Our New York Auto Accident Attorneys: Caring Experience on Your Side
Serving New York, New Jersey, & Connecticut
When you are in an auto accident, your most immediate concern is making sure that everyone who is injured receives medical attention. If you suffer injuries, you should also take the necessary steps to make sure that you receive full compensation for your medical expenses and other losses as soon as you are able to do so.
No Matter What Kind of Auto Accident You Had, We Can Help
At the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm, our New York auto accident attorneys handle every different kind of motor vehicle accident in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, including those involving:
- Privately-owned cars
- Commercially-owned cars, such as rental cars, taxis, and cars used by driving services
- Commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses, and vans
There can be many different causes for an accident, including driver negligence, defective vehicles or components, faulty repairs, or even badly maintained streets or roads. It is often hard to know exactly what caused an accident right after it occurred. Sometimes, extensive investigation is necessary.
You should avoid speculating about the cause of your accident immediately after it occurs. Anything you say to another person or to the police about whom or what is to blame could affect your ability to recover compensation later. Of course, you should cooperate fully with the police during their investigation.
Before you agree to a settlement with your insurance company or with another insurance company, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney, especially if your injuries are severe and you have substantial medical expenses. The attorneys at our firm do not ever charge for initial consultations. If we accept your case, our fees will be contingent on recovering compensation for you. If we do not recover damages on your behalf, you owe us nothing.
We Will Help You Understand the Complex New York Insurance and Auto Accident Laws
New York has no-fault insurance laws, which means that your own insurance generally covers injuries up to certain amounts. When your injuries are serious, you do have the right to sue for damages over the no-fault limits. New York is also a comparative negligence state, which means that if you sue, the court will decide each person’s percentage of fault in the accident. That percent applies to damages that are awarded.
There are time limits in New York for filing actions for damages that result from an auto accident. Those time limits are called “statutes of limitation.” After those time limits expire, you lose your right to sue the person or company responsible for your injuries. On account of the time limits, it is important to take the actions necessary to protect your rights as soon as possible following an accident.
There are other requirements that must be met if you are in an accident. In New York, accidents need to be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 10 days, or you may risk having your driver’s license suspended. You must also file a report with your insurance company within 30 days to comply with New York’s no-fault insurance law requirements.
New Jersey and Connecticut have their own state laws governing motor vehicle accidents and auto insurance. We will help you understand your rights and obligations regardless of where you live and where the accident occurred.
Free Consultation with Our New York Auto Accident Attorneys
Contact us to schedule your free consultation with one of our New York accident attorneys. We serve clients in Manhattan, all five boroughs of New York, and throughout the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
Widow brought a wrongful death suit against a doctor after botched surgery of her husband.
Infant was brain damaged at birth due to the failure of a doctor to perform a c-section.
A wife and mother of three was paralyzed as a result of a faulty car roof design.
Failure to order an MRI resulted in permanent paralysis of a 14-year-old boy.
An infant was neurologically impaired as a result failure to perform a c-section.
Wrongful death of a pregnant woman and one of her babies, leaving the other brain injured.