It’s important that you discuss exactly what happened with an experienced attorney to learn what your rights are.

A: Defective parts can cause wrecks. That’s why it’s a good idea not to jump to conclusions about who is at fault. Let the experts investigate and determine what caused the crash.

A: You don’t have to explain anything to the other driver’s insurance company. The best thing to do is refer them to your attorney.

A: Compensation depends on the circumstances of the collision and the severity of injuries and property damage. The attorneys at Belluck & Fox seek maximum compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • The cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle
  • Lost income from time missed on the job
  • Pain and suffering, both physical and mental
  • Punitive damages, in cases where extreme misconduct or criminal actions led to harm

A: That answer depends on the circumstances in your case. Most cases settle before a verdict is delivered, but the settlement might come at the last possible minute.

Why You Should Hire An Auto Accident Attorney After A Car Accident

After a serious New York auto accident, you and your family may be completely overwhelmed just trying to cope with your injuries and get through each day. You shouldn’t have to go to battle with an insurance company or dig for evidence to prove what happened. That’s the job for an experienced attorney.

At Belluck & Fox, our skilled NY  car accident attorneys:

  • Manage all communication with insurance companies and the at-fault party. We are fierce in negotiations against those who try to pressure our clients into low-ball settlement offers.
  • Gather extensive documentation to support your claim for maximum compensation. Our detail-oriented attorneys will track down your medical records, proof of lost income, police reports, witness statements, and any other evidence that we need to build a strong case.
  • Identify all possible sources of compensation. That could include tapping into your uninsured motorist coverage (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Or it could mean pursuing compensation from the manufacturer of a defective auto part that led to your crash.
  • Build a strong case with in-depth understanding of New York accident laws. New York is a “comparative fault” state, which means the other party may try to argue that you were partially at-fault for the accident in order to reduce the amount of compensation you could receive. That’s why we will aggressively work to show how negligent the other party really was.
  • Ensure time doesn’t run out on your claim. New York has a strict time limit, known as a statute of limitations, on how long you have to file an auto collision lawsuit. Our attorneys will keep your case moving forward to make sure all deadlines are met in your claim for compensation.

You may have heard before that New York is a “no-fault” state, meaning automobile crash victims typically must go through their own insurers to file a claim for compensation, regardless of who is at fault. However, depending on the severity of your injuries, you may have the right to pursue additional damages from the at-fault party. When you sit down with our skilled accident attorneys, we will go over all the details of your case to develop a plan for pursuing maximum compensation.

Call The Top Rated Car Accident Attorneys at Belluck & Fox For Help With Your Auto Accident Claim

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