Car Accidents

Car Accident Lawyer in Queens, New York

With more vehicles on the road, car accidents are becoming a growing concern for drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.  In fact, 4,332 motorists were injured in a car accident during the first three months of 2021.  In the first three months of the year, 1,393 pedestrians were injured, and 695 cyclists were also injured from car accidents.  

Given the increase in potential dangers that car accidents pose, understanding your rights following a motor vehicle accident is of great importance.  In order to secure your rights and maximize your settlement, contact the New York Car Accident Lawyers at BECK LAW, P.C. today at (516) 388-7785. 

What Am I Entitled To After A Car Accident?

Although New York is a No-Fault Law State, which means that the parties involved in the motor vehicle accident must use their own vehicle’s insurance for medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of who is at fault for the accident, you are entitled to pursue the other driver’s insurance for the injuries you sustained for your injuries. Keep in mind, you may pursue the other driver’s insurance even if you share a portion of the fault for the car accident.  In addition, you may be entitled to punitive damages. 

If you suffered significant harm which prevents you from working for an extended period, No-Fault may be exceeded, therefore placing you in a vulnerable position where you are forced to bare the loss.  The car accident attorneys at BECK LAW, P.C. will make sure to get you compensated for any lost wages, medical expenses and property damage. Our car accident attorneys will not stop fighting the insurance until you get maximum recovery.  

Contact the New York car accident lawyers at BECK LAW, P.C. to determine the compensation you are entitled to.   

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Queens Car Accident Lawyer? 

Car accidents are undoubtedly a stressful experience and hiring a knowledgeable attorney is vital to achieve maximum compensation for your case. Our car accident lawyers offer a free case review to inform and educate you about your claim. Our experienced attorneys operate on a contingency which means that you do not pay us unless we recover for your case.  Once our car accident attorneys have recovered the maximum compensation for your claim, our legal fee is 1/3 of the settlement.

What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

Being involved in a car accident is a shocking experience and missing an important step following an accident is easy to make.  Below is a list of important actions that you should take in order to help you case:  

Do NOT Leave the Scene: Stay at the location of the accident and exchange information with the other driver.  Turn your hazards signals on and make sure that your vehicle is in a safe location to be stopped.  New York law requires drivers to stop and exchange insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the car accident. The action of leaving the scene of an accident may hold you liable for penalties under VAT Section 600. 

Take Photographs: A photo is worth a thousand words. Photos are an effective tool during negotiations with insurance adjusters. Photographs depict the extent of the damage your vehicle sustained and can also help determine how much compensation you will receive. Be sure to take photographs of the damaged vehicle involved in the accident and your injuries. 

Call The Police: Contacting 911 is critical following a car accident.  Having the police at the scene of the accident will secure your version of the events that led up to the accident in the form of a police accident report.  A police accident report identifies all of the parties involved in the accident, any tickets or violations that were received and insurance codes which will help determine fault.  The police accident report will be used in evaluating your claim and negotiating with the insurance. 

Obtain Eye Witness Information: Car accidents happen fast and recalling the events that led to the accident may be hard to recollect.  This is where eyewitnesses can potentially help you in your claim. Eye witnesses can be used during negotiations and trial, therefore obtaining their information can be vital to your claim.  

Seek Medical Attention: Seeking medical attention following a car accident is highly recommended to rule out any serious injuries. It is also very important to have your complaints documented by medical personnel as this will be used to support your claim.  It is important that you use No-Fault insurance for all of your medical appointments relating to the car accident (more on that below). 

Hire a New York Car Accident Attorney: Car accidents are unexpected and leave you with questions. The experienced attorneys at BECK LAW, P.C., will handle the legal process while you take care of your health.  Insurance companies will do whatever it takes to try and minimize their fault in the accident, in turn effecting your settlement.  Our Queens accident lawyers have the knowledge, expertise and resources to fight out every penny for your case.  Contact our office today at (516) 388-7785. 

Common Reasons for Car Accidents 

Accidents may happen for various reasons, most of which can be due to the fault of another driver.  Some of the most common reasons for car accidents in queens are:   

  • Driver inattention or distraction (i.e. distracted driving)
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Following too closely (i.e. tailgating)
  • Failing to yield right-of-way
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe or improper passing, lane change, or lane usage

The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) sets out all violations in New York. The Queens car accident attorneys at Beck Law, P.C. investigate the reason for the car accident in order to attribute fault against the at-fault party and to secure maximum compensation for your case.  

If you or a loved one were involved in a car wreck, call the experienced New York car accident lawyers at Beck Law, P.C. today. 

How Much Time Do I Have to File an Auto Accident Lawsuit in New York? 

After a car accident, New York has a strict three year statute of limitations where you may file your claim in court against the at-fault party.  This three year period includes property damage and injuries.   If a victim has died as a result of the accident, the estate has two years from the date of the death to file the lawsuit. 

Why You Need to Hire a New York Car Accident Lawyer 

Hiring our aggressive team of lawyers is undoubtedly the most essential step for your case.  Our legal team is trained to professionally evaluate your case, negotiate and litigate with insurance companies to ensure maximum compensation for your injuries.  Insurance company take advantage of self-represented individuals by offering a low settlement.  The right team of lawyers will make sure that your claim is open and that you are receiving the necessary medical treatment for your injuries while they take care of the legal aspect of your case.  Our clients have had a 300% settlement with our representation. 

Contact Beck Law Today for a Free Consultation     

We get it – The last thing on your mind is filing a claim following an accident. This is why Beck Law, P.C., encourages every client to focus on their health and allow us to focus on your legal interests. 

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, contact our New York car accident lawyers for a free consultation. 

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