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Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident in New York? Navigating the aftermath of a vehicle collision can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our New York car accident lawyers are here to guide you through every step, ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Navigating the Aftermath of
a Car Accident in NYC

Every month, nearly 10,000 car accidents occur in New York City, often caused by negligence. The consequences of these accidents are profound, disrupting lives with severe injuries, loss of income, and sometimes, fatalities. In the chaos that follows, insurance companies often prioritize their profits, using skilled lawyers to deny rightful claims. Victims find themselves struggling financially and emotionally. To combat this and ensure justice is served, it’s crucial to have a dedicated, forceful law firm on your side to advocate effectively for your rights and compensation.

The Immediate Impact of a Car Accident

The aftermath of a car accident is a whirlwind of medical appointments, repair bills, and insurance claims. Victims often suffer from serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. This can lead to mounting medical expenses and a significant loss of income if the injured person is unable to work. The emotional toll is equally devastating, with many victims experiencing trauma, anxiety, and depression.

Navigating the Legal Maze

Insurance companies are notorious for minimizing payouts to maximize their profits. They employ experienced lawyers whose primary goal is to reduce or deny claims. Without proper legal representation, victims are at a severe disadvantage. This is where having a dedicated, forceful law firm becomes essential. A competent legal team can navigate the complex legal landscape, ensuring that all necessary documentation is submitted correctly and deadlines are met.

 

What you need to know if you been injured
Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Immediately seek medical attention even if you don’t think you are hurt, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Additionally, report the accident to the police to ensure there is an official record.

In New York, no-fault insurance typically covers medical expenses and lost earnings, regardless of who caused the accident. Ensure you file these claims promptly.

Yes, New York follows a comparative fault rule where you can still receive compensation reduced by your percentage of fault in the accident.

You may still have options through your own insurance if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.

Consult with a qualified car accident lawyer who can navigate the complexities of your case, deal with insurance companies, and help secure the compensation you deserve.

Yes, there is a statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit in New York, which is typically three years from the date of the accident, but this can vary based on specific circumstances.

You may be entitled to recover lost wages if you are temporarily unable to work. Document all related details meticulously as part of your claim.

Types of Collisions

There are several types of collisions that can cause lasting damage and trauma.

HEAD-ON COLLISION

A head-on collision is a type of traffic accident where the fronts of two vehicles hit each other while traveling in opposite directions. This kind of accident is particularly dangerous due to the increased force of impact resulting from the combined speeds of both vehicles, often leading to severe injuries or fatalities. Head-on collisions are commonly associated with wrong-way driving, distracted driving, or driving under the influence, making them among the most severe and deadly types of road incidents.

  1. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) – including concussions and more severe brain damage.
  2. Spinal injuries – which can lead to paralysis or other long-term disabilities.
  3. Fractures – especially to the ribs, skull, legs, and arms due to the direct frontal impact.
  4. Internal injuries – such as damage to organs from the force of the seat belt or steering wheel.
  5. Whiplash and neck injuries – caused by the rapid back-and-forth movement of the head.
  6. Lacerations and bruises – from broken glass and debris.

SIDE-IMPACT COLLISION (ALSO CALLED A T-BONE COLLISION)

A side-impact collision, also known as a T-bone collision, occurs when the side of one or more vehicles is impacted. These typically happen at intersections, where one vehicle fails to yield the right of way and drives into the side of another vehicle. This type of collision can be extremely dangerous, especially for passengers sitting on the side of the vehicle that gets struck, as there is less structural protection than the front or rear.

  1. Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, due to the side window or the striking vehicle impacting the head.
  2. Neck and spinal injuries, which can range from whiplash to more serious spinal cord damages.
  3. Chest and abdominal injuries, resulting from the force exerted on the side of the body, potentially impacting internal organs.
  4. Pelvic fractures due to the location of impact.
  5. Lower extremity injuries, such as fractures to the legs and knees, which occur when the door or side of the vehicle crumples into the passenger space.

REAR-END COLLISIONS

A rear-end collision occurs when one vehicle strikes the back of another. This type of accident often happens in traffic jams or when a car stops suddenly and the following driver does not react in time. Common causes include distracted driving, sudden braking, and poor following distances. Rear-end collisions can range from minor fender benders to serious crashes, especially at high speeds. Typical injuries include whiplash, back injuries, and in more severe cases, head trauma.

  1. Whiplash: Neck injuries resulting from the rapid back-and-forth motion of the head.
  2. Back injuries: Including sprains, strains, and herniated discs due to the sudden force.
  3. Head injuries: Such as concussions, especially if the head strikes part of the vehicle.
  4. Facial injuries: From airbag deployment or impact with the steering wheel or dashboard.
  5. Psychological trauma: Including stress and anxiety post-accident.

ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS

Rollover accidents involve a vehicle tipping over onto its side or roof. This type of crash is particularly dangerous and can occur due to various factors, including sharp turns at high speeds, collisions with other vehicles or obstacles, or losing control on slippery roads. Vehicles with higher centers of gravity, like SUVs and trucks, are more susceptible to rollovers. The dynamics of a rollover can cause severe injuries to passengers, including head trauma, spinal injuries, and ejections from the vehicle if seat belts are not worn.

  1. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): Resulting from the head striking objects inside or outside the vehicle.
  2. Spinal cord injuries: These can range from minor back injuries to paralysis.
  3. Broken bones and fractures: Often occur due to the intense forces exerted on the body during the rollover.
  4. Lacerations and contusions: Caused by shattered glass and debris.
  5. Ejection injuries: Passengers may be thrown from the vehicle if seat belts are not used, leading to more severe injuries or fatalities.

Have you ever been in a car accident?
Let Niamher Law Firm fight for your right

Car accidents can be life-altering events, causing not only physical injuries but also emotional and financial stress. If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know how overwhelming the aftermath can be. From dealing with medical bills to navigating insurance claims, the challenges can seem never-ending. That’s where Niamher Law Firm steps in to fight for your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Niamher Law Firm?

At Niamher Law Firm, we understand the complexities and intricacies involved in car accident cases. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing personalized legal support tailored to your unique situation. Here are some reasons why you should trust us with your case:

  1. Expertise in Car Accident Law: With years of experience handling car accident cases, our attorneys have the knowledge and skills to navigate the legal system effectively. We stay updated on the latest laws and regulations to provide you with the best possible representation.

  2. Personalized Attention: We believe that every case is unique, and so are our clients. At Niamher Law Firm, we take the time to understand your specific needs and circumstances, offering tailored legal strategies that align with your goals.

  3. Proven Track Record: Our firm has a history of successful outcomes in car accident cases. We have helped numerous clients secure fair compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

  4. Compassionate Advocacy: We understand the emotional toll a car accident can take on you and your family. Our compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way, providing not just legal assistance but also emotional support during this challenging time.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, taking the right steps immediately afterward can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Here are some important steps to follow:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health and safety are paramount. Even if you feel fine, it’s essential to get a medical evaluation to identify any hidden injuries.

  2. Document the Scene: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, road conditions, and any visible injuries. This evidence can be crucial for your case.

  3. Gather Information: Collect contact and insurance information from the other driver(s) involved in the accident. Also, gather contact details of any witnesses.

  4. Report the Accident: Notify the police and file an accident report. This official documentation can be important for your claim.

  5. Contact Niamher Law Firm: Reach out to our experienced attorneys as soon as possible. The sooner we start working on your case, the better we can protect your rights and build a strong claim on your behalf.

Millions of dollars recovered for our client

At Niamher Law Firm, we pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to securing justice for our clients. Our dedication and expertise have led to the recovery of millions of dollars in compensation for those who have suffered due to car accidents, personal injuries, and other forms of negligence. Each victory represents our relentless pursuit of fair and just outcomes, ensuring our clients receive the financial support they need to rebuild their lives. Trust us to fight for your rights with the same determination and passion that has driven our success stories.

Types of Compensation You Can Get After a Motor Vehicle Accident in New York

At Niamher Law Firm, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a motor vehicle accident can take on your life. If you’ve been involved in an accident in New York, you may be entitled to various types of compensation to help cover your costs and losses. Here are the primary categories of compensation you can pursue:

Medical Expenses

Current Medical Bills: This includes the costs of emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and other immediate medical treatments.
Future Medical Costs: If your injuries require long-term care or ongoing medical treatment, you can claim for anticipated future medical expenses.

Lost Wages

Current Lost Wages: Compensation for the income you lost while recovering from your injuries and unable to work.
Future Lost Earnings: If your ability to earn an income is affected long-term, you may be entitled to compensation for future lost wages.

Pain and Suffering

This covers the physical pain and emotional distress you have endured as a result of the accident. Factors such as the severity of your injuries and the impact on your quality of life are considered.

Property Damage

Reimbursement for the repair or replacement of your vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the accident.

Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs

Compensation for costs associated with physical therapy, occupational therapy, or any other necessary rehabilitation services.

Loss of Consortium

If the accident has negatively affected your relationship with your spouse, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of companionship and support.

Punitive Damages

In cases where the at-fault party’s behavior was especially reckless or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Reimbursement for miscellaneous expenses related to the accident, such as transportation costs to medical appointments or the cost of hiring help for household tasks you can no longer perform.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Compensation for the loss of ability to participate in activities and hobbies you enjoyed before the accident.

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