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Upholding Your Rights During a Car Accident Claim

Were you in a wreck while driving through New York? If you’ve suffered severe injuries or your car was totaled, then you’ll have to file a claim against the other driver, which is difficult, to say the least. Let Davidoff Law help you understand your legal options and take action in pursuit of fair compensation. Our Brooklyn car accident attorneys are here to help you from start to finish.

Call (888) 211-1116 to get a no-cost consultation with our firm.

How Long Do You Have to File a Car Accident Claim?

First things first, you need to know if you’re running out of time to file a car accident claim. Here in New York, there is a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including car accident claims. The statute begins on the date of the crash or when it first becomes obvious that you have been injured, which, in most cases, will be the same date as the collision. When the three-year statute of limitations ends, you cannot file a claim without expecting it to be dismissed by the court.

Suing After a Crash

New York requires drivers to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. After a crash, PIP insurance pays each injured party for medical bills and lost wages, primarily, regardless of who is at fault for causing the crash. This is useful if you know that the accident was partially your fault, such as if you were hit by a drunk driver but you were texting at the time.

PIP insurance in New York does not typically cover damages for:

  • Vehicle repairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Certain miscellaneous costs

To file a claim against a driver, you must first use your PIP insurance to its cap and you must have suffered a “serious injury.” If you still have outstanding damages, you can then sue the other driver by filing against their auto insurance policy. Importantly, you cannot receive the same type of damage twice. For example, if your PIP insurance covered all of your medical costs, then you can’t sue the other driver for those costs, too.

What is a Serious Injury?

New York liability law considers an injury to be serious if it involves a:

  • Broken bone
  • Significant or permanent disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Significant debilitation
  • 90-day (or greater) period of total disability

Can You File a Claim as an Injured Passenger?

As an injured passenger, the first place to look for compensation or damage coverage is your driver’s PIP insurance policy. You should have been covered by their PIP insurance as their passenger. This is also true if you were a pedestrian when a driver hit you.

If their PIP insurance is not enough to cover your full damages and you were seriously injured under the law’s definitions, then you can consider your options for filing an injury claim against the liable party. Assuming that your driver was hit by someone else who caused the crash, you would file your claim against that other driver. But if your driver contributed or caused the accident, you would instead file against their auto insurance policy for unpaid damages.

Hire Our Attorneys Today

If you have been in a serious car accident in Brooklyn, then our attorneys would be happy to help you understand your rights and options. We’re proud of the reputation we have built within our communities for being tenacious and compassionate legal representatives for the wrongfully injured. 

See what we mean for yourself by dialing (888) 211-1116 and getting a FREE consultation.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $10 Million Wrongful Death from Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $2.3 Million Student Riding Motor Scooter
  • $2 Million Pedestrian Accident Involving a School Bus
  • $1.6 Million MVA - Rear End Collision
  • $1.4 Million Motor Vehicle Accident from a Rear-End Collision
  • $1.4 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Lower Back Injury
  • $1.3 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision
  • $1.3 Million Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street
  • $1.2 Million Motor Vehicle Accident - Rear-End Collision
  • $1.1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision
  • $1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Parked Car
  • $1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Neck & Back Injury
  • $975 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Cab Driver
  • $960 Thousand Truck Accident Back Injuries
  • $925 Thousand Truck Accident – Rear-End Collision
  • $900 Thousand Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street
  • $820 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $750 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident While Stopped at a Traffic Light
  • $750 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident While Stopped at a Traffic Light
  • $750 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident - Multi-Car Collision

Treating Clients Like Family

When you hire Davidoff Law, it's like having an attorney in the family. That is because we treat each and every one of our clients like members of our family. Throughout our years of experience, we've build strong bonds with members of our community and amassed an ever-growing list of success stories from clients right here in the neighborhood.

    “Special thanks to Karishma who is extremely helpful and patient in answering my questions each time I call. Would definitely recommend with no hesitation!” - Ashley
    “I want to thank Ruben Davidoff for the amazing work he’s done on my case. And, of course, the staff for constantly keeping me up to date for my case.” - Devraj
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