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Get the Legal Help You Need After a New York Car Accident

Car Accidents can be horrific experiences with long-lasting injuries. Injuries tha can even last the rest of your life and inhibit your ability to complete daily activities. A serious crash can devastate you and your loved ones. If you or a family member has been injured in an NYC car accident, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim for the damages and losses you’ve suffered. To get the maximum compensation, you’ll need the help of a dedicated and experienced New York car accident lawyer.

What Type of Damages Can Be Pursued after a Car Accident?

Chris Brown can help you pursue financial compensation for the following damages after a car accident:

  • Current medical bills 
  • Ambulance and Emergency Room fees
  • Future medical bills related to the injury
  • Property damage and loss
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of career or earning capacity
  • Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one

What Evidence Can We Use to Fight Your Case?

 

To receive maximum settlements we build and collect evidence to prove your insurance case. We set out to prove that you were the victim of a car accident, that the other party was at fault, and that this accident caused the injuries. Here are the most common we look for in every case.

  • Witness testimony
  • Photos of the scene
  • Police reports
  • Insurance company reports
  • Medical bills
  • Video evidence
  • Accident reconstruction

Chris Brown Will Fight the Insurance Company For You

Chris Brown has spent his entire legal career in the Courtroom. Chris has seen it all and now now succesfully  fights for the victim’s of injury going up against the biggest insurance companies. Insurance companies are businesses looking out for their bottom line. It’s in their best interest to offer you a lower settlement than you need or deny your claim altogether.  Let Chris stand up to insurance companies while you recover from your injuries.

Types of Automobile Collisions That Cause Serious Injuries

Any motor vehicle crash can cause serious injuries to drivers and passengers. Some of the most serious types of accidents are:

  • Head-On Collisions: The force of two moving vehicles colliding head-on often produces a terrific impact, since both vehicles contribute to it. The sheer force of the collision can cause a wide range of injuries – head trauma, neck injuries, spinal cord injury, internal injuries, fractures, and torn ligaments in the lower extremities.
  • Side-Impact (T-Bone) Collisions: Due to the close proximity of a driver or passenger to the point of impact, broadside collisions often lead to catastrophic injuries. These can include serious damage to internal organs, shoulder injuries, spinal cord damage, and hip fractures.
  • Rollover Accidents: In rollovers, vehicle roofs may be crushed or collapse on the driver and passengers, leading to head trauma and traumatic brain injury. There may also be damage to the spine, which can lead to permanent paralysis, either quadriplegia or paraplegia. When seat belts fail to tighten in a rollover, the vehicle occupants may be severely shaken and jolted as the vehicle rolls, almost always leading to whiplash.

Different Types of Car Accident Injuries

Vehicle accident injuries can be broken down into two categories: impact injuries and penetration injuries.

  • Impact Injuries are usually caused by a body part striking a surface inside a vehicle, such as a steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, or headrest. Impact injuries often result in broken and crushed bones, injured internal organs, and internal bleeding. Whiplash and head trauma are also impact injuries that can result in spinal cord damage, brain damage, and concussion. While seat belts and airbags can prevent many impact injuries, they can’t prevent them all. Airbags work well in head-on and rear-end collisions, but in side impact collisions, like T-bones, they aren’t as effective.
  • Penetration Injuries are cuts, lacerations, and punctures suffered by a victim in a car crash. These sorts of penetration injuries can be caused by broken glass or sheared metal from a car’s frame. They can also be caused by loose items in the vehicle that turn into airborne projectiles during a crash. Harmless things like pens, cell phones, coffee mugs, glass bottles, and aluminum cans can cause significant puncture injuries in the chaos and destruction of a crash.

Car Accident Statute of Limitations in New York

A statute of limitations is a state law that sets a time limit on how long you have to file a lawsuit for an injury after the injury occurs. Under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules Section 214, anyone injured in a car accident (driver, passenger, motorcycle rider, bicyclist, pedestrian) must file a personal injury lawsuit within three years of the date of the crash. However, if the victim is under 18 years of age, the statute of limitations doesn’t start until the victim turns 18 and ends three years later.

In the tragic event that you’ve lost a loved one in a New York City car accident, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is only two years from the date of the person’s death. Remember, the wrongful death deadline isn’t related to the date of the accident, but the date the victim passed away from injuries related to the crash.

If you’re suing the state of New York, you only have two years to file a claim. If you are suing a municipality or government agency, the statute of limitations could be one year or less. This is why it is important to speak to an experienced auto accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident.

Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Accidents

Q: Can I still file a claim if I was partially at fault for my accident?

A: Yes. New York is a comparative negligence state, meaning that the court will decide what degree of fault each party has for the accident and apply that percentage to the damages awarded.

Q: Should I speak with the other driver’s insurance company?

A: Not until you’ve consulted your own attorney. Even then, it’s better to let your own attorney communicate with the other party’s insurer. Insurance adjusters may take a statement you’ve made, twist it around, and use it against you.

Q: Should I accept the insurance company’s offer?

A: Not until you’ve consulted your lawyer. Insurance companies will always try to lowball you and offer you a settlement that is far less than you deserve. An experienced auto accident attorney can help you determine how much you should ask for.

Q: What if I can’t afford an attorney?

A: That’s never the case. Any reputable personal injury attorney will not charge you any fees upfront. They will collect their payment from the settlement they win for you. Legal costs are usually about one-third of the overall settlement.

Chris Brown is an experienced Personal Injury lawyer with Offices located in Binghamton, New York. Chris Brown represents victims who deserve compensation. Contact us today at (607) 988-3131 to see how we can help you win your case.

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A legal professional who handles dog bite cases in your area will be able to determine whether the dog owner can be held liable.

Chris Brown Law can assist you in taking the proper steps to seek compensation for medical care, future medical expenses, lost earnings, future loss of earnings, pain and suffering. Depending on the case, the dog owner’s home owner’s insurance policy may cover your damages. Your attorney can also look to other sources of compensation. 

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