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New York Car Accident Lawyers

Auto Accident Attorneys in White Plains Pursue Justice for Victims of Car Crashes Throughout New York, Including Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, and NYC

Car accidents are an all-too-frequent occurrence in the New York City metro area. The New York State Department of Health notes that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, the second-leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations, and the third-leading cause of injury-related ER visits in New York, resulting in approximately $1.1 billion in healthcare costs each year. Have you been injured in a car crash caused by another driver’s negligence? You should not bear the financial consequences of injuries and losses you suffered in an accident. Turn to the New York car accident lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for legal advocacy that can help you recover the compensation you need. For over 60 years, our firm has been dedicated to providing honest, reliable legal representation to accident victims. We give our maximum effort to every client, no matter who they are or where they come from. 

Reach out to Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a free initial case review to go over your options for recovering financial compensation with our auto accident attorneys in White Plains, NY. Let our firm advise you through the claims process and advocate on your behalf to maximize your financial recovery. 

Common Causes of Car Accidents

New York Car Accident Lawyers

Frequent causes of car accidents in New York include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving, such as street racing, excessive speeding, or swerving around traffic
  • Tailgating (following too closely)
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Not yielding the right of way
  • Unsafe lane changes and turns
  • Not using turn signals
  • Failing to check mirrors and blind spots
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Drowsy/fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving, including driving while using a cell phone
  • Driver inexperience
  • Car or auto part defects
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Poor visibility due to low lighting or adverse weather
  • Poor road conditions such as potholes or black ice

Pursuing Financial Recovery After a Car Accident in New York

In New York, car insurance policies are required to provide personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. PIP coverage can provide compensation for an insured driver’s or passenger’s medical expenses and lost wages. PIP coverage is available regardless of who may have been at fault for the accident. 

If your PIP coverage does not fully compensate you for the losses you incurred due to the accident, you may have the right to file a claim against the driver or another at-fault party who caused the crash. A car accident claim can provide you with compensation for:

  • Vehicle repair expenses
  • The value of your car if it was totaled in the accident
  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Long-term care expenses for permanent disabilities you suffer
  • Lost income due to temporary disability from work
  • Lost future earnings and job benefits due to permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost quality of life due to permanent disability or disfigurement/scarring

Let our New York Car Accident Lawyers Fight to Secure Maximum Compensation for You

When you have been injured in a car crash, you should be able to focus on healing and physical recovery so you can get back to regular life. Turn to the auto accident attorneys in White Plains, NY, from Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to handle pursuing your legal rights and claims by:

  • Recovering evidence from the crash to begin investigating your claims and identifying who should be held liable to you
  • Going over your options for financial recovery, including obtaining PIP benefits or filing claims against at-fault drivers
  • Documenting your injuries and prognosis and calculating your ongoing and future losses to ensure you receive full compensation in your case
  • Filing insurance claims on your behalf to begin recovering the financial resources you need
  • Pursuing compensation for you through a settlement or in court

Contact Our Firm for a Free Claim Evaluation to Discuss Your Legal Options with Our Auto Accident Attorneys in White Plains, NY

Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about how our New York car accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve after suffering injuries in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence. Turn to us for help demanding accountability from a careless driver or another party responsible for the accident. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents in New York

What should you do if you’re in a car accident?

Do I need a lawyer if I’ve been offered a settlement from the insurance company?

You may be offered an insurance settlement soon after being involved in a car crash. While obtaining quick cash can help you pay medical bills and vehicle repair invoices along with your regular expenses, you should remember that the insurance company benefits by getting you to accept a quick settlement before you know the full scope of your expenses and losses. By working with an attorney after a car crash, you will have an experienced advisor and advocate who can help ensure you recover compensation for both ongoing and future expenses and losses.

Can I still file a compensation claim if I was partly responsible for the accident?

Yes. New York follows the pure comparative negligence rule. Under this rule, an injured accident victim always has the right to pursue a compensation claim, unless the victim was 100 percent at fault for causing the accident and their injuries. Therefore, you may have the right to file a claim against another driver or party who bears some share of fault for the accident. But under the comparative negligence system, your compensation may be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault for the car accident. For example, if you are determined to have been 25 percent at fault for the accident, you will be responsible for 25 percent of your expenses and losses but can pursue a claim to recover the other 75 percent.

How long do I have to file my car accident lawsuit?

In New York, the statute of limitations on injury lawsuits gives you only three years after a car accident to file suit against the driver or other party or parties at fault for the crash. A lawsuit filed after the expiration of the limitations period can be permanently dismissed. In addition to the statute of limitations, you may also have shorter claim notice deadlines if you have a car accident claim against a municipal defendant, including a city or state government. You should talk to the auto accident attorneys in White Plains, NY, at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to ensure the timely filing of your legal claims. 

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