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Representing Car Accident Victims Throughout NYC, Brooklyn, and the Five Boroughs

Thousands of people are injured or killed in preventable car accidents each year. If you are hurt due to another driver’s negligence or recklessness, you deserve compensation. In order to receive the maximum recovery for your injuries, you need an experienced attorney.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, our New York City car accident lawyers represent people seriously injured in auto accidents, bicycle accidents, MTA bus crashes, taxi accidents, limo crashes, tractor-trailer collisions, head-on collisions, rear-end car accidents, rollover car accidents, side-impact car crashes, and wrongful death claims.

If you were injured in a New York City car accident, contact our office at (718) 233-3913.

Car Accident Statistics in New York

According to the latest data available from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, there are over 12 million licensed drivers in the state. Nearly 300,000 motor vehicle crashes occur each and every year, resulting in countless preventable injuries and deaths. Ajlouny Injury Law receives hundreds of calls per month from people injured in New York City car accidents.

Some examples of catastrophic car crashes that can result in liability include:

  • A negligent driver slams head-on into your loved one's car in a fatal wrong-way. 
  • A sleepy truck driver’s brakes fail, causing him to slam into your vehicle on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
  • Your loved one is killed after being struck by a yellow cab on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.
  • A distracted driver hits you in Bushwick, causing 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.

Car accidents happen suddenly; however, what comes after the crash can change lives forever. Regardless of the situation, our New York City car accident lawyers can help. We have recovered millions on behalf of injury victims in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our office today to speak directly with an attorney.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Accidents caused by another person’s negligence are common in New York City. If you are involved in a collision resulting in injuries or death, you need an attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve. 

Common causes of car accidents resulting in liability:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Defective auto parts
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Following too closely
  • Improper passing
  • Backing up without looking
  • Speeding
  • Dangerous road design

The minutes and hours following a serious car accident can be critical. If you have any injuries, even if you think they are minor, you need to seek immediate medical treatment. Once you are able, you need to contact a New York City car accident lawyer to discuss your legal options.

What kind of evidence do I need to collect after a car accident?

After a car accident, you might be overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take to protect yourself. The most important thing you can do is get help for your injuries. Your health and well-being should be the top priority, as well as that of any other injured parties. 

In addition to seeking medical attention, you should also try to collect evidence at the scene. Take pictures and videos at the accident site. Document the condition of the road and the weather. Write down the names of all parties, including any witnesses to the crash. All of the information may prove critical to your case down the road.

Types of evidence that may help your case:

  • Pictures of the roadway, including signs, traffic lights, or defects in the asphalt
  • Photos of property and vehicle damage
  • Evidence of your injuries
  • The police report
  • Contact information for witnesses and other involved parties
  • Nearby security footage
  • Medical records documenting your injuries
  • Information related to vehicle repairs or other losses

It is not your job to prove liability at the scene. You should not admit fault or make statements that may make it seem like you are accepting responsibility for the accident. Before speaking with an insurance adjuster, you should contact an attorney. Any statements that you write or record can be used against you and may hurt your case. 

During this time, it is also vital to consult with an attorney. A NYC car accident lawyer can help you understand what evidence will help your case and may be able to subpoena documents or audio and video that you might not otherwise be aware of.


What Should I Do if I Was Injured in a Car Accident?

If you or another party were injured in a motor vehicle crash, you must stay at the scene of the accident. New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law requires that drivers immediately notify the police after a traffic collision where someone is injured or killed. Leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries, even if you were not at fault, can result in criminal charges.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle crash where someone was injured or killed, you must:

- Stay at the scene.
- Notify the police.
- Exchange information with other involved parties.
- Seek emergency medical treatment for your injuries.
- If able, take pictures and document anything that happened before, during, or immediately after the accident.
- Contact an experienced New York City car accident attorney.

Remember, it is not your job to determine fault after an accident. You should not make any statements to the other parties or to an insurance company without first speaking with an attorney. Never accept a settlement without first having it reviewed by an attorney. Insurance companies will often try to get you to settle for far less than your case is worth.

Why You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident

After an accident, you may be unsure whether you need legal representation. It is always in your best interest to consult an attorney if you suffered harm due to a car crash or other motor vehicle accident. An attorney can ensure that the right parties are held liable and that you receive the maximum compensation available on your case.

Without the help of an attorney, you may end up:

  • Settling for less than your case is worth;
  • Without compensation for your pain and suffering;
  • Fighting with the insurance company who is trying to downplay your injuries;
  • Going back to work before you are ready;
  • Having unpaid medical bills; and 
  • Facing financial hardship as a result of the accident.

A New York City car accident attorney will fight to ensure that you never settle for less than your case is worth. At Ajlouny Injury Law, we know the tactics that insurance companies use and will negotiate to get you the best settlement possible based on your injuries. If we cannot reach a fair and full settlement, we will take your case to trial to get you the results you deserve.


Contact Ajlouny Injury Law for a Free Consultation

If you were injured in an auto accident, you need an attorney that will help you get the maximum recovery available in your case. Contact our New York City car accident lawyers today for a free consultation. We have helped injury victims recover millions in verdicts and settlements.

You pay no fees until we win your case. Attorneys are available 24 hours a day to discuss your legal options and provide 100% FREE legal advice. Call our office (713) 233-3913 or text the attorney directly at (516) 410-4090.

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Car Accident FAQs

Do I Have A Case?

While every car accident case is different, there are several factors that may determine your ability to file a claim for damages against a negligent driver. To determine if you should bring a personal injury lawsuit, contact Ajlouny Injury Law to speak directly with a New York City car accident lawyer.

1.  Are you injured?

To bring a suit for personal injury after a car accident, you must show that you have actual physical harm that resulted from the crash, not just property damage. Serious injuries that may result in liability can include but are not limited to broken bones, burn injuries, catastrophic injuries, paralysis, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death.

2.  Did you immediately seek medical attention?

If you are injured in a car accident, you need to seek immediate medical attention. Failure to be seen by a doctor could affect your right to recovery. Once under the care of a physician, you should not stop treatment until advised to do so. If you retain an attorney to represent you, they will want to see copies of all medical records related to your injuries.

In the immediate aftermath of a sudden crash, your body may be in shock, and you may not realize the full extent of your injuries. It is imperative to be evaluated by emergency medical personnel to determine if there was any internal damage.

3.  When did the accident occur?

Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) Section 214, you have only three years from the date of the accident to bring a claim for personal injury. Failure to bring a claim within the statute of limitations can result in a denial of your claim and bar your right to recovery.

4.  Were you partially at-fault for the accident?

In New York, even if you were partially at fault for the accident or had contributory negligence, you may still be entitled to recover damages for personal injury. Your recovery may be diminished in proportion to your fault. To further understand New York’s shared fault law, contact our office at (718) 233-9313 or text the attorney directly at (516) 410-4090.

Should I Accept an Insurance Settlement?

No. You should always consult with a New York City car accident attorney first. Insurance companies want to settle your case as quickly as possible for the least amount of money. 

Manipulation tactics include:

- Discounting your injuries.
- Giving low-ball offers in an attempt to devalue your claim.
- Recording statements without your knowledge.
- Twisting your words to protect their insured.

I was the passenger in a car that was rear-ended, do I have a case?

Most likely, yes. If you were a passenger injured in a motor vehicle crash, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries from any negligent parties. You should always have your case reviewed by an attorney prior to accepting a settlement from an insurance company or signing anything related to the accident.

Do I need a lawyer if I was injured in a car accident?

It is always recommended that you consult a New York City car accident attorney if you were injured in a collision. At Ajlouny Injury Law, we provide free legal advice for injury victims. Let us help you determine if you should pursue a lawsuit against a negligent part.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit in New York State?

According to New York CPLR 214(4), if anyone was injured in a car accident -- that includes a driver, passenger, motorcycle rider, bicyclist, or pedestrian -- they must get their lawsuit filed within three years of the date of the crash.

A person has three (3) years to file an action to recover damages for personal injury. This means that, in general, you have 3 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against a legally responsible party. Failure to file a lawsuit within this statute of limitations can result in your claim for damages being denied.

While 3 years may seem like an ample amount of time to sue, it can go quickly. In a car accident with serious injuries, there may need to be an in-depth investigation. Obtaining evidence can take months or longer. Waiting until the last minute could directly impact your case.

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