New York City Car Accident Lawyers
Representing Clients in All Five Boroughs
Have you been seriously injured in a car accident in New York City? Whether you were a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or cyclist, you should get an experienced lawyer to help you recover maximum damages.
Medical care for life-changing injuries can easily run into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars alone, so you could be stuck with those bills if you try to manage your case alone.
Our NYC car accident attorneys at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices can fight for you as your case progresses. We are committed to doing all we can to ensure that you are properly compensated for your economic damages, as well as your pain and suffering.
Why should you hire our law firm for your car accident claim?
- FREE consultations
- 24/7 availability
- 25+ years of legal experience
- Thousands of cases handled
- Award-winning counsel
- Genuine, neighborly compassion
Call (718) 690-3132 to learn more about our legal services and your options after a car crash in New York City.
Table of Contents
- How Our Attorneys Can Help You
- Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable
- What is Personal Injury Protection Insurance?
- Case Results
- Can I File a Car Accident Claim If I Was Partially At Fault?
- How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim?
- Contact Our Firm
Count On Our Decades of Legal Experience
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 more than 25 years of experience helping car accident 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 because we can handle all parts of your case for you.
Our NYC 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.
How Our Attorneys Can Help You
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, network with outside experts, and perform a complete investigation of your case. Our New York City car accident attorneys have a thorough understanding of complex New York insurance and accident laws, too.
With our guidance, you can pursue the maximum compensation that pays for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and reduced earning potential
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Vehicle repair and replacement
- Permanent disability
Learn More: Do I Need an Attorney for My Car Accident Claim?
Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable
For car accident victims to recover damages from the at-fault party, they must show that the defendant’s negligence more likely than not caused their accident and injuries.
Common factors that cause car accidents include:
Our car accident attorneys in New York City are focused on determining what happened and why. We want to present all the facts of the crash 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.
What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance?
When it comes to car accident laws, New York is a no-fault state. After an accident, the victim usually files a claim with their own insurance to recover compensation for their financial losses through a specific type of mandatory insurance called Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. The law prohibits personal injury claims filed against other drivers unless the claimant was “seriously injured” in the crash.
Under the law, a “serious” injury involves:
- Broken bones
- Permanent disfigurement or injury
- Substantively full disability for at least 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. For example, the aforementioned damages about your pain and suffering cannot be achieved if you only use your PIP coverage after a crash.
Millions of Dollars in Compensation for Our Clients
Our New York City car accident lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims injured in all types of auto accidents. We can even manage claims involving more uncommon accidents, like 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 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.
Can You File a Car Accident Claim If You Were Partially At Fault?
New York follows a "pure comparative fault" rule when it comes to car accidents and injury claims. This means that even if you are partly responsible for the accident, 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, but your percentage of fault will be reduced from your total compensation.
For example, if you are found to be 15% at fault for an accident, then your total compensation awarded to you would be reduced by 15%. Of course, keep in mind that you can’t file a third-party claim at all unless you are seriously injured.
How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim?
New York has a three-year statute of limitations for car accident claims. This means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim. Once that time has passed, you no longer have the ability to file a claim and pursue compensation.
You do not have three years to notify your auto insurance provider about the accident, though. You could have as little as 10 or so days to tell them. Ideally, you will tell them shortly after you hire our firm, which should be done within 24 or 48 hours of a crash.
Have Questions? Request a Free Consultation Today
Our New York City car accident attorneys help accident victims determine which parties are responsible for their injuries and how to demand compensation. With our legal representation there to protect your rights, you can confidently file your claim. You only get one chance to get the settlement or verdict you deserve—make sure you have a successful team on your side!