Queens Car Accident Lawyer
So many questions arise following a car accident in Queens. What happened? Whose fault was it? Who pays for damages? A Douglas and London car accident lawyer is here to help answer these questions and more with a free consultation. You are under no obligation to hire us to represent your claim, but we can help you sort through some of the early confusion to see your full set of legal options more clearly.
Fault in New York State Car Accidents
New York is considered a “no-fault” state, meaning that your own insurance company agrees to pay for your injuries, no matter who caused the accident. New York requires motorists to carry minimum coverage of $25,000 in personal bodily injury protection and $10,000 for property damage. You have as little as 30 days to make a claim with your insurance provider for these benefits.
Stepping Outside the No-Fault System
If your injuries exceed New York’s “no-fault threshold,” you can step outside the traditional no-fault system to make a claim with the at-fault vehicle’s insurance company or file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent motorist. Personal injury litigation can be complex and incredibly time-consuming, which is why you owe it to yourself and your family to work with a qualified car accident attorney with relevant experience securing evidence, access to medical experts, and a long track record of success handling cases just like yours.
What If You Were Partly to Blame?
What if you rolled through a stop sign or were slightly speeding when a motorist texting-and-driving plowed into you? Obviously, there is no question of the other driver’s illegal distraction. However, the fact that you, too, were breaking a traffic law could mean you were partially responsible for the accident. In New York State, even if you were partially to blame for the accident, you are still eligible to recover significant compensation for your damages. For instance, if the full claim is worth $100,000 and you are deemed 10% responsible, you will receive $90,000 of the total allowed. Contact a seasoned Queens car accident attorney at our firm to determine how much your case might be worth.
Seek Legal Representation in Queens, NY
For nearly two decades, Douglas and London has helped Queens auto accident victims and their families recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. If you have lost a loved one, you may be entitled to cash to cover funeral and burial expenses, survivor benefits, and other losses. Contact a compassionate and dedicated personal injury attorney at our firm today, free of charge. We work for you on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you only pay us if we recover money on your behalf.