Recovering Compensation After a Car Accident in New York

The roads in New York are often crowded and chaotic. This makes it crucial that drivers operate their cars in a cautious and safe manner, following the laws of the road. However, not all people fulfill this obligation and drive dangerously. This can cause severe car accidents to occur, leading to significant physical, financial, and emotional burdens. If you were involved in a car accident as a result of negligence, it is important to contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for help with your case.

Common Types of Car Accidents

While all drivers have a legal obligation to themselves and others to keep the roads safe, some drivers still engage in hazardous driving. It is because of this that car accidents are, unfortunately, common. There are many ways that these accidents can be seen on the road, includes the following:

  • Rear-end collisions: When traffic stops short in front of a driver and they are not paying attention, this can result in them hitting the vehicle in front of them. It is important to know the rear-ended vehicle is usually not at fault in these situations.
  • Low-speed collisions: Oftentimes, these accidents are seen in locations such as parking lots instead of on the road. They are usually seen in the form of one car backing into another vehicle. 
  • T-bone collisions: These accidents usually occur in intersections when a driver runs through a traffic light or stop sign and hits another car in doing so.
  • Single-vehicle collisions: This is seen when a driver veers off the road and crashes into a fixed object. This is usually due to poor road conditions. 

Am I Eligible for Financial Compensation?

Those who are injured in a car accident as a result of negligent driving often want to pursue legal action to seek justice for their suffering. During this time, the injured party is required to prove negligence and that it caused their injuries. In order to do this, they must satisfy the burden of proof with evidence. Evidence that can be beneficial may include the police report from the accident, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the wreckage, any witness testimonies, and more.

Compensation may be recovered in the event that the injured party successfully proves negligence. This exists as coverage in order to pay for any damages that arise as a result of the car accident. Because these accidents can result in severe physical damages, victims can receive economic compensation to cover medical bills, loss of income, loss of future income, and more. People often suffer emotionally as well. It is because of this that non-economic compensation is available for pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more.

Contact our Firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.