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New York Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys

Last updated on January 31, 2023

Accidents are an everyday occurrence. An accident is also the sort of thing that always seems like something that happens to someone else. Until it happens to you. Our full-service law firm has been helping Staten Island families since 1985. Our personal injury attorneys at Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, can be trusted to help carry you through a personal injury claim for any motor vehicle accident, including a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or injuries sustained from an accident as a pedestrian or bicyclist.

What To Do After An Accident

In the moments following a car crash, it can be difficult to think straight or know what to do next. There are a few simple steps that can help increase your ability to recover damages.

  • Call for help: Emergency responders can assist anyone with injuries. Police officers can help sort out what happened and create an accident report.
  • Exchange and gather information: Exchange information like insurance policy numbers and gather details. Take photos of insurance cards, driver’s licenses and license plates with your phone. Do not admit fault or offer excess information.
  • Collect witness information and photograph the scene: Photos of the vehicles at the scene and gathering contact information from witnesses can be helpful if your case goes to trial and can only be obtained at the scene of the accident.
  • Seek medical attention: In the days following the accident, sometimes additional accident injuries like whiplash or soft-tissue injuries reveal themselves. It is never too late to seek medical help and going to the doctor documents your injuries.

The most important thing you can do after you’ve been in a car accident is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. At Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, our car accident lawyers are respected in the community and are ready to assist you with pursuing a claim for damages.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents

There are a lot of common questions that arise following a car wreck. Here, our car accident attorneys answer some of the more commonly asked questions. But every case is different. You will most likely have questions about your own car accident that aren’t covered here. We offer no-obligation initial consultations so that we can discuss your specific case and offer you an evaluation of its likelihood of success.

How can hiring a personal injury attorney help me?

A personal injury attorney can help advise you through what steps to take to ensure the greatest chance of recovering damages to your vehicle and for your accident injuries. An experienced attorney will also know all of the possible ways to recover damages. For example, if you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, there may be multiple parties responsible. Trucking companies have to schedule the semi-truck drivers properly and tractor-trailers need to have regular maintenance checks. Those parties may be guilty of negligence if laws and rules weren’t followed. If faulty mechanics or parts contributed to the accident, those parties may be held liable as well. An experienced attorney can help sort through all possible avenues of recovery. In addition, an attorney can field offers to settle from insurance companies to make sure your rights to compensation are protected.

How soon after a car accident should I hire an attorney?

As soon as possible. By hiring a car accident lawyer right away, you will have someone on your side protecting your interests from the very beginning. Insurance companies are sometimes quick to offer settlements and can even start to harass you and pressure you to settle if you don’t have an attorney. An attorney can make sure your rights are protected and that you are getting the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Who is liable for a car accident in New York?

New York is a no-fault state for insurance. In New York, regardless of who caused the crash, you will most likely need to file a claim with your own insurance company first. However, if injuries are severe and/or permanent, you may be able to recover money from the other driver’s insurance company.

What kinds of compensation will I get for my accident injuries?

Typically, in a car accident case you will be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Repairs or replacement costs for your vehicle
  • The cost of a rental car
  • Lost wages
  • Money to compensate for pain and suffering

In addition, if you lost a loved one in an accident, you may be able to recover for a wrongful death claim and damages for loss of affection or companionship.

How long do I have to file a motor vehicle claim?

In New York, there is a strict filing deadline, or statute of limitations, for filing a personal injury claim for a motor vehicle accident. You must file your case within three years of the date of your accident or you will forfeit your right to recover.

Injured In A Motor Vehicle Accident? Call Us Today.

Don’t wait. If you’ve been injured in any sort of car or truck accident, call us today at 347-201-4447 or send us an email through our online form to schedule your case evaluation and initial consultation. Our experienced team of trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers are ready to help you get on the path toward recovery.

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