Determining fault or liability in a motor vehicle accident can be complicated depending upon the circumstances of the accident, the state you live in, the actions of the other involved parties, etc. As in all accidents, it is vital to seek medical help as soon as possible, gather all the necessary information at the time of the accident, keep good records and notify your insurance company. Keep in mind that if the police are called to the scene of the accident and assess that the property damage is less than $500, they may not make an accident report.
New York is a no-fault insurance state.
This means that if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, or are a passenger, pedestrian or bicyclist in New York State who is involved in an accident, you will be reimbursed for medical costs and other damages by your own insurance company regardless of who is responsible for causing the accident. You have only 30 days from the date of the accident to file an application for no-fault benefits. These benefits include payment for medical bills, prescription drugs, lost wages and transportation to and from medical providers and any other losses that may be incurred because of the accident.
If you want to make a claim against the person you believe is responsible for your injuries and damages, you must reach a ‘no-fault’ threshold, which is determined by the severity of the injuries as defined by New York State law. Proving that you have sustained a serious injury, such as a permanent partial disability, helps you in pursuing a claim for pain and suffering damages. Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY provides quality legal representation to every client. Our skilled and professional personal injury lawyers have decades of experience helping tens of thousands of individuals receive the best compensation possible.
Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY is committed to providing affordable legal representation to those in need and as our client, you will pay no attorney fee until and unless we successfully settle your case or win a verdict in your favor.
If you have suffered serious injuries or needed medical attention after a motor vehicle accident, let our experienced car accident attorneys help and guide you. We will work diligently to help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.