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A car accident  caused by negligence or recklessness resulting in injuries can have a serious effect on an accident victim and their family. Many who are seriously injured, find themselves permanently disabled and in need of highly qualified New York City car accident lawyers. Every day, individuals and families see their futures changed forever by the negligence caused by the operators of motor vehicles, motorcycles, buses and trucks. We have been successfully winning these types of claims and getting unmatched results for our clients for over 28 years.

If you’re unlucky enough to suffer an auto accident, the collision itself is only the beginning. Now you’re forced to deal with an insurance company to assess the damages and rely on them to offer an amount to cover the costs. But insurers have their own agenda. And while they act like they’re on your side, in reality they’re often doing their best to payout as little as possible. An experienced and skilled auto accident attorney specializes in working with people who’ve gone through a vehicular accident (car accident, motorcycle, truck…etc.) and gives you a much better chance to receive the compensation you deserve. By understanding the Ins and Outs of negotiating with insurance companies and in-court litigation, an accomplished auto accident attorney’s primary goal is to see their clients obtain significant reward for expensive medical costs, permanent disability and for cases involving a loved one’s wrongful death.

Automobile crashes account for more injuries nationwide than any other type of incident. According to the New York State DMV there are approximately 70,000 car crashes per year in New York City alone. Many of these collisions result in death and are caused by people driving negligently, carelessly, or recklessly, often failing to obey the New York State traffic rules, regulations and laws. Under the laws of New York State, a vehicle owner is held legally responsible for the unreasonable actions of the driver of their vehicle. All types of accidents can result in severe injuries; however, accidents involving large trucks and motorcycles tend to have more severe injuries per accident due to the type of vehicle involved. Large trucks cause severe injuries for the drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles, while motorcyclists are at a higher risk because a motorcycle does not offer the same protection that a car provides.

At Peter DeFilippis & Associates, we think those at fault should be held accountable for the unfortunate consequences of their careless driving. A lawsuit for injuries from a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident can never restore a person’s health or bring back a lost loved one. However, justice can deliver desperately needed compensation for the survivors. Though a lawsuit cannot repair devastating injuries or eliminate pain and suffering, compensation can be used to restore a modicum of dignity and comfort to the victim of another;s negligence. We fight hard for our clients to ensure the responsible parties and their insurance companies compensate those injured in cases involving NYC automobile, truck, bus, pedestrian and other types of auto accidents.

Above all else, personal injury law is about passion – passion for justice, for helping people, for doing the right thing; passion for its unique mix of law and practicality and for the chance to make a difference. Our experienced team of legal and medical professionals use investigative and questioning skills and cutting-edge technology to show insurance adjusters, opposing attorneys, judges and jurors how injuries and wrongful deaths could have been prevented with the exercise of reasonable care. We also meticulously document and support your claim for damages in order to illustrate for a trial judge or jury the real-world consequences of preventable auto, truck, motorcycle, bike and bicycle crashes. Our passion for justice motivates us to right wrongs for our clientele.

Recovering Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

The damages in a personal injury case, including automobile negligence, will depend on the severity of the injury and the circumstances of the accident. Common types of damages that are awarded in personal injury cases include but are not limited to:

Past and future medical expenses
Funeral expenses
Past and future lost wages
Lost earning capacity
Ongoing personal care
Pain and suffering
Loss of consortium
Punitive damages

In order to determine the types of damages that you or your family may be entitled to receive for a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following the accident. It is vital that the attorney begins as quickly as possible to preserve evidence that will be needed to prove your claim, including photographs of the vehicles involved, scene of the incident and injuries sustained It is never advisable to discuss your case or provide a recorded statement to an insurance company or any other party without first consulting with an attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.

We strive to organize the proof of a case to maximize our clients’ recovery for all their harms and losses and have an impeccable reputation for doing so in Courts in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester and Putnam. We know a serious auto accident can be a very traumatic and difficult experience, the New York City personal injury attorneys at Peter DeFilippis & Associates are here to help you through it.

We handle all types of car accident and motor vehicle cases on a contingency basis. That means we do not get paid unless we can recover money for you. Please contact us today for a confidential, no-cost consultation. If you have been seriously injured and would like to speak to an attorney call 212-227-4001, we will make arrangements to travel to meet you or feel free to visit our convenient midtown Manhattan and Westchester County offices.

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