A collision between your passenger vehicle and a car, truck, or bus can have a devastating effect on your life. You may have injuries that require treatment, an extended recovery period, time missed from work, and other consequences to deal with after your accident.
If another driver was responsible for the accident, you should not have to carry the financial burden of your injuries. If you or a family member were injured in a passenger vehicle accident, you might have the basis of a lawsuit against the at-fault driver, their employer, or another liable party.
A passenger vehicle accident lawyer on Long Island from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to represent you in a personal injury case. This would allow us to fight for compensation on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.
Call our firm at (631) 451-7900 to speak to a team member about your accident and your legal options. We may be able to take your case on a contingency-fee-basis with no advance payment required to retain our services.
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Causes of Passenger Vehicle Collisions and Liability
In personal injury law, if a driver of any vehicle commits a negligent act that causes an accident that harms another driver, vehicle occupant, or pedestrian, they may be liable for the injuries they have caused.
There are many negligent driving behaviors that could result in a legal determination of liability, including:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Illegal lane changes
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Drunk driving
- Drug use
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- And more
If you were injured in a collision and believe negligence on the part of the at-fault driver was the cause, a passenger vehicle accident lawyer on Long Island from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to assist you in compiling evidence and data to support your claim for compensation.
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The Financial Impact of a Passenger Vehicle Collision
There are many ways in which a passenger vehicle collision can burden you financially. Medical bills, time missed from work, and other expenses can quickly add up after a serious accident.
When you hire Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our firm can help you examine your medical records, expenses, and bills to determine the costs of your injuries. We may also be able to hire medical and vocational experts to testify about the future costs of care you may need.
The possible recoverable damages in this type of case include:
- Ambulance services and emergency room visits
- The costs of current medical care, including all treatments, medications, and therapies
- The estimated future costs of your medical care
- Lost wages or reduced earning income
- Pain and suffering
- And more
When you contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. for a free consultation at (631) 451-7900, a member of our team can discuss what specific compensation may be available in your case.
The Statute of Limitations in Your Case
In New York, you generally have three years from the date of the collision to file a personal injury claim for financial compensation. If a family member was killed in a passenger vehicle accident, you could have as little as two years to file a wrongful death claim. There may be some circumstances in your case that make these deadlines even shorter, such as suing a municipality.
If the statute of limitations expires in your case, you will lose your right to recover compensation via lawsuit, even if your evidence against the responsible party is strong.
When you call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. for a free consultation, a member of our team can discuss what legal deadlines pertain to your case.
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No-Fault Insurance May Not Cover All of Your Losses
New York requires registered vehicle owners to obtain and maintain no-fault insurance protection, also known as personal injury protection (PIP). According to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), a no-fault policy may cover basic collision-related expenses such as medical bills or a certain amount of income loss. Basic no-fault protection will not compensate you for your pain and suffering or mental and emotional distress.
In order to recover for your pain and suffering, and damages that exceed the maximum limit of your no-fault coverage, a third-party lawsuit against the responsible party’s insurance company can be pursued.
A passenger vehicle accident attorney on Long Island from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you apply for no-fault coverage and pursue additional damages against the liable party when we represent you.
Our Firm Is Ready to Protect Your Rights
If you or a loved one were injured in a car collision that someone else’s negligence caused, the resulting expenses should not become your financial responsibility.
A passenger vehicle accident lawyer on Long Island from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you build a comprehensive claim for financial recovery against the at-fault driver following a vehicle collision. We can handle all evidence gathering, communications, and deadlines in your case while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
To discuss your collision with a member of the Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. team, call us at (631) 451-7900 as soon as possible. A no-obligation consultation on your case is free. Our law firm also has team members available who can assist Spanish-speaking clients.