What Does an NYC Car Accident Lawyer Do?Click For Your Free Consulation
All lawyers receive essentially the same training, but injury lawyers gain experience by working with accident victims against insurance companies and at-fault parties. They develop negotiation and litigation skills and learn how to advocate for their injured clients.
An experienced New York City, NY, car accident lawyer knows New York injury and insurance law like the back of their hand. They use this knowledge to advise, represent, and advocate for their clients and obtain the best possible outcome based on the law and facts of the case.
Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers in NYC to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer at (212) 564-2800.
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Jay Knispel, founding partner and lead attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, has nearly three decades of legal experience. Since establishing the firm in 2007, he and his New York City car accident attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars in injury compensation for their clients.
When you hire the firm to represent you in your New York City, New York, car accident case, you’ll have legal help in the form of:
An NYC car accident lawyer can often make a significant difference in the injury compensation you receive after a crash. Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation to learn how an experienced car accident lawyer can help with your case.
According to the American Bar Association, New York has more lawyers than any other state. There are more than 187,000 lawyers registered to practice law in New York. The next closest state, California, only has 170,000 lawyers.
The New York/Newark/Jersey City metropolitan area has over 85,000 lawyers.
Not all these lawyers practice car accident law. Lawyers in NYC have many practice areas, including international trade, criminal defense, and securities law — only about 11.25% of lawyers practice personal injury law. This yields an estimate of about 7,700 personal injury lawyers in the NYC metropolitan area.
NYC car accident lawyers must know many areas of the law. However, they focus primarily on tort law and insurance law.
Tort law governs the rights and responsibilities of individuals. When one person injures another, tort law usually determines whether the injured party has a legal claim.
NYC car accident attorneys must also know insurance law. New York is a “no-fault” state regarding car insurance, meaning you’ll usually need to go through your own insurance coverage for compensation unless the accident was especially serious.
New York insurance law determines when you can move outside your no-fault insurance policy and file an insurance claim or lawsuit for injury compensation.
Some of the ways NYC car accident lawyers help clients include:
When you first meet an NYC lawyer, you’ll describe your accident and resulting injuries. The lawyer will determine the strength of your case using tort law principles.
There are three types of torts:
Most car accident cases fall under a negligence cause of action. To have a claim, the lawyer must assess whether the other driver acted negligently.
This means another driver only bears liability for your injuries if they caused the accident by failing to exercise reasonable care. A lawyer can usually evaluate whether you have a case based on your description of the accident and the official accident report.
Once the lawyer determines whether you have a case, they can advise you about your legal options. You and your car accident lawyer will work together to develop a strategy for getting fair compensation for your injuries.
Your attorney will suggest ways to protect your rights, such as refraining from commenting about the case on social media, and will use their experience dealing with insurers to explain what will happen during the claim process.
Your lawyer will prepare your claim using supporting documents like:
If the insurer accepts the claim, your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company to get a fair settlement agreement. If the insurer denies the claim, they’ll work with the insurer to overcome the denial and settle the case.
You’ll need to decide whether to file a lawsuit against the other driver in the event that the case fails to settle. A lawsuit can pressure the insurer to settle the case.
Most lawsuits settle before trial. When a case goes to trial, the lawyer presents evidence, witnesses, and legal arguments to a jury to persuade them to award damages.
An NYC car accident lawyer can guide you through the claim process and ensure you get a fair outcome in your case. Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your car accident case.
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