Car Accident FAQ for Drivers in NYC

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Car Accident FAQ for Drivers in NYC

There is nothing worse than sustaining a serious injury in a car accident. Unfortunately, car accidents occur in NYC virtually every single day. That said, if you were recently injured in such an accident, you likely have several questions about how to proceed and whether you will have a valid personal injury claim. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bronx car accident lawyer to learn more about these cases and how our legal team can help if you’ve been hurt.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accident Cases in NYC

Q: Do I Need to Call the Police After a Car Accident in Manhattan?

A: Yes. The most important thing you can do after sustaining an injury in an accident is to call the police. To start, police will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident which will ensure that you receive swift medical treatment. Police will also write up an accident report, which you can use to prove your personal injury claim.

Q: I Was Injured as a Passenger. Will I Have to Sue My Friend?
A: Often, we’re asked whether we’ll have to sue the driver of an injured passenger’s vehicle. In many cases, the driver is the person’s friend or relative and they don’t want to sue the individual. Fortunately, we don’t have to sue the driver. Instead, we’ll sue the driver’s insurance company.

Q: What Are the Different Types of Damages in Car Accident Cases?

A: The two types of damages an injured person may receive after being injured in a car accident are economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more, while non-economic damages cover emotional distress, pain and suffering, decreased quality of life, and more.

Q: What’s the Difference Between a Verdict & a Settlement in a Car Accident Case?

A: When we take a personal injury case, we’ll first negotiate with insurance adjusters and try to receive a favorable settlement outside of the courtroom setting on our client’s behalf. However, if the insurance company doesn’t offer a fair settlement, we can take a case to trial. During trial, either a judge or jury will determine the amount of compensation to which the client is entitled in a verdict. You should note, however, that in most cases, we don’t have to take cases to trial.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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