If you suffered injuries in a Floral Park collision, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and collect damages. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for ambulance fees, medical bills, and ongoing medical costs incurred by your injuries. You may also recover compensation for lost income resulting from missed work, harm to your earning potential, non-economic damages, and more.
A car accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you explore your legal options and pursue the course of action that is most likely to get you sufficient compensation. Our team knows how to build a solid personal injury case and aggressively advocate on behalf of our Floral Park clients.
How a Personal Injury Case Can Benefit You After a Collision
New York requires no-fault car insurance. You do not have to prove that the other driver was at fault to recover basic expenses through a no-fault claim. However, many car collision victims find that compensation through a no-fault claim does not adequately compensate them for the full losses that they suffered because of the collision.
Through a personal injury case, you may recover compensation for your economic losses as well as non-economic losses such as your physical pain and mental suffering.
Elements of a Successful Personal Injury Case
A personal injury case is fault-based. This means that you and your attorney will need to show that the collision was based on another party’s negligent or wrongful actions. The main elements of a car crash injury case include:
- Duty – The at-fault party owed you a “duty of care,” meaning they were expected to exercise reasonable caution.
- Breach of duty – The at-fault party violated the duty by acting carelessly or negligently.
- Injuries – The injuries you sustained were a result of the at-fault party’s breach of duty.
- Damages – You suffered damages like lost income, medical costs, and other losses.
Potentially Liable Parties in a Car Crash
The party responsible for your crash may be another driver. It may also be several other parties. A Floral Park car crash lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you identify who is legally responsible for damages. We can then pursue compensation for those damages on your behalf.
The Manufacturer or Designer of Faulty Auto Parts
Thousands of motor vehicles are recalled due to various defects each year. A manufacturing defect or design defect may have caused your crash. Defective tires, brakes, steering mechanisms, or other defects can cause collisions resulting in serious injuries and death.
The Owner of a Commercial Truck or a Trucking Company
Collisions involving semi-trucks and other large commercial trucks are often especially devastating. If your crash was caused by truck driver negligence, poor truck maintenance, or dropped truck cargo, the trucking company or truck’s owner may be liable.
An Employer or Company
Employers are often legally responsible for the actions that their employees take while on the job. If the driver of a commercial vehicle such as a coach bus or box truck caused the collision, the company the employee works for may be liable.
A City, State, or Other Government Entity
If your crash was caused by a poorly designed intersection, inadequate road maintenance, insufficient road signs or signals, or other road defects, the liable party may be a government entity.
Financial Compensation You May Be Entitled to After Being Injured in a Collision
The damages you may be able to recover in a personal injury case depend on the losses you suffered in the collision and several other factors. While your coverage may compensate you for basic losses like medical bills or some lost wages, your injuries may require more money and other types of coverage.
Our lawyers can help you pursue basic and other types of coverage depending on the specifics of your case. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing medical expenses including rehabilitative therapy
- Lost income from missed work
- Diminishment of your earning capacity
- Physical impairment
- Physical pain
- Emotional and mental suffering
Financial Compensation You May Be Entitled to After Losing a Loved One in a Crash
If your spouse or other family member was killed in an automobile crash, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover damages. You could receive compensation for:
- Medical bills and funeral expenses
- The victim’s pain and suffering
- Loss of the victim’s future earnings and work benefits
- Loss of the victim’s support and guidance
How a Car Accident Lawyer Serving Floral Park Can Help
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we know just how complex personal injury cases involving car crashes can be. We have the dedication needed to build a formidable personal injury or wrongful death case. A car crash lawyer from our firm can:
- Explain the personal injury process to you and answer any questions you have
- Investigate the cause of the collision
- Gather evidence and witness statements
- Advocate for you during negotiations with the insurance company
- Handle communications and legal paperwork
- Fight for you during the trial if an adequate settlement is not reached
- Ensure that you have a legal advocate in your corner every step of the way
Lawsuits Must Be Filed Before the Deadline
There are deadlines for personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits.
Generally, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within three years of your injury, per CVP § 214. Generally, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the death, per EPTL § 5-4.1.
However, there are exceptions that may shorten the timeframe in which you may file a case. For example, if poor road design or another form of government negligence caused the crash and you plan to sue the government, you must file a notice of claim within 90 days, per NY GMU § 50-E.
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one were the victim of a car crash in Floral Park, you may be entitled to recover medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages. A car collision lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can manage your personal injury or wrongful death case on your behalf so that you can focus on healing.
We take car crash cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you only pay legal fees if we get a monetary settlement or award for you. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. is equipped to assist clients in Spanish. Call us at (631) 451-7900 for a free, confidential case assessment.