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Car Accidents in New York

Driving and riding in cars should be convenient and fun. Sadly, that’s not always the case, as car accidents are common in New York. Car accidents can turn your life upside down with devastating effects like death, brain trauma, severe incapacitating injuries, costly medical expenses, and reduced mobility.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you might wonder what your next step should be. New York City Car Accidents lawyers from Braude Law are ready to help. 

You Deserve Compensation.

Different car cccidents create different kinds of issues. New York is a no-fault state, meaning everyone injured during a car accident will receive some kind of medical compensation. However, what insurance companies offer is usually lower than the expenses incurred during treatment. 

 At Braude Law, we are here to assist you in filing a personal injury claim with a competent attorney to ensure you are adequately compensated after a car accident.

What Car Accidents Do We Handle?

  • Head-on accidents
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Roll-over accidents
  • Side-swiping accidents
  • Side Impact Accidents
  • Reckless Driving Accidents
  • Single-Car Crashes
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Uber, Lyft, and other Taxi Accidents
  • Speeding Accidents

Determining Liability for a Car Accident

Our team of car accident lawyers are always on stand by to assist you in identifying potentially liable parties in the  crash. Liable parties include but are not limited to:

  • The driver of your car if you were a passenger
  • Drivers of other vehicles
  • Truck drivers
  • Your passenger if you were driving
  • Pedestrians 

No-Fault Rule

It is important for you to know that the only way to ascertain who is responsible for the crash is through meticulous investigation. 

New York City has a no -fault insurance rules that mean that you will have to turn to your insurance provider first irrespective of whether or not you are responsible for the crash. These companies look for ways to reject your claim or even minimize your payout.

In this regard, you will need the services of a car accident lawyer. Do not hesitate to reach out to us and we will ensure you get a satisfactory compensation from your insurance company. 

Steps to Take After a Car Accident in New York


New York City laws require that you remain at the accident scene. In case you flee the scene, it is considered a hit and run, and this further complicates your claim for financial compensation.


An officer will be dispatched to the accident scene to carry out the initial investigation and fill out an incident report. Under no circumstances should you accept responsibility for the crash.


If your injuries are critical and life threatening, you do not have to wait for the police to arrive at the scene. Immediately seek treatment and at a hospital, then talk to the police afterwards.


Immediately call for an ambulance if there is a injured person on site. Do not attempt to treat or move an injured person, unless you are trained in first aid. Doing this could result in more injuries.


Contact your insurance company and inform them of the accident immediately after.  If possible, take pictures and obtain a copy of the incident report from the police officer.


If the car accident involved other motorists, exchange contact, insurance, ID number and license information. As well as the name and badge number of the officer who notes your accident. 


Other than exchanging information, do not make any statement or have an argument with the other driver. Recount your version of events to the police officer on site. 


Contact a personal injury lawyer in New York as soon as possible after your accident. They will help in gathering evidence and interviewing your witnesses while everything is still fresh.

How Long Do You Have to File a Car Acciddent Claim in New York?

A car accident lawsuit in New York lawsuit must be filed within a specific time period from the day of the car accident. This is the statute of limitations as stated in law. If you do not file a lawsuit within this time period, the court will refuse to hear your case. Our car accident lawyers will do that for you. Remember time is of the essence. Delay in filing a lawsuit only makes it difficult to win your case.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover in a Car Accident Lawsuit?

There are certain types of damages that you can try to get compensation for in a car accident case. These include:

  • Lost or diminished earning capacity
  • Future and past lost wages and benefits
  • Future and past medical bills arising from the accident
  • Physical, occupational or speech rehabilitation

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