Manhattan Car Accident FAQ | Here’s What You Need to Know

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Manhattan Car Accident FAQ | Here’s What You Need to Know

Car accidents can be devastating, and unfortunately, they happen here in Manhattan every single day. Read our Manhattan car accident FAQ and reach out to a New York car accident lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.

Manhattan Car Accident FAQ

Some of the most common questions we’re asked concerning car accidents and car accident injuries are as follows:

Q: Does Speeding Cause Most Car Accidents in NYC?

A: Though speeding isn’t the number one cause of car accidents, it’s still among the most common contributors. The leading cause of auto accidents here in the United States is actually texting while driving, and driving while under the influence of drugs/alcohol is a close second. That said, in most auto accidents, speeding is found to at least be a contributing factor.

Q: What Should I Know About Parking Lot Car Accidents in Manhattan?

A: Parking lot accidents typically occur at lower speeds, but it doesn’t mean they can’t be every bit as devastating, especially when you’re a pedestrian who’s been hit by a moving vehicle. Parking lots are among the most common places for car accidents to occur, and many people are seriously injured in these accidents every single year.

Q: What is PIP & Do I Need to Carry it in New York State?

A: PIP, which is formally known as Personal Injury Protection insurance, is a type of no-fault insurance that New Yorkers are required to purchase. When a motorist is injured in an accident, their PIP should cover a portion of their medical bills and lost wages. That said, PIP doesn’t always fully compensate injured motorists for the damages they’ve sustained, which is why it’s important to always proceed with a competent personal injury attorney in your corner.

Q: Will I Have to Go to Court for My Car Accident Claim?

A: The vast majority of cases do not end up in a courtroom setting. However, if we believe you’re being severely lowballed and that we could attain a much more favorable result on your behalf if we take your case to trial, as long as we have your approval, we will do so in an effort to help you get every penny you deserve.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM

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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