Manhattan Car Accident Lawyer
While you may make smart choices behind the wheel, that does not mean others will do the same. Many people are hurt daily in Manhattan car accidents resulting from someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. If you or someone you love was injured in a Manhattan car accident, you can meet with a personal injury lawyer from our team to learn more about your options.
At Shulman & Hill, a dedicated Manhattan car accident attorney can offer aggressive representation and help you pursue appropriate compensation based on the facts of your collision and the injuries you sustained. Our personal injury team can evaluate your legal options and explain how we might approach a similar case during a free initial consultation. Call us at 866.311.5673 to learn more.
Seeking Compensation After a Manhattan Car Accident
If you are in a Manhattan car accident, there is a good chance you will sustain injuries that require medical treatment. While in some cases only immediate medical attention is needed, others call for long-term treatment, hospitalization, or surgery. The bills for such treatment may be high. This can also restrict you from working until you recover, making you unable to earn a paycheck. Whether this is temporary or permanent, this can worsen your financial situation.
You may not need to absorb the cost of these losses yourself. New York is a no-fault state, meaning your insurance company is responsible for providing compensation for your losses after an accident. This can be true even if the accident occurred because another party was careless and caused the crash.
Your PIP coverage may pay for your basic losses up to the policy limit or until the insurance carrier’s doctor says you have reached maximum medical improvement. The PIP coverage, generally up to $50,000, includes only medical expenses and lost income.
However, you may have options for additional compensation if you have serious injuries. It can be highly beneficial to meet with the experienced team at our personal injury law firm in Manhattan. Our representation could play a critical role in determining how much compensation you ultimately receive.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill as Your Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers?
Shulman & Hill has won more than $300 million for our clients over the last decade. While this does not tell us how much your case might be worth or guarantee we can win it, it should show you that we know how to develop strong cases, negotiate settlements, and win at trial. We have gained a reputation as New York’s premier personal injury law firm, and we are proud of that.
Our car accident lawyers fight for our clients. Every case is personal to us. We get to know the client and understand why recovering compensation in their case is important to them. They trust our attorneys with their legal representation and financial future. We often accept cases other firms will not, and we pride ourselves on handling cases that are especially difficult or complex.
Our team provides free initial consultations. We can assess your case and discuss how our lawyer might approach it during this conversation. There is nothing to lose by calling us to talk about your options, and you are under no obligation to sign a contract or have us represent you.
How Our Car Accident Law Firm in Manhattan Can Help You
Car accidents occur in many ways. With Manhattan’s busy streets, they do not always involve only passenger cars, either. Passenger cars share the streets and navigate intersections with commercial vehicles, yellow cabs, bicyclists, and—in some areas—green taxis. When one of these other vehicles causes a crash, it may alter how your case works.
Our Manhattan traffic accident lawyers have extensive experience with all kinds of car accident cases, including:
- Rideshare accidents involving companies like Lyft and Uber
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Truck accidents
- Taxi and cab collisions
- Pedestrian and cyclist injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
In any of these circumstances, we can review your case and may be able to help. The benefits you may experience as a result of enlisting the help of our qualified Manhattan car accident lawyers are numerous. Our lawyers can handle claims from start to finish. We encourage potential clients to contact us as early as their injuries allow. We may be able to get started on building the case right away.
While the applicable statute of limitations might be several years after the accident date, we may be able to build a stronger case if we begin our work sooner. Some evidence may disappear over time, and we want to preserve it when possible.
When it comes to handling your insurance claims, our car crash lawyers can assist in the following key ways:
Filing a Claim
The process of seeking compensation may involve filing an insurance claim. This can be a complex task to complete without prior experience or legal background. Communicating with the insurance company, investigating what caused the collision, and handling other related tasks is especially difficult if you suffered serious injuries and continue to undergo treatment or rehabilitation. This may be time-consuming, frustrating, and stressful.
Coordinating with the team at a personal injury law firm like Shulman & Hill can be beneficial. We may conduct an in-depth investigation into your case as well as assist in collecting all necessary paperwork. We understand what we must show the insurer or jury to present a compelling case for appropriate compensation. This may not be something an injured Manhattan crash victim could manage on their own effectively.
Every case is unique, and the amount of compensation you may be eligible for varies greatly. If the compensation provided via no-fault insurance is not sufficient, there are instances when New York’s laws and policies allow Manhattan car accident victims to pursue compensation from at-fault parties.
In New York, those with serious injuries can pursue fault-based damages. Our team can help you file a lawsuit or third-party claim against the person or entity that caused your injuries.
Non-economic losses such as pain and suffering are not eligible under no-fault insurance but available to those who qualify to seek fault-based damages. Due to the fact that non-economic losses like pain and suffering are more subjective than your economic losses, you may benefit from having an experienced lawyer help you navigate the process. We can review the details of your case to determine if this is an option in your circumstance.
Working with an insurance company directly can be complicated. An adjuster may try to convince you to settle for an offer that does not represent the full value of your claim.
Attorneys are skilled negotiators and will fight to get you the compensation you may be entitled to. Our Manhattan car accident lawyers can handle all correspondence for you.
We are prepared to negotiate on your behalf to ultimately pursue fair compensation.
Most importantly, when recovering from a Manhattan car accident, you should not burden yourself with the tasks the claims process can entail. This can be time-consuming, frustrating, and stressful. Allowing us to handle these tasks for you gives you more freedom to focus on getting better. Your primary focus is to recover from your injuries.
Filing a Lawsuit
A Manhattan collision lawsuit allows some victims to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible and recover compensation beyond their no-fault claim. When you trust our team with your case, we can inform you of the lawsuit filing deadlines and explain the process of submitting a lawsuit.
When we file a lawsuit, we can work to prove:
- Our client suffered serious injuries
- The liable party caused the crash
- How much our client’s recoverable damages are worth
Our attorneys know how to build a compelling case to show what occurred and who is legally liable for these collisions. We may be able to help you pursue fault-based damages in your case if you suffered serious injuries. This could include additional economic losses, non-economic losses, future treatment costs, and future lost income.
What Is Necessary to Recover Fault-Based Car Accident Damages?
Our attorneys represent many car accident victims. Often car crash victims are initially unaware they might have the option to pursue additional damages in a fault-based case following a Manhattan crash. Our lawyers can assess accident cases and explain what we believe is possible based on our knowledge and experience with these cases.
Generally, crash victims file a PIP claim and recover up to $50,000 for their medical treatment and lost earnings. This does not include any future care costs, pain and suffering, or other additional damages.
Those with catastrophic injuries might eclipse the policy limits during their initial treatment immediately after the collision. However, whether they reach this limit or not, anyone with serious injuries can sue the at-fault driver for damages, including:
- Pain and suffering, past and future
- Future medical treatment and care costs
- Future lost income and reduced earning ability
In addition, those who meet their PIP policy limits may be eligible for additional economic expenses and losses not covered.
Our lawyers help clients document their injuries and recoverable damages. When the time comes, we may present a compelling case and ask the court to award fair compensation for the expenses and losses our client incurred.
Manhattan Car Accidents: What You Need to Know
New York is one of the busiest cities in the world. You only need to take a quick look at Manhattan’s crowded streets to see proof of this. It is very important that drivers exercise caution as they travel through congested streets. Although accidents can happen anywhere, high traffic density often contributes to a greater-than-average risk of being involved in a collision.
Do not underestimate the importance of exercising caution when driving in Manhattan or any other New York City borough. Statistics indicate traffic fatalities in our city are on the rise. One should be aware of their surroundings to ensure not only their own safety but also the safety of other road users.
Causes of Manhattan car accidents include–but are not limited to–the following:
- Drunk driving
- Sleep-deprived driving
- Distracted driving (now increasingly common due to high smartphone usage)
- Hazardous road and/or weather conditions
- Vehicle defects
- Aggressive driving
Most collisions occur because of one driver’s careless or reckless action or inaction behind the wheel. This is important to crash victims with serious injuries because they may have options for seeking fault-based compensation, including expenses not paid by their personal injury protection (PIP) policy, such as non-economic damages, future medical care, and future lost income.
Our Manhattan car accident attorneys represent collision victims through this process. We can assess your case and help you understand your next steps if there are any available.
Speak to a Car Accident Team Member in Manhattan for Free Today
At Shulman & Hill, we take every case seriously. When you work with our team, you can trust that your case is in good hands. Since we opened our doors in 2013, we have helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. Our lawyers are trained to help you through every step of your legal journey and are compassionate to your pain. After all, you should shift your focus to what is most important: your recovery.
Car accidents are serious events with the potential to cause life-altering injuries. After seeking necessary medical treatment, contact us at Shulman & Hill today to get started with a free case evaluation. We can answer any questions you may have and be your best source of legal advice. Call today: 866.311.5673.
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