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Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

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Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

The legal team at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers frequently receives questions from people who were recently injured in car accidents. We are here to help guide you through the process of filing a claim to recover compensation after you were injured.

Contact us at (212) 564 2800 if you have any other questions after reading the FAQs below. 

What Types of Injuries Follow a New York Car Accident?

Every car accident is different and can result in different injuries to the parties involved. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:

  • Head injuries, including concussions, penetrating skull injuries, and traumatic brain injuries
  • Chest injuries, broken ribs, and internal organ damage
  • Arm and leg injuries, including fractures, sprains, and strains
  • Soft tissue injuries to muscles, ligaments, or tendons 

We help individuals who have suffered various types of car accident injuries

What Is New York’s No-Fault Law?

New York is a no-fault insurance state. Under the law, you must first turn to your own auto insurance for coverage, regardless of who was at fault. You only have 30 days to file a claim with your own insurance company, so it’s vital to act quickly. If you suffer a serious injury, you may be able to sue the at-fault party. 

What Should I Do After a Car Accident

Knowing what to do after a car accident is vital to protect your health and your legal claim. Stop at the accident scene and call 911 if anyone was injured. Report the accident to the police so that a formal accident report can be completed. Seek prompt medical attention to diagnose and treat your accident-related injuries. 

Be careful what you say to insurance companies and on social media. Do not admit fault or give an opinion about how the accident may have happened. Refuse to give a recorded statement until a lawyer can advise you. 

How Can Our Lawyers Help with Your Claim?

A lawyer can help you prove all of the necessary elements of your claim, including:

  • The other driver had a legal duty to drive in a safe manner and obey the rules of the road
  • The other driver breached their duty by not obeying traffic laws
  • The breach of duty caused the accident
  • You suffered injuries as a result

Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident in order to prove the other driver’s liability and the full extent of your damages. This may involve interviewing witnesses, inspecting the physical damage in your accident, and reviewing accident reports. 

What Compensation Can You Recover in a Car Accident Claim?

You may be able to recover various economic damages in your car accident claim, including costs to cover your:

You can also recover compensation for non-economic damages like pain and suffering and mental anguish. 

Contact us to find out what your claim is worth. 

How Long Do I Have to File a New York Car Accident Lawsuit? 

New York’s statute of limitations provides up to three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. However, there are situations where accident victims will have more or less time to make a claim, so it’s important to consult with an experienced lawyer to find out how much time you have to make a claim.

Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel for Help with Your Car Accident Claim

If you have any other questions or are ready to get started on your claim, the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help. Give us a call at (212) 564 2800 to learn more. 

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450 7th Ave Suite 1605
New York, NY 10123
(212) 564 2800

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Brooklyn, NY 11242
(718) 802-1600

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