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June 23, 2022 | Car Accidents

How Do Car Accident Settlements Work in New York City?

The Car Accident Settlement Process in New York

Car accidents can bring up numerous unexpected costs. Few people prepare financially for medical bills or car repairs related to a sudden collision. In most cases, car accident victims are entitled to compensation for their losses which is paid through a settlement. The settlement process, however, can be complicated.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we represent people who have been injured in car accidents throughout New York City. Our dedicated lawyers can help you understand your rights and fight for you to receive the compensation you need after an accident. If you have been involved in a car accident, contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for a free consultation. 

New York Car Accident Settlement Process

If you are involved in a car accident in New York, you may have many things running through your head. One of the biggest questions may be how much your claim is worth. Obtaining a settlement in a car accident claim can be complicated without the help of an attorney. 

It can take months or longer to receive the compensation you deserve. Not to mention that unrepresented accident victims may have their claims denied or their damages downplayed by an insurance adjuster. 

Since New York is a no-fault car insurance state, many accident claims will be processed through a person’s own insurance policy. However, there are some instances where the amount provided through no-fault insurance may be insufficient to cover all of your losses or where you can pursue a lawsuit against a negligent party. It is in your best interest to consult with an attorney to determine all of your legal options.

What Is the Average Car Accident Settlement in NYC?

Every car accident is different, and so is every car accident victim. A low-speed collision may do little harm to one person but may cause significant damages to someone else. For these reasons, it can be challenging to say how much a settlement will be in any given case.

Settlements are determined by several factors, including:

  • Whether another party was at-fault for the accident
  • Whether there was any contributory negligence
  • The amount of medical bills
  • How much damage was done to the vehicle
  • Whether a victim had to take time off of work 
  • Whether a victim had pain and suffering
  • Whether a victim could return to work in the future

It is essential to discuss your case with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. A lawyer can help determine whether you have a valid claim for damages and how much your case is worth. 

Real Clients, Real Results

If you are injured in a car accident in New York City, you need an attorney that will fight to get you the maximum recovery allowed by law. At Ajlouny Injury Law, we know what it takes to get our clients fair and full compensation for their injuries.

Recent car accident case results from Ajlouny Injury Law:

  • $1,800,000 settlement for a driver that required a total knee replacement.
  • $450,000 settlement for a passenger that sustained injury in an access-a-ride vehicle. 
  • $275,000 arbitration award for a driver that was rear-ended and had to undergo a lumbar spine discectomy.
  • $225,000 settlement for an unemployed motorist who was involved in a head-on collision.
  • $180,000 settlement for a 71-year-old retired woman struck by a vehicle making an unsafe lane change. 

While there is no “average settlement” for car accident cases, you can look at the circumstances of the case to determine what kinds of damages you may be entitled to receive. An experienced car accident lawyer will walk you through the process and determine how much you should seek in compensation for your injuries. 

Get FREE Legal Advice

If you were injured in a car accident in New York, contact our office to get FREE legal advice. Call Ajlouny Injury Law at (718) 233-3913 to speak directly with a knowledgeable member of our team.

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