Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyers
Fighting for Compensation for Victims Throughout New York City
The damage caused by a speeding vehicle can be tremendous. Compact cars weigh 3,000 to 4,500 pounds, while large pickup trucks tip the scales at 12,000 pounds. Even at low speeds, a collision can easily be devastating, resulting in broken bones, spinal injuries, internal bleeding, and even death.
Whether you were the driver, passenger, or an unfortunate pedestrian or cyclist, you need an experienced lawyer to help you recover maximum damages. Medical care often runs into the tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Brooklyn car accident attorneys at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices will fight for you, ensuring you are properly compensated for your pain and suffering.
Why Hire Our Firm?
- Free Consultations
- 25+ Years of Experience
- Thousands of Cases Handled
- Award-Winning Counsel
- Available 24/7
Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation.
We Have Served Clients in New York for Over 25 Years
Just as you wouldn’t trust your medical treatment to an inexperienced physician, you want your car accident lawyer to be knowledgeable, experienced, and aggressive. Our legal team has over 25 years of experience helping victims obtain the largest possible settlements and verdicts for their injuries. Your full recovery, both physical and financial, is our priority.
Every year, millions of auto accidents occur in the United States. Vehicle crashes alone account for approximately one-quarter of all accidental deaths. An aggressive lawyer won’t let you or your loved ones become just another statistic. With Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices, you don’t have to worry about deciphering police reports and legal jargon.
Our Brooklyn car accident attorneys will apply years of experience to your case, evaluating the facts and determining the best strategy for bringing you the justice you deserve. We strive to help injured clients through the recovery process, which often requires extensive medical treatment and costly rehabilitation.
We pursue maximum compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and diminished future earning potential
- Physical and emotional injuries
- Vehicle repair and replacement
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
An attorney is privileged to many resources that may be unavailable to most car accident victims. Our firm has the experience and resources to reconstruct accidents and perform a complete investigation of your case. On top of this, our Brooklyn car accident attorneys have a thorough understanding of complex New York insurance and accident laws. Want to learn more? Read our blog, “Do I Need an Attorney for My Car Accident Claim” to learn how we can help you!
Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
There are many causes of car accidents, and in order for victims to recover their damages from the at-fault party, they must show that another’s negligence or wrongful act more likely than not caused their accident and injuries. Examples of common factors that lead to preventable crashes include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and traffic violations, among others.
Our car accident attorneys in Brooklyn are focused on determining what happened and presenting those facts clearly and convincingly on your behalf. When we can establish fault and liability, our clients have the best chance of recovering the compensation they deserve.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
Every state determines how long an injury victim has to file a claim before they lose their right to compensation, this is referred to as the statute of limitations. New York has a three-year statute of limitations for car accidents. This means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim. Once that time period has passed, you no longer have the ability to file a claim and pursue compensation.
What is Personal Injury Protection Insurance?
When it comes to car accident laws, New York is a no-fault state, meaning after an accident an injury victim usually files a claim with their own insurance to recover compensation for their financial loses. In order to make this possible a specific type of insurance, called Personal Injury Protection (PIP), is required for all drivers.
There are instances where a claimant may file a personal injury claim against the negligent party including if they suffer
- Broken bones
- Permanent disfigurement or injury
- Suffer substantively full disability for 90 days
Filing a third party claim against another driver allows the claimant to pursue more non-economic damages and economic damages, whereas PIP coverage only compensates for economic damages.
Can I File a Car Accident Claim If I Was Partially at Fault?
New York follows a "pure comparative fault" rule when it comes to car accidents. This means that even if you are partly responsible for the accident that left you injured you are still eligible to pursue compensation. "Pure comparative" means that no matter how at fault you are you can still pursue damages from the other party, however, your percentage of fault will be reduced from your total compensation. For example, if you are found to be 15 percent at fault for an accident your total compensation awarded to you would be reduced by 15 percent.
We’ve Secured Millions of Dollars in Compensation
At Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices, our Brooklyn car accident lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims injured in all types of auto accidents, including those involving taxicabs, Uber / Lyft, and uninsured or underinsured drivers. Some of our most recent and notable case results include:
$2,600,000 settlement during trial for a driver with spinal injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident
$1,000,000 settlement for a driver injured in a head-on collision sustaining multiple injuries and requiring neck surgery
$875,000 settlement for shoulder injuries suffered by a passenger parked in a vehicle struck by a runaway van
$700,000 verdict for a passenger who suffered shoulder and knee injuries in a motor vehicle collision
$700,000 settlement before trial for an elderly driver whose neck and back were injured in a collision
Have Questions? Request a Free Consultation Today
Our Brooklyn car accident attorneys help residents throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York determine which parties are responsible for their accident and how to bring them to justice. The suffering caused by an car accident shouldn’t have to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, sometimes it can.
All the more reason you need the best possible legal representation to protect your rights and obtain maximum compensation. You only get one chance to get the settlement or verdict you deserve—make sure you have a successful team on your side.