New York Car Accident Lawyers
Ajlouny Injury Law, New York car accident lawyers, represents serious injury auto accidents, bicycle accidents, MTA bus crash, taxi accident, limo crash, tractor-trailer collision, head-on collisions, rear-end car accidents, rollover car accidents, side-impact car crashes and wrongful death claims.
Statistically there are 11.3 million licensed drivers in New York with over 300,000 motor vehicle accidents annually. Ajlouny Injury Law New York personal injury lawyers receive hundreds of calls monthly from people injured in New York car accidents looking for FREE ADVICE.
Car accidents happen suddenly, however, what comes after the crash can change lives forever. A negligent driver slams into your loved ones car head-on in a fatal wrong-way crash on the Thruway, resulting in a devastating loss. A sleepy truck driver brakes fail and slams into your vehicle on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Your loved one is killed after being struck by a yellow cabs on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.
A distracted driver hits you in Bushwick causing serious broken bones, nerve damage, or traumatic brain injury (TBI). An overly eager driver tries to overtake another vehicle and then attempts to get back into the left lane entering the westbound Belt Parkway entrance ramp.
The vehicle loses control and drives onto the shoulder before striking a light pole and a tree. Loss of life. Accidents happen. 2017 despite Vision Zero safety measures, driving in New York safely is challenging. Checkout our info-graphic below.
53,000 motor vehicle collisions have been reported in NYC during the first three months of 2017 alone (close to 600 per day). 13,106 people injured resulting from motor vehicle collisions. 11 people killed. Central Brooklyn, the West Bronx, Kips Bay, DUMBO being the most dangerous streets. *New York City data portal
- Stay at the Scene
- Check for Injuries.
- Call the Police
- Say Nothing
- Inform Your Insurance Company
- Keep Track of Your Medical Treatment
- Take Pictures
- Don't talk about the accident to anyone other than your lawyer, your insurance company, and the police.
- Consider Hiring an Attorney
If anyone was injured in the accident, it's best to consult an experienced car accident attorney. Once hired, an attorney can help you maximize your recovery if you're injured or better defend yourself if you're at fault.
Many New York auto accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means your attorney only gets paid if you get paid a settlement.
If you or a loved one have recently been injured in an accident in New York State, you probably have so many question rolling around in your head.
The first being “Do I Have A Case?”
There are certain factors to consider before answering that question. Each and every accident is different due to the circumstances of events.
Let’s consider what an personal injury attorney will ask you in your initial free consultation.
1. Are you Injured?
Simple enough. Personal injury refers to a physical injury, not just mental injury. These types of injuries can include broken bones, burn injuries, catastrophic injuries, paralysis, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury and wrongful death. If you answered yes to this question, we can say “yes” you may have a case.
2. Did you immediately seek medical attention?
If you sustained injuries in an accident, then the likely-hood that you saw a doctor is very high. After an accident, not everyone goes to the hospital immediately. They may have been in shock and just convinced themselves mentally that they are OK.
Symptoms of injury can come on later. Its probably a smart idea to be examined by a doctor after an accident. Holding out on seeking medical attention can play against you with insurance companies when evaluating your claim.
3. When did the accident occur?
New York – Three to Five Years. Time is not on your side. If you have suffered a personal injury due to a car accident, medical malpractice, work injury or another cause, the law limits the time in which you have to file a personal injury lawsuit.
There are so many question accident victims want to ask!
Post your question here and a New York personal Injury Attorney will give you some advice.
NO! You should always consult with a car accident attorney first. Insurance companies want to settle your case quickly.
Manipulation tactics Include:
- Making you believe you are not injured.
- Low-ball offers in an attempt to devalue your claim.
- Recorded statements without your knowledge