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Fortunately, most drivers in the New York City metro area understand the need to drive defensively and are careful about avoiding accidents. But every year, thousands of car accidents occur because of careless or drunk drivers, injuring or killing thousands of innocent people on our highways and streets.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car accident in New York County, Kings County or Queens County, New York City or elsewhere in New York, schedule a free consultation with attorney Marshall Bluth at The Law Offices of Marshall S. Bluth. Marshall has been helping victims of car accidents obtain full and fair money damages from insurance companies covering negligent drivers for more than 20 years. His record in all types of personal injury cases includes tens of millions of dollars in recovery, including a significant number of successful car accidents settlements and jury verdicts in cases involving drunk drivers, hit-and-run and uninsured or underinsured motorists.
Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the medical bills can add up quickly. In most cases, no-fault insurance will pay for the medical expenses, but you must act quickly to file a claim to preserve your rights. If you were working when the accident happened, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
If You Were Injured by a Drunk Driver
Under New York liability law, victims of car accidents are typically restricted to compensation commensurate with the amount of liability assigned to the other driver. In cases of a DUI accident, victims may also recover money for punitive damages related to the criminal act of driving while intoxicated. The laws are complex. Talk to Marshall about the circumstances of your accident and injuries.
Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists
According to insurance statistics, as many as 20 percent of licensed drivers on New York roads are uninsured or underinsured. If you were injured in an accident caused by an uninsured motorist, it means you will be seeking policy coverage from your own UIM policy rider. Your insurance company is likely to be just as reluctant to pay a fair claim as any hostile insurance provider would be. Marshall Bluth has more than 20 years of experience successfully helping people recover full and fair compensation from their UIM policy.
Act Quickly to Get Your Claim Started
New York has strict time limitations governing personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents. If you do not file your claim within the applicable time period, you may permanently lose your right to bring a claim. Therefore, it is important that you contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney immediately.
Things to Do If Involved in a Car Accident
If you have been involved in a car wreck, try to write down as much information as you can about the circumstances. For instance:
- Who were the drivers of the vehicles?
- What were the license plate numbers of all the vehicles involved?
- What were the insurance companies' names of all the vehicles involved?
- What are the names of any passengers riding in any of the vehicles involved?
- What are the names and contact numbers of any witnesses at the scene?
- Of course, you should call the police by dialing 911 at the scene. Should you require medical assistance, inform the police and request an ambulance.
Experienced Manhattan Car Crash Lawyer
From offices on Broadway in Manhattan, the firm represents people who have been seriously injured in accidents in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and communities throughout New York City and elsewhere in New York. Call 212-448-1130 or contact the firm by e-mail to arrange a free initial consultation with experienced Brooklyn traffic accident lawyer Marshall Bluth today.