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Queens Car Accident Lawyers

Injured in a Car Accident? We Can Help You Fight for Fair Compensation

A car crash can completely change your life in the blink of an eye. When someone else isn’t paying attention or is driving dangerously, there is often little you can do to avoid a collision. Sadly, such accidents tend to result in serious, life-altering injuries. The cost of these injuries, both in terms of financial expenses and physical and emotional harm, can be exorbitant.

After a car accident leaves you injured, you need an attorney who understands how to navigate the personal injury system and recover the rightful compensation you are owed. At Davidoff Law, we know what it takes to fight back against negligent drivers and liable insurance companies—and our long record of success proves that we know how to get results. If you were involved in a car accident in Queens, turn to our firm today to learn how we can help you get back on your feet.

Call (888) 211-1116 or submit an online contact form to request a completely free, no-obligation consultation today.

Understanding New York’s No-Fault Insurance Laws

The state of New York is what is known as a “no-fault insurance state.” Generally speaking, what this means is that anyone injured in a motor vehicle collision, regardless of fault, can collect compensation for their damages by filing a claim with their own insurance provider through their personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.

In New York, no-fault insurance benefits include compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Prescription medications
  • Lost income/wages
  • Transportation costs to medical appointments

Ostensibly, the purpose of no-fault insurance is to allow insured individuals to receive compensation relatively quickly without having to go through the litigation process. However, in reality, the process of filing for no-fault benefits after an accident is often tedious, complex, and confusing. Insurance companies can use any mistakes made by claimants to deny coverage. It’s important that you work with an attorney after the accident in order to ensure that you do not make any unintentional errors on your claim that could ultimately end up costing you your right to recovery.

When Can You Go Outside the No-Fault System?

Because the no-fault insurance system only allows claimants to recover certain benefits—and, notably, it doesn’t not provide coverage for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering—there may be some instances in which car accident victims wish to step outside the no-fault system and file a claim directly against the at-fault party’s insurance provider. This is possible under certain circumstances.

Generally speaking, the only way to go outside of New York’s no-fault insurance system and file a claim against the at-fault driver is to prove that your injuries are “serious.”

The law specifically qualifies injuries as “serious” if the injury:

  • Is a bone fracture
  • Causes significant disfigurement
  • Results in permanent disability/functional limitations
  • Results in significant functional limitations
  • Causes substantial and total disability for at least 90 days

If your injuries do not meet the threshold of a “serious injury” as defined by New York law, you are not permitted to file a claim against the person or party that caused the accident. However, if your injuries do qualify, you can seek compensation via a third-party injury claim or by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

How Davidoff Law Can Help

In the wake of a serious car accident, your focus should be on getting the right medical treatment, resting, and recovering from your injuries—not on dealing with the legal implications of the accident. At Davidoff Law, our Queens car accident lawyers can handle all of the various legal matters involved in seeking the fair financial compensation you are owed. Whether you need to file for PIP coverage through the no-fault insurance system, or you have sustained a serious injury that necessitates stepping outside of this system, having one of our experienced attorneys on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

With years of experience and millions of dollars recovered for our clients, we are well-equipped to help you navigate the legal process after a devastating car accident. Remember, the statute of limitations on car accident claims in New York is three years (with some very rare exceptions); the sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can begin building your case and seeking the compensation you deserve.

Contact Davidoff Law online or call our office at (888) 211-1116 to request a free consultation with our Queens car accident attorneys today.

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.

    “I had an accident on April 20, 2017. I was hit by a drunk driver. Mr. Davidoff was able to take care of the case within one year, which was a lot faster then I expected.” - Eddie
    “Very convenient and considerate. Fast and reliable results.” - Anna
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