Queens Car Accident Lawyer
Auto Accident Attorneys in Queens Representing the Rights of Injured Victims
Injuries in Queens car accidents can run the gamut from minor scratches and bruises to soft tissue injuries, broken bones, traumatic head injuries, and even death in extremely serious accidents. The State of New York is a no-fault state when it comes to motor vehicle collisions. This means that in the majority of cases, injured accident victims receive damage compensation from their own insurance company, regardless of who actually caused their accident.
The compassionate personal injury lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman understand the pain and inconvenience that is often associated with being the victim in a motor vehicle collision. We have been representing car accident victims for over 80 years and regularly obtain high settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our personal injury clients. Our legal team can discuss the facts of your accident with you and may be able to present an insurance claim on your behalf.
How do Car Accidents Occur?
Busy traffic conditions in and around Queens can lead to serious car accidents. Another common cause of these accidents is inattentiveness to the road and driver negligence. The following can also lead to car accidents in and around Queens:
Drinking and driving
Speeding and violating other New York traffic laws
Failing to drive in accordance with the traffic and weather conditions
Effect of No-fault Insurance on a Car Accident Case
Individuals who sustain injuries in a car accident may turn to their own insurance companies for compensation, including compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, transportation costs to and from medical providers, prescription drug costs, housekeeping services, and other losses which result from the collision.
Because New York uses no-fault insurance, all registered motor vehicles in the state must carry a minimum amount of insurance coverage, including $10,000 per accident for property damage, $50,000/$100,000 for death, and $25,000/$50,000 per person for bodily injuries suffered in the accident.
Suing the at-fault Driver
In some instances, a Queens car accident victim might still be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver. This option is only available, however, in cases where the accident victim sustains a serious injury. Serious injuries might include a fracture, significant scarring, or loss of a fetus that results from the accident. Once you demonstrate a permanent partial disability, you may be eligible to claim damages for pain and suffering.
The Queens personal injury lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can determine if you have a claim for permanency in your accident case.
Talk to a Queens Car Accident Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Options
Car accidents can bring about devastating consequences for which you deserve compensation. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can review your options and help you decide on the best one for your case.
To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a Queens car accident lawyer, please call us today at (212) 285-3300, or contact us online.