Victim of a crash by a negligent owner?
Car accident injuries can be a traumatic and stressful. Unfortunately, many car crash victims are unaware of their New York State personal injury rights to compensation for losses.
An estimated 94% of car accidents are the result of human error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you are the victim of a car crash due to a negligent driver, you may be eligible to receive personal injury compensation for pain and suffering, damages, lost wages and medical bills.
What is New York State law for personal injury involving vehicle accidents?
New York is a no-fault state, which means:
- The company that insured the auto vehicle involved in the crash is required to compensate the victims for medical bills and lost wages, regardless of who was responsible for the accident.
- Personal injury claimants must have experienced a severe injury to receive payment for damages.
Consequently, the no-fault law is sometimes considered a limiting factor for filing a personal injury claim because the injury must meet certain qualifications. However, seriously injured individuals still have the legal right to file a personal injury claim and recover their losses.
Remember that insurance companies may provide you a minimal payment for losses incurred from a car crash, leaving you to cover the rest of the expenses on your own.
Motorcycle accidents are an exception to the no-fault law, which allows victims of these collisions to claim a personal injury lawsuit.
If you were the victim of a traumatic car crash, let our attorneys evaluate where the liability should be placed.
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We’ll work with you to explore your options for receiving compensation for your losses. Rossi & Rossi’s 75+ years of trial experience is unparalleled in Central New York.
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